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Something’s happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear. But this Wentzmania (we’ll get to his details shortly) leads the way for a slew of kid quarterbacks that has defin...(full article)

This young season has already featured three instances of college football players dropping the football before crossing the goal-line. The perplexing premature celebration is beco...(full article)

It was a big weekend for the Cleveland Indians. The Detroit Tigers were in town, and the AL Central title was at stake. The Tigers came in six games back, but the three-game serie...(full article)

Despite my best efforts, I already know that this is going to come across as insufferable, and I’m sorry for that. I really am. I know the last thing you need in your life is an...(full article)

Though only two weekends have passed since the 2016 NFL season kicked off, the temptation to panic remains ever present in locker rooms, front offices and in the stands. That appli...(full article)

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You can never have too much starting pitching, they say, but prior to this season the New York Mets and Cleveland Indians surely thought they had enough. The Mets started the year...

Ohio State Stakes Claim as Country's Best

Nestled firmly between its 2014 national championship and its 2017 recruiting class from heaven, Ohio State was supposed to have a down 2016, relatively. The Buckeyes underwent t...

Indians' Playoff Hopes Dealt Major Blow

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Barrett Has Scrambled Away From Doubters

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Hue Jackson May Regret His Power Play

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Sooners-Buckeyes Spiciest on Slate

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New Players, Same Dominance for Buckeyes

If the AP top 25 is to be believed, college football voters currently think that this year's Ohio State team is better than last year's Ohio State team. After finishing fourth in t...

Once Overwhelmed, Meyer Now at Peace

It’s 11:30 the morning of August 4. Urban Meyer just got out of a two-hour meeting with his staff. He’s wearing white running shoes, red Ohio State athletic shorts and a whit...

Browns Have Look of an 0-16 Team

I’ll hit you with the working theory first, and then back it up with facts: The Cleveland Browns are so bad, the franchise is poised to have its worst season in franchise his...

Browns Should Pull Plug on Griffin

The Robert Griffin III experiment is over. The Browns won't say that after their quarterback suffered a significant shoulder injury during the 29-10 opening day loss in Philadephia...

What if Johnny Football Replaces RG3?

The NFL season began this weekend, but it’s already over for Robert Griffin III. The Cleveland Browns quarterback suffered a shoulder injury in Week 1, one that has officiall...

Determination to Prove Manhood Fells RG3

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In Defense of Hiring Offensive Coaches

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If You Sit for the Anthem, You Sit for the Game

The national conversation surrounding San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's decision to sit or kneel during the playing of the national anthem as a form of silent pr...

OSU's Nick Bosa Better Than Big Brother?

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Trading Gordon Doesn't Make Sense

As much grief as the Cleveland Browns get, give them credit for not being dumb and trading Josh Gordon right now. There have been reports all week that multiple NFL teams have been...

Could OSU's Young Talent Surprise?

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Browns Just Need Good Offer for Gordon

The Browns say they have no interest in trading Josh Gordon, a player under suspension for 27 of the last 32 games? Translation: teams aren't making it nearly compelling enough. Go...

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Heart Says Yes, Head Says No on Gordon

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In Era of Meaningless Words, Crowell Acts

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They Knew Manziel, Not Johnny Football

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Cops Threaten Not to Work Browns Games

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Repugnant Post Should Cost Crowell

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LeBron Should Reply by Bringing in Wade

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Orioles Only Halfway Leader at Severe Risk

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Manziel to Sober Up, After Party Ends

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Manziel's Message to Father: Shove It

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Family Unravels After Cocaine Death

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Cleveland's "Chosen One" Fulfills His Destiny

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Believe It: Someday Arrives in Cleveland

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Did Riley's Smear Inspire LeBron?

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LeBron Permanently Disarms the Haters

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LeBron Carries Title Home to Cleveland

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Blue Jays Win Longest Opener Ever

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OSU-KU Different From December

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Glockner: 10 Burning Questions

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Kansas-Ohio St. Is Game to Watch

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Don't Forget About the Point Guards

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Analyzing the Final Foursome

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Potential Pros From Final 4 Teams

Be it the coaching carousel or a player’s NBA Draft prospects, it’s fascinating to watch the impact that these three weeks can have. While all four head coaches in th...

Ohio State, Kansas Evenly Matched

Point Guards Without a hint of exaggeration, this may be the most intriguing individual matchup of the entire Final Four. Ohio State's Aaron Craft is arguably the best on-ball de...

Sullinger a Big Problem for Syracuse

Jared Sullinger and Rakeem Christmas met while both were high school basketball stars who only imagined what it might be like to ply their trade on a stage as illustrious as the ...

Cavs Snap Thunder's Home Streak

This is why the Thunder's veterans have preached consistency. They knew that, sooner or later, the good fortune wouldn't be there for them in the fourth quarter. They knew that, ...

Difficult Loss for Northwestern

Was it too much to ask? Was it too much to hope that just one time -- this time -- would be Northwestern's turn as fate's chosen beneficiary? Was it too much to think that maybe,...

Irving Leads Cavs' 4th-Quarter Rally

Fourth quarters are supposed to belong to veteran players, men who have learned over time to harness their emotions as the possessions grow few and consequences for mistakes esca...

Cavs' Irving to Miss 2 Games

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No Timetable for Irving to Return

Kyrie Irving's dazzling drives and fourth-quarter heroics have helped the Cavaliers unexpectedly contend for a playoff spot with the season nearing its halfway point. It's unclea...

OSU Criticized for Recruiting Tactics

“I can tell you this,” says Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema. “We at the Big Ten don’t want to be like the SEC—in any way, shape or form.” Just so ...

OSU's Meyer Strikes Gold Right Away

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Indians' Fate Lies With Sizemore

It’s true, the Indians have identity issues. They are the maturing franchise that went out 30-15 in 2011, their seven-game lead in the AL Central the sort of bombshell that ...

OSU Has No Answer for Illinois' Paul

The showdowns were everywhere. The Ohio State defense vs. Illinois' inability to take care of the ball. Buckeye big man Jared Sullinger vs. the Illini's 7-foot-1 Meyers Leonard. ...

Indiana Faces Huge Test vs. Ohio St.

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Hillis Now Believes in Madden Curse

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Injury Not Slowing Ohio St.'s Sullinger

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Ohio St. Routs Duke in Showdown

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Duke a Measuring Stick for Ohio State

After his team defeated Kansas last week in a highly competitive tussle for the Maui Invitational championship, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said he had tested his inexperienced t...

Buford Leads Ohio St. Past Florida

Beating a top-10 team and finding out some things about a young team at the same time? Not a bad Tuesday night for Ohio State. The No. 3 Buckeyes knocked off No. 7 Florida, 81-74, ...

Sources: Browns Won't Keep Hillis

The Browns are near the end of their rope with running back Peyton Hillis and are prepared to let him walk in free agency after this season, NFL sources said. At this point, it w...

Wings Beat Jackets, Stay Unbeaten

Johan Franzen appeared to have a clear path to a hat track Friday, an empty net staring him in the face. Instead, Franzen passed over to Valtteri Filppula, who slid in the Wings' ...

Indians Should Cut Sizemore Ties

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Jackets Sign Umberger to Extension

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Browns' Steinbach Out for Season

Eric Steinbach was an iron man at left guard for four years, never missing a snap the past two seasons and missing only two games in 64 since joining the Browns in 2007. Now Stei...

Indians Lose OF Brantley for Season

Michael Brantley will miss the remainder of the season because of a fractured hamate bone in his right hand, Indians head trainer Lonnie Soloff said Sunday. Surgery to remove the h...

Tribe's Carmona Stifles White Sox

Oh, the terrible things the White Sox have done to Fausto Carmona this season. It's the kind of thing small children and other innocents should not be allowed to watch. Wednesday...

White Sox Defeat Indians in 14th

There was no throbbing music, and players were eager to leave the clubhouse. The Chicago White Sox enjoyed their zany 8-7 victory over American League Central rival Cleveland in 14...

Verlander Helps Tigers Avoid Sweep

There are games in which he's flat-out spectacular. You've all seen many of those. But when the going gets tough, that's when it is most beneficial for the Tigers to have Justin Ve...

Jimenez, Indians Close Gap on Tigers

Manny Acta, assessing his pitching staff Wednesday afternoon after Tuesday's 14-inning marathon against the Tigers, showed an economy of words when he said, "We're counting on th...

Dangerous Week for Surprise Teams

Only by the grace of the woebegone AL Central could a team that lost 93 games last year, has gone 22-33 in its last 55 games and outscored its opponents this season by exactly two ...

Indians Sweep Doubleheader

The one thing David Huff had on his side Monday was the opportunity to pitch. Fausto Carmona was simply looking for good health. A sign that his strained right quadriceps muscle wa...

Indians Win; Tied Atop AL Central

Manager Manny Acta told the Indians before Wednesday's workout at Progressive Field to enjoy what awaits them over the last 2 1/2 months of the season. He told them to concentrat...

Indians Hope to Cope Without Choo

The Indians will be spending the next eight to 10 weeks without right fielder Shin-Soo Choo. He underwent surgery on his left thumb Tuesday at Cleveland Clinic and isn't expected...

Cavs Take Irving With No. 1 Pick

The Cavaliers ended weeks of speculation by making Duke point guard Kyrie Irving the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night at the Prudential Center. Irving, 19, was widely ...

Cavs Still Debating No.1 Pick

Eight days before the NBA draft, Cleveland Cavaliers coach Byron Scott told Yahoo! Sports the franchise isn’t close to deciding whether to use the No. 1 pick on Duke guard K...

Indians Reclaim 1st in AL Central

Like a hibernating bear living on his summer fat, the Indians continue to benefit from their fast start. A day after slipping out of first place in the AL Central for the first ti...

UFL Next Stop for Pryor?

Entering the NFL's supplemental draft is Terrelle Pryor's "desire," according to his attorney. But might he be better off first playing professional football in the United Football...

Exit Only Path for QB and Team

Suppose Terrelle Pryor had returned as Ohio State's quarterback. He'd be a senior, suspended for the first five games and battling the NCAA to play at some point this season. Is t...

In Columbus, a Mournful Mood

"A lot of people are sad," said Brittany White, who works in the Ohio State memorabilia store College Traditions, within sight of The Horseshoe. "Just kind of a sad day in Columb...

Pryor's Cars Now Focus of Probe

A day after coach Jim Tressel’s forced resignation for lying about Ohio State players receiving improper benefits, the focus has shifted to the investigation of star quarterb...

Sources: Pryor Target of Probe

The NCAA and the Ohio State University's compliance office are conducting an independent investigation of Terrelle Pryor amid allegations that the star quarterback may have receive...

Ex-Coach Gets What He Deserves

Sometimes when you look at the way people get punished in college sports, it doesn't feel quite right. You often get the feeling that the punishment never fits the crime. Sometimes...

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