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Cougars Enroll Five Football Prospects

Washington State coach Mike Price, looking to shore up a nationally ranked defense that is losing nine senior starters, Thursday signed two juniorcollege defensive players. Shad Hinchen, a 6-foot, 175-pound …


Rumor Mill Report: Bowden The Latest To Turn Down Miami

Terry Bowden became the most prominent coach to rebuff the Miami Hurricanes, quickly quashing speculation Thursday he might be interested in the vacant job. The Auburn coach denied a published …


Waiting In The Wings

While Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen waits for Mike Shanahan to become available, candidates are lining up in hopes of becoming the San Francisco 49ers’ next offensive coordinator. If Shanahan …


Rams Update

The NFL has set a special meeting for Feb. 16 in Dallas to discuss the Los Angeles Rams’ move to St. Louis. Commissioner Paul Tagliabue will review “all aspects” of …


Martin, Edmunds Among Six Hawks Left For New Teams

Kelvin Martin, who caught 113 passes in the past two seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, was among six players the team has offered for the Feb. 15 expansion draft, the …


Howard Attractive In Expansion Draft

Either the Carolina Panthers or Jacksonville Jaguars will have a chance to get the fourth overall pick in the 1992 NFL draft - Heisman Trophy winner Desmond Howard. Howard was …


In New-Age Nfl, Best-Paid Passers Play On Sunday

Care to test your aptitude as a handler of personnel in the NFL? You’ve got three quarterbacks. Quarterback 1 has experience as a starter in the NFL and compiles a …


Sports People

Mike Frier, the Seahawks tackle paralyzed from the waist down in a Dec. 1 car wreck, was transferred to a Seattle hospital for rehabilitation… . Mariners pitching prospect …


Bookies Begging For Bowl Bettors To Fork Over Bucks

Knock, knock. Who’s there?


Struck By A Train, Athlete Loses Foot

Illinois State quarterback Michael Metzger’s right foot was amputated Monday after he was struck by a freight train. Metzger, 19, an Indiana all-stater from Indianapolis, who played in only one …


Erickson Eager To Sate Seattle Fans’ Appetite Even With Victory-Starved Seahawks, Pressure Should Be Less Than In Miami

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Super Bowl Could Be Super Bore After 49ers-Cowboys, Who’s Going To Pay Attention To The Chargers?

Steve Young and the 49ers will really be on top of the world if they beat San Diego as expected, in the Super Bowl. Photo by Associated Press


Seattle May Put Martin On The ‘List’

Seattle may have finished with the NFL’s third-worst passing offense, but to reverse a three-year passing slide, the Seahawks might have to give a little before they can receive. Wide …


Switzer Barry’s The Cowboys Popping Off At The Mouth Doesn’t Help In Crunch Time

Barry Switzer’s antics proved costly against the 49ers when he was penalized for bumping an official in the fourth quarter. Photo by Associated Press


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’ 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 …


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 …


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


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 …


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 …


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, …


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 …


Westbrook Provides West Victory

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