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The View From Pluto: John Dorsey is The Browns' 'Fix It Now' General Manager

The Browns have brought in a new general manager whose goal is to turn around the franchise – quickly. Owner Jimmy Haslam fired Vice President Sashi Brown last week after the team won just one game in two seasons. That same day, Brown was replaced by former Kansas City General Manager John Dorsey . WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says Dorsey is partly credited for reviving the Chiefs during his four years there.

Duration: 00:04:01

The View From Pluto: The Coach Who Built Mount Union Into a Powerhouse Gets Hall of Fame Honors

A former longtime coach at the University of Mount Union has been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame . Larry Kehres led the Purple Raiders to 11 Division III national titles in his 27 years of coaching the team. He’s still the school’s athletic director, while his son Vince succeeded him as coach. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says Kehres built Mount Union into a college football powerhouse.

Duration: 00:04:47

The View From Pluto: The Cavs Have Found Their Chemistry, Even Without Key Players

After getting off to a slow start, the Cavs have been on a roll. They're on a nine-game winning streak, their longest in the regular season since 2015. And, they’re doing it without a couple key players acquired in the offseason. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says this new-look team has finally figured out how to win.

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The View From Pluto: Northeast Ohio's Big-Time, Small College Football Teams Eye National Titles

There are three Northeast Ohio college football teams competing for national titles. Ashland University is in the Division II Sweet Sixteen, while in Division III, powerhouse Mount Union hosts Case Western Reserve University this weekend. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto talks to Amanda Rabinowitz about big time, small college football. Ashland's success with Lee Owens This past weekend, Ashland University stunned Division II two-time national champion Northwest Missouri State. Ashland is led...

Duration: 00:04:03

The View From Pluto: Case Western Reserve Students Are Excelling At...Football?!

Case Western Reserve University is nationally recognized for academics. This year, it’s also excelling in athletics. The football team that’s made up of future doctors, engineers and financiers has made the Division III NCAA tournament for the first time since 2009. The team was 10-0 during the regular season. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says many people, including some Case students, are surprised to learn that Case has a football team. Pluto credits coach Greg Debeljak for putting the...

Duration: 00:04:32

The View From Pluto: The Browns Must Be Cautious About Josh Gordon's Return

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is getting what’s likely to be his final chance to play in the NFL. Gordon returned to Berea Tuesday after being conditionally reinstated by the league. He’s been suspended over and over again during his pro career for substance abuse issues. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says the team needs to go slow with his return. With the exception of his 2012 rookie year, the 26-year-old Gordon has missed some or all of every season of his pro career because...

Duration: 00:04:33

The View From Pluto: Browns' Front Office Hits A New Low During The Bye Week

The winless Browns hit a new low during their bye week. The team failed to make several deals ahead of yesterday’s NFL trade deadline. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says he expected the team to acquire a quarterback, but then nothing happened. The Browns are 0-8 for two consecutive seasons, so it seemed likely the team would try to make something happen ahead of Tuesday's 4 p.m. trade deadline. Missing out on Garoppolo Their target was likely New England Patriot's back-up quarterback Jimmy...

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The View From Pluto: Callaway's Exit Is a Big Loss for the Indians and a Risk for the Mets

As the Indians regroup after an early exit in the playoffs, they’ll be looking for someone to lead their elite pitching staff. Mickey Callaway has been hired as the manager of the New York Mets. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says it’s an unlikely leap for a pitching coach with no managerial experience. When you think about Indians pitching, names like Corey Kluber and Trevor Baurer come to mind. You don’t hear much about their coach. He's the guy you only see when he's visiting the mound...

Duration: 00:03:56

The View from Pluto: Cavs Opener Shows LeBron James is Still the Best in the NBA

A crowded court The Cavs won their highly-anticipated season opener against Kyrie Irving and the Celtics, 102-99. Irving demanded to be traded over the summer and landed in Boston. The new-look Cavs added Derrick Rose, Jae Crowder and LeBron James' former Miami Teammate and friend, Dwyane Wade. Add them to James and Kevin Love, and the court can feel a little crowded. “You have so many guys who are used to shooting the ball, and you only have one ball,” said WKSU commentator Terry Pluto ....

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The View from Pluto: A Heartbreaking End for the Indians' Historic Season

The Indians’ season came to a heartbreaking end in game five of the American League Division Series against the Yankees. They lost 5-2, losing three games in a row after leading 2-0 in the series. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says the game felt off from the very beginning. The Yankees quickly took a three-run lead. Meanwhile, the Indians kept striking out. “You could just tell their hitters were pressing,” Pluto said. Talking to reporters after the game, Jason Kipnis suggested the Indians...

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The View from Pluto: Indians Return to Cleveland for a Decisive Game 5

The Indians face a must-win game at home tonight against the Yankees. The winner of game five moves on to face the Houston Astros in the American League Championship Series beginning Friday. Few people thought it would come down to a fifth game when the Indians had been rolling for so long. Before the two games in New York, the Indians had not lost two games in a row since the middle of August. “They went six weeks, basically playing every day, without losing two in a row,” said WKSU...

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The View from Pluto: Another World Series for the Indians 'Won't Be Easy'

The Indians will take on the New York Yankees in their first playoff series beginning Thursday night at Progressive Field. New York won the wildcard game last night against the Minnesota Twins. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says one of the more interesting things to come out of yesterday was the decision by Indians manager Terry Francona to start pitcher Trevor Bauer in game one tomorrow, instead of ace Corey Kluber. “It will be curious to see how Bauer reacts in that,” Pluto said. “Last...

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The View From Pluto: Why LeBron James' Words Matter

LeBron James didn’t just stick to sports during a 45-minute press conference during Monday’s Cavs’ Media Day. The always outspoken superstar doubled down on his criticism of President Donald Trump, and backed up his weekend tweets in response to Trump uninviting the Golden State Warriors from a White House visit. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto talks about what he liked from James' comments, and what he wished James wouldn't have said.

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The View From Pluto: Indians' Success Is Vindication For Owner Paul Dolan

The Indians are riding a high heading into the postseason. They’ve won their second consecutive American League Central Division title, fueled by a historic 22-game winning streak. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says it’s vindication for Indians owner, Paul Dolan. "Dolans are cheap; that's all you hear," Pluto says. After last year's World Series run, the team raised its payroll from $97 million to $130 million, which is around the league average. Still, Pluto says, he gets emails from fans...

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The View From Pluto: The Heart Of The Indians' Historic Streak Is A Special Team Culture

The Indians have made history, winning their 20 th straight game to tie a streak set by the Oakland A’s in 2002. A win on Wednesday would shatter a record on the books since 1935. The streak has propelled the team to the best record in the American League. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says at the heart of all this winning is a special team culture.

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The View From Pluto: The Face Of The Browns Franchise You Rarely Notice On The Field

The best player in Cleveland Browns recent history is one you rarely notice on the field. Joe Thomas is heading into his eleventh season with the Browns, and much like the team during that span, he’s been battered. Still, Thomas remains loyal to Cleveland. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto talks about how future Hall of Famer Joe Thomas sees the game.

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The View From Pluto: Scrapped Q Arena Project Was A Good Deal For Cleveland

The announcement this week by Cavs owner Dan Gilbert to pull out of a deal to make $140 million in upgrades to Quicken Loans Arena leaves the future of the venue in limbo. An Ohio State Supreme Court ruling said that if the petition to get the referendum on the ballot has the valid signatures, it can go forward . Our commentator Terry Pluto explains why the project was good for Cleveland. Terry Pluto says the Cavs thought they had a deal. Both Cuyahoga County and Cleveland City councils...

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The View From Pluto: Life After Kyrie

Kyrie Irving is headed to Boston. The Cavs all-star guard, who asked team owner Dan Gilbert to trade him earlier this year, has been sent to the Celtics for fellow all-star Isaiah Thomas and a couple of other players. WKSU Sports Commentator Terry Pluto talked about the trade.

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The View From Pluto: Indians Ownership Is All In; Now Players Must Follow

The Indians are entering a crucial part of their up-and-down season. The team has six weeks to distance itself from the rest of the AL Central division for a return trip to the playoffs. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says, “Welcome to the real pennant race.” The Indians are in first place in the division, six games ahead of Minnesota and Kansas City. And, the team has an important week, with road series against against those two teams. “They could win five out of seven and be up eight or 10...

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The View From Pluto: Another Year, Another Browns Quarterback Competition

The quarterback competition is back on in Cleveland. The team that’s had 26 starting quarterbacks since 1999 is again trying to figure out who will play this season. In a surprise move, coach Hue Jackson named veteran Brock Osweiler the starter for Thursday’s pre-season opener against New Orleans. Osweiler was traded to the Browns in the spring and was considered an afterthought WKSU commentator Terry Pluto talks about another year of quarterbacks in Cleveland.

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