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Pro Football: Big Ben contract talks are on hold
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers want to reward Ben Roethlisberger for the two Super Bowls he’s already won while also making sure the talent around their quarterback is good enough to make a …
Area Golf: Lawrence still keeping area courses green
DON LAWRENCE may no longer be the superintendent at Red Hawk Run golf course, but he’s still active in the local golf scene as a salesman and consultant with Legacy Turf and Ornamental, a division o …
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Track and Field: Brown eighth in junior world 400
EUGENE, Ore. — Findlay High School graduate Tyler Brown earned his first international track and field medal. Although, it wasn’t the medal he probably wanted. Brown finished eighth in the men’s 400-m …
Local couple exchange vows on country club’s ninth hole
By ANDREW PREZIOSO PGA.com Keith and Sandy (Hurt) Lemons recently were married on the ninth hole at Fostoria Country Club. It was a simple wedding, attended by immediate family and followed by a recep …
Jon Diebler thriving professionally in Europe
By ANDY WOLF SPORTS WRITER KANSAS — Basketball has always brought the Diebler family together. It has surrounded Jon Diebler his entire life, learning the sport at an early age from his dad Keith Dieb …
Tigers battle past Diamondbacks
PHOENIX (AP) — The Detroit Tigers raced out to a seven-run lead, thanks to a big hit by Austin Jackson. They needed another one after Arizona rallied. Of course, Miguel Cabrera came through. Jackson h …
BG named favorite to win MAC
DETROIT (AP) — Defending champion Bowling Green State University is the favorite to win this season’s Mid-American Conference title. A poll of media that cover the conference on Wednesday picked the F …
Browns sign top draft pick Gilbert
BEREA (AP) — Justin Gilbert has his contract with the Browns. Now he needs a starting job. The rookie cornerback signed a four-year, $12.8 million contract on Wednesday as Cleveland’s other first-year …
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McCoy, Cole get in scuffle at Eagles' camp
LeSean McCoy and Trent Cole got into a fight at Eagles’ training camp on Sunday.
Jets' Pryor out indefinitely with concussion
Rookie safety Calvin Pryor, known for his hard-hitting style, will be out indefinitely with a concussion, the New York Jets announced Sunday.
Pack sign WR Nelson to contract extension
The Green Bay Packers have signed star wide receiver Jordy Nelson to a four-year, $39 million contract extension, a league source confirmed to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Roethlisberger focused on field, not contract
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said his focus is on football, not his contract situation, and he expressed confidence that the two sides will reach an agreement on a long-term deal …
Mettenberger: It's 'never fun' to get punched
Titans rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger knows only too well the intensity of the Alabama-LSU rivalry.
Love out for Team USA amid uncertain status
Kevin Love has withdrawn from this summer’s USA Basketball roster because of his uncertain NBA status, leaving the Americans without one of their most experienced international players.
Report: NBA considering 7-day All-Star break
The NBA is considering extending the All-Star break into a seven-day hiatus next season, according to a report by the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
Cavs still out front in Love talks, sources say
The Cleveland Cavaliers cannot officially trade Andrew Wiggins before Aug. 23 but remain the closest thing to a front-runner in the trade sweepstakes for the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Kevin Love, accord …
'Fortunate' Lakers introduce forward Boozer
“Fortunate” Lakers introduce newly acquired veteran forward Carlos Boozer.
Sources: Casspi, Kings agree to 1-year deal
Veteran forward Omri Casspi is returning to the Sacramento Kings, according to sources close to the process.
Padres' Kennedy to miss start due to oblique
Padres right-hander Ian Kennedy will miss his scheduled start against the Braves on Monday due to a left oblique strain.
Baseball Hall cuts election eligibility to 10 years
Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire will have less time to remain eligible for the Hall of Fame ballot under changes made Saturday.
Red Sox deal Peavy to Giants for prospects
The Boston Red Sox have agreed to trade veteran pitcher Jake Peavy to the San Francisco Giants for a pair of pitching prospects, a source confirmed to ESPN.
Ten minor leaguers ejected after wild brawl
Nine players and Reno Aces manager and former major leaguer Phil Nevin were ejected after a wild, benches-clearing brawl in Saturday’s game between the Triple-A affiliates of the Dodgers and Diamondba …
Red Sox GM doesn't rule out dealing Lester
Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington, in a conference call with reporters following the trade of pitcher Jake Peavy, did not rule out a trade of ace left-hander Jon Lester, saying the club expected …
Free agent Sarich injured in cycling accident
Free-agent NHL defenseman Cory Sarich is recovering in a Calgary hospital after a cycling accident this week.
Kreider, Rangers able to avoid arbitration
The New York Rangers narrowly avoided arbitration with restricted free-agent winger Chris Kreider by agreeing to terms Wednesday, the team announced.
Avalanche announce 2-year deal for O'Reilly
Ryan O’Reilly avoided salary arbitration with the Colorado Avalanche by signing a two-year deal on Wednesday morning, the team announced.
Rangers, Zuccarello avoid arbitration with deal
The New York Rangers avoided arbitration with Mats Zuccarello by agreeing to terms with the restricted free agent winger, the team announced Tuesday.
Kirilenko ends engagement to Caps' Ovechkin
Another sports power couple’s engagement is off.