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Ravens Super Bowl practice report

Ravens Super Bowl practice report

CNNSI.com Updated Jan 30, 2013
NEW ORLEANS (AP) Baltimore Ravens starters Dannell Ellerbe and Dennis Pitta practiced Wednesday in heavy winds at Tulane University, looking sharp despite nagging injuries.
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  • NFC South evening update

    NFC South evening update

    NEW ORLEANS -- Let's take a run through the day's headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS With Joe Flacco in the Super Bowl, you knew this question was going to come up. Did the Falcons make the right decision in drafting Matt Ryan over Flac…
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  • PFT on NBC Sports Network: Mike Smith, Hines Ward

    PFT on NBC Sports Network: Mike Smith, Hines Ward

    profootballtalk.com Jan 30, 2013
    Falcons coach Mike Smith is in New Orleans this week, but not for the reason he’d like. He wanted to be coaching one of the teams in the Super Bowl instead of visiting the Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network crew on the Wednesday before the game. We
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  • Steve Gleason providing inspiration

    Steve Gleason providing inspiration

    ESPN.com Jan 30, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- They’re having a Super Bowl here Sunday, but the best show of the week came Wednesday afternoon. Adults cried tears of sorrow and joy, reporters violated the time-honored tradition of not clapping at news conferences and a clear winner em
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  • Ron Rivera: Shula hire was to ensure continuity

    Ron Rivera: Shula hire was to ensure continuity

    profootballtalk.com Jan 30, 2013
    When the Panthers replaced offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski with quarterbacks coach Mike Shula, the obvious message was that the team wanted stability on offense. Coach Ron Rivera made it official. Rivera said that the play of quarterback Cam Newton…
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  • Tony Oden is the new Buccaneers defensive backs coach

    Tony Oden is the new Buccaneers defensive backs coach

    profootballtalk.com Jan 30, 2013
    The Buccaneers had the league’s worst pass defense in 2012, which is probably why they didn’t put up much of a fight when defensive backs coach Ron Cooper wanted to take a job at the University of South Florida. It did leave them with an opening on th
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  • Niners' offensive success due to line play

    Niners' offensive success due to line play

    CNNSI.com Jan 30, 2013
    NEW 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…
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  • Brett Favre to join NFL Network for Super Bowl

    Brett Favre to join NFL Network for Super Bowl

    profootballtalk.com Jan 30, 2013
    Brett Favre is coming back. To television. The Associated Press reports that Favre will be part of the NFL Network team providing 10-plus hours of coverage from New Orleans on Super Bowl Sunday. We haven’t heard much from Favre since the Saints bounty a
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  • Dollars and sense with Drew Brees

    Dollars and sense with Drew Brees

    ESPN.com Jan 30, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS — When Drew Brees signed his $100 million contract last summer, he became the highest-paid player in NFL history. That’s why he could chuckle a bit when he reflected on how his financial picture wasn’t always so rosy. Speaking to a group
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  • Ahmad Brooks has Grade 1 shoulder sprain

    Ahmad Brooks has Grade 1 shoulder sprain

    profootballtalk.com Jan 30, 2013
    Near the end of the 49ers’ 28-24 NFC Championship Game win against the Falcons, 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks hit Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and left Ryan with a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder. Brooks can empathize with Ryan’s plight since
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  • Super Bowl XLVII: Wednesday morning links

    Super Bowl XLVII: Wednesday morning links

    yahoo.com Jan 30, 2013
    With 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…
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  • Falcons to L.A. a very long shot

    Falcons to L.A. a very long shot

    ESPN.com Jan 30, 2013
    There’s a sudden stream of speculation that the Atlanta Falcons could be moving to Los Angeles. I’m not buying it. Maybe you never say never, but I see this one as an extreme long shot. I see it simply as another step in the negotiating process to get
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  • Video - Brees Happy To Have Payton Back 06:17

    Brees Happy To Have Payton Back

    Jan 30
    Drew Brees talks to Hannah Storm about New Orleans' playing host to another Super Bowl and the reinstatement of his coach, Sean Payton.
  • Video - New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees thinking long term on player safety 03:14

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees thinking long term on player safety

    Jan 30
    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees discusses the importance of player safety and gives his thoughts on former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.
  • Video - New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees thinking long term on player safety 03:14

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees thinking long term on player safety

    Jan 30
    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees discusses the importance of player safety and gives his thoughts on former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.
  • Video - Baking beignets at Cafe Du Monde 04:52

    Baking beignets at Cafe Du Monde

    Jan 30
    Michelle Beisner and New Orleans Saints safety Roman Harper took to the historic Cafe Du Monde to learn how to make one of New Orleans' staple dishes, beignets.

Sports Columnists

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    Jan 30
    Fans of old-school football should rejoice about the Ravens-49ers matchup. It should be power football at its finest.
  • Don Banks: Homegrown or imported, 49ers are loaded with blue-chip talent

    Jan 30
    NEW 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…
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    Jan 30
    Baltimore Ravens star Ray Lewis is far too big of a brand to be damaged by performance-enhancing drug accusations.
  • Jim Trotter: Behind 49ers' offense, a creative genius who's always thinkin…

    Jan 30
    NEW ORLEANS -- When 49ers players and coaches are asked about the ingenuity of offensive coordinator Greg Roman's game plans, the response is always the same. There is a smile, a chuckle or a roll of the eyes, then a virtual shrug of the shoulders that …