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WALTHAM, Mass. Tom Brady Patriots Jersey . -- Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart said he will make his 2016-17 season debut Wednesday night against the Chicago Bulls.Smart, who injured his ankle in Bostons final preseason game against the New York Knicks, missed the Celtics first three games of the season. He returned to practice Monday and deemed himself ready for game action.I went through the full practice. The ankle felt great. I will be playing Wednesday, Smart said. So it feels good to be back out here with those guys.Smart is Bostons top bench option and expected to increase his ballhandling responsibilities after the departure of Evan Turner in the offseason. Celtics coach Brad Stevens often utilized Smart as the first player off the bench in the preseason, leaning on small-ball lineups that pair him with starters Avery Bradley and Isaiah Thomas. Smart averaged 9.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3 assists and 1.5 steals over 27.3 minutes per game last season.Its Smarts defense that distinguishes his play and the Celtics will get a jolt on that side of the ball. With Smart hampered by injuries during his career, having missed 39 games over two-plus seasons, Stevens was asked if hes worried about Smart going full throttle immediately after coming back from injury.We feed off of his being full-bore, Stevens said. Hes a big addition to our team.Smart will join a second-unit backcourt that has leaned heavier on second-year guard Terry Rozier.[Smart will] be a huge help for us, offensively and defensively, Rozier said. You feel his presence. Hes always talking, hes loud. Hes what you want. Hes going to help our second unit.The Celtics exercised their future options on both Smart (fourth year, $4.5 million) and Rozier (third year, $2 million) before Mondays deadline. The team did not trigger the fourth-year option for 2014 first-round pick James Young. That will keep $2.8 million off the books next summer when the team might be able to make another run at a big-ticket free agent.Young, who won the battle for the teams 15th roster spot in training camp, will be a free agent after the season. Tedy Bruschi Womens Jersey . Olli Jokinen, Mark Scheifele, and Bryan Little each had a goal and an assist as Winnipeg won 5-2, handing Calgary its record-setting seventh consecutive loss on home ice. Kevin Faulk Jersey . Mickelson barely made the cut but had the best round of the day with nine birdies and an eagle coupled with two bogeys to sit two shots behind leader Craig Lee of Scotland. Lee shot a 69 for a 12-under 204 total. "I just love the fact I am in contention and have an opportunity in my first tournament of the year here in Abu Dhabi," Mickelson said. . The 28-year-old from Calgary matched his career best after missing just one shot in his two rounds of shooting in the mens 10-kilometre sprint competition. Smith finished in 23 minutes 15. COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio States usually crisp passing game was mostly shut down by Indiana on Saturday so J.T. Barrett had to get it done on the ground.Barrett rushed a career-high 26 times for 137 yards and a touchdown and threw for another score and No. 2 Ohio State beat Indiana 38-17. Barrett was 9-of-23 for 93 yards passing.In my opinion, thats the best quarterback in college ball, Indiana coach Kevin Wilson said.Ohio State (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten) was forced to rely mostly on its ground game, which accounted for 290 yards, and some tough play by its defense -- including a critical fourth-quarter stop on its own 4 yard line following a Barrett interception -- to fend off the Hoosiers, who had upset Michigan State last weekend.Ohio States defense also forced Indiana (3-2, 2-1) to turn the ball over on downs on the Hoosiers own 33 with 5:22 left and the Buckeyes leading 31-17. Five plays later, Barrett hit Dontre Wilson with a 37-yard touchdown pass to put the game out of reach.Safety Malik Hooker sealed the win by picking off Richard Lagow on Indianas next series. The Buckeyes held Indiana to just one score in the second half.Theyre great athletes and they covered our guys, Ohio State guard Billy Price said. Some days you struggle with passing and some days you struggle with the run, and today was one of the days we struggled with the pass.Both teams had trouble establishing any offensive tempo.It was just an awkward game, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said.Hybrid back Curtis Samuel rushed nine times for 82 yards and a touchdown for the Buckeyes, and tailback Mike Weber ran for 71 yards and two scores.Lagow was 14-of-28 for 182 yards and two touchdowns, but Indiana managed just 99 yards rushing. Indiana had 281 total yards, compared with 383 for the Buckeyes.They have a great defense, Lagow said. Theyre going to be tough for anybody the rest of the year, Thats on us as well as them being good. We didnt hit a couple plays and they made a couple plays.THE TAKEAWAYIndiana: Buoyed by laast weeks upset of Michigan State, Indiana was effective at times but couldnt keep up with the more talented Buckeyes. Steve Grogan Patriots Jersey. Ohio State: The Buckeyes defense played tough and kept Ohio State in the game. Ohio State showed its passing game can be stopped, but Barrett can find a way to win anyway. Meyer said Barrett carried too many times, and we have to fix it.I didnt throw particularly well in the passing game by any means, Barrett said. I have to do a better job of reading the coverage better and getting the ball to our playmakers.MOMENTUM CHANGER: After Indiana scored to cut the Buckeyes lead to 17-10 with 1:03 left in the first half, Ohio States Parris Campbell ran back the ensuing kickoff 91 yards to the Indiana 6. Two plays later, Barrett ran through the Hoosiers untouched for a touchdown to make it a two-score game at halftime.I didnt really feel anyone near me, Campbell said. I thought I was cruising to the end zone. Im sure Ill get it next time. Going out on the field I felt we needed the momentum back. I knew we needed a big play.QUOTABLEThey put the people in on the goal line for a reason, and I knocked them back and made the tackle for loss, said defensive end Nick Bosa, who with Michael Hill stuffed Indianas Devine Redding on fourth and 1 at the Ohio State 4 in the fourth quarter.POLL IMPLICATIONSAn unimpressive win over an unranked Big Ten team isnt likely to garner Ohio State many more first-place votes.UP NEXTIndiana: The Hoosiers face another stiff test next week at home against undefeated No. 12 Nebraska. The Cornhuskers were off this week.Ohio State: The Buckeyes may face their toughest challenge of the season next week when they play No. 11 Wisconsin on the road. The Badgers were off this week.---Follow Mitch Stacy at some of his other recent stories: ' ' ' 

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