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.
January 4, 2007 |
One quarterback is hot, the other is not. As solid as Jeff Garcia's play has been down the stretch for the Philadelphia Eagles, Eli Manning has been that erratic for the New York Giants. The teams meet at Philadelphia in an NFC wild-card game Sunday. Last season, Manning took the NFL by storm, breaking free from older brother Peyton's shadow and leading the Giants into the playoffs. But this season, Manning has been knocked around and often plays with the look of a boy in need of his blanket.
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.
February 6, 2014 |
Long Beach Poly, a 19-time Southern Section champion, introduced former NFL player Antonio Pierce as its new football coach on Thursday. Let's just say there's skeptics whether Pierce, who has no coaching experience, was the best choice for a program that's considered almost every season to be one of the teams to beat in the Pac-5 Division. For one, Pierce is going to continue as an ESPN analyst, which will take him to Bristol, Conn., on occasion. He's supposed to have assistant coaches run the program when he's gone.
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.
December 3, 2008 |
Writer-director Tim Carr calls it a documentary within a movie, but San Diego Chargers fans will no doubt describe "Leaf" as a horror film. It's an 82-minute film about Ryan Leaf, and it's being screened tonight at the San Diego Library. Perhaps anticipating the reaction in San Diego, the screening is free. "I insisted it be free for all the Chargers fans because it's their story," Carr told the San Diego Union-Tribune. "I was like, 'Chargers fans have been through enough -- let them have this.'
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.