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Cleveland Browns running back Dion Lewis (center) is helped off the field after an injury in the third quarter against the Detroit Lions, Thursday, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo (51) runs down on kick coverage against Detroit Lions linebacker Travis Lewis in the first quarter Thursday, in Cleveland. Mingo later left the game with a rib injury. (AP Photo/David Richard)
Cleveland Browns running back Dion Lewis (28) eludes Detroit Lions linebacker Travis Lewis (50) and defensive end Jason Jones in the second quarter Thursday, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
The announcement that, after 146 years, the “The Greatest Show on Earth” is calling it quits brings back fond memories for generations of Akron residents and also a painful reminder of the city’s role in a dark day in circus lore.