Ohio State football: Highly rated prospects will step foot in ’Shoe

Torrance Gibson got the attention of Ohio State football followers with two tweets this week. He said he’s coming to the Buckeyes’ third annual Friday Night Lights tonight.

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QB Joe Burrow | 6 feet 3, 201 pounds; Athens

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Royals 2, Indians 1 (14): Late-night letdown

John Sleezer | Kansas City Star

The Indians’ Corey Kluber had a perfect game until Omar Infante’s one-out single in the seventh inning.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Corey Kluber flirted with flawlessness before he was forced to the footnotes. For that, he has Ryan Raburn and an inept offensive backing to blame.

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Clippers: Top prospect Lindor will make home debut tonight

Curiosity followed shortstop Francisco Lindor to the Clippers this week as surely as a cat will a feather on a string.

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Blue Jackets: ‘Moneyball’ thinking on rise among NHL teams

The dawn of “advanced statistics” in hockey is thought to have occurred more than a decade ago, when progressive NHL front-office types and avid fans took baseball’s "Moneyball" approach and applied it to pucks. Jim Corsi’s approach has gained the most traction.

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Bengals: Contract not an issue, Dalton says

Associated Press

Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, right, and receiver A.J. Green share a laugh at training camp.

CINCINNATI — Training camp got underway for the Cincinnati Bengals yesterday with quarterback Andy Dalton’s future with the team still in limbo as he plays out the final season of his rookie contract. But Dalton said he’s focused solely on trying to lead the team to its first playoff win in his four seasons and first for the franchise since the 1990 season.

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Around the NFL: League suspends Ravens’ Rice for two games

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has been suspended for the first two games of the regular season by the NFL after his offseason arrest on an assault charge stemming from an incident with his fiancee.

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Bob Hunter commentary | Rumblings: Renovations nearly done at Ohio State football facility

While about half of the members of the Ohio State football team were going through a strenuous workout in the weight room yesterday, workers a couple of doors away were trying rapidly to complete the $2.5 million renovation of the training area and locker room.

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Sports roundup: Cavs sign top draft pick Wiggins; the wait begins

Andrew Wiggins has an NBA home, though it still could be a temporary one.

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Soccer | Crew 2, Crystal Palace 2: Reserves stretch their legs; no injuries vs. Berhalter’s former team

Adam Cairns | DISPATCH

Crew forward Adam Bedell, left, fights for the ball with Crystal Palace defender Damien Delaney during the first half.

The outcome wasn’t the key goal last night for Crew coach Gregg Berhalter. With English Premier League team Crystal Palace at Crew Stadium for an exhibition, both teams treated the unseasonably cool evening as a glorified practice.

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MAC football: Bobcats picked to finish third in division

DETROIT -- Josh Kristoff was wearing a tie, dress shirt and slacks and sitting high above Ford Field, but the Ohio University linebacker spoke as if he wanted the games to begin immediately so he could forget the past.

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Sports roundup: Wallace wins Trucks race at Eldora Speedway

Darrell Wallace Jr. won the Mudsummer Classic on the dirt at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, for his second Camping World Truck Series victory of the year.

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Cheers to Our English Friends!

What’s a Brit to do when visiting Columbus, Ohio? That’s the dilemma facing fans of Crystal Palace F.C., the English Premier League team playing against the Crew tonight.

And assuming their fans crossed the pond to join them on their “American adventure,” the Eagles put together this handy visitor’s guide to the city. You’ll be especially amused to learn who Londoners believe to be the most prolific people from the area. Oh, yeah.


If you’re attending tonight’s contest, please, enjoy yourself, but watch out for a team bus driving on the wrong side of the road.

Posted on Jul 23, 2014 0 Comments

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