Gordie Howe, known as 'Mr. Hockey,' dies at 88

DETROIT (AP) — Gordie Howe, the rough-and-tumble Canadian farm boy whose boundless blend of talent and toughness made him the NHL's quintessential star during a career that lasted into his 50s, has died. The man forever known as "Mr. Hockey" was 88.

  • Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF

Archie Griffin's brother, others file suits over concussions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The brother of two-time Ohio State Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin is one of the plaintiffs in the latest batch of lawsuits against the NCAA filed by former college players who say they suffer the effects of concussions.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Ohio State-Michigan bring Big Ten's biggest rivalry to NJ

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Hours before Jim Harbaugh led yet another satellite camp, some Rutgers fans let the Michigan coach know that not everyone was welcoming him to the Garden State: A bunch of red block R car magnets were left on the field at Paramus Catholic High School, along with a teddy bear and a letter telling Harbaugh to "go home."

A nastier message was embedded in the note.

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

Naquin's 2-run HR lifts Indians past M's 5-3

SEATTLE (AP) — Tyler Naquin golfed a two-run home run off reliever Joaquin Benoit in the eighth inning to lift the Cleveland Indians to a 5-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night.

  • Written by CURTIS CRABTREE, Associated Press