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August 11, 2009 | Sam Farmer
The pattern will never show up in a New York Giants' playbook, but it's one Steve Smith has known his whole life. It's called deep under cover. Despite his outstanding career at USC and two productive seasons in New York, Smith can still slip past fans the way he does defenders. That's likely to end this NFL season, as Smith steps into a more prominent role with the Giants, who no longer have stars Amani Toomer and Plaxico Burress on their roster. "You've just got to put the talk to rest and go out and show them what you can do," said Smith, who will move from the slot to Toomer's spot outside.
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January 13, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Steve Smith was in no mood to talk about next weekend's NFC championship game. Not after his Carolina Panthers just lost their chance to play in that game with a 23-10 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday afternoon. But that didn't stop a reporter from asking the veteran receiver which team, the 49ers or Seattle Seahawks, he'd be rooting for in the game that will determine who will represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. What followed was probably the longest six seconds of that reporter's life as Smith struggled to come up with words to use in response to such a question.
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April 18, 1986
Former University of Michigan quarterback Steve Smith, who played the last two years in the Canadian Football League, has signed a contract with the Chargers, the team said Thursday. Smith was selected by the Chargers in the National Football League supplemental draft in June of 1984. The draft was for players who had played in other professional leagues or had graduated from college with eligibility remaining. The 6-foot, 200-pound Smith can play quarterback, running back or wide receiver.
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December 5, 2013 | Sam Farmer
The Carolina Panthers have won eight in a row, and Sunday are headed to New Orleans for their most daunting challenge of the season. For the 9-3 Panthers, the objective is to thrive in the chaos and noise of the Superdome against a seasoned 9-3 Saints team that's 6-0 in that building. It's in these times that the Panthers lean on All-Pro receiver Steve Smith, who is at his best under pressure, as he was last month when he repeatedly upstaged New England corner Aqib Talib in a 24-20 victory over the Patriots.
NEWS
April 11, 1998
Steve Smith, president of the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles and a professional broadcaster, has died at 38. Smith, who had suffered from AIDS, committed suicide, friends reported. He died Monday at his Los Angeles home. Until overcome by his illness, Smith had been editorial director for KNX Newsradio. He began his broadcast career in 1982 as a producer for KNXT-TV (now KCBS-TV) and moved to the affiliated radio station the next year.
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December 5, 2013 | Sam Farmer
The Carolina Panthers have won eight in a row, and Sunday are headed to New Orleans for their most daunting challenge of the season. For the 9-3 Panthers, the objective is to thrive in the chaos and noise of the Superdome against a seasoned 9-3 Saints team that's 6-0 in that building. It's in these times that the Panthers lean on All-Pro receiver Steve Smith, who is at his best under pressure, as he was last month when he repeatedly upstaged New England corner Aqib Talib in a 24-20 victory over the Patriots.
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August 15, 1990 | CHRIS BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Starting Raider fullback Steve Smith ended his holdout Tuesday, signing a multiyear contract that is believed to be worth $400,000 for this season. During the latter stages of the talks, the Raiders played hardball with Smith, who earned $147,500 last season. "Toward the end, (the negotiating) wasn't easy," a Raider executive said.
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July 23, 1987 | MARK HEISLER, Times Staff Writer
Raider rookie camp opened Wednesday without three of the top four picks: No. 1 John Clay, No. 2 Bruce Wilkerson and No. 4 Steve Beuerlein, all still unsigned. The No. 3 pick, fullback Steve Smith of Penn State, agreed to terms earlier in the day and reported on time. Clay and Wilkerson are offensive linemen. Wilkerson's agent, Neal Allen, says he expects his client to play a lot this season and is asking to be paid appropriately.
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February 5, 1989 | RICK HAZELTINE
If you're at a local gym and see four guys who look as if they couldn't give a group of junior high kids a good game, look again. If the tallest player is 6-feet-2 and the group tosses up a combination of soft shots that hit nothing but air or hard shots that bounce halfway back to midcourt, ask them their names. And if they all say Smith, believe them . . . and watch out. The big man is Steve Smith, starting point guard on the U.S.
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November 8, 1994 | From Associated Press
All-Star forward Kevin Willis was traded Monday from the Atlanta Hawks to the Miami Heat for Steve Smith and Grant Long, The Associated Press reported. Willis confirmed the trade when he was reached at the Salt Lake City airport, and a source close to both teams confirmed the players involved. "Something in the back of my mind told me something was brewing. This afternoon it came through," Willis said. "It's a weird feeling. I said I could play ball anywhere. I have no hard feelings.
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October 23, 2013 | George Skelton, Capitol Journal
Steve Glazer may represent the California Legislature's wave of the future. Then again, he may just crash on the rocks. Glazer is a moderate Democrat running for the Assembly while bucking powerful organized labor. That just is not done in California for the most part, at least successfully. A "Jerry Brown Democrat," he calls himself with some credibility. Not only was Glazer the governor's chief strategist during his lopsided election victory in 2010, he also espouses fiscal restraint like Brown.
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September 26, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Back in 2002, there was a photo taken of the three basketball standouts at Woodland Hills Taft: Jordan Farmar, Steve Smith and Matt Cook (see above). They've done pretty good for themselves. Farmar went on to UCLA and the NBA . Smith was a standout receiver at USC and in the NFL. Cook is a big-time fashion model . They'd still be a formidable three-on-three team. Their coach, Derrick Taylor, smiles when he sees the photo and remembers the days.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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July 27, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
Carolina Panthers' Steve Smith is donating $100,000 to the victims of the Aurora, Colo., shooting. Smith has no affiliation with Aurora and didn't know anybody who was injured during the incident but the massacre struck a chord with him. Smith said his eldest son Peyton was at a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Returns” in Charlotte, N.C., the same night that a gunman opened fire on a theater in Aurora, killing 12 and injuring 58. ...
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November 12, 2010 | Wire reports
The New York Giants will have to get by for the foreseeable future without their top possession receiver, Steve Smith . On Friday, Smith was ruled out of Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys because of what Coach Tom Coughlin described as a partially torn chest muscle. Mario Manningham , sporting the Giants' biggest per-catch average at 15.4 yards, will replace Smith at split end. Hakeem Nicks , the NFL's top-scoring wide receiver, with nine touchdowns, will remain at flanker.
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November 7, 2010 | By Andrew Gilbert, Special to the Los Angeles Times
In jazz, this is the era of the drummer. On a scene largely defined by the proliferation of creatively ambitious trap set experts, every year seems to bring a new crop of gifted rhythmic explorers. While steeped in jazz history, many of these musicians rove freely across stylistic frontiers, drawing from gospel, funk, folk, Balkan, Cuban and other deep musical wells. Over the next month, three drummer/bandleaders who've forged highly personal group sounds from myriad musical sources perform in the Los Angeles area.
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November 11, 2009 | SAM FARMER, ON THE NFL
Some of the NFL's tallest timber this season are mere bonsais in comparison to their football counterparts. The league leaders in touchdowns (Maurice Jones-Drew), yards rushing (Chris Johnson), receptions (Steve Smith) and sacks (Elvis Dumervil) are all sub-6-footers. And at 6 feet, New Orleans star Drew Brees, a most-valuable-player candidate, is the NFL's shortest starting quarterback. From 5-foot-6 Darren Sproles in San Diego to 5-8 Ray Rice in Baltimore, from 175-pound DeSean Jackson in Philadelphia to 185-pound Wes Welker in New England, pros all around the country are proving there's a place for the little man in America's biggest game.
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May 18, 1994 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The door at Raider headquarters was swinging both ways Tuesday. Back was center Don Mosebar. Gone was fullback Steve Smith. Back was fullback Derrick Gainer . . . . for the fifth time. The club signed Mosebar to a multiyear contract, terms not disclosed, released Smith and obtained Gainer from the Dallas Cowboys in a trade for past considerations. The retention of Mosebar, an unrestricted free agent, was crucial.
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September 3, 2006 | Mike Cranston, Associated Press
Steve Smith has two tattoos on his arm. One is of the square-jawed Superman, the other of the force-of-nature Tasmanian Devil. Fitting for the complex star of the Carolina Panthers, who is perhaps the top receiver in the NFL, but also one of the league's most temperamental players. While Dallas' Terrell Owens is the league's most talked-about receiver, Smith enters the 2006 season as the most feared.
SPORTS
August 11, 2009 | Sam Farmer
The pattern will never show up in a New York Giants' playbook, but it's one Steve Smith has known his whole life. It's called deep under cover. Despite his outstanding career at USC and two productive seasons in New York, Smith can still slip past fans the way he does defenders. That's likely to end this NFL season, as Smith steps into a more prominent role with the Giants, who no longer have stars Amani Toomer and Plaxico Burress on their roster. "You've just got to put the talk to rest and go out and show them what you can do," said Smith, who will move from the slot to Toomer's spot outside.
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January 28, 2008 | David Wharton, Times Staff Writer
Steve Smith showered, dressed neatly in a suit and found his way out of the visitors' locker room at Lambeau Field, down the hall to where postgame highlights flickered across a television screen. The New York Giants rookie had every reason to be happy. His team had just defeated Green Bay in overtime, winning the NFC title, and he had contributed a couple of fourth-quarter catches. But contentment isn't his style.
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