October 10, 1999
PASSING *--* Player, Team Att Cmp Yds TD KEVIN FETERIK, BYU 41 25 414 4 BILL BURKE, Michigan St. 36 21 400 2 DEONTEY KENNER, Cincinnati 31 17 377 2 KENNY KELLY, Miami 41 27 370 3 CHRIS RAMSEY, Tulane 59 35 339 1 CHRIS WEINKE, Florida St. 34 23 332 2 MAJOR APPLEWHITE, Texas 47 22 328 3 JOSH HEUPEL, Oklahoma 48 31 311 2 MIKE BATH, Miami, Ohio 22 15 309 3 MIKE VAN RAAPHORST, USC 41 23 291 2 TOM BRADY, Michigan 41 30 285 2 TEE MARTIN, Tennessee 35 21 283 1 J. BEASLEY, Kansas St.
April 20, 2002 |
Two-time all-pro linebacker Jeremiah Trotter, released two weeks ago by the Philadelphia Eagles, agreed to a seven-year, $36-million contract with the Washington Redskins. Trotter, who will receive a $7-million signing bonus, completes an all-pro linebacking corps for the Redskins. LaVar Arrington, Jessie Armstead and Trotter all played in the Pro Bowl last season.
August 9, 2013 |
Brian Banks, who is fighting for a job with the Atlanta Falcons, said his debut in a preaseason game on Thursday night against the Cincinnati Bengals "was better than any roller-coaster ride you can ever get on. " Banks, a 28-year-old from Long Beach Poly High, should know about roller-coaster rides. He was a rising gridiron star before he was falsely accused of rape when he was 16, eventually being convicted and imprisoned for five years. He was released last year when his conviction was overturned after his accuser recanted her story.
September 24, 2009 |
It appeared to be a coincidence. But it wasn't. Before Sunday's Cincinnati-Green Bay game at Lambeau Field, Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco announced via Twitter he would perform the Lambeau Leap when he caught a touchdown pass against the Packers. That would normally be dangerous for any visiting player. However, Ochocinco made arrangements to ensure his safety, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. It seems that three fans persuaded Ochocinco on Twitter to send them tickets in the end zone, where they sat dressed in Bengals gear amid a sea of Packers Cheeseheads.
August 22, 2009
I had such high hopes for a great football season, and those hopes are now completely dashed. 1. The NFL reinstates that animal-abusing thug and then the Eagles take him. 2. My Raiders, who looked good in their first game and gave me hope, have a total jaw-breaking head case as coach. 3. The final blow . . . the Vikings open their doors to that over-the-hill, narcissistic drama queen. Three strikes and you're out. The NHL is looking real good this year. Richard M. Meyers Granada Hills Lost in the uproar surrounding the Eagles' signing of felon quarterback Michael Vick is the real flaw in this ill-fated decision.
December 31, 2009
Sports offered a mixed bag over the last 10 years, integrity often fading into the background and the 2000s producing nearly as many scoundrels as it did stars. A decade that gave us the BALCO scandal and a corrupt Olympic figure skating judge at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games also served up transcendent figures such as Lance Armstrong, Roger Federer and Tiger Woods, all in their athletic prime and each perhaps the greatest-ever champion in his chosen field. Of course, as Woods' carefully crafted image eroded over the last month amid a series of tabloid-ready revelations, even the best of the best weren't immune to embarrassment.
December 5, 2008 |
LaDainian Tomlinson had 91 yards rushing and a three-yard scoring run and Philip Rivers threw three touchdown passes, including a 59-yarder to Vincent Jackson, to give the Sam Diego Chargers a 34-7 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Thursday night in San Diego. The Chargers (5-8) beat the Raiders (3-10) for the 11th time in a row. San Diego's Darren Sproles caught two touchdown passes.
October 8, 1999 |
1. Florida State (5-0): Warrick could be first to lose Heisman in a department store checkout line. 2. Penn State (5-0): If Rankman leaves now, he can get to Happy Valley in time for game against Michigan Nov. 13. 3. Michigan (5-0): Michigan players embarrassed they only ripped off a Kmart. 4. Nebraska (5-0): Mug shot of F. Solich finally removed from Lincoln post office wall. 5. Florida (4-1) Spurrier sends Florida State a list of great places to shop in Gainesville. 6.