Below is where you can watch UFC 177 in the Akron area on Saturday night. The event starts at 10 p.m. Official release:
On Saturday, August 30th, the UFC returns to Sacramento, CA with one of the biggest rematches when hometown favorite T.J. Dillashaw looks to defend his bantamweight championship against former titleholder Renan Barao at Sleep Train Arena.
Dillashaw (11-2-0) shocked the world when he ended Barao's 35-fight unbeaten streak and took his UFC bantamweight crown on May 24 at UFC 173. On Saturday, Barao (34-2-0, 1 NC) gets his shot at revenge against Dillashaw in the five-round championship that headlines UFC 177.
"(Dillashaw) showed everyone why you can never trust the odds," said UFC President Dana White. "Now, on Aug. 30 in T.J.'s hometown of Sacramento, Barao will have his chance to get the belt back. I love this rematch!"To read more or comment...
The Browns announced in an email this morning that Brian Hoyer will be the starting quarterback in the season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Coach Mike Petine had good things to say about first-round pick Johnny Manziel but opted to go with the leadership he says Hoyer provides.
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Flair Fest, part of the Gay Games 9 festivities, takes place on Thursday and if you go, we want to hear from you. Taking place at Lock 3 and on Main Street in Akron, Flair Fest begins at 11 a.m. with several area performers, a juried art show and food from restaurants and trucks. Starting at 5:30 p.m. on the Lock 3 main stage is a three-band show headlined by the Indigo Girls.
Entry to Flair Fest is free, but general admission tickets for the Indigo Girls show are $10 at the gate on the night of the show.
If you are going, feel free to share your thoughts with us on Twitter using the #FlairFest.
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Football is back. The Hall of Fame Game on Sunday night in Canton started the 2014 season with a 17-13 win by the New York Giants over the Buffalo Bills. The game capped off a busy weekend of festivities that saw seven more players put into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Here are some thoughts from the weekend:
1. Whether it was in the hall itself or the cramped Fawcett Stadium, there were lines everywhere all weekend. No line was greater than the one for the bust room on Sunday. If visitors wanted to see the busts of the seven new inductees, the wait at one point was longer than an hour. The two other popular features inside the hall were a display of Super Bowl rings and a Lombardi Trophy where people could get their picture taken.
2. The Hall of Fame store is quite a sight, with merchandise from all 32 teams. The Cleveland Browns have the biggest section. The store features three different Johnny Manziel items, including jerseys and the “Johnny Knows” Nike shirt. There is no Brian Hoyer merchandise.To read more or comment...
Seven more players were inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton on Saturday. The night at Fawcett Stadium included the unveiling of new head busts and speeches. Hours and hours of speeches.
Here’s a summary of each new member’s speech:
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