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CLEVELAND -- Avoiding a negative reaction and potentially ugly scene, the Cleveland Browns will honour a request by Art Modells family and not acknowledge the former owners death before Sundays season opener. nike free in weiss . The Browns had planned an "appropriate recognition" for Modell, who died on Thursday at the age of 87. But Modells son, David, spoke to Browns president Mike Holmgren and asked the team not do anything to recognize the late owner who remains vilified by many Cleveland fans for moving his team to Baltimore after the 1995 season. Browns spokesman Neal Gulkis said the team will grant the familys wish. Any tribute for Modell could have triggered an ugly backlash by some fans in attendance. Modell was never able to return to Cleveland after he chose to move the Browns because he couldnt get city officials to build him a new stadium. Gulkis said Saturday that the Browns had intended to have a short tribute read over the public address system before the Browns hosted the Eagles. Following Modells passing on Thursday, the Browns released a one-sentence statement offering their condolences to the Modell family. The teams original decision to recognize Modells death had brought strong reaction from some Browns fans. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the league asked all its teams to honour Modell with either a moment of silence or "other appropriate gesture" at this weeks games. The gregarious Modell, who owned the Browns from 1961-95, is credited with helping the leagues growth in the 1960s through television contracts. On Saturday, hundreds of Ravens fans paid their respects to Modell at Baltimores M&T Bank Stadium as his casket, draped with the American Flag, was placed at the 50-yard line. David Modell and his brother, John, greeted fans who came to honour their father. Modells funeral is Tuesday, one day after Ravens open the season against Cincinnati. ... fit-nc-62/ .J. -- The Super Bowl-champion New York Giants have signed tight end Martellus Bennett as a free agent. ... -v2-bv-56/ . Finally, it got so loud Span had no choice but to tip his cap. Jamey Carolls sacrifice fly in the ninth inning scored Alexi Casilla and the Minnesota Twins won their fourth straight, beating the Chicago White Sox 7-6 Monday night.Glendale, AZ (Sports Network) - The Phoenix Coyotes acquired goaltender Marc Cheverie from the Florida Panthers in exchange for center Justin Bernhardt Thursday. Cheverie split time last year with the Cincinnati Cyclones of the East Coast Hockey League and the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League. A seventh-round pick by the Panthers in tthe 2006 entry draft, Cheverie posted a 13-9-5 record with three shutouts and a 3. nike free damen 4.0 . 11 goals against average in 30 games with Cincinnati, and a 2-7-1 record with a 3.91 goals against average in 15 games with Rochester. Bernhardt played in 47 games for the Los Angeles Wranglers of the ECHL last season, recording six goals and 25 points. ' ' '

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