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“D” in the spotlight

With a youthful offense and the challenge of facing a lethal, unique offense the Buckeyes defensive players have their hands full as they open their 125th season.

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This week’s top sports shots

A look at the biggest stories and best photography in sports this week.

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This weekend’s sports schedule

A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.

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“J.T.” Time

His coaches and teammates believe J.T. Barrett has assumed the starting quarterback job at No. 5 Ohio State as if that were the plan all along.

Tony Stewart smiles as he speaks with his crew before the start of the rain delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 race at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, February 27, 2012.

Tony Stewart returns to NASCAR racing after fatal accident

Tony Stewart will return to racing this weekend at the Atlanta Motor Speedway for the first time since he struck and killed a young racer at a dirt track earlier this month.

Europe's Paul McGinley of Ireland watches his shot on the third hole during the second day of foursomes competition against Asia at the Royal Trophy golf tournament in Chonburi province, near Bangkok, January 10, 2009.

Mismatch fears over Paul McGinley dispelled

Four-times European Tour winner Paul McGinley won the Ryder Cup in 2002 but Phillip Price says next month's matches at Gleneagles could end up defining his career.

Aug 28, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Catherine Bellis (USA) hits to Zarina Diyas (KAZ) on day four of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

Dream run over for Catherine Bellis as big guns advance

Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic were forced to take a backseat to 15-year-old Catherine Bellis, who hogged the Flushing Meadows limelight once again.

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Johnny Football “not himself” in ad

Wearing spandex leggings, a headband and working out a class of exercising women as if he were Richard Simmons. No, we've never seen Johnny Football like this.

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Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

Nearly half of parents say they're not comfortable letting their child play football amid uncertainty about the long-term impact of concussions.

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Browns 33, Bears 13

Brian Hoyer drove Cleveland's starting offense to a rare preseason touchdown before turning things over to rookie Johnny Manziel in the Browns' 33-13 exhibition win over the Chicago Bears on Thursday night.

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Bengals 35, Colts 7

Rookie Jeremy Hill ran for 90 yards and was Cincinnati's top receiver, and former Buckeye Dane Sanzenbacher returned a punt to the end zone as the Bengals beat the Indianapolis Colts 35-7 on Thursday night.

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Indians 3, White Sox 2

Carlos Carrasco pitched into the seventh inning and Michael Bourn had two triples among his three hits, leading the Indians to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night.

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Reds 7, Cubs 2

Billy Hamilton stole his 51st base and the Reds swiped six in all, beating the Chicago Cubs 7-2 Thursday.

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Indians 2, Clippers 1

The Indians’ Casey Sadler won a pitcher's duel with Gabriel Arias of Columbus in a 2-1 Indianapolis victory in the opening game of a three-game series on Thursday night at Victory Field.

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NFL sets new standards on domestic violence punishment

Players will be subject to a 6-week suspension for their first domestic violence offense.

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Gabrielle Union, Dwayne Wade swear wedding guests to secrecy

Guests will have to sign a confidentiality agreement before they can attend.

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Buy a ticket? Psh! NFL teams selling memberships

The Kansas City Chiefs is changing the way football franchises view their most important fans.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

A look at the sports news making headlines today, Thursday, Aug. 28.

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Shaw’s drowning rescue claim doesn’t hold water

USC's star cornerback Josh Shaw admits to lying about how he injured his ankles.

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Gordon suspended 1 year

Browns star wide receiver Josh Gordon has been suspended by the NFL one year for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

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