August 6, 1993 |
The two players brought in to spice up the Rams' running game will get a chance to do just that in the team's exhibition opener against the Cardinals at Phoenix Saturday night. First-round draft choice Jerome Bettis and third-round selection Russell White will play in the backfield together against the Cardinals. They will enter the game in the second quarter, Coach Chuck Knox said. "We want them to get enough work and want each of them to get a chance to carry the football," Knox said Thursday.
December 28, 1993
They were eliminated from playoff contention weeks ago, but there are still things at stake for the Rams when they finish the season at home Sunday against Chicago. For Jerome Bettis, there is the chance to become only the 14th first-year player since 1932--and the first since the Ram's Eric Dickerson in 1983--to win the NFL rushing title. Bettis trails Dallas' Emmitt Smith by just 35 yards (1,318 to 1,283).
October 23, 2002 |
The Pittsburgh Steelers are heading into familiar territory, an important division game at Baltimore with star Jerome Bettis probably sidelined with an injury. The Steelers got better-than-expected news Tuesday when they learned neither Bettis nor center Jeff Hartings needs knee surgery. Both were hurt in the second half of their 28-10 victory Monday night over Indianapolis, and Hartings' injury was initially thought more serious.
July 14, 1994 |
The Rams continue to keep an eye on the off-season weight of second-year tailback Jerome Bettis, who weighed in at 247 pounds, seven over his playing weight, during mini-camp in May. But Bettis worked with a personal trainer in June, and offensive coordinator Chick Harris is confident the focal point of the team's offense will be in shape by early training camp. "He'll lose that (seven pounds) in the first two days of camp," Harris said. "We know he'll be in here at his weight.
January 28, 2002 |
Jerome Bettis waited eight weeks for this? The Steelers' Pro Bowl running back, playing for the first time since Dec. 2 because of a groin injury, gained only eight yards in nine carries in Pittsburgh's 24-17 loss Sunday. Bettis was confident all week he could quickly get back into game shape. But he never got going and, clearly ineffective, was idled for part of the second and third quarters as Amos Zereoue replaced him. It isn't like Bettis hasn't been here before.
January 21, 2002
The Bus had no doubt he was going to be back on the road Sunday. But just to be sure, he was going to get a little extra air in his tires. Pittsburgh Steeler running back Jerome Bettis, hampered by hip and groin injuries over the previous five games, suited up for Sunday's divisional playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens. But about 45 minutes before the opening kickoff with Bettis still feeling tightness, he was given an injection to the affected area. The needle, however, hit a nerve, causing numbness that lasted about five hours.
July 19, 2006 |
When Salvador Torres, 14, of Cypress returns to school this fall, he can tell his friends he beat Kobe Bryant in a game of H-O-R-S-E. And he has proof -- a feature segment that has been televised on several editions of ESPN's "SportsCenter" this week. The game took place because Torres, a leukemia patient, was granted his wish by ESPN and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The leukemia is in remission, according to Torres' uncle, Tony Morales.