St. Petersburg Times Online: Sports
TampaBay.com
Place an Ad Calendars Classified Forums Sports Weather
tampabay.com

printer version

Around the NFC

Compiled from Times wires
© St. Petersburg Times
published August 24, 2002

BEARS: Receiver Marty Booker left the game in the first quarter Friday with a chest contusion and Nate Jacquet left after spraining his ankle on a punt return.

EAGLES: After 16 seasons in which he became the greatest scrambling quarterback in history, Randall Cunningham retired with the team he played for the first 11 years of his career. Cunningham signed a ceremonial contract with the team before the preseason game against Baltimore. He leaves as the career leader in rushing yards among quarterbacks with 4,928. "I feel I can still play," the 39-year-old Cunningham said. "I don't want to play anymore. I'm tired. I'm content with my whole career."

FALCONS: Several players are fighting for two and perhaps three receiver spots behind ex-Gator Willie Jackson, Shawn Jefferson and Brian Finneran. Alvis Whitted has an undeniable edge in speed, while Darrin Chiaverini and another former Gator, Travis McGriff, bring special ingredients. Rookie Kahlil Hill is making a push, while injuries might have knocked out Quentin McCord and Shawn Mills. Rookie Michael Coleman is a long shot. "Certainly, there are some guys who are really close, and the last two games are going to be really important," coach Dan Reeves said.

RAMS: Defensive end Leonard Little suffered a concussion after fainting in a restaurant. Little was expected to be released from a hospital today. Ex-Buc Tyoka Jackson and Damione Lewis will fill in for Little. ... The team cut 14 players, including offensive lineman Cameron Spikes.

VIKINGS: James Wofford, who rushed 11 times for 52 yards, hurt his knee in the fourth quarter and didn't return.

Back to Sports
Back to Top

© 2006 • All Rights Reserved • Tampa Bay Times
490 First Avenue South • St. Petersburg, FL 33701 • 727-893-8111
Contact the Times | Privacy Policy
Standard of Accuracy | Terms, Conditions & Copyright
 

From the Times sports desk

College football
  • Pope's direction back on course
  • UGA player acquitted
  • South Florida accepts receiver DiShon Platt
  • Catch puts WR in hospital

  • Baseball
  • Cansecos turn down plea
  • Rangers power past Yankees
  • A-Rod is willing to cut his salary to help negotiations
  • Kim strikeout of Sosa gives D'backs win
  • Trade, hitters can't make ex-Eagles ace back down

  • Golf
  • NEC course-record 63 puts Allenby in co-lead

  • NFL
  • Around the NFC
  • NFL noebook
  • Around the AFC

  • Motorsports
  • Winless Gordon knocks Earnhardt off pole
  • More sparks may fly at Bristol

  • Et cetera
  • College notebook
  • In brief
  • Final loss doesn't sum up season

  • Preps
  • 10 Pressing Questions

  • Outdoors
  • Daily fishing report

  • Rays
  • Rays have usual lapses, but hang on in the ninth
  • Labor issues have added importance

  • Bucs
  • Spurrier's homecoming may not be very happy
  • Memories of past playoff game mixed
  • Pittman's ankle a concern
  • Here's the inside take on roster

  • Gary Shelton
  • Gruden vs. Spurrier: Let the comparisons begin


  • From the wire

    From the state sports wire
  • Jacksonville's Spicer placed on IR after leg surgery
  • FIU-Western Kentucky game postponed because of Jeanne
  • Brown anxious to face old team for first time
  • Dolphins' desperate defense readies for Roethlisberger
  • Former Sarasota lineman sheds tough-guy image with Michigan
  • Rothstein rejoins Heat as assistant
  • No. 16 Florida has history on its side against Kentucky
  • FSU and Clemson QBs both off to slow starts