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June 30, 1994
Last night's Baltimore-Winnipeg CFL exhibition game at Memorial Stadium went into overtime and did not end in time to be included in this edition. A complete report can be found in later editions.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2014
The Canadian Football League quickly threw up a stop sign for any potential overtures to former Ravens star running back Ray Rice. Rice won't be playing north of the border. CFL commissioner Mark Cohon issued a statement saying the league will honor the NFL's indefinite suspension of Rice, whose $35 million contract was terminated Monday by the Ravens after an ugly video surfaced of him punching Janay Palmer in a casino elevator. CFL teams were informed that Rice can't be signed to a contract or added to a negotiation list.
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SPORTS
February 16, 1994
* Today is the final day to reserve tickets without paying a deposit. Call (410) 321-1983 and give ticket location preference, or send order to: Baltimore Football CFL Inc., P.O. Box 15440, Baltimore, Md. 21220-0440 (must be postmarked before midnight tonight).* After midnight tonight, all reservations by phone or mail will require a $50 per ticket deposit ($53 for VISA or MasterCard charges). Everyone who has already placed orders must send in deposit of $50 per ticket ($53 for charge orders)
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By Mike Klingaman and The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2014
Periodically, Mike Pringle's phone beeps with a text message from a teammate on the Baltimore Stallions' 1995 Canadian Football League champions. Check this out , the message reads, followed by a link to game-action highlights of a gifted college basketball player. The texts are from Elfrid Payton Sr., the Stallions' star defensive end. The videos are of his son, Elfrid Jr., who's expected to be a first-round selection in Thursday's NBA draft. Pringle watches the highlights in awe. "He [Elfrid Sr.]
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Sun Staff Writer | February 23, 1994
Baltimore will christen its inaugural season in the Canadian Football League with a Thursday night, July 7 opener against, appropriately, the Toronto Argonauts at SkyDome.CFL commissioner Larry Smith wants to borrow a page from one of baseball's best rivalries -- the Orioles and the Toronto Blue Jays -- for the occasion."Larry Smith told me he wants us to open in Toronto," said Jim Speros, owner of Baltimore's CFL expansion team. "He wants to build the rivalry up."Speros is more than happy to oblige.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Sun Staff Writer | February 18, 1994
On the occasion of Baltimore's formal entry into the Canadian Football League, they trotted out the glamour boys. There, on a stage with local and foreign dignitaries, were two quarterbacks sitting side by side who had passed for more than 6,000 yards each last season.Between them, Doug Flutie and Dave Archer have torn up a lot of CFL secondaries.Yesterday, before a news conference that introduced Baltimore as the CFL's 11th franchise, they were the CFL's perfect pitchmen. You want action, you've come to the right place.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Sun Staff Writer | April 18, 1995
The recuperative powers of the Canadian Football League were called into play last week when it waved off the search for a new home for the Las Vegas Posse.On Friday, for the second time in 11 days, commissioner Larry Smith suspended the franchise and dismissed Jackson, Miss., as a relocation site. Yet, despite his announcement, there was a report in a Calgary, Alberta, newspaper over the weekend about continued efforts to revive the Jackson deal.Based on the CFL's record, it was not hard to imagine.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Sun Staff Writer | May 24, 1994
Four weeks after his concessions deal with ARA fell apart, CFL Colts owner Jim Speros got a check he could take to the bank."This one is a real check," Speros said yesterday, announcing a five-year contract with Fine Host Corporation at a news conference on the playing field at Memorial Stadium. "It goes to the bank. It has a signature on it."On a day when Speros' CFL bank account got a shot in the arm, even he could joke about the failed deal that left him without a concessionaire. On April 18, he was presented a mock check for $1 million by ARA-Martin's.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Sun Staff Writer Sun staff writer Eric Siegel contributed to this article | February 15, 1994
Jim Speros' dogged pursuit of a Canadian Football League team for Baltimore could finally reach pay dirt today at City Hall.Barring an unlikely last-minute commitment from an NFL team to move here, Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke was to sign a lease that allows Mr. Speros' CFL expansion team to play at Memorial Stadium this July.The lease, to cover a period of five years, must be approved by the city's Board of Estimates and the CFL's Board of Governors tomorrow. Mr. Speros, a Virginia businessman and native of Potomac, in Montgomery County, is to formally introduce the franchise in a ceremony Thursday in the Constellation Room of the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore.
NEWS
July 21, 1994
The following editorial appeared July 7 in the Toronto Star.As the Toronto Argonauts prepare to open their season against the Baltimore No-Names, there is a lot of premature celebrating about the revival of the Canadian Football League.The CFL, constantly on the brink of extinction, is now said to have been saved by the decision to expand to the United States.But we are reminded of the surgeon who says, post-op, that the operation was a success; unfortunately, the patient died.The expansion to second-rate American cities such as Baltimore (and third-rate ones like Shreveport and Sacramento)
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The Baltimore Sun | December 29, 2013
Former Loyola College All-American Mark Frye is one of 10 people named to the US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter's Hall of Fame Class of 2014. Frye is the last player in school history to earn All-America first-team honors in back-to-back seasons (1998-1999). His 93 career goals rank 11th in school Division I history, while his 41 assists are tied for 21st. Frye earned All-America second-team honors as a sophomore in 1997, finishing the season with 32 goals, 13 assists and 45 points.
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By Nicholas Fouriezos, The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2013
Geroy Simon didn't know what to expect when he signed as a rookie free agent with the Canadian Football League's Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1999. Fourteen years later, the former Maryland wide receiver has torn through the CFL record books on his way to becoming the most prolific pass catcher in league history. The 38-year-old Simon holds the CFL record for receiving yards (16,188), and he tied Ben Cahoon's record for most career receptions (1,017) last week. He can break that mark Sunday when his Saskatchewan Roughriders visit the Montreal Alouettes.
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May 8, 2013
I had to respond to Peter Jensen 's vituperative diatribe "Don't Save the Planet" about conservatives supposedly going out of their way to avoid protecting the planet (May 3). Since when did a question limited to specially marked light bulbs measure anyone's environmental consciousness? Based on our voting record, I guess you could label us conservatives. Like most people I know, we use both tubular and CFL fluorescent bulbs (where practical - show me one that works in freezers, variable intensity lamps, outdoor flood lights, desk lamps that take small bulbs, garage trouble light, etc.)
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Editorial from The Aegis | January 17, 2013
It's been a lot of years since there's been a professional sports year like this one for fans of the Baltimore teams. It was the year Seattle Slew won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, "Star Wars" was first seen by movie theater audiences and Jimmy Carter took the oath of office to become president. It was in 1977 that the Orioles finished the year with a respectable record of 97-64 and in second place in the American League East. The Baltimore Colts finished the NFL regular season with a record of 10-4 and fell in the playoffs.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2012
Emblazoned on Stevie Baggs' left trapezius in cursive letters is a distinctive tattoo: "Shakespeare. " It's safe to say there aren't many NFL linebackers nicknamed after the English poet and playwright. Signed by the Ravens over the weekend to a one-year, $390,000 contract with no signing bonus, the former Canadian Football League standout has proudly worn the sobriquet ever since his college days at Bethune-Cookman. "My fellow linebackers told me, 'Bro, you're making so many plays, I'm just going to call you Shakespeare,'" Baggs said.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | February 10, 2012
The buyout  that Maryland negotiated with former defensive coordinator Todd Bradford is to pay him $300,000, according to a copy of the agreement obtained under a public records request. The document, dated Jan. 12 and obtained today, says Bradford was to get $50,000 on Feb. 3 and will receive $250,000 on July 12. Bradford, hired from Southern Mississippi, was at Maryland for just one season and was replaced by the University of Houston's Brian Stewart. Bradford's contract had two seasons left and had guaranteed him $350,000 per year.
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By Nicholas Fouriezos, The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2013
Geroy Simon didn't know what to expect when he signed as a rookie free agent with the Canadian Football League's Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1999. Fourteen years later, the former Maryland wide receiver has torn through the CFL record books on his way to becoming the most prolific pass catcher in league history. The 38-year-old Simon holds the CFL record for receiving yards (16,188), and he tied Ben Cahoon's record for most career receptions (1,017) last week. He can break that mark Sunday when his Saskatchewan Roughriders visit the Montreal Alouettes.
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By Gary Lambrecht | September 1, 1995
Baltimore Stallions rush end Elfrid Payton, who tied a single-game Canadian Football League record with five sacks in last week's 41-14 victory over the Toronto Argonauts, has been named the CFL's Lineman of the Week.It marked the second time this year that Payton -- who is tied for the league lead with 16 sacks -- has won the award.Baltimore offensive lineman Mike Withycombe, who replaced injured Shar Pourdanesh (sprained ankles) at left tackle against Toronto, was the runner-up for Lineman of the Week.
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November 21, 2011
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