January

Walsh Jesuit and Ohio State graduate Mike Vrabel is hired as coach of NFL's Tennessee Titans.

February

The Cavaliers make a trade with the Los Angeles Lakers that brings Revere graduate Larry Nance Jr. back home.

It is announced that 2018 will be the last year for the Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Akron.

March

St. Vincent-St. Mary wins its record eighth state championship in boys basketball.

April

The Browns make quarterback Baker Mayfield the first pick in the NFL Draft and then draft Nordonia High School and Ohio State standout Denzel Ward with the fourth pick.

May/June

The Cavs win the Eastern Conference championship for the fourth consecutive season and are swept in four games by the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.

The Cavs select Alabama point guard Collin Sexton with the eighth pick in the NBA Draft.

July

LeBron James announces he is leaving the Cavs and signing with the Los Angeles Lakers.

August

Justin Thomas wins the final Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club.

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is suspended for the first three games of the season for improper handling of a domestic violence charge against former wide receivers coach Zach Smith.

September

Baker Mayfield replaces an injured Tyrod Taylor and rallies the Browns to a win over the New York Jets, ending a 19-game winless streak.

October

After winning their third consecutive American League Central Division title, the Indians are swept in the Division Series by the Houston Astros.

The Cavs fire coach Tyronn Lue and replace him with assistant coach Larry Drew.

The Browns fire coach Hue Jackson, who had a record of 3-36-1, and replace him with interim coach Gregg Williams.

November

Ohio State destroys rival Michigan 62-39, raising Urban Meyer's record against the Wolverines to 7-0.

December

The University of Akron fires football coach Terry Bowden after a 4-8 season.

Archbishop Hoban wins its fourth consecutive state championship in football.

Urban Meyer announces his retirement, effective after Ohio State's Rose Bowl game against Washington on Jan. 1.

The University of Akron soccer team makes it the final of the College Cup but loses to Maryland.

The Indians trade Edwin Encarnacion to the Seattle Mariners and get former Indians player Carlos Santana as part of the return.

The University of Akron hires Tom Arth as new football coach.