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  • THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 1997

    Cheap Seats


  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 1997

    Seahawks Feel Squeeze Of Nfl’s Free-Agent Belt Wooden, Blackmon Continue To Wait For Their Dream Deals

    Terry Wooden had been waiting to become a free agent since the NFL implemented the system in 1993. After playing seven seasons for less money than he felt he deserved …

  • TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 1997

    Ravens Snag Ex-Seahawk Mccrary Defensive End Went Shopping After Seattle Landed Brown

    The Baltimore Ravens signed free agent defensive end Michael McCrary to a three-year, $6 million contract Monday, a move that should enhance their dismal pass rush and allow them to …

  • TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 1997

    Cooke’s Son Set To Lead Redskins

    Joe Gibbs, left, won Lombardi Trophy for Cooke in 1988. File/Associated Press

  • TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 1997

    Cooke Dynasty Stable

    The stadium will continue to be built. The team will keep signing and cutting players. And the Washington Redskins will be selling out every game. And a Cooke - John …

  • MONDAY, APRIL 7, 1997

    Mccrary Expected To Accept Ravens’ $6 Million Offer

    Michael McCrary’s frustration is about to end. After not receiving an offer from another team in the first seven weeks of free agency, the dynamo defensive end who collected a …

  • SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 1997

    Esiason Returns To Bengals

    The Cincinnati Bengals announced they have signed quarterback Boomer Esiason to a two-year contract, terms of which were not disclosed. Esiason, 35, played for Cincinnati from 1984 to 1992 and …

  • SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 1997

    Young Demos Hear Debate Of Stadium Plan Opponent Says State Has Other Priorities, Criticizes Player Salaries

    The debate over a new football stadium for the Seattle Seahawks moved to Eastern Washington on Saturday. Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen is proposing a statewide vote to decide if tax …

  • SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 1997

    Cowboys’ Tarnished Image To Get Buffing Jones Plans To Help Players Clean Up Their Act

    Jerry Jones made a symbolic flight Friday morning by taking off in a Texas rainstorm and touching down in the sunshine of Arkansas. His ambition for an expanded program devoted …

  • SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 1997

    Bono To Join Packers

    The San Francisco 49ers’ search for a backup quarterback suffered a setback when Steve Bono agreed to a contract with the Green Bay Packers. Bono had been the 49ers’ top …

  • SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 1997

    Esiason Gets Offer To Rejoin Bengals As Sub

    Boomer Esiason says the Cincinnati Bengals have made an offer for him to return as a backup to quarterback Jeff Blake. Esiason, who led Cincinnati to the AFC Championship and …

  • THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 1997

    East Side Gop Lawmakers Vote For Stadium Plan

    Eastern Washington lawmakers provided key votes to push a new Seahawks stadium plan out of the Senate on Wednesday. Four of the region’s five senators, all Republicans, supported the plan. …

  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 1997

    Sports People

    Former world heavyweight champion Oliver McCall was ordered to a mental hospital after his wife took out an emergency custody order against him… . Former race car champion …

  • TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 1997

    Raiders Trade Hobbs To Gain Second Pick In Draft

    The Oakland Raiders acquired the second overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft from the New Orleans Saints on Monday in exchange for wide receiver Daryl Hobbs and three draft …

  • SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 1997

    Grizzly Offense Looks Sharp In First Scrimmage

    Quarterback Brian Ah Yat connected with Raul Pacheco for a 55-yard completion on the first play of Montana’s initial spring scrimmage Saturday morning at Washington-Grizzly Stadium. The opening play was …

  • SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 1997

    Woodson Gets Offer

    Rod Woodson has waited months for a contract offer. He finally has one - from the Pittsburgh Steelers. The proposed deal would be for five years for the seven-time Pro …

  • SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 1997

    Chargers Sign Martin

    The San Diego Chargers re-signed Tony Martin to a one-year contract, ensuring the return of the team’s leading receiver from last season. Martin caught 85 passes for 1,171 yards and …

  • SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 1997

    Seahawks Climb To Third In Upcoming Nfl Draft Seattle, Atlanta Swap Six Choices In First Four Rounds

    The Seattle Seahawks swapped picks with the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL draft Friday to move up on the list. Seattle will get the Falcons’ first-round pick - the third …

  • THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 1997

    Debut For Stadium

    Jack Kent Cooke is scheduled to open the doors to his new 78,600-seat stadium in Landover, Md., on Sept. 14, when his Washington Redskins host the Arizona Cardinals in the …

  • THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 1997

    Hawks Home For First Two Games; Jets Up First, Broncos To Follow

    The Seattle Seahawks will start the 1997 National Football League season with two home games. The Seahawks meet the Jets in the Kingdome for the opener on Aug. 31, and …

  • THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 1997

    Sports People

    An injury suffered nearly two years ago has forced Oregon punter and placekicker Matt Belden to give up his collegiate career. Belden tore a muscle in his right leg during …

  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 1997

    Marinovich Arrested

    Former Los Angeles Raiders and Southern California quarterback Todd Marinovich has found trouble again. Marinovich spent Monday night in jail after deputies found a marijuana plant and other drug paraphernalia …

  • TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 1997

    Packers’ Jackson Quits

    Green Bay tight end Keith Jackson retired after finally earning a Super Bowl ring. Jackson, 31, spent nine years in the NFL, including two with Green Bay. The agent for …

  • TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 1997

    Many Questions Await Cougars In Spring Drills Practices Start Wednesday, But Everyone Won’t Be There

    Ryan Leaf will be the quarterback, Michael Black will be the running back and at least one coach will mention just how hard these kids have worked during winter conditioning. …

  • TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 1997

    Boise Could Be Bowl Site

    The Big West Conference is looking at Boise State University as the site for a new postseason football bowl game after the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority changed its …

  • SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 1997

    Kc-Grbac Deal Wraps Qb Shuffle

    The NFL’s off-season quarterback merry-go-round finally stopped spinning this week. When Elvis Grbac signed a five-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs, he grabbed the last open starting quarterback job …

  • SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 1997

    Governor Tinkering With Plan For Stadium

    Faced with mounting opposition from the sports industry, Gov. Gary Locke is tinkering with his plan to finance a $402 million stadium for the Seattle Seahawks. In a letter this …

  • FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 1997

    Saints, Pack Eye Shuler

    Heath Shuler’s agent informed the Washington Redskins on Thursday that his client has an offer from the New Orleans Saints. And after meeting with Shuler on Thursday in Green Bay, …

  • THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 1997

    ‘Moooose’ Calls Will Continue; Johnston Stays For $7.5 Million


  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 1997


    Tommy Amaker, part of Duke’s run of seven Final Four appearances over nine years as a player and an assistant coach, was hired as Seton Hall’s new basketball coach. He …



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