August 29, 2015

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No. 4 Ohio State 63, Penn State 14: Buckeyes blitz Nittany Lions

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COLUMBUS — Ohio State was looking for a lopsided win to impress the voters and boost its BCS numbers. The Buckeyes made Penn State pay the price. Braxton Miller passed for three touchdowns and ran for two and Carlos Hyde rushed for 147 yards and two more scores to lead the fourth-ranked Buckeyes to a Read More…

World Series: Cardinals take Game 3

ST. LOUIS — Allen Craig slid home and it sure looked as though he was out. Didn’t matter. A rare obstruction call by an umpire let Craig score with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, finishing off a mad-cap play that sent the St. Louis Cardinals over the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Read More…

Boy, 5, killed in hit-and-run in Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Cleveland police are searching for the driver who drove off after striking and killing a 5-year-old boy walking to school before dawn. The victim, Israel Thornton, was taken from Friday’s accident to MetroHealth Medical Center, where he died. His identity was released by the county medical examiner. The motorist left the scene just Read More…

World Series: Michael Wacha, bullpen keep Red Sox at bay as Cardinals tie series at a game apiece

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha walks to the dugout after the sixth inning Thursday in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

BOSTON — Just when it seemed Michael Wacha had cracked, the St. Louis Cardinals began scooting around the bases and tied the World Series. Wacha beat John Lackey in a matchup of present and past rookie sensations, and this time it was the Cardinals’ turn to take advantage of sloppy fielding as St. Louis topped Read More…

World Series: Red Sox breeze to ninth straight Series victory

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina watches as Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz hits a two-run home run during the seventh inning of Game 1 of baseball's World Series Wednesday in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

BOSTON — Given a bit of help by the umpires and a lot more by the Cardinals, the Boston Red Sox turned this World Series opener into a laugher. Mike Napoli hit a three-run double right after the umps reversed a blown call, Jon Lester made an early lead stand up and the Red Sox Read More…

Ohio State offensive line stays solid

Ohio State offensive lineman Jack Mewhort blocks against San Diego State on Sept. 7. No. 4 Ohio State has a dynamic quarterback in Braxton Miller, a powerful force at tailback named Carlos Hyde and several prime weapons as receivers. Yet coach Urban Meyer says it's his line that carries the offense. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

COLUMBUS — Urban Meyer has a dynamic quarterback in Braxton Miller, powerful tailback in Carlos Hyde and several strong receivers. Yet the Ohio State coach gushes about the unheralded guys on offense. “I feel good about the line and that’s where winning football, certainly offensive football, starts,” Meyer said after the fourth-ranked Buckeyes’ 34-24 win Read More…

College football: Penn State freshman quarterback Christian Hackenberg has the attention of Ohio State’s defense

Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg rolls out looking to pass against Michigan on Oct. 12. The Penn State quarterback gets his biggest test to date when he plays at No. 4 Ohio State on Saturday. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

COLUMBUS — There’s a joke making the rounds in the Big Ten that maybe they ought to just name the conference’s freshman-of-the-week honors the Christian Hackenberg Award. After all, it seems he wins it every week. Penn State’s rookie quarterback gets his biggest test to date when he plays at No. 4 Ohio State on Read More…

World Series: Red Sox, Cardinals have a history … plenty of talent, too

Boston Red Sox players take batting practice as a rainbow appears in the sky above Fenway Park Tuesday in Boston. The Red Sox are scheduled to host the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 1 of the World Series today. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON — Lance Lynn squeezed through a door leading into the Green Monster, shimmied along a cramped space behind the famed left-field wall and peered out a tiny metal slot in the Fenway Park scoreboard. “A little snug for me,” the burly St. Louis pitcher said. Plenty of Cardinals got their first look at the century-old Read More…

Apple unveils new Macs, iPad ahead of holidays

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SAN FRANCISCO — Apple Inc. is refreshing its iPad lineup and slashing the price of its Mac computers ahead of the holiday shopping season, as it faces an eroding tablet market share and growing competition from rival gadget makers. Apple unveiled a new, thinner, lighter tablet called the “iPad Air” along with a slew of new Macs Tuesday Read More…

Runner sets knitting record during Kansas City Marathon

David Babcock knits a scarf during a marathon in Kansas City, Mo. Babcock finished the marathon in 5 hours, 48 minutes and 27 seconds. Knitting experts measured the scarf he created along the route at just more than 12 feet long. (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star, Jim Barcus)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A University of Central Missouri graphic design professor has knitted his way into the record books while running the Kansas City Marathon. The Kansas City Star reports that David Babcock finished Saturday’s marathon in 5 hours, 48 minutes and 27 seconds. Knitting experts measured the scarf he created along the Read More…