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Without Deal, Baseball Would Be In Shambles

Acting commissioner Bud Selig likes to talk about baseball being in the “early stages of a very powerful recovery.” Now that the sport at last has a labor agreement all …


Without Ties, These Are Trying (Over)Times

In the never-ending battle to improve sports - some people thought they were pretty good in their original form - the proprietors decided a few years ago that ties were …


Hawks Fall Prey To Draft New Regime More Aggressive While Seeking Improvement

Former coach Tom Flores left the Seahawks facing an uncertain future. Photo by Associated Press


Ex-Players See Reds When Braves Brought Up

Even before the last out had been recorded in Thursday’s 15-0 rout of St. Louis, the Atlanta Braves were a dynasty. Five consecutive playoff appearances and four World Series appearances …


Time Running Out For Labor Agreement

If acting commissioner Bud Selig wants a labor deal, he needs to decide this week. Management negotiator Randy Levine and union head Donald Fehr return to work Tuesday following Yom …


Teams Go Great Guns In Draft

With another draft completed and the free-agent marketplace winding down, the next NFL season is now in the hands of the nation’s law-enforcement community. The balance of power no longer …


Horse Racing’s Indicators Point To Unbridled’s Song In Derby

If Unbridled’s Song wins the $500,000 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct Saturday, he will be odds-on to win the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs May 4. That became apparent last Saturday, …


Hawks Have Chiefs Down

Portland’s Richard Zednik (7) has helped bring the Chiefs to their knees. Photo by Dan McComb/The Spokesman-Review


Ncaa Primer Anyone’s Guess

Minutes after the last bracket of the NCAA tournament was revealed on television, fans across the country were halfway through the grid advancing teams toward the Final Four. The first …


Cowboys Will Beat Steelers, But Don’t Count On A Blowout

Editor’s Note: Marv Levy’s Buffalo Bills lost to Dallas in the 1993 and 1994 Super Bowls and were beaten by the Pittsburgh Steelers in this season’s playoffs. Levy has coached …


Time To Separate Nfl’s Best

It was a wild wild-card weekend in which no winner scored fewer than 35 points and every loser scored at least 20. But the big guys - Dallas, Kansas City, …


Hawks Stay Put, For Now

The Seattle Seahawks are not likely to be headed out of Seattle for Los Angeles - or anywhere else - at the end of the season. Stay tuned, though! If …


Same Old Problems Hinder New Coach As Team Plummets

Return of Hostetler (15) should lessen Tim Brown’s load. Photo by Associated Press


Taxes, Timing, Election Stand In Stadium’s Way

To understand why the Legislature is not at all likely to hold a special session to help the Seattle Mariners get a new ballpark, first understand the politics of taxes, …


Mariners Probably In Trouble

Is it Gene Autry’s fate that when the California Angels seem surprisingly good enough to reach the World Series for the first time, the Cleveland Indians have put together an …


Safety Issues Weigh Heavily On Boxing Arum Says Forbidding Precipitous Weight Loss May Be Better Answer Than Adding Headgear

1. Gerald McClellan, who suffered a brain injury, is making steady improvement. 2. George Foreman has said he’d like to see fighters wear headgear, but promoter Bob Arum believes that …


Nba Draft Helps Some Very Little

Joe Smith shows why Golden State selected him No. 1 in the National Basketball Association draft. File/Associated Press


Sophomores Overshadow Nba Draft

They’re young and they’re restless. “I’m not the type of player to sit on the bench,” says Maryland sophomore Joe Smith, tentatively projected as the No. 1 selection in Wednesday’s …


Action-Starved Horse Players Are Literally Going To The Dogs

I feel for the horse people on the down side of the thoroughbred contradiction. The contradiction is this: While our region’s horse racing industry is in decline, with owners and …


Underdogs Making Life Miserable

The New York Knicks could not wrap up their firstround series against the Cleveland Cavaliers Monday night at Gund Arena. By virtue of a slip-up Saturday in Madison Square Garden, …


49ers Now Stand Alone Atop Nfl

The draft is over, most of the top free agents are signed. So look ahead at the 1995 NFL season, put San Francisco back at the top and then look …


Baseball Could Again Be Stopped In 1996

Owners are again running away from the bargaining table. If they don’t come back soon, there’s a good chance of another work stoppage in 1996. About the only major decision …


Owners Can’t Own Up To Failure

Acting commissioner Bud Selig and the rest of the owners were forced to surrender by legal injunction. Photo by Associated Press


Now That Big Ten’s Out, Let’s Get Down To Business

OK, so picking 1,000-to-1 shot Indiana and lovable Bob Knight to go to the Final Four was not one of the smartest moves I ever made. But the NCAA tournament …


Few Surprises At Draw; Memphis-Louisville Top Opener

Once the expected furor died down about who was in and who was out of the NCAA’s 64-team field Sunday, a look at the brackets showed the selection committee set …


Strike Could End, But Compromise Needed

Finally, the end of the baseball strike is in sight. Whether the sides get there in the next few days is unclear. Once the National Labor Relations Board told owners …