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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Arthur Jones
Cars rumble past on a busy street just outside. A radio tuned to a jazz station plays a bit too loudly. But those distractions fade away when 80-year-old Ed Battle shares a song he learned from his grandmother when he was a boy.
With defensive ends Stephen Bowen and Adam Carriker coming off injuries and facing an uncertain future, should the Redskins seek to upgrade the defensive line?
Cornerbacks Champ Bailey and Quentin Jammer are among Denver's inactives for the Broncos' opener against Baltimore on Thursday night.
Power at the Superdome suddenly, oddly went out, putting the nation's biggest sporting event on hold for more than a half-hour Sunday and interrupting a back-and-forth Super Bowl in which Joe Flacco's three touchdown passes and Jacoby Jones' 108-yard kickoff return gave the Baltimore Ravens a 22-point lead over the San Francisco 49ers that dwindled to 34-29 late in the fourth quarter.
Baltimore Ravens defensive end Arthur Jones is among those NFL players who want the league and the union to finally agree on a way to do blood testing for human growth hormone.
Scenes and observations from the NFL's annual Super Bowl media day _ interviews with players and team personnel from the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers on the field at the Superdome:
Ravens safety Ed Reed isn't planning on joining teammate Ray Lewis in retirement after the Super Bowl.
Ray Lewis sure doesn't look like an aging linebacker on the brink of retirement. With 30 tackles in his last two games, the Baltimore Ravens defensive leader appears as if he could play at a high level for several more years.
Chuck Pagano is a man still loved and revered in Baltimore's locker room. Pagano was the Ravens' defensive backs coach from 2008-2010 before assuming defensive coordinator duties in 2011.
"We see rap and hip-hop and spoken word as an extension of what started with the spirituals," Jones said.
In "Wade in the Water," a book Jones wrote on the music, he juxtaposes songs like "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" with historical accounts by former slaves of watching anguished mothers beg slave traders not to separate them from their children.