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Urban Meyer put on leave...Yankees and Red Sox open 4-game series...Wie withdraws with injury

August 2, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State has placed football coach Urban Meyer on paid administrative leave while it investigates what he knew and when about allegations of domestic abuse against former Buckeyes assistant Zach Smith, who was fired last week. Meyer is heading into his seventh season at Ohio State, where he is 73-8 with a national title in 2014 and two Big Ten Conference championships.

BOSTON (AP) — The Yankees and Red Sox open a four-game series at Fenway Park tonight with the two best records in the majors. Both teams are missing some key players. Chris Sale, who tops the big leagues in strikeouts and leads the AL in ERA, had been scheduled to start for Boston. He went on the disabled list this week because of left shoulder inflammation, so Brian Johnson will pitch in his place. Johnson will face a Yankees lineup that’s missing Aaron Judge, who has a broken wrist. The Red Sox lead the Yankees by 5 1/2 games in the AL East.

SEATTLE (AP) — Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa will begin a rehab assignment at Double-A Corpus Christi after missing more than a month with a back injury. Correa left the Astros yesterday to join Corpus Christi for a series against Frisco beginning today. Correa says he expects to play shortstop for the Hooks and hopes the rehab assignment will last only about a week.

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (AP) — Michelle Wie has withdrawn from the Women’s British Open midway through her first round because of a hand injury. The American golfer was 7 over after 12 holes when she quit today. Wie, who is ranked No. 18, says in a post on Twitter she “gave it all” but “couldn’t handle the pain any longer.” She says she has been playing through pain all year and will take some time off so her hand can fully recover.

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson plans to remain with the team during training camp while mourning the recent deaths of his mother and brother. Jackson’s mother died last weekend in Los Angeles and his brother died two weeks earlier. A team spokesman said Jackson will be with the team through next week’s exhibition opener against the New York Giants while funeral arrangements are finalized by the family.

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