Better late than never, it’s Groundhog Day for the Ohio State men’s basketball team. Disappointed in some of his players’ effort in a loss at Iowa five weeks ago, coach Thad Matta shook up his starting lineup, replacing Amir Williams and Marc Loving with Anthony Lee and Jae’Sean Tate. The dividends were immediate. The Buckeyes, 3-3 at that point, won three games in a row and five of six.
Notable: Ohio State has lost two games in a row. … The Buckeyes are 3-0 at home against Nebraska — by an average margin of 29.3 points — since the Cornhuskers joined the Big Ten.
A.J. Hawk had 1,118 tackles in 142 games for the Packers, most for the franchise in 40 years.
MILWAUKEE — The Green Bay Packers have released inside linebacker A.J. Hawk, cutting ties with the nine-year veteran and respected locker room presence out of Ohio State. Hawk leaves Green Bay with 1,118 tackles, tops in the franchise since 1975. He appeared in 142 out of a 144 possible regular-season games with 136 starts since being drafted in the first round in 2006.
Derrick Rose is one of many players in the 2008 draft class that haven't exactly lived up to expectations.
MIAMI -- The collective reaction from the NBA to Derrick Rose's latest injury news was simple: "Not again." And not just for the Chicago Bulls, but also for Rose's 2008 NBA draft class.
Homer Bailey’s season ended in August and he had surgery to repair a flexor tendon in his right elbow in September.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Reds pitcher Homer Bailey doesn’t expect to be ready for the start of the season as he recovers from surgery in September to repair a tear in the flexor tendon by his right elbow.
Josh Hamilton is recovering from a shoulder injury.
Los Angeles Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton met with Major League Baseball officials yesterday about a disciplinary issue, and the team was bracing for possible penalties.
The Celtics’ Evan Turner, driving around the Knicks’ Tim Hardaway Jr., had his first career triple-double.
LeBron James Jr. apparently is attracting the attention of colleges. Because he’s only 10 years old, that isn’t sitting well with his father.
Jack Skille had been dealing with a shoulder injury for some time, a team source said.
Save for the debilitating back condition of forward Nathan Horton, the injury-riddled Blue Jackets had somehow avoided ailments considered to be of the season-ending variety. Not anymore.
Indiana coach Tom Crean reacts to a call during the Hoosiers’ loss at Northwestern.
No. 1 Kentucky 74, Mississippi State 56: Kentucky fought off a slow start but still cruised to a Southeastern Conference victory over host Mississippi State last night to keep its undefeated season on track.
The Ohio State women’s basketball team has reached the final two games of the regular season with the chance to accomplish something that few thought possible in November: earning a double bye for the Big Ten tournament.
The Inglewood (Calif.) City Council unanimously approved a $2 billion stadium plan late Tuesday backed by St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke that clears a path for the NFL to return to the Los Angeles area for the first time in two decades.