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Columbus Dispatch Jun 22, 2016

NHL | Blue Jackets ponder impact of expansion

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-BLUE_NEWS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-BLUE_NEWS"};BUFFALO, N.Y. — The NHL made its expansion into Las Vegas official Wednesday, with a new franchise joining the league for the 2017-18 season. A bigger concern to the 30 existing franchises is which of their players will be headed to Vegas in next year’s expansion draft, and the league announced those plans, too. The first expansion draft since 2000, when the Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild joined, will take place June 20-21, 2017.
Columbus Dispatch Jun 21, 2016

Soccer | Crew: Duka's versatility makes him a good fit

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};Midfielder Dilly Duka has not played a competitive game since Nov. 8, giving Crew SC coach and sporting director Gregg Berhalter pause before the team traded allocation money and a second-round draft pick to the Montreal Impact for the rights to the out-of-contract veteran and signed him Monday.
Columbus Dispatch Jun 21, 2016

Blue Jackets schedule | CBJ to be tested early by Western opponents

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-BLUE_NEWS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-BLUE_NEWS"};The way the Blue Jackets started last season — an 0-8 face-plant out of the gate — will have players and fans hoping for a smoother launch in 2016-17. But the NHL, with the release today of the schedules for all 30 teams, did the Blue Jackets no favors.
Columbus Dispatch Jun 21, 2016

College football | DA 'refuses to ruin the lives' of two Alabama players, won't prosecute

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};MONROE, La. -- The district attorney's office has decided not to prosecute Alabama offensive lineman Cam Robinson and reserve defensive back Laurence "Hootie" Jones on drug and weapons charges, with the district attorney saying he didn't want to "ruin the lives" of the two football players.
Plain Dealer Jun 21, 2016

Markell Johnson commits to N.C. State, so what are Buckeyes guard options? Ohio State basketball recruiting

Johnson, the No. 5 player in Ohio and a top Buckeyes target, committed to N.C. State on Monday.
Plain Dealer Jun 20, 2016

Urban Meyer talks about Cleveland Cavaliers championship to Ohio State: "Get something out of that"

"Why do we do what we do to win championships?" Meyer asked the Buckeyes. "How do we do that? Nine (units) strong. If you don't get a tear in your eye watching that, you need to look in the faces of some of these athletes who gave their life to their teammates.
Columbus Dispatch Jun 20, 2016

Blue Jackets | Season to open against Boston Bruins

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-BLUE_NEWS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-BLUE_NEWS"};The Blue Jackets will open their 16th regular season on Oct. 13 against the Boston Bruins in Nationwide Arena.
Plain Dealer Jun 20, 2016

Which 2018 players have Ohio State basketball offers? Buckeyes recruiting

A list of the 2018 basketball prospects from Ohio State.
Plain Dealer Jun 20, 2016
Ohio State basketball: Buckeyes Big Ten opponents revealed for 2016-17 season

Ohio State basketball: Buckeyes Big Ten opponents revealed for 2016-17 season

Here's which Big Ten teams Ohio State will play home and away next season.
Columbus Dispatch Jun 20, 2016

Soccer | Crew SC reacquires Dilly Duka

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};Columbus Crew SC reacquired midfielder Dilly Duka on Monday, trading allocation money and a second-round draft pick in 2017 to the Montreal Impact.
Plain Dealer Jun 20, 2016
ESPN to join FOX in carrying Big Ten games under new media rights deal

ESPN to join FOX in carrying Big Ten games under new media rights deal

The network will buy half of the Big Ten's Media rights, according to a report from the Sports Business Journal.
Columbus Dispatch Jun 19, 2016

Blue Jackets | Draft looms, but so do salary cap issues

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-BLUE_NEWS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-BLUE_NEWS"};The NHL is heading into its busy season, with the draft Friday and Saturday in Buffalo, New York, and free agency starting July 1.
Columbus Dispatch Jun 19, 2016

Michael Arace commentary | Quiet tie is fitting for Crew

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};Crew SC did not fight over penalty kicks in Mapfre Stadium on Saturday night. The Gradated Yellow & White & Red & Periwinkle did not engage in on-field tiffs, nor did the players level any postgame criticisms against one another.
Columbus Dispatch Jun 18, 2016

Ohio State football | Line recruit hurts knee in camp

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};Jake Moretti, a long-committed member of the Ohio State 2017 recruiting class, suffered a knee injury while participating in one of OSU’s summer camps on Friday, and Saturday the offensive lineman said it wasn’t clear whether it would cause him to miss his high school senior season at Arvada (Pomona), Colorado.
Plain Dealer Jun 18, 2016

Dallas Gant, an elite 2018 linebacker, earns an Ohio State offer during Buckeyes camp

"It was good to be in (Meyer's) office," Gant said with a smile. "It was a big office, I have never been in there. It was just great to know I can go there if I wanted to. ... I'm happy obviously, excited that I could actually attend The Ohio State University."

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