August 22, 1985 |
Cliff Branch's right hamstring is still too sore for him to practice, and Wednesday, for the first time, Raider Coach Tom Flores raised the possibility of putting him on the injured-reserve list. "He won't be ready this week," Flores said. "And I don't know if he'll be ready next week. At this point, I'm getting concerned. "If we don't see any positive signs, we're going to run out of time. We might be faced with putting him on IR (injured reserve)."
November 1, 1992 |
The three-leaf clover painted at midfield to commemorate Gene Murphy's final home game as Cal State Fullerton coach appeared to possess the powers of a four-leafer in the first quarter. But Utah State turned the game around in the second quarter and beat the Titans, 26-7, Saturday night in Big West Conference game before 2,113 fans on Gene Murphy Appreciation Night at Fullerton. "There should have been more people here, at least to say farewell to Murphy," Titan defensive back B.B. Hudson said.
October 16, 1986 |
It isn't over till it's over. Wednesday, the Raiders got another in their series of daily communications from the National Football League office, this one fining 10 of them for their parts in the Kansas City melee Oct. 5. Howie Long got the big tab, $2,000, for his engagement with Brad Budde, in which he broke Budde's nose. Nine other Raiders were fined $400 apiece, for a grand total of $5,600. Monday, Greg Townsend was suspended for Sunday's game at Miami.
August 8, 1994 |
Tackle Wayne Gandy, the Rams' No. 1 draft pick, spent much of Saturday watching Green Bay's Sean Jones create chaos in the Ram backfield during the Packers' 14-6 exhibition victory. "I think Gandy is learning you have to get the mechanics of pass protection down," Coach Chuck Knox said. "You can't afford to be sloppy at this level, because these pass rushers are too big and too fast."
September 13, 1988 |
A large boulder tumbled onto a roadway after a thunderstorm and sheared off the front of a Greyhound bus, killing five people and injuring 14, authorities said today. "I felt an impact . . . a big concussion and (what sounded like) a loud explosion, kind of deafening," said Sean Jones, one of two passengers who escaped injury. "All of a sudden, I felt debris coming at us. A bright light flashed, like sparks and electricity in the front end of the bus."
September 24, 1987 |
So it has come to this for Vince Evans: Slipping in the side entrance on a bus full of strikebreakers, as the real Raiders stood in the rain, taunting him. "The guys were really looking kind of vicious, calling us 'scabs' and everything," Evans said. "The only one I recognized was (tight end) Todd Christensen. He had some choice words. "I like to look at things like we're all human beings. Why demean a man for what he believes is right?"
October 5, 2004 |
UCLA Coach Karl Dorrell and his Arizona counterpart, Mike Stoops, are familiar with each other, dating to their days as coordinators in the Big 12 Conference. From 1995 to 1998, Dorrell was offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach at Colorado. During that span, Stoops was the defensive coordinator at Kansas State. On Saturday, they will face each other as head coaches for the first time.
September 20, 1997 |
San Clemente Coach Mark McElroy knew his team would face a difficult task Friday night against Orange. For one quarter, the Tritons had all they could handle before scoring 28 consecutive points and posting a 28-7 victory at San Clemente. The Panthers (0-2) took an early 7-0 lead on Chance Perry's 14-yard run with 3:42 left in the first quarter. Orange went 58 yards in seven plays highlighted by a 34-yard completion to Perry from Sean Jones.
September 11, 2008 |
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Coach Jon Gruden said Wednesday that Brian Griese will start at quarterback against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, and it's not just because of the injury Jeff Garcia suffered during the fourth quarter of a 24-20 loss to New Orleans. Garcia was not sharp against the Saints after missing most of training camp and the preseason with a strained right calf. His preparation for the Saints also was affected by a jammed pinkie finger on his throwing hand. "Jeff right now is not himself," Gruden said.
September 13, 1997 |
Bret Baker rushed for two touchdowns and returned a fumble for another to lead Newport Harbor to a 31-7 victory over Orange Friday night at El Modena High. Baker finished the night with 135 yards in 24 carries. He also intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble for the Sailors, ranked 10th in the Division V preseason poll. The Panthers had trouble all night holding onto the ball. Orange fumbled nine times, losing five. Newport Harbor's defense held the Panthers to only 36 rushing yards.