November 20, 2014

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NFL suspends Adrian Peterson for rest of season

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MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson’s dispute with the NFL reached another level when the league suspended Minnesota’s star running back without pay for at least the rest of the season. As his representatives initiated an appeal, Peterson remained at the center of an escalating argument between the league and the NFL Players Association over the player Read More…

College basketball: No. 20 Ohio State makes it look easy in win over Marquette

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COLUMBUS — In a measure of how well No. 20 Ohio State is executing, all three players who came into the interview room Tuesday night mentioned the word “easy.” Kam Williams scored 15 points and Shannon Scott added a career-best 14 assists to lead the Buckeyes past Marquette 74-63. Amir Williams had 12 points, and Read More…

Cavs rally to beat Celtics

Howard Ulman The Associated Press BOSTON — Cleveland’s third quarter was unacceptable to LeBron James. The fourth period was much better. James and Kyrie Irving helped the Cavaliers rally for a 122-121 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday night. James had 10 of his season-high 41 points in the fourth, and Irving scored 15 Read More…

Ohio State crushes UMass-Lowell in season opener

Rusty Miller The Associated Press COLUMBUS — Sam Thompson scored 14 points and No. 20 Ohio State’s newcomers had a big game in leading the Buckeyes to a 92-55 victory against overmatched UMass-Lowell on Friday night. Freshman D’Angelo Russell had 16 points, four rebounds and six assists, Marc Loving scored 14, graduate transfer Anthony Lee Read More…

Major league baseball: Easy wins for Trout Kershaw

NEW YORK — Clayton Kershaw became the first pitcher to win the National League MVP award in nearly a half-century, coasting an easy victory Thursday. Mike Trout was a unanimous pick for the AL honor after finishing second the previous two years. The 23-year-old became the fifth-youngest MVP in major league history and the youngest Read More…

College Football Playoff rankings: TCU moves into top 4; Ohio State grabs 8th spot

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TCU still has Baylor beat in the College Football Playoff rankings — even though the Bears got the better of the Horned Frogs on the field. The Horned Frogs moved up to fourth in the rankings released Tuesday night, while the Bears were up to seventh, closing the gap between themselves and their Big 12 Read More…

Ohio WWII veteran fought ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ after earning Bronze Star

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Like thousands of other young men in the 1940s, Rupert Starr joined the Army, fought overseas and saw his share of hardship, including several weeks as a German prisoner of war. He returned to Ohio with a Bronze Star and a secret. Not until his service as a military man was needed once again — Read More…

Urban Meyer confident Ohio State won’t look past Minnesota

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COLUMBUS — Fresh from his biggest win as Ohio State’s coach, Urban Meyer says he won’t have any problem with his team looking back on last week instead of preparing for this one. “The good thing is I’ve got nine good coaches and, more importantly, I have players that understand we didn’t play as well Read More…

Ohio State: Spartans can’t stop Buckeyes

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — It had been a while since Mark Dantonio and Pat Narduzzi had to answer for a loss like this. The Michigan State coach and defensive coordinator have turned the Spartans into one of the Big Ten’s top programs, but their team looked overmatched at times Saturday night in a 49-37 loss Read More…

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio’s Buckeye ties run deep

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio’s scarlet and gray ties run deep. Dantonio is from Zanesville and helped Ohio State win a national championship as defensive coordinator in 2002. The teams meet Saturday in East Lansing. “The way the standings look right now this game is extremely important,” Dantonio said. “You’ll Read More…