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December 1, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
With each new major collegiate football coaching opening, the name of Miami Coach Jimmy Johnson comes up as a possible replacement--and there is now talk that he may replace Ted Tollner at USC. "In this business, you always have to have an open mind," Johnson told The Miami News. "Those are the cold, hard facts."
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March 31, 2014 | By Tony Perry
The veteran skydiver who died Sunday after his chute failed to open during a jump in eastern San Diego County was the brother-in-law of famed NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson. In a message posted on his website Monday, the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup champion  said his family was "saddened by the tragic passing" of his wife's brother, identified by the county medical examiner as 27-year-old Jordan Janway, of San Diego. "Jordan was an incredible son, brother, uncle and friend and will be dearly missed," the statement read.
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May 24, 1992 | From Associated Press
Jimmy Johnson recently stood for 90 minutes before a room full of Texas sports editors and gave a thoughtful answer to every question asked. A year ago, the Cowboys coach might not have stayed 90 seconds. NFL success has given Johnson a chance to relax around his critics. He no longer feels like he has to examine each question with a mine detector for hidden explosives.
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March 23, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
The race was Jimmie Johnson's to lose, and he unknowingly found a way to lose it. Johnson was sailing toward a record sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup win in Fontana on Sunday when his No. 48 Chevrolet blew a left-front tire with only six laps remaining. It was the latest in a spree of tire failures that plagued several cars and it brought out a caution flag, setting up a two-lap overtime finish at Auto Club Speedway. That was the opening Kyle Busch needed, and he drove his No. 18 Toyota into the lead and held off rookie Kyle Larson to win the Auto Club 400 for the second consecutive year.
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March 25, 1996 | BILL PLASCHKE
Just because NFL has been quiet doesn't mean people aren't whispering. . . . --Word is, nobody is going to be a bigger target this year than Jimmy Johnson and his Miami Dolphins. Perhaps because Johnson is already popping off. "We will win, there's no doubt in my mind that we will win," said Johnson at the coach's breakfast during the recently completed owner's meetings in Palm Beach, Fla. He looked around the room. "In all honesty, there's 29 others [coaches] here, and they all know . . .
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April 17, 1998 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There has been speculation for some time in the NFL that Miami Coach Jimmy Johnson is tiring, with an eye on retiring in the next year or two. Thursday he provided another telling clue. Johnson traded the Dolphins' No. 1 pick in the 2000 NFL draft to the Carolina Panthers in exchange for a second-round choice (43rd overall) in Saturday's draft, giving him ammunition to go after Oakland free-agent defensive lineman Chester McGlockton.
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February 1, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
NEW YORK - Pete Carroll is one victory from joining an incredibly exclusive club - coaches who have won both a Super Bowl and a college football national championship. As it is, only Jimmy Johnson and Barry Switzer have done so. Carroll's USC teams won national championships at the end of the 2003 and '04 seasons. Louisiana State defeated Oklahoma in the 2003-04 Bowl Championship Series title game, but the Associated Press chose USC as No. 1 in its final season poll. USC beat Oklahoma for the 2004-05 BCS title but was later stripped by the NCAA.
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January 25, 1994 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Phillip Trapp, retired chairman of the University of Arkansas psychology department, said he couldn't say for sure if James William Johnson was "an A, B, C, D or F" student. "But's it like I told all our psychology majors at the time," Trapp said by phone from Fayetteville on Monday. "Other things being equal, you should have an edge in dealing with people." Dallas 38, San Francisco 21.
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March 24, 1994 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While tinkering with rules and realignment, NFL officials were reminded Wednesday of one delightful part of their game that never changes. America's Feud. The Johnsons versus the Joneses. Coach Jimmy Johnson is fighting again with Jerry Jones, owner of the Super Bowl champion Dallas Cowboys. Their most recent battle, perhaps their juiciest, involves red wine, a hotel bar, a toast gone bad, and a coach gone home. "I think (our relationship) is excellent," Jones said, with a smile.
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January 14, 1999 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jimmy Johnson, the lacquer-haired coach who fell short of his goal of taking the Miami Dolphins to the Super Bowl in his third season, is leaving the profession, his father said late Wednesday. "Jimmy told me he was ready to retire and wanted to start enjoying himself," C.W. Johnson told the Associated Press from his home in Port Arthur, Texas. "He said the season wore on him. . . . "This is it for him in coaching.
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March 21, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
NASCAR's Matt Kenseth knows Auto Club Speedway well, having won three Sprint Cup races at the Fontana track. But he earned the victories driving for Roush Fenway Racing and is still looking for his first win on the two-mile oval since moving to the Joe Gibbs Racing team last year. Kenseth took the step toward a fourth win Friday by winning the pole position for Sunday's Auto Club 400 as NASCAR's new knockout-style qualifying format was used at the Fontana speedway for the first time.
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March 9, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
LAS VEGAS  - "I love coming back here," Jimmie Johnson said of Las Vegas, but it's not to gamble or take in a show. "Vegas is fun but it's really, just in my mind, a racing town," he said. And Johnson, the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, might as well be its honorary mayor. As he seeks a record-tying seventh Cup title this year, Johnson already holds the record for most Cup wins at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with four. Yet, he has had something of a drought at the 1.5-mile oval located 15 miles northeast of the Strip.
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February 1, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
NEW YORK - Pete Carroll is one victory from joining an incredibly exclusive club - coaches who have won both a Super Bowl and a college football national championship. As it is, only Jimmy Johnson and Barry Switzer have done so. Carroll's USC teams won national championships at the end of the 2003 and '04 seasons. Louisiana State defeated Oklahoma in the 2003-04 Bowl Championship Series title game, but the Associated Press chose USC as No. 1 in its final season poll. USC beat Oklahoma for the 2004-05 BCS title but was later stripped by the NCAA.
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November 18, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Looking back at the weekend's motor racing, including Jimmie Johnson's sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup title and Sebastian Vettel's win victory at the U.S. Grand Prix, five things come to mind: Johnson raises an extraordinarily high bar even higher. Imagine how daunting Johnson's the 38-year-old driver's dominance feels to his peers. In It must be disheartening. Take Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards and Kasey Kahne. They're among NASCAR's best and had a shot at this year's title by making the Chase for the Cup playoff.
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November 17, 2013 | By George Diaz
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Jimmie Johnson began the 2013 NASCAR season celebrating a victory at the Daytona 500, accidentally tearing up his car during a celebratory burnout. He finished the season in celebratory mode again at Homestead on Sunday, completing the perfect bookends to a 36-race grind by winning his sixth NASCAR Cup title. "Yes, yes, yes!" Johnson screamed over the radio after the checkered flag at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Denny Hamlin's first victory of the 2013 season was obliterated by Johnson's amazing "Six Pack" - a title that brings him to within one championship of tying Richard Petty and the late Dale Earnhardt Sr. for most Cup titles in the sport's history.
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November 10, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
AVONDALE, Ariz. - As Kevin Harvick streaked to victory when Carl Edwards ran out of fuel on the last lap Sunday, Jimmie Johnson streaked toward a sixth NASCAR championship. Johnson finished third at Phoenix International Raceway to widen his lead in the Sprint Cup standings to a sizable 28 points over Matt Kenseth, who finished 23rd, with only one race left. The season finale, and the last of the 10 races in NASCAR's Chase for the Cup playoff, is next Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida.
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November 14, 1992 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They repeated Buddy Ryan's line about the absence of East Carolinas--that is, pushovers--in the pros. Then they laughed and poked each other in the NFL-good-old-boy ribs. They even made fun of Jimmy Johnson's hair. And when Johnson suffered through "the most miserable year of my life, both personally and professionally" as the Cowboys went 1-15 during his first year as head coach, the league's old guard exchanged told-you-so snickers. But who's crying now?
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November 8, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Jimmie Johnson took the first step toward trying to bolster his lead over Matt Kenseth in NASCAR's Chase title playoff by winning the pole for Sunday's race at Phoenix International Raceway. Johnson, seeking a sixth championship, set a qualifying record at the one-mile PIR oval Friday with a lap of 139.222 mph in his No. 48 Chevrolet. The prior record of 138.766 mph was set a year ago by Kyle Busch. Kenseth, who enters Sunday's race seven points behind Johnson in the Sprint Cup standings, was 14th fastest after entering qualifying at a disadvantage.
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November 7, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
AVONDALE, Ariz. - If NASCAR's championship battle were a major golf tournament, the two title contenders would be about to play the 17th hole of the final round. Only two races remain to decide NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series championship, with Jimmie Johnson holding a slim seven-point lead over Matt Kenseth. The next race is Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway, followed by the season finale a week later at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Regardless of what happens at Phoenix on the one-mile PIR oval, NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup playoff is so close that the winner probably won't be decided until the next race in Florida.
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