- Some girl-on-girl action with the Cleveland Fusion.
The Cleveland Fusion, of the National Women's Football Association, attracted increasingly large crowds to its games at Bedford High School over the past two seasons. To kick off its third year, the players wanted to show off their skills to both local sports fans and NFL hotshots, so the team arranged to play its home opener in Browns Stadium. Last season's squad finished second in the tough Great Lakes Division, which includes the league champs, Detroit Demolition (who went undefeated). Things look a little different this year, with a new coach and some fresh starters. The Fusion lost its season opener to the Columbus Comets three weeks ago. The Comets come to town for a rematch Saturday that kicks off at 2:30 p.m. at Cleveland Browns Stadium, 1085 West 3rd Street. Tickets are $10, $5 for kids. They are available by calling 440-816-1457. -- Matt Leavitt
Feel the Draft
It's time to start worrying about the Browns again. Saturday's NFL Draft Day Party comes with food, drinks, swag bags, and meet-and-greet appearances by various Browns. The draft will be broadcast live from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Cleveland Browns Stadium, 1085 West 3rd Street. Tickets are $30; call 216-928-7300. -- Steve Albanese
At the U.S. Jump Rope Team Trials, the nation's best double dutchers speed-jump and "triple-under" for slots on the American team at this summer's World Cup (no kidding) in Australia. They start at 1 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday at CSU's Woodling Gymnasium, 2451 Euclid Avenue. Admission is $3-$5; call 800-225-8820. -- Cris Glaser