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James Sitting Out For Cavaliers At Detroit

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — LeBron James is out of the lineup for Cleveland’s game at Detroit as coach Tyronn Lue tries to manage the workload of his star players. Kyrie Irving is expected to play Monday night, but Lue said beforehand that James would miss his third game of...

No. 3 Clemson Returns To Site Of Championship Disappointment

PHOENIX (AP) — Clemson is back in Arizona, hoping to celebrate a College Football Playoff victory in the same stadium the Tigers lamented coming up just short of a national championship last season. The 3rd-ranked Tigers landed at the Phoenix Sky Harbor late Monday afternoon for...

Swinney Changes Mental Approach For Clemson

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — As he flew back from Arizona last January, his players’ disappointment still fresh in his mind, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney began crafting the message he hoped would lead the Tigers past their national championship loss to Alabama and back for another...

Bengals Place Tight End Tyler Eifert On Injured Reserve

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals have placed tight end Tyler Eifert on injured reserve with a back injury. Eifert missed the first six games of the season because of an ankle injury from last season’s Pro Bowl. He finished with 23 receptions for 394 yards and five...

U.S. 224 crash injures 2

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash today on U.S. 224 near Ohio 235, west of Findlay, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported. One of the drivers, Anthony Hilty, 20, of Findlay, and a passenger in his vehicle, Charles Cheney, 16, of Ada, were taken to Blanchard...

Ohio State Had Some Surprises In Store In 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When fall camp opened, coach Urban Meyer had a pretty good idea how quarterback J.T. Barrett played would dictate Ohio State’s fortunes, that Curtis Samuel would be a top playmaker and Mike Weber had what it took to be the next elite tailback in...

Girl, 8, Dies After Crash That Killed Parents Near Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An 8-year-old girl hurt in a crash that killed her parents and another driver in suburban Columbus has died. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says 8-year-old Mylee Music of Columbus died early Sunday at a Columbus hospital. Investigators say the...

Obama Approves Funding For Ohio-made Military Vehicles

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed off on funding for two military vehicles made in northwestern Ohio. The $1.2 billion will go toward production of the Abrams tank and Stryker armored vehicle. Both are made at the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima...

Little League Field To Music Video: Teen’s Music Goes Global

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Creating a world-wide sensation music video that is sweet, compassionate but still loaded with an inspiring, tuneful message about courage would be a tough order for any adult. But Hamilton’s 14-year-old Erika Scott makes it look easy. Though the...

Alabama, Washington arrive in Atlanta for semifinal matchup

ATLANTA (AP) — No. 1 Alabama and coach Nick Saban are the closest the College Football Playoff has to seasoned veterans. The fourth-ranked Washington Huskies are new on the scene. Both teams arrived in Atlanta Monday to resume preparation for Saturday’s Peach Bowl...