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Hamlin gets emotional win at Daytona

Hamlin gets emotional win at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin came to the Daytona 500 determined to honor his late car owner with a victory. He delivered with a storybook tribute for Joe Gibbs Racing. Hamlin won NASCAR’s biggest race for the second time in four years Sunday,...

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Michigan State loses big man but still rolls over OSU 62-44

Michigan State loses big man but still rolls over OSU 62-44

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State shut down Ohio State in the second half despite an injury to Nick Ward. Now the Spartans may be without their standout big man for a while. Ward left in the second half with a broken left hand, but No. 11 Michigan State...

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Puig wants to be in Reds everyday lineup.

Puig wants to be in Reds everyday lineup.

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — The prospects gathered in the outfield grass around the veteran. For more than an hour Wednesday, as the rest of the Cincinnati Reds filtered into their clubhouse, a few young players received a tutorial on the path to big league success. The...

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Boys basketball roundup: Perry notches 16th victory

Boys basketball roundup: Perry notches 16th victory

PERRY — The Commodores improved to 16-3 on the season with a 62-45 boys basketball victory Saturday night against Botkins. Chazz Jackson had 22 points and Jamal Whiteside scored 18 for Perry. Zane Paul (12), Jayden Priddy (10) and Spencer Heuker (11) reached...

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Wrestling: Wapakoneta wins WBL again

Wrestling: Wapakoneta wins WBL again

WAPAKONETA — Winning a league title is a goal for every high school wrestling program. However, winning a league title is not an easy task. There are a lot of things that have to happen in order for a team to bring home the hardware. The combination of the...

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Wrestling: Bluffton’s Nassar a four-time NWC champ

Wrestling: Bluffton’s Nassar a four-time NWC champ

HARROD – Bluffton senior Deandre Nassar finished fourth at the 2017-18 Ohio High School Athletic Association State wrestling tournament in the 195-pound class. That was after making it as a state qualifier in 2016-17 but he didn’t earn the podium. He looks...

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There was rarely uncertainty with Meyer

PASADENA, Calif. — It’s not often that a journalist says a college football coach made any part of his job easier, but Urban Meyer certainly made writing an Ohio State prediction column easier. Just pick Ohio State to win. Every week, every game, every...

Most players still embrace bowl games

COLUMBUS — Maybe the last time I saw someone truly excited about going to the Rose Bowl was 25 years ago. Ohio State was playing in the Holiday Bowl in San Diego in 1993 and while walking along the ocean one day I ran into some Wisconsin fans, who had decided to...

Big Ten football roundup: Ohio State’s Weber to enter NFL draft

COLUMBUS — Ohio State running back Mike Weber plans to declare for the NFL draft after the Rose Bowl. The redshirt junior announced on Twitter on Sunday that he would forgo his senior season to pursue his childhood dream of playing pro football. He said he would...

Day ready to follow a tough act at Ohio State

COLUMBUS – A year ago anyone suggesting that in 365 days Urban Meyer would retire as Ohio State’s football coach and be replaced by a 39-year-old assistant coach with three games of experience as a head coach would have been called crazy and possibly drug...