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Korean baseball is giving American fans something to enjoy while the sports world largely remains sidelined during the pandemic. The Korea Baseball Organization started its season earlier this month in empty stadiums with masks, gloves and no high fives allowed.

WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto has been watching some of the games that ESPN is airing.

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The NFL has lifted Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett's suspension, but he remains in the spotlight following the ugly brawl with Pittsburgh Steelers quaterback Mason Rudolph last November. Our sports commentator Terry Pluto says Garrett's recent ESPN interview didn't help to take the focus away from the helmet-swinging incident. 

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It will probably come as no surprise that one of the biggest hits at the Cleveland International Film Festival this year is a documentary on the pain and anguish that Cleveland sports fans have experienced for decades. WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia takes a look at the new film, “Believeland.”

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The 40th Cleveland International Film Festival opens tonight at Tower City.  About 200 feature films and 200 shorts from 72 countries will be shown over the next two weeks.

WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia spoke with Associate Director Patrick Shepherd about how the festival has grown from just eight films presented at the Cedar Lee in 1977 to a selection of movies, web programming and -- this year -- virtual reality.