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College football TV/Radio schedule for today

By Ron Ledgard Published: August 31, 2013

Here is the TV/Radio schedule for college football today:

TODAY

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Premier League TV schedule — Week 3 on NBC

By Ron Ledgard Published: August 30, 2013

Here is the TV schedule for this weekend's matches in the Barclays Premier League:

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TV, time and where to watch UFC 164 in Akron on Saturday

By Ron Ledgard Published: August 29, 2013

UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson (18-2) defends his belt for the fourth time in what promises to be an epic rematch against hometown hero Anthony Pettis (14-2), the last man to defeat him. The two fighters will battle in the main event at UFC 164 on Saturday in Milwaukee, Wis.

Back in 2010, Henderson, from Glendale, Ariz., lost his World Extreme Cagefighting title when Pettis, from Milwaukee, Wis., delivered his famous “Showtime Kick” during the fifth and deciding round.  That bout is widely considered to be one of the greatest fights in recent MMA history.

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NFL TV/Radio schedule for tonight

By Ron Ledgard Published: August 29, 2013

Kent Roosevelt graduate QB Tra'Von Chapman dismissed from Pitt

By Associated Press Published: August 23, 2013

Pittsburgh coach Paul Chryst released troubled freshman quarterback Tra’Von Chapman from his scholarship on Friday, less than a month after Chapman pleaded guilty to assaulting a former girlfriend.

Chryst said in a statement it’s in “everyone’s best interest” for Chapman to continue his career elsewhere.

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MAC reaches TV agreement with Time Warner Cable Sports

By Ron Ledgard Published: August 23, 2013

The Mid-American Conference announced a three-year TV contract with Time Warner Cable on Friday for the league's sporting events to be shown on Time Warner Cable Sports channel in Ohio and western and central New York.

Here is the release from the MAC:

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Report: ESPN gives in to pressure from NFL to quit film project on concussions with PBS

By Ron Ledgard Published: August 23, 2013

The New York Times and other outlets are reporting that pressure from the NFL got ESPN to back off a project with PBS' Frontline to produce a film on concussions and the issues that is causing for players and the league.

Here is a link to New York Times article.

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NFL TV schedule — Preseason Week 3

By Ron Ledgard Published: August 22, 2013

Here is the NFL TV schedule for this weekend:

Thursday

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Premier League schedule — Week 2 on NBC

By Ron Ledgard Published: August 22, 2013

Here is the TV schedule for Week 2 of the Barclay Premier League schedule:

Saturday

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Google talking with NFL about webcasts of games

By Ron Ledgard Published: August 21, 2013

The Associated Press is reporting that Google and the NFL have met to discuss showing games on their devices. The NFL TV package with DirecTV is up after next season.

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Jim Tressel, Jim Dennison combining to teach class at UA

By Ron Ledgard Published: August 21, 2013

Jim Tressel and Jim Dennison are going to teach a class at the University of Akron called General Principles of Coaching, the university announced Tuesday. Tressel is now the vice president of student affairs at UA, and Dennison is retired from coaching after stints at Walsh University and UA.

Here is the university's release:

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Video: Fox Sports 1 on 1 with LeBron James shows Akron still means a lot to him

By Ron Ledgard Published: August 21, 2013

FS1 debut this past weekend and one of its new shows is called 1 on 1. Ben Reiter conducted an interview with LeBron James for the new show and it debuted on the channel Monday.

Here is a YouTube video snippet of the interview where LeBron sports a hat with AKRON on it and talks of the city:

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LeBron James shaves head on Nike tour of Philippines

By Ron Ledgard Published: August 21, 2013
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LeBron James was in the Philippines for Nike's "Witness History Tour," promoting basketball throughout Southeast Asia. And pictures from the tour show LeBron with a shaved head, via a Business Insider story and photos.

Here is a link to Business Insider story.

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Kent Roosevelt's Tra'von Chapman awaiting word on future from Pitt chancellor

By Ron Ledgard Published: August 20, 2013

Pitt freshman quarterback Tra'von Chapman, a Kent Roosevelt graduate, is awaiting word from Pitt Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg on his status for this school year and his future on the football team, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is reporting.

Chapman has been suspended from the team and unable to attend classes since he was arrested in April for assaulting a former girlfriend in Kent. He pleaded guilty and served a three-day jail term last month.

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Ohio State ranked No. 2 in preseason AP football poll behind Alabama

By Associated Press info Published: August 17, 2013

Alabama will begin this season the way it ended the last two — No. 1.

Nick Saban and the two-time defending national champion Crimson Tide are top-ranked in The Associated Press preseason college football poll as they try to become the first team to win three straight national titles.

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Fox Sports 1 channel finder and FAQs; channel debuts Saturday

By Ron Ledgard Published: August 16, 2013

Here are the channels for Fox Sports 1 and FS2 for the four most prominent video providers in the Akron area:

FS1 is Channel 75 on Time Warner Cable; FS2 is on Ch. 328
FS1 is Channel 219 on DirecTV (no listing for FS2 yet)
FS1 is Channel 652 on AT&T Uverse; FS2 is 651
FS1 is Channel 150 on Dish (no listing for FS2 yet)

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Indians sign 19-year-old Cuban pitcher Leandro Linares

By Ron Ledgard Published: August 14, 2013

The Indians sign Cuban free agent Leandro Linares, a right-handed pitcher, today.

Here is the team's release:

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NFL Preseason Week 2, Live TV schedule

By Ron Ledgard Published: August 14, 2013

Thursday
7:30 p.m., Lions at Browns, WKYC
8 p.m., Chargers at Bears, ESPN

Friday
8 p.m., Bucs at Patriots, FOX

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Premier League TV schedule -- Week 1 on NBC

By Ron Ledgard Published: August 14, 2013

Here is NBC Sports' schedule for the first week of the Premier League schedule:

Sat., Aug. 17
7:45 a.m. Liverpool Stoke City,  NBCSN
10 a.m. Arsenal Aston Villa,  NBCSN
10 a.m. Norwich Everton, Extra Time
10 a.m. Sunderland Fulham, Extra Time
10 a.m. West Ham Cardiff, Extra Time
10 a.m. West Brom Southampton, Extra Time
12:30 p.m. Swansea Man United,  NBC

Sun., Aug. 18
8:30 a.m. Crystal Palace Tottenham,  NBCSN
11 a.m. Chelsea Hull City,  NBCSN

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Yahoo Sports: Buckeyes picks up pace to run down SEC teams

By Ron Ledgard Published: August 13, 2013

Yahoo! Sports columnist Pat Forde thinks Urban Meyer is building Ohio State football in a way to catch the SEC teams. And he think Meyer is having some success.

He points out Meyer barely dented his playbook last season and still swept through the listless Big Ten.

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Fox Sports 1 set to debut Saturday but carrier agreements not in place for most

By Ron Ledgard Published: August 12, 2013

The Sporting News and Sports Business Journal are reporting that Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports' attempt to compete in a major way with ESPN, doesn't have agreements with Time Warner, DirecTV or Dish Network.

The new network is set to replace Speed Channel. Its sister station, FS2, is set to replace Fuel TV this Saturday as both debut.

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More national arrows for future of Browns QB Brandon Weeden

By Ron Ledgard Published: August 3, 2013

Another day and another national writer doesn't think much of Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden.

CBS Sports' Jason La Confora wrote on his blog that Weeden is getting every chance to be the starter this season but he says the organization is prepared to make the moves to get another QB in the first round of the draft come next May.

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Sports Illustrated's Peter King thinks Brandon Weeden won't be successful for Browns

By Ron Ledgard Published: August 2, 2013

Peter King of Sports Illustrated's MMQB.com says in a video that he doesn't think Brandon Weeden will be a successful quarterback for the Browns.

Mainly because Weeden is not accurate enough. King also breaks down the rest of the team in an early camp visit.

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UFC 163 on Saturday: Where to watch in Akron area

By Ron Ledgard Published: August 3, 2013

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo (22-1-0) has already defended his weight class against lightweight intruders Frankie Edgar and Kenny Florian, and on Saturday, the Brazilian bomber will look to do the same against  “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung (13-3-0) at UFC 163..

Aldo is fresh off a UFC 156 win over Edgar, which saw him successfully defend his belt for the fourth time

Also on the card, former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida will fight in his home country of Brazil for the first time in his Octagon career, as he takes on Phil Davis in the co-main event of UFC 163. A win for either man would likely bump him as the next top contender for the division's title, currently held by Jon Jones.

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