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By Vito Stellino | August 19, 1995
Tight end Frank Wycheck, released by the Washington Redskins on Wednesday, was picked up on waivers by the Houston Oilers yesterday."The Oilers called him about 11 a.m. and he was on a plane by noon," said Wycheck's agent, George Mavrikes. "It's perfect for him."Wycheck likes the fact that the Oilers' offensive coordinator, Jerry Rhome, is a former Redskins assistant who runs the old Joe Gibbs offense with a regular tight end and a second tight end called an H-back.By claiming Wycheck off waivers, the Oilers picked up his one-year contract for the $178,000 minimum.
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January 14, 2010
Oilers goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin will have surgery Thursday to repair a herniated disc in his back and is expected to be out 12 weeks. The Oilers didn't provide a timeline for his return, saying Wednesday that he's "out indefinitely," but Khabibulin's agent, Jay Grossman , said the goalie will need 12 weeks to recover. Khabibulin, who signed a $15 million, four-year contract over the summer, hasn't played since Nov. 16. He's 7-9-2 with a 3.03 goals-against average.
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By Vito Stellino | January 4, 1992
Site: Mile High Stadium, Denver. Time: 4 p.m.TV: Channels 2, 4Radio: WBAL (1090 AM); WMAL (630 AM) joined in progressRecords: Oilers, 12-5. Broncos, 12-4. Line: Broncos by 3 1/2 .Last week: The Oilers beat the Jets, 17-10, in their first playoff game. The Broncos had a bye.Last meeting: The Oilers routed the Broncos, 42-14, on Oct. 6, as Cris Dishman returned a fumble 19 yards for 1 TD and set up LTC another with a 43-yard interception return.The series: The Oilers have a 20-11-1 edge, but the teams are 1-1 in playoff games.
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By Sports Digest | December 21, 2009
Alex Ovechkin scored his 22nd and 23rd goals early in the third period and Tomas Fleischmann added the go-ahead goal in the Washington Capitals' 4-2 comeback victory over the host Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night. "I challenged him and started him right off the bat in the third and he came through," Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau said. "The reason he is the best player in the planet is that instead of going, 'Woe is me, why is the coach yelling at me?' he took up the challenge and said, 'I'll show you' and got three points and led us to the victory."
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January 7, 1992
Forward Esa Tikkanen will be lost to the Edmonton Oilers for the next three months because of a broken shoulder, the NHL team said yesterday.Tikkanen, who had struggled with 12 goals and 16 assists in 38 games, was injured Saturday in a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames after being hit into the boards.Originally, Tikkanen's injury was described by team doctor Gordon Cameron as a bruise. "There's no sign of dislocations," he told an Edmonton newspaper.But yesterday, the Oilers released a statement in which team surgeon Dr. David Reid said Tikkanen will require surgery to repair the damage.
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By Bill Plaschke and Bill Plaschke,Los Angeles Times | January 18, 1994
HOUSTON -- Having disposed of the 1993 season in their traditional messy manner, the National Football League's masters of rudeness looked toward the future yesterday.For once, the Houston Oilers cowered.They saw a future with Buddy Ryan, and without Warren Moon.They saw a future with more craziness, and without the veterans who gave that craziness some texture."Kind of scary," said safety Bubba McDowell, one of two Oilers who signed long-term deals this winter. "I'm sure next summer, me being human, I'll wonder, 'What did I do?
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,Sun Staff Writer | August 16, 1995
Although he acknowledged contact with both the Chicago Bears and Houston Oilers in recent months, Maryland Stadium Authority chairman John Moag said he does not consider either team a likely candidate for relocation to Baltimore.Both teams have said they need to improve their stadiums and would consider moving if necessary. Bears officials have said their first choice is the Chicago area, but they have considered two other cities they would not name.Oilers owner Bud Adams has signed an exclusive negotiating agreement with Nashville, Tenn.
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By Anna Quindlen | October 25, 1993
LAST month the television program "Day One" ran a profile of Jimmy Johnson, the coach of the Dallas Cowboys.Jimmy put life and work in perspective for those of us watching at home; he admitted that when he was offered the job with the Cowboys, his commitment to the team was so total that he ditched his wife of 26 years."
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By Mike Preston | December 15, 1997
1 Ravens quarterback Eric Zeier produced big plays, throwing for three touchdowns in his second start.2 Despite several injuries, the Ravens' defensive line played well in situations when it had to rise up and make plays.3 The Oilers' passing game didn't complement the running game, as Steve McNair completed 22 of 45 for 219 yards and no touchdowns.Pub Date: 12/15/97
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By Mark Bowden and Mark Bowden,Knight-Ridder | December 2, 1991
HOUSTON -- Here's a clue to what the Philadelphia Eagles will confront tonight (9, Ch. 13) in the Houston Astrodome.Curtis Duncan, a steady 26-year-old wide receiver for the Houston Oilers who writes poetry in his spare time, is currently tied with the Eagles' leading receiver, Fred Barnett, with 49 catches.Duncan is not the Oilers' leading receiver. He's not even second or third. He's the Oilers' fourth-best pass catcher, behind the flashy AFC-leading Haywood Jeffires, the masterful veteran Drew Hill (fourth in the AFC)
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July 5, 2007
Moves Baseball CARDINALS -- Released P Tomo Ohka. DEVIL RAYS -- Placed P Al Reyes on 15-day DL. Recalled P Jon Switzer from Triple A. GIANTS -- Placed P Jonathan Sanchez on 15-day DL. Called up P Scott Atchison from Triple-A Fresno. METS -- Purchased contract of C Sandy Alomar Jr. from New Orleans. Optioned P Jason Vargas to New Orleans. Transferred P Duaner Sanchez from 15-day to 60-day DL. ORIOLES -- Designated P Scott Williamson for assignment. Called up P Garrett Olson from Triple-A Norfolk.
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June 6, 2006
The Carolina Hurricanes finished off a stirring comeback with the easiest of goals. Now things really get tough for the Edmonton Oilers. Rod Brind'Amour scored off a flukey mistake with 31.1 seconds remaining when Edmonton's backup goalie botched an exchange behind the net, and the Hurricanes rallied to beat the visiting Oilers, 5-4, in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals last night. The upstart Oilers received grim news after the game: Starting goalie Dwayne Roloson - who had played every minute of the playoffs until he went down with just under six minutes remaining - is done for the series.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | March 11, 2002
WASHINGTON -- The Hockey News reported over the weekend that in the past five years just six teams have been able to claw their way from being out of the playoff picture to being in it over the final quarter of the season. Though metamorphosis is rare, the Washington Capitals are out to change that statistic. Yesterday afternoon, showing great calm and character, the Caps systematically climbed back from a two-goal deficit to beat the Edmonton Oilers, 4-2, on a hat trick by Peter Bondra and a game-winning goal by Dmitri Khristich.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | April 22, 1999
If anyone needed a reminder why goaltender Dominik Hasek has been the NHL's most valuable player the past two years, they got it last night.The acrobatic Hasek made 40 saves and Curtis Brown scored the game-winner on a second-period power play to lift the Buffalo Sabres to a series-opening, 2-1 playoff victory over the Ottawa Senators."
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December 7, 1998
The winners"You have to give credit to [the Ravens'] coaches because they came back from halftime and made adjustments, and it was hard for us to move the ball." Willie Davis, Oilers wide receiverthe losers"It's all about performance. We have the talent on this team to win games, but for some reason or another, we just haven't gotten it done as a team." Matt Stover, Ravens kickerPub Date: 12/07/98
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,SUN STAFF | December 7, 1998
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Is this what the NFL has come to?The Houston-Memphis-Nashville-Oilers-Titans are playing this year at Vanderbilt Stadium, a relic of a place that made it look as if the Oilers and Ravens were playing in a big high school stadium yesterday."
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By Sam Howe Verhovek and Sam Howe Verhovek,New York Times News Service | December 15, 1993
HOUSTON -- Minutes after crashing his car on a freeway exit ramp and watching as his best friend was thrown to his death early yesterday, Houston Oilers defensive tackle Jeff Alm took a shotgun from the car and killed himself in an apparent fit of guilt or despair, police said.While some details of the incident just after 2:30 a.m. local time were still unknown, authorities said they believed that the car crashed accidentally, after Alm was speeding and lost control of his 1993 Cadillac El Dorado.
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By Ken Murray | August 15, 1991
Although a deal looks unlikely, the Washington Redskins have been exploring a trade that would send linebacker Wilber Marshall to the Houston Oilers.The Sun and Washington Post have reported that Marshall, acquired as a celebrated free agent four years ago, has been offered to the Oilers in exchange for pass rushing defensive end Sean Jones, a training camp holdout.The Oilers reportedly rejected Marshall because he has a contract guaranteeing $2.4 million over the next two years.The Post reported the Redskins offered a 1992 draft choice and one player from a group that includes defensive tackles Darryl Grant and Tracy Rocker, and Marshall.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,SUN STAFF | December 7, 1998
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Oilers coach Jeff Fisher does not have much of a legacy with a franchise that has moved three times in three years, but he will be remembered in Baltimore as the person who probably ended Ted Marchibroda's career as Ravens coach.If Marchibroda, in the final season of a three-year contract, had any possibility of acquiring an extension, it probably was buried in the aftermath of the Ravens' 16-14 loss to the Oilers yesterday before 31,124 at Vanderbilt Stadium.
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By Mike Preston and Sun reporter | December 7, 1998
Tennessee Oilers coach Jeff Fisher does not have much of a legacy with a franchise that has moved three times in three years, but he will be remembered in Baltimore as the person who probably ended Ted Marchibroda's career as Ravens coach.If Marchibroda, in the final season of a three-year contract, had any possibility of acquiring an extension, it probably was buried in the aftermath of the Ravens' 16-14 loss to the Oilers yesterday before 31,124 at...
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