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When Was The Last Time The Reds Canceled Opening Day?

Mar 28, 2018

Updated: March 28 at 5:45 p.m.

On Wednesday, the Reds announced it was postponing its 2018 Thursday home opener against the Washington Nationals due to weather. We wondered: Had this happened before? 

The Cleveland Indians are a two-owner franchise. Even casual fans know the majority owner is Paul Dolan, but what about the minority owner John Sherman? WKSU’s sports commentator Terry Pluto thinks it’s no coincidence that the Indians really started winning after Sherman bought a minority stake in the team in 2016.

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What do the Blue Jackets themselves think of the club’s new winning streak?

“We don’t talk about the streak,” says head coach John Tortorella.

In 2009, the former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon took on the NCAA in a lawsuit that challenged the organization's ability to profit from the likenesses of college athletes in a video game. But as the case heated up, its stakes and scope began to sprawl, opening a can of worms that threatened to upend one of the bedrock principles of college sports: amateurism.

The View From Pluto: Obsession Can Take its Toll on Coaches

Mar 21, 2018

News this week that Cavs’ coach Tyronn Lue is stepping away from the team to deal with health issues hit close to home for the Indians. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto, who is in Goodyear, Ariz., this week for Spring Training, says Tribe manager Terry Francona talked about how the job takes its toll, physically and mentally. 

Pluto says it appears Lue had been struggling with his health for a while.

Ohio State guard Kelsey Mitchell, left, and guard Linnae Harper react to a second-round game loss to Central Michigan in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament at St. John Arena on March 19, 2018.
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She’s now the second-leading scorer in the history of NCAA women’s basketball, but Kelsey Mitchell was in no mood to celebrate Monday night.

“We lost. That’s all I have to say,” an emotional Mitchell told reporters after the game.

The Browns stunned the NFL this past weekend, making a flurry of trades within 36 hours. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says the Browns were bold in the moves they made before the free-agency period opened.

"These were a bunch of preemptive strikes," he said.

Getting real about free agents

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