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Stories tagged: football

‘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 …

Emtman Tells It Like He Sees It

Emtman on Colts Miami’s Steve Emtman is predictably ripping his former team, the Colts, who released him: “That was too calculated to be done in good faith. It was not …

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, …

Jaguars Embarrass Afc Pick Miami

NFL preseason Don’t bother reminding the Jacksonville Jaguars it was only an exhibition. They know, but they just want to savor their first victory a while. “This is like winning …

Seahawks Cut Loose Tofflemire Post Falls Native Asks Out After Refusing To Take Pay Slice

The Seattle Seahawks asked center Joe Tofflemire about taking a pay cut. After a night of thinking, the seven-year veteran from Post Falls took the cut instead of the pay. …

Old Pac-10 Foes To Collide In Pro Debuts Erickson And Brooks Recall Games That Were Important

Dennis Erickson of the Seattle Seahawks and Rich Brooks of the St. Louis Rams, old college coaching rivals, make their NFL head coaching debuts against each other this weekend. While …

Seattle Cuts Tofflemire Of Post Falls

Jerome Bettis (36) ended his holdout Friday, although Rams teammate Chris Brantley is unimpressed. Photo by Associated Press

Lucrative Contract Does Little To Alter Parcells’ View Of Bledsoe


Seattle Signs Blackshear, Cuts Ex-Coug Patterson

The Seattle Seahawks signed holdout guard Jeff Blackshear on Thursday, making room for the third-year pro by cutting undrafted free agent and former Washington State star DeWayne Patterson. Terms of …

Usc Receiver Investigated

The Pacific-10 Conference is investigating a loan allegedly made to USC wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson while he was in junior college, trying to determine if it was an attempted inducement …

Nfl Team-By-Team Schedules All Times Pacific

ARIZONA CARDINALS Sept. 3 at Washington, 1 p.m.; Sept. 10 Philadelphia, 5 p.m.; Sept. 17 at Detroit, 10 a.m.; Sept. 24 at Dallas, 1 p.m.; Oct. 1 Kansas City, 1 …

Gator Charged For Battery

University of Florida starting defensive end Johnie Church was charged with battery after his wife complained he “threw” her around their bedroom. Church, a 21-year-old senior from Fort Myers, Fla., …

Proehl A Prize Catch Disgruntled Ex-Card To Help Seahawks’ Air Game Take Off

Sure hands have made veteran wide receiver Ricky Proehl a keeper for the Seattle Seahawks. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review

Cheap Seats


Winslow Catches Folks By Surprise Usually Quiet Former Tight End A Voice That Should Be Heeded

Kellen Winslow finally speaks out. Photo by Associated Press

Disgruntled Defensemen Rejoin Colts

According to Jim Everett, it’s no stretch to say the New Orleans Saints will be better this year. Photo by Associated Press

Emmitt Won’t Give Up The Ball Dallas Tailback Doesn’t Feel As Though He’s Wearing Thin

Emmitt Smith doesn’t mind carrying load for Dallas. Photo by Associated Press

Eagles’ Interest Waning Philadelphia Prepared To Lose Evans After Issuing Final Offer

Robert Brooks is doing his best to fill Sterling Sharpe’s shoes. Photo by Associated Press

No Foul Play Over Sanders’ Move To Giants

When Deion Sanders was traded to the San Francisco Giants, the paranoid fans in Dallas immediately suggested the 49ers had arranged the deal to make it easier for them to …

Score One For Carolina Panthers In Expansion Teams’ Grand Debut

What they lacked in polish, they made up for in sheer drama Saturday as the Carolina Panthers stopped a last-gasp drive at their goal line and held off the Jacksonville …

Putting His Best Arm Forward In Mirer, Erickson Finally Has A Qb Who Seems Tailor-Made For His Offense

1. A smiling Rich Mirer, preparing for his third NFL season, won’t have to stretch this year to fit into Seattle coach Dennis Erickson’s passing attack. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The …

49ers Sign Stokes To Long-Term Deal

Raiders receiver Tim Brown likes what he hears from new coach Mike White. Photo by Associated Press

Sports People

Brendan Shanahan, a star left wing with the St. Louis Blues who broke his ankle during the playoffs, was traded to the Hartford Whalers for top young defenseman Chris Pronger. …

Mcnair Shows Promise Vs. Dallas

Rookie quarterback Steve McNair practices before Wednesday night’s scrimmage. Photo by Associated Press

Cards Hope Krieg Kept Playoff Knack Qb Starts Out As A Starter In His 16th Season In Nfl

Dave Krieg plants his right foot, steps forward and releases the kind of pass you expect an NFL quarterback to throw - tight spiral, no flutter, no more arc than …

Tofflemire Lives Amid The Ghosts


Moon’s Reaction To Assault On Wife Called Inadequate

Media too easy on Moon following attack on Felicia. Photo by Associated Press

Emtman To Ride Dolphins Signing Bonus Lures Ex-Husky As Seahawks, 49ers Come Up Short


Floyd Ready To Shoulder Load For 49ers With Watters Gone

William FLoyd is a bit leaner and hungrier this season. Photo by Associated Press

Cowboys Turning To Williams

If Kevin Williams were a little taller, no one would be wondering if he could replace departed free agent Alvin Harper at receiver in Dallas. At least that’s what coach …