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Ohio State head coach Ryan Day talks to his players during a game against Indiana, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, at Ohio Stadium.
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Updated, 10:37 p.m. Friday, November 27

Ohio State's football game with Illinois slated for Saturday has been canceled due to a COVID-19 spike among the Buckeyes, including coach Ryan Day. Ohio State announced it was canceling the game on Friday night a little more than 13 hours before kickoff. 

Ohio State guard Kelsey Mitchell, right, dribbles the basketball while being defended by Maryland guard Kaila Charles during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the finals of the Big Ten conference tournament on March 4, 2018.
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Ohio State’s Athletics Department has cancelled a women's basketball game scheduled for Wednesday evening due to COVID-19 results from their planned opponents.

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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The Columbus Blue Jackets plan to re-open their off-ice facilities next week following positive COVID-19 results among players.

Joe Burrow Injury Derails Bengals Season

Nov 23, 2020
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) shakes hands with Washington Football Team quarterback and former Ohio State teammate Dwayne Haskins (7) as Burrows is carted away off the field, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Landover.
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Joe Burrow's left knee injury cost the Cincinnati Bengals more than just one loss at Washington on Sunday. It derails the team's season devoted to giving the No. 1 pick as many snaps as possible in his rookie year.

It's been eight months since the Cleveland Cavaliers were last on the court. They're back in the spotlight tonight with the fifth pick in the NBA draft. WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto says it's a choice between which 19-year-olds teams want to take a chance on.

Where the Cavs left off

Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields plays against Wisconsin during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio.
Jay LaPrete / AP

Ohio State's football game at Maryland on Saturday has been canceled due to an elevated number of COVID-19 cases within Maryland's football team. The game will not be rescheduled.

The Cleveland Browns begin the second half of the season Sunday against the Houston Texans. They’re 5-3 and will be playing for a shot at the playoffs for the first time in nearly 20 years. WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto said the team has shown a lot of promise this year.

The difference a year makes

The National Basketball Players Association has approved a plan to start the upcoming NBA season next month but said other details still need to be sorted out before the union and league can finalize the 2020-21 season.

Under this plan, the season would tip off on Dec. 22 and will include a 72-game schedule, the NBPA said in a statement.

The Cleveland Browns beat the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday to move to 5-2 on the season for the first time since 1994. WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto talks about quarterback Baker Mayfield's progress, Odell Beckham, Jr.'s injury, and what's ahead for the team.

5-2 is 5-2

Pluto says that instead of 5-2, Browns fans are used to the team being 2-5.

Gov. Mike DeWine holds a coronavirus press conference on September 15, 2020.
Office of Gov. Mike DeWine

Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday dismissed the idea of another statewide shutdown, even as Ohio sees its highest-ever surge of coronavirus cases – surpassing even the peaks of this spring and summer.

Mayor Andrew Ginther at a press conference on October 26.
Nick Evans / WOSU

With COVID-19 cases surging around Ohio, Columbus leaders are urging people to stay home and limit social gatherings. 

Ohio State head coach Ryan Day talks to his team during their practice Ohio Stadium on October 3, 2020.
Jay LaPrete / AP

Ohio State finally kicks off the 2020 football season tomorrow. It’s a pandemic shortened season, but also one of high expectations for the Buckeyes.

The Cleveland Indians are facing a tough offseason after another early exit from the playoffs and steep financial losses because of the pandemic. But a closer look at one of the teams in the World Series underway this week may offer fans some hope. WKSU’s sports commentator Terry Pluto says it's going to be a painful offseason, but there is some hope the team can rise above.

Huge losses

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