November 26, 1996
Opponent: Columbus InvadersSite: Battelle Hall, Columbus, OhioTime: 7: 35Radio: WWLG (1360 AM)Outlook: Columbus, formerly the Canton Invaders, is the only winless (0-5) team in the NPSL. One Invader, Ricci Greenwood, who has five points in three games, lasted one day in the Spirit's preseason training camp. The leading scorer is Willie Merrick with 13 points. Four Spirit players will miss the game, including Lance Johnson, who sprained a knee ligament in Saturday's loss to the Philadelphia Kixx and is on the disabled list for the second time this season.
May 6, 1993
* BLUE JAYS: Toronto's five errors in its 7-1 loss last night to the Rangers were a season high, and one shy of the club record, set on May 13, 1982, against Texas at Arlington Stadium.* BREWERS: Shortstop Pat Listach left yesterday's game in the eighth inning with a contusion on his right shoulder, an injury suffered after he dove for a Lance Johnson single in the eighth. . . . Outfielder Darryl Hamilton will consult another specialist for his jammed thumb today. . . . Kevin Reimer had his 12-game hitting streak stopped yesterday.
December 14, 1997
The Spirit, playing without its top scorer Bo Vuckovic, sidelined with an ankle sprain, went on a scoring binge and beat the Cincinnati Silverbacks, 21-17, at the Baltimore Arena last night.It was the team's third victory -- all at home -- in 13 games, and the second time over Cincinnati.The Spirit got off quick on two goals by Renator Sampaio to go ahead 9-2, only to go into one of its patented droughts.Outscored 9-0 over a 14-minute stretch, the Spirit fell behind twice before scoring 10 points in the fourth quarter.
May 2, 1998
BaseballAngels: Placed OF Tim Salmon (strained ligament in left foot) on 15-day DL, retroactive to April 23. Placed P Jack McDowell on 15-day DL. Purchased contract of P Greg Cadaret from Triple-A Vancouver. Activated IF Craig Shipley.Cubs: Placed OF Lance Johnson (inflamed right hand) on 15-day DL. Recalled OF Matt Mieske from Triple-A Iowa.Marlins: Sent P Gabe Gonzalez to Triple-A Charlotte.Orioles: Assigned OF Mack Haman, 13th-round draft pick last season, from extended spring training to Single-A Delmarva.
December 22, 1999
The Blast selected UMBC midfielder Ty Engram with its territorial pick in the National Professional Soccer League's amateur draft yesterday.The team used its first-round pick to acquire Clemson goalkeeper Josh Campbell, and its third-round pick on Wake Forest defender Chad Evans. Clemson defender Alan Woods was taken with the team's final pick in the fourth round. The Blast did not have a second-round pick.Engram was selected for the All-South Atlantic regional team, and is an All-American Honorable Mention.
April 22, 2001
Ask Lemar Johnson for a list of his favorite books, and he'll include "Hop on Pop" and "The Berenstain Bears and the Double Dare." But best of all is "Green Eggs and Ham" - the 5-year-old kindergartner at Rognel Heights Elementary/Middle School learned the story of Sam-I-Am practically by heart when he was 3. His father, Lance Johnson Sr., had an interactive computer program at home that recounted the Dr. Seuss classic - over and over. "He played the CD-ROM constantly ... " said Johnson, 30. "He learned it well.