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Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Collin Sexton (from left), head coach Ty Lue and Kevin Love pose for a picture during the team's media day on Monday.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers start practice for the new season Tuesday, the first time in four years without star LeBron James.

The Cleveland Browns made a rare visit to the win column Thursday night, ending a streak of frustration and futility by beating another NFL team for the first time since Christmas Eve 2016. The win set off celebrations – including a promotion campaign that had offered free beer if the team won a game in 2018.

The University of Akron football team won its biggest game in more than a century over the weekend. The Zips stunned Northwestern, 39-34. Akron hadn't beaten a Big Ten team since 1894, when it beat Ohio State, 12-6.

WKSU commentator Terry Pluto said it was a remarkable come-from-behind win. 

"They were down 21-3 at the half," Pluto said. "So, Northwestern probably thought it was over." Then, the Zips scored 36 second half points, 21 of them defensive. 

Blue Jackets Sign Coach Tortorella To Contract Extension

Sep 12, 2018
Columbus Blue Jackets John Tortorella head coach
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The Columbus Blue Jackets have given coach John Tortorella a two-year contract extension.

The Browns and their fans are still trying to make sense of the team’s season-opening tie with the Steelers. It's the first time a Browns game ended in an overtime tie since 1989. Still, Sunday’s stalemate ended the team’s 17-game losing streak and showed the team is making progress.

Michael Conroy / Associated Press

About three-dozen Donald Trump supporters gathered just south of FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday to stage a counter-protest to NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem.

The Cleveland Browns open their season at home this weekend against the Pittsburgh Steelers. After failing to win a single game last season, the Browns are heading into this season hoping for a fresh start with two new quarterbacks. 

WKSU commentator Terry Pluto thinks the team can improve from their 0-16 season.

Really, It Can’t Get Any Worse

Urban Meyer
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Urban Meyer is back at work. At least partially.

Meyer returned to the team on Monday, more than a month after being put on leave in the wake of reports about years-old domestic violence allegations against former assistant coach Zach Smith.

Ticket Tax In Columbus

Sep 4, 2018
Nationwide Arena
WOSU file photo

The Greater Columbus Arts Council wants a 7 percent tax placed on tickets or admission to all events in the city. The ticket-tax, which would raise money for the arts and bankroll upgrades to Nationwide Arena, includes sports games, concerts, performances, movies and events.

Today on All Sides we discuss the pros and cons of a ticket-tax in Columbus.

The Ohio State University

Amid misreporting of abuse allegations, suspensions and interim head coaches, it might be easy to forget the Ohio State football team opens a new season Saturday inside Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes enter the noon kickoff against the Oregon State Beavers as a heavy favorite.

Colin Kaepernick's allegation that the NFL colluded to deny him a contract as punishment for his lead role in player protests will get a formal hearing after an arbitrator denied the league's request for a summary judgment.

Kaepernick's lawyer, Mark Geragos, tweeted out a photo of the letter received from arbitrator Stephen Burbank on Thursday. ESPN reports that the league declined to comment.

Ron Schwane / Associated Press

Cleveland Browns linebacker Mychal Kendricks was released by the NFL team Wednesday night, hours after he was charged by federal prosecutors in Philadelphia with insider trading.

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