May 2, 2016

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Ex-Ohio State star Will Smith killed in road rage incident

NEW ORLEANS — Will Smith, who helped Ohio State win a national football championship and the New Orleans Saints a Super Bowl, was shot and killed in a case of road rage by a man who had rear-ended his car, police said Sunday. Smith was beloved by Saints fans for his role in bringing a Read More…

Cleveland Gladiators media day: Midview grad Josiah Holt adjusting to indoor game, looking for more playing time

When Josiah Holt showed up at a Cleveland Gladiators open tryout in 2014, the Midview grad and former two-sport standout at Baldwin Wallace University was trying to hold on to his dream of playing professional football. A little more than a year later, Holt is in training camp trying to earn a starting spot with Read More…

Gladiators notes: Road warrior mentality needed

LORAIN — The Cleveland Gladiators have one of the more unique schedules in Arena Football League history this season. Because the Republican National Convention will take over Quicken Loans Arena in late June, Cleveland plays six of its first seven games and eight of its first 10 at home. The Gladiators will end the season Read More…

Commentary: ‘Concussion’ shines light on dark part of America’s favorite sport

One of the most impactful scenes in “Concussion” is a brief and wordless one: Just a few seconds, really, of a high school football team going through its drills. We don’t know who these young, determined, helmeted kids are, but the message is sobering, especially if you’re a parent: Concussion-related brain damage from football is Read More…

10 things to know, Thursday, Dec. 17

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Uncertainty over what happens next after officer’s mistrial in Freddie Gray’s death Lawyers will meet in the judge’s chambers in Baltimore Thursday to discuss dates for a possible retrial. 2. Putin says Syrian people must choose leaders Read More…

Israeli teens embrace American football as training for military combat

KFAR SABA, Israel — Under the bright lights, a call of “set, hike” echoes out, followed by the clatter of helmets smashing against pads at a high school football game. But these aren’t American teenagers hoping to play college ball — they are Israelis with an eye on joining elite military combat units. A growing number Read More…

Could Missouri football team’s protest signal shift in balance of power?

College athletes have more power than ever before, almost everyone can agree on that. What is up for debate is whether that will lead to overdue change, or whether it will throw programs into turmoil. Protests have been rare during the college athletes’ eight-decades and counting campaign for a bigger piece of the pie — Read More…

‘Illegal bat’ just one of many obscure NFL rules

Thanks to Seattle linebacker K.J. Wright and back judge Greg Wilson, football fans now know all about the obscure NFL rule known as the “illegal bat.” The Seahawks received a big break when a flag wasn’t thrown on Wright for batting Calvin Johnson’s fumble out of the back of the end zone for a touchback Read More…

10 things to know, Friday, Sept. 18

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. What Trump didn’t do at a town hall The Republican presidential front-runner declines to challenge a questioner in New Hampshire who incorrectly states that Obama is a Muslim and “not even an American.” 2. Serbia angered by Read More…

The Morning Hit–8/25/15

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. The web has become the digital equivalent of the office water cooler, and its becoming more necessary by the day to stay in the loop. With that being said, let’s hit it. Three years! Today is the third anniversary Read More…