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AP: Ray Rice wins appeal; NFL suspension vacated immediately because of ‘arbitrary’ decision

Associated Press November 29, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — An arbitrator Friday threw out Ray Rice's indefinite suspension by the NFL for hitting his then-fiancee and now wife in a hotel elevator, freeing him to play again.The NFL said Rice,...

AP: Love leads Cavaliers over Pacers 109-97

Associated Press November 29, 2014

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Love scored a season-high 28 points, Kyrie Irving added 24 and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Indiana Pacers 109-97 on Saturday night.LeBron James added 19 points as Cleveland...

Cleveland Browns Ben Tate is taken down by Oakland Raiders Khalil Mack and Charles Woodson (24) on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. The Browns won the game 23-13. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)

AP: Vikings claim running back Ben Tate off waivers

Associated Press November 19, 2014

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have claimed running back Ben Tate off waivers from the Cleveland Browns.Tate was signed Wednesday, when running backs Matt Asiata (concussion) and Jerick...

Akrons Demetrius Treadwell, right, takes a second-half shot as Ohios Darius Holsten defends in the Mid-AmericanTournament championship game at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, on Saturday, March 16, 2013. The Zips won, 65-46. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal/MCT)

AP: Akron suspends top player Treadwell

Associated Press November 17, 2014

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Senior forward Demetrius Treadwell has been suspended indefinitely by Akron for a violation of the school's student-athlete code of conduct.The school did not give any specifics about...

The St. Louis Cardinals Oscar Taveras looks to the field before action against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, August 1, 2014, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/MCT)

Cardinals OF Oscar Taveras dies in car accident in native Dominican Republic

Associated Press October 27, 2014

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, a 22-year-old slugger who was regarded as one of the majors' top prospects, died Sunday in a car accident in his native...

Obama appoints former Biden chief of staff to lead Ebola response

Associated Press October 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday turned to a trusted adviser to lead the nation's Ebola response as efforts to clamp down on any possible route of infection from three Texas cases...

Ebola precautions close 3 Ohio school buildings

Associated Press October 16, 2014

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Another Ohio school district is closing one of its school buildings after learning that the parent of a student had contact with a nurse diagnosed with Ebola.Akron's school superintendent...

Chardon shooter caught hours after prison escape

Associated Press September 12, 2014

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — A teenager convicted of killing three students at an Ohio high school scrambled over a fence to escape a state prison with two other prisoners and was captured nearly six hours later...

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Chardon shooter escapes from Lima prison

Associated Press September 11, 2014

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — The convicted killer of three Ohio students at a high school cafeteria escaped from a prison Thursday night and a search was underway in northwest Ohio, police said.Nineteen-year-old T.J. Lane escaped...

NCAA lifts Penn State’s postseason ban for Sandusky scandal, restores scholarships in 2015

Associated Press September 8, 2014

Penn State is back in the bowl business.The NCAA on Monday lifted the on-the-field sanctions placed on the Penn State football team for the Jerry Sandusky scandal, including immediately eliminating the...

The Baltimore Ravens fired Rice Monday, Sept. 9, 2014 after TMZ released a video showing Rice knocking his now-wife Janay unconscious in an elevator in February. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun/MCT)

Ravens cut Ray Rice after release of video showing he hit fiancee in casino elevator

Associated Press September 8, 2014

BALTIMORE (AP) — Ray Rice was let go by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video was released showing the running back striking his then-fiancee in February.The...

Rapper arrested for firearms in shooting probe

Associated Press August 25, 2014

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Platinum-selling rapper Young Jeezy was arrested Sunday on suspicion of possessing illegal firearms during an investigation into a fatal shooting at a rap concert in Silicon...

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