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

After a grassroots campaign to keep the Columbus Crew from moving, the team's new owners are working on their plan to build a new stadium and turn the old one into a practice facility and community sports park.

City of Columbus

More than eight months after Columbus city leaders proudly announced a plan to "Save the Crew,” they’ve released an aspirational draft agreement detailing how they plan to do so.

The Cleveland Browns have just wrapped up their mandatory mini-camp and won't return to the field for another six weeks. Our commentator Terry Pluto says based on what he's seen, it's not going to be hard for fans to get excited this year. But there are plenty of off-the-field distractions as the new-look team tries to mesh. 

On the field

The Cleveland Cavaliers announced they've hired Lindsay Gottlieb to join new head coach John Beilein's staff.

Gottlieb spent eight seasons as head coach of the University of California, Berkeley women's team, where she led them to seven NCAA Tournament appearances and a Final Four. The 41-year-old compiled a 179-89 record with the Golden Bears.

Major League Baseball is relatively low-key when it comes to selecting its next superstars. The draft that happens each June gets little attention compared to the fanfare of the NFL and NBA. WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto says the Indians had a top-25 pick last week, but hardly anyone noticed. 

The U.S. Men's National Soccer Team (USMNT) lost to the Venezuelan national team on Sunday, 3-0, in the team's first-ever game in Cincinnati.

The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup kicks off today in Paris. Twenty-four teams will vie for their chance at glory.

Here's what you need to know to follow all the action.

When does the Women's World Cup start?

The tournament begins at the Parc des Princes in Paris, where a strong team from host nation France takes on South Korea in the opening match. The schedule ramps up Saturday with three games: Germany vs. China, Spain vs. South Africa and Norway vs. Nigeria.

The baseball coach at The College of Wooster is retiring after nearly 40 years. Tim Pettorini leaves as the fifth-winningest coach in Division III history, guiding his teams to the NCAA tournament more than two dozen times. WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto says Pettorini’s legacy is remarkable.

 Jack Nicklaus, left, presents Patrick Cantlay with the trophy after Cantlay won the Memorial golf tournament Sunday, June 2, 2019, in Dublin.
Jay LaPrete / AP

Jack Nicklaus is a gracious tournament host at the Memorial who doesn't mince words, and it paid off for Patrick Cantlay.

Northeast Ohio will be the center of the pro sports world over the next several years. This July, Progressive Field hosts the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. In 2021, the city has been awarded as the site of the NFL Draft. In 2022, Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse will host the NBA All-Star Game.

The entrance to Huntington Park, the home of the Columbus Clippers in the Arena District.
Debbie Holmes / WOSU

This is the first of a two-part series on Huntington Park and Cooper Stadium. Read Part Two here.

Baseball fans gather at Huntington Park on a May weeknight to watch the Columbus Clippers. It’s been a decade since the minor-league baseball team moved downtown.

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, 57, suffered a stroke and was hospitalized early on Sunday.

Gilbert's current condtiton and the stroke were confirmed late Monday. Press reports initially said Gilbert, founder and chairman of Quicken Loans, was experiencing "stroke-like symptoms" and had been admitted to the Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital in suburban Detroit but offered no additional information.

  Top college prospects are seen on the stage before the first round of the NFL football draft, in Nashville, Tenn. on Thursday, April 25, 2019.
Gregory Payan / AP

Cleveland will host the 2021 NFL Draft, the annual selection of the top players in college football, National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell annouced Wednesday.

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