February 14, 2016

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Former OSU running back Clarett pleads guilty to DUI

MOUNT GILEAD — 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 all but three days were suspended. Clarett must serve two years of probation and undergo a driver intervention program. Read More…

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High school basketball: Highland takes tough loss to Hudson

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GRANGER TWP. — Another tough opponent, another hard-fought game, another loss. Four days after taking undefeated Copley to overtime, Highland’s boys basketball battled another strong foe through four quarters. At the end, Hudson proved too much and won the non-league game 58-51. Playing from behind, Highland (11-8) tried the long ball in the fourth quarter Read More…

High school basketball: Brunswick in GCC driver’s seat after win over Medina — and Elyria loss

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BRUNSWICK — The beach bum-themed Brunswick student section poured into the locker room on Cloud 9, ready to get rowdy with its boys basketball players Tuesday night after one of the biggest regular-season wins in recent memory. The mosh pit didn’t take long to commence, and everyone who crammed in chanted the new sole leader Read More…

Noland: Brunswick-Medina matchup headlines great night for county basketball

It was, as Brunswick boys basketball coach Joe Mackey said, a great night for Medina County. There was a packed house of 1,050 fans in Brunswick’s one-sided, undersized gym, with barely a seat available when the junior varsity game tipped off shortly after 6 p.m. There were two raucous student sections, Medina going farmer get-up Read More…

U.S. women’s national soccer team to be briefed on Zika virus

The U.S. women’s national soccer team was scheduled to be briefed Tuesday night on the developing Zika virus crisis in Latin America, a day before the start of the CONCACAF Olympic qualification tournament in Texas. The 2016 Olympics are scheduled for Aug. 5-21 in Brazil, where the Zika virus is spreading rapidly. Speaking at a Read More…

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Cavaliers: Kobe making last stand in Cleveland

INDEPENDENCE — LeBron James knows his basketball history, so he’s fully aware Kobe Bryant will be playing at Quicken Loans Arena for the last time when the Cavaliers host the Los Angeles Lakers tonight at 8 in a game that will be shown on ESPN. “Anytime I even watch his games, even when I’m not Read More…

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Browns refute report, insist Johnny Manziel had concussion final week of season

The Browns defended themselves Tuesday against allegations they lied, while insisting that quarterback Johnny Manziel had a concussion the last week of the season and wasn’t cleared by an independent neurologist until nearly two weeks later. A Browns spokesman put out a statement after media outlets picked up comments made by NFL Network’s Michael Silver Read More…

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High school basketball: Medina, Brunswick to play tonight to break GCC first-place tie

BRUNSWICK — Get ready for the biggest Medina County boys basketball showdown in more than a decade. Medina vs. Brunswick. Archrivals playing their guts out in a sold-out, one-sided gym. Plenty of deserved hype. A three-way tie with Elyria atop the Greater Cleveland Conference will be broken. Short of a winner-take-all scenario, tonight can’t get Read More…

High school wrestling: Wissel twins help Highland’s turnaround

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For future reference, Ryan Wissel has a mole over his left eye and always is wearing red. His identical twin Tyler is the one wearing blue. Other than that, it’s virtually impossible to tell the Highland sophomores apart. Where one is the other is sure to follow. Even up close it’s tough to see the Read More…

Eight Pilot Flying J executives indicted; Haslams not among them

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The former president of a Tennessee company owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is charged along with seven others with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud. Mark Hazelwood left Pilot Flying J in 2014, a year after the FBI raided the truck stop chain’s Read More…

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