August 17, 2001 |
Tony Banks joined the quarterback-depleted Washington Redskins on Thursday, two days after a bitter release from the Dallas Cowboys nearly made him quit the sport. "One day you're on one team, the next day you're on the other," Banks said. "It's not how I pictured it, but here I am." Banks signed a one-year deal and will battle Todd Husak for the No. 2 job behind Jeff George. Right now, however, Banks is the only healthy veteran arm in camp at Carlisle, Pa.
December 3, 1989 |
As David Gambill lined up to kick an extra point and give Morse a 17-0 lead late in the second quarter, the Mira Mesa defense was trying to figure out how to stop the red-hot Tigers. Proving that there may be something to mental telepathy, the automatic sprinklers came on and doused both teams before the snap. But not even a good soaking could cool Morse, which held on to defeat Mira Mesa, 18-13, in a section 3-A semifinal at Southwestern College Saturday night.
March 25, 1994 |
Greg Norman took advantage of a soft, vulnerable course for a nine-under-par 63 that led an assault on par Thursday in the first round of the Players Championship at the TPC course in Ponte Vedra, Fla. The course, once criticized by players as being too difficult, turned docile in the ideal conditions.
December 6, 1990 |
Morse High School is being called by many as the greatest team in San Diego Section history. The Times' 1990 All-County selections illustrate seven reasons why. Five Tigers were named to the first team and two made the second team, making Morse one of the most represented schools in the 13 years The Times' has selected all-county teams. Rancho Buena Vista had three players on the first team for the third year in a row (the Longhorns had four in 1988), including one of the running backs.
April 5, 1994 |
No, it's not true that the students will be running the class, but there could be more questions than answers when UCLA opens spring football practice today in Westwood. The offensive coaches might need name tags. No problem, Coach Terry Donahue said. "The guys I've hired are all experienced. That makes it easier for them to come in. . . . I think we've had enough time to get everybody acclimated."
June 9, 2002 |
A small flotilla of big-game fishing boats will chug out of port in a hunt for a $1 million prize and a sea creature that's a silvery-blue torpedo of muscle bigger than a bear. The 44th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament is one of the world's oldest and richest deep-sea fishing events. But it remains largely unknown to those outside the sport. Last year, Adrian Holler's 61-foot yacht out of Newport, N.C.
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November 23, 2002 |
DURHAM, N.C. -- Three-year-old Tommy Bennett's only hope for long-term survival arrived Friday morning -- after days of chemotherapy, weeks of medical tests and months of fighting between his parents and their HMO. Tommy, of Ione, Calif., received a stem-cell transplant, derived from a newborn baby's umbilical cord blood, at 11:25 a.m. at Duke University Medical Center here.
October 29, 1995 |
Cade McNown is too young to have known UCLA's pain against California, winners of five consecutive games against the Bruins before Saturday's game at the Rose Bowl. McNown, a true freshman, only knew what he heard around the locker room, read in the papers, felt around campus: This ugly little streak against Cal had to end, even if it meant it would take an 18-year-old quarterback to do it. "I wanted the seniors to leave beating Cal," McNown said.
October 29, 1995 |
Determined to end a losing streak against California that had stretched to five games, UCLA tried everything in the first half of Saturday's game at the Rose Bowl. The Bruins tried to run. They tried to pass. They tried to kick. Nothing seemed to work. But in the second half, they tried the obvious: Give the ball to tailback Karim Abdul- Jabbar, throw a block or two and get out of his way.
September 10, 1995 |
It was Terry Donahue's worst nightmare. The UCLA coach was in the third quarter of a tight game against Brigham Young on Saturday, and the core of his offense was everywhere but on the field. Quarterback Ryan Fien was at Utah Valley Hospital receiving treatment for a separated left shoulder and his second concussion and second deep chin cut in as many weeks. Leading rusher Karim Abdul-Jabbar was lying on the bench in pain from a bruise of the lower back.