Departing players, new coaches mean new identity for Ohio St

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Since Ohio State's drubbing by eventual national champion Clemson in the College Football Playoff, coach Urban Meyer has hired new offensive coordinators who have to figure out how to score touchdowns without the Buckeyes' best all-around offensive player and top wide receiver from 2016.

  • Written by MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer

Spartans look to keep building, Buckeyes face two tests

GAME OF THE WEEKEND: Michigan State at Ohio State. The Spartans (12-6, 4-1) bounced back from a loss to Penn State by beating No. 24 Minnesota 65-47 on Wednesday night. Miles Bridges scored 16 points, rebounding after two subpar games following a seven-game absence because of a sprained ankle. The Spartans have a chance to move back into the AP Top 25 by winning at Ohio State on Sunday. The Buckeyes' tough week started on Thursday night at No. 18 Wisconsin. Ohio State hopes to reverse its fortunes at home after losing in double overtime to Purdue on Jan. 5.


Prosecutor wants to know NFL's punishment for 'Pacman' Jones

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio prosecutor deciding how to proceed after Cincinnati Bengals player Adam "Pacman" Jones' latest arrest says he wants to know first what punishment Jones faces from the NFL.

  • Written by DAN SEWELL , Associated Press

Prosecutors consider criminal charges in Hillsborough probe

LONDON (AP) — British prosecutors will consider criminal charges against 23 suspects following separate investigations into the Hillsborough Stadium disaster in 1989 in which 96 soccer fans were killed.