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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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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49ers -- Traded LB John Levelis to the New York Jets for past considerations.GolfPGA -- Announced that Greg Norman has withdrawn from the Heritage Classic and has returned to Australia.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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October 24, 1992
BaseballChicago Cubs -- Named Connie Kowal director of minor-league business operations.Florida Marlins -- Named Rene Lachemann manager and signed him to a three-year contract. Named Marcel Lachemann pitching coach.BasketballPortland Trail Blazers -- Traded G Robert Pack to the Denver Nuggets for a 1993 second-round draft choice.CollegesDrew -- Named Jack Kelly men's assistant basketball coach.Marquette -- Extended the contract of men's basketball coach Kevin O'Neill, through the 1996-97 season.
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By Terry Frei and The Denver Post | September 4, 2013
It hushed a Seattle stadium. Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe was down and motionless. The Denver training and medical staff made every move with ultra caution. Rarely does this sort of scene portend the horrific, but it can. Ask Mike Utley, the Detroit Lions guard who was paralyzed from the waist down after suffering fractured neck vertebrae during a November 1991 game. He spent considerable time during rehabilitation at the world-renowned Craig Hospital in Englewood. Or think of The Citadel's Marc Buoniconti, New England's Darryl Stingley or Rutgers' Eric LeGrand.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | April 4, 2002
The Ravens yesterday finalized their preseason schedule, which will include home games against the Detroit Lions and the New York Jets. The Ravens open the preseason at home against the Lions on Aug. 9 and face the Jets on Aug. 15. Next comes a nationally televised game in Philadelphia against the Eagles on Aug. 23. The preseason finale is a road game against the New York Giants on Aug. 29. All games are scheduled to start at 8 p.m. The Ravens will...
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