February 2, 2006 |
Super Bowl XL comes with a guarantee: Every football -- all 120 of them -- will be dropped. That is, each will be marked with a drop of synthetic DNA to thwart potential counterfeiters who might be tempted to sell phony "game-used" Super Bowl footballs, which can be worth thousands of dollars. Exposed to a specific laser frequency, the DNA glows to a bright green.
July 5, 1994 |
Outfielder Landreaux made his debut with the Angels in 1977 but was sent to Minnesota two years later in a trade that brought Rod Carew to Anaheim. He was traded to the Dodgers in 1981 and helped them to three divisional titles before retiring in 1987. Landreaux, 39, said he battled alcohol and drug problems after he quit playing. But he got sober a few years ago and is now a family and drug-abuse counselor at Bellwood Health Center in Bellflower.
January 14, 2007 |
SEATTLE (10-7) AT CHICAGO (13-3) Kickoff: 10 a.m. TV: Ch. 11. Line: Chicago by 9. * Seattle update: The Seahawks became the first Super Bowl runner-up since 1997 to win a playoff game the next season. They have not won a playoff game on the road since 1983. Receivers Darrell Jackson and D.J. Hackett were injured last week and might sit out this game. * Chicago update: Last season, the Bears had a first-round playoff bye, then lost to the Carolina Panthers at home in the divisional round.
December 24, 2007 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- When the playoff-bound Tampa Bay Buccaneers decided to get some rest, Shaun Hill and the San Francisco 49ers kept working for another late-season win. Hill passed for 123 yards and three touchdowns to remain unbeaten as an NFL starter, and the Buccaneers' Michael Clayton landed out of bounds with a catch on a two-point conversion attempt with 1:20 left in San Francisco's 21-19 victory over Tampa Bay's reserves.
October 17, 1999
PASSING *--* Player, Team Att Cmp Yds TD DREW BREES, Purdue 57 40 509 5 TIM RATTAY, La. Tech 56 41 406 4 JONATHAN SMITH, Oregon St. 41 23 405 2 PATRICK RAMSEY, Tulane 52 37 396 5 RANDY McCOWN, Texas A&M 30 21 362 2 CHRIS WEINKE, Florida St.
October 8, 2005 |
St. Louis Ram Coach Mike Martz returned to the practice field Friday, ready to put the attention back on the game instead of his heart condition. Martz, 54, sat out two days while undergoing tests for a bacterial infection of a heart valve. He said earlier this week that team doctors believe he has endocarditis. "I appreciate everybody's concern and I'm not trying to minimize this, I'm really not, but everything's fine," Martz said. "Now it's time to focus on this team and winning a game.