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Miami’s Lawyers Cry Foul

Former Miami quarterback Bryan Fortay and his father, Peter, secretly taperecorded 16 conversations with Dennis Erickson and two other coaches, university lawyers alleged. The conversations are part of Fortay’s $10 …


Confidence Becomes Erickson, And It Will Rub Off On Seahawks

Thirteen years ago, Dennis Erickson stormed onto the University of Idaho campus - amid a cloud of confidence and high expectations - for his first head coaching job. “It sounds …


Rams Deal Near

FANS Inc., the group trying to bring the Los Angeles Rams to St. Louis, says it will hold a news conference Tuesday to announce that a deal has been struck, …


Erickson Will Take Most Of Miami Staff With Him To Seattle

New Seahawks head coach Dennis Erickson will take with him to Seattle most of his University of Miami staff, The Miami Herald reported today. Following Erickson will be Greg McMackin, …


Smith Is Confident He’ll Play Against The 49ers On Sunday

The owner of the NFL’s most famous left hamstring predicted Tuesday he will play in Sunday’s NFC title game at San Francisco. “I will be out there. I think I …


Afc Final Foes Have Taken On A Mirror Image

“Up there,” Bobby Ross mused, “I’m sure they look at us as the warm-weather boys.” Right you are, Coach. Once Pittsburgh sobered up last Sunday, it muttered through three quarters …


Styles Leaves Bucke

Linebacker Lorenzo Styles, the third Ohio State player in the last week to pass up his senior season, announced he would make himself available for the NFL draft. Styles, a …


Chargers-Dolphins Saved Weekend

TV sports Once again, the AFC rescued the weekend. Now, if somebody could just rescue the AFC. The Miami Dolphins and San Diego Chargers gave TV viewers some excitement Sunday …


Knox’s Gold Taken From Fort; Rams Look For Coach

Chuck Knox, who failed to revitalize the Los Angeles Rams in his second tour of duty as their head coach, was fired Monday with one year remaining on his contract, …


Hawks Owner Likes Erickson

Seattle Seahawks majority owner Ken Behring, speaking publicly for the first time since he fired coach Tom Flores last month, said he likes Dennis Erickson a lot but hasn’t offered …


Smith Says Injured Leg Just ‘So-So’ Cowboys’ Star Runner To Work Around Clock To Get Ready

The Emmitt Smith Watch is on. The Dallas Cowboys have lost three games in the last two years without Smith, but none was as important as Sunday’s NFC championship game …


In Just 13 Seconds, Seay Becomes Hero

Mark Seay may not have been a household name to San Diego fans at the start of the season, but he sure is now. In a span of 13 seconds, …


Officially, It Was Another Tough Day For Nfl’s Referees

NFL officiating came under criticism all season. So it was no surprise that the refs took center stage in San Diego’s 22-21 victory over Miami in an AFC playoff Sunday. …


Chargers Escape With Upper Hand Miami’s Misfire Lifts San Diego

San Diego’s Natrone Means, who rushed for a career-high 139 yards, gets a kick out of the Chargers’ AFC title hopes. Photo by Associated Press


Hawks, Erickson Near Deal Financial Negotiations Set To Begin With Miami Coach

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Emmitt-Less Cowboys Steamroll Green Bay Super Bowl Champs Dominate 35-9, But Lose Smith To Hamstring Injury

In the absence of Emmitt Smith, Blair Thomas takes the high road for a first down. Photo by Associated Press


May Be Unfair To Call Him Interceptaverde

Some of the Pittsburgh media had referred to him during the week as Vinny Interceptaverde. And a group of Steelers’ fans Saturday behind the Browns’ bench at Three Rivers Stadium …


Seau Looking For Ko Linebacker, Chargers Vengeful Heading Into Miami Rematch

Junior Seau made 155 tackles for San Diego, which won the AFC West. Photo by Associated Press


Big Question: Are Boys Back? Aikman-To-Irvin Combination Could Be Key Against Packers

The ball arrived crisply, accurately and on time into Michael Irvin’s hands. Irvin returned to the nine-on-nine practice drill and sought out Troy Aikman. “Man, Troy, keep throwing like that!” …


Dawg-Gone! Steelers Romp Pittsburgh Sweeps Browns, Reaches Afc Title Game

1. Steelers’ John L. Williams scores on 28-yard run. Photo by Associated Press 2. For Bill Cowher and the Steelers, the climb continues. Photo by Associated Press


Keeping Shanahan May Prove Costly

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Dissecting Jets’ Hiring Of Kotite

Five years ago, Leon Hess decided to ditch the Jets’ decision-bycommittee setup and hire a GM. They’ve come full circle with Dick Steinberg’s health problems prompting a return to the …


Erickson: Hawks Sole Nfl Interest

Seattle Seahawks owners and Miami coach Dennis Erickson are going to talk, perhaps as early as today, about the team’s vacant coaching job. Erickson says the Seattle job is the …


Meeting Great Expectations Young Takes Long, Bumpy Road To Top

1. From following Joe Montana to choosing a home, 49ers quarterback Steve Young (left) has a way of turning tough situations in his favor. Young and Jerry Rice (80) face …


Remember Rypien? Cleveland Fans Should

Without Rypien’s help, the Browns’ hopes may have been grounded. Photo by Associated Press


Kotite Grabs Nfl Brass Ring Again Ex-Eagles Coach Back With Jets As Carroll Fired After Just One Year

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Kelly Will Have Surgery

Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly will undergo surgery on his injured knee after all. Kelly will have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Wednesday to repair his lateral collateral ligament …


Noted Nfl Coach Dies

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Erickson Sues Employers

Coach Dennis Erickson has filed a lawsuit against the University of Miami, asking the school to pay for his legal fees from the Bryan Fortay case. The fees stem from …


San Diego Looks To Stan As The Man Against Miami

Chargers feel quarterback Stan Humphries gives them the punch to get past Miami in playoffs. Photo by Associated Press