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November 18, 1991 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The signal from the sideline with 30 seconds to play, and the Chargers in position to stun the Saints, was, "Mel 20." Run, John, run. Quarterback John Melvin Friesz, however, did not have time to glance to the sideline for help, so a la John Elway, he called his own play: A pass--yes, a pass--to rookie running back Chris Samuels.
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April 17, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
MovieLabs, a studio-backed research and development venture, has appointed a cable-industry veteran with Silicon Valley ties as its new president and chief executive. John Carney, senior vice president of engineering at Comcast Corp., will run the nonprofit organization, which was created in 2005 by the six major studios to research new forms of movie distribution and protection. Although MovieLabs' initial emphasis was on thwarting movie piracy, its focus has expanded to include the digital distribution of movies and television shows.
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February 16, 2003 | Lonnie White
The Mighty Ducks' two-game trip may have ended on a negative note with a 2-1 loss to Nashville on Saturday, but for the group of fathers who accompanied the team, the last few days were nothing but a positive experience. "It's been a lot of fun," said John Carney, who traveled from Rhode Island to watch his son, defenseman Keith Carney. "It brought back a lot of memories when Keith was a youth hockey player and we traveled on the weekend to play five to six games....
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September 28, 2010 | Wire reports
Quarterback Trent Edwards was claimed Tuesday by the Jacksonville Jaguars off waivers, according to his agent. The Buffalo Bills waived Edwards on Monday after he lost his starting job to Ryan Fitzpatrick. Edwards, 26, began the season as the Bills quarterback but was benched after throwing for only 241 yards and one touchdown in his first two games, both losses. A former third-round pick from Stanford, Edwards is likely to back up Jaguars starter David Garrard. In his four seasons with Buffalo, Edwards threw for 25 touchdowns and 27 interceptions with a passer rating of 76.8.
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August 21, 1992 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If John Carney successfully handles his field-goal opportunities in tonight's exhibition game with the San Francisco 49ers, it's Boot Hill for Carlos Huerta. This was going to be the great duel between the veteran who stubbed his toe in 1991 and the rookie who left college as one of the game's finest performers. High noon never materialized. "If I had been competing with John Carney right after he came out of college I think I would have blown him away," Huerta said.
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November 3, 2003 | From Associated Press
New Orleans Coach Jim Haslett figured he could count on John Carney to redeem himself. Carney's 47-yard field goal with eight seconds left Sunday lifted New Orleans past the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17-14, atoning for his earlier fourth-quarter mistake. "I know he missed one earlier, but if I had my life riding on a kick, I'd have John Carney out there," Haslett said.
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December 9, 1991 | T.J. SIMERS
B: QUARTERBACKS John Friesz continues to make progress, but holy lateral, which will come first? Star Trek VII or Friesz's seventh win as starting quarterback for the Chargers? B-: RUNNING BACKS The sun must have been in Dan Henning's eyes: He sent in No. 32 to run the ball probably thinking all the time it was No. 82. It's not like it's his first mistake. C: RECEIVERS Now we know why they haven't been playing Shawn Jefferson; he can't play.
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November 12, 1990 | DAVE DISTEL
There isn't much room in front of kicker John Carney's locker. He and punter John Kidd share a space about the size of a telephone booth. You see, kickers and punters have a way of getting stuck into out of the way corners. "You have to get 'em out of the way," said quarterback Billy Joe Tolliver, "so they can talk about the weird things kickers talk about." Billy Joe was right about weird things. Carney was talking about retirement .
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September 22, 1990 | TIM KAWAKAMI
As expected, free-agent kicker John Carney signed with the Rams Friday as insurance for Mike Lansford's sore right leg, and probably will handle the kickoffs Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles at Anaheim Stadium. Lansford, who will do the placekicking, said he could probably also kick off, but the Rams feared that he might further damage his right calf muscle during the game, leaving the team without a placekicker.
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September 12, 2005 | From Associated Press
Deuce McAllister ran for two touchdowns, and John Carney kicked a 47-yard field goal with three seconds left to lift the Saints to a 23-20 opening win over the Carolina Panthers. The Saints rushed the field to celebrate the kick in their first regular-season game since Hurricane Katrina tore through New Orleans on Aug. 29. New Orleans opened the game with a businesslike first drive, running McAllister straight at Carolina's line.
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May 16, 2007 | Jay A. Fernandez, Special to The Times
When John Carney abandoned his gig as bassist for the Irish rock group the Frames to become a filmmaker in the early '90s, it was an agonizing decision. So there was a certain bittersweet quality to finding himself, 15 years later, once again riding on a red tour bus and cramming into hotel rooms with the band's longtime lead singer-songwriter-leader, Glen Hansard. The Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tenn.
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September 12, 2005 | From Associated Press
Deuce McAllister ran for two touchdowns, and John Carney kicked a 47-yard field goal with three seconds left to lift the Saints to a 23-20 opening win over the Carolina Panthers. The Saints rushed the field to celebrate the kick in their first regular-season game since Hurricane Katrina tore through New Orleans on Aug. 29. New Orleans opened the game with a businesslike first drive, running McAllister straight at Carolina's line.
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November 3, 2003 | From Associated Press
New Orleans Coach Jim Haslett figured he could count on John Carney to redeem himself. Carney's 47-yard field goal with eight seconds left Sunday lifted New Orleans past the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17-14, atoning for his earlier fourth-quarter mistake. "I know he missed one earlier, but if I had my life riding on a kick, I'd have John Carney out there," Haslett said.
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February 16, 2003 | Lonnie White
The Mighty Ducks' two-game trip may have ended on a negative note with a 2-1 loss to Nashville on Saturday, but for the group of fathers who accompanied the team, the last few days were nothing but a positive experience. "It's been a lot of fun," said John Carney, who traveled from Rhode Island to watch his son, defenseman Keith Carney. "It brought back a lot of memories when Keith was a youth hockey player and we traveled on the weekend to play five to six games....
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January 29, 1995 | JOE GERGEN, NEWSDAY
John Carney began preparing for the moment two years ago. Kickers generally have a lot of time to ponder their assigned tasks, but this was excessive even by those standards. The man who may well be the foremost offensive weapon of the San Diego Chargers started thinking seriously about Super Bowl XXIX during a trip to Pasadena for Super Bowl XXVII. He wasn't drawn to the game between the Dallas Cowboys and Buffalo Bills as much as to the spectacle.
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August 21, 1992 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If John Carney successfully handles his field-goal opportunities in tonight's exhibition game with the San Francisco 49ers, it's Boot Hill for Carlos Huerta. This was going to be the great duel between the veteran who stubbed his toe in 1991 and the rookie who left college as one of the game's finest performers. High noon never materialized. "If I had been competing with John Carney right after he came out of college I think I would have blown him away," Huerta said.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 17, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
MovieLabs, a studio-backed research and development venture, has appointed a cable-industry veteran with Silicon Valley ties as its new president and chief executive. John Carney, senior vice president of engineering at Comcast Corp., will run the nonprofit organization, which was created in 2005 by the six major studios to research new forms of movie distribution and protection. Although MovieLabs' initial emphasis was on thwarting movie piracy, its focus has expanded to include the digital distribution of movies and television shows.
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August 12, 1991 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Charger coaching staff has had many concerns during the first month of training camp--holdouts, injuries, question marks at key positions--but place kicking hasn't been one of them. John Carney has made sure of it. Just in case the coaching staff forgot how consistent he was last year--19 of 21 in field goals--Carney reminded them last Saturday night when he drilled a 27-yard field goal with 2:04 remaining in the fourth quarter to give the Chargers a 31-29 victory over the Houston Oilers.
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August 21, 1992 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The photo album horrified Charger kicker John Carney. Page after page, he recalled, of children with physical deformities. "Some of these pictures are so difficult to look at," he said. "Insurance doesn't help because they chalk up the surgery as cosmetic, so these kids are sentenced to a whole life like this. It's a terrible cross to bear. "You see the kids that do have the surgery and they have grins from ear to ear. It's obvious their self-esteem and confidence are boosted."
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December 9, 1991 | T.J. SIMERS
B: QUARTERBACKS John Friesz continues to make progress, but holy lateral, which will come first? Star Trek VII or Friesz's seventh win as starting quarterback for the Chargers? B-: RUNNING BACKS The sun must have been in Dan Henning's eyes: He sent in No. 32 to run the ball probably thinking all the time it was No. 82. It's not like it's his first mistake. C: RECEIVERS Now we know why they haven't been playing Shawn Jefferson; he can't play.
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