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Suspects in Taylor's Killing to Be Tried Next Year

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Saturday, August 16, 2008

The trial of four men accused of killing former Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor has been delayed until next year.

A judge yesterday set a new trial date of March 3. It had been set for later this month, which would have been unusually fast for a murder case.

Prosecutors said the suspects shot Taylor in November during a robbery attempt at his Miami area home. Taylor, a Pro Bowl safety, was unexpectedly home because of a knee injury.

One of the men, 20-year-old Venjah Hunte, pleaded guilty in May under a deal that calls for him to serve 29 years in prison.

The remaining four men have pleaded not guilty. They are being held without bail and face possible life in prison if convicted.

· RAVENS: Baltimore is offering fans of Michael Phelps the chance to join with thousands to watch him swim his final race at the Beijing Olympics.

The Baltimore area swimmer -- who has seven gold medals in this year's Olympics -- will be competing for his record eighth gold medal tonight.

His final race is scheduled for 10:58 p.m., and the Ravens will show the race on the stadium's SmartVision scoreboards after their preseason game.

The Ravens play their second preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings at 7:30 tonight.

· PACKERS: Green Bay's proposed $20 million marketing deal for Brett Favre included a merchandise line, autographs, personal appearances and even a blog, according to a report in the Sporting News' online newsletter yesterday.

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