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Stories tagged: football

After More Injuries, Turf Again Center Of Debate

The turf was so bad at the Astrodome, Saturday’s Oilers-Chargers game was canceled. Photo by Associated Press

Injuries Complicate Offensive Line

Survival has been the code of the Seattle Seahawks’ offensive line throughout training camp. Blockers just want to survive until the regular season. Seahawks tackle Rich Baldinger couldn’t survive pregame …

Hawks, Saints Share Concerns On Defense Injuries, Depth Among Doubts As Teams Gear For Today’s Game

The Seattle Seahawks hit the Superdome today hurting. Injuries to their secondary are causing the pain. The New Orleans Saints have their own affliction. Coach Jim Mora is sick of …

Rug Pulled From Under Oilers Fans

Outraged Oilers fans demand refund after game against San Diego was cancelled. Photo by Associated Press

Quarterback Controversy In Cleveland?

Weary veteran Vinny Testaverde: There is no quarterback controversy in Cleveland. Amazing rookie Eric Zeier: There is no quarterback controversy in Cleveland. Crusty owner Art Modell: There is no quarterback …

Washington State Cougars

Starters and backups Offense QB 12 Chad Davis 6-2 200 Jr. 16 Ryan Leaf 6-6 228 Fr.

Coach: Johnson Probe Near End

USC coach John Robinson believes a resolution is near in the investigation into a loan allegedly made to Trojans receiver Keyshawn Johnson by a sports attorney in the spring of …

Carter, Nfl’s Top Pick, Lost For Year With Injury


Hodson, Nussmeier In New Orleans Battle Quarterbacks Have Chance To Shine Sunday Against Hawks

This time last year Tommy Hodson was a lobbyist at the Louisiana state capital. Someday he’d like to be a politician. Right now he’d like to be elected to the …

Stokes Latest 49er Injured Floyd Sprained Knee On Wednesday; Sapolu Blames Team’s Busy Schedule

San Francisco receiver J.J. Stokes could miss as long as six weeks with a broken hand. Photo by Associated Press

Dolphins Safety Tackles Reporter For No Gain

Miami Dolphins safety Gene Atkins, angered by a recent newspaper column, body-slammed the reporter who wrote the article and later grabbed him by the throat in the locker room Wednesday. …

Price Surprises Cougars With Early Scrimmage

Running back Derek Sparks finds running room during first day of practice last weekend. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review

Westbrook Comes To Terms

Redskins’ Michael Westbrook, right, takes in first practice. Photo by Associated Press

Raiders’ Return Revives One Writer’s Nightmares

Maybe it was the bridal shop photo. Or the official contract signing photo. Something made the Raiders nightmares return. That ghastly pirate with the eye patch and sabers. The landscape …

Huard Not Eager To Share Duties As Husky Qb

Entering his fifth season at Washington and third as the starting quarterback, Damon Huard is becoming a little jealous of his playing time. He wants to call the whole job …

All-Pro Tackle Williams Returns To Cowboys

Dallas offensive tackle Erik Williams rides back into camp Monday in Austin, Texas. Photo by Associated Press

Receiving Positions Up For Grabs Oregon Grad Makes A Determined Bid For A Place On Final Seahawks Roster

Seattle’s Rick Mirer couldn’t keep Indianapolis from grasping a victory in Saturday’s preseason game. Photo by Associated Press

Seahawks Fall 20-17 To Colts

Jim Harbaugh passed 4 yards to rookie Marvin Marshall for a touchdown with 45 seconds left to give the Indianapolis Colts a 20-17 preseason victory over the Seahawks on Saturday …

Sharp-Tongued Favre Offers Sterling Criticism

Don’t tell quarterback Brett Favre of the Green Bay Packers that the team is supposed to be missing wide receiver Sterling Sharpe, who is sitting out the season with a …

Falcons Rough Up Dolphins, 37-0

Exhibition While Dan Marino did not complete a pass in 1-1/2 quarters, Jeff George threw for a touchdown and set up a field goal as the Atlanta Falcons routed the …

Coke Fights Back, Takes Fizz From Pepsi Deal

Coca-Cola fought back at Pepsi’s deal with the Dallas Cowboys by signing Troy Aikman on Friday to a multi-year promotion deal that will remind people which is the team’s “official …

Cowboys Take Gamble On Free Safety

A quick study of the Dallas Cowboys’ top-ranked defense shows proven experience back at every position except one: free safety. Gone to the Redskins is James Washington, a bandanna-wearing, sledgehammer-hitting …

Seahawks Toughen Up Stowe, Moss Signed To Give Seattle An Attitude Adjustment On Defense

Tyrone Stowe, a linebacker with nine years’ experience, comes to Seattle after making 157 takcles for the Redskins last year. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review

Minor Injury, Major Worry Although Diagnosed Ok, Giants Qb Must Sit Out

Jim McMahon, left, chats with Eric Zeier during his first Browns’ practice. Photo by Associated Press

Smith Has Eye-Opener For Hawks Running Back’s Bright Performance Overshadows Terrible Auto Accident

Chris Warren and his Seattle teammates poked holes in the St. Louis defense in Saturday’s preseason victory. Photo by Associated Press

Miller’s Injury Promises Playing Time For Rypien

Mark Rypien passes his first test with Rams. Photo by Associated Press

‘New’ Seahawks Pass Muster Seattle Thumps St. Louis 34-20 To Inaugurate The Erickson Era

Understanding that the final score of preseason NFL games is entirely irrelevant, the Seattle Seahawks’ 34-20 win over the Los Angel … oops … St. Louis Rams Saturday night pales …

Sports People

At Dallas, Mickey Mantle was stronger after blood transfusions helped him combat anemia. The Hall of Famer is expected to go home Monday… . At San Antonio, Texas, …

Fingers Of Glue

Not only was Barry Sanders the NFL’s most productive running back last season, he was the most dependable. Sanders won his second rushing title for the Detroit Lions with a …

Finding Perfection’s No Snap Renaissance Man Of The Seahawks Tries To Achieve High Standards Both On And Off The Practice Field

1. After Seattle’s regular practice session, 13-year NFL veteran Trey Junkin (right) stays on to work an additional hour on technique with rookie tight end James McKeehan. Photo by Christopher …