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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When star quarterback Braxton Miller cried out in pain and crumpled to the ground during No. 5 Ohio State's practice on Monday, coach Urban Meyer wasn't certain what had happened.
Target Wednesday reported a big earnings drop and lowered its forecast as the slumping chain again felt the weight of poor sales in Canada, a huge customer data breach and heavy discounting. Target, which has 1,795 stores in the US and 130 in Canada, notched second-quarter earnings of $234 million, down nearly 62 percent from the year-ago period. The big drop in profits is the latest sign of weakness at Target, which competes in North America with the far-larger Walmart in selling low-priced clothing, groceries, housewares and other goods. Brian Cornell, who replaced Gregg Steinhafel this month as chief executive in the wake of the data scandal, told analysts he was eager to join a company that "redefined the discount space" by marketing quality goods at low prices.