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April 22, 1986
A torn knee ligament has apparently ended the professional football career of Marcus Dupree, former Mississippi high school star and a standout running back at Oklahoma. "It's really tough to take," Dupree said after a weekend medical examination had led the examining physician to conclude that Dupree's football playing days are over. "I don't think he'll ever play football again," Dr.
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November 22, 1995 | PETER H. KING
Drop-kick me, Jesus, through the goal posts of life. End over end, neither left nor right. Kick me, Lord, kick me through those righteous uprights. Drop-kick me, Jesus, through the goal posts of life. --From a hymn by Paul Craft * With Thanksgiving but a day away, it's only proper to talk a little football. This, of course, is a sore subject in Los Angeles, home of the Empty Stadium.
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December 4, 1987
Marcus Dupree, star running, back in the defunct United States Football League, filed a $3-million damage suit Wednesday against Kenneth Fairley, a Baptist minister who served as Dupree's agent and business manager.
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August 20, 1995 | JOHN LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Steve Young, pro football's best quarterback, cheerfully recalls the site of what must rank as the lowest--if not the most bizarre--moment of his professional career. Pierce College. June 15. Ten years ago, when the Los Angeles area had three more professional football teams than it has today.
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June 15, 1985 | Associated Press
Louis Jackson rushed for 129 yards on 25 carries and caught five passes for another 85 yards Friday night to pace the Portland Breakers to a 23-17 United States Football League victory over the playoff-bound Denver Gold.
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August 12, 1992 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a professional team. It wasn't supposed to end with grown men throwing appetizers at each other in a hotel room. It wasn't supposed to end with the quarterback telling the center: "Just snap the ball over my head and let's see what happens." It wasn't supposed to end with a 39-year-old truck driver going knuckles down at left tackle for $100 per game, sending a $40-million quarterback scrambling toward the sanctuary of the sideline.
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November 19, 1991 | ALLAN MALAMUD
Without Magic Johnson, the Lakers are 5-3. With him a year ago, they were 3-5. . . . Are they overachieving briefly in the face of adversity or are they talented enough to continue to play better than .600 basketball when reality sets in? . . . Last year they had just begun a winning streak that reached eight games and were still learning Mike Dunleavy's system. . . . If Dallas is asking for Vlade Divac for Derek Harper, the Lakers should not make the deal. . . .
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September 24, 1991 | ELLIOTT ALMOND
John Teerlinck, the Rams' new defensive line coach, has a reputation for being, how do you say, a bit unorthodox. He has used green footballs, bowling pins and hoops as coaching tools, writes Steve Schoenfeld of the Arizona Republic. Green footballs? Teerlinck started the practice in 1979 while coaching at Eastern Illinois because he wanted linemen to get off the ball quickly. "They concentrate more, work harder if the ball is green because it's stimulus response," Teerlinck told the Republic.
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April 19, 1990
The Rams announced the signing of free-agent defensive back Lupe Sanchez, a UCLA player in the early 1980s. Sanchez played for Arizona and Orlando, Fla., in the United States Football League before joining the Pittsburgh Steelers, who released him in 1988.
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December 21, 1989 | GARR KLUENDER
It has been a long, winding road to success in pro football for former Glendale College quarterback Bob Gagliano of the Detroit Lions. Gagliano started at Glendale, then transferred to U.S. International. After USIU dropped football, he finished at Utah State. The Kansas City Chiefs drafted him in the 12th round in 1981, but he played in only two games in three years.
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