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49er Fan Mines Gold With Wild Wager

A gambler is $300,000 richer after betting $2.4 million on the San Francisco 49ers to win the Super Bowl on Sunday, more than double the record sports wager in the …

Niners’ Rice Sets Himself Apart Hurt Shoulder, Cold Come Closer To Stopping Star Than Chargers

Jerry Rice helps San Francisco steer clear of any prospects San Diego may have had for an upset. Rice finished with 10 catches for 149 yards and three touchdowns. Photo …

Seau Says He’s First To Blame For Chargers’ Invisible Effort

The spirit of San Diego’s defense took a quick trip south - and stayed there. Photo by Associated Press

Finally, Young Takes His Place Next To Montana

The game itself was another competitive bust, as it invariably is, so once again the Super Bowl found itself desperate for someone to redeem it, someone to make it worth …

Cheap Seats


By The Numbers

0-Teams named Buffalo Bills 1-Super Bowl appearance by Chargers 2-Blimps with cameras 3:17-p.m., PST, kickoff 4-49ers with title rings from other teams

Trivia Quiz

I - What was the name of the first “Super Bowl”? (5 points) II - Who has the longest run from scrimmage in Super Bowl history? (5 points) a) Marcus …

San Diego Needs Switzer For Upset

Does Jerry Rice need to be center of attention? Photo by Associated Press

Sports People

The Houston Oilers named nine-year Seattle Seahawks assistant Russ Purnell as their special teams coach. … James Forrest, leading scorer and rebounder on No. 21 Georgia Tech’s men’s basketball team, …

Schlichter Sentenced

Art Schlichter’s compulsion to gamble cost him a promising career in the NFL. Now it has cost him his freedom. The former Ohio State and Indianapolis Colts quarterback was sentenced …

Amazing Bus Ride For Niner Wild And Wooly Days In Usfl Prepared Young For Anything

In one of the early games of his pro career, he rode a bus through the Los Angeles suburbs - fully decked out in football gear and uniform across miles …

Couple Of Castoffs Hold On Stan And Stan Savor Success And Friendship

1. Stan Humphries, right, and Stan Brock maintain a tight bond on, and off, the field. Photo by Associated Press 2. Brock 3. Tired of the players? Photographers get their …

Coach Joins Erickson

Greg McMakin, defensive coordinator at the University of Miami last season, will join the Seattle Seahawks’ coaching staff in the same position. In addition, new head coach Dennis Erickson retained …

An Evening With Hyperbole Kings

Midway through the third quarter of ABC’s Super Bowl XXZZZzzz telecast… Al Michaels: And with that recovered fumble in the end zone by Deion Sanders, San Francisco increases its lead …

Money Talks, And Vendors Listen

Business for vendors hawking merchandise for Sunday’s NFL championship game, to state it mildly, is booming. An inexpensive Super Bowl hotel room will set you back well over $100 per …

Shanahan’s Shenanigans

If he is offered a head-coaching job, Mike Shanahan says he wants control - to hire all of his assistants and to have major input on all personnel matters. Shanahan, …

Afc: Another Fat Chance Many Theories, Including Madden’s: Parity Vs. Excellence Equals Blowouts

If Jerry Rice and the 49ers beat San Diego, the NFC’s Super Bowl streak will turn 11. Photo by Associated Press

Arnsparger Knows Of Super Odds Expect Challenge Will Bring Out The Best In Chargers’ Defensive Guru

Arnsparger looks forward to Super Bowl. Photo by Associated Press

Tillman Is Upright As Bucs’ Coordinator

Rusty Tillman has landed on his feet. Swept aside when the Seattle Seahawks cleaned house and quickly dismissed when new head coach Dennis Erickson assembled his staff, Tillman has been …

Oops, What Rice Says Opens Ears

Will success in the Super Bowl on Sunday bring an end to Jerry Rice’s stellar career? Photo by Associated Press

Another Gowdy At The Super Bowl

The Super Bowl has now been passed from one Gowdy to another. Curt Gowdy Sr. called eight Super Bowls, including the first, in 1967. Curt Jr., an 18-year veteran of …

Capers Is In - Finally

Dom Capers brought his defensive expertise to the Carolina Panthers, but he said stopping opponents won’t be his only target as he becomes the NFL expansion team’s first coach. “It’s …

View From Above If The 49ers Are A Dynasty, Do They Compare With The Best?

1. The San Francisco 49ers of the 1980s rode the offensive wave of Joe Montana’s talents… Photo by Associated Press 2. …while their stars of ‘94-95 include, Steve Young, Deion …

Defense Has Its Way In Senior Bowl Star Quarterbacks, Including Steve Mcnair, Take Back Seat As South Wins 14-7

WSU’s Senior Bowl reps Mark Fields (29) and Don Sasa (94) do their part to stop Sherman Williams of Alabama. Photo by Associated Press

Former Bronco Qb Dies

Former Denver Broncos quarterback Norris Weese died Friday after a lengthy fight against bone cancer. He was 43. Weese, who played for Denver from 1976 to 1979, was a backup …

One Win To Freedom Young Needs Victory To Kill Ghost Of Montana

Young drops back. He’s looking…looking…for a cure to Joe-envy. Photo by Associated Press

‘Yep, This Is Ed; Hold Them Tickets’


Waiting In The Wings

While Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen waits for Mike Shanahan to become available, candidates are lining up in hopes of becoming the San Francisco 49ers’ next offensive coordinator. If Shanahan …

Cougars Enroll Five Football Prospects

Washington State coach Mike Price, looking to shore up a nationally ranked defense that is losing nine senior starters, Thursday signed two juniorcollege defensive players. Shad Hinchen, a 6-foot, 175-pound …

Rypien, Howard On Nfl Draft List