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After playing to a 2-2 draw in Columbus earlier this month, FC Cincinnati and Columbus Crew SC are preparing to do battle again this weekend in Cincinnati.

There’s a growing argument in the pro sports world to eliminate the NFL preseason. Teams play four games during the month of August, mostly using backups and soon-to-be-cut journeymen. WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto says the NFL preseason is big dollars for very little entertainment.  

The new-look Cleveland Browns are still dealing with the same old off-field drama. But WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto says one thing has changed: How the team is handling it. 

The Cleveland Indians have gone from the bottom to the top over the course of two months. In early June, they trailed the Minnesota Twins by as many as 11.5 games in the American League Central Division. As of Wednesday (Aug. 14), they're a half-game back of the Twins. 

The rivalry soccer fans have been waiting for is finally here. FC Cincinnati travels to Columbus Saturday to take on in-state rival, Columbus Crew SC.

A full crowd at Ohio Stadium.
The Ohio State University

The crowd was deafening inside Ohio Stadium for the kickoff of last year’s game against Michigan. But lately, it’s perhaps a little less deafening than before.

A new 20,000-seat stadium for the Columbus Crew SC is being proposed for the Arena District.
City Of Columbus

The Columbus Crew hopes to play in a new stadium by summer 2021. Last December, Columbus city officials and the Haslam Sports Group announced a vision to build a $230 million stadium for the Crew on a site west of Huntington Park in the Arena District.

But so far, no deal has been finalized to sell the land to the team owners.

Ohio State associate head coach Patrick Klein in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, in Hartford, Conn.
Jessica Hill / Associated Press

Ohio State's Athletics Department announced Friday that Patrick Klein has resigned from his position as associate head coach of the women's basketball team.

Updated 6:17 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019

The competition will be fierce beginning Thursday at the 12th Annual Middletown Senior Pickleball Tournament. Nearly 300 players from nine states will compete at Lefferson Park, the same place where throughout the week courts are filled for recreational play.

The Cleveland Browns are gearing up for the start of the preseason in one week.

WKSU’s Mark Arehart talks with sports commentator Terry Pluto about his first look at the team and its newly-minted head coach: Freddie Kitchens.

Everybody knows that on paper, the Browns are destined to be a great team; however, one thing still stands. How will first-year head coach Freddie Kitchens be able to manage all this talent and live up to these expectations?

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