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By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2013
Neither Ray Lewis nor Ray Rice will be on the cover of the next “Madden,” if you care about this sort of thing. Both players were eliminated in the Sweet Sixteen of the 64-player bracket to determine who will be on the cover of “Madden NFL 25,” which is the 25th anniversary edition of the popular pigskin video game franchise. Lewis, who retired after the Ravens won the Super Bowl in February, was knocked out of the “old school” bracket by former Detroit Lions back and fellow NFL legend Barry Sanders, who got 67 percent of the fan vote.
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March 8, 2012
A year ago, Ravens fans dreamed of Nnamdi Asomugha, the star free agent cornerback who eventually signed with the Philadelphia Eagles. After all, the secondary was an area where the Ravens needed to improve. What a difference a year makes. The Ravens drafted Jimmy Smith in the first round of the 2011 draft, and Lardarius Webb and Cary Williams had breakout seasons. Now the cornerback position is a strength for the Ravens, who released veterans Chris Carr and Domonique Foxworth in the past week.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2013
That one of the largest pro football players of his era now owns three restaurants isn't surprising. But how did Roger Brown shed 50 pounds doing it? "My goal now is to sell the food, not eat it," said Brown, 76, who played at Maryland State before starring with the Detroit Lions and Los Angeles Rams in the 1960s. A restaurant/sports bar in Portsmouth, Va., where he lives bears his name. Brown, a onetime 300-pound All Pro defensive tackle, also owns establishments in Williamsburg and Newport News.
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February 17, 1994
BaseballCalifornia Angels -- Agreed to terms with IF Ernest Riles on a minor-league contract.Chicago White Sox -- Agreed to terms with P Terry Leach on a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training as a nonroster player.Houston Astros -- P Al Osuna (3-1, 4.50 ERA) lost his arbitration case and was awarded a 1994 salary of $375,000; he had asked for $975,000.Kansas City Royals -- Announced that the No. 20 worn by 2B Frank White, an eight-time Gold Glove winner, will be retired Sept.
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December 13, 1992
CollegesSouthwestern Athletic Conference -- Elected William Harris president, Julius Becton vice-president and Harold Lundy treasurer, effective May 1993.Tennessee-Chattanooga -- Named Tommy West, co-defensive coordinator at South Carolina, head football coach.FootballDetroit Lions -- Activated WR Reggie Barrett to replace WR Willie Green, who is serving a one-game suspension.Indianapolis Colts -- Placed OL Ron Solt on injured reserve. Activated OL Bill Schultz from injured reserve.San Diego Chargers -- Activated CB Anthony Blaylock from injured reserve.
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April 17, 1991
Baseball Seattle Mariners -- Activated OF Ken Griffey Sr. from the 15-day disabled list. Optioned P Dave Burba to Class AAA Calgary.CollegesPrinceton -- Named Joe Susan offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.Pro football Detroit Lions -- Signed DL Gary Hadd.Kansas City Chiefs -- Signed CB Herman Ford.San Francisco 49ers -- Traded LB John Levelis to the New York Jets for past considerations.GolfPGA -- Announced that Greg Norman has withdrawn from the Heritage Classic and has returned to Australia.
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By BILL ORDINE | June 24, 2008
The Tampa Bay Lightning, one of the NHL's worst teams last season, has new ownership that believes it can achieve the type of quick turnaround that the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers pulled off. So to head up this endeavor, word is that the Lightning will name ESPN hockey analyst Barry Melrose as the coach today. The last and only time that Melrose coached in the NHL was from 1992 to 1995 (2 1/2 seasons), and the Kings did go to the Stanley Cup Finals once, losing to the Montreal Canadiens.
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December 27, 1992
Basketball Phoenix Suns -- Activated All-Star G Kevin Johnson. Waived F Alex Stivrins.Colleges Auburn -- Named Rick Trickett offensive line coach, a position he has held for four years at Mississippi State.Football Cleveland Browns -- Placed FB Tommy Vardell on IR. Activated WR Keenan McCardell and LB Ken Swilling from the practice squad. Waived CB Latin Berry.Detroit Lions -- Placed LB Toby Caston (knee) on IR. Signed LB John Derby from the practice squad.Kansas City Chiefs -- Activated DE Darren Mickell.
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April 30, 1991
BASEBALL (NL) * Chicago Cubs -- Placed Mike Harkey (pitcher) on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 27. Recalled Bob Scanlan (pitcher) from Iowa of the American Association.* San Francisco Giants -- Rescinded the decision to option Trevor Wilson (pitcher) to Phoenix of the Pacific Coast League. Announced that Kevin Mitchell withdrew his appeal of a two-game suspension and fine for his part in an altercation against San Diego on April 10.BASKETBALL (NBA) * Washington Bullets -- Signed Greg Foster (center)
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June 25, 1991
BASEBALL American League * Minnesota Twins -- Signed Brad Radke (pitcher).* Texas Rangers -- Placed Jack Daugherty (outfielder) on the 15-day disabled list.National League * St. Louis Cardinals -- Extended the contracts of Dal Maxvill (general manager) and Joe Torre (manager) through 1993.FOOTBALL (NFL) * Atlanta Falcons -- Signed Brian Mitchell (cornerback).* Chicago Bears -- Signed Chris Zorich (defensive lineman) and Chris Gardocki (punter-placekicker).* Detroit Lions -- Signed Otis Moore (defensive end)
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