“It’s good to be confident, and it’s good to believe in yourself. But it’s time we let our play do the talking for us." -- Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno, right
The difference from one year ago could be boiled down to this: Last October, the Blue Jackets walked with a figurative limp; this year, the gait has a newfound swagger.
A multiyear void of formal leadership among the Blue Jackets was fully filled Thursday. The Blue Jackets named center Brandon Dubinsky and left wing Boone Jenner alternate captains on the eve of their season opener tonight against the New York Rangers.
"I am just honored to be able to continue this running-back legacy at the Ohio State.” -- Ezekiel Elliott
Ezekiel Elliott has accomplished something few other Ohio State running backs have, a group so exclusive that two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin isn’t even a member.
With Cam Burrows out for the season because of a foot injury and Damon Webb still suspended, the depth in Ohio State’s secondary is depleted. When Gareon Conley was injured against Indiana — he returned in the second half — Marshon Lattimore had to fill the void at cornerback.
Free-falling Maryland will play for more than pride on Saturday against Ohio State. The Terrapins also could be playing for coach Randy Edsall’s job in their first game at Ohio Stadium.
The Rangers’ Delino DeShields scores past Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin in the third inning.
TORONTO — A big day by the bottom of Texas’ batting order helped the Rangers overcome an injury to Adrian Beltre in the start of their postseason run.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Collin McHugh and the Houston Astros defeated the Kansas City Royals at their own game Thursday night, relying on sharp pitching and stingy defense for a 5-2 victory in the opener of their AL Division Series.