Suspensions extended for Ohio State football trio

Ohio State is in trouble with the NCAA again, this time because three Buckeyes players — including two who have already been sitting out for taking cash and free tattoos — accepted too much money for too little work in their summer jobs. Last year’s leading rusher, Daniel Herron, and the top returning receiver, DeVier Posey, along with offensive lineman Marcus Hall will not be permitted to play when the Buckeyes play at No. 14 Nebraska on Saturday.

BASEBALL: Mustafa Jamal threw a two-hitter to lead SMCC (2-9) to an 8-1 victory over Central Maine Community College (2-9) at South Portland.


NEW ENGLAND REGIONALS: Morgan Sewall, 14, of Scarborough won the novice ladies short program at the New England Regional Figure Skating Championships with a score of 37.38 points at the Skating Club of Boston. Sewall wraps up her competition today with the free skate. The top four skaters advance to November’s Eastern Sectional Championships in Jamestown, N.Y.


FIFA: Longtime International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound claimed that FIFA is not being transparent about the extent of corruption within the organization and lacks the will to clean up soccer.

“FIFA has fallen far short of a credible demonstration that it recognizes the many problems it faces, that it has the will to solve them, that it is willing to be transparent about what it is doing and what it finds, and that its conduct in the future will be such that the public can be confident in the governance of the sport,” Pound said.


NHL: The San Jose Sharks signed left wing Brad Winchester to a one-year contract.

• The Chicago Blackhawks agreed to a one-year contract with goaltender Ray Emery.

• The Detroit Red Wings signed free agent forward Fabian Brunnstrom to a one-year, two-way contract.

• City officials approved a plan to keep the financially troubled Blue Jackets in Columbus until 2039 by allowing their home, Nationwide Arena, to be purchased with the help of casino revenue.

• The Pittsburgh Penguins placed Sidney Crosby on the injured list, meaning he’ll have to miss at least the first week of the season.

• Alex Ovechkin is leaving the Capitals for a few days following a death in his family. The Capitals said that Ovechkin would be traveling to his home in Moscow after learning of the death of a close relative.

• Top overall pick Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will start the season with the Oilers and is set to make his NHL debut against the Pittsburgh Penguins at home on Sunday.


CHINA OPEN: Andy Roddick lost to Kevin Anderson 4-6, 5-7 in the first round in Beijing, a defeat the sixth-seeded American called “unacceptable.” Roddick then walked out of his news conference when asked about any retirement plans.