Ohio State fires band director Jonathan Waters over ‘sexualized’ culture

Adam Cairns | Dispatch

Ohio State Marching Band director Jon Waters leads the band in "Carmen Ohio" following a game at Ohio Stadium in this file photo from Sept. 7, 2013. Waters was fired by the university today after an internal investigation uncovered a deep culture of sexual harassment among students that reportedly has existed for years.

Ohio State University has fired the director of its marching band and is expanding an internal investigation that uncovered a deep culture of sexual harassment among students that reportedly has existed for years. The two-month investigation revealed a cascade of evidence that students routinely harassed one another –– often directed from older students to new band members –– and that director Jonathan Waters knew about it or should have known.

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Browns: Josh Gordon, NFL officials to meet next week, source says

NEW YORK -- A person with knowledge of the meeting tells the Associated Press that Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will have a hearing with NFL officials in New York on Aug. 1. Gordon was arrested this month on charges of driving while intoxicated after speeding down a street in Raleigh, N.C.

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Twins 3, Indians 1: Offense sputters

Jim Mone | Associated Press

Jose Ramirez hits an RBI double off Twins pitcher Anthony Swarzak in the third inning to give the Indians a 1-0 lead.

MINNEAPOLIS — Indians newcomers Roberto Perez and Jose Ramirez had their fingerprints all over yesterday’s series finale against the Minnesota Twins.

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Brewers 5, Reds 1: Troubles continue for Leake

Morry Gash | Associated Press

The Reds’ Skip Schumaker forces out Jonathan Lucroy at second base during a first-inning double play.

MILWAUKEE — The second-half nightmare continues.

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NFL: Browns' top draft pick signs four-year deal

BEREA, Ohio — Browns first-round draft pick Justin Gilbert’s bid to win the starting cornerback job opposite Joe Haden will begin without interruption.

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NFL: Bengals offense expected to pick up pace

Associated Press

Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson, with quarterback Andy Dalton, wants to run a more up-tempo system for the Bengals this season.

CINCINNATI — It doesn’t seem logical that new Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson will help take pressure off quarterback Andy Dalton by getting his unit to play at a more up-tempo pace he labels “fast and furious,” but he’s hoping that pace, combined with a better running game, will keep opposing defenses off balance, which will benefit Dalton.

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Rob Oller commentary: Evan Turner hits reset button with Celtics

Evan Turner is going green in more ways than one. The NBA free agent has agreed to a lucrative free-agent contract with the Boston Celtics after spending the second half of last season with the Indiana Pacers. Complete financial details have not been disclosed, but safe to say the former national player of the year at Ohio State is not going to exist on Ramen noodles and saltines.

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NBA: Source says Bulls make push at trade for Love

The Cavs and Bulls have made runs at deals for Kevin Love.

Just as the Cleveland Cavaliers appeared to be closing in on trading for All-Star forward Kevin Love to team with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, the Chicago Bulls appear to be making one last run to try to wrestle him away from the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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Baseball: Pete Rose hasn’t given up hope to return to game

AP file photo

Pete Rose retired as baseball’s career hits king but was banned in 1989 for betting on the game.

Pete Rose has a vision. Someday, his career hits record will be tied, and he will respond with one final turn at bat. He will roll a single up the middle and crawl to first base for No. 4,257, reclaiming his title as Hit King.

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Soccer | Crew 2, Crystal Palace 2: Reserves stretch their legs; no injuries vs. Berhalter’s former team

Adam Cairns | DISPATCH

Crew forward Adam Bedell, left, fights for the ball with Crystal Palace defender Damien Delaney during the first half.

The outcome wasn’t the key goal last night for Crew coach Gregg Berhalter. With English Premier League team Crystal Palace at Crew Stadium for an exhibition, both teams treated the unseasonably cool evening as a glorified practice.

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MAC football: Bobcats picked to finish third in division

DETROIT -- Josh Kristoff was wearing a tie, dress shirt and slacks and sitting high above Ford Field, but the Ohio University linebacker spoke as if he wanted the games to begin immediately so he could forget the past.

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Sports roundup: Wallace wins Trucks race at Eldora Speedway

Darrell Wallace Jr. won the Mudsummer Classic on the dirt at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, for his second Camping World Truck Series victory of the year.

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Cheers to Our English Friends!

What’s a Brit to do when visiting Columbus, Ohio? That’s the dilemma facing fans of Crystal Palace F.C., the English Premier League team playing against the Crew tonight.

And assuming their fans crossed the pond to join them on their “American adventure,” the Eagles put together this handy visitor’s guide to the city. You’ll be especially amused to learn who Londoners believe to be the most prolific people from the area. Oh, yeah.

If you’re attending tonight’s contest, please, enjoy yourself, but watch out for a team bus driving on the wrong side of the road.

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