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Rison’s Salary Risin’

As expected, Pro Bowler Andre Rison signed a $17 million, 5-year deal with the Cleveland Browns, making him the highest-paid receiver in NFL history. Rison has 475 career receptions, the …


Browns Put Rison In Pink

Andre Rison has committed to the Cleveland Browns, striking a $17 million, five-year deal that makes him the highest-paid receiver in NFL history, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. The newspaper said …


Erickson Hopes Personal Stamp Delivers Hawks

Probably before the notary even had time to stamp his contract, Dennis Erickson began placing his imprint on the Seattle Seahawks. He called Cortez Kennedy and asked him to relay …


Packers Acquire Ingram

The Miami Dolphins closed an expected deal, trading receiver Mark Ingram to the Green Bay Packers in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the upcoming NFL draft. By trading Ingram, …


Court Rules In Nfl’s Favor

A federal appeals court ruled that unions can’t file antitrust suits against employers and reversed a $30.3 million judgment against the NFL. The 2-1 decision by the U.S. Court of …


Seahawks Lose Two Starters

Yet another hole popped open in the Seattle Seahawks’ free-agency dike. Ray Donaldson, the team’s 36-year-old center, signed a two-year, $1.6 million contract with the Dallas Cowboys on Monday. That …


Raiders Sign Cash

Tight end Kerry Cash became the first unrestricted free agent from another team to sign a contract with the Los Angeles Raiders this year. No terms were announced. Cash was …


Davis Doesn’t Leave WSU Rivals Room For Qb Controversy

The yellow jersey Chad Davis wears during spring drills at Washington State University is the football equivalent of the caution flag. Ease off the throttle. Hold your positions.


Emtman Has Had It With Rehab Defensive Line Star From Cheney Eager To Rejoin Indianapolis Colts

A healthy Stave Emtman will give the Indianapolis a real lift. Photo by Associated Press


Saints Target Allen

Pro Bowl cornerback Eric Allen, an unrestricted free agent, has agreed verbally to an offer sheet for a five-year contract worth $14 million with the New Orleans Saints, according to …


Five Years Later, Seahawks Make Friesz Backup With Dan Mcgwire Gone, Former Cda, Idaho Quarterback Rejoins Erickson With Seattle; Cowboys Pursue Hawks Center

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Rams To Stay Put

The Rams appeared resigned to spending another season in Southern California as the NFL owners overwhelmingly voted to deny the Rams permission to move to St. Louis. Rams president John …


Owners Block Rams’ Move; Frontiere Vows To Fight

NFL team owners Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected the proposed move of the Los Angeles Rams to St. Louis during their annual winter meeting in Phoenix. Rams owner Georgia Frontiere described the …


Seahawks, Linebacker Close To Deal

Instead of gaining a receiver to accelerate the development of Rick Mirer, the Seahawks are close to signing a linebacker who tried to rearrange Mirer’s face. Los Angeles Raiders outside …


Sports People

Leon Day, 78, elected to the baseball Hall of Fame just six days earlier, died Monday in Baltimore… . Stan Van Gundy, fired after just 7 1/2 months …


Nfl Denies Reports

In an unprecedented move, the NFL denied that Warren Sapp, the defensive tackle from the University of Miami and a likely high first-round draft choice, had tested positive for cocaine. …


Sapp Tests Positive

Warren Sapp, projected as a possible No. 1 pick in next month’s NFL draft, failed drug tests at the league’s scouting combine in February, ESPN and The New York Times …


Patriots Get To Work On Signing Bledsoe New Contract Should Make Ex-Cougar Highest Paid In The Nfl

The New England Patriots have opened their campaign to get star quarterback Drew Bledsoe signed to a longterm contract that will keep the former Washington State star with the team …


Cowboys Keep Security For Aikman By Signing Novacek To Contract

Dallas quarterback Troy Aikman, who lost his deep threat when Alvin Harper left, kept his third-down, go-to guy in tight end Jay Novacek. A $1.8 million signing bonus pushed Novacek …


Dallas Loses Another

The Houston Oilers signed Dallas Cowboys freeagent center Mark Stepnoski to a four-year, $9.2 million deal that includes $5.5 million in guaranteed money. The Washington Redskins signed free-agent safety Stanley …


Porter Goes Home, Signs Three-Year Deal With New Orleans

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Tagliabue To Advise Against Rams Move; More To Come Monday

NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue plans to recommend that the league not approve the move of the Rams from Los Angeles to St. Louis, the Long Beach (Calif.) Press Telegram reported. …


More Nfl Changes: Stephens To Redskins, Small To Seahawks

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Sharpe’s Situation A Lesson All Nfl Players Should Learn From

If there’s anything for players to gain from what happened to Sterling Sharpe, it’s this: The next time you negotiate a new contract, get as much money up front as …


Ex-Vandal Friesz Visits Seahawks

Former University of Idaho and Coeur d’Alene High quarterback John Friesz headed to Seattle on Tuesday for interviews with Seahawks administrators. “I’m going to see how I fit into their …


Teammates, Friends Mourn Steinmetzer

Coaches, friends and teammates were having a difficult time Tuesday understanding the death of former Eastern Washington University star defensive tackle Craig Steinmetzer, who apparently committed suicide in his Streeter …


Anderson Flips Over $8.5 Million Contract With Indianapolis Colts

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Sports People

Americans John Roethlisberger and Kristy Powell won the men’s and women’s all-around titles at the American Cup gymnastics meet in Seattle… . David Traber struck out in the …


Press Conference Brings Brass, Media, But No Phil Simms

Phil Simms is not out of the broadcast booth yet. On a busy day of NFL transactions, the biggest name was Simms, who appeared ready to come out of retirement …


Kansas City Teammate Says Montana Will Quit

Safety David Whitmore, who came to the Kansas City Chiefs from San Francisco in the Joe Montana trade, said Monday he thinks the four-time Super Bowl winner is through. “He’s …