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Ohio State University, home of Buckeyes, applies to trademark the word ‘the’

College was originally known as The Ohio State UniversityMove likely to be related to school’s popular football teamOhio State University wants to trademark the word “the” when used as part of the school’s name on university merchandise. The Columbus D…

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Ohio State University, home of Buckeyes, applies to trademark the word ‘the’

College was originally known as The Ohio State UniversityMove likely to be related to school’s popular football teamOhio State University wants to trademark the word “the” when used as part of the school’s name on university merchandise. The Columbus D…

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MSU cleared in Nassar scandal but abuse allegations grow at Ohio State

Michigan State says NCAA has cleared it over Nassar assaultsDozens of people say they were abused by doctor at Ohio StateMichigan State University says the NCAA, the body that oversees college sports in the US, has cleared it of any rules violations in…

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Stadium vote opens way for MLS’s Crew to move from Columbus to Austin

Club would move 1,000 miles from current home under planCrew owner keen on Austin, city without major league teamAustin City Council has voted to move ahead with a plan for a new, privately funded stadium on city land sought by the owner of Major Leagu…

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Ex-wife of Ohio State assistant fired for abuse says Urban Meyer knew of case

Meyer had previously told reporters he was unaware of abuse“All the [coaches’] wives knew,” Courtney Smith tells reporterThe ex-wife of former Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith says she told Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer’s wife in 2015 that her husban…

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Golfer hits first-ever hole-in-one at age of 93 then retires from game

Ben Bender had been playing golf for 65 years at time of his feat‘It seemed the Lord knew this was my last round’Ben Bender decided to go out on top. The 93-year-old from Ohio had been playing golf for 65 years when he hit his first-ever hole-in-one la…

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Red Gerard soars to slopestyle gold for USA’s first medal of Winter Olympics

Gerard, 17, becomes youngest Olympian to medal in snowboardingAmerican posts clutch score on final run after falling on his first twoTeam USA is on the board at the Winter Olympics thanks to one of their youngest members.American teenager Red Gerard wo…

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Cleveland Browns fans finally get a parade … only one they never hoped for

It may seem daft to throw a parade after becoming only the second team ever to go winless in a 16-game season, but Browns fans hope the owners will take noteWhen talking about the parade he’s helped plan, lifelong Cleveland Browns fan Chris McNeil want…

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Cleveland Browns fans finally get a parade … only one they never hoped for

It may seem daft to throw a parade after becoming only the second team ever to go winless in a 16-game season, but Browns fans hope the owners will take noteWhen talking about the parade he’s helped plan, lifelong Cleveland Browns fan Chris McNeil want…

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Bengals’ Adam Jones charged with assault after incident in Cincinnati hotel

Jones faces four charges including assault and disorderly conductJail records say cornerback, 33, refused to comply with police officersThe Bengals cornerback Adam Jones has been charged with assault following an incident in a hotel in downtown Cincinn…

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USA wrestler Logan Stieber’s stolen world championship medal returned

  • Wrestler’s world championship medal returned after theft on Monday
  • Stieber was lone American wrestler to win gold at worlds this weekend
  • Ohio State legend won four NCAA titles in four seasons with Buckeyes

It wasn’t the homecoming Logan Stieber had in mind when he returned from Budapest on Monday after winning his first world championship.

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Michael Bradley on USA-Mexico World Cup qualifier after Trump election – video

USA captain Michael Bradley says there is total respect for Mexican-Americans and people around the world on Wednesday in Ohio, after Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election. His statement comes ahead of a World Cup qualifier against Mexico

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Michael Bradley on USA-Mexico World Cup qualifier after Trump election – video

USA captain Michael Bradley says there is total respect for Mexican-Americans and people around the world on Wednesday in Ohio, after Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election. His statement comes ahead of a World Cup qualifier against Mexico

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America’s Azteca: how a small Columbus stadium became a fortress for US soccer

Since 2001, the US has opted to stage every home World Cup qualifier against Mexico in Columbus, where the frigid temperatures, compact design and hostile atmosphere have conspired to make it a house of horrors for El Tri

Welcome to the heart of the midwest and Mapfre Stadium: America’s Azteca.

In 2001, on a cold February night in Ohio’s capital, more than 24,000 fans packed what was then called Columbus Crew Stadium to witness the beginning of a new era for US soccer. Bruce Arena and the men’s national team were about to face Mexico in the final round of qualifiers for the 2002 World Cup. As kick-off neared, Mexican players were so fazed by the unforgiving temperatures that they decided to warm up inside their locker room. “It was a different climate than what we were used to,” said defender Alberto Macías after the match. “The way the people backed them surprised us, and the cold was tremendous.”

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Police union chief threatens Browns boycott over ‘throat-slit’ Instagram post

  • Isaiah Crowell’s now-deleted image depicted officer’s throat being slit
  • Stephen Loomis: ‘I’ll pull officers from the stadium if he doesn’t make it right’

The head of Cleveland’s police union has threatened to pull his officers from Browns games over a controversial Instagram post by Cleveland running back Isaiah Crowell.

Last week, after the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, Crowell posted a picture on Instagram of a police officer’s throat being slit. Crowell posted the photo before the killings of five Dallas officers last Thursday. He later removed the post and apologized.

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Cavaliers celebrate NBA title with massive parade in Cleveland – video

Hundreds of thousands of fans took to the streets in downtown Cleveland to celebrate the Cavaliers’ NBA championship win with LeBron James and the rest of the squad. The team brought the city its first major sports title in 52 years after beating the Golden State Warriors in a seven-game series that concluded on Sunday

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Cleveland celebrates end of 52-year title drought – in pictures

Hundreds of thousands of fans descended on downtown Cleveland on Wednesday to celebrate the Cavaliers’ win over the Golden State Warriors in the NBA finals, which ended the city’s 52-year championship drought

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It’s time to call LeBron James what he is: the NBA’s greatest ever player

The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar is the rare case of someone with wild promise exceeding expectations

The first time I saw LeBron James play basketball was during his final year at St Vincent-St Mary High School. By then he was already a national sensation – Sports Illustrated had featured him on the cover months earlier under the headline “The Chosen One” – and his senior season was essentially a barnstorming tour that filled arenas around the country and sated the intense curiosity of a pre-YouTube world. Several of his games were broadcast nationally on ESPN2, a rarity for high school basketball. Still more were available on pay-per-view, which is unheard of. When the circus came to my hometown of Philadelphia, a sellout crowd packed the Palestra to the corners. Allen Iverson watched from courtside. The multimillion-dollar industry that would be constructed around LeBron’s image was still years away from completion, but even then you could see the scaffolding in place. It was three days before Christmas 2002.

Watching him that day it wasn’t so much the size that belied his age – though to behold the 6ft 8in, 225lb teenager picking his teeth with high school defenders no doubt lent to the spectacle – but that he operated with the maturity and sophistication of a seasoned professional. Was he really only 17? The combination of skills he commanded was more than just rare: it defied categorization. Sure, he could score from anywhere on the court but plenty of players make their mark that way. LeBron devoured rebounds like each was his last. He whipped passes from outrageous angles with pace and uncanny precision, finding his team-mates in perfect position for easy baskets. He could play the one through the five and defend them just the same. Every action was exacted with economy of movement and effortless calm, the way a Formula One driver can navigate a car with the casual indifference of a channel surfer idly flicking the remote.

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Don’t pity Cleveland’s sports fans: they’ve been winning for years

LeBron James is home and fans have a strong bond with their teams – these are good times to be in Cleveland

By the time the Golden State Warriors finished dancing with the trophy and flew back home to California, a tired, old script was being written about the city they left behind. Woe is Cleveland the narrative began once more. The city of sports misfortune sinks again. Another season gone, another year without a championship.

The story has been so easy to write it has grown stale from overuse. Cleveland’s misery was rolled out when the Cavaliers didn’t win a championship in LeBron James’s first time there. It burned through dozens of news cycles when James bolted for Miami. It has been trundled out about every third week during the Browns seasons, held up as some deeper failing of a city, as if championships should define a fan’s soul.

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Could a Cavaliers win spark a revival for the city of Cleveland?

For years, Cleveland has experienced economic – and sporting – decline. But if the Cavs break the Cleveland Curse in the NBA finals, a whole city will celebrate

When Cleveland Cavaliers’ guard Kyrie Irving hobbled off the court late in the fourth quarter in game one of the NBA finals – and then was shown thrown spiking his jersey angrily to the floor in the bowels of Oracle Arena in Oakland – you could almost hear a collective “Oh no, why us?” from the sports fans on the shores of Lake Erie.

And when the Cavs then lost that game to the Golden State Warriors in overtime, it was almost a “Here, we go again” refrain. For in Cleveland, which hasn’t won a title in a major sport since the Cleveland Browns won the NFL championship in 1964, losing big games and in melodramatic ways is just par for the course. Most dedicated sports fans here (and, quite frankly, almost everyone is emotionally attached to their teams) fans figured this series was over almost before it began, and the “waiting for next year” mantra started.

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