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The Cavs officially introduced John Beilein from the University of Michigan as their coach on Tuesday. His main goal will be to help develop this young team following next month’s draft. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says all of the teams competing for an NBA title this year have done it by developing players. And that must be the Cavs new model, too.

 Washington Capitals' Tom Wilson, left, and Columbus Blue Jackets' Boone Jenner chase the puck during the second period of Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series Monday, April 23, 2018, in Columbus.
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John Davidson is going back to the New York Rangers organization he has been synonymous with for much of his hockey career.

The revamped Cleveland Browns are participating in OTA practices this week in Berea with new star wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. in attendance. 

The Cavs are getting lots of praise for hiring the University of Michigan’s John Beilein as their new head coach. The 66-year-old has spent the last 12 years with Michigan, leading the Wolverines to the NCAA Final Four twice.

After several attempts to lure longtime Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo to the Cavaliers, team owner Dan Gilbert found his big-name college coach from Michigan in the Wolverines’ John Beilein.

The Cavs confirmed reaching a multi-year agreement, reportedly five years, with Beilein late Monday morning.

Zach Smith
Delaware County Jail

Former Ohio State University assistant football coach Zach Smith is back in trouble with the law, this time for allegedly violating a civil protection order.

Dayton has hired a national consulting firm that city officials say specializes in cultural and historic preservation to conduct testing at the site of a proposed National Football League-funded field.

The recently announced NFL project at Triangle Park has been on hold for more than a week after some Native American groups warned the park is home to Native burial remains. 

The National Football League announced it would sponsor construction of a new professional-quality turf football field at Triangle Park as part of the league’s centennial season.

Bruins Eliminate Blue Jackets With 3-0 Game 6 Win

May 6, 2019
 Columbus Blue Jackets' Nick Foligno, left, carries the puck against Boston Bruins' Jake DeBrusk during the third period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Monday, May 6, 2019, in Columbus.
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Tuukka Rask made 39 saves and recorded his sixth career playoff shutout as the Boston Bruins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 Monday night to clinch their second-round series and advance to the Eastern Conference final.

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky reaches for the puck on a save during the third period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series against the Boston Bruins, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Boston.
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Boston's stars were going to be kept off the scoresheet in this playoff series for only so long.

A Cincinnati native is heading to France this summer to play in the Women's World Cup. Rose Lavelle is among the 23 women named to the roster for the June tournament.

Columbus Blue Jackets' Matt Duchene, top right, scores a goal against Boston Bruins' Tuukka Rask, of Finland, during the second period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Nationwide Arena.
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Sergei Bobrovsky kept up his impressive postseason play, making 35 saves as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 on Tuesday night to take a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series.

Blue Jackets Drop Game One To Bruins In Overtime

Apr 26, 2019
Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky reaches for the puck on a save during the third period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series against the Boston Bruins, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Boston.
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Charlie Coyle wasn't thinking about his first goal, which tied things up at the end of regulation.

John Havlicek, who played for the Ohio State University basketball team from 1961 to 1962, pictured here on Nov. 7, 1961.
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Ohio State basketball great John Havlicek has died at the age of 79 following a battle with Parkinson's disease. The eight-time NBA champion led Ohio State to its only NCAA championship in 1960.

A Hudson High School baseball coach and an umpire argue a call during a game in Hudson, Ohio on April 11, 2019.
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Referees at sporting events are used to being heckled by fans but, sometimes, they are victims of actual assault. A new bill has been introduced in the Ohio Legislature to address that problem.

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