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December 19, 2003 - 1:14am
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The elbow hurt more than just the target.

Ohio State basketball coach Jim O'Brien suspended forward Matt Sylvester one game for elbowing a player in Ohio State's win Wednesday night against Furman.

Sylvester, 6-7 sophomore, will not travel with Ohio State, which visits Seton Hall this weekend.

"What Matt did is unacceptable and he needs to learn his leason," O'Brien said on the Ohio State athletics website.

O'Brien ordered Sylvester to write Furman's...
December 19, 2003 - 12:58am
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You don't need Dr. Jim Burson and his 518 career wins to tell you this one.

Shoot well and you'll probably win.

Muskingum did just that Thursday night, defeating Muhlenberg 71-43 in the first round of the Muskies annual Holiday Classic.

Muskingum made 11 three-pointers and shot 61 percent from behind the arc.

Jeff Smallwood poured in 14 points for Muskingum, shooting 4-5 from three-point range. Cole Pittis led the Muskies with 16 points as 11...
December 18, 2003 - 6:19am
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The Cleveland Browns’ Hall of Fame quarterback Otto Graham has died.

He was 82. A team spokesman says Graham died wednesday at a hospital in Sarasota, Florida after being hospitalized earlier in the day with a heart condition.

Graham took coach Paul Brown’s team to a championship game in each season he played.

That’s from 1946 through 1955. With Graham at quarterback, the Browns won four championships in the old All-American Football Conference and three...
December 16, 2003 - 1:32am
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HS Boys' Basketball tonight on WHIZ

AM 1240: Rosecrans @ Maysville

Bishops 0-1 after losing to Columbus DeSales Friday night. Four Rosecrans players scored in double figures.

"DeSales is definitely one of the best teams in our league," Bishops' coach Todd Rock said.

Panthers 1-3 following an overtime win against Crooksville Saturday.

"That certainly was an interesting way to win my first one," first-year Maysville head coach Greg Vaughn...
December 16, 2003 - 1:20am
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The University of Akron hired J.D. Brookhart as its new football coach Monday. Brookhart has served as the University of Pittsburgh's offensive coordinator since 1997. He replaces Lee Owens, fired from Akron last month after a 7-5 season.
December 16, 2003 - 1:08am
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Paul Silas shouldn't have any more troubles with Ricky Davis.

And that may not be the only reason why Cleveland becomes a better team.

Cleveland traded Davis to Boston Monday in a six-player deal. The Cavs also sent Chris Mihm and Michael Stewart to the Celtics for Tony Battie, Eric Williams, and Kedrick Brown.

"We need players in this locker room who are on the same page," ESPN.com reported Silas said.

Silas was reportedly upset with Davis' lack of...
December 12, 2003 - 1:15am
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The LeBron James-Carmelo Anthony matchups received a lot of attention this season.

So what about the other member of the heralded top three 2003 NBA draft picks?

Well, Darko Milicic and his Pistons lost to James and the Cavaliers Thursday 95-86. James scored 23 points and had nine assists.

Milicic didn't score. In fact, he hasn't scored this season.

The Cavs got a career-high 28 points from Carlos Boozer. Ricky Davis chipped in with 15 points, nine...
December 12, 2003 - 12:57am
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After serving as a backup most of his career, BJ Sander finally finished a leg up.

The Ohio State punter won the Ray Guy Award, annually given to college football's best punter, on Thursday.

Sander, a fifth-year senior from Cincinnati, averaged 43.6 yards a punt this season. Also, 48% of his kicks went inside an opposing team's 20 yard line.

Sander punted a little his redshirt freshman season, but then sat for two years behind All-American Andy Groom.
December 9, 2003 - 1:40am
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Monday Night Football may come back to Cleveland after all.

In hosting its first MNF game since 1995, the Browns played the Rams tough in a 26-20 loss. Cleveland rallied behind backup quarterback Tim Couch, scoring two second-half touchdowns. Couch threw for 98 yards and a touchdown in relief of starter Kelly Holcomb.

Jamel White rushed for 101 yards for the Browns, which couldn't overcome four turnovers. Cleveland fell to 4-9, while the Rams (10-3) clinched a playoff...
December 9, 2003 - 1:00am
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The AFL's Columbus Destroyers slap another Buckeye on the helmet. Joey Galloway joins the team's ownership group. The former OSU wide receiver and current Dallas Cowboys wide out said he's excited to learn a side of the game he doesn't experience as a player. Galloway joins a team that has former OSU Head Coach Earle Bruce as its Head Coach, plenty of former Buckeyes on the playing roster, and former OSU greats Chris Spielman and Jim Lachey as part owners.
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