OHSAA to Expand Football Playoffs and Adjust Regional Format

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors approved the 2021 football tournament regulations Thursday during its April Board meeting that included proposals from the OHSAA staff to increase the number of playoff qualifiers and change the format of the regional playoffs.

The number of playoff qualifiers will expand to 16 schools per region. In addition, the higher seeded team will host first and second round playoff games, instead of only the first round, before neutral sites are used beginning with the regional semifinals. In the first round, the No. 16 seed will play at the No. 1 seed, the No. 15 seed will play at the No. 2 seed, etc.


Cleveland Cavaliers’ Dylan Windler out indefinitely after left knee surgery

Cavaliers swingman Dylan Windler underwent surgery on his left knee and will be sidelined indefinitely -- another blow for the rookie.

A first-round draft pick in 2019, Windler has been slowed by injuries in his young career. His first NBA season was wiped out by a stress fracture in his left leg suffered just before training camp.


Cleveland Indians to increase attendance to 40% on May 7

The Cleveland Indians plan to increase attendance at upcoming games at Progressive Field from 30% to 40%.

The team said Monday that change will take effect on May 7, when the Indians host the Cincinnati Reds.


Battle to replace Justin Fields as Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback to carry over into fall

With spring practice in the books, Ohio State's quarterback derby will carry over into fall workouts.

That's not a surprise, considering the candidates to succeed star Justin Fields are two second-year players and a true freshman. Neither has thrown a pass in a college game.


Cleveland Browns release DT Sheldon Richardson, save $11M vs. salary cap

One day after signing pass-rusher Jadeveon Clowney, the Cleveland Browns terminated the contract of starting defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson.

Friday's move will save $11 million in cap space, but it leaves the Browns with a huge hole in the middle of their defensive line. Richardson's contract had no guaranteed money remaining.