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The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team, still riding the wave of this summer's World Cup win, plays in Columbus, Ohio, Thursday. It's the first match under new head coach Vlatko Andonovski.

Ohio State defensive end Chase Young rushes the Northwestern quarterback during the second half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, in Evanston, Ill.
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Ohio State, LSU, Alabama and Penn State are the top four in the College Football Playoff selection committee's first rankings of the season.

Koby Altman may not necessarily be a household name, but the Cavs general manager has something that’s eluded a number of his predecessors. According to WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto, that says something both about Altman and the team’s owner, Dan Gilbert.

Ohio State's Kaleb Wesson makes a 3-point basket  in the NCAA Tournament Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Tulsa, Okla.
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The Ohio State men’s basketball team starts a new season Wednesday when they tip off against the University of Cincinnati, and for the first time in five years, the Buckeyes enter the season ranked in the top 25.

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The Cleveland Browns have cut safety Jermaine Whitehead after he made threatening tweets following Sunday's loss to the Denver Broncos.

Arena Football League executive Rob Jaworski announced that the Columbus Destroyers would return to play at Nationwide Arena, on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019.
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After just one season back in the city, the Columbus Destroyers indoor football team has suspended operations.

Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco is being honored for his work off the field. The fan-favorite who’s been with the team for 10 seasons has been named baseball’s Roberto Clemente Award winner. WKSU's sports commentator Terry Pluto said Carrasco’s cancer diagnosis inspired him to do more.

In a surprise move, the NCAA says it intends to allow college athletes to earn compensation — but it says it's only starting to work out the details of how that would take place. The organization's board of governors said Tuesday that it had voted unanimously to permit student-athletes to benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness.

Jonathon W. Tolbert III and his son, Jonathon W. Tolbert IV
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John W. Tolbert III and his son, Jonathan W. Tolbert IV, remember the legacy of Marshall "Major" Taylor, a professional African American cyclist who stormed the cycling scene and broke racial barriers in the late 1800s.

Major Taylor became the inspiration for a Columbus-based bicycle club that’s now 40 years old. John III told his son they didn’t know much about cycling when they started, and none of them had heard of the man who would be the club’s namesake.   

A Columbus Council candidate forum in October 2019. From left: Elizabeth Brown, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, Joe Motil, moderator Walker Evans, Emmanuel Remy, Scott Singratsomboune and Tiffany White.
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City Council candidates clashed over tax abatements at a Columbus Metropolitan Club forum on Wednesday. Incumbents defend the idea, but challengers see plenty to criticize.

The View From Pluto: Two Teams, Two Fresh Starts

Oct 23, 2019

Two of Cleveland’s pro sports teams are starting fresh this week. WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto says the Browns are hoping to turn things around after the bye week, while the Cavs open the season with low expectations. 

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Mike Reynolds opens a scrap book full of his biggest running memories, including his race bib from the first Columbus Marathon in 1980.

“It cost $7 to enter,” Reynolds says. “And you had to finish to get your windbreaker.”

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