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Cincinnati bear moves eastward

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The 2-year-old male black bear that toured suburban Cincinnati in recent weeks to the delight of local residents and reporters continues to move east along the Ohio River, according to state wildlife officials.Todd Haines, southwest district manager for the Ohio DNR Division of Wildlife, said on July 23 the bear was last sighted in eastern Clermont County, after spending a few days camped at East Fork State Park.Haines believes the bear is likely headed for its “old Kentucky home” where it’s more likely to find female companionship.“We feel like it’s getting ready to cross the river,” he said.Black bear sightings are rare, but not unheard of in southwest Ohio.

 

Big Ten sets sights on powerful Ohio State

CHICAGO — For just a moment it was a different Urban Meyer. He was agitated and a little uncertain.After standing up at the end of two hours of interviews at a table at the Big Ten football media days on Tuesday, he thought he had lost his cell phone.But the crisis was quickly resolved when it was pointed out he had put it into his suit coat pocket and then removed the coat sometime during the interviews.Meyer refers to Ohio State’s back-to-back lo...

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McIlroy refocuses as PGA Tour returns to Ohio

AKRON — The claret jug is not out of sight. Rory McIlroy is just trying to get it out of his mind.McIlroy had plenty of fun with golf’s oldest trophy after his wire-to-wire win in the British Open. He celebrated with friends in England, took the jug out for a night on the town in Belfast with his buddies, and brought it with him when he returned home to Florida. And yes, it’s with him at Firestone this week at the Bridgestone Invitational.“I’...

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Playoffs could create chances for Big Ten teams

CHICAGO — As he watched the BCS championship game last season, Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook could not help but wonder:What if a playoff system were in place? Would the Spartans be playing for the biggest prize?No need to wonder anymore. The old BCS system is out. A four-team playoff to determine a national champion is being implemented this season, and that could open some more opportunities for the Big Ten and the other four power conferences....

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U.S. Marines push Golden Eagles to new heights

It doesn’t matter whether or not it says it on the calendar but last week was the last week of summer vacation for high school sports athletes.No school doesn’t start up for another few weeks or so, but with the start of high school sports seasons officially coming next week, that makes this one the dreaded week of serious conditioning.At Madison-Plains High School the football program affectionately refers to it as “Hell Week” and coach Jason Hun...

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Johnny Be Good: Browns expect Manziel to behave

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Johnny will be good.That’s what the Browns expect from Johnny Manziel now that training camp is about to start.Cleveland coach Mike Pettine said he’s not worried about the popular rookie’s wild off-field behavior carrying into the season, and he’s determined not to let any outside influences affect his decision in picking either Manziel or veteran Brian Hoyer to be his starting quarterback.Pettine, who will open...

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ShockBox helmet sensors in at Madison-Plains

The quarterback shouts signals to his teammates so they know the play called. There’s another signal which will come from the heads of the Madison-Plains football players this season, and it will be sent to the sidelines.Sending that signal will be the ShockBox impact indicator, a high-tech device which fits neatly into the helmet’s crown. Held there by fabric fastener, the device sends a signal to the team’s training staff if a player sustains a sharp enough blow...

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Counting down to football

Front from left, senior Seth Jones and junior Hayden Thompson; at back, junior Zane Foucht and senior Ben Martin take time out from the London Football Summer Camp to point out the countdown time until the London vs. Urbana home opener for the Red Raiders. Head Coach Kyle Cutler says that London has used seven of its 10 allotted summer camp days to prep for the start of two-a-day practices on Friday, Aug. 1. The Red Raiders open with the Hillclimbers on Friday, Aug. 29.

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Old-fashioned baseball

The first baseman of the Plain City Dutchmans awaits the ball at first base during an old-fashioned game of baseball against the Ohio Village Muffins, held Friday in Plain City in conjunction with the Miami Valley Steam Threshers Show.Contributed photo/Jay Gehres/Gehres Photography

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Bon Jovi part of group eyeing Bills

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Rocker Jon Bon Jovi is part of a Toronto group that has retained a banking firm and submitted paperwork expressing interest in buying the Buffalo Bills, three people who have reviewed documents regarding the sale process told The Associated Press on Friday.It is unclear if the group would eventually want to move the NFL team to Toronto. The club is on the market after Hall of Fame owner Ralph Wilson died in March.The three people spoke to The Associ...

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Pinson could bolster Tar Heels’ perimeter defense

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.— Theo Pinson knows how to guarantee himself a significant role as a freshman at North Carolina — play defense.The 6-foot-6 swingman arrived this summer to help fill the Tar Heels’ need for backcourt depth and bolster UNC’s defense on the perimeter, where opponents blistered the Tar Heels in last season’s final two games.“You just have to worry about making the right play and playing defense at all times,” Pinson...

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NFL preseason watch: New coaches, star rookies

NEW YORK — It’s time to climb out of the pool, put down that frosty drink, discard the shades and fire up the high-definition TV.The NFL is back.Some training camps open this weekend, and the first preseason game is Aug. 3, at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. If it seems like the Texans just ended the draft by taking Mr. Irrelevant (defensive back Lonnie Ballentine of Memphis), well, it was only two months ago.Players, coaches and front office staffs...

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