Joonas Korpisalo, Jean-Gabriel Pageau VIDEO: Tortorella and Jones Talk Momentum Following Big Win The Columbus Blue Jackets scored first and held the lead all night, defeating Ottawa 4-2. The win marks the fifth straight game the Jackets have walked away with at least one point. Head Coach John Tortorella and defender
201602131625591325929-p3 Bates-Diop's double-double leads Ohio State Past Rutgers PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Thad Matta felt his Ohio State team had higher intensity in its morning practice than in its afternoon game, but that did not stop the Buckeyes from controlling the majority of play against Rutgers.
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Ex-Ohio State star Clarett admits to DUI

MOUNT GILEAD, Ohio (AP) Former Ohio State star running back Maurice Clarett has admitted driving under the influence. He pleaded guilty under a deal with prosecutors and received a suspended 60-day jail sentence Monday. Court records show

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Stud Of the Slobs

Urban Meyer worked with Greg Studrawa at Bowling Green in 2001 and 2002. Coach Stud, as he is known, was focused on the Falcons offense line. Meyer wanted to bring Studrawa with him to Utah. In fact, it

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2016 National Signing Day

On Feb. 3, The Ohio State University will receive National Letters of Intent from the country’s top football players and 971thefan.com will be keeping tabs on who is coming to Columbus. Check back throughout the day for

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Ohio State quarterback Jones to leave early for NFL

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Cardale Jones hinted at leaving Ohio State for the NFL after the Buckeyes lost to Michigan State. He made it more concrete on Wednesday, telling reporters he will skip his senior season and declare

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Jenner scores twice to help Columbus beat Ottawa 4-2

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) No hot streak is likely to get Columbus back in the playoff race. Still, the Blue Jackets are rolling. Boone Jenner scored twice, Cam Atkinson and Brandon Saad each had goals and Columbus beat

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Jenner scores twice to help Columbus beat Ottawa 4-2

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Boone Jenner scored twice, Cam Atkinson and Brandon Saad each had goals and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Ottawa Senators 4-2 on Saturday night. Seth Jones had two assists and Joonas Korpisalo made

Senators-Blue Jackets Preview

Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson is on pace to break his career-high mark of 78 points set four seasons ago, and a matchup with the Columbus Blue Jackets should serve to further his cause. Karlsson has seven

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Atkinson, Wennberg score in SO as Columbus beats Anaheim 4-3

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Things appeared bleak for Columbus, down two goals with 12 seconds left in the second period against Anaheim. Then, Nick Foligno made a play that gave his team momentum heading into the third –

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Atkinson, Wennberg score in SO as Columbus beats Anaheim 4-3

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Alexander Wennberg and Cam Atkinson each scored in the shootout and Joonas Korpisalo stopped shots by Corey Perry and Jakob Silfverberg to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks

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Blue Jackets sign defenseman Ryan Murray to 2-year extension

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Columbus Blue Jackets signed defenseman Ryan Murray to a two-year, $5.65 million contract extension Thursday. The 22-year-old Murray has four goals and 13 assists in 55 games this season, his third with Columbus.

Ducks-Blue Jackets Preview

Corey Perry is playing so well that teams are resorting to all kinds of tactics to try to slow down the prolific winger. Perry was bloodied but not beaten his last time out and looks to continue

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Clutterbuck scores SO winner, Islanders top Blue Jackets 3-2

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The New York Islanders put a bad first period behind them and were able to break through against rookie goalie Joonas Korpisalo. Cal Clutterbuck scored the winning goal in the shootout, lifting New York

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Clutterbuck scores SO winner, Islanders top Blue Jackets 3-2

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Cal Clutterbuck scored the winning goal in the shootout, lifting the New York Islanders to a 3-2 comeback victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night. Frans Nielsen also scored in the shootout

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Dolphins save $10M, cut Coples, McCain

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) The contracts of defensive end Quinton Coples and cornerback Brice McCain have been terminated by the Miami Dolphins, saving the team about $10 million in salary cap space. Coples, a former first-round draft pick,

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Broncos enjoying spoils of victory

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) While general manager John Elway maps out plans to keep his team intact, the Denver Broncos are enjoying the spoils of their Super Bowl victory. There’s the talk show circuit, anticipation of big financial

Packers re-sign Guion for 3 yrs., $11.2M

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Green Bay Packers have re-signed defensive tackle Letroy Guion, a move that could impact the return of fellow lineman B.J. Raji. General manager Ted Thompson announced the signing on Friday. A person familiar with

Steelers sign LS Warren to 1-year deal

PITTSBURGH (AP) Greg Warren is sticking with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The club announced Friday it has signed the veteran long snapper to a one-year contract that will bring Warren back for a 12th season in 2016. Warren

Jags sign CB Johnson after 2 CFL seasons

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed first-year cornerback Josh Johnson to a free-agent contract, making him part of the team’s 90-man offseason roster. The 5-foot-10 Johnson most recently played for the British Columbia Lions of

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RB Forte won't return to Bears

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Matt Forte won’t be returning to the Chicago Bears for a ninth season. The two-time Pro Bowl running back announced on Instagram Friday morning that the team informed him this week it will

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McCoy lawyer: No decision on charges yet

PHILADELPHIA (AP) An attorney for Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy says he’s been told no decision will be made until next week on charges over a Philadelphia nightclub brawl that left two off-duty police officers injured.

Colts promote assts. Berbenich, Hostler

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano completed his revamped coaching staff Thursday, promoting Tim Berbenich to offensive assistant and assistant quarterbacks coach and naming Jim Hostler tight ends coach. Berbenich spent the past two seasons as

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Raiders ink '16 deal to stay at Coliseum

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Four weeks after being stymied in their effort to move to Los Angeles, the Raiders agreed to a one-year extension lease extension to remain at the Oakland Coliseum on Thursday. Raiders owner Mark Davis

Raiders re-sign S Allen to new contract

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders re-signed safety Nate Allen on Thursday, two days after they released him. Terms of the new deal weren’t disclosed. Allen’s initial $4.9 million salary for next season would have been guaranteed

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Bengals sign free agents Chykie Brown, Darryl Baldwin

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals signed cornerback Chykie Brown and offensive tackle Darryl Baldwin on Monday, adding free agents who didn’t play in the NFL last season. Brown has played in 54 games with six starts with the

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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

Bengals' Lewis, 2 former coordinators have teams in playoffs

CINCINNATI (AP) Marvin Lewis watched the final Sunday night game of the regular season, rooting for yet another one of his former coordinators to get a division title. When Vikings coach Mike Zimmer got a sideline dousing

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Steelers get 33-20 win over Bengals, who lose QB Dalton

CINCINNATI (AP) The Steelers weren’t about to get pushed around or lose their crown, either. Not in Cincinnati, anyway. The defending AFC North champions got into a midfield rumble during pregame warmups and kept it up from

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Concussion or Hung Over?

The Browns refuted a report Tuesday that they had “lied” about Manziel’s concussion prior to the season finale to cover for the quarterback reportedly showing up drunk. Source: Manziel ‘hung over’ at Browns’ meeting Via espn.go.com Johnny Manziel was

Affidavit: Attack left Manziel's ex-girlfriend deaf in 1 ear

DALLAS (AP) Johnny Manziel’s ex-girlfriend says he hit her so hard during a late-night confrontation that’s being investigated by police that she lost hearing in one ear. An affidavit filed by Colleen Crowley was obtained by KXAS-TV

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If Johnny Manziel wants help, NFL is ready to give it

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) If Johnny Manziel wants help, the NFL and its players are ready to step in. The troubled quarterback simply has to accept it. “We wish to give Johnny as much support as he is

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Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend tells police he struck her

CLEVELAND (AP) Johnny Manziel’s ex-girlfriend told police the Cleveland Browns quarterback hit her during an argument last weekend in Texas and said he appeared to be on drugs. Fort Worth police released a report Thursday that provided

The Latest: Browns say 2016 training camp will be in Berea

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Latest on the Cleveland Browns plans to move their summer training camp to Columbus (all times local): 2:30 p.m. The Cleveland Browns say they will conduct their 2016 training camp at their Berea

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Money sought for new Browns practice facility in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Cleveland Browns and a Columbus development group have asked the state to help pay $5 million to build a practice facility for the Browns at Ohio State University so the team can move

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Browns tired of quarterback Johnny Manziel's antics

CLEVELAND (AP) The Browns have quarterback Johnny Manziel one foot out the door. The team issued a strong statement Tuesday, condemning Manziel’s actions and pointing to the club releasing him in March. Manziel’s off-the-field issues have been

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Browns fans boycotting Johnny Manziel for month on Twitter

CLEVELAND (AP) Some Browns fans are sacking Johnny Manziel for a month – and maybe longer. Tired of the quarterback’s off-field transgressions, the fans have started a “Johnny Free February” movement on Twitter. Longtime Browns fan Chris

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Kobe, LeBron share court as Cavaliers beat Lakers 120-111

CLEVELAND (AP) With 20,000 fans roaring, Kobe Bryant andLeBron James hugged and seemed to be in a world of their own. One on one. “It was just a lot of mutual respect,” James said of the embrace.

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James, Irving lead Cavaliers past Kings 120-100

CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James recorded his 40th career triple-double while Kyrie Irving matched his season high with 32 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers rolled past the Sacramento Kings 120-100 on Monday night. James scored 21 points to

Kings-Cavaliers Preview

If there’s any team that can relate to rumors of a coach being on the hot seat currently circling the Sacramento Kings, it’s the Cleveland Cavaliers. If there’s a coach who can take the heat, it’s probably

Love returns to Cavaliers' lineup after missing 1 game

CLEVELAND (AP) Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love will return to the lineup after missing a game because of a bruised left thigh. Cleveland hosts Sacramento on Monday night. Love sat out for the first time this season

Irving, James lead Cavaliers past Pelicans 99-84

CLEVELAND (AP) Kyrie Irving scored 29 points, LeBron James added 27 and the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from two straight losses with a 99-84 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night. Irving and James combined

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LeBron says criticism he undermines coaches is unfair

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) LeBron James says the criticism that he undermines coaches is unfair. James said Wednesday that he has never disrespected a coach at any level and he’s bothered by the narrative that he has had

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LeBron Getting Bad Press on Coach Firing

Ex Cavs Coad David Blatt was fired last week despite leading the Cavs to the NBA Finals last season, his first campaign as an NBA head coach. Cleveland also sits in first place in the Central Division entering

Cavs coach Lue says fired David Blatt should coach All-Stars

CLEVELAND (AP) New Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue wants his former boss to be rewarded for what he did this season. Lue said he would like to see David Blatt, who was fired on Friday by Cleveland despite

Cavaliers-Grizzlies Preview

The Memphis Grizzlies know they need to improve on offense if they are to contend, though they aren’t too sure they want to up the tempo against some of the NBA’s higher-scoring teams. They’ll be tested right

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With Obama watching, Bulls hold off Cavaliers 97-95

CHICAGO (AP) For all the talk about their fast-paced offense, defense once again lifted the Chicago Bulls in their season opener. Pau Gasol’s block of LeBron James and a pass deflection in the closing seconds helped preserve

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Ohio State rallies for 71-63 win over Northwestern

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Ohio State coach Thad Matta pushed the right buttons during and after halftime to help his Buckeyes rally for a 71-63 win over Northwestern on Tuesday night. The Buckeyes trailed for most of the

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Loving It?

Did Wisconsin do anything to take you out of your zone? “No.” Do you feel your shot not falling is affecting other aspects of your game? “The ball is just not going in the rim. I feel

Maryland-Ohio St. Preview

Robert Carter and Rasheed Sulaimon have enjoyed plenty of success in their brief time at Maryland, but never more than they experienced two weeks ago against Ohio State. The pair of transfers hope for a similar result

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Ohio State downs Illinois in overtime, 68-63

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) With 14 seconds left on the clock in overtime Thursday, Ohio State led Illinois by three points but the Buckeyes needed one last stop. Illiniois’ Malcolm Hill lost the ball near the Buckeye basket,

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