Joey Votto connects for one of the Reds’ four home runs at Great American Ball Park against the Pirates.
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Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar can’t reach the ball as the Indians’ Mark Reynolds steals second in the third inning.
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Andrew Shaw of the Blackhawks collides with Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask during the first period.
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Chun-Hsui Chen watches as Red Sox shortstop Jonathan Diaz throws to first.
A baseball game played after an overnight bus trip sometimes seems like it features more potholes than the 430-mile ride between, say, Charlotte, N.C., and Columbus. The Clippers encountered their share of mega-bumps in a 4-0 loss to the Pawtucket Red Sox in the opening game of a homestand last night in Huntington Park.
Mississippi State 5, Indiana 4: Trey Porter drove in the go-ahead runs in the eighth inning, and Mississippi State took control of its bracket in the College World Series last night in Omaha, Neb.
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Coach Urban Meyer is tweaking Ohio State’s spread offense to use a diamond formation, where quarterback Braxton Miller has running backs to each side and behind him.
Urban Meyer and the spread offense have been dance partners in college football for a long time, and with great success. He has waltzed to two national championships using the spread, has flirted with other title runs, and last season — his first at Ohio State — he led the Buckeyes to a 12-0 record, the sixth undefeated and untied season in school history. But in his 11 seasons as a head coach, Meyer has learned that his team’s dance moves are never in vogue for long.
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