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Ohio State football: Larry Johnson geared up for return to Penn State

Kyle Robertson | Dispatch

Larry Johnson, who was an assistant at Penn State for 18 years, is in his first year as Ohio State’s defensive line coach.

Larry Johnson will return to Penn State this week, where he coached for 18 years, and yet he will visit a place he has never been — the visitors’ locker room at Beaver Stadium.

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Ohio State notebook: J.T. Barrett moves team with his feet, too

Kyle Robertson | Dispatch

Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett picks up a chunk of yardage against Rutgers.

J.T. Barrett is not Braxton Miller’s equal as a runner. Few are. But Barrett is showing that quarterbacks don’t need dynamic speed or extraordinary elusiveness to be effective runners.

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Looking Forward to Invading Happy Valley

There's a lot to like in this interviews with Ohio State football players Joshua Perry, Evan Spencer and Jalin Marshall.

Perry discusses the Buckeye defense starting to acquire a swagger. Also, how much does he watch an opposing quarterback's body language to see if he's knocked the swagger out of him?

Spencer talks about how his now famous grab made for a perfect birthday present for someone.

And don't miss Marshall admitting the Buckeye wide receiving corp does feature a diva or two. His description of his teammates personalites takes you inside the locker room.

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Ohio State football: Linebacker Baker jilts Gators for Buckeyes

Ohio State added another flip to its 2015 recruiting class last night when linebacker Jerome Baker -- considered the No. 1 overall prospect in Ohio by -- followed through on rumors and turned his back on Florida to commit to the Buckeyes.

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Penn State football: Sanctions ending, but it's a long road back

Ryan Keiser doesn’t seem to remember where he was or what he was doing when he got the news last month, only that he was with a teammate when their phones received the text message from Penn State coach James Franklin: The Nittany Lions would be eligible to play in a bowl game this season.

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World Series: Bumgarner is aces for Giants in Game 1


The Giants' Hunter Pence is greeted by teammate Pablo Sandoval after Pence hit a two-run homer in the first inning.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals’ perfect postseason roll.

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Blue Jackets: Back injury threatens Horton’s career

Fred Squillante | Dispatch

Nathan Horton has been diagnosed with “degeneration” of the entire lumbar region of his spine, or the lower back, sources say.

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The Blue Jackets aren’t ready to move on without injured right wing Nathan Horton just yet. But optimism is fading that Horton will be able to play this season, and there’s growing concern that the 29-year-old’s career might be finished.

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Blue Jackets notebook: Versatility makes Skille, Letestu valuable

SAN JOSE, Calif. — After starting the season on the fourth line, Blue Jackets right wing Jack Skille moved up to the third line after one game and was playing on the second line by Saturday’s game at Ottawa.

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Soccer | Crew: Schoenfeld’s big week has goals, a ‘yes’ from her


Crew forward Aaron Schoenfeld beats Dax McCarty of the Red Bulls to the ball in Sunday’s game.

Aaron Schoenfeld is hoping for an extended encore to one of the greatest weeks of his life. The Crew forward scored two goals in a game for the first time in his Major League Soccer career on Sunday in a 3-1 win against the New York Red Bulls. Exactly one week before, Schoenfeld proposed to his girlfriend of six years, Rachel Saunders, on the bridge at Creekside Gahanna.

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Around the NFL: Former Buckeye Mike Adams steps up for Steelers

Mike Adams hadn’t stepped on the field in a regular-season game since last December at Green Bay. His disappointing second-year season, when he lost his starting job at offensive left tackle after four games, had been followed up by a disappointing training camp when he did little to demonstrate why the Pittsburgh Steelers invested a second-round draft pick in him in 2012.

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Blue Jackets notebook: First goal eludes Wennberg

Eamon Queeney | Dispatch

Blue Jackets rookie Alexander Wennberg has taken 10 shots but still is seeking his first goal.

Rookie forward Alexander Wennberg is third on the Blue Jackets with 10 shots on goal. He’s first among those feeling snakebit.

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