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AP Source: J.R. Smith agrees to new contract with Cavs

AP Source: J.R. Smith agrees to new contract with Cavs

CLEVELAND (AP) — J.R. Smith looked around and realized there was no place like Cleveland.
The free-wheeling and enigmatic shooter has agreed to re-sign with the Cavaliers, a person familiar with the decision told the Associated Press on Thursday night. Smith, who declined his $6.8 million player option shortly after the sea ... (full story)


Meyer's new mantra: Embrace the grind, but enjoy the success

Meyer's new mantra: Embrace the grind, but enjoy the success

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Victory meal is a tradition for Urban Meyer's teams and pretty much a weekly occurrence during football season since the coach got to Ohio State in 2012 — just as it was when he was at Florida.
There was a time back in 2009, as Tim Tebow and the Gators tried to win a second straight national titl ... (full story)


All eyes on QBs at Ohio State as competition heats up

All eyes on QBs at Ohio State as competition heats up

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The most-talked-about quarterback competition in college football even has the other Ohio State Buckeyes paying more attention than usual to preseason practices.
"It is very interesting," chatty safety Tyvis Powell said last Sunday during Buckeyes' media day. "You know what it does, when ... (full story)


Ohio State's Miller feeling it in legs as he switches to WR

Ohio State's Miller feeling it in legs as he switches to WR

COLUMBUS (AP) — As Braxton Miler makes the switch from quarterback to receiver for Ohio State, he is feeling it in his legs.
The two-time Big Ten player of the year at quarterback said he's been monitored running four miles during a practice.
"Oh my God," he said last Sunday during Ohio State media day. "I ... (full story)


Former NFL players appeal terms of concussion settlement

Former NFL players appeal terms of concussion settlement

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former NFL players who object to terms of the potential $1 billion concussion settlement have filed appeals that are likely to delay payouts to thousands of retirees until next year.
About a dozen appeals on behalf of as many as 90 former players were expected to be filed by last Monday's deadline. The 3 ... (full story)