Pee Wee Lions set registration
LAVALE — The LaVale Lions Pee Wee football team will be holding registration on Wednesday at Rita’s in LaVale from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Any child between the ages of 6 and 11 is eligible to play or cheer for the Lions. Contact Tim Fuzie at 240-727-2979 for any questions.
Shanahan: RG III needs to avoid contact
PHOENIX (AP) — Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan says Robert Griffin III is “ahead of schedule” in his return from knee surgery.
Shanahan, speaking at the NFL owners meetings Wednesday, said that when Griffin comes back, he must learn how to protect himself in the face of the fierce defenses in the NFL.
Once Griffin does come back, Shanahan said the young quarterback needs to learn to slide and throw the ball away to avoid the big hits that lead to injuries.
Shanahan said that “if hard work has anything to do with it,” Griffin will be ready for the coming season.
“He’s a worker,” Shanahan said. “He’s working out six, seven, eight hours a day. He’s doing everything he possibly can to get himself ready.”
The standout rookie underwent surgery to repair right knee ligaments after he was hurt in his team’s playoff loss to Seattle.
“The one thing that he is going to have to learn to do is how to slide, how to throw the football away, how to protect himself,” Shanahan said. “In the National Football League, you can’t take shots. You have to know when to slide. Sometimes it’s a normal slide, sometimes it’s a head-first slide, but you can’t take shots consistently in the National Football League.”
Redskins’ Jackson suspended 4 games
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Redskins linebacker Rob Jackson has been suspended four games without pay for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
The league said Wednesday night that Jackson will miss the first four games of the regular season.
The Redskins re-signed Jackson to a one-year contract with a $715,000 base salary this month to keep him from becoming a restricted free agent.
Jackson was selected in the seventh-round by the Redskins in 2008. He started 14 games last year and had 4 1/2 sacks filling in for injured outside linebacker Brian Orakpo.
Mountain West, ESPN strike 7-year deal
The Mountain West and ESPN have reached agreement on a seven-year deal that will give the network rights to televise some football and men’s basketball games, plus all Boise State’s home football games.
Terms of the deal were not released Wednesday.
The agreement runs from the 2013-14 school year to the 2019-20 season.
CBS Sports Network will still be the hold primary rights to the conference through 2015-16, and will get first selection of football games each week during the season, excluding Boise State home games.
CBS Sports Network will hold rights to Boise State’s road conference games.
In addition to Boise State home games, ESPN will get rights to up to 16 Mountain West football games and 31 men’s basketball games per year.
NCAA to look at recruiting rules again
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA’s board of directors will reconsider its plan to deregulate recruiting.
On Wednesday, the governing body announced that at least 75 schools had signed a petition to suspend new rules approved in January that were intended to eliminate the prohibitions on how coaches could contact recruits and how often they could do so outside the no-contact period.
The board has three options: Keep the rules and submit them for an online vote from all Division I schools, rescind the rules or modify them.
The board also has agreed to reconsider a rule that would have prohibited coaches from scouting future opponents in person.
Its next meeting is scheduled for May 2 in Indianapolis.
FBI investigated threats against Modell
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI investigated two threats against the late Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell, but neither resulted in charges being filed.
The FBI released Modell’s file on Wednesday.
The more recent threat involved former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, who faced murder charges in connection with the stabbing deaths of two men after a Super Bowl party in Atlanta in 2000, before pleading guilty to misdemeanor obstruction of justice. Modell testified on Lewis’ behalf at a bail review hearing. Afterward, the file shows Modell received two postcards that used racist and profane language and threatened his life.
A third postcard was addressed to a Ravens player, but the FBI did not release the player’s name. The FBI did fingerprint analysis but didn’t find a match.
The FBI investigated an attempt to extort Modell in 1975, when he owned the Cleveland Browns.
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Southern does it again!
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McDonogh holds off Good Counsel, 39-37
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Martz, Shaffer win state titles
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