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Rison, Meggett Head List Of Unrestricted, High-Paid Free Agents

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Sports People

Phoenix’s Danny Ainge was suspended for one game and fined $7,500 for slapping Portland’s Chris Dudley during an NBA game Wednesday… . Former NFL quarterback Roman Gabriel will …


Rypien Released

One day after reserve quarterback Mark Rypien was ignored in the NFL expansion draft, the Cleveland Browns didn’t exercise his $5 million option. However, Cleveland said it would attempt to …


Sports People

Steve DeBerg, who spent 17 years as an NFL quarterback, has been hired as the QB coach of the Giants… . Another ex-NFL quarterback, Greg Landry, was fired …


Jacksonville Goes For Beuerlein In Expansion Draft Rypien, Other Names Go Begging As Expansion Teams Make Picks

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Miscellany

Bill Parcells could try another blitzkrieg early Friday, opening day in the NFL’s annual free-agency period. There have been unsubstantiated reports of a Dave Meggett sighting at the Patriots’ offices, …


Beuerlein Headlines Draft

The Jacksonville Jaguars and Carolina Panthers get their first shot today at the players with whom they will begin to build new franchises at the NFL’s first expansion draft since …


Eagles Hire Assistants

The Philadelphia Eagles hired Bill Callahan away from the University of Wisconsin to be their offensive line coach and Dick Jamieson away from Rutgers to coach running backs. Rod Rust, …


Atwater To Get Big Check

Steve Atwater will become the Denber Broncos’ franchise player and possible the NFL’s highest paid safety with a salary surpassing $2 million. The Philadelphia Eagles hired Bill Callahan away from …


Coaches Open Fire On Taunting College Football Forum Intends To Curb Sportsmanship Problem

College football coaches believe a more concerted effort is needed to reign in taunting and excessive celebrations by players. During the annual NCAA College Football Forum on Sunday at the …


Hawks Name Assistant

New Seattle Seahawks coach Dennis Erickson has hired Mike Murphy, a veteran NFL assistant, to take over as linebackers coach. Murphy has nine years of NFL coaching experience, working with …


Brooks Accepts Rams Job Oregon Coach Given 4-Year Deal Despite Losing Record In Eugene

Rich Brooks, who capped an 18-year career at Oregon with the school’s first Rose Bowl trip since 1958, was hired Friday as coach of the Los Angeles Rams. Brooks said …


Cowboys Sign Irvin

Wide receiver Michael Irvin agreed to terms of a five-year, $15 million contract with the Dallas Cowboys. “Michael has become tonight the highest-paid receiver in the history of the NFL, …


Saints Get More Of Mora

New Orleans Saints coach Jim Mora, whose contract was to expire at the end of the 1995 season, told reporters that he has received a one-year extension. Mora, 59, has …


Raiders Hire Peters

Floyd Peters, with 21 years as an NFL coach after a 12-year playing career, has been appointed defensive line coach of the Los Angeles Raiders. Peters, 58, was defensive coordinator …


Nfl Increases Cap

NFL teams will have $36.5 million to spend on player salaries in the 1995 season, an increase of $2 million, NFLPA executive director Gene Upshaw. The new salary cap does …


Hurricane Qb Files Suit

Miami Hurricanes quarterback Ryan Collins filed a lawsuit accusing Miami Beach police of violating his civil rights by arresting him without probable cause. Collins was arrested at a nightclub last …


Afc Devises Way To Beat Nfc The Marshall Plan

In still another NFC-AFC blowout, Marshall Faulk turned the tables on the NFC. The Indianapolis Colts’ star, the only rookie in the game, staged the most spectacular running show in …


Haley May Stay

The Dallas Cowboys will consider renegotiating the contract of team sack leader Charles Haley, who indicated he might postpone plans to retire from the NFL. “Anything can change,” he said …


Niners, Cowboys Combine Talents As Nfl Stars Converge On Pro Bowl

Now the 49ers and Cowboys get to gang up on the AFC. Generally conceded to be the NFL’s two best teams, San Francisco and Dallas also dominate the NFC roster …


Zampese Says He Wants This Job

Ernie Zampese, who has turned down numerous NFL head coaching jobs over the years, said Saturday that he is definitely interested in the Rams’ job and will meet with team …


Eastern Washington Raids Junior Colleges

Eastern Washington University’s recruiting strategy couldn’t accurately be described as get-rich-quick. After finishing 4-7 last season, despite a roster full of seniors, getmiddle-class-quick is more like it.


Junior-College Athletes Top List Of Eastern Recruits

Eastern Washington University’s recruiting strategy couldn’t accurately be described as get-rich-quick. After finishing 4-7 last season, despite a roster full of seniors, get-middle-class-quick is more like it. Second-year coach Mike …


Sugar Bowl Finds Sponsor

The Sugar Bowl got a new sponsor - Nokia, the Finnish company that touts itself as the world’s second largest manufacturer of cellular phones. Nokia signed a three-year agreement and …


Shellshocked: Is Art Finished As Coach?

Art Shell was in his office Wednesday, not taking phone calls. On Tuesday night, KNBC-TV reported Los Angeles Raiders owner Al Davis told Shell he will no longer be the …


Broncos Hope Shanahan Can Work His Magic As Their Head Coach

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Not Ready For Prime Time Neon Deion A Lesser Star In Niners’ Romp

Sanders urges on the 49ers faithful as the end draws near. Photo by Associated Press


Raiders’ Davis Final Obstacle To New Stadium

Hollywood Park has reached a preliminary agreement for financing much of its proposed $200 million stadium that would house the Los Angeles Raiders and possibly UCLA. However, the financing is …


Green To Be Investigated

An NFL official declined comment on allegations of sexual harassment involving Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green and assistant coach Richard Solomon. Greg Aiello, the league’s director of communications, told The …


As Chips Fall, Indiana Lets His Hair Down

Now, THAT’s a halftime show: Patti LaBelle plays to the crowd beneath the biggest fan in the history of sport. Photo by Associated Press