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Ohio State football: Cincinnati will offer formidable challenge

A matchup against Cincinnati would never be just another game to Urban Meyer. The Ohio State coach played for UC as a walk-on defensive back in the 1980s. The school is where Meyer met his wife, Shelley. His father and grandfather went there, and his older sister Gigi is Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs at Cincinnati.

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College notebook: Men's basketball transfer won’t play for Ohio State this season

Center Trevor Thompson, who transferred to Ohio State from Virginia Tech in May, will not play this season, he said on his Twitter account.

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Ohio State football notebook: Coaches join in fight against MD

Urban Meyer has never been big on “sticking patches on our shoulders” and playing for just any old cause. But he will be wearing one on Saturday night in support of the fight against Duchenne muscular dystrophy when Ohio State plays host to Cincinnati.

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Michael Arace commentary | Blue Jackets: Johansen needs deal done for all involved

The collective bargaining agreement between league owners and the NHL Players’ Association favors veterans over younger players, for many reasons. One is that veterans make up the vast majority of the union and they tend to protect their jobs. Screw the kids.

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MLB: Split further dims Indians’ hopes

Tony Dejak | Associated Press

Omar Infante is congratulated after scoring on a single by the Royals’ Alcides Escobar in the fifth inning.

CLEVELAND— If it was still August, yesterday’s results would have been acceptable for the Cleveland Indians. The same goes for the first week of September.

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Around baseball: Mariners’ wild-card hopes take hit with loss

Blue Jays 14, Mariners 4: Jose Bautista homered and reached base four times, J.A. Happ won for the first time in four starts and Toronto dealt a blow to visiting Seattle’s wild-card hopes last night.

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NBA: Fan who ran on court to see James is welcomed back

James Blair confronted LeBron James at a game in 2013.

LeBron James came back. One of his biggest fans has returned, too. James Blair, banned by the Cleveland Cavaliers after he ran onto the floor in Quickens Loans Arena during a 2013 game against Miami, is again permitted inside the building.

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University of Cincinnati football: Excitement is building

AL BEHRMAN | ASSOCIATED PRESS

Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville leads the team onto the field against Toledo. The Bearcats are playing at Paul Brown Stadium while Nippert Stadium undergoes a renovation.

CINCINNATI — A palpable energy exists on Cincinnati’s campus, where busy construction workers mingle with students, and a crane towers above the university’s football stadium. Nippert Stadium, home of the Bearcats since 1924, is undergoing an $86 million renovation and expansion, and the work serves as a metaphor for the transition going on at UC as a whole and its athletic department in particular.

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Around college football: Winston gets job back

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher announced quarterback Jameis Winston was once again the starter shortly after the top-ranked Seminoles beat Clemson 23-17 in overtime.

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