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Any Questions? Niners Dethrone Dallas

For the first time in three seasons, Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman learns how it feels when losers walk out of the NFC title game. Photo by Associated Press


Chargers’ Seau Says ‘Ow,’ Then Returns To Dominate Steelers

The pinched nerve in his neck that causes his left arm to go numb flared up when he made a tackle just before halftime. But nothing was going to keep …


Opening Super Bowl Line Gives Chargers Little Hope

Oddsmakers anticipating a Super Bowl mismatch made the San Francisco 49ers a 17-point favorite Sunday over San Diego, the biggest opening margin in Super Bowl history. The spread didn’t deter …


St. Louis Rams?

Los Angeles Rams president John Shaw arrived in St. Louis to complete a deal to move the franchise. A Rams source in St. Louis said team owner Georgia Frontiere was …


Young Finally Finds A Home With A Victory Over Cowboys, Quarterback Makes Name For Himself In San Francisco

Steve Young hopes he’s answered all the critics. Photo by Associated Press


Chargers Drop Curtain On Steelers Another Second-Half Comeback By San Diego Leaves An Awful Film In Pittsburgh’s Mouths

1. Tony Martin’s game-winning touchdown sparks a celebration with Mark Seay, left. Photo by Associated Press 2. Ernie Mills and the Pittsburgh Steelers saw more than enough of linebacker Junior …


Steelers Remain Close To Heart Of The Emperor

He watches from a distance, pleased with what he sees but tactfully detached so as not to distract his successor. His advice is neither sought nor offered. Fifteen years after …


Secret’s Safe With Aikman

Aikman hates the radio helmet. But he did it because of possible signal stealing. “Things got suspicious when we played Cleveland,” Aikman said. “They seem to know when we were …


Injuries Aside, Aikman At Best When Postseason Rolls Around For Cowboys

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New-Look Niners Play Old Tune Policy’s Free-Agency Buyout Gives S.F. Shot At ‘The Extra Step’

1. Troy Aikman got extra help this season. Photo by Associated Press 2. Emmitt Smith, whose ailing hamstring may leave him out of step today, couldn’t elude former teammate Ken …


This Game Has Familiar Look But Style Of Chargers, Steelers Usually Saved For Nfc Powers

It has the look and feel of an NFC championship game: Conservative offenses built around running games, staunch physical defenses looking to tear your head off. So what are the …


Westbrook Provides West Victory

East coach Dennis Erickson was denied a victory in his final collegiate assignment. Photo by Associated Press


Sold To The Highest Bidwill

Bill Bidwill sure has a lot of nerve. Fresh off a thrilling 8-8 season that featured no playoff game and a lot of unfulfilled blustering from the Bud Man, the …


Police Interview Seahawks’ Frier

Kirkland police have interviewed the Seattle Seahawks’ Mike Frier in his hospital bed for the first time since a car accident left him paralyzed. But the investigation into who was …


Jaguars Hire Ryan’s Target

Kevin Gilbride, the former Oilers assistant best known for being punched by Buddy Ryan on national television, has been hired as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach by the Jacksonville Jaguars.


Rams President Says ‘Let’s Go!’

Los Angeles Rams president John Shaw reportedly plans to recommend to team owner Georgia Frontiere that she accept an offer from St. Louis that includes coverage of losses incurred in …


Blitz You Very Much

It sounds simple, but doing it is much harder. Still, the San Diego Chargers almost certainly must accomplish it to win today’s AFC championship game. Take the blitz out of …


Vermeil Deal Dies In Philly

The on-again, off-again courtship between the Philadelphia Eagles and former coach Dick Vermeil ended because Vermeil’s contract demands were too far out of line, team owner Jeffrey Lurie said. Lurie, …


Miami Outlook Sonny

The Miami Hurricanes’ next coach will emerge from a crowd of candidates. More than a dozen names were discussed during a meeting involving athletic director Paul Dee and the university’s …


Owner Skips Pep Talk

Owner Eddie DeBartolo dropped by the San Francisco 49ers’ locker room Friday to wish the players luck for Sunday’s NFC championship game against Dallas. Did DeBartolo deliver any pep talks? …


No One Has To Come To Cougars’ Defense Anymore

Chad Eaton and DeWayne Patterson discovered that strapping on the gray helmet with the cursive “Cougars” on the side supplies them with more than just protection. “Instant respect,” Eaton said. …


Three M’S Coaches At Clinic Today

Three Seattle Mariners coaches are scheduled to be on hand at Gonzaga University’s Martin Centre today to conduct a free youth clinic from noon to 2 p.m. as part of …


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 …