My column: Noon kickoffs suck the fun out of Ohio State football games

One trend lately that I can’t stand is how many Ohio State regular season games are starting at noon. Over the past three seasons, at least half of Ohio State’s regular season games have started at noon. By comparison, from 2015-17, the Buckeyes had four games or less kickoff at noon in each of those three seasons.

The only people I am happy for when a noon start is announced is the media covering the game, since it will

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Black Women Run for Resistance

When Sylvia Jimerson laced up her shoes on May 8, 2020, she prepared herself for a meaningful run. Rather than focusing on her fitness, her miles that day would be part of a resistance to the racism and white supremacy that seemed to impact every part of American society this year.

Jimerson and her daughters, Syrae, 11, and Jayda, 9, joined thousands of others who laced up to “Run With Ahmaud,” a virtual event meant to remember Ahmaud Arbery. Arbery’s killing sent waves through the running community, with organizations like Harlem Run Club, Latinos Run, and Runner’s World running in

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A Handlebar Bag Is the Most Underrated Bike Upgrade

In the past year, more people than ever jumped on bikes. According to our reporting, fitness bike sales were up 125 percent after the pandemic first hit. Gravel bike sales were up 144 percent in June 2020 compared to 2019, and electric-assist bike sales were up 190 percent, year over year, in June 2020. Many analysts predict this trend will continue through 2021.

For those of you who bought a new bike or jumped on an old one, welcome—or welcome back—to the team. I’ve relied on bicycles for stress relief for more than two decades and found cycling to be

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Bourbon teen drowns while swimming in Meramec River | St. Louis News Headlines

FRANKLIN COUNTY (KMOV.com) – A teenager from Bourbon, Missouri drowned while swimming in the Meramec River Sunday night.

William Bergner Jr. was attempting to swim across the Meramec River near the campground boat access when he got exhausted and went under the water’s surface around 6:30 p.m. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the 17-year-old was pronounced dead at the hospital later in the evening.

No other information has been released.

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2021 men’s college basketball recruiting class rankings

A mini-commitment spree over the weekend saw five-star guard Nolan Hickman commit to Gonzaga, elite scorer Jaden Hardy make his G League plans official and top-50 prospect Arthur Kaluma pledge to Creighton, essentially closing the book on the 2021 class. Only one ESPN 100 prospect, former Auburn commit Trey Alexander, remains available.

As a result, it felt like the perfect time to update our top 25 recruiting classes — with rankings just about set in stone at this point in the cycle.

Michigan hangs on at No. 1 — barely: It wasn’t quite a wire-to-wire run at the top for

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NASCAR at Dover race results: Alex Bowman edges teammate Kyle Larson for Drydene 400 win

Kyle Larson was the most dominant racer at Dover International Speedway during Sunday’s Drydene 400. But he wasn’t the winner.

Despite leading 263 of 400 laps and boasting NASCAR’s highest average finish at the track (7.4) all time, he could not pull off a victory; that went to Alex Bowman, who led the final 98 laps to earn his second win of the season.

It seemed as if Larson — who finished in the top two for the fifth straight race at Dover — would enjoy his first win on the track since October 2019. But a wreck by Aric

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Wisconsin Badgers football recruiting: official visit/transfer primer

Now that summer is approaching with a full head of steam, masks are out (if you’re vaccinated), and Badgers football recruiting visits are BACK!

This is always an exciting time of the year, as Wisconsin has traditionally done well with recruits they’ve gotten on campus for official visits. As it turns out, a beautiful June weekend in Madison can do wonders.

As we head towards Official Visit SZN, in case you don’t follow recruiting very closely, or if you’ve missed some of the recruiting coverage here at B5Q or other places, here’s a list of guys who could join the

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‘Running The Urinals’ At The Preakness Stakes Is A Sacred Tradition

As Saturday’s Preakness Stakes pits the top horses in racing against one another, things are going to look different. While the second-leg of the Triple Crown is set to run as scheduled, the infield won’t be packed. Of the three races, the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes are more reserved. In Baltimore, it’s a party for the Preakness. Or as it has been dubbed, “The Freakness.”

Here is the after-movie for the most recent race with full-capacity in 2019. Madness.

Debauchery.

For those in attendance, rain or shine, the day begins early in the morning and ends well after

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TYR Pro Swim Series Indianapolis: See Swimming World’s Photo Gallery From the Deck of The Nat

TYR Pro Swim Series Indianapolis: See Swimming World’s Photo Gallery From the Deck of The Nat

With the countdown to the US Olympic Trials approaching 27 days, the Indianapolis Pro Swim Series marked the last stop of the 2021 TYR Pro Swim Series with big time swims from the likes of Michael AndrewRegan Smith and Lilly King spread across the three and a half day meet.

Swimming World’s chief photographer Peter H. Bick was on the deck in Indianapolis capturing the action from the meet. Check out the best images each day below:

Day One:

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Sports betting skyrocketed in pandemic. Experts warn of a ‘ticking time bomb’

On the outside, he seemed to be living a charmed life. He was a new dad, with a loving wife and a high-paying job at a Fortune 500 company. But by this March, the 29-year-old man from Rhode Island had hit rock bottom.

He had been throwing away money on sports betting for years, but the Covid-19 pandemic brought it to a new level. Trapped in his house, staring at his computer screen all day, the man experienced a malaise that drove him to gamble more. And more. And more.

“I started to bleed money,” he said.

Chasing his losses,

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