January 17, 1999
N.Y. Jets (13-4) at Broncos (15-2)Time: 4: 05 p.m. todaySite: Mile High Stadium, Denver.TV: Chs. 13, 9.Radio: WBAL (1090 AM)Line: Broncos by 9.Vs. spread: Jets 13-4; Broncos 10-7.Vs. common opponents: Jets 6-0; Broncos 5-1.Last week: Jets beat Jaguars, 34-24, in divisional playoff game. Broncos beat Dolphins, 38-3, in divisional playoff game.Series: Broncos lead 13-12-1.Last meeting: Broncos won, 31-6, on Sept. 1, 1996, in Denver.Postseason records: Jets 6-6; Broncos 14-11.Notable: Jets coach Bill Parcells is the first to lead three franchises to the conference championship game.
January 15, 1999
DENVER -- Vaughn Hebron, role player for the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos, has no misgivings. "This is my stage, my time to shine," the former Cardinal Gibbons School standout was saying. "When all is said and done, my contribution will come on kickoff returns. That's what I put my main focus on." The would-be running back has carved a niche as one of the NFL's most nifty kick returners. He ranked third in the AFC with a 26.4-yard average runback and broke a scintillating 95-yard touchdown return against Miami in the regular season.
December 24, 1998
BaseballBlue Jays: Designated IF Mike Peeples for assignment.Pirates: Signed P Jim Baron, P Johann Lopez, former Orioles P Bob Milacki, former Orioles C Mel Rosario and C-IF Reed Secrist to minor-league contracts.Twins: Agreed to terms with IF Denny Hocking on two-year contract. Invited P Steve Wojciechowski, P Ryan Mills, P Kevin Ohme, P Gary Rath, C George Williams, C Matt LeCroy, IF Brent Gates, IF Mike Moriarty, IF Chad Rupp, IF Michael Cuddyer, IF Eddie Williams and OF Melvin Nieves to spring training as nonroster players.
November 6, 1998
BaseballAngels: Named Rich Schlenker international scouting coordinator.Blue Jays: Named Pat Kelly major-league advance scout.Cubs: Agreed to two-year, $5.9 million contract with free-agent P Terry Mulholland.Dodgers: Named Ron Roenicke manager and Guy Conti pitching coach for Double-A San Antonio.Giants: Declined to exercise option on IF Rey Sanchez.Indians: Signed P Dave Burba to two-year contract extension, through 2001 season.Mets: Named Doug Davis manager of Double-A Binghamton.Orioles: Signed OF Mike Murphy and C Julio Vinas to minor-league contracts.
August 28, 1996
The agent representing tight end Johnny Mitchell said he would like to negotiate a deal with a team by the end of this week, and the Ravens were high on the list.Mitchell's agent, Anthony Hilliard, said he is trying to set up a date for Mitchell to visit the Ravens' complex in Owings Mills soon, possibly as early as this week."We're holding talks. There is no doubt about what Johnny brings to the table and the Ravens," said Hilliard. "We're trying to work out something that fits contractually on both sides of the table."
April 19, 1996
BaseballAngels: Promoted C Todd Takayoshi from Single-A Lake Elsinore to Triple-A Vancouver.L Braves: Called up 2B Tony Graffanino from Triple-A Richmond.Cardinals: Activated P Mark Petkovsek from 15-day DL.Mariners: Gave IF Felix Fermin unconditional release.Rangers: Acquired P Bryan Eversgerd from Red Sox for player to be named and assigned him to Triple-A Oklahoma City.Yankees: Optioned C Jorge Posada to Triple-A Columbus and hired Wade Taylor as major-league scout.BasketballGrizzlies: Activated F Doug Edwards from injured list.