BRIEFLY : ELWAY: L.A. INVOLVEMENT UNLIKELY.Byline: Daily News Wire Services
It's been two months since John Elway expressed interest in getting back into football as part-owner of a future NFL NFL
National Football League
NFL (US) n abbr (= National Football League) → Fußball-Nationalliga team in Los Angeles, and still no word.
``Am I optimistic? Probably not,'' said Elway, who met separately with billionaire Eli Broad and Hollywood agent Michael Ovitz in May. Broad and Ovitz are two potential owners of an expansion franchise awarded to Los Angeles.
``I haven't talked to them in two months. That's the last time I've had any contact with them. . . . It's still preliminary. I just talked to them. Other than that, there hasn't been any progress,'' he said Thursday.
As the Atlanta Falcons' three-day mini-camp concluded, coach Dan Reeves issued a deadline in the team's contract negotiations with Pro Bowl running back Jamal Anderson.
``If it isn't done before training camp, then the offer's going to be off the table,'' said Reeves, also the Falcons' executive vice president.
Anderson is due to be paid $2.6 million in the final year of his contract. He is seeking a deal that includes a $10 million signing bonus.
A judge denied a prosecutor's request to move the rape trial of San Francisco 49ers
Rob Murphy, an All-American offensive lineman at Ohio State, signed a two-year contract as a free agent with the Cincinnati Bengals. Murphy, who would have been a senior this fall, was dropped from Ohio State for poor grades. The 6-foot-5, 300-pound guard was passed over Thursday in the NFL supplemental draft.
TENNIS: After announcing she had played her last French Open and last Wimbledon, five-time champion Steffi Graf has entered the U.S. Open.
Graf's name was included in a list of entries submitted by the WTA WTA Washington Trails Association
WTA Women's Tennis Association
WTA World Transhumanist Association
WTA Willingness to Accept
WTA Winner Takes All
WTA World Toilet Association (Singapore) Tour to the United States Tennis Association “USTA” redirects here. For other uses, see USTA (disambiguation).
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the United States. , which will run the Open from Aug. 30 through Sept. 13. It could be her final Grand Slam event.
Second-seeded Tu Meilen of Northridge defeated No. 5 Lucie Ahl of Britain, 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the semifinals of the $25,000 Boomerang Challenger women's tennis tournament in Edmonton, Alberta.
HOCKEY: The Mighty Ducks and Detroit Red Wings
The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. have agreed on an arrangement to help stock the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks The Cincinnati Mighty Ducks were an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They played in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA at the Cincinnati Gardens. History
The Cincinnati Mighty Ducks were granted a voluntary suspension for the 2005-06 season due to the lack of an NHL roster next season. Cincinnati is Anaheim's primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League
see combretum platypetalum. have agreed to loan Cincinnati up to eight players next season.
The Red Wings signed free-agent goalie Ken Wregget as a backup for starting goalie Chris Osgood.
BASKETBALL: Former NBA NBA
1. National Basketball Association
2. National Boxing Association
NBA (US) n abbr (= National Basketball Association) → Basketball-Dachverband (= coach Bob Hill is close to being named coach at Fordham University, The New York Times reported.
Erik Brown, who led the nation's Division I freshmen in scoring at Morehead State before leaving in May, intends to play at Louisville.