Ohio State football | New defensive staff has a directive: Fix the problem

Jay LaPrete | Associated Press

“At the end of the day, Coach Meyer doesn’t really care if you’re a 4-3 (scheme), a 3-4, or anything like that.” -- Chris Ash

In an effort to overhaul the flagging Ohio State defense, Urban Meyer performed the football equivalent of a shotgun wedding with his coaching staff, and then opted to ride chaperone to make sure bliss and blitzes ensued.

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Nationals 4, Reds 2: Latos cracks in fifth

AL BEHRMAN | ASSOCIATED PRESS

Reds starter Mat Latos wipes his forehead after giving up a two-run single to the Nationals’ Adam LaRoche a three-run fifth inning.

CINCINNATI — Mat Latos had to be perfect for the Cincinnati Reds to have a chance at a victory yesterday.

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Bob Hunter commentary: Reds’ offense sputtering without stars

CINCINNATI — The yawning hole Joey Votto left at first base when he went to the disabled list for the second time on July 8 has had the Cincinnati Reds running in-season tryouts. “Now everyone sees (catcher) Brayan Pena as a first baseman,” manager Bryan Price said yesterday morning. He grinned. Reporters laughed.

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Indians 10, Royals 3: Santana’s hot bat helps to halt slide

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Maybe it has arrived too late to save the Cleveland Indians’ season. Or maybe it’s right on time. That means little at the moment.

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Baseball: Hall of Fame induction triggers many emotions

Mike Groll | ASSOCIATED PRESS

New Hall of Famers, from left, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas and Greg Maddux, hold their plaques after the induction ceremony. Joining the three star players in the 2014 class were former managers Joe Torre, Bobby Cox and Tony La Russa.

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Frank Thomas choked back tears. Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech. Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy. Being enshrined in the Hall of Fame can have those effects, even on the greats.

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Around the NFL: Heavier Mingo is ready to make bigger impact with Browns

Mark Duncan | Associated Press

Browns outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo takes on a blocking dummy during practice.

Cleveland Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo is banking on bigger being better after a rookie year that started fast, and then sort of fizzled.

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Baseball: Clippers pull away in seventh to end skid

For a moment in the sixth inning last night, pouring rain pounded the tarp-covered infield of Huntington Park to the accompaniment of lightning, thunder and a side of sunshine. The display by Mother Nature seemed to fit the game, an 11-5 Clippers victory over the Norfolk Tides, that was chock full of baseball wonders.

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Around auto racing: Gordon’s perfect restart sends him to Victory Lane

Robert Baker | Associated Press

Jeff Gordon kisses the bricks after his record fifth NASCAR victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

With a fifth Brickyard 400 victory on the line yesterday, Jeff Gordon looked like the driver he was 20 years ago.

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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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Maurice Clarett Joins Bishop and Rothman

Segment One: 0:00-8:46

  • Maurice discusses his upcoming charity football game, and how he has worked his way back into being considered a member of the Buckeye football family.

Segment Two: 8:46-20:22

  • A little talk about the state of modern football, for instance, does Maurice think college players should be paid?

Segment Three: 20:22-26:37

  • Now we look at the current Buckeye football team. Who does Clarett enjoy watching? Plus, the amusing reason he thinks he and Braxton Miller could never play in the same backfield.
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