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  • Feeling the draft: Four interior linemen the Ravens could target

    In the weeks leading up to April's NFL draft, I will highlight four players at each position whom the Ravens could target at different stages in the draft -- from their top pick to their Mr. Irrelevant. In this post, I will focus on interior offensive...
  • Elusive football lets baseball take steroid hit

    During the news conference Thursday in which former Sen. George Mitchell unveiled his 409-page report on baseball's performance-enhancement scandal, I kept waiting for him to announce that he had been hired by the NFL to perform a similar investigation to...
  • '07's oral report

    "She looked at me with this look, like, 'Mom, are you dumb or what?' She said, 'These are my friends. I want to be with them.'" Deborah McFadden, whose wheelchair athlete daughter, Tatyana, has challenged the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic...
  • NFL players union head Upshaw dies

     
    NFL Players Association head Gene Upshaw died, it was reported earlier this morning. Upshaw was 63 and battling pancreatic cancer.Upshaw's death comes at a tense time for the players union.* NFL owners want to re-open negotiations on a labor agreement...
  • S.C. doctor planning book about steroids

    Hot on the heels of Jose Canseco's controversial book on baseball and steroids, agent Doug Ames is pitching a tell-all football book by the Columbia, S.C., doctor under a federal steroids investigation. "It will shock a lot of people," Ames said...
  • NFL scores points with Congress on steroids

    BASEBALL took another beating on Capitol Hill yesterday, this time in absentia. The NFL is king, even in Washington, where baseball has experienced a rebirth this spring. That much was apparent when the NFL's most powerful executives paraded before...
  • NFL commissioner opposes uniform approach on steroids

    WASHINGTON - A congressional effort to create a single steroids testing standard for all professional sports gained momentum yesterday but was opposed by NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue, who said the league has no widespread steroids problem and can...
  • Steroid use in NFL may be wider than thought

    WASHINGTON - Steroid use by players in the National Football League may be more widespread than tests have indicated, according to congressional staff members investigating the league's drug-testing program. The House Government Reform Committee has been...
  • Congressional committee to probe league steroid use

    The congressional committee that investigated steroid use in baseball will turn its investigation to the same problem in football. The panel said yesterday it will ask NFL officials and union representatives to testify at a hearing next week. "A public...
  • The final days of Dave Duerson

    The final days of Dave Duerson
    They call it The City of Sun and Sea, the Venice of America. Beautiful Sunny Isles Beach, Fla., is located on a barrier island surrounded by Miami, the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. The peach and white Ocean One building on Collins...
  • Pittsburgh Steelers' Dan Rooney is concerned about lack of progress in NFL labor negotiations

     
    Dan Rooney, chairman of the Pittsburgh Steelers, isn’t directly involved in negotiations between NFL owners and players, but he’s concerned about the lack of progress between the sides and where that could lead. “We should have a deal,” Rooney...
  • Ryan Grigson back in his home state

    Ryan Grigson back in his home state
    Jim Irsay Opening Statement:“This was a long and extensive process in terms of identifying candidates and widdling those down, and really determining who the best man was. We got our man, and I am really excited about that. It is a big, critical...