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Posted at 12:01 AM

Among the mansion's features include a full-length football field, a lighted outdoor basketball court with mini-locker rooms and the letter "J" inlaid in the foyer's floor.

Updated Jul 29, 2014 at 12:41 PM

The piece by Denver artist Michael Clapper, an Akron native, commemorates the founding of the National Football League in Canton on Sept. 17, 1920.

Posted Jul 28, 2014 at 12:00 PM

High school athletes in the midst of two-a-day summer practices usually aren't looking for something else to do between sessions on the field.

Posted Jul 28, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Modern-day punters consider Guy a trailblazer

Posted Jul 28, 2014 at 7:15 AM

The ball struck an overhanging gondola and video screen, some 90 feet above, before tumbling back down on to the field.

Posted Jul 28, 2014 at 7:00 AM

While growing up in Georgia, it seemed he could do everything well. But, boy, could he kick a football. Now the longtime Raider icon is the first pure punter selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Posted Jul 27, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Tony Dungy and his staff pushed Brooks hard because they saw potential greatness in the 6-foot, 232-pound native of Pensacola, Florida.

Posted Jul 27, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Football is never far away for Ricky Spradling - and that's just the way the Jackson senior running back likes it.

Posted Jul 27, 2014 at 12:00 PM

The odd couple that was Derrick Brooks and Warren Sapp didn't make much sense on the surface. But on a football field it flourished.

Posted Jul 27, 2014 at 11:00 AM

While closing out a close game with a razor-thin margin for error is extremely stressful, something as simple as breathing is the most important ingredient for success for Akron RubberDucks closer Shawn Armstrong.

Posted Jul 27, 2014 at 7:30 AM

Every now and then a player comes along who rewrites the rules. Derrick Brooks was that player.

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