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  • THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 1997

    Skins Sign Hostetler

    Quarterback Jeff Hostetler signed a three-year, $3 million contract with the Washington Redskins and will be formally introduced by team officials at a news conference this afternoon at Redskin Park. …


  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 1997

    Hawk Qb Friesz Hopes Vote Keeps Him In Seattle

    It hasn’t been quite like game-day butterflies, but John Friesz has had a twinge in his stomach recently fretting about the Seahawks’ future in Seattle. Tuesday’s voting returns on a …


  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 1997

    Monk Retires After Sitting Out A Season; Raiders Cut Hoss

    Even though Art Monk didn’t play last season, he never announced his retirement. The record-setting wide receiver did so today. “I had a good career, a great time and it’s …


  • TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 1997

    Arizona Releases Veteran Joyner In Salary Cap Move

    The Arizona Cardinals released outside linebacker Seth Joyner, a move to create room within the team’s salary cap. Joyner ranked among the team leaders in tackles last season with 124. …


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 1997

    Lions Make Sure Westbrook Gets Moore Attention

    The Detroit Lions didn’t see the playmaking ability of cornerback Bryant Westbrook in their recent minicamps that they saw during his college career at Texas. And that was by design. …


  • SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 1997

    Cowboys’ Irvin Denies Roughing Up Man In S.F. Club

    Dallas wide receiver Michael Irvin denied Friday that he assaulted a man in a San Francisco club and said he is willing to discuss the case with police. San Francisco …


  • FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 1997

    Boise’s Bowl Backed

    An NCAA committee recommended certifying the proposed Sports Humanitarian Bowl, a Dec. 29 game at Boise State’s Bronco Stadium, contingent on organizers receiving a bank’s letter of credit by Aug. …


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 1997

    Hawks Sign Sixth-Round Pick Mili

    Itula Mili, chosen by the Seattle Seahawks in the sixth round of the draft despite a knee injury, has be come the first of the club’s five picks to sign …


  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 1997

    Steelers Sign Kordell Stewart Through 2000

    The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed Kordell Stewart to a two-year contract extension, keeping him on the team through the 2000 season. Stewart, who has also played wide receiver, is expected …


  • TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 1997

    Absent Favre Still Plans To Report

    The agent for Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre visited Packers minicamp Monday in Green Bay, Wis., with reassurances that the failure to reach agreement on a new contract won’t mean …


  • MONDAY, JUNE 9, 1997

    Nussmeier Aims To Crack Saints Lineup Former Idaho Qb Has Attention Of New Orleans Coaching Staff

    Doug Nussmeier has an NFL TD. Photo by Associated Press


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 1997

    Buccaneers May Have Edge To Get Woodson

    One of the greatest players in NFL history needs work and there are 11 teams interested in giving it to six-time Pro Bowl cornerback Rod Woodson. Woodson, one of only …


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 1997

    Galaxy Rally For Win

    Bobby Phillips powered his way to two touchdowns as the Frankfurt Galaxy rallied for a 29-17 win in Frankfurt, Germany, over the World Bowl-bound Barcelona Dragons. Phillips carried the ball …


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 1997

    Sapp Charged With Possession

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Warren Sapp, whose draft stock dropped two years ago because of drug use allegations, was arrested Saturday and charged with marijuana possession. The arrest occurred …


  • SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 1997

    Sports People

    Nevada state boxing regulators will try once again next week to fine Oliver McCall $250,000 for refusing to fight during his heavyweight title bout with Lennox Lewis. The Nevada Athletic …


  • FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 1997

    Ex-Cougar Back To Jets

    The Green Bay Packers traded safety Chris Hayes back to the New York Jets for cornerback Carl Greenwood. Hayes, a former Washington State University Cougar, came to the Packers from …


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 1997

    WSU Receiver Signs

    The Arizona Cardinals signed receiver Chad Carpenter, their fifth-round draft selection out of Washington State, and added free-agent running back Kevin Bouie to their roster. Carpenter had 107 catches for …


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 1997

    Vote Favors 49ers

    The 49ers’ threats about leaving town are gone in the thrill of victory. After pulling out a heart-stopping Election Day triumph in a drive for a new stadium, the team …


  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 1997

    Blackmon Leaves Seahawks For Colts

    The Indianapolis Colts on Tuesday signed free agent strong safety Robert Blackmon, the second member of the Seattle Seahawks’ defensive backfield they have signed this year. The Colts also released …


  • TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 1997

    Ten Teams Watch Woodson

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  • MONDAY, JUNE 2, 1997

    Steelers Sign Hawkins After Carrier’s Rejection

    After being turned down by Carolina’s Mark Carrier, the Pittsburgh Steelers reached terms with former Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Courtney Hawkins on a three-year, $1.45 million contract. Hawkins, who …


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 1997

    Don’t Let Packers Set An Example

    The Green Bay Packers are a bunch of wimps. Did you see what they did? Their whiny fans started griping because the Packers weren’t planning to invite every member of …


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 1997

    Jackson Leaves Fond Memories Family, Friends Remember Ex-Coug’s Pride And Class

    Bernard Jackson played the game all-out as a running back for WSU in the early ‘70s and as a defensive back in the NFL. File/ Associated Press


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 1997

    Streetwise Know All The Answers To Stadium Plight

    The 49ers need cash, the people of the city have it, and the challenge is to get the folks to hand some over. Essentially, then, the 49ers’ plea for assistance …


  • SATURDAY, MAY 31, 1997

    Packers Sign Qadry Ismail

    Wide receiver and kickoff returner Qadry Ismail signed a one-year contract with the Green Bay Packers. The Packers are hoping Ismail, a four-year veteran of the Minnesota Vikings, will replace …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 29, 1997

    Ditka, Saints Busy

    The New Orleans Saints were further transformed into new coach Mike Ditka’s image when wide receivers Michael Haynes and Torrance Small were cut and four players, including receivers Andre Hastings …


  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 1997

    Packers Relent

    Hit by criticism after some players were left out of a White House ceremony, the Green Bay Packers announced that all members of their Super Bowl championship team would be …


  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 1997

    Record-Setting Cougar Jackson Dies Of Cancer Popular Player Held Washington State Marks, Had Nine-Year Nfl Career

    Bernard Jackson gained 1,189 rushing yards in 1971. File/The Spokesman-Review


  • MONDAY, MAY 26, 1997

    Miscellany

    Ryan McDermott scored 30 seconds into overtime, giving Nazareth (N.Y.) a 15-14 victory over Washington (Md.) College 15-14 for the NCAA Division III lacrosse championship in College Park, Md. It …


  • SATURDAY, MAY 24, 1997

    49ers May Gamble On Move To Reno June 3 Vote Could Make Switch Just A Practice Move

    The 49ers are starting to resemble a bouncing roulette ball in their pursuit of a long-term training camp answer. Today’s hot number: Reno? “We were just looking into it,” said …


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