April 24, 1988 |
1. ATLANTA Auburn outside linebacker Aundray Bruce. 2. KANSAS CITY (from Detroit) Nebraska defensive end Neil Smith. He better be good because he's the Chiefs' first and second pick. They traded their No. 2 to the Lions to move up one spot and head off the Raiders, who also want Smith. 3. DETROIT Miami free safety Bennie Blades. The man the Lions wanted anyway. Green Bay Packers' General Manager Tom Braatz says, "They just fell off the wall and got handed a 2." 4.
January 16, 1998 |
If it was his right shoulder, Brett Favre's injury would be the story of the Super Bowl. The three-time most valuable player quarterback of the Green Bay Packers said Thursday that he might have a torn rotator cuff in his non-throwing shoulder, but it hasn't affected his play this season and shouldn't bother him against the Denver Broncos on Jan. 25. Favre said he doesn't plan to have off-season surgery, either. "It's not a big deal.
October 18, 1993 |
Washington's desire for revenge didn't mean much after the Phoenix Cardinals stopped talking about making plays and started making them. The Redskins came into Sun Devil Stadium bent on atoning for a 17-10 loss Sept. 12 in RFK Stadium that started their skid. But the Cardinals made all the big plays and routed Washington, 36-6, to sweep the NFC East series for the first time since 1974. It was the fifth consecutive loss for the Redskins (1-5), their worst start since 1981.
January 17, 1988 |
San Jose State's Kenny Jackson, voted the top offensive player in the 63rd East-West Shrine game, hopes NFL scouts were watching closely Saturday. Jackson rushed 13 times for 65 yards to lead the West to a 16-13 victory, but he is unsure about his prospects after a collegiate career with an unranked team that got little national attention. "I think I have a chance," said the 6-foot, 200-pound running back. "I really won't believe it until draft day comes.
December 23, 1996 |
For the last time on a Sunday afternoon, RFK Stadium rocked and rolled to the strains of "We hate Dallas!" The possibility of a fairy-tale ending for the Washington Redskins at their home of 35 years was ruined last week when they were eliminated from the playoff race, and Dallas made it easy Sunday by playing its second-stringers. But the result was the best the home team could do under the circumstances: a 37-10 rout of the archrival Cowboys (10-6).
July 31, 2003 |
Jose Valentin hit three home runs in the first five innings, and there were plenty of other Chicago White Sox players doing serious damage too. Paul Konerko hit a grand slam and drove in a career-high six runs and the White Sox routed the Kansas City Royals, 15-4, Wednesday night. Chicago set season highs for runs, hits (19) and home runs (six). "It was one of those days where you see pitches to hit and you don't miss them," Valentin said. "I didn't try to hit three out, but it happened.
August 11, 1992 |
Dr. Gary Losse said he successfully reconstructed the torn anterior cruciate ligament in the left knee of Charger quarterback John Friesz on Monday, and he said he found almost no further damage in the one-hour procedure than what he had initially anticipated. As a result, he said, he expects Friesz to recover in time for the 1993 season. "When we do one of these procedures under an hour that means everything goes right," said Losse, who is with the team in Providence, R.I.
April 29, 2004 |
Ozzie Guillen's first month as a major league manager has given him reason to fidget. The Chicago White Sox's early-season success has been anything but a breeze. The White Sox rallied for five runs in the bottom of the ninth Wednesday, beating the Cleveland Indians, 9-8, on Sandy Alomar's sacrifice fly at Chicago. It marked the third time the White Sox have overcome a ninth-inning deficit to win, and five of their seven home wins this season have come in their final at-bat.
August 5, 2003 |
Aaron Guiel and the Kansas City Royals aren't quite ready to hand over control of their division. Guiel hit a three-run double in a seven-run sixth inning and Kansas City beat the Chicago White Sox, 13-9, on Monday night at Chicago to extend its American League Central lead to three games. The Royals ended a five-game losing streak to the second-place White Sox and recaptured some of the momentum they lost after being swept by Chicago in a three-game series at home last week.
April 19, 2003 |
Roger Clemens won his 296th career game and the New York Yankees hit four home runs, two of them upper-deck shots by Robin Ventura, to end Minnesota's six-game winning streak with an 11-4 victory Friday night at Minneapolis. That's 10 straight wins for New York against the Twins the last two seasons. The last time Minnesota beat the Yankees was May 10, 2001. Alfonso Soriano set the tone with a leadoff homer.