Terry Pluto, sport columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the Indians' loss at the hands of the Yankees. 

 

He also discussed the players who are free agents including Jay Bruce and Carlos Santana, and if they would be in an Indians uniform next spring. 

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Monday, 02 October 2017 17:26

AUDIO Indians Primed For ALDS

Cleveland Indians beat writer Paul Hoynes from Cleveland.com and the Cleveland Plain Dealer spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell to discuss the ALDS Thursday.

 

The Tribe will play the winner of the Yankees/Twins Wild Card Game on Tuesday. 

 

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Longtime Cleveland Indians beat writer Paul Hoynes spoke with Sam and Brad Monday to talk about the Indians as they prepare for the Colorado Rockies in a quick two-game set.

  

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Thursday, 29 June 2017 18:19

AUDIO Tribe Takes Series From Rangers

Longtime Indians beat writer Paul Hoynes joined the Sam and Brad Show on Thursday to discuss the Indians as they took 3 out of 4 from the Rangers.

 

The full interview can be heard here.  The Tribe travels to Detroit this weekend.

 

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Paul Hoynes from Cleveland.com and the Cleveland Plain Dealer joined Sam and Brad to talk about the Indians as they prepare to face the Dodgers on Tuesday.

He says the team is starting to play better after a rough patch against the Rockies and the Kansas City Royals.

 

For the full interview with Hoynsie, click here.

 

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Wednesday, 07 June 2017 20:23

AUDIO Pluto: It All Starts With Defense

Terry Pluto from Cleveland.com and Cleveland Plain Dealer joined Sam and Brad live on site to join the guys ahead of Game #3 of the NBA Finals at the Q.

 

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Sports Columnist Terry Pluto from Cleveland.com and the Cleveland Plain Dealer spoke with Sam Bourquin and Jay Brophy Monday to recap the Cavaliers' sweep over the Pacers in Indianapolis.

 

For the full interview with Terry, Sam, and Jay, click here.

 

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Wednesday, 12 April 2017 16:27

AUDIO Zack Meisel Talks Indians, Wahoo Logo

Zack Meisel, Indians beat writer for Cleveland.com spoke with Sam and Brad about the ongoing debate surrounding the Chief Wahoo logo and how long it will last.

 

Zack also discussed the thrilling home opener yesterday at Progressive Field as Michael Brantley delivered the game-winning hit.

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Terry Pluto from the Cleveland Plain Dealer joined the Sam and Brad Show Monday to discuss the Cleveland Cavaliers as they have limped down the stretch, losing to the Atlanta Hawks Sunday in overtime.

 The Cavs take on the Miami Heat tonight, minus the Big Three of LeBron James, Kevin Love, and Kyrie Irving, who will be resting for this game.

 Terry stuck around  to talk about the Indians as they get ready for the home opener Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox. Sam, Jasen, and Brad will be broadcasting live from Progressive Field beginning at 10am.

 

 

 

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Thursday, 16 February 2017 16:39

AUDIO Indians Ready For Spring Training

Indians reporter Zack Meisel from Cleveland.com and the Cleveland Plain Dealer spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell to talk about the Cleveland Indians as they head into the spring training season.

 

For the full interview, click here.

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Cavaliers beat writer Joe Vardon from Cleveland.com joined the Sam and Brad Show ahead of Cavaliers and Kings, a game you can hear on 1590 WAKR.

Could the Cavs be making another championship-garnering move soon? 

We shall see.

 

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Tuesday, 06 September 2016 17:37

AUDIO Buckeyes Win Big, Look Ahead To Tulsa

After a 77-10 demolition of Bowling Green to open the college football season, the Ohio State Buckeyes are looking to go 2-0 when the Golden Hurricane of Tulsa come rolling in Saturday.

Ari Wasserman from Cleveland.com joined the Sam Bourquin Show Tuesday to talk about the Bucks and the offensive onslaught brought by quarterback J.T. Barrett and company.

 

You can hear the game on 1590 WAKR at 3:30pm Saturday afternoon.

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The Cleveland Indians are at the top of the division and heading into Kansas City after taking the series from the Twins over the weekend in Minneapolis.

Zack Meisel from Cleveland.com joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about the club and what they might be doing with the lineup.

 Manager Terry Francona said around 4pm Eastern that Yan Gomes would be placed on the 15-day disabled list and Roberto Perez will join the big league club after being activated from the 60-day DL.

For the full interview with Zack, click right here. The Indians and the Royals will play at 8:15pm at Kaufmann Stadium in Kansas City.  Coverage begins on 1590 WAKR at 7:37 p.m.

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The Cavaliers are looking to even the NBA Finals tonight at the Quicken Loans Arena against the Golden State Warriors with the same formula that notched them a 30-point win in Game 3 Wednesday.

Terry Pluto stopped by the Sam Bourquin Show on a "Feel Good Friday" to weigh in on the importance  of tonight's game at home.

"You certainly don't want to go to Golden State down 3-1," Pluto says.

Game 4 can be heard on 1590 WAKR with coverage beginning at 8:30.

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Thursday, 02 June 2016 17:44

AUDIO Cavs/Warriors Ready For Game 1

It's finally here. The rematch is set as LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Golden State Warriors, led by Stephen Curry.

Terry Pluto from Cleveland.com joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about the game and weigh in on what the Wine and Gold is looking to do in the series in order to capture an NBA title. 

"I talked to Steve Kerr yesterday and he told me these Cavaliers are a completely different team than last year," Pluto said.  He also it was the coaching change from David Blatt to Tyronn Lue, and the contrast in coaching styles there.

 

Over in the Bay Area, Vern Glenn from KPIX out west, says that excitement in Dub Nation is at a fever pitch and the vibe from the Warriors team is focused and determined.

"They (Golden State) are acutely aware that the Cavaliers are at full strength," Glenn said. 

 

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Tuesday, 10 May 2016 18:33

AUDIO Wine & Gold Chemistry On Point

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been rolling in these playoffs, the players are really coming together both on and off the floor, and it couldn't come at a better time, as they await their Eastern Conference Finals opponent.

Chris Haynes, who covers the team for Cleveland.com joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about the Wine and Gold and how they got to this point both on and off the floor.

Haynes says forward Kevin Love has come out of his shell and he's playing confident and loose basketball.

"This year for some reason, he's trying to get to know his teammates and get comfortable," he explained. "He's a homebody and he stays to himself, and last year it seemed like LeBron James kind of tried to force that team chemistry, because he's of the belief that if you get along off the court, you'll do better on the court."

Chris recalled when the team was in Atlanta, they were not cloistered in dark corners of restaurants, they were not closed off, but eating on outdoor patios and letting everyone see them.

He says that it's been apparent that the off court chemistry has been crucial to their success on the hardwood during these playoffs.

 

  Chris says the Cavaliers have been resting, getting treatment, and watching some game tape as of late, but he says with the long week off, they'll have to stay crisp in their offensive sets.

 "They're going to make sure they're not going too hard, but they're trying to keep their conditioning up."

 

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Friday, 06 May 2016 17:24

AUDIO Cavs Get Ready For Game 3

The Cleveland Cavaliers are in the ATL and are looking to put the Hawks in a 3-0 hole in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

Joe Vardon from Cleveland.com joined Sammy B on a "Feel Good Friday" to talk about the matchup, if the Cavs will continue to shoot at their blistering pace, and if Atlanta will play dirty.

Vardon says he expects this contest to be a little tighter than in Game 2, where the Wine & Gold connected on a record 25 three-pointers.

"It's hard to find a matchup right now that the Hawks can exploit," said Vardon.

As far as the comments addressed by NBA analyst Charles Barkley, Joe says he doesn't expect any tom-foolery from Atlanta here tonight, or throughout the series.

"I think they're a more cerebral team, they respect the game, they will play more agressive defense on the perimeter," he explained.

 

The Cavs and the Hawks tip it off tonight at 7 p.m. on 1590 WAKR.

 

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Monday, 11 April 2016 18:19

AUDIO Cavs Heading Down Home Stretch

The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to capture the #1 seed in the Eastern Conference, and with just a few games, left, the Wine and Gold needs to tighten some things up before the playoffs begin.

Joe Vardon, who covers the Cavaliers and LeBron James for Cleveland.com joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about the team heading down the home stretch, and some of their issues as they start the second season.

"This team is supposed to be deeper, should have gotten past some of these issues by now and they haven't," Vardon said. 

On the injury front, I swingman Iman Shumpert will be done for the week, having his knee drained and it's been tough to figure out what's wrong with backup guard Mo Williams' knee. Vardon expects Shump to be ready for the playoffs,and Williams' status is unknown for the time being.

The Cavaliers and the Atlanta Hawks will play tonight, tip off at 7 p.m. on 1590 WAKR. 

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Tuesday, 19 January 2016 18:39

AUDIO Vardon: Cavs Back To Drawing Board

The main question many Cavaliers fans are asking themselves after last night's lopsided loss to the Golden State Warriors is simple: What went wrong?

Joe Vardon covers the Wine and Gold for Cleveland.com. He joined the Sam Bourquin Show Tuesday and discussed how they need to look themselves in the mirror and get tougher against the league's top teams.

"I think there has to be some kind of pause and reflection here," Vardon said. "You can't have the payroll the Cavaliers has and turn in stinkers like that."

Golden State defeated the Cavs 132-98 last night at the Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland.

  The Warriors shot over 50 percent from beyond the arc and over 50 percent from the floor. J.R. Smith had a solid floor game with 14 points before getting ejected.  "These guys need to hold themselves accountable," Vardon says.

The Cavs will take on the Brooklyn  Nets tomorrow at 7:30pm. You can hear the game on 1590 WAKR.

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