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Men's basketball: Buckeyes coast then hit the gas

Jonathan Quilter | DISPATCH

Ohio State guard Shannon Scott flips a pass past North Carolina A&T forward Jamin Lackey. Scott finished with eight points, 12 assists and seven steals.

It’s purely coincidental that Ohio State scheduled consecutive games this week against North Carolina A&T and the one and only North Carolina. Or maybe it wasn’t, because A&T came aptly named. The Aggies were A Tuneup in a 97-55 loss last night to No. 12 Ohio State at Nationwide Arena, and one the Buckeyes needed before facing just their second ranked opponent of the season on Saturday.

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Tim Tebow Addresses Buckeyes Ahead Of Sugar Bowl

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Former Florida Gators coach and his Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback reunited Wednesday night when Tim Tebow addressed the Ohio State Buckeye football team.

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Ohio State football: Tom Herman's successor will fit plan, Urban Meyer says

Despite the pending loss of coordinator Tom Herman, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer expects his offense to endure and expand because, well, it always has.

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Blue Jackets notebook: Wisniewski gets grief for miss

Alex Brandon | Associated Press

Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky defends the net in front of a pack during the Jackets’ victory over the Capitals on Dec. 11. Capitals forward Tom Wilson said Washington will try to put more pressure on Bobrovsky tonight.

Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski knew he’d better be ready to laugh at his own expense yesterday.

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Blue Jackets: Connauton enjoying ice time

Since being claimed off waivers by the Blue Jackets last month, Kevin Connauton’s world has changed in ways that are subtle but not small. He described a “lifting” of the stress and anxiety that he used to carry playing for the Dallas Stars.

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College football notebook: Judge rejects NCAA’s concussion settlement

A federal judge in Chicago rejected a proposed $75 million class-action head-injury settlement with the NCAA yesterday, portraying the deal as too unwieldy and potentially underfunded and urging both sides to go back to the drawing board.

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Hawks 127, Cavaliers 98: Defense vanishes in rout

Mark Duncan | Associated Press

Kent Bazemore of the Hawks drives past the Cavaliers’ Dion Waiters. Bazemore scored nine points.

CLEVELAND — Shelvin Mack scored a career-high 24 points and the Atlanta Hawks routed the Cavaliers 127-98 last night for their 11th victory in 12 games.

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Sports roundup: MLB to monitor Obama’s decision on ties with Cuba

Major League Baseball isn’t sure of the impact of President Barack Obama’s decision to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba.

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Soccer: Berhalter expects Crew to keep improving

Kyle Robertson | DISPATCH

Gregg Berhalter was a finalist for MLS coach of the year in his first season with the Crew.

By almost any objective standard, 2014 was a success for the Crew under first-year coach and sporting director Gregg Berhalter.

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Michael Arace commentary: Manziel must work hard as Browns build around him

The debut of Johnny Manziel as a starting quarterback had Clevelanders in a tizzy before the Browns-Bengals Battle of Ohio on Sunday. LeBron James got caught up in it with everyone else. He tweeted: “Best of luck to my lil brother.”

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Sports roundup: County replacing broken seat at Reds ballpark

John Bazemore | Associated Press

Christmas comes earlyChildren from Action Ministries get help picking out Christmas gifts from Atlanta Falcons offensive tackle Jake Matthews during the team’s annual Shop With A Pro outing. The Falcons teamed with Action Ministries and United Healthcare of Georgia to give disadvantaged children $150 to spend on gifts at Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Hamilton County adopted a do-it-yourself approach to fix stadium seats at the Great American Ball Park that are unexpectedly falling apart.

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MLB: Indians sign Gavin Floyd despite recent elbow injuries

Right-hander Gavin Floyd agreed to a one-year, $4 million contract with the Cleveland Indians yesterday, giving him a chance to make a comeback from his latest elbow surgery.

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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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