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Ohio State’s Joey Bosa poses for photos with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the San Diego Chargers as the third pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL football draft, Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) The Fan’s 2016 NFL Draft coverage The St. Louis Rams traded up to draft a quarterback at No. 1 overall. The Philadelphia Eagles traded up to take a quarterback at No. 2 overall. As highly coveted as quarterbacks are, the most desired players
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Spring Game Coverage

You’ve listened to The Scarlet & Gray Spring Game on 97.1 The Fan, now check out Lori Schmidt’s recap. She was there working on her tan while she also took photos, videos, asked the tough questions and tweeted. She was

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UPDATE: Troy Smith arrested for OVI

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) Former Ohio State quarterback and Heisman winner Troy Smith was arrested Sunday on charges of driving under the influence and marijuana possession. According to police, Smith was pulled over around 2:30 a.m. after an

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Saving Goalie Bob

Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky practiced with the full team today, but coach John Tortorella still isn’t sure when the netminder will be back in the lineup. “He’s getting healthier. He needs to get some practice under


Family Matters

Joonas Korpisalo’s… First NHL start: December 14, 2015 (a 2-1 loss to the Lightning) First NHL save: 2 minutes 8 seconds into that December 14th game (a Ryan Callahan 58-footer on the power play) First NHL win:



Raiders DE Edwards cleared to play

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Oakland Raiders defensive lineman Mario Edwards Jr. says he has been cleared to play again after being sidelined last season by a neck injury. Edwards said Friday on his verified Instagram account that he

Cardinals sign 1st-round pick Nkemdiche

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have signed first-round draft pick Robert Nkemdiche to a four-year contract with a fifth-year team option. The $8.6 million contract includes a $4.4 million signing bonus. Nkemdiche, a defensive tackle from

Seattle signs 9 of 10 draft picks

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks have signed nine of their 10 draft picks, including first-round pick offensive lineman Germain Ifedi and second-round pick defensive tackle Jarran Reed. Seattle announced the draft pick signings along with the


Bucs ink Hargreaves to $14M rookie pact

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) First-round draft pick Vernon Hargreaves III was on the practice field Friday, hours after a signing a four-year, $14.2 million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The former Florida cornerback was the 11th overall

NFL partners with MEAC, SWAC over hiring

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL will partner with the Mid-Eastern Athletic and Southwestern Athletic conferences to increase opportunities for ethnic minorities interested in pursuing careers in football administration. The league said Friday the agreement with the two


Tuck officially retires as Giant

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) It seemed appropriate that Justin Tuck ended his NFL career on a day the New York Giants had their draft picks, free agents and guys looking to make the team on a tryout

Bills rookies show Ryan-like enthusiasm

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) If the first day of the Buffalo Bills’ rookie camp is any indication, Rex Ryan’s larger-than-life personality has already rubbed off on many of the newcomers. The rookies – from first-round pick Shaq


Vikes sign 6 picks, only Treadwell left

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have signed six draft picks, leaving only one player in the class without a contract. The Vikings finalized four-year rookie deals Friday with cornerback Mackensie Alexander (second round, Clemson), offensive


QB Lynch debuts on field for Broncos

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Paxton Lynch is making his on-field debut for the Super Bowl champions, participating in the Denver Broncos’ rookie minicamp before heading back to Memphis for graduation ceremonies this weekend. The Broncos chose Lynch in


Giants sign CB Apple and 2nd-round pick

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have signed their top two draft picks. The Giants announced Friday that Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple and Oklahoma receiver Sterling Shepard were signed along with UCLA running back



Cincinnati Bengals release linebacker A.J. Hawk

CINCINNATI (AP) The Cincinnati Bengals have released linebacker A.J. Hawk. A native of southwest Ohio who starred at Ohio State, Hawk joined the Bengals as a free agent last spring after spending nine seasons with the Green


Bengals QB Out, Steelers Ready To Play

The announcement didn’t come as much of a surprise, considering Bengal QB Dalton didn’t participate in this week’s practices. He did go through his share of conditioning exercises on the side and was a fill-in defensive back during




Browns Going For Another QB?

Jared Goff, the sharp shooter from Cal who might be the first quarterback drafted in a few weeks, has hands that measure with a width of nine inches.  Big enough to QB the Browns? Browns can’t afford



Cavaliers-Hawks Preview

The Cleveland Cavaliers attempted the most 3-pointers in the Eastern Conference in the regular season and have simply upped that number to lead all teams in average attempts in the playoffs. The Cavaliers turned in an astounding

Hawks-Cavaliers Preview

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue celebrated his 39th birthday on Tuesday and proudly showed off a few gray hairs – silvery-speckled souvenirs of job-related stress. “I dyed mine gray,” Lue joked. “My Barack Obama look.”


LeBron, Cavs hold off Hawks 104-93 in Game 1

CLEVELAND (AP) Rusty, rested or reeling, LeBron James and the Cavaliers find a way to beat the Hawks in the playoffs every time. James scored 25 points, Kyrie Irving added 21 and Cleveland withstood a strong second-half


LeBron, Cavs hold off Hawks 104-93 in Game 1

CLEVELAND (AP) Rusty, rested or reeling, LeBron James and the Cavaliers find a way to beat the Hawks in the playoffs every time. James scored 25 points, Kyrie Irving added 21 and Cleveland withstood a strong second-half

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Podcast: Teams’ play-by-play announcers preview women’s Big Ten Tournament

The Ohio State women’s basketball team will open the Big Ten Tournament on Friday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis against seventh-seeded Nebraska or 10th-seeded Rutgers. The Buckeyes finished the regular season 23-6 overall and 15-3 in conference



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