The U.S. Football League filed another suit against the National Football League, for $90 million, alleging a conspiracy with local officials in Oakland to try to destroy the USFL's Invaders and bring back the NFL's Raiders from Los Angeles.
The suit in San Francisco's U.S. District Court said owners of 27 NFL teams -- all but the Raiders -- have conspired to belittle the Invaders, discourage their fan support and reduce their media coverage. The USFL further alleged Oakland Mayor Lionel Wilson had prevented other officials from helping the Invaders . . .
The Baltimore Stars have signed two starters from their 1985 USFL championship team, including linebacker Sam Mills, but lost two more players to the National Football League.
The Stars signed Mills -- who had hoped for an NFL offer, but noticed "they weren't knocking down any doors" -- and tight end Ken Dunek. Defensive end Don Fielder signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, cornerback Garcia Lane with the Kansas City Chiefs . . .
Chicago Bears' first-round draft choice William Perry said he isn't bothered by the harsh criticism of him by defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan, figuring it just a motivational ploy.
"Coaches are going to be coaches," said Perry, who held out until this week and gives his current weight as 320 pounds. "They're trying to get me motivated. I don't need no motivation." . . .
Miami Dolphins owner Joe Robbie met with the agent for holdout quarterback Dan Marino and termed contract renegotiation talks "cordial and constructive," but said Marino is no closer to coming back to camp.