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Capitals 5, Blue Jackets 4, OT: Jackets go down swinging

Kyle Robertson | Dispatch

Dalton Prout of the Blue Jackets connects with a right hook on Tom Wilson of the Capitals.

The Blue Jackets lost 5-4 in overtime at Nationwide Arena when Washington Capitals forward Eric Fehr came blurring through the attacking zone and ripped a shot past Bobrovsky 42 seconds into the extra period last night at Nationwide Arena.

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Change is good for Michael Bennett

Eamon Queeney | DISPATCH

Michael Bennett was having a perfectly nice, solid senior season for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Then something happened. Really, it was more than one thing. But in the Buckeyes’ stretch drive toward a spot in the College Football Playoff, Bennett became much more than a nice, solid player. He became a beast.

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Across the ball | Some Tide titles shouldn't be on books

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The Coaches Trophy, before the BCS National Championship game between LSU and Alabama

When Ohio State meets Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day, a playoff showdown scripted in network executive heaven will match two of college football’s all-time titans. These superpowers of Woody Hayes and Bear Bryant claim a combined 22 national titles, and only the Crimson Tide trumpet more trophies than Ohio State since World War II.

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Football: Jim Harbaugh isn’t talking about Michigan rumors

Alum Jim Harbaugh is mum about the Michigan job.

San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is declining to respond to reports that he is weighing an offer from Michigan to become the coach at his alma mater. Harbaugh has one season remaining on the five-year, $25 million contract he signed in January 2011. Several media outlets have reported that Harbaugh has a six-year offer on the table from the Wolverines to return to Ann Arbor.

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College football: Top Bowl Games of the week

One of the greatest rivalries in sports hasn’t been much of one lately: Navy enters today’s game looking to extend its record streak in the series by defeating Army for a 13th straight time.

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Around college football: Oregon’s top corner Ifo Ekpre-Olomu hurt, out of Rose Bowl

Oregon coach Mark Helfrich confirmed yesterday that the third-ranked Ducks will be without cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu when they face Jameis Winston and Florida State in their playoff game in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1.

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College football | Division III: Mount Union ready for familiar nemesis

The Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl on Friday night could be dubbed: The Rivalry, Volume 9. The game in Salem, Virginia, determines the NCAA Division III football champion, and in nine of the last 10 seasons, it has been the same two teams — Mount Union and Wisconsin-Whitewater — squaring off.

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Michael Arace commentary: Sergei Bobrovsky deserves all those hugs

Unlike, say, the Chili Chant, the T-shirt cannon, the dancing Fat Guy or any other marketing production at Nationwide Arena, The Hug was grown organically. Such is its beauty. After a Blue Jackets victory, forward Nick Foligno puts the big squeeze on goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky. Neither can pinpoint exactly when or how or why the tradition began, but it has been a feature since, oh, March 2013.

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NFL: Bengals running in right direction

Tony Dejak | Associated Press

Bengals running back Jeremy Hill breaks a tackle attempt by Browns safety Jim Leonhard on his way to a 16-yard touchdown run last Sunday. Hill ran for 148 yards in the game.

CINCINNATI — Fourteen games into the season, the Cincinnati Bengals running game is finally starting to look the way Hue Jackson had imagined when he was hired as offensive coordinator on Jan. 9.

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Around the NBA: Dallas gets Rajon Rondo from Boston for players, picks

The Boston Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas last night, cutting ties with the last remnant the franchise’s last NBA championship while giving the Mavericks a chance at another title.

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NBA: Seeking chemistry, Cavs may tweak lineup

Kathy Willens | Associated Press

The Cavs’ Shawn Marion has been an asset defensively against the likes of Brooklyn’s Deron Williams.

One day after the Cleveland Cavaliers suffered their worst home loss in more than two years, LeBron James was preaching the importance of trust and communication while coach David Blatt acknowledged that he again is considering lineup changes.

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Around college basketball: Duke’s freshmen outclass defending national champ

Julio Cortez | Associated Press

Duke forward Justise Winslow grabs the ball during a scrum with Connecticut’s Ryan Boatright. Winslow passed the ball to teammate Tyus Jones, right, who led Duke with 21 points.

No. 2 Duke 66, Connecticut 56: Freshman point guard Tyus Jones scored 21 points, Justise Winslow hit two key baskets late in the game and Duke responded to a tongue lashing by coach Mike Krzyzewski to beat defending national champion Connecticut last night in East Rutherford, N.J.

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Bengals: Old video helped to corral Manziel

CINCINNATI — Paul Guenther was nervous all week, something that’s unusual for Cincinnati’s first-year defensive coordinator. The reason: Johnny Manziel had played so little in the NFL that there wasn’t much to give him a read on how to rattle the rookie quarterback.

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Still Crafty

Former Buckeye Aaron Craft has played ten games in the NBA's Development League with the Santa Cruz Warriors. Right now he is averaging about 37 minutes and 8 points a contest.

Also...

  • He's third in the league in steals/game (2.6).
  • He's fifth in assists/game (8.0).
  •  He's the top player in assist-to-turnover ratio...by a lot. He's at 5.00. Second-place Gary Talton of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers has 3.23 assists for every turnover.

The Warriors are 6-4 on the season.

Posted on Dec 15, 2014 0 Comments

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