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NFL turmoil returns

The National Football League has had plenty of stories and turmoil during the offseason. In predictable fashion, plenty of new stories have surfaced in time for preseason. Here are a few of my favorite:

Crabtree confused

The latest news in the NFL came Thursday with the stunt Michael Crabtree is pulling. The first-round pick and rookie wide receiver out of Texas Tech is threatening to sit out a year and re-enter the NFL draft if he doesn’t get the money he feels he deserves.

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It’s hard to argue with the pick of OSU as Big Ten favorite

As this week’s Big Ten meetings in Chicago have reinforced, the expectations are again high for Ohio State’s football team this fall.

Despite losing star tailback Chris Wells, top receivers Brian Robiskie and Brian Hartline and three of its defensive leaders in linebackers Marcus Freeman and James Laurinaitis and cornerback Malcolm Jenkins, the Buckeyes were picked Monday by a panel of medial members who cover the conference to win the Big Ten.

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Odds and ends

There has been a flurry of major sports stories over the past week. Here are my thoughts on what has been going on of late in the sports world.

Poor Tom
It would have been one of the best sports stories of all time if 59-year-old Tom Watson held on to win the British Open. Watson has always been a class act and this would have been a fitting way to add an exclamation point to his career. It was painful to watch as his game unraveled in the playoff against Stewart Cink.

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Cavs get left behind in free agent frenzy

LeBron James wants to win an NBA title. The Cavaliers first must worry about keeping pace in the Eastern Conference.

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Legendary performers do not disappoint

“I’m not actually Billy Joel. I’m Billy’s father,” the veteran musician quipped last Saturday as he opened his solo set in Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, where he shared the evening’s limelight with Sir Elton John.

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Big crowd, Pryor highlight OSU spring game

COLUMBUS — A big crowd to watch the Buckeyes in Ohio Stadium is nothing new. But when 95,722 fans show up for the spring game, it’s going to open eyes.

The huge throng of fans that showed up Saturday to take in Ohio State’s annual spring scrimmage made history as it was the biggest crowd ever to watch a college football team’s spring game.

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Sanderson’s move to Penn State makes waves

It might have not made big headlines across the nation or on ESPN, but the wrestling world had a monster story occur over the past few days. Wrestling legend Cael Sanderson has taken over as head coach at Penn State University.

After three years as head coach at his alma mater Iowa State, Sanderson was hired Friday as Penn State’s new leader. He takes over for Troy Sunderland, who resigned this month after 11 years as coach of the Nittany Lions.

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James continues to impress, on and off basketball court

At just 24 years of age, LeBron James has already cemented himself as one of the best talents in the history of the National Basketball Association. What is most impressive is the way in which James has handled his success and fame.

I witnessed up close another example of that Saturday night at the Division II boys basketball state championship game at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus.

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