The Ohio State Fair’s popular butter display features the traditional butter cow and calf and life-size sculptures of Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer and Brutus Buckeye. American Dairy Assn. Mideast

Butter Buckeyes

Trophies and trips to the White House are nice, but you really haven't hit the big time until you've been immortalized in butter. The Buckeyes’ College Football Playoff championship will be so honored at this year’s Ohio State Fair.


Boston to blame for Olympic bid flop, says IOC’s Bach

Boston was picked by the U.S. Olympic Committee to be the country's candidate for the 2024 Games but rescinded its bid in a spectacular U-turn on Monday after the city's mayor said taxpayers could not afford to host the event.

Columbus Clippers

Win vaults Clippers to IL West lead

Tyler Holt's RBI single in the eighth inning was the difference as the Clippers rallied for a 4-3 win over Indianapolis, taking sole possession of first place in the International League’s Western Division.

Cincinnati Reds

Reds 4, Cardinals 0

Joey Votto hit a three-run home run in support of Mike Leake, and the Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0 on Tuesday night.

Cleveland Indians

Tribe home losing streak longest in 40 years

Eric Hosmer's homer with two outs in the ninth inning lifted the Kansas City Royals to a 2-1 victory on Tuesday night over the Indians, who have lost eight straight at home — their longest home losing streak in 40 years.


Platini to run for FIFA presidency

UEFA head Michel Platini announced on Wednesday his intention to stand for presidency of FIFA in place of Sepp Blatter.


ANALYSIS: Women’s impact on men’s professional sports

The Arizona Cardinals say new coach Jen Welter is believed to be the first woman to hold a coaching position of any kind in the NFL.


U.S. dentist accused of killing beloved Cecil the Lion

Wildlife officials accused an American hunter of killing one of the oldest and most famous lions in Zimbabwe, without a permit after paying $50,000 to two people who lured the beast to its death.


Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, July 29.


NFL upholds Brady’s four-game Deflategate suspension

The New England QB's punishment for his role in using under-inflated footballs during the AFC championship game last season was upheld by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.


Arizona Cardinals hire the NFL’s first female coach

The Arizona Cardinals are being hailed as groundbreakers after hiring Dr. Jen Welter to be a coaching intern during training camp this year, working with inside linebackers.


WATCH: Ohio State football players ‘dummy’ prank

This Nike uniform "mannequin" did a better job bringing quarterback Cardale Jones to the ground than any Oregon player.


Spieth may be the best putter ever, says Poulter

U.S. Masters and U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth could go down as the greatest putter golf has ever seen.

Columbus Clippers

Clippers catch Indians atop IL West standings

A walk-off RBI single by Michael Martinez in the 11th inning gave the Clippers a 4-3 win over Indianapolis and move them into a first place tie with the Indians atop the International League West Division.


IOC expects U.S. 2024 bid despite Boston pullout

The deadline for applicant city submissions for the 2024 Games is Sept. 15 with Hamburg, Paris, Rome and Budapest already having entered the race.

Cleveland Indians

Royals 9, Indians 4

Missouri’s major-league baseball teams solidified their leads atop their respective divisions at the expense of Ohio’s teams Monday.

Cincinnati Reds

Cardinals 4, Reds 1

Kolten Wong hit a grand slam that backed Lance Lynn and led the St. Louis Cardinals over the Reds 4-1 Monday night.

Cleveland Cavaliers

Cavs re-sign Delly

The Cavaliers have re-signed free agent guard Matthew Dellavedova to a one-year, $1.2 million contract.


Tuesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Tuesday, July 28.


Watch NFL rookies react to their ‘Madden 16′ ratings

Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota, Amari Cooper, Melvin Gordon and other NFL rookies react to their ratings in the upcoming installment of the storied video game franchise.

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