A vision for the future

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NCAA President Mark Emmert said Thursday the time is right to consider a decentralized and deregulated version of college sports, shifting power to conferences and campuses and reconsidering how schools are aligned. Emmert said the recent Supreme Court ruling against the NCAA along with the ...

Fallen Jackets goalie a hero

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UPPER ARLINGTON — Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks was hailed as a friend and hero during a memorial service held Thursday for the player who died on the Fourth of July from an errant fireworks mortar blast. Authorities have said the fireworks at a private home northwest ...

Scrappers topped by Trenton

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TRENTON, NJ — Trent Buck Anderson and Yo Yo Nunez each recorded two hits for the Scrappers in a 17-5 loss to Trenton on Thursday. The Thunder got off to a hot start, scoring three runs in the bottom of the first and continued to pepper runs on throughout the game. Bobby Sparling knocked ...

Reds heat up, chip away at Brewers’ lead

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CINCINNATI — The Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati start the second half of the season the same way they ended the first — with Nick Castellanos and the Reds hoping to pick up where they left off. After Castellanos and the resurgent Reds won three out of four in Milwaukee last weekend to ...

OU’s Solich announces retirement

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Ohio coach Frank Solich had one of the great second acts in college football history. After a six-year stint as Tom Osborne’s replacement at Nebraska was deemed good but not good enough, Solich returned to his home state and led a downtrodden Ohio football program to 16 years of ...

Penguins ink forward Blueger

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PITTSBURGH — Teddy Blueger is sticking with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The team announced Wednesday it signed the 26-year-old forward to a two-year contract with an average salary of $2.2 million. Blueger, who worked on Pittsburgh’s fourth line, tied a career high with 22 points (seven ...