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December 23, 1998
Mind GamesGame 1 of the 1997 NBA Finals was held on a Sunday. With nine seconds left, Karl "The Mailman" Malone of the Utah Jazz was awarded two free throws. If he delivered, the Jazz would lead the Chicago Bulls, 84-82. As Karl got ready to shoot, Chicago's Scottie Pippen whispered, "The Mailman doesn't deliver on Sunday." Karl missed both shots!Meet Barry SandersWhat makes Barry Sanders of the Detroit Lions the best running back in pro football? Barry makes his opponents tackle air!Barry slips, slides, spins and dashes into the end zone.
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December 25, 2000
Time: 9 p.m. Line: Titans by 13 Vs. spread: Cowboys 7-7; Titans 6-9. Series: Cowboys lead 5-4. Last meeting: Titans (then Oilers) beat Cowboys, 27-14, on Nov. 27, 1997 at Dallas. Outlook: The Titans can clinch AFC Central, first-round bye and home-field advantage with win. Dallas' 31st-ranked rushing defense will have its hands full trying to stop Eddie George. The Titans' aggressive defense should cause rookie QB Anthony Wright plenty of problems. Notable: Dallas RB Emmitt Smith needs 124 yards rushing to pass Barry Sanders (15,269)
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By Mike Preston | September 21, 1998
1 The Ravens' poor tackling on defense made Jaguars running back Fred Taylor look like Barry Sanders.2 The Ravens had no offensive rhythm and were forced to use two quarterbacks for the third straight game.3 The Ravens didn't stop Jacksonville's big three of receivers Jimmy Smith and Keenan McCardell and quarterback Mark Brunell.Pub Date: 9/21/98
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | August 29, 2000
COLLEGE PARK -- LaMont Jordan slashed through the right side of the line without the ball, veered out in the right flat and extended his arms fully to make a nifty running catch of a 12-yard pass from quarterback Shaun Hill during yesterday afternoon's Maryland football practice. Jordan was dressed in full pads for the first time in nine months and eight days, and he was obviously loving every minute of it. Maryland's Heisman hope also barreled through the line of scrimmage on some impressive runs and made some punishing hits on defenders at the end of those jaunts.
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By Sun staff writer Ken Murray | August 29, 1997
Five more stories to watch in 1997:* Seahawks' off-season maneuvering puts coach Dennis Erickson on the spot.* Quarterback Kordell Stewart finally gets his chance with the Steelers.* Patriots want to win again this year -- to spite their old boss, Bill Parcells.* Injury-riddled Dolphins limp into Year 2 of the Jimmy Johnson era.* Barry Sanders will get the ball more under new Lions coach Bobby Ross.Pub Date: 8/29/97
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By Mike Preston | December 27, 1998
The formation: Two tight ends, one-back set.The action: At the snap, outside receivers Johnnie Morton (87) and Herman Moore (84) run off their respective cornerbacks. On the back side, which is the left side, tight end David Sloan (86) and left tackle Ray Roberts double team, with Roberts sliding off to block the outside linebacker. Left guard Mike Compton blocks the back-side tackle and center Jim Pyne blocks the middle linebacker. Play-side guard Jeff Hartings reaches on the play-side defensive tackle while right tackle Tony Ramirez also blocks on the defensive end. Tight end Walter Rasby (89)
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September 2, 1995
CENTRAL%Division predictionIf Scott Mitchell picks up where he left off in the exhibition season, the Lions should win the division. The other four teams -- Green Bay, Chicago, Minnesota and Tampa Bay, yes Tampa Bay -- should be in a wide-open battle for the other four spots. Tampa Bay could get out of the cellar for the first time since 1988.1. Detroit Lions1994 record: Earned a wild-card spot with a 9-7 record, lost a first-round game to Green Bay.Coach: Wayne Fontes (52-53).Key additions: DT Henry Thomas, CB Corey Raymond, OT Zefross Moss, P Mark Royals and DE Luther Elliss.
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By Vito Stellino | September 20, 1992
Site: RFK Stadium, Washington, 4 p.m.TV: Channels 11, 9Radio: WTEM (570 AM); WBAL (1090 AM) (joined in progress)Line: Redskins by 9Last week: The Redskins beat the Atlanta Falcons, 24-17, and the Lions beat the Minnesota Vikings, 31-17.Last meeting: The Redskins routed the Lions, 41-10, in the NFC title game last January. In the last regular-season meeting, the Redskins beat them in last year's opener, 45-0. Mark Rypien threw only nine incomplete passes in each game, hitting on 15 of 19 in the first game and 12 of 17 in the second.
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December 25, 2000
Time: 9 p.m. Line: Titans by 13 Vs. spread: Cowboys 7-7; Titans 6-9. Series: Cowboys lead 5-4. Last meeting: Titans (then Oilers) beat Cowboys, 27-14, on Nov. 27, 1997 at Dallas. Outlook: The Titans can clinch AFC Central, first-round bye and home-field advantage with win. Dallas' 31st-ranked rushing defense will have its hands full trying to stop Eddie George. The Titans' aggressive defense should cause rookie QB Anthony Wright plenty of problems. Notable: Dallas RB Emmitt Smith needs 124 yards rushing to pass Barry Sanders (15,269)
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By -- Vito Stellino | September 16, 1990
Get out the dunce capsMaybe the season started too soon. Look at some of the moves the coaches made last week:*Dan Henning of the San Diego Chargers called for a fake punt in the fourth quarter with the lead on fourth-and-six at the Dallas Cowboys 48. His team lost.*Rod Rust of the New England Patriots tried a fake field-goal attempt with the lead on fourth-and-16 in the fourth quarter against the Miami Dolphins. His team lost.*Bruce Coslet of the New York Jets tried a tight-end reverse on third down inside the Cincinnati Bengals' 1 with the lead.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,SUNS STAFF | March 21, 1999
Ode to Billy Joe.That's the tune that New Orleans Saints coach Mike Ditka is singing these days.In an era when the quarterback shuffle is popular and teams are continually looking for new quarterbacks, Ditka is sticking with his two Billy Joes -- Hobert and Tolliver -- and Danny Wuerffel.Although all three appear to be journeymen, they're Ditka's guys and he's going with them."You have to start somewhere with people and I think they're good people," he said. "I think they've got a good knowledge of the game and I think they've got good arms.
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February 4, 1999
BaseballCubs: Agreed to minor-league contract with OF Tarrik Brock.Devil Rays: Signed C Joe Oliver to minor-league contract.Expos: Agreed to minor-league contract with P Mike Maddux.Indians: Agreed to minor-league contracts with IF Bill Selby, P Jamie Brewington and P Paul Wagner. Invited P Travis Driskil to spring training as non-roster player.Mets: Agreed to one-year contract with P Paul Wilson. Named Tom Seaver TV announcer on WPIX and front office executive.BasketballBulls: Waived C Priest Lauderdale and F Matt Steigenga.
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By Mike Preston | December 28, 1998
Running backsPriest Holmes became the first 1,000-yard rusher in Ravens history, but he still has a bad habit of starting slow in games. Fullback Roosevelt Potts had one of his best games but remains inconsistent as far as blocking. -- BQuarterbackJim Harbaugh wasn't extremely sharp, but he didn't have to be. He tried to force a couple of passes into double coverage, but he complemented the running game well and was agile in the pocket. -- CReceiversIf this was Michael Jackson's farewell party, he had a dandy one with four receptions for 36 yards.
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By Mike Preston | December 27, 1998
The formation: Two tight ends, one-back set.The action: At the snap, outside receivers Johnnie Morton (87) and Herman Moore (84) run off their respective cornerbacks. On the back side, which is the left side, tight end David Sloan (86) and left tackle Ray Roberts double team, with Roberts sliding off to block the outside linebacker. Left guard Mike Compton blocks the back-side tackle and center Jim Pyne blocks the middle linebacker. Play-side guard Jeff Hartings reaches on the play-side defensive tackle while right tackle Tony Ramirez also blocks on the defensive end. Tight end Walter Rasby (89)
FEATURES
December 23, 1998
Mind GamesGame 1 of the 1997 NBA Finals was held on a Sunday. With nine seconds left, Karl "The Mailman" Malone of the Utah Jazz was awarded two free throws. If he delivered, the Jazz would lead the Chicago Bulls, 84-82. As Karl got ready to shoot, Chicago's Scottie Pippen whispered, "The Mailman doesn't deliver on Sunday." Karl missed both shots!Meet Barry SandersWhat makes Barry Sanders of the Detroit Lions the best running back in pro football? Barry makes his opponents tackle air!Barry slips, slides, spins and dashes into the end zone.
SPORTS
By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,SUN STAFF | December 10, 1998
For Randy Moss, playing football is the easy part.It's living life that's the hard part.As a player, the Minnesota Vikings rookie wide receiver is already being compared to Michael Jordan and Barry Sanders."
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | August 29, 2000
COLLEGE PARK -- LaMont Jordan slashed through the right side of the line without the ball, veered out in the right flat and extended his arms fully to make a nifty running catch of a 12-yard pass from quarterback Shaun Hill during yesterday afternoon's Maryland football practice. Jordan was dressed in full pads for the first time in nine months and eight days, and he was obviously loving every minute of it. Maryland's Heisman hope also barreled through the line of scrimmage on some impressive runs and made some punishing hits on defenders at the end of those jaunts.
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By Vito Stellino | November 17, 1991
An equaal-opportunity huggerAfter the Patriots signed QB Hugh Millen as a Plan B player, his fiancee, Lisa Coles, was hired as the team's cheerleader coordinator. When the Patriots beat the Vikings in overtime last week, coach Dick MacPherson gave her a hug and explained last week: "You think I don't know how to win? I'll get a hug in with her any time I can. Oh, boy, isn't she something? We didn't know if we wanted [Millen] on Plan B, but when we saw her, we thought we'd bring him along, so she could come.
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By Mike Preston | September 21, 1998
1 The Ravens' poor tackling on defense made Jaguars running back Fred Taylor look like Barry Sanders.2 The Ravens had no offensive rhythm and were forced to use two quarterbacks for the third straight game.3 The Ravens didn't stop Jacksonville's big three of receivers Jimmy Smith and Keenan McCardell and quarterback Mark Brunell.Pub Date: 9/21/98
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By Mike Preston and Gary Lambrecht and Mike Preston and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | July 31, 1998
Ever since the 1998 NFL schedule was released last spring, the Ravens have been pointing to one date -- the season opener on Sept. 6, the day Pittsburgh will help christen the team's Camden Yards stadium.But don't think the players have failed to notice what's on the rest of the plate. You want to see a parade of the league's more dynamic running backs? How about some of the cream of this year's draft? Just follow the Ravens."We've got some people to buckle up for," middle linebacker Ray Lewis said.
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