The Cleveland Indians have traded veteran right-hander Justin Masterson to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Players and the head coach disagree on how much Urban Meyer has changed his approach since he took over the Ohio State program.
CHICAGO — Urban Meyer said he is the same coach he was when he took over the Ohio State football program 2 1/2 years ago. Yes, he is much more attentive to his health than he was in his final years at Florida. Beyond that, he hasn’t changed much, Meyer said yesterday during Big Ten media days. As Meyer gets set to lead the Buckeyes into his third season, the three players representing Ohio State — Braxton Miller, Michael Bennett and Jeff Heuerman — disagreed.
CHICAGO — If Ohio State has a dream season, it could be a nightmare scenario — financially — for many players’ families, coach Urban Meyer said, and he wants that addressed.
Scott Hartnell, left, spent the past seven years in Philadelphia before being traded to the Blue Jackets.
The Columbus news media got its first extended interview session with Scott Hartnell yesterday, and it scrutinized him the way a prospective customer might go over a used car. Scratches and dents are obvious. Sometimes problems that lurk beneath the hood aren’t easily detected. This qualified as a friendly interrogation, but questions about his impressions of his new NHL team, teammates and city showed that reporters still haven’t forgotten that the team’s front office didn’t ask the right questions in 2011 before acquiring a disgruntled Jeff Carter from those same Philadelphia Flyers.
Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon has a new, high-profile teammate to help him fight the NFL.
Former OSU defensive back Donte Whitner, autographing items after practice, wants the Browns’ defense “to be nasty.” “No one wants a nice defense,” he said.
BEREA, Ohio — As he dropped back to pass during practice yesterday, Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer looked like a sailor lost at sea, desperately seeking land. He turned right and saw cornerback Joe Haden blanketing receiver Anthony Armstrong. He turned left and saw that Miles Austin had only a slight step on rookie cornerback Justin Gilbert 30 yards down the sideline. With pressure coming, he had to throw the ball.
Billy Hamilton slides home to score the Reds’ first run, on a single by Todd Frazier in the first inning.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Mike Leake pitched into the eighth inning and singled home a run — a rare commodity for the Reds these days — leading Cincinnati to a 3-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks yesterday night.
An RBI double by the Mariners’ Chris Taylor falls out of the reach of Chris Dickerson in the fourth inning.
CLEVELAND (AP) — With the trade deadline looming, the Indians aren’t sure if they’re buyers or sellers. Winners or losers. In an uneven season, they’re not sure which way to go. Trevor Bauer didn’t get through the fifth inning and the Indians failed to get back to .500 yesterday night with a 5-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners.
Art Modell spent 43 years in the NFL as an owner.
Maryland authorities said yesterday they will charge a man with disorderly conduct in a cemetery for allegedly urinating on the grave of Art Modell, the former owner of the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens.
LATROBE, Pa. — Le’Veon Bell watched the tape over and over, equally pleased and puzzled by what he saw. There were times during his rookie season when the Pittsburgh Steelers running back would place his hand on an offensive lineman’s back and wait patiently for the hole to open.
Munchie Legaux of Cincinnati is returning from a serious knee injury.
NEWPORT, R.I. — Less than a year after a gruesome knee injury made Cincinnati quarterback Munchie Legaux face the possibility of never playing football again, he’s talking about starting the first game of the season for the Bearcats.
Water of Westwood: A worker attempts to clean up water covering the court at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion in the Westwood section of Los Angeles. A broken water main under nearby Sunset Boulevard caused flooding in several areas of the UCLA campus. Crews used squeegees and water vacuums to clear water and silt from Pauley Pavilion, which underwent a $136 million renovation in 2012.
The National Basketball Players Association elected Michele Roberts as executive director, making her the first woman to lead a North American pro sports union.
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Blue Jackets forward Scott Hartnell has had a busy couple days. First, he arrived in Columbus and held his first ever in-person interview with the local media.
Then he received a further grilling from the hosts of Bishop and Rothman (Bobby Carpenter was filling in for Anthony today) and a couple of 97.1 The Fan's callers!