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November 25, 1991 | From Associated Press
Blair Thomas had heard enough, so he let his performance speak for itself. Thomas, the New York Jets' 1990 first-round draft choice, was criticized for his lack of production since a late-game fumble led to the Jets' overtime loss at Chicago on Sept. 23. Thomas broke out of a two-month slump Sunday with his first two rushing touchdowns of the season in a 24-3 victory over the San Diego Chargers.
Chatsworth High's chances of winning the Chaminade basketball tournament Saturday rode on the Chancellors' ability to stop San Francisco Riordan's Jaha Wilson. And at the end of the first quarter, Chatsworth seemed more than ready for the challenge, having held the talented center to just two free throws.
December 19, 1993 | MIKE DOWNEY
I have been busy sending out my Christmas cards. Although they are personal, I don't really mind your reading my messages. Dear John Daly: Sober up. Dear Bobby Hurley: Buckle up. Dear Charles Barkley: Clam up. Dear Quinn Buckner: Chin up. Dear Vince Coleman: Grow up. Dear Jose Canseco: Heads up. Dear Leon Lett: Look out below you. Dear Riddick Bowe: Look out above you. Dear Monica Seles: Look out behind you. Dear Arthur Ashe: We miss you. Dear Heather Farr: We miss you.
Before Chatsworth High's semifinal basketball game against Crossroads on Friday in the Chaminade tournament, Chancellor Coach Sandy Greentree expressed concern about his team's ability to stop Crossroads' offense. It turned out that Greentree's concerns were not warranted. The Chancellors responded with a strong defensive effort to defeat the Roadrunners, 70-55, and advance to the championship game tonight at 7:30 against Riordan of San Francisco.
December 23, 1992 | MIKE DOWNEY
Eddie Anderson of the Raiders put one of those hits on Nate Lewis of the San Diego Chargers that puts a football player down and makes one wonder if he is ever going to get back up. Lewis ended up lying there, flat on his back, looking as though he had accidentally bumped into a blimp. "I knew it was a good hit," Anderson said afterward. "I wanted to do something to pump up the team. There was still enough time left for us to get back into the game. I wanted to wake us up."
August 14, 1992 | PETE THOMAS
The feud between John Elway and Dan Reeves continues. The Denver Bronco quarterback wants to call his own plays. The Denver coach, after giving Elway that privilege briefly last season, has again reserved it for himself. Not that it will help, but a frustrated Elway has an outspoken ally in former Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback Terry Bradshaw. "If you want to win so badly, where's your brains?" Bradshaw told the Sporting News. "I mean, who's stupid here? Is Dan Reeves going to play?
December 7, 1992 | RICH CIMINI, NEWSDAY
Defensive end Marvin Washington walked off the field alone, away from the celebration at midfield. Washington, Dennis Byrd's best friend, pulled off his helmet and glanced at the gray sky. He took a deep breath. "It's a relief," Washington said after the New York Jets defeated the AFC East-leading Buffalo Bills, 24-17, Sunday. "We've been waiting for a week to exhale. Now we can. I just wish Dennis was here to enjoy it." But he was here.
October 20, 1995 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One more reception. "The last catch" as Al Toon now calls it. And one more hit to the head. "Not a very big hit," the former New York Jet wide receiver says. But one more concussion. One concussion too many. Almost three years later and the concentration lapses, irritability, sensitivity to light, sensitivity to movement, dexterity problems, headaches, emotional volatility, dizziness and fatigue continue. "It's getting better," he says.
December 15, 1992 | Staff and Wire Reports
Joe Montana's elbow is fine. Now, it's the condition of the San Francisco 49ers' offensive line, or lack of it, that might delay plans to activate Montana from injured reserve this week. "We're going to try to bring Joe up," Coach George Seifert said. "But I want to first make sure that we're settled as far as the offensive line is concerned. Once I get that established, then it will be, 'OK, now, how does Joe get on the club?'
Although network television is often accused by conservatives of engaging in religion-bashing in its entertainment programming, a study released Monday found that Hollywood ignores religion far more than it demeans it. But on the rare occasions when TV programs do deal in more than a passing way with issues of faith, they usually do so negatively, according to a Media Research Center study documenting prime-time TV's hostility toward religion and people who are religious.
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