College football: Braxton Miller will miss season, Ohio State confirms

Kyle Robertson | Dispatch

Braxton Miller was the Big Ten MVP the past two seasons.

Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 Ohio State football season, the school confirmed late this afternoon, about 23 hours after the senior quarterback suffered another injury to the shoulder of his right throwing arm. The injury will require a second surgery in the past six months on the shoulder.

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Ohio State football: Barrett 'will lead the Buckeye Nation,' his former coach says

Eamon Queeney | Dispatch

J.T. Barrett's high-school coach says, "He’ll do great. I have no doubt about it."

J.T. Barrett’s high school-coach told The Dispatch today that his former player is up to the task of taking over for Braxton Miller as Ohio State’s quarterback.

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Ohio State football: What to expect of J.T. Barrett?

Eamon Queeney | Dispatch

J.T. Barrett's high-school coach says, "He’ll do great. I have no doubt about it."

With Braxton Miller’s status for the 2014 season in jeopardy because of an injury suffered in practice this afternoon, J.T. Barrett could become Ohio State’s starting quarterback.

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Rob Oller commentary: Braxton Miller’s arm, not his legs, could be his undoing

With Braxton Miller, it always was going to be the legs that got him — and Ohio State — into trouble. The worry was that the quarterback would break free on one of his zigzag scrambles, take a hit and be lost for the season. As it turns out, Miller’s Achilles’ heel is not located on his lower limbs but about 5 feet off the ground.

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Braxton Miller’s injury history at Ohio State

2011: Sprained ankle vs. Nebraska and missed rest of game, though he did play the rest of season.

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Redskins 24, Browns 23: Hoyer, Manziel fail to make their case

RICHARD LIPSKI | ASSOCIATED PRESS

Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo reacts after a sack of Browns rookie Johnny Manziel.

LANDOVER, Md. — Johnny Manziel raised some eyebrows last week when he said he wasn’t ready for the season opener against Pittsburgh just yet.

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Ohio State football: Aggressive scheme built around young safeties

Tyvis Powell

Tyvis Powell’s first start at safety for Ohio State last year was largely an exercise in frustration. He had spent the regular season as a redshirt freshman nickel cornerback. The Buckeyes’ struggles in pass defense caused coaches to give Powell the start at the back of the secondary in the Orange Bowl.

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Cardinals 6, Reds 5 (10): Bruce’s four RBI wasted in loss

Scott Kane | Associated Press

Zack Cozart follows through after hitting an RBI double in the fifth inning for the Reds. The double scored Brayan Pena for the Reds’ first run.

ST. LOUIS — Jhonny Peralta’s 10th-inning single, his third hit of the game, drove in the winning run to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 6-5 victory over the slumping Cincinnati Reds last night.

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Baseball: Clippers score 8 runs in first, extend lead in IL West

Jonathan Quilter | DISPATCH

Giovanny Urshela is in the middle of the Clippers’ dugout celebration after blasting a three-run homer.

An 8-0 first-inning lead in Huntington Park sometimes feels as safe as getting a cheetah to count to 10 before the chase begins.

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Ohio State men's basketball: Nonconference games this season

The nonconference portion of Ohio State’s men’s basketball schedule was released yesterday. The Big Ten schedule will be out this week, a conference official said, as will times and television designations for all games.

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Bengals notebook: ‘Drago’ a hit at defensive end

TOM UHLMAN | ASSOCIATED PRESS

Defensive end Margus Hunt has made some big plays that caught the attention of teammates and coaches.

CINCINNATI — When defensive end Margus Hunt lined up during training camp last season as a rookie, his new Cincinnati Bengals teammates couldn’t help but think of a movie character.

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Tennis | U.S. Open: Defending champion Nadal withdraws because of wrist injury

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal pulled out of the U.S. Open yesterday because of an injured right wrist, making him only the fourth reigning men’s champion in the past 45 years to sit out the tournament.

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"Just Devastating News for Ohio State"

ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit weighs in, talking about what he sees in the Buckeye football team, how impressed he is with Urban Meyer's transformation of the roster, how the quarteback battle plays out with Braxton Miller hurt and who the favorite is now to win the Big Ten.

Posted on Aug 19, 2014 0 Comments

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