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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, …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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

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


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

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!” …

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 …

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

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

Keeping Shanahan May Prove Costly


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 …

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 …

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 …

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


Sports People

Former pitcher Harry Gumbert, who played for four National League teams in a 15-year big-league career, died in Wimberley, Texas, at age 85… . Ex-Chicago Cubs reliever Don …

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

Noted Nfl Coach Dies


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 …

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 …

Dolphins Must Stop Means

The last time the Miami Dolphins saw Natrone Means, the San Diego running back was striding into their end zone. Repeatedly. That was just over a year ago, when Means, …

Seahawks Get Ok To Talk To Erickson Hurricanes Coach, Tillman Only Interviews Scheduled By Seattle

A great interview could produce the next coach of the Seattle Seahawks. Rusty Tillman and Dennis Erickson will have the first chances to wow Seahawks ownership into a quick contract. …

Young Caps Big Year With 2nd Mvp Award


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