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Miller's injury sting Big Ten's playoff hopes
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014 8:36 PM


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This is bigger than the Buckeyes.

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller is done for the season because of a shoulder injury. The senior needs surgery to repair of torn labrum.

It’s a crushing blow on a few levels:

Monday Local Roundup
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Monday, August 18, 2014 8:00 PM | Updated ( Monday, August 18, 2014 4:19 PM )

Jeffcats mash Cougs in season-opening girls soccer


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DELPHOS — A more veteran-savvy Jefferson girls soccer unit took advantage of a far younger Van Wert crew, opening the 2014 campaign with a 13-0 mashing of the Lady Cougars on a brilliant Monday late afternoon at the St. John's Annex.

Freshman Kndall Marquiss led the Wildcat offense with four goals and two assists, while senior Logan Hamilton three goals, senior Kylee Haehn two goals and two assists and senior Elisabeth Miller a goal and an assist.

Other goals came from sophomore Addison Schimmoeller and freshman Kaelin Anders, while junior Brady White added an assist.


Buckeyes blow up secondary and completely rebuild
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Monday, August 18, 2014 8:00 PM

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COLUMBUS — Urban Meyer wasn't just unhappy with his pass defense after last season.

So upset was he that he destroyed it, hired a new coach to oversee what was left and then they rebuilt it from the ground up.

"It's an acknowledgment of things not done well," veteran safeties coach Kerry Coombs said.

Margus Hunt emerging on Bengals line
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Monday, August 18, 2014 8:00 PM


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CINCINNATI — When defensive end Margus Hunt lined up during training camp as a rookie, his new Cincinnati Bengals teammates couldn't help but think of a movie character.

He repeatedly got compared to Ivan Drago from "Rocky IV." As a crew for HBO's "Hard Knocks" series filmed one practice, teammate Geno Atkins mentioned that the 6-8, 290-pound lineman has a physique like that of the Russian boxer.

"Everyone keeps talking about that," Hunt says while the cameras roll.

Column: Grief gives no timetable on Stewart return
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Monday, August 18, 2014 8:00 PM


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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There are hundreds of guidebooks on how to handle grief, how to navigate the emotional suffering that follows a significant loss.

None of those studies offer a clean timetable on when the roller coaster of emotion will come to a stop. So there is no timetable on when Tony Stewart will get back into a race car.

The 3-time NASCAR champion has skipped two races since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during an Aug. 9 sprint car race. His Stewart-Haas Racing team will not pressure him to return and wins and trophies and a berth in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship have all been put into perspective in a sport in which the show always goes on.