Traverse City Record-Eagle

July 26, 2013

Sports in Brief: 07/26/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Pro wrestling comes to Mancelona

MANCELONA — Mister Chainsaw Pro Wrestling makes its debut in Mancelona on Aug. 10, with an outdoor show titled “AfterMath: At The Roadhouse,” at The Roadhouse Saloon on US-131.

Former WWE, TNA, and ECW superstar Rhino will challenge Russ Jones for the MCPW Championship.

The other main event pits “The Most Hated Man in Michigan” Mikey Zeroe against local MMA standout Wes “The Bad Boy” McFadden.

Also appearing at the show will be wrestlers such as Frankie The Face, former Undisputed Champion Caden Ames, Tag Team Champions the Gospel of Dixie, Jack Verville with Head of Staff Adam Craft, Jake Omen, Scotty Young, Mr. Nifty, Ryan Epic and Adam Sniper.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and bell time is 5:30 p.m. Advance general admission tickets are $10 and can be purchased at The Roadhouse Saloon, J&M’s Country Corners in Mancelona or Tickets will also be available at the door for $15.


Gators no longer honor Hernandez

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Gators are no longer celebrating Aaron Hernandez.

The University Athletic Association, which funds the school’s athletic programs, has removed all references to Hernandez in and around the football stadium. The latest and most public one came Thursday when construction workers pulled up a granite plaque commemorating Hernandez as a first-team All-America selection in 2009. The brick was cemented into the ground outside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

The school started distancing itself from Hernandez on June 26, the day he was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. The school removed photographs of Hernandez from the locker room, the team area, the football facility and throughout the stadium.


Falcons, Ryan agree on $100M

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Now that he’s wearing a $100 million smile, quarterback Matt Ryan is ready to get back to work for the Atlanta Falcons.

“I’ve always not worried about the business side of it,” Ryan said. “I really think as a player, if you’re hung up or worried about that or thinking about all those things, you’re taking away from what you should be doing.”

Ryan and the Falcons agreed to a five-year contract extension on Thursday that was being finalized as he led the offense through practice on the first day of training camp.

A person familiar with the situation says Ryan’s extension is for $103.75 million deal, with $59 million guaranteed.

The person said Ryan will average $20.75 million during the first three years of the extension.