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

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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 …


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, …


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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 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 …


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. …


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? …


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, …


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 …


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, …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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, 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


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


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. …


Keeping Shanahan May Prove Costly

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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 …


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 …