Sanders hoping for shot in NFL

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Former ENMU receiver Cale Sanders is hoping to still get a shot at the National Football League after dealing with a pair of severe injuries over the past two seasons. File photo By Rick White NFL scouts starting calling about Cale Sanders after a junior season at Eastern New Mexico University in which he blossomed […]

Ex-Hound opts for family over football

By Ferron Lucero Editor’s note: This a periodic feature catching up with former area athletes. Injuries and a desire to be closer with family led former Eastern New Mexico University standout Conrad Hamilton to retire from the NFL two years ago. A two-time NCAA Division II All-American defensive back at Eastern, Hamilton played five seasons […]

Private groups must be able to set own rules

Freedom Newspapers A federal district court judge blew the call recently when she decided former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett should be eligible for this year’s NFL draft. One needn’t be a football fan to appreciate that the NFL, a private entity, ought to have the freedom to determine who is eligible. We hope […]

NFL capsules — Week 14

The Associated Press All times Mountain Sunday San Diego (2-10) at Detroit (4-8) 11 a.m., CBS OPENING LINE – Lions by 3. RECORD VS. SPREAD – Chargers 4-8. Lions 7-5. SERIES RECORD – Chargers lead 4-3. LAST MEETING – Chargers beat Lions 20-10 on Oct. 10, 1999, at Detroit. LAST WEEK – Chargers lost to […]

NFL capsules

The Associated Press Week 12 (times MST) Sunday Carolina (8-2) at Dallas (7-3) 11 a.m., Fox OPENING LINE — Cowboys by 3. RECORD VS. SPREAD — Panthers 5-5. Cowboys 6-3. SERIES RECORD — Cowboys lead 3-2. LAST MEETING — Cowboys beat Panthers 14-13 on Oct. 13, 2002, at Dallas. LAST WEEK — Panthers beat Redskins […]

NFL capsules — Week 9

The Associated Press NFL Capsules The Associated Press NFL matchups for Week 9 (timesMST): Sunday OAKLAND (2-5) At DETROIT (1-6) 11 a.m., CBS Opening line — Raiders by 2 1/2. Record vs. spread — Raiders 0-7. Lions 3-4. Series record — Raiders lead 6-2. Last meeting — Raiders beat Lions 37-21 on Oct. 13, 1996, […]

NFL Capsules — Week 7

The Associated Press Week 7 (times MDT) Sunday DALLAS (4-1) At DETROIT (1-4) 11 a.m., Fox OPENING LINE — Cowboys by 3. RECORD VS. SPREAD — Cowboys 4-1. Lions 3-2. SERIES RECORD — Lions lead 9-8. LAST MEETING — Lions beat Cowboys 9-7 on Nov. 3, 2002, at Detroit. LAST WEEK — Cowboys beat Eagles […]

Limbaugh’s comments clearly not racist

Walter Williams Rush Limbaugh’s comment on ESPN regarding Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback Donovan McNabb was: “I don’t think he’s been that good from the get go. I think what we’ve had here is a little of social concern from the NFL. The media has been desirous that a black quarterback do well.” Kweisi Mfume, NAACP’s president, […]

Our heroes have always been Cowboys

From the editor’s desk They don’t have this problem in Denver or Philadelphia or Green Bay, Wis. Newspapers in those towns focus their coverage on the Broncos, Eagles and Packers, respectively, and no one could seriously dispute that most fans in those cities want to read about the home team more than any other. But […]