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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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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Sun Staff Correspondent | September 12, 1990
HERNDON, Va. -- Defensive lineman Eric Williams of the Detroit Lions announced last night that he has been traded to the Washington Redskins.According to Williams, the Redskins gave up running back James Wilder and a fourth-round draft choice to get him.The Redskins did not confirm the deal until several hours after Williams announced it because they had problems contacting Wilder, who is in the process of moving. The trade is also contingent on Wilder and Williams passing physicals today with their new teams.
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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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October 3, 2002
NFL payroll list Team-by-team NFL salary expenditures for 2002. The 2002 salary cap is $71.1 million and total club expenditure includes bonuses. Source: NFL Players Association. Team Total Average New York Jets $87,343,231 $1,559,701 Pittsburgh Steelers $85,069,621 $1,605,087 Houston Texans $76,507,361 $1,342,234 Dallas Cowboys $74,349,380 $1,399,096 San Francisco 49ers $74,206,418 $1,301,867 Cleveland Browns $72,608,879 $1,273,840 San Diego Chargers $72,217,476 $1,289,598 Chicago Bears $71,100,714 $1,292,740 Atlanta Falcons $70,398,845 $1,235,067 Oakland Raiders $68,577,160 $1,269,947 Tampa Bay Bucs $65,313,302 $1,166,309 St. Louis Rams $64,711,225 $1,220,967 Indianapolis Colts $63,888,511 $1,140,866 Arizona Cardinals $63,492,594 $1,154,411 Denver Broncos $63,107,999 $1,126,929 Kansas City Chiefs $61,658,469 $1,081,728 New York Giants $59,729,220 $1,066,593 Philadelphia Eagles $58,556,064 $1,064,656 Buffalo Bills $58,308,460 $1,079,786 Detroit Lions $57,914,621 $1,052,993 Cincinnati Bengals $57,831,350 $1,070,951 Washington Redskins $56,380,875 $989,138 Miami Dolphins $56,125,521 $1,020,464 Tennessee Titans $55,120,818 $1,020,756 Seattle Seahawks $52,592,281 $973,931 New Orleans Saints $52,119,527 $981,505 New England Patriots $52,119,527 $930,706 Carolina Panthers $51,925,170 $961,577 Jacksonville Jaguars $49,364,276 $881,505 Ravens $47,132,147 $872,818 Minnesota Vikings $44,219,850 $789,640 Green Bay Packers $39,720,069 $722,183
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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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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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