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Updated: 2018-04-25T15:04:35Z

 



LeBron James or Clark Kellogg? Final chance to vote on Plain Dealer All-Decade boys basketball teams (photos, polls)

2015-02-15T11:04:23Z

Here's your final chance to vote on The Plain Dealer All-Decade boys basketball teams. Here's your final chance to vote on The Plain Dealer All-Decade boys basketball teams.



Adrien Broner continues to draw attention in and out of ring: Boxing Report 2018 (photos)

2018-04-25T15:04:35Z

Adrien Broner's bout with Jessie Vargas attracted a peak audience of 859,000 viewers on SHOWTIME: Boxing Report 2018. Adrien Broner's bout with Jessie Vargas attracted a peak audience of 859,000 viewers on SHOWTIME: Boxing Report 2018.



Cleveland Area Golden Gloves crowns champions on Sunday

2018-04-23T00:09:18Z

Winners of Cleveland Area Golden Gloves advance to nationals in May. Winners of Cleveland Area Golden Gloves advance to nationals in May.



Cleveland Area Golden Gloves Tournament starts Friday: Boxing Report 2018 (photos)

2018-04-22T14:57:23Z

The Cleveland Area Golden Gloves boxing tournament is this weekend at Brook Park Recreation Center, with early rounds on Friday and Saturday and championship bouts on Sunday. The Cleveland Area Golden Gloves boxing tournament is this weekend at Brook Park Recreation Center, with early rounds on Friday and Saturday and championship bouts on Sunday.



Premier Boxing Champions begins season on FS1 Friday night: Boxing Report 2018 (photos)

2018-04-11T15:09:44Z

The Premier Boxing Champions season begins on Friday from Minneapolis: Boxing Report 2018. The Premier Boxing Champions season begins on Friday from Minneapolis: Boxing Report 2018.



Columbus Blue Jackets open Stanley Cup playoffs vs. Washington Capitals on Thursday (photos)

2018-04-10T10:03:22Z

The Columbus Blue Jackets begin the 2018 Stanley Cup NHL playoffs against the Washington Capitals on Thursday in Washington. The Columbus Blue Jackets begin the 2018 Stanley Cup NHL playoffs against the Washington Capitals on Thursday in Washington.



Cleveland Marathon 2018 to be televised live on 19, 43 (photos)

2018-04-09T19:02:35Z

The Cleveland Marathon returns on May 20 and will be televised by WOIO Ch. 19 and WUAB Ch. 43 in Cleveland. The Cleveland Marathon returns on May 20 and will be televised by WOIO Ch. 19 and WUAB Ch. 43 in Cleveland.



Anthony Joshua vs. Deontay Wilder is a treat unless promoters get in way: Boxing Report 2018 (photos)

2018-04-04T19:28:20Z

Anthony Joshua vs. Deontay Wilder to unify the heavyweight boxing titles would be great for the sport ... if the promoters don't get in the way. Anthony Joshua vs. Deontay Wilder to unify the heavyweight boxing titles would be great for the sport ... if the promoters don't get in the way.



Cuyahoga Community College stays alive in NJCAA basketball consolation bracket

2018-03-23T00:18:10Z

Cuyahoga Community College opened the Sweet 16 NJCAA Division II National Basketball Tournament with a loss but rebounded in its first game in the consolation round on Thursday. Cuyahoga Community College opened the Sweet 16 NJCAA Division II National Basketball Tournament with a loss but rebounded in its first game in the consolation round on Thursday.



Anthony Joshua focused on Joseph Parker before Deontay Wilder: Boxing Report 2018 (photos)

2018-03-22T18:09:19Z

Before he can fight Deontay Wilder for the undisputed heavyweight title, Anthony Johnson must get past Joseph Parker on March 31. Before he can fight Deontay Wilder for the undisputed heavyweight title, Anthony Johnson must get past Joseph Parker on March 31.



Cuyahoga Community College prepares for Sweet 16 in NJCAA D2 National Tournament

2018-03-19T22:20:49Z

Cuyahoga Community College is a No. 3 seed in the NJCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament. Cuyahoga Community College is a No. 3 seed in the NJCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament.



NCAA Tournament Watch: Sweet Sixteen has some surprising teams (video)

2018-03-19T18:53:16Z

Getting to the 2018 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 has been a roller-coaster ride. Getting to the 2018 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 has been a roller-coaster ride.



Ohio State's Nathan Tomasello chasing NCAA Wrestling Championship at home (video)

2018-03-14T15:44:04Z

Ohio State wrestler Nathan Tomasello will finish his wrestling career where it began -- in Cleveland, competing in the 2018 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships at Quicken Loans Arena. Ohio State wrestler Nathan Tomasello will finish his wrestling career where it began -- in Cleveland, competing in the 2018 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships at Quicken Loans Arena.



Ohio State, Kent State welcome NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Cleveland

2018-03-13T19:40:40Z

The NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships are in Cleveland this weekend featuring the top wrestlers in the college ranks, including several from Ohio State and Kent State. The NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships are in Cleveland this weekend featuring the top wrestlers in the college ranks, including several from Ohio State and Kent State.



Cleveland's Morelle McCane wins Western Qualifier: Boxing Report 2018 (photos)

2018-03-13T16:37:36Z

Cleveland boxer Morelle McCane won the USA Boxing Western Elite Qualifier last weekend in her quest to fight in the Olympics: Boxing Report 2018. Cleveland boxer Morelle McCane won the USA Boxing Western Elite Qualifier last weekend in her quest to fight in the Olympics: Boxing Report 2018.



Ten to watch at NCAA D3 Wrestling Championships at Public Auditorium

2018-03-08T15:02:02Z

Cleveland Public Auditorium will host the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships Friday and Saturday. Cleveland Public Auditorium will host the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships Friday and Saturday.



Mount Union, Baldwin Wallace will showcase talent in NCAA D3 Wrestling Championships

2018-03-08T15:02:59Z

The 2018 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships take place Friday and Saturday at Public Auditorium in Cleveland with Baldwin Wallace and Mount Union bringing plenty of talent. The 2018 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships take place Friday and Saturday at Public Auditorium in Cleveland with Baldwin Wallace and Mount Union bringing plenty of talent.



Mikey Garcia meets Sergey Lipinets for IBF junior welterweight title: Boxing Report (photos)

2018-03-07T12:28:21Z

Mickey Garcia fights Sergey Lipinets on Saturday with Lipinets' IBF junior welterweight title on the line. Check here for boxing schedule and updates: Boxing Report 2018. Mickey Garcia fights Sergey Lipinets on Saturday with Lipinets' IBF junior welterweight title on the line. Check here for boxing schedule and updates: Boxing Report 2018.



NCAA D3 Wrestling Championships: Baldwin Wallace senior Tyler Maclellan has high hopes (video)

2018-03-07T09:56:02Z

Tyler Maclellan is one of nine wrestlers who will represent Baldwin Wallace in the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships in Cleveland this weekend (March 9-10). Tyler Maclellan is one of nine wrestlers who will represent Baldwin Wallace in the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships in Cleveland this weekend (March 9-10).



NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships brackets set

2018-03-05T23:25:32Z

The NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships begin on Friday in Cleveland. The NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships begin on Friday in Cleveland.



NCAA conference tournaments off to wild start (video)

2018-03-05T19:42:04Z

Cleveland State did not play well in the regular season, but Horizon League tournament has been a different story. Cleveland State did not play well in the regular season, but Horizon League tournament has been a different story.