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No. 5 Ohio State pulls away to beat Navy 34-17
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Saturday, August 30, 2014 8:00 PM


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BALTIMORE — There might come a time when Ohio State coach Urban Meyer expands his offensive playbook to include various long passes, reverses and bootlegs.

Until his young quarterback gains confidence and his line grows up, the No. 5 Buckeyes will likely count on the kind of conservative game plan that proved good enough to beat Navy 34-17 Saturday.

Redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett threw for 226 yards and two touchdowns in his college debut as Ohio State earned its 25th consecutive regular-season victory.

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 8:00 PM

Lady Jays, Spartans draw in girls soccer


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DELPHOS — St. John's and Lima Senior battled to a 1-1 draw in girls soccer action Saturday at the St. John's Annex.

The Lady Blue Jay (0-2-2) score came from sophomore Carleigh Ankerman — off a lead pass from classmate Maria Giambruno-Fuge — at 32:28 of the first half.

Scoring for the Lady Spartans (0-2-3) was senior Kayleigh Twining (assisted by Rosario Montano) at 23:57 of the second half.

Green-Ellis, Moorman among early wave of NFL cuts
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Friday, August 29, 2014 8:56 PM

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The Law Firm has closed up shop in Cincinnati.

Running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis was released by the Bengals on Friday, among a handful of players out of jobs — for now — as NFL teams started to trim their rosters to get down to the mandatory 53 players by this afternoon.

Green-Ellis was Cincinnati's top rusher the past two seasons,but the running back with the amusing nickname was made expendable once the Bengals drafted LSU's Jeremy Hill in the second round in May. Cincinnati also waived linebacker Brandon Joiner, defensive tackle LaKendrick Ross and quarterback Tyler Wilson.

No. 5 Ohio State launches season against Navy
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Friday, August 29, 2014 8:50 PM

BALTIMORE (AP) — Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo found the routine of watching film of fifth-ranked Ohio State to be cause for consternation as today's season opener drew closer.

"It seems like every time I turn on the tape that team gets better," Niumatalolo said. "Ohio State has always gotten great players but Coach (Urban) Meyer has taken their recruiting to another level since he got there. There are phenomenal athletes at every position on the field."

Navy, in contrast, has only has a handful of players that were offered scholarships by other Football Bowl Subdvision schools. That explains in part why the Midshipmen are two-touchdown underdogs.

The Buckeyes have won 24 straight regular-season games and have national championship aspirations despite losing starting quarterback Braxton Miller to a season-ending shoulder injury.

Santana homers again in KC, helps Indians win
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Friday, August 29, 2014 8:46 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Carlos Santana, who homered five times at Kauffman Stadium in a series last month, hit a 2-run homer as the Cleveland Indians topped the Kansas City Royals 6-1 Friday night.

The loss cut the Royals' lead to a half-game over Detroit in the AL Central.

Santana connected in the ninth inning for his 22nd home run, helped Cleveland win for the fifth time in six games.