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The Economic Impact Of Lebron

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The city of Cleveland was celebrating last week as Lebron James announced he was returning to Cleveland after four years with the Miami Heat.
8:55AM
July
17, 2014

Lebron James’ return to Cleveland is great news for basketball fans there. It’s also good news for their local economy.

Akron Plans Party For LeBron’s Homecoming

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Akron prepares to celebrate the return of Lebron James to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
11:01AM
July 15, 2014

LeBron James’ hometown is planning a big party for his homecoming. Akron city spokeswoman Stephanie York says details of the event are still in the works – but it will be big.

Ohio Candidate Sees Economic Plus In James’ Return

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Democratic candidate for governor, Ed FitzGerald welcomes LeBron James' decision to return to Cleveland.
2:38PM
July 11, 2014

Ohio’s Democratic candidate for governor says LeBron James’ return to Cleveland boosts more than the Cavaliers’ title chances.

LeBron James Says He’s Returning To Cavaliers

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Lebron James says he will return to Cleveland to play for the Cavaliers.
12:39PM
July 11, 2014

LeBron James is going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Sports World Keeps Eyes On Lebron, Northeast Ohio

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Lebron James was drafted by the Cavs with the top overall pick in 2003 and spent his first seven season in Cleveland.
8:04AM
July 11, 2014

Lebron James has nearly single-handedly stopped the basketball world. The best player in the world and Northeast Ohio native is reportedly considering a return to the Cleveland Cavaliers after leaving the team in 2010.

OSU Player Pleads Not Guilty To Rioting, Cocaine Possession

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Tracy Sprinkle
2:26PM
July 7, 2014

Ohio State defensive end Tracy Sprinkle has pleaded not guilty to charges of possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia, rioting and failure to disperse after a weekend bar fight in Lorain, Ohio.

Columbus Earns Soccer Reputation During World Cup

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World Cup viewing parties have been popping up all over Columbus, which ranked second in total viewership in the U.S. during Sunday’s match against Portugal.
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June 27, 2014

The avid soccer fans credit the city’s Major League Soccer team and a series of U.S. matches for building the local fan base.

2015 Nationwide Arena Budget Approved; Venue Barely In The Black

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9:52AM
June
11, 2014

The board that oversees Nationwide Arena has approved the facility’s 2015 budget. Recent media reports say the arena is struggling financially but the facility’s chief operating officer disagrees.

Epidemic Of Girls’ Knee Injuries Traced To Genetics And Training

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Even highly competitive female athletes are more prone to knee injuries than boys, both because of genes and physics. Sports training could reduce the risk of injury, but few programs offer it.
8:47AM
June
4, 2014

Girls are up to ten times more likely than boys to suffer knee injuries in sports like soccer and basketball. Some Ohio researchers say they’ve discovered that genetic differences help explain the disparity. But a lack of proper sports training is also partly to blame.

Does Ohio Have Enough Oversight Of Booster Clubs?

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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the state has increased oversight of booster clubs, including making a club file a report with the attorney general's office if the club has more than $25,000 in assets
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May 27, 2014

Two Mansfield boosters are headed to prison after pleading guilty to stealing tens of thousands of dollars. With that case in mind, WOSU’s sports podcast After the Score asked Ohio Attorney General MIke DeWine if the state has enough oversight of booster clubs.