December 8, 2002 |
Hacksaw the Heisman. Split that baby down the middle and hand the halves to Miami teammates Ken Dorsey and Willis McGahee. That was the judicious opinion of more than one Hurricane player Saturday in the breathless aftermath of a 56-45 victory over Virginia Tech that leaves Miami four quarters away from a second consecutive national championship. The undefeated Hurricanes are headed for the Fiesta Bowl, where on Jan. 3 they will play undefeated Ohio State for the title.
October 23, 2004 |
Philadelphia Eagle defensive end Jerome McDougle did not practice Friday because of an irregular heartbeat and was doubtful for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns. Trainer Rick Burkholder said McDougle complained after Thursday's practice of feeling lightheaded, shortness of breath and upper respiratory infection symptoms. The Eagles sent him to a hospital, where he was diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat.
August 10, 2005 |
A handgun charge against Clipper forward Chris Wilcox was dismissed Tuesday. The former Maryland standout was arrested in June after police found a gun in his car during a traffic stop. The discovery probably would not have been admissible in court, because Wilcox should have been allowed to leave the scene before the arrival of a canine unit that found the weapon, said Tim McCrone, Howard County state's attorney.
August 15, 2001 |
Miami defensive end Jerome McDougle fainted at the end of morning workouts Tuesday, but a team physician said his collapse was not because of heat exhaustion. "Although we have not determined the exact cause as of yet, we have ruled out heat exhaustion," said Dr. John Uribe, the team's physician and orthopedic surgeon. "At this time all of his lab results are normal, and we're continuing to investigate and evaluate his condition."
August 31, 2003 |
Kyle Boller will start at quarterback when the Baltimore Ravens open the regular season at Pittsburgh next Sunday, winning the job from incumbent Chris Redman. Rarely are NFL rookie quarterbacks thrown in at the start of their careers, especially on teams seeking to make the playoffs. John Elway, and more recently Peyton Manning, struggled when they were made immediate starters, and both played on teams without high expectations. And seldom do rookies earn a starting job after holding out.
August 30, 2005 |
The New England Patriots on Monday released quarterback Rohan Davey, who became expendable with the signing of Doug Flutie and the emergence of former USC backup Matt Cassel during his first pro training camp. Davey was the Patriots' fourth-round draft pick in 2002 out of Louisiana State. He was Tom Brady's backup last year. In three seasons, Davey played in seven games, completing eight of 19 passes for 88 yards.