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The Cleveland Indians are a major-league best 30-12 since June 4. It's been quite the turnaround for a team that many fans had all but written off in May. WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto says the hot streak likely has the team rethinking its strategy of trading a star player to start the rebuilding process. 

Streaking after the All-Star break

The Indians have come a long way since June 2.

The National Football League Foundation has announced it will install a new, professional quality artificial-turf field in Dayton's Kettering Field park.

The Cleveland Browns open training camp Thursday with high hopes and hype surrounding the upcoming season. The team that went 0-16 in 2017 is now considered to be a playoff contender.

Chicago Cubs center fielder Albert Almora Jr. dropped to one knee during the fourth inning last May, hands over his face in horror. He had just watched a foul ball fly off his bat and strike a 2-year-old girl in the head, fracturing her skull.

Rose Lavelle, midfielder for the World Cup-winning U.S. Women's National Team, is returning to her hometown of Cincinnati Thursday, July 18, and Friday, July 19, to be honored for her success. 

MAPFRE Stadium was the first soccer-specific stadium built in the U.S.
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Gov. Mike DeWine has appointed a task force to consider the future of the Ohio State Fairgrounds as well as the current home of the Columbus Crew SC.

The Cleveland Indians have won six straight and are a season-high 12 games over .500 at the All-Star break as the baseball universe has arrived for the Midsummer Classic right here in Cleveland. But one person is missing from the excitement.

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco revealed just before All-Star Week kicked off that he has been battling chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in his month away from the team.

The celebration of the Women's World Cup soccer championship shifts this week from France to New York City. On Wednesday, the U.S. Women's National Team will be honored with a ticker tape parade and keys to the city, following its 2-0 win over the Netherlands in Sunday's final in France.

A member of the grounds crew paints All-Star Game 2019 at Progressive Field, Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in Cleveland. The 90th baseball All-Star Game will be played on Tuesday, July 9.
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Officials with the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission estimate the financial impact of Tuesday's MLB All-Star Game will be about $65 million – and that’s before factoring-in ticket sales.

Indians Pitcher Reveals Leukemia Diagnosis

Jul 6, 2019

Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco says the blood disorder that sidelined him earlier this season is leukemia.

The 32-year-old right-hander shared his diagnosis with Dominican Republic television station CDN37 during a hospital visit there. The full interview will air Sunday at 4 p.m., according to tweets from the station and the reporter who broke the news, Frank Camilo.

Before the World Cup began, nearly everyone predicted a final between the United States and, well, some team from Europe. Perhaps Germany, England or France. When the quarterfinals arrived, that soothsaying was on target: The Yanks and seven European squads remained.

Now all the blanks on the World Cup bracket have been filled in, save one. On Sunday, the mighty United States will battle the bright orange Netherlands as two soccer-crazed nations tune in.

Will the U.S. continue its march of greatness undaunted, or will the Dutch pull off an upset for the ages?

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be played in Cleveland for the fifth time in history. The game that brings together the league's biggest stars has evolved from one night under the lights into a five-day festival. WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto said it's a chance for Cleveland show off its rich baseball past, present and future. 

It was the battle of unbeatens at this Women's World Cup. Both teams were 5-0. The U.S. — the defending and three-time World Cup champion — and England — which was ranked third in the world but had never advanced past the semifinals. The game in Lyon, France, lived up to its billing with the U.S defeating England 2-1 to advance to Sunday's final.

Blue Jackets Star Lineup Departs During Free Agent Signing

Jul 2, 2019
Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (72), of Russia, kicks away the puck during the third period in Game 2 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Washington.
Nick Wass / AP

The much-anticipated breakup of the Columbus Blue Jackets' star-laden core came quickly.

City of Columbus

The Columbus City Council voted Monday night on the final passage of a plan for a new Columbus Crew arena and the redevelopment of MAPFRE Stadium.

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