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June 21, 1990 | From Times wire services
A racy Macy's ad sporting football star Roger Craig in his underwear has him contemplating a new career--as a pinup guy. The newspaper ad for Calvin Klein briefs ran Monday in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since then, Macy's has been flooded with calls, a spokesman said. "Men like it too, but women are crazy about the ad," spokesman Merle Goldstone said. So crazy that the ad is being pinned up in offices and on refrigerators.
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October 17, 2010 | Jerry Crowe
For professional football players, no other athletic achievement could possibly compare to winning a Super Bowl. Or could it? Former NFL running back Roger Craig says he's found one that's close: running a marathon. A four-time Pro Bowl player and three-time Super Bowl winner with the Joe Montana-era San Francisco 49ers, Craig has run five marathons and says the wave of euphoria that envelops him at the 26.2-mile mark is virtually second to none. "It's the most enjoyable feeling on the planet because it's something I did by myself," he says.
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February 28, 1988 | BOB OATES, Times Staff Writer
On the top floor of baseball Manager Roger Craig's new two-story log cabin in the mountains, a hand-carved wooden bridge extends about 20 feet from the master bedroom to his workout room. And from this bridge, the living room below can be viewed through a railing of baseball bats contributed by the San Francisco Giants, the club Craig manages. "There's a bat from each player," he said the other day. "When I trade a guy, I'll just take out his bat and get one from the new guy."
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February 8, 2003 | Mike Terry, Times Staff Writer
Rometra Craig could have been at Duke last Saturday for the big-time showdown against Connecticut. She could still be part of a team that reached the Final Four last season and has a good chance of going back. And she would hate every minute of it. Craig, a junior guard who is playing her first season at USC after transferring from Duke, said she is much happier to be back on the West Coast -- she was born in Portola Valley, Calif.
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August 9, 1986 | BOB OATES, Times Staff Writer
Roger Craig remembers the eerie October afternoon distinctly. He and his wife were driving through the Midwest, heading home after the long season in Detroit, where he was then the pitching coach of the Tigers. Craig turned on the radio and heard an announcer screaming: "Roger Craig just scored his third touchdown of the day! This clinches All-American for a great, great running back!" Craig recalls: "My wife looked at me suspiciously and asked, 'Aren't you Roger Craig?'
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December 8, 1985 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, Times Staff Writer
This is for all National Football League players who consider a team man someone who can make it from breakfast to lunch without once mentioning out loud (a) his name, (b) his net-yard rushing average in domed stadiums following a vernal equinox or (c) his semiannual T-bill interest rate. In 1981, Roger Craig of the San Francisco 49ers gained 1,007 yards as a junior tailback for the University of Nebraska.
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February 8, 2003 | Mike Terry, Times Staff Writer
Rometra Craig could have been at Duke last Saturday for the big-time showdown against Connecticut. She could still be part of a team that reached the Final Four last season and has a good chance of going back. And she would hate every minute of it. Craig, a junior guard who is playing her first season at USC after transferring from Duke, said she is much happier to be back on the West Coast -- she was born in Portola Valley, Calif.
SPORTS
September 9, 1991 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The message was as subtle as the gash over Roger Craig's right eye. The Raiders, taunted in two consecutive games against trick offenses, would prove to the world there was life beyond the run-and-shoot, even if it meant taking a body count afterward. So, they stripped a game to its core, stacked an extra offensive linemen on the right side, all but shouted out upcoming run plays and pounded out a 16-13 victory over the Denver Broncos before 48,569 at the Coliseum.
SPORTS
December 16, 1988
Roger Craig will continue as manager of the San Francisco Giants through 1991 under terms of a 2-year contract extension.
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December 2, 1992 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The new owners of the San Francisco Giants began an anticipated shake-up Tuesday by hiring Bob Quinn as general manager and firing Roger Craig as manager. Former Dodger outfielder Dusty Baker, a member of Craig's coaching staff for the last five seasons, is considered the leading candidate to replace him.
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September 14, 1992 | DAN HAFNER
Roger Craig, who came West with the Dodgers, might be going East with the Giants. The San Francisco Giants' manager was a talented young pitcher with the Dodgers when they moved West from Brooklyn in 1958. The next season he was an 11-game winner and pitched four shutouts for the first Los Angeles World Series winner. With the possible move of the Giants to Florida, it brings back memories of the move West by the Dodgers and Giants.
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April 1, 1992 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The performance of the San Francisco Giants in 1991 was enough to make anyone ill, but this went beyond that. The chest pains and dizziness were too frequent to be ignored. So Roger Craig, the Giants' manager, was admitted to Stanford hospital Sept. 3, had an angioplasty to clear an arterial blockage and was back on the job three days later.
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March 17, 1992 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
Tailback Roger Craig, left unprotected as a Plan B free agent by the Raiders, is expected to sign today with the Minnesota Vikings. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that Craig has agreed to a two-year contract worth about $800,000 per season. Craig signed with the Raiders in 1991 after eight seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. He led the Raiders with 590 yards, but was slowed by numerous injuries. Craig averaged only 3.5 yards per carry and did not play in the team's final two games.
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October 1, 1991 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
No one was more relieved to see the Raider debut of rookie Nick Bell at tailback than tailback Roger Craig, who has been carrying too much of the rushing load. Bell, who had been sidelined since early August because of a pulled hamstring, relieved a battered Craig on Sunday and rushed for 31 yards in seven carries. Bell also had three catches for 23 yards, despite only three days of practice since coming off of injured reserve.
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September 26, 1991 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two months after the dress rehearsal, Ronnie Lott and Roger Craig will meet the San Francisco 49ers for keeps Sunday at the Coliseum. Just about everything has changed since an emotional but hollow exhibition opener on July 27, when the newest Plan B Raiders were reunited against former teammates. The imagery back then was more dramatic--just the thought of seeing the former 49er stars in different uniforms seemed strange--but the reunion failed to match the pregame punch.
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September 18, 1991 | ROSS NEWHAN
San Francisco Manager Roger Craig, who returned to uniform Monday after an angioplasty on Friday cleared blockages in his coronary arteries, said he met with Giant owner Bob Lurie and President Al Rosen Tuesday and was told they want him to continue as manager. "They want me to honor the contract (which extends through 1992), and the feeling I had is they want me to stay as long as I want to stay."
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