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Hockey great Gordie Howe makes gritty fight back from stroke

Hockey great Gordie Howe makes gritty fight back from stroke

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Ravaged by a stroke that left him unable to walk and barely able to speak, Gordie Howe decided it was time to quit.
His sons didn't want to hear it. Not from Mr. Hockey, whose 25-year career in the NHL was defined by his indomitable style and blend of grit and finesse.
"He was saying, 'Take me ... (full story)


Jones throws 2 TDs, wins challenge at Ohio State spring game

Jones throws 2 TDs, wins challenge at Ohio State spring game

COLUMBUS (AP) — Already a statewide celebrity after guiding Ohio State to three postseason wins and the national championship last season, Cardale Jones made the most of his very first collegiate start at home.
The senior-to-be completed 19 of 42 passes for 304 yards and two touchdowns to Corey Smith to lead the Gray to a 1 ... (full story)


Pocket ace: Indians, Kluber finalize $38.5M, 5-year contract

Pocket ace: Indians, Kluber finalize $38.5M, 5-year contract

CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber has financial security, and the Indians figure to have their ace for at least five more years.
The AL Cy Young winner finalized a $38.5 million, five-year contract on Sunday, April 5, a package that ties Kluber to Cleveland through the 2019 season.
"I wanted to be here. I wanted to be i ... (full story)


After volatility of Nebraska, Pelini finds comfort at home

After volatility of Nebraska, Pelini finds comfort at home

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The heroes of northeast Ohio cover the walls at the most popular Italian restaurant in Bo Pelini's hometown.
Bernie Kosar's No. 19 Cleveland Browns jersey next to the door that leads to the kitchen. The photograph behind the bar of Ron Jaworski, the former Youngstown State quarterback who took the Ph ... (full story)


Two issues imperatives for MLB’s next CBA

Two issues that have dominated the Major League Baseball offseason are the process for signing international amateur players and service time considerations related to the promotion of top prospects. Both of these issues should be front and center when MLB and the MLB Players Association negotiate a new basic agreement.
Both issu ... (full story)