The Lake Erie Monsters have captured the Calder Cup over the Hershey Bears in overtime, 1-0 at the Q, and are getting ready to celebrate.

Tony Brown, the play-by-play voice of the Monsters discussed the magic moment with Brad Russell from the Average Sports Show Monday to talk a little hockey. He said the atmosphere was electric inside Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday.

 "It was just a special night," Brown said. "It was something for these players to realize a childhood dream of winning the second-most gloried trophy in all of hockey besides the Stanley Cup and it was great to be a part of."

The Monsters will hold a celebration for the team Tuesday. For more information go to

Monday, 13 June 2016 17:18

AUDIO Eric Snow Talking NBA Finals

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One former Cavalier discussed what he's seen so far during the NBA Finals and what the Cavs need to do in order to have a Game 6 at Quicken Loans Arena Thursday.

Former Canton McKinley standout and NBA veteran Eric Snow joined the Sam Bourquin Show Monday to talk about what he thinks about the series and how the games have been officiated.

With Draymond Green being out for the Warriors due to suspension, Snow put his coaching hat on and said that Tyronn Lue has to think about in regards to his lineup.

"I think you have to play big more," Snow said. "It gives you more flexibility to play different guys and try some different things to win this game and get back home."

For the full interview with Eric Snow, be sure to click here. The Cavs and Warriors tip off from Oracle at 9 p.m. on 1590 WAKR. 

The AL Central leading Cleveland Indians are heading into Kansas City with a great deal of momentum, and lately they've been hitting the long ball and making things happen during their road swing.

Zack Meisel from joined the Sam Bourquin Show.

"The thing that's working right now is the pitching," Miesel said. "They've settled on the five guys that will lead them."

For the full interview with Zack, click here.

The Indians will open up their three-game set with the Royals in Kansas City tonight before coming back to Progressive Field Friday to take on another division foe in the Chicago White Sox.

Monday, 13 June 2016 15:27

AUDIO Cavs & Warriors Ready To Roll

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The Cavaliers will be going up against the Draymond Green-less Golden State Warriors tonight, and many think the Dubs will get it wrapped up tonight, but there is a sliver of hope in Northeast Ohio.

Rick Noland from the Medina Gazette joined the Sam Bourquin Show Monday to talk about what it will take for the Cavs to win tonight in Oakland.

"LeBron has to be a dominant LeBron from beginning to end," Rick said. "A lot of people thought this series was over before the Draymond news."


 Vern Glenn from KPIX in the Bay Area had his own theories about the Draymond Green suspension and how the league handled it.


Friday, 10 June 2016 19:04

AUDIO "Close Game 4" Says Jeff Zillgitt

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As the Wine and Gold get closer to Game 4 here at the Q, they will look to implement the same magic formula that propelled them to a win on Wednesday night in front of the home crowd.

USA Today basketball writer Jeff Zillgitt joined Brad Russell to talk about whether or not Kevin Love should start Game 4 tonight, or if he should come off the bench and provide some scoring help for the Cavaliers.

 He also says that a lot of what the Cavs did well in Game 3 needs to carry over tonight in terms of effort and execution.

"They're going to have to do the same, and they're going to have to do it right out of the gate," Zillgitt said.

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.

One of the hot topics in news circles is the Zika virus and how it could affect things pertaining to the 2016 Rio Olympics later this summer.

Summit County Public Health Director Dr. Margo Erme joined Brad Russell to talk about the precautions, the disease itself, and some of the facts and myths as it relates to Zika.


For the full interview with Brad and Dr. Erme, click here. 

Thursday, 09 June 2016 19:45

AUDIO Zavac: Start Love, Keep Aggressiveness

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With the Cavaliers win in Game 3 Wednesday night,  the optimism is high in Northeast Ohio.

Despite a solid game from veteran Richard Jefferson, one Cavs writer feels that if medically cleared, Kevin Love should make a return to the starting lineup.

Dave Zavac from Fear The joined Brad Russell in the Average Sports Show to talk about Love's potential minutes in Game 4, and how Ty Lue is going to adjust his lineup for Friday's game. 


Thursday, 09 June 2016 18:15

AUDIO Cavs Win Game 3, Gain Confidence

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The Cavaliers got a win on the home court Wednesday night, and in addition to being victorious, the Wine and Gold gained some much-needed confidence heading into Friday's Game 4.

Rafael Hernandez Brito, Spanish play-by-play voice of the Cavs joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about the game and the energy the Cavs played with, something that was lacking in Games 1 & 2.

 "It was amazingly loud, and they (the Cavs) stood up the first quarter, and they fed off the crowd's energy," Brito explained.

Game 4 at the Q will take place Friday night, tip off at 9 p.m.

For the full interview with Rafa, click here.

Thursday, 09 June 2016 16:27

AUDIO Greynolds Excited To Return Home

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A familiar name will be patrolling the sidelines in Barberton this coming basketball season, and he hopes to bring the "magic" back to one of the area's more known programs.

Jackie Greynolds, Jr. will be the next head coach of the Barberton boys' basketball team, and he plans on making his imprint on the program.

"I'm really excited," Greynolds said. "It really hasn't sunk in yet, and it doesn't matter who my dad was, if you don't get the job done."

Jack Greynolds Sr., Jackie's dad was a legendary coach of the Magics who guided the team to a state title in the 1976.

For the full interview with Coach Greynolds, click here.

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