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  • In final season, Modell leaves a lasting legacy

    Decades before the tortuous franchise move and the triumph of a Super Bowl, Ravens owner Art Modell's emotional ties with football became rooted in Roy Lumpkin. At age 9, Modell walked a couple of miles to save on car fare and squeezed out a quarter to...
  • Modell doesn't look back

    Don't expect Art Modell to look back over the past 43 years and get misty-eyed. Don't expect him to exult over the highs: the Ravens' Super Bowl championship, the 31 years as chairman of the NFL's broadcast committee, the launching of Monday Night...
  • Modell agrees to sell Ravens

    Art Modell's 38-year run at the top of American sports has apparently entered its final years, as the Ravens team owner has agreed to relinquish his franchise to a new investor as soon as 2004. The venerable sportsman, once a confidant of commissioners...
  • Lifelong service to pro football should land Modell spot in Hall

    NEW ORLEANS -- If Ravens owner Art Modell is not selected for Hall of Fame induction on Saturday, it would be an affront to the man, the game and the NFL. He deserves to be enshrined as much as any player or other administrator/owner, including Tex...
  • Pro Football Hall fumbles in shunning of Modell

    THE ABSENCE OF Ravens owner Art Modell's name from the list of 15 finalists for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2003 was expected. There is still too much passion and, in some cases, disdain when his name is mentioned. It's a shame....
  • Game 20: Purple reign

    Game 20: Purple reign
    Now there can be no doubt. The Ravens claimed their place in history last night with one final dissertation on great defense. A team that swaggered into Super Bowl XXXV delivered on its sound and fury of the past week with a 34-7 demolition of the New...
  • Unforgettable is what it's been

    It's been a tough 12 months for Art Modell. When he announced a year ago today that he was moving the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore, team owner Modell transformed himself from an elder statesman of pro football to its Benedict Arnold. Longtime friends...
  • Art Modell dies at 87; Cleveland Browns owner enraged fans with move to Baltimore

    Art Modell dies at 87; Cleveland Browns owner enraged fans with move to Baltimore
    Art Modell, a marketing executive who helped negotiate the NFL's first television contract and later enraged fans when he moved the Cleveland Browns franchise to Baltimore, has died. He was 87. Modell died Thursday of natural causes at Johns Hopkins...
  • Steve Sabol dies at 69; president of NFL Films

    Steve Sabol dies at 69; president of NFL Films
    Steve Sabol, who helped his father get an unlikely fledgling movie company off the ground, then later took over and expanded the family business, now known to sports fans as NFL Films, has died. He was 69. Sabol, who had served as president of NFL...
  • Retiring NBA Commissioner: 'No current team in play' for Seattle

    Retiring NBA Commissioner: 'No current team in play' for Seattle
    NBA Commissioner David Stern announced on Thursday that he will step down as commissioner on Feb. 1, 2014, the 30th anniversary of the day he began a job that seemed unattractive at best and impossible at worst. Stern also answered questions during the...
  • Steinberg: NFL is national pastime

    When I was a child growing up in the 1950s, Major League Baseball was the national pastime. Baseball dominated media sports coverage. But that is no longer the case. The extraordinary shift is confirmed by the television Nielsen ratings for Sept. 3-9....
  • Al Davis dies at 82; Oakland Raiders owner transformed team

    Al Davis dies at 82; Oakland Raiders owner transformed team
    Al Davis, the tough-minded owner of the Oakland Raiders who transformed a failing team into a three-time Super Bowl champion and one of the most successful franchises in professional football only to preside over its dramatic decline in recent years, died...