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ESPN has named 25 college football games from this past season as the best of 2013, and ESPNU will be televising replays of most of these contests in the coming days.
For Ohio State fans, this is both good and bad. The Buckeyes loss to Clemson in the Orange Bowl ranks 19th on the ESPN list, and the Big Ten Championship Game, in which OSU fell 34-24 to Michigan State is 9th.*
However, the Scarlet and Gray’s victory over Michigan is somewhere in the top 5, where exactly that game lands will depend on a fan vote. To cast your vote, click here.
*ESPN won’t be airing the Big Ten title game.
The Twins’ Kurt Suzuki is tagged out by Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis after trying to stretch a single into a double in the fourth inning.
MINNEAPOLIS — Just after the Indians had climbed back into a tie, they were knocked out of it.
Kristopher Negron of the Reds passes Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez while circling the bases after his pinch-hit home run in the eighth inning. It was Negron’s second home run of the season.
MILWAUKEE — Reds manager Bryan Price watched the last three innings of last night’s game from the visiting manager’s office at Miller Park.
Sarah Wick stocked protein bars in the “refueling station” that the OSU football team had available in 2012. Such stations will be set up at other sports facilities.
Ohio State dietitian Sarah Wick saw athletes arrive hungry for early-morning workouts.
David Blatt is considered one of international basketball’s best coaches, but he has no NBA experience.
LAS VEGAS — J.R. Holden was furious with himself as he headed to the bench for a timeout. It was late in the finals of EuroBasket 2007 — the tournament to determine the championship of Europe — and Holden, a naturalized Russian, was wondering whether his citizenship might be revoked. He had missed his previous three shots, the last of which was an air ball, and Russia trailed by five points with a little over a minute left against Spain, the reigning world champion and tournament host.
Clippers starter Gabriel Arias pitched 72/3 strong innings against Louisville.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Three batters into the game last night at Slugger Field, the Clippers had a 1-0 lead over the Louisville Bats, with the possibility of better offensive moments on the immediate horizon. At the end of nine innings, the Columbus players celebrated a 1-0 victory that was built with sturdy bricks of pitching and defense.
Boston’s David Ortiz hits his second home run of the game in Toronto. The 453rd homer of his career moved him into 36th place on baseball’s all-time list.
Red Sox 14, Blue Jays 1: David Ortiz hit the 452nd and 453rd home runs of his career, moving past Boston great Carl Yastrzemski into 36th place on the all-time list, and the Red Sox won their fifth straight game last night, routing host Toronto.
DALLAS — Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning yesterday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now. “You’re going to hate it going forward,” Bowlsby said. “There’s a lot of change coming.” During his opening address at Big 12 football media days, Bowlsby talked about growing financial constraints that athletic programs will face and the “strange environment” that exists with class-action lawsuits against the NCAA and its member schools.
Aldon Smith was sentenced to 11 days with a work crew.
A judge sentenced San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith to three years of probation and to spend 11 days with a work crew after he pleaded no contest to drunken driving and assault-weapons charges.
The Crew likely will be without forward Jairo Arrieta for at least the next two weeks, coach Gregg Berhalter said yesterday.