Big Ten Spotlight: Imbalance puts conference in tough spot


The grind of playing in the East Division of the Big Ten has taken a toll on teams over the past four years, and this year the biggest hit may be on the conference itself.

  • Written by By TOM CANAVAN , AP Sports Writer

Researcher: Hernandez's brain severely affected by disease


BOSTON (AP) — Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez suffered severe damage to parts of the brain that play an important role in memory, impulse control and behavior, a researcher who studied his brain said Thursday.

  • Written by By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER , Associated Press

US women beat Canada 4-2 for 2nd win in 3 games

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) — The Americans showed off their special teams skills in beating Canada for the second time in three games as part of their pre-Olympic exhibition tour.

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  • Written by By TERESA M. WALKER , AP Sports Writer

Ohio rushes for 393 yards, hands Toledo 1st conference loss

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Dorian Brown had 142 yards rushing and two touchdowns, Ohio quarterback Nathan Rourke added 115 yards on the ground and a score, and the Bobcats handed Toledo its first conference loss, 38-10 on Wednesday night.


4 more Russian skiers banned for doping at Sochi Olympics

MOSCOW (AP) — Four more Russian cross-country skiers were found guilty of doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics on Thursday, including silver medalist Maxim Vylegzhanin.

  • Written by By JAMES ELLINGWORTH , AP Sports Writer