Free-agent compensation, international draft top MLB issues

NEW YORK (AP) — Negotiators for baseball players and owners are meeting this week in Irving, Texas, in an attempt to reach agreement on a collective bargaining agreement to replace the five-year contract that expires Thursday. After eight work stoppages from 1972-95, baseball has had 21 years of labor peace.

  • Written by RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer

With playoff spots at stake, Ohio St beats Michigan in 2OT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The play was 29 Lead, and it will go down in history as how Ohio State beat Michigan in one of the greatest games ever played by the Big Ten's most storied rivals.

  • Written by RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer

The big wait: Ohio State's fate rests with playoff committee

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Reveling in Saturday's thrilling win over Michigan and shut out of the Big Ten Championship game, Ohio State can only wait a week to see whether it will get a national playoff spot.

  • Written by MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer