Zanesville native Jay Payton blasted a three-run HR Sunday as Colorado beat San Diego 10-8. Payton finished 2003 with career highs in HR (28) and RBI (89). The Rockies outfielder ended the year with a .302 BA.
Ohio State quarterback Craig Krenzel won't start Saturday's game with Northwestern. Krenzel hyperextended his elbow during the NC State game September 13th. The senior will dress but back up QB Scott McMullen will start.
Meanwhile, despite filing a lawsuit in hopes of gaining eligibility for the NFL, Maurice Clarett is a buckeye student again. The sophomore attended his first day of classes at Ohio State Thursday. Clarett, suspended for the season by Ohio State, may be able...
Browns WR Dennis Northcutt has a hairline fracture of his rib. He may not play this weekend against Cincinnati. The injury prevented Northcutt from playing against San Francisco last week.
Also, Browns QB Kelly Holcomb's been hobbling around practice with a hairline fracture in his leg. Holcomb says he wants to play against the Bengals, but Browns coach Butch Davis says he may wait until Sunday to make a quarterback decision.
-Lawyers of Ohio St. RB Maurice Clarett meet with NFL execs Monday... said to be a "good discussion" over early entry into 2004 NFL draft... under current rules, Clarett's not eligible until 2005 (third yr out of high school)
Ohio St. 24 Bowling Green 17 -Maurice Hall and Lydell Ross combine for 201 yds on the ground... Hall: 19 rushes 107 yds, Ross: 2 TD's -Scott McMullen replaced the injured Craig Krenzel at QB... threw 1 TD, 1 INT