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February 18, 1994 | Associated Press
On his 35th birthday, Jim Speros gave Baltimore a long-awaited gift--a pro football team. Canadian Football League Commissioner Larry Smith on Thursday formally introduced Baltimore as the league's 11th franchise. Speros, who worked nearly a year to land the team, finally saw his effort reach fruition in a ceremony attended by Smith, several CFL team owners and two of the league's biggest names, quarterbacks David Archer and Doug Flutie.
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February 18, 1994 | Associated Press
On his 35th birthday, Jim Speros gave Baltimore a long-awaited gift--a pro football team. Canadian Football League Commissioner Larry Smith on Thursday formally introduced Baltimore as the league's 11th franchise. Speros, who worked nearly a year to land the team, finally saw his effort reach fruition in a ceremony attended by Smith, several CFL team owners and two of the league's biggest names, quarterbacks David Archer and Doug Flutie.
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February 18, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
On his 35th birthday, Jim Speros gave Baltimore a long-awaited gift--a pro football team. Canadian Football League Commissioner Larry Smith on Thursday formally introduced Baltimore as the league's 11th franchise. Speros, who worked nearly a year to land the team, finally saw his effort reach fruition in a ceremony attended by Smith, several CFL team owners and two of the league's biggest names, quarterbacks David Archer and Doug Flutie. The team, which cost Speros $3 million, will begin its training camp under Coach Don Matthews in June and open its inaugural season in July.
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July 11, 1995 | SHAV GLICK
Ilie Nastase, who had fans in fits of laughter as a player while also plaguing umpires, has not lost his sense of humor. In a criticism of today's tennis, Nastase said the large graphite rackets used by most present-day players should be banned. "All the skill is going out of the game," he said. "Players like Rod Laver, John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg could do wonderful things with a wooden racket. Now it's boom, boom, boom." But what kind of racket is Nastase using?
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February 15, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Greg Foster is still in the record books. Two days after Britain's Colin Jackson thought he broke Foster's 60-meter hurdles record of 7.36 seconds, embarrassed track officials acknowledged that Jackson had only tied the mark. A review of the photo-finish print from Jackson's run Saturday at a Britain-U.S. meet at Glasgow revealed that his time was fractionally slower than originally judged. The difference was enough to round the Briton's time up to 7.36, instead of 7.35. Baseball Sen.
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September 27, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Johnny Oates, whose high-priced lineup did not produce enough to satisfy ownership, was fired as manager of the Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles were 63-49, second in the American League East, under Oates when the players went on strike Aug. 12. But new owner Peter Angelos expected more because of free agents Rafael Palmeiro, Sid Fernandez and others. The Orioles did not announce Oates' replacement.
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March 2, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Deane Beman, who presided over a 20-year period of growth and prosperity--and controversy--has decided to resign as commissioner of the PGA Tour. Beman announced Tuesday he will not seek an extension of his contract, which runs through December, 1995. Beman, 55, a former U.S. and British Amateur champion and winner of four PGA Tour titles, said he hopes to compete in some senior tour events. Richard J. Ferris, tournament policy board chairman, said a selection committee has been appointed.
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January 8, 1997 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The NCAA has accused Grambling of major violations that could lead to penalties including limiting scholarships, postseason play and possible probation. "We don't automatically accept the NCAA's conclusion," Grambling Athletic Director Robert Piper said Tuesday. The NCAA found eight violations, including a lack of control over its football program headed by Eddie Robinson, college football's winningest coach.
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July 8, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Bob Lohr, a 10-year PGA Tour veteran with only one victory, more than offset a three-putt bogey with 11 birdies Thursday as he posted a 61 in the opening round of the Anheuser-Busch Classic at Williamsburg, Va. There have only been two scores better than Lohr's 10-under-par round, the 59s of Al Geiberger at Memphis in 1977 and Chip Beck at Las Vegas in 1991, and nine rounds of 60, the latest by Davis Love III at Hawaii in January. "I've never made 11 birdies in a round before," Lohr said.
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November 22, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Florida Marlins filled a crucial position Tuesday by signing center fielder Devon White to a $9.9-million, three-year contract, marking the start of a promised spending spree to improve the young club. "We felt we would not make these type of moves until we were in a position in which we could put out a competitive club which we feel has the chance to compete in postseason play," General Manager Dave Dombrowski said.
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January 26, 1996 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Woody Austin, rookie of the year last season on the PGA Tour, shot a four-under-par 67 Thursday and took a one-stroke lead halfway through the Phoenix Open golf tournament. Austin finished with a two-round total of 132, 10 under and a shot ahead of Jesper Parnevik, who had a 66. Steve Jones and Justin Leonard were third at 134, with Don Pooley and Scott Verplank at 135 and Barry Lane at 136.
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