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NEW ORLEANS (AP) Baltimore Ravens starters Dannell Ellerbe and Dennis Pitta practiced Wednesday in heavy winds at Tulane University, looking sharp despite nagging injuries.Upvote Share Tweet
Ravens see running backs coach Wilbert Montgomery as 'a star'Long-time coach played in a Super Bowl in New Orleans 32 years agoNEW ORLEANS - Ravens coach John Harbaugh rattled off plenty of positives about his running backs coach Wilbert Montgomery on Wednesday morning.Upvote Share TweetRavens quarterback is one of only six to throw at least eight touchdown passes with no interceptions in same postseasonRavens quarterback is one of only six to throw at least eight touchdown passes with no interceptions in same postseasonUpvote Share Tweet
Ravens assistant GM Eric DeCosta 'really proud' of AFC championsRavens executive excited about team's Super Bowl runFor assistant general manager Eric DeCosta, the Ravens' journey to the Super Bowl is the culmination of a lot of film study, scouting trips and personnel decisions as a staff.Upvote Share Tweet
LaQuan Williams prepared to root on Ravens in Super BowlRavens second-year receiver is on injured reserve and won't play in Super BowlRavens reserve wide receiver LaQuan Williams' spirit brought him to this day, reaching football's ultimate game in just his second NFL season.Upvote Share TweetThe chorus from Sandy Hook Elementary School will sing "America the Beautiful" before Sunday's Super Bowl between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens.Upvote Share TweetRavens linebackers coach has been linked to Philadelphia Eagles coordinator vacancyRavens linebackers coach Ted Monachino has been linked to the Philadelphia Eagles' defensive coordinator vacancy.Upvote Share TweetWhich player taking the field on Sunday is the best athlete of the bunch? ESPN NFC East blogger Dan Graziano talks with the 49ers and the Ravens to find out.Upvote Share TweetFriends, team executives say he will likely always defer credit even as team plays on sport's grandest stageFriends, team executives say he will likely always defer credit even as team plays on sport's grandest stageUpvote Share TweetTeam made linebacker available to reporters again to shoot down dear antler allegationsRavens linebacker Ray Lewis was just a little too vague when he responded at Tuesday's Super Bowl media event to a Sports Illustrated report that he might have used a…Upvote Share Tweet'Bootylicious' news conference could test friendship Though you probably already know that Beyonce will headline the Super Bowl Halftime Show, the best thing about that is the midweek news conference, during which the sportswriters get to rub elbows wit…Upvote Share Tweet
Ray Lewis 'agitated' about deer antler spray storyNEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Smiling, even laughing, at questions about a report linking him to a company that purports to make performance-enhancers, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis said Wednesday he "never, ever took" the stuff.Upvote Share TweetWhile Ravens linebacker Brendan Ayanbadejo is using his Super Bowl platform to advocate for same-sex marriage, it appears 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver is working in the opposite direction. Culliver made several disparaging remarks when asked about th…Upvote Share Tweet
Chat: Talking Weeden, Modell & KeiblerHere are some highlights from Wednesday's chat: Ravenous128 (Columbia, MD): Given the amount of hype and lip service being paid to Colin Kaepernick, what should the Ravens do to slow him down? I suspect they'll have to play a disciplined zone, but since…Upvote Share TweetNEW ORLEANS -- Jack and Jackie Harbaugh said they are as neutral as they can get when it comes to Sunday's Super Bowl, which will feature their sons.Upvote Share TweetRavens' returner Jones draws 49ers' full attentionUpvote Share Tweet
Caldwell: Some question legitimacy of minority interviewsRavens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell is one of two minority play-callers in the NFL, in a year when none of the available head coaching jobs went to minority candidates. He’s among the many who think the process needs to change, but admitted WednesUpvote Share Tweet
Beachy on track despite 'trying' rehab workMLB.com Jan 30, 2013There has been a void in Brandon Beachy's life since he blew out his right elbow while pitching against the Orioles on June 16. With one painful pitch, Beachy went from being on top of the world to being just another of the countless pitchers who have b…Upvote Share Tweet
Ravens will be careful with some penaltiesNEW ORLEANS -- The Ravens don't want to turn Super Sunday into flag day, although they have their limits. Baltimore led the NFL with 1,127 penalty yards this season, an average of 70.4 yards per game. Only the Rams (130) committed more penalties this se…Upvote Share Tweet
Eagles expected to sign Dennis Dixon after Super BowlFlorio speculated just last week that former Oregon quarterback Dennis Dixon - currently of the Baltimore Ravens’ practice squad - could reunite with college coach Chip Kelly in Philadelphia. There is now substance to support that speculation. Per GUpvote Share Tweet
Niners' offensive success due to line playNEW ORLEANS -- It was not difficult to find the members of the San Francisco 49ers' offensive line on the turf of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome at Super Bowl Media Day on Tuesday, even though thousands of people were there, including peppy guys dressed as…Upvote Share TweetNEW ORLEANS -- It appears that Patriots coach Bill Belichick's bromance with Ravens safety Ed Reed is not a one-sided affair. Reed, who has deflected questions about his future this month, couldn't help himself when a Boston Herald reporter asked if he …Upvote Share Tweet
Super Bowl live-blog: Chat with Yahoo! during Sunday’s gameIngredients for a superb live-blog? Try Beyonce, beer commercials, and the biggest game of the year. Now all we need is you, rambunctious Yahoo! readers. Join us Sunday during Super Bowl XLVII between the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens. Tell u…Upvote Share Tweet
SWATS co-founder responds to Ray Lewis' jabs, sticks to storyMeanwhile, expert confirms deer antler spray could not contain banned substanceMitch Ross handled Ray Lewis' public berating the way the Ravens linebacker has said he handles difficult times.Upvote Share TweetJerome Boger will referee the Super Bowl for the first time in hos career.Upvote Share Tweet
Best books for a purple Super BowlWith the Baltimore Ravens preparing for Super Bowl, it's time to turn to all thing purple, including books. Buildings in the city already are bathed in purple lights and folks here are wearing purple sweaters, scarves and shirts. So why not books? Here …Upvote Share TweetRavens safety Ed Reed hasn’t been shy when it comes to expressing his thoughts about the NFL’s attempts to increase player safety. Reed said earlier this season that the only way to stop concussions it to stop playing football and the topic came up agUpvote Share Tweet
AFC North weekly chat: Super Bowl editionThis week's AFC North chat isn't like any other this season. It's our Super Bowl chat, and I'll be typing from the Ravens hotel in New Orleans. I'm happy to answer any questions on the Bengals, Browns and Steelers. But I presume most will be focusing on…Upvote Share Tweet
Superstitious Howard fans root for Ravens in Super Bowl'Don't touch the football'They always watch the game at the same house, often in the same seat. They always watch the game upstairs. They always watch it downstairs.Upvote Share Tweet
Computer’s pick after 50,000 Super Bowl simulations? San Francisco 28, Baltimore 21Now all that's left is the commercials. No need to watch the Super Bowl for the actual game, at least not with PredictionMachine.com having run 50,000 simulations of Sunday's Super Bowl matchup and determining that the San Francisco 49ers will beat the …Upvote Share TweetFirst of all, mayor bets on football games are stupid. We don't care if Philadelphia's mayor will ship cheese steaks to Green Bay if the Packers win, and Green Bay's mayor will send cheese wheels to Philly if the Eagles win, or whatever lame local cuisi…Upvote Share Tweet
Ray Lewis forgives Wes Welker’s wife: ‘People just make mistakes and say foolish things sometimes’Because we know you were wondering where the Ray Lewis-Wes Welker's wife feud stood, we're happy to report all is forgiven. The Baltimore Ravens linebacker this week said he forgave Anna Burns Welker, the wife of the New England Patriots receiver who ha…Upvote Share Tweet
Abingdon mother will see son play in Super BowlWhen Abingdon resident Rose Ihedigbo enrolled her sons in Pop Warner youth football as children, she had no idea it would put her youngest son James on a path to an appearance in the Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens.Upvote Share TweetWhen Juan Castillo was fired as the Eagles’ defensive coordinator during the season, you could have won some good money betting that he’d be at the Super Bowl as anything other than a spectator. Castillo is there with the Ravens in a consulting role tUpvote Share TweetNEW ORLEANS -- The best linebackers resemble jungle cats on the field. Fast, strong, and predatory, they assess their prey with incredible instincts and hunt without mercy. Super Bowl XLVII features two such linebackers. One, an old lion whose career is…Upvote Share Tweet
Super Bowl XLVII: Wednesday morning linksWith Tuesday's "Media Day" over and done with, the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers can get down to business and focus on preparing for Super Bowl XLVII. Both teams will practice on Wednesday, with the 49ers using the New Orleans Saint…Upvote Share TweetNEW ORLEANS -- While it may have been stating the obvious, general manager Ozzie Newsome made it known for the first time publicly that quarterback Joe Flacco isn't going anywhere in 2013. The Ravens will either sign Flacco to a long-term deal or they w…Upvote Share Tweet
Ticket requests a hassle for Super Bowl playersPlayers on the 49ers and Ravens are finding out one of the down sides of playing in the Super Bowl this week: Your friends and relatives assume you have free tickets to give them. In reality, players in the Super Bowl get two free tickets and the opport…Upvote Share Tweet
Super Bowl showdowns: Ravens need team effort from their secondary to quiet Michael CrabtreeEach day this week, Baltimore Sun reporter and blogger Matt Vensel will break down a key matchup from Sunday’s Super Bowl. Today, he looks at how the Ravens might handle 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree.Upvote Share TweetNEW ORLEANS -- Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher is a foundation of an offense that led the way in the franchise's first trip to the Super Bowl since the end of the 2000 season, but that's not his claim to fame, of course. Oher is the subje…Upvote Share Tweet
Absence of failed drug tests doesn’t exonerate Ray Lewis from IGF-1 useThe obvious response to the allegation that Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis used a deer-antler extract containing the banned substance IGF-1 is that Ray Lewis has never failed a drug test. “Every test I’ve ever took in the NFL? There’s never been a quUpvote Share Tweet
NFL32OT: Alex Smith's Future Still BrightJan 30Episode 259: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss Alex Smith's future. Eric Mangini breaks down how the Ravens can defend against Colin Kaepernick. The NFL32 crew discuss who they would like on their team; Aldon Smith or J.J. Watt.
Reiss' P.A.T.Jan 30In this week's edition of P.A.T., Mike Reiss is joined by Field Yates and Mike Rodak as they look ahead to the futures of Aqib Talib and Wes Welker with the Patriots.
How to defend the optionJan 30Heath Evans explains how the Baltimore Ravens will be able to stop the run-option offense against the San Francisco 49ers.
Terrell Suggs behind the scenesJan 30Experience the week leading up to the Super Bowl with Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs. For more, go to BaltimoreRavens.com.
Super Bowl XLVII -- Ravens, 49ers power their way to the Super BowlJan 30Fans of old-school football should rejoice about the Ravens-49ers matchup. It should be power football at its finest.
Sources -- Memphis Grizzlies agree in principle to trade Rudy Gay to Toron…Jan 30The Memphis Grizzlies and Toronto Raptors have agreed in principle on a trade that will send leading scorer Rudy Gay to the Raptors, according to sources with knowledge of the deal.
Don Banks: Homegrown or imported, 49ers are loaded with blue-chip talentJan 30NEW ORLEANS -- The Cain and Abel coaching subplot in this year's Super Bowl is undeniably the most irresistible in NFL history, but it's still the playing talent that decides championships in football, and that's where the San Francisco 49ers have almos…