Thieves broke into a jewelry company in Attleboro, Mass., over the weekend and stole up to $2 million in gold, gems and other valuables.

The loot included Super Bowl rings made for New York Giants staff members, authorities said. Giants players and coaches received their rings last month.

The thieves disabled the alarm system at E.A. Dion Inc., cut a hole in the roof, and made off with a safe that weighed at least 1,000 pounds.


Wide receiver Plaxico Burress reported to a mandatory minicamp but told coaches he would not practice without a renegotiated contract.


Will Smith signed a six-year deal worth about $70 million. The deal will make Smith the third-highest-paid defensive end in the NFL, behind Kansas City's Jared Allen and Indianapolis' Dwight Freeney.


Jonathan Ogden is expected to announce his retirement today and end his stellar career with the Baltimore Ravens. The left offensive tackle earned 11 Pro Bowl invitations and a Super Bowl ring.


The agent for LeCharles Bentley says the center has asked for and received his release from Cleveland.


Terrell Owens is not happy that what he insists was a simple miscommunication landed him in the NFL's "reasonable cause" testing program after he missed a random test.

"Especially with everything with the steroids and performance-enhancing drugs, for me to be put out there in that light, I think it's just a negative connotation for me," Owens said during the fourth week of the team's voluntary off-season workouts.

League officials apparently were unable to contact Owens about the drug test because of inaccurate telephone numbers.


John Rauch, a Delaware County native who starred at Georgia and later coached the Oakland Raiders to a berth in the second Super Bowl, died Tuesday at his home in Oldsmar, Fla. He was 80.

Mr. Rauch was a three-sport star at Yeadon High School, then quarterbacked Georgia to four straight bowl victories from 1945 to '48. He left as college football's all-time passing leader with 4,044 yards.

Mr. Rauch played briefly for the Eagles in 1951, his final season in the NFL, and was an assistant coach for the team in 1971 and 1972.