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Two Greats of "The Game"

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer previews Saturday's kick off against Michigan, while former Buckeye quarterback Troy Smith talks about having his number 10 jersey enshrined at the Shoe that day.

Posted on Nov 24, 2014 0 Comments

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Ohio State football: All that's on Buckeyes' minds is Michigan

No matter what, the game against the team whose name shan’t even be spoken by Ohio State remains sacrosanct. No matter that Ohio State is a 20-point favorite. No matter that Michigan is 5-6 and that if Brady Hoke were any more of a lame-duck coach he would quack instead of speak. No matter that Ohio State is already guaranteed a spot in the Big Ten championship game next week.

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Ohio State vs. Michigan: Wolverines' Hoke stays calm despite being on hot seat

Kirthmon F. Dozier | Detroit Free Press

Michigan has foundered since Brady Hoke’s first season, when it went 11-2 and won the Sugar Bowl.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — With a heavy sense of finality hanging in the air, Brady Hoke fielded a barrage of questions from reporters yesterday about his tenuous status as Michigan’s football coach. Hoke, as usual, didn’t lose his patience in the 20-minute news conference. He didn’t snap at his inquisitors. He didn’t raise his voice.

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Ohio State notebook: Buckeyes players under strict orders not to fight

Coach Urban Meyer told his Ohio State players that there will be dire consequences for anyone caught throwing a punch after the way a second-quarter melee marred the Michigan game last season.

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Rob Oller commentary: Sometimes agitation better than motivation

An imaginary line runs through the Woody Hayes Athletic Center this week. On one side of it, Ohio State players are getting fired up for Michigan. On the other, the Buckeyes are getting fed up with one specific method of motivation used by Urban Meyer.

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Browns: Man says he was assaulted by Manziel, entourage

A Browns fan who says he wanted to give Johnny Manziel “a hug” was struck by the rookie quarterback’s entourage at a downtown Cleveland hotel and left with a swollen eye and lip, police said.

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Around the NBA: James helps Cavaliers end four-game slide

Tony Dejak | Associated Press

The Cavaliers’ Kevin Love takes the ball away from the Magic’s Dewayne Dedmon. Love scored 12 points.

Cavaliers 106, Magic 74: After a blunt assessment of his play at the team’s shootaround yesterday, LeBron James responded with a dominant performance.

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NHL: Changes to game bring drop in fighting

The sight of Blue Jackets right wing Jared Boll dropping his gloves and exchanging haymakers with Philadelphia forward Zac Rinaldo on Saturday was familiar, yet increasingly rare. It was the 138th fighting major of Boll’s career. No. 137 came 10 games earlier, a stretch that would have been considered an eternity during Boll’s rookie season of 2007-08.

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Around the NFL: Eric Berry has mass that could be lymphoma

Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry is gearing up for a fight after a mass was found in his chest following last week’s game in Oakland. He was placed on the nonfootball injury list yesterday, and trainer Rick Burkholder said Berry might have lymphoma.

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Sports roundup: Sandoval leaves Giants, takes deal with Red Sox

Free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval and the Boston Red Sox agreed to a multiyear contract.

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Blue Jackets: Troubling trends develop after 20 games

Chris Russell | Dispatch

Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, stopping a shot against Boston, has a .911 save percentage in 12 games.

The Blue Jackets have reached the quarter point of the season like a runner that hasn’t prepared for the race. Saturday’s 4-2 loss in Philadelphia was like so many others early this season: an emotional engagement was not evident for 60 minutes, the penalty kill faltered and there were ill-timed defensive breakdowns.

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Ohio State women's basketball: Alston, Mitchell combine to score 63 in win

ERIC ALBRECHT | Dispatch

Guard Kelsey Mitchell of Ohio State is pressured from behind by Brittani Burgess.

The Ohio State women’s basketball team continued to put up points like a bug zapper puts down light-happy moths on the patio deck yesterday afternoon at Value City Arena.

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Ohio State roundup: Top-seeded Irish oust Buckeyes in men's soccer

Notre Dame forward Jon Gallagher scored past Ohio State goalkeeper Alex Ivanov in the 68th minute, and the top-seeded Fighting Irish defeated the Buckeyes 2-1 last night in the second round of the NCAA men’s soccer tournament in South Bend, Ind.

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Around college basketball: Dayton stops Boston College behind Sibert

James Crisp | Associated Press

Andrew Harrison of Kentucky is fouled by Montana State’s Marcus Colbert during the top-ranked Wildcats’ 86-28 victory in Lexington, Ky.

Dayton 65, Boston College 53: Jordan Sibert, a former Ohio State player, had 20 points and Dyshawn Pierre added 16 points as Dayton held off Boston College yesterday in the third-place game at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off in San Juan.

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