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July 12, 2009 | Associated Press
at Seattle 4, Texas 1: Rob Johnson hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the seventh inning to lift the Mariners. Ichiro Suzuki added a run-scoring single later in the inning. Chicago 8, at Minnesota 7: Jim Thome drove in four runs for the White Sox, countering two home runs by ex-teammate Joe Crede.
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July 12, 2009 | Associated Press
at Seattle 4, Texas 1: Rob Johnson hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the seventh inning to lift the Mariners. Ichiro Suzuki added a run-scoring single later in the inning. Chicago 8, at Minnesota 7: Jim Thome drove in four runs for the White Sox, countering two home runs by ex-teammate Joe Crede.
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August 12, 1997
Former USC quarterback Rob Johnson, who did not play a down last season and has thrown only seven passes in two seasons in the NFL, will take over as the starter for the Jacksonville Jaguars as Mark Brunell waits to learn the extent of his knee injury. Johnson will make his first start Monday when the Jaguars play the San Francisco 49ers. * Gino Torretta, who won the Heisman Trophy at Miami under Dennis Erickson in 1992, was released by the Seattle Seahawks and his former college coach.
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November 5, 2003 | From Associated Press
Former USC quarterback and nine-year pro Rob Johnson signed with Oakland on Tuesday, providing depth for the Raiders at the position. Johnson, a backup with Tampa Bay last season, played two games with Washington this season before being cut. To make room for Johnson on the roster, the Raiders released kick returner Ronney Jenkins. Rick Mirer is expected to start for the Raiders against the New York Jets on Sunday.
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November 5, 2003 | From Associated Press
Former USC quarterback and nine-year pro Rob Johnson signed with Oakland on Tuesday, providing depth for the Raiders at the position. Johnson, a backup with Tampa Bay last season, played two games with Washington this season before being cut. To make room for Johnson on the roster, the Raiders released kick returner Ronney Jenkins. Rick Mirer is expected to start for the Raiders against the New York Jets on Sunday.
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October 2, 1992 | JERRY CROWE
Saying that Rob Johnson has combined the passing touch of Todd Marinovich with the field presence and leadership ability of Rodney Peete, USC Coach Larry Smith said that keeping his sophomore quarterback injury-free is a key to the season. "He's proven to me--and I hope he doesn't have to prove it a whole lot longer--that he's tough," Smith said of Johnson, who has been sacked nine times. "He's taken some hellacious shots, and I don't want to see him take any more. We've got to protect him."
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October 18, 1994 | EARL GUSTKEY
Senior quarterback Rob Johnson is expected to sit out his second game Saturday because of the sprained right ankle he suffered at Stanford last weekend. Johnson first was injured against Oregon on Oct. 1 and sat out the Oregon State game. Coach John Robinson indicated that sophomore Brad Otton, who finished again for Johnson last Saturday, probably will start against Cal on Saturday at the Coliseum. * Cal has also lost its starting quarterback. Senior Dave Barr suffered a broken collarbone Oct.
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December 3, 1988 | SCOTT JONES
Rob Johnson scored 23 points and Khari Johnson added 21 Friday to lead El Toro High School to an 86-51 nonleague victory over Los Alamitos and a berth in the semifinals of the Newport-Mesa tournament at Costa Mesa. The Chargers face Saddleback tonight. Rob Johnson, a sophomore, made 4 3-point baskets in the game. His second, from the corner with 4:18 to play in the first half, started a 20-10 run that gave the Chargers (2-0) a 42-22 halftime lead.
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August 13, 1994 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Buoyed by 10 returning starters, a banner recruiting harvest and hopes of a Rose Bowl appearance, a Heisman Trophy and maybe even an Outland Trophy or a Lombardi Trophy, USC launches its 1994 football season on campus this morning at 8:30.
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November 20, 1992 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rob Johnson chooses his words carefully, not wanting to provide added motivation for the opposition during this big-game week. But it is clear that the USC quarterback's distaste for UCLA runs deeper than the rivalry between the two schools. A year ago, when he was a freshman, Johnson told a reporter that he had "harsh feelings" toward the school from which his brother bolted two years ago.
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August 8, 2002 | SAM FARMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The meeting was brief, the request bizarre. Tampa Bay Coach Jon Gruden didn't ask Rob Johnson to throw a pass or even set foot on the football field. A stack of videotapes told Gruden everything he needed to know. Well, almost everything. "He asked me to lift my shirt to see my abs," said Johnson, 29. "He's just crazy like that. He wanted to see how hard I've worked." Johnson was happy to oblige, and, apparently, Gruden was sufficiently impressed.
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March 10, 2002 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Coach Jon Gruden is making good on his promise to make the competition for Tampa Bay's starting quarterback job interesting next season. The Buccaneers agreed to contract terms Saturday with free agent Rob Johnson, who was released by the Buffalo Bills in a salary-cap move last month. The length of the deal and financial terms were not disclosed. Johnson has passed for 5,166 yards with 29 touchdowns and 20 interceptions in seven seasons.
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August 5, 2001 | Earl Gustkey
Buffalo's Rob Johnson, Scott Pitoniak wrote in The Sporting News, won't be cut much slack by Bill fans this season. Many of them were unhappy the team let go of shorter, older but more magical Doug Flutie (turning 39 in October) instead of Johnson, the 28-year-old ex-USC standout. Flutie was 21-9 as a starter for the Bills; Johnson is 8-10. "Johnson has shown flashes of brilliance and the durability of a China doll," Pitoniak wrote.
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November 20, 2000 | From Associated Press
Who says Rob Johnson can't scramble? Nobody on the Kansas City defense, at least not anymore. When Buffalo Coach Wade Phillips benched popular, nimble-footed Doug Flutie and announced Johnson would start Sunday, it figured to benefit the Chiefs. After all, Kansas City lost the two previous weeks to shifty quarterbacks at Oakland and San Francisco.
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November 6, 2000
Doug or Rob? Rob or Doug? For Buffalo Bills' players and fans, deciding which quarterback to put their trust behind is a convoluted situation without any real hope of ever reaching a concrete conclusion. Doug Flutie and Rob Johnson have been teammates in Orchard Park, N.Y., for three seasons now, but their chilly relationship seems ready to freeze over.
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September 11, 2000 | From Associated Press
In a game that Green Bay Packer quarterback Brett Favre continued to play through injury, his Buffalo Bill counterpart Rob Johnson also showed toughness. Johnson, despite being sacked five times and hit on numerous other occasions, showed his resilience by completing 18 of 26 passes for 259 yards and three touchdowns Sunday to lead the Bills to a 27-18 victory over the Packers.
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April 23, 1995 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Rob Johnson stared out the window of a Newport Beach office and waited for his future Saturday, the water below turned from bright blue to black. A TV cameraman fell asleep. Cold cuts were nibbled, rearranged, nibbled, rearranged. A photographer fell asleep. Friends sat in a corner for five hours, sighed repeatedly, and left. Cookies were crumbled. ESPN became ESPN2. Hands were wrung, faces were red, voices grew sharp. Garbage cans overflowed.
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January 9, 2000 | T.J. SIMERS
The argument might continue whether Tennessee won or lost Saturday's game against Buffalo, but because the Titans have been given the go-ahead to keep playing, football fans will be treated to another performance by Jevon Kearse. Kearse, the 16th player taken in last year's draft because teams weren't sure whether he should be a linebacker or defensive end, continues to manhandle quarterbacks.
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January 8, 2000 | By T.J. SIMERS
Coach Wade Phillips of the Buffalo Bills decided that Doug Flutie, who had won 10 games and put his team into the playoffs, does not give his team as good a chance to get to the Super Bowl as Rob Johnson, who didn't make it to a Rose Bowl and went 0-5-1 against Notre Dame and UCLA while playing for USC. His dad's name is Bum, but by this afternoon Phillips might be called worse.
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