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Friday, August 08, 2014 8:00 PM


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Weekly Fish Ohio Fishing Report!


Big Darby Creek (Franklin/Madison/Pickaway counties) - In summer weather, creeks and rivers can provide action. Smallmouth bass: Casting small crankbaits or plastics resembling crayfish or shiners can be rewarding; target boulders, shoreline cover, where pools meet riffles and current eddies. Rock bass: Can be caught using the same techniques as smallmouths; other game fish present are bluegill, carp, crappie, channel and flathead catfish, saugeye and sauger.

Kiser Lake (394 acres; Champaign County) - This lake is perfect for a quiet day on the water since no motors are allowed. Largemouth bass (good population): Try plastics, top-water baits and crankbaits along the lily pads or cover on the north side. Crappie: Become more active as the water cools this fall; try minnows in the old creek channel or around woody cover. Bluegill: Fish aquatic vegetation and cover using wax worms for good results; fly fishing is a good way to learn this fishing technique.


Outhwaite Reservoir, Bucyrus Reservoir #4 (160 acres; Crawford County) - Bluegill: Are being caught on the east side; try maggots or wax worms. Yellow perch: Are being caught with maggots a few feet above a sinker on the bottom. There is no motor-size restriction but a “No-Wake” zone exists throughout the reservoir.

Sandusky River (Sandusky County) - Longnose Gar: Have been biting on minnows fished under bobbers below the Ballville Dam during the day. Catfish: Have been biting below the Ballville Dam using any of the common catfish baits during the day and night.


Mogadore Reservoir (1,104 acres; Portage County) - Fishing from shore is somewhat limited but the entire reservoir is available for boat fishing; outward motors are limited to electric only. Largemouth bass: Biting well on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic worms; target deep weedlines. Catfish: Cut shad remains as a top bait for channel catfish, which run big here. Sunfish: Try wax worms under a bobber near shore.

Spencer Lake (50 acres; Medina County) - Boats are restricted to electric motors only. Catfish: The bite has been consistent at night; use a variety of baits — chicken liver, nightcrawlers, shiners and cut shad — on the bottom with the peak bites happening after dusk. Sunfish: Use small hooks or pin-mins baited with wax worms fished under a float.


Judge rules against NCAA in O'Bannon case
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Friday, August 08, 2014 8:00 PM


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A federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA can't stop college football and basketball players from selling the rights to their names and likenesses, opening the way to athletes getting payouts once their college careers are over.

In a landmark decision, U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled in favor of former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon and 19 others in a lawsuit that challenged the NCAA's regulation of college athletics on antitrust grounds. She issued an injunction prohibiting the NCAA from enforcing its rules on money given to athletes when it comes to their names, images and likenesses.

In a partial victory for the NCAA, though, Wilken ruled the body that governs college athletics could set a cap on the money paid to athletes, as long as it allows at least $5,000 per athlete per year of competition for players at big football and basketball schools.

James, Cavaliers open preseason at home
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CLEVELAND — LeBron James will play his first preseason game with the Cavaliers at home before he faces his former team, the Miami Heat, in Brazil.

The Cavs will open their exhibition season Oct. 5 against Maccabi Tel Aviv, the Israeli club formerly led by new Cleveland coach David Blatt. It will be James' first game with the Cavs since re-signing with them last month as a free agent.

On Oct. 12, James and the Cavs will play the Heat in Rio De Janiero. James won two NBA titles and went to the NBA Finals four straight seasons with the Heat.

The Cavs will also play in Cincinnati on Oct. 15 against Indiana and against Chicago in Columbus on Oct. 20 on Ohio State's campus.

User's guide to the new College Football Playoff
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Friday, August 08, 2014 8:00 PM


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Major college football finally has a playoff. It's called the College Football Playoff.


Here's how it will work and what you need to know.

Eovaldi goes 8 innings, Marlins top Reds 2-1
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Friday, August 08, 2014 8:00 PM


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CINCINNATI — Nathan Eovaldi gave his second straight shutdown performance, holding Cincinnati to five hits over eight shutout innings, and Giancarlo Stanton hit his NL-leading 28th homer on Friday night, powering the Miami Marlins to a 2-1 victory.

The Reds fell to 8-13 since the All-Star break, a slide that has them stranded in fourth place in the NL Central.

Eovaldi (6-6) got his first victory since June 23, ending a streak of three losses and four no-decisions. He was coming off what was his best performance of the second half of the season — seven innings of 1-run ball in a 2-1 win over the Reds last Saturday. He didn't get the decision in that one.