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Ohio State's Wells Should Be Back for USC Game

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Ohio State tailback Beanie Wells worked out with the team in pads and is on target to play against No. 1 Southern California on Saturday night.

Jim Bollman, one of the Buckeyes' two offensive coordinators, said he was encouraged by Wells's play.

"I would say he was 75 percent, something like that. He got a lot of work today, certainly more than he's had," Bollman said. "We'll see how sore he is tomorrow, then go from there."

Wells hurt his right foot during the fifth-ranked Buckeyes' opener against Youngstown State, and then did not play in last week's narrow win against Ohio.

But Bollman said that he did not believe Wells would be completely healthy come game time. . . .

Hurricane Ike has pushed back the Arkansas-Texas game to Sept. 27.

· PRO BASKETBALL: The Boston Celtics have extended the contract of Coach Doc Rivers, who led the team to its first championship in 22 years. Rivers has a 168-160 record in four seasons as Celtics coach.

· CYCLING: American Floyd Landis, 32, who won the 2006 Tour de France but then had his title stripped for a positive doping test, is looking to return to a team run by Momentum Sports Group. His suspension ends Jan. 30, 2009.

· GOLF: Todd Mitchell and Steve Wilson each won two matches to advance to the 36-hole final in the U.S. Mid-Amateur in River Hills, Wis.

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