Linebacker Malcolm Smith named Super Bowl MVP

...offense, forcing four turnovers and holding the Broncos scoreless until the last play of the third quarter.Smith joined Ray Lewis, of Baltimore in 2001, and Chuck Howley, of Dallas in 1971 as the only linebackers to be picked as the top player in...

Champ Bailey 'ready to go' for Broncos, not thinking retirement

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Champ Bailey isn't going to pull a Ray Lewis and inspire his team down the stretch by declaring this is his last hurrah.Asked if retirement was on his mind after enduring...

Redskins linebacker London Fletcher to retire after 16 seasons

...the National Football League from a players' standpoint," Fletcher said. "Obviously everybody wants to go out like Ray Lewis with the Super Bowl parade ... but it wasn't in the cards for me."Fletcher left a tiny opening that he could return...

Peyton Manning has another masterpiece

...Fastbreak football at altitude proved too much for a refurbished Ravens defense that's without emotional leaders Ed Reed and Ray Lewis."We felt like we had to keep scoring because Baltimore can score at any time," said Manning, who watched Joe Flacco's...

Broncos out to bounce back in opener vs. Ravens

...making us play on the road maybe earlier than we wanted to."For the first time in the Ravens' 18-year existence, Ray Lewis isn't manning middle linebacker. Daryl Smith, who signed in June, is the veteran replacement.Smith was part of...

NFL Draft was low on stars, high on intrigue

Minnesota went all in with three first-round picks.Super Bowl champion Baltimore went for replacements for Ray Lewis and Ed Reed.The New York Jets added to their quarterback uncertainty by taking Geno Smith in the second round.Teams...

PGA Tour drops doping case against Vijay Singh

...later.Deer antler spray was also in the news before the Super Bowl, with a report connecting Baltimore Ravens star Ray Lewis to the product.The tour contacted WADA to confirm technical points when the agency clarified its position. WADA provided...

Chuck Pagano touched by winning award

...Pagano before taking his traditional celebratory bow.Many of Pagano's coaching friends and old players, including Ray Lewis and Ed Reed, hugged him before and after the playoff game.

Ravens defense measuring progress on week-to-week basis

...last season's playoffs are gone. The list includes Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, Bernard Pollard, Cary Williams and Paul...positive side, Daryl Smith did a pretty good imitation of Ray Lewis at middle linebacker, notching a team-high five tackles...

Lewis name not a burden to son of ex-Ravens star

...GABLES, Fla. - For Miami freshman Ray Lewis III, there is no escaping his father's...doesn't mind that reality, either.Ray Lewis' name and image are on the fence that...time than ever to see him play.Ray Lewis was around at times during the summer...