Radio Voice of the Browns Jim Donovan spoke with the Sam and Brad Show Tuesday to talk about the coordinators Gregg Williams (defense) and Todd Haley (offense) and their testiness during camp over the last couple days.

He also discussed the Browns and what we can see from them in their second preseason game against Buffalo on Friday.

 

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Tuesday, 14 August 2018 14:50

2018 Camp Report Cuyahoga Falls HS

Second-year Cuyahoga Falls head coach Shane Parker spoke with 1590 WAKR to talk about his team for the 2018 edition of our Camp Reports Tuesday.

 They start off the 2018 season with Kent Roosevelt August 24.

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Monday, 13 August 2018 17:46

Feinstein: "Not Going To Be A Next Tiger"

Golf Channel contributor and author John Feinstein caught up with the Sam and Brad Show to talk about Brooks Koepka winning the PGA Championship and the hard charge from Tiger Woods at the end of the tournament.

He also talked about Tiger's legacy and dominance, saying there will never be another one like him.

 

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Monday, 13 August 2018 11:33

2018 Camp Report Wadsworth Grizzlies

Justin Todd of the Wadsworth Grizzlies caught up with WAKR to talk about the Wadsworth Grizzlies for our Monday edition of Camp Days. 

 

Also Mason McMillen and Brock Snowball joined in on the conversation as well.

 

The Grizzlies open up the 2018 season with the Firestone Falcons. 

 

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Thursday, 09 August 2018 14:49

2018 Camp Report Copley Indians

The Copley Indians are the subject of today's high school football Camp Report! 

Coach Scott Chouinard joined 1590 WAKR to talk about the upcoming season and the joy of helping mold young men on and off the field.

 

 Players Devin Prude and Tyler Lenke also joined us to go "Under The Helmet with us! 

The Indians open up the season against Twinsburg out of the Suburban League, a league Copley has been in for many seasons. 

 

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Browns beat reporter Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com talked about the team, the Antonio Callaway situation and more heading in to the first preseason game against the New York Giants.

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Tuesday, 07 August 2018 18:18

Hue Jackson Adresses Browns, Callaway

Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson adressed the media after practice Tuesday to talk about Antonio Callaway allegedly being cited for marijuana possession in Strongsville early Sunday morning, and the upcoming first preseason game against the Giants Thursday.

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Tuesday, 07 August 2018 16:33

Austin Corbett Talks First NFL Camp

Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Austin Corbett joined the Sam and Brad Show live from Browns training camp in Berea to talk about his first camp as a rookie.

The rookie out of Nevada spoke about what he's learned alongside veterans JC Tretter and Kevin Zeitler and what it's been like as a Brown.

The Browns will be taking on the New York Giants Thursday in the first preseason game in the Big Apple. We'll have it for you on 1590 WAKR.

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Your 2018 World Golf Championships- Bridgestone Invitational Winner is one of golf’s rising stars in Justin Thomas.

The Louisville, Kentucky native is currently 3rd in the World Golf rankings, capped off by a championship finish at the South Course this weekend.
 
Thomas heads into the PGA Championship this week with a great deal of momentum with a nice win here in Akron. 
 
“I take a lot of pride in how I played today,” Thomas said.  “I’m just in a great place right now mentally.”

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Sunday, 05 August 2018 14:00

2018 Camp Report: Barberton Magics

The high school camp reports have begun as we take a trip to the Magic City of Barberton to catch up with head coach Tony Gotto and players Gavin Krska and Kionnie Dukes.

Coach Gotto talked with Sam and Brad during the Gridiron Gathering about the expectations of the season after a fantastic 2017.

The video with Gavin and Kionnie can be seen below.  The Magics open up the 2018 season with the neighborhood rival Norton Panthers.

Special thanks to our sponsors with the Northeast Ohio Honda Dealers and City Barbeque for the Gridiron Gathering.

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Friday, 03 August 2018 16:54

Ari Wasserman Discusses Latest With OSU

Ari Wasserman of the Athletic joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the latest in the Urban Meyer situation.

 

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Thursday, 02 August 2018 17:29

Bill Bender: "Wild Ten Days" For OSU

College football writer Bill Bender spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about OSU head football coach Urban Meyer being placed on paid administrative leave in the wake of the Zach Smith domestic abuse situation.

A report from Brett McMurphy stated that Meyer knew of Smith's abuse of his ex-wife Courtney and did not take immediate action.  Meyer said he knew nothing of the allegations against Smith, who was a former receivers coach for the Buckeyes during Big 10 Media Days 10 days ago.

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Thursday, 02 August 2018 16:25

Day #1 Of Bridgestone Solid For Tiger

Day #1 of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational was a solid one for eight-time tournament champion Tiger Woods, who shot a 4-under 66 at the South Course Thursday.

Woods spoke with the media after his round, where he was paired up with Australian golfer and Ohio resident Jason Day.

 

American Kyle Stanley is currently in second place at 7-under par shooting a 63 at Firestone Thursday.

He too spoke with the media after his round, saying the course suits his game pretty well.

Ian Poulter is currently in the lead heading into Friday at 8-under par.

 

Stay tuned for live updates from the tournament all day, beginning at 9:20am Friday through Sunday on 1590 WAKR as well as our sister stations 97.5 WONE and 94.9 WQMX.

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College football analyst and reporter Brett McMurphy joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about his latest report alleging OSU head football coach Urban Meyer indeed knew about domestic violence allegations levied against Zach Smith, a former receivers coach in 2015.

He (Meyer) said during Big Ten Media Days he was unaware of any allegations or issues involving Smith and his ex-wife Courtney.

 Brett's report can be read here.

 We will keep you updated on this ongoing story once more information becomes available. 

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Cleveland Browns GM John Dorsey spoke with Sam and Brad live at training camp in Berea to talk about his optmism for the club in 2018 and moving forward.

 

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Cavaliers beat writer Rick Noland of the Medina Gazette spoke with the Sam and Brad Show about Kevin Love signing an extension to be a part of the Cavs' building process post-LeBron James.

 

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Head football coach of the Mt. Union Purple Raiders Vince Kehres spoke with the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the upcoming season as well as the youth camps going on in Alliance.

 

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Monday, 23 July 2018 17:43

Bobby D Discusses HOF'er Jim Thome

Senior VP of Public Affairs for the Cleveland Indians Bobby DiBiasio spoke on the Sam and Brad Show to talk about Indians great Jim Thome going to the Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend.

DiBiasio says he will be in Cooperstown that weekend from July 27-30. The Induction will take place July 29.

 

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Browns beat writer Scott Petrak joined the Sam and Brad Show Monday to talk about the latest news involving the Browns' Josh Gordon not being available for training camp starting on Thursday.

The NFL says he  is not suspended, but there is some uncertainty as to when he will report. 

 

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Friday, 20 July 2018 17:08

Tee It Up Friday Takes Us To Good Park

Sam and Brad caught up with course manager Dante D'Andrea to talk Good Park Golf Course for Tee it Up Friday.

 For more information on Good Park, click here.

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Friday, 20 July 2018 16:27

Andre Knott Likes Brad Hand Deal

Andre Knott, the Indians in-game reporter for Sports Time Ohio spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the deal to aquire Brad Hand from the San Diego Padres.

He also discussed the possibility of adding another player to bolster the lineup.

 

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Sports Editor for the Canton Repository Joe Scalzo joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the Pro Hall of Fame upcoming weekend and Terrell Owens not being present for the festivities.

 

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Indians beat writer Chris Assenheimer spoke about the Indians' strengths and weaknesses heading into the All-Star Break and what the Tribe can do when the second half of the season resumes against Texas on Friday.

 

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FSO's Jimmy Hanlin previews the Open on the Sam and Brad Show with Aaron Coleman, Justin McKinney, and Ben Thomas.

 

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WWE Superstar Mandy Rose joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about performing at the SummerSlam HeatWave Tour July 14 in Canton.

 

You can catch Mandy and the rest of the WWE Superstars at the Canton Memorial Civic Center beginning at 7:30pm.

 

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Connor Marabell of the Akron Rubberducks joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about competing in the Home Run Derby ahead of the Eastern League All Star Game in New Jersey.

 

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College football insider Phil Steele joined the Sam and Brad Show on Thursday to talk about his college football preview magazine for 2018.

He discussed the Ohio State Buckeyes, as well as the rest of the Big 10 and MAC, among other teams. 

 

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Thursday, 05 July 2018 15:00

Stipe Miocic Gets Ready for UFC 226

"The Baddest Man on the Planet" Stipe Miocic joined the Sam and Brad Show  Thursday ahead of UFC 226 to talk about his upcoming fight against Daniel Cormier, where he looks to defend his UFC heavyweight title.

 

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Fox 8 Sports anchor John Telich joined the Sam and Brad Show Monday to talk about the legacy of LeBron James and the upcoming future for both the Los Angeles Lakers and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

James agreed to a four-year deal with the Lakers Sunday evening. 

 

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The University of Akron has a new women's basketball coach.

Melissa Jackson was officially named the head coach this week,taking over for the all-time winningest coach in Zips history, Jodi Kest.

Jackson joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the new gig and how she plans on putting her stamp on the program. 

 

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Thursday, 28 June 2018 16:04

Tom Withers Discusses Cavs, Free Agency

Tom Withers of the Associated Press joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the Cavaliers, LeBron's possible destination, and more on a Thursday afternoon. 

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018 17:16

Steve Doerschuk On Browns Heading Into Camp

Browns beat reporter Steve Doerschuk discussed the Browns and what stands out for them as far as pivotal players in 2018. 

 Steve caught up with Brad and Justin on the Sam and Brad Show Wednesday. 

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Longtime NFL reporter Andrea Kremer was named this year's recipient of the 2018 Pete Rozelle Radio and TV Award.

She joined the Sam and Brad show to talk about the honor and her career in sports journalism.

 Kremer will be recieving the award during Hall of Fame weekend in Canton in August. 

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Dr. Sam Maniar from the Center for Peak Performance in Hudson joined Brad and Justin to talk about how athletes cope with mental health issues.

 

Dr, Maniar is the Sport Psychologist for the Akron Zips and the Spire Institute.  He served as the Sport Psychologist for the Cleveland Browns from 2014-2016. For more information on the Center for Peak Performance, click here.

 

 

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Wadsworth High School wrestling coach Clay Wegner spoke with Brad and Justin shortly after the board announced the decision.

The 25-year-old Wegner takes over from longtime head coach John Gramuglia, who coached Wegner in HS. 

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Jim Rosenhaus of the Cleveland Indians Radio Network joined Brad Russell and Justin McKinney about the Tribe, who are on a 7-game winning streak heading into their road trip.

 

The Indians travel to St. Louis to take on the Cardinals tonight in game 1 of a three-game series. First pitch set for 8:10pm on 1590 WAKR. 

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Friday, 22 June 2018 17:49

ESPN's Bobby Marks Assesses NBA Draft

Former Brooklyn Nets GM and ESPN Front Office Insider Bobby Marks joined the Sam and Brad Show to recap Thursday's NBA Draft.

 

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Friday, 22 June 2018 17:49

ESPN's Bobby Marks Assesses NBA Draft

Former Brooklyn Nets GM and ESPN Front Office Insider Bobby Marks joined the Sam and Brad Show to recap Thursday's NBA Draft.

 

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Friday, 22 June 2018 16:45

Tee It Up Friday Takes Us To Rawiga

Tee it Up Friday takes us to Rawiga Golf and Swim Club in Seville to talk a little golf with Bill Colianni, the Head Golf Professional.

 

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Fox Sports Ohio's Fred McLeod spoke with Brad Russell and Justin McKinney about the drafting of Collin Sexton at #8 for the NBA Draft.

 The Cavs are excited about their new prospect and look forward to seeing what he can do on the court.

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Cleveland Plain Dealer sports columnist Terry Pluto reflected on his memories of the 2016 NBA championship won by the Cleveland Cavaliers 

He also talked about some of our favorite sports teams and the latest with them.

 

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Browns beat reporter Steve Doerschuk of the Canton Repository discussed the team's recent veteran minicamp and Tyrod Taylor establishing himself as a leader. 

 

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Friday, 15 June 2018 16:57

Tee it Up Friday Takes Us To Loyal Oak

Dan Sutter of Loyal Oak Golf Course in Norton joined us for Tee it Up Friday to talk about some of the course amenites and what people can expect. 

 

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NBA insider Sam Amico from Amico Hoops.net spoke with Sam and Brad after Wednesday's Game #3 loss.

 Game #4 is set for Friday at Quicken Loans Arena.

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FS1 NBA reporter Chris Broussard spoke with Sam and Brad ahead of Game #3 of the NBA Finals here at Quicken Loans Arena.

Golden State holds a 2-0 lead over the Cavaliers in this series.

 

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Tuesday, 05 June 2018 16:32

Scott Petrak Wraps Up Browns' OTA's

Scott Petrak, Browns beat writer wrapped up Browns OTA's with Sam and Brad Tuesday.

 

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Forner NBA referee and author of the book Personal Foul Tim Donahgy spoke with Sam and Brad about the officiating during last night's NBA Finals  Game #1 between the Cavaliers and Warriors.

 

 

Check out Tim on refpicks.com 

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Vince Cellini of Cavaliers in the Paint for Fox Sports Ohio discussed the wild finish to last night's NBA Finals Game #1 in Oakland.

 

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NBA writer and insider Sam Amico joined Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell to talk about the NBA Finals Game #1 tonight between the Cavaliers and Warriors.

Amico says the Cavaliers have a chance because you can never know what can happen in a seven-game series.

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Thursday, 31 May 2018 16:08

Tallmadge Seeking Another State Title

Sam and Brad caught up with Tallmadge baseball coach Kenny Linn to talk about his team making another run to the State Final Four in Columbus.

 

The Semifinal matchup is set for Friday at 7pm against Dayton Chaminade-Julienne. 

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