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Buckyes facing Spartans in night game Nov. 8

COLUMBUS (AP) — The Big Ten and ESPN/ABC have announced that the Ohio State at Michigan State game on Nov. 8 will kick off at 8 p.m.

The night game on ABC will be the third in a row for the Buckeyes, who are scheduled to play a record five games at night in 2014 — with half of the game times still to be determined.

The Buckeyes will play an unprecedented three home night games.

Those after-dark starts include home games against Virginia Tech on Sept. 6 at 8 p.m., Cincinnati on Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. and Illinois on Nov. 1 at 8 p.m., in addition to an 8 p.m. kickoff on Oct. 25 at Penn State.

 

 

Florida State receiver

arrested for car theft

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State receiver Jesus Wilson faces a felony charge of third-degree grand theft motor.

A motor scooter was reported stolen on campus June 11 and Wilson was stopped riding it on June 17 by Tallahassee police. Wilson said a friend loaned him the vehicle. An investigation ensued, and Wilson turned himself in to Leon County Sheriff’s department Wednesday. Wilson posted a bond of $2,500 and was released from Leon County jail.

FSU spokesman Rob Wilson said school policy forbids a player from representing the team when charged with a felony. Wilson is not eligible to practice or travel, but is not automatically kicked off the team.

Wilson, a sophomore, played in 12 games last year and was expected to compete for starting role in 2014.

 

 

High school girls hangs

herself over Brazil’s loss

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A teenager in eastern Nepal committed suicide after her favorite team Brazil lost badly to Germany in the World Cup semifinals, police said Thursday.

Police said the 10th grade student was depressed and hanged herself from the ceiling on Wednesday morning in Bharaul village located 400 kilometers (250 miles) east of the capital Katmandu.

The teenager was identified as Pragya Thapa. Her mother found her hanging from the ceiling in her room. She was living with her mother and grandparents while her father was abroad working.

Police said they were investigating and the body had been sent for autopsy.

Brazil lost 7-1 to Germany in the semifinal on Tuesday.

 

Cactus Bowl scheduled

to be played on Jan. 2

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The bowl formerly known as the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl will now be the Cactus Bowl.

The Valley of the Sun Bowl Foundation announced the name on Thursday for the bowl to be played at Arizona State’s Sun Devil Stadium on Jan. 2, 2015.

The bowl game will match the sixth selection from the Pac-12 against the fifth pick from the Big 12, after selections by the College Football Playoff.

The game was founded in 1989 as the Copper Bowl and moved to Tempe in 2006 after 11 years at Arizona Stadium in Tucson.

Buffalo Wild Wings was the title sponsor of the game in 2012 and 2013, but dropped its naming rights deal earlier this year.

 

Kershaw’s scoreless

streak ends at 41 innings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw’s scoreless streak has ended at 41 innings after the Los Angeles Dodgers ace gave up a solo homer to San Diego’s Chase Headley.

The switch-hitting Headley drove a 1-2 pitch to left-center with two outs in the sixth inning Thursday night for the Padres’ second hit off Kershaw. The two-time Cy Young Award winner came within 18 innings of the major league record set by Dodgers right-hander Orel Hershiser, who threw 59 straight shutout innings in 1988.

Kershaw’s streak was the longest in the majors since Brandon Webb went 42 innings for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2007.

 

$66M idea involves the

demolition of Astrodomew

HOUSTON (AP) — They say it’s more of a concept than a concrete plan, but the Houston Texans and Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo have developed a $66 million idea that involves demolishing the historic Astrodome.

A 37-page booklet mostly of artist renderings obtained by The Associated Press late Thursday shows the domed stadium replaced with a green space and “Astrodome Hall of Fame.”

A brochure shows a construction timetable that ends with the 2017 Super Bowl — but would have started work June 2.

Rodeo operations chief Leroy Shafer says, in reality, there is no timetable because the plan is not yet being placed before the Harris County commissioners for a decision on the county-owned stadium.