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Consecutive sentences in a rape case properly imposed

A panel of three judges in the 9th District Court of Appeals recently ruled that the Summit County Court of Common Pleas properly imposed consecutive sentences in a rape case.
Larry Johnson was indicted on charges of rape, sexual battery and gross sexual imposition in 2012. He pleaded guilty to rape and gross sexual imposition a ... (full story)


LeBron: Health risks mean sons won't play football

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James isn't ready to let his two sons strap on shoulder pads and a helmet just yet.
The NBA superstar doesn't want his boys, 10-year-old LeBron Jr. and 7-year-old Bryce, to play organized football because of safety concerns. He hasn't ruled them out playing the sport in the future, but for now he's ... (full story)

Scullion will balance med school, return to court

COLUMBUS (AP) — Amy Scullion had already graduated and been accepted to medical school at Ohio State. She figured she'd played her final basketball game for the Buckeyes last February.
Now she's back on the court. Sort of.
Scullion will balance her challenging medical-school schedule with the Buckeyes' practice and game ... (full story)

Sideline tablets seem here to stay

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL took a major step this season by authorizing the use of tablets on the sidelines and in coaches' booths. Most everyone from coaches to players to video directors to league executives say it has been a step in the right direction.
Through their $400 million five-year agreement with Microsoft, the lea ... (full story)