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HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 31: William Jackson III #3 of the Houston Cougars returns an interception for a 55 yard touchdown against the Vanderbilt Commodores at TDECU Stadium on October 31, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Bengals select cornerback Jackson with 24th pick

With four wide receivers off the board before they went on the clock at 24, the Cincinnati Bengals went in a different direction and selected University of Houston cornerback William Jackson III in Thursday night’s first round of the NFL Draft.The Bengals went into the draft with the need to ...

Ohio State’s Darron Lee, left, poses for photos upon arriving for the first round of the 2016 NFL football draft at the Auditorium Theater of Roosevelt University, Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

NFL Draft: Darron Lee to New York Jets at No. 20

Ohio State Buckeyes linebacker Darron Lee’s mom, Candice, an anchor for NBC 4 in Columbus, interviewed her son on the red carpet before the NFL Draft on Thursday in Chicago. Candice asked Darron, who grew up in Chattanooga, Tenn., but went to high school in New Albany, Ohio, where he ...

High school sports results for 4/28

BaseballThursday’s ResultsSpringboro 1, Elder 0Elder 000 000 0 — 0 4 3Springboro 000 000 1 — 1 4 1WP: Bourke (5-0). Eld: Nieman 2-3. Spr: Little RBI, Bourke 2b, Pagliarini 2b. Records: Spr 18-1, Eld 9-11.Mississinawa Valley 9, Ansonia 4Ansonia 000 012 1 — 4 10 3Mississinawa Valley 004 212 ...

ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 31: Ryan Kelly #70 of the Alabama Crimson Tide against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Georgia Dome on August 31, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

NFL Draft: Lakota West grad Kelly goes No. 18 to Indianapolis Colts

The Indianapolis Colts drafted Lakota West grad Ryan Kelly with the 18th pick of the NFL Draft.The University of Alabama center is just the seventh center to go in the first round since 2006.Kelly, who won the 2015 Rimington Trophy as the top center in college football, is the third ...

WACO, TX - DECEMBER 5: Corey Coleman #1 of the Baylor Bears runs the ball down field against the Texas Longhorns in the fourth quarter at McLane Stadium on December 5, 2015 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

NFL Draft: Browns take Corey Coleman

The Cleveland Browns selected Baylor wide receiver Corey Coleman with the 15th pick in the NFL Draft tonight.The Browns traded down from eighth to 15th and made Coleman the first wide receiver selected.The 5-foot-11, 194-pound Coleman is a two-time Biletnikoff Award winner as the top receiver in college football and ...

Ohio State’s Taylor Decker, right, poses for photos upon arriving for the first round of the 2016 NFL football draft at the Auditorium Theater of Roosevelt University, Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

NFL Draft: Detroit Lions draft Taylor Decker at No. 16

Taylor Decker walked the red carpet before the NFL Draft in Chicago with his parents, Ron and Sheila, who have been with him every step of the way — from Vandalia Butler High School to Ohio State and now to the NFL. The Detroit Lions drafted the Ohio State Buckeyes ...

Ohio State’s Eli Apple pursues Western Michigan quarterback Zach Terrell on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, at Ohio Stadium in Columbus. David Jablonski/Staff

NFL Draft: New York Giants take Ohio State’s Eli Apple at No. 10

Ohio State Buckeyes cornerback Eli Apple made news in Chicago this week when an anonymous NFL scout revealed he wouldn’t draft Apple because he had no life skills and couldn’t cook. Apple’s mom came to her son’s defense, saying his dad was a five-star cook. Former Buckeye Bradley Roby, now ...

Joey Bosa does his famous shrug in 2015. David Jablonski/Staff

NFL Draft profile: Joey Bosa, Ohio State Buckeyes

Name: Joey BosaCollege: Ohio StatePosition: Defensive endClass: JuniorHeight: 6-5Weight: 269Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FlaHigh School: St. Thomas AquinasHonors and achievements: Bosa was a two-time All-American and a two-time Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year.Notes: Bosa led the Big Ten with 13.5 sacks as a sophomore in 2014. He was suspended ...

Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliott takes a selfie with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by Dallas Cowboys as the fourth pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL football draft, Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

NFL Draft: Dallas Cowboys take Ezekiel Elliott at No. 4

Ezekiel Elliott walked the red carpet before the NFL Draft in Chicago in a blue suit with a surprise underneath the jacket, a shirt pulled up to reveal his abs. Elliott made the crop top famous during his three seasons with the Ohio State Buckeyes, and now he’s taking his ...

Ohio State’s Joey Bosa poses for photos with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the San Diego Chargers as the third pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL football draft, Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

NFL Draft: Joey Bosa to San Diego Chargers with No. 3 pick

Joey Bosa showed up at the NFL Draft in Chicago with a new haircut — the long locks of his days as an All-American defensive end with the Ohio State Buckeyes long gone. “The nerves are finally starting to set in,” Bosa told the NFL Network as he walked the ...

Coldwater head coach Chip Otten. Coldwater defeated Canton Central Catholic 35-18 to win the D-V high school football state championship at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Dec. 4, 2015. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Coldwater coach head of South team

As the highly successful Coldwater High School football coach, Chip Otten has had more than his fair share of outstanding players. That’s to be expected after winning the last four Division V state championships. But that high level athletic ability that’s the norm for the Cavaliers has been trumped this ...

Chris Pearson, is an unbeaten junior middleweight from Dayton who trains at Ignition Athletics Performance Group in Mason. Pearson has a much-sought-after spot on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather- Manny Pacquia bout in Las Vegas, which will be the richest fight in boxing history GREG LYNCH / STAFF

Tom Archdeacon: Pearsons shrug off talk from Mayweather Sr.

At his last fight, it’s hard to say who caught him with the most unexpected haymaker. Trotwood junior middleweight Chris Pearson suffered his first defeat last December when he was upset by 32-year old Eric “The Baby Faced Assassin” Johnson, a guy who had spent 13 years in prison for ...

Hawk thankful for his brief time with Bengals

After declining comment when the Cincinnati Bengals released him on Tuesday, linebacker and A.J. Hawk said Thursday he was thankful for the time he spent with the organization.“I appreciate Bengals president (Mike) Brown and the staff in Cincinnati for the opportunity to come back to Ohio and play for the ...

Bama assistant leaves after allegations of recruiting violations

Bo Davis, an assistant coach for the University of Alabama football team, is leaving his position after allegations of recruiting violations. Davis joined the Alabama coaching staff in 2007 when head coach Nick Saban was hired. He was an assistant under Saban with the Miami Dolhins in 2006. He left ...

South's Robert Landers (Wayne) makes a stop. The North defeated the South 24-14 in the big-school 70th annual OHSFCA North-South Classic at Welcome Stadium on Saturday, April 25, 2015. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

 Keeping North/South Classic in Dayton director’s goal

It was Steve Channell’s goal to land the annual Ohio North/South Classic all-star football games in Southwest Ohio, and specifically the Dayton area. The game’s director did just that, making Welcome Stadium its most recent home.Now, keeping it is the goal.“The game is on very solid ground now,” said Channell, ...

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