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Blue Jackets: Johansen leaves town without contract

Kyle Robertson | Dispatch

Ryan Johansen is coming off a breakout season in which he led the Jackets with 33 goals and 63 points.

With no contract agreement in sight, Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen packed his bags and flew home to Vancouver, British Columbia, yesterday as his teammates were settling in for the start of training camp.

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Michael Arace commentary: Johansen, Blue Jackets need to compromise

The impasse in negotiations between the Blue Jackets and their No. 1 center, Ryan Johansen, has made for a worrisome few months. Yesterday, the situation entered a much uglier realm. Now, it is personal.

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Ohio State football: Curtis Grant mentors freshman Raekwon McMillan

Kyle Robertson | Dispatch

Linebacker Raekwon McMillan had seven tackles in a 66-0 victory over Kent State on Saturday.

In the lower-the-shoulder world of Ohio State linebackers, senior Curtis Grant could have treated five-star freshman upstart Raekwon McMillan to a cold shoulder, and many would have understood.

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Browns: Josh Gordon’s fate still hangs in balance

CLEVELAND — It should be a November to remember for Browns All-Pro receiver Josh Gordon.

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Indians 2, Astros 0: Carrasco strikes out 12 in two-hit shutout

HOUSTON — A night after Corey Kluber set a career high with 14 strikeouts, Carlos Carrasco decided to see if he could do the same.

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Cubs 3, Reds 1: Hopes for playoffs extinguished

CHICAGO — The Cincinnati Reds clinched a losing season last night and were officially eliminated from the postseason by the combination of their loss and the Pittsburgh Pirates’ victory.

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Blue Jackets: Plenty of young talent brings unprecedented expectations

Adam Cairns | DISPATCH

Forward Scott Hartnell, acquired in a trade that sent R.J. Umberger to Philadelphia, is expected to add skill to the lineup.

The Blue Jackets, without holdout and top scorer Ryan Johansen, will begin training camp today with a course of physicals and fitness testing.

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Bengals: Offensive line does its job protecting Dalton

CINCINNATI — Andy Dalton’s most impressive numbers so far: zero interceptions, zero sacks. When it comes to avoiding the big mistake, the Bengals quarterback is perfect through two games.

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Around college football: Florida State's Winston suspended for first half

Jameis Winston has been suspended for the first half of Florida State’s game against Clemson on Saturday after making “offensive and vulgar” comments about women.

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MLB: Judges to consider throwing out Bonds’ conviction

Barry Bonds was convicted of obstruction of justice.

Nearly 11 years after Barry Bonds testified before a grand jury investigating the illegal distribution of performance-enhancing drugs, a group of judges will hear arguments today on whether baseball’s career home-run leader should have his obstruction of justice conviction thrown out.

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Around the NFL: NFL players’ union appeals Ray Rice penalty

Rick Osentoski | Associated Press

The NFL, mired in player scandals, has received flack lately from major sponsors such as Anheuser-Busch, McDonald’s, Visa and Campbell Soup Co.

The NFL Players Association appealed Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension last night. Rice was handed a two-game suspension in July under the NFL’s personal conduct policy after he was charged with assault following a Feb. 15 altercation with his then-fiancee in a casino elevator.

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