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Men's basketball: Kentucky ranked No. 1, Ohio State No. 20 in AP preseason poll

James Crisp | Associated Press

Kentucky received 52 first-place votes from the 65-member panel to become the fourth team to earn consecutive preseason No. 1s.

Kentucky was the runaway No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 released today, becoming the fourth program to earn the honor in consecutive seasons.

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Michigan AD Dave Brandon to resign

Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon is resigning and will not return next school year, a source told ESPN's Brett McMurphy.

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Knicks 95, Cavaliers 90: LeBron struggles in opener

Phil Masturzo | Akron Beacon Journal

LeBron James takes the ball away from the Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, who led all scorers with 25 points.

LeBron James struggled from the start in his first game with Cleveland in four years, and the New York Knicks ruined the megastar’s emotional homecoming with a 95-90 victory over the Cavaliers on Thursday night.

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Festive night fizzles for Cavs


LeBron James: 17 points, but eight turnovers.

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Ohio State football: Defense realizes it has shot to be great

Adam Cairns | Dispatch

The Ohio State defense shuts down a play against Maryland.

It’s Halloween, and if any of Ohio State’s defensive players are spotted on your block dressed as Silver Bullets, keep in mind they are just in costume. That is, for now.

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Ohio State Players Scout Illinois

Doran Grant, Adolphus Washington, Taylor Decker, and JT Barrett look ahead to Saturday's game against Illinois.

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Ohio State vs. Illinois: Illini's defense struggling against the run

Nati Harnik | Associated Press

Ameer Abdullah gained 196 of his 208 rushing yards in the first half for Nebraska in a victory over Illinois, which allowed 458 rushing yards in the game.

Woody Hayes used to say that his Ohio State Buckeyes were “grinding some meat” when they pounded opponents into submission with a prehistoric three-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust running game. Illinois can relate these days, but too often it’s the Illini defense that has served as hamburger for opponents in Tim Beckman’s three seasons as coach.

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Around college football: Florida State overcomes 21-point deficit to beat Louisville


Louisville receiver DeVante Parker outruns Florida State defensive back Tyler Hunter on a long reception in the first half.

No. 2 Florida State 42, No. 25 Louisville 31: Jameis Winston threw three touchdown passes to offset a three-interception start and Dalvin Cook had two long scoring runs to help Florida State rally for a victory over host Louisville last night.

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Bob Hunter commentary | Rumblings: John Moore's game turns ugly since days with Jackets

Blue Jackets fans might remember defenseman John Moore as a nice young man, a choirboy type whom the Jackets selected in the first round in the 2009 draft. But since the time he was traded to the New York Rangers in April 2013, he seems to have found a mean streak.

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Rookie Hill likely to carry load vs. Jaguars

CINCINNATI — Cincinnati Bengals rookie running back Jeremy Hill said he expects starter Giovani Bernard to play on Sunday against Jacksonville, but it is looking as though that will not be the case.

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Blue Jackets: Chaput living the dream his father deferred

Adam Cairns | Dispatch

Michael Chaput spent most of the offseason training in Columbus, turned heads at training camp and easily made the Blue Jackets after centers Boone Jenner and Brandon Dubinsky were injured.

In 2010, center Michael Chaput was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers, the same team that drafted his father, Alain, in 1977. But unlike his father, Chaput won’t ever have to wake up some morning wondering what might have been.

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Blue Jackets notebook: Help on the way from minor-league Springfield

The injury-ravaged Blue Jackets recalled forwards Sean Collins and Brian Gibbons from minor-league Springfield yesterday, opting to reinforce their lineup with experience instead of youth.

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Men's basketball: Michigan’s Beilein must replace early departures

John Beilein is in his eighth season at Michigan.

Now in his eighth season as Michigan’s coach, John Beilein is becoming accustomed to early departures. This year, he will have to replace Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III, and Mitch McGary, all of whom left for the NBA after their sophomore seasons. What’s left is a roster with only one senior — but plenty of potential leaders.

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Crew enters playoffs short on experience

Kyle Robertson | DISPATCH

Midfielder Tony Tchani is one of only five Crew players with previous MLS playoff experience.

A sign in the hallway outside the locker rooms at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo., informs visitors how high they are above sea level.

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