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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 …


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 …


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. …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Jaguars Claw, Make Up

The Jacksonville Jaguars and Jaguar Cars Ltd. have settled a lawsuit filed by the automaker, which claimed the team’s name and original logo infringed upon its leaping-cat trademarks. Details of …


Sports People

The Denver Broncos signed defensive tackles James Jones and Michael Dean Perry, unrestricted free agents who played last season for the Cleveland Browns… . The Los Angeles Raiders …


Shell Hired

Art Shell, fired last month as coach of the Los Angeles Raiders, joined the Kansas City Chiefs, a team he has competed against for almost three decades. The Hall of …


Sports People

Doctors at the University of Washington Medical Center said that paralyzed Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Mike Frier has regained very slight movement in his hands and feet… . …


Miscellany

A day after winning with the closest margin of the 1995 America’s Cup trials, Stars & Stripes left no doubt when it beat Young America by 1 minute, 33 seconds. …


Cowboys Sign Tolbert

The Dallas Cowboys made free agent Tony Tolbert the team’s highest-paid defensive player when they signed the end to a five-year, $15 million contract with a $4 million signing bonus. …


Assistants Follow Brooks

Rich Brooks is taking two of his top Oregon assistant coaches to the NFL, and the new head coach of the Ducks fears more may be leaving. Oregon defensive coordinator …


Collins Grabs Maxwell; Don’t Expect Changes To Throwing Motion

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Nfl News

Greg Landry has been named quarterbacks coach of the Detroit Lions, the team he once quarterbacked. Landry, 48, was offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Illinois the past two years. …


Carolina Talent Hunt Bags Seattle Kicker Kasay Nfl Expansion Team Also Signs Giants Defensive Lineman Mike Fox

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