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Blind-sided: Blue Jackets’ Jack Johnson is bankrupt; who led him there is biggest shocker

Chris Russell | Dispatch

In a bankruptcy filing, Jack Johnson claims assets of “less than $50,000” and debts of “more than $10 million,” although sources say the debt could be in the neighborhood of $15 million.

On the morning of Oct. 7, two days before the Blue Jackets opened the 2014-15 season, Jack Johnson left his Ferrari parked in the garage of his Dublin apartment and drove his BMW to a federal courthouse Downtown to file for bankruptcy. Johnson has earned more than $18 million during his nine-year NHL career, not including the $5 million he will be paid this season by the Blue Jackets.

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Ohio State notebook: Barrett not focused on Heisman chatter

Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett is aware his name is in the conversation for the Heisman Trophy after what are considered the front-runners, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota and Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon.

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Ohio State football: Redshirts playing major roles

Jonathan Quilter | Dispatch

Darron Lee, who played mostly offense in high school, said redshirting helped him learn the ropes at linebacker.

In Urban Meyer’s ideal world, no Ohio State player would redshirt. If the Buckeyes consider a player good enough to recruit, the hope is that he’s good enough to play as a freshman. But redshirting has been very, very good to the Buckeyes this season.

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Ohio State vs. Indiana: Former Bobcats coach helps improve Hoosiers defense


Indiana’s Darius Latham, left, and Zack Shaw celebrate one of five sacks against Penn State earlier this month.

Frigid temperatures, a five-game losing streak and no hope for a bowl game can make football practice in November seem like a stint in the gulag. Desire is tested daily. “You look at your young kids and see which ones are going to continue to battle,” said Indiana’s first-year defensive coordinator Brian Knorr.

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Spurs 92, Cavaliers 90: LeBron loses dribble in final seconds


Tim Duncan, right, of the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs, wins the fight for a loose ball with the Cavaliers’ Shawn Marion.

CLEVELAND — Out of timeouts, LeBron James had no choice but to hurry up the floor. With the clock ticking down, James tried to dribble behind his back and had the ball — and game — bounce away. The San Antonio Spurs stopped him again.

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The Home Stretch...

With just two games remaining on the regular-season schedule, and both those games being played at the Shoe, Ohio State's coach and quarterback met with reporters to discuss what is the home stretch of their year. 

Posted on Nov 19, 2014 0 Comments

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Around the NFL: Browns will take their time adding Gordon to mix

Josh Gordon paid his price. He’s getting another chance, likely his last one.

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Women's basketball | Georgia 67, Ohio State 59: Buckeyes zone out

Barbara J. Perenic | DISPATCH

Ohio State freshman guard Kelsey Mitchell is guarded by Georgia’s Mackenzie Engram during the second half. Mitchell scored 26 points, including seven three-pointers.

Ohio State found out how a lobster feels when it tries a crossover dribble on an octopus last night at Value City Arena and liked the result about as much. The get-to-the-basket Buckeyes hardly ever got where they wanted against a tight Georgia zone and lost 67-59.

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Around college basketball: Florida Gulf Coast stops cold-shooting Ohio

Florida Gulf Coast 79, Ohio 62: Bernard Thompson scored 34 points, and Brett Comer dished out 10 assists to lead host Florida Gulf Coast past Ohio University last night.

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Around the NBA: LeBron keeps Spurs game in perspective

He’s met them three times in June when everything has been on the line. Still, LeBron James doesn’t view the San Antonio Spurs as his personal nemesis or a hated rival. In fact, quite the opposite. James believes the defending champions have shaped him.

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Around college basketball: Stanford women end UConn's 47-game streak

Marcio Jose Sanchez | Associated Press

Connecticut forward Breanna Stewart, who had 23 points and 10 rebounds, drives on Stanford’s Kaylee Johnson in the first half.

No. 6 Stanford 88, No. 1 Connecticut 86, OT: Amber Orrange made a go-ahead jumper with 1:38 left in overtime and the tying three-pointer with 1.4 seconds remaining in regulation, helping host Stanford end Connecticut’s 47-game winning streak last night.

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