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R.C. Owens had an up-and-down career as a receiver for the San Francisco 49ers. The ball went up, and Owens routinely came down with it. Owens, whose leaping catches became his signature and introduced the term "alley oop" into the sports lexicon,...
John Henry Johnson Pro Football Hall of Fame running back John Henry Johnson, 81, a Pro Football Hall of Fame running back during the 1950s and '60s who was a member of the San Francisco 49ers' "Million Dollar Backfield," died Friday in Tracy, Calif.,...
Joe Perry, a Hall of Fame fullback with the San Francisco 49ers who became the first player to rush for 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons, has died. He was 84. Perry, nicknamed "the Jet" because of his speed, died Monday in Tempe, Ariz., of...
George Blanda, the Hall of Fame quarterback and kickerwho played a record 26 seasons of professional football and once almost single-handedly won five consecutive games for the Oakland Raiders, has died. He was 83. The Pro Football Hall of Fame said...
Everything They Had Sports Writing From David Halberstam David Halberstam Hyperion: 402 pp., $24.95 When David Halberstam was killed in a car crash near San Francisco last spring, he'd just finished what turned out to be his final book, "The Coldest...
He was Baltimore's first football star, an oddly named quarterback on a motley Colts team that boasted his strong arm but little else. For three years, Yelberton Abraham (Y.A.) Tittle led the club, won fans' hearts and even got his face plastered on the...
In 1950, the San Francisco 49ers traded Paul Salata to the Baltimore Colts. He doesn't hold any remorse toward the team because of it, far from it. The 49ers have always held a special place in Salata's heart. They gave him his shot at the NFL....
Nov. 12, 2000: "I've worked my whole career to play with a bunch of guys like this," quarterback Trent Dilfer says after driving the Ravens 70 yards for a touchdown in the final 2:18 to defeat Tennessee, 24-23. The victory lifts Baltimore to 7-4 and deals...
Sept. 6, 1995: Cal Ripken Jr. plays in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking Lou Gehrig's major league record that had stood for 56 years. Fireworks explode around Camden Yards as Ripken jogs a victory lap around the field. A sellout crowd of 46,272...
Sept. 1, 1996: Quarterback Vinny Testaverde pumps his fist and an announced record football crowd (64,124) at Memorial Stadium whoops it up as the fledgling Ravens win their opener, 19-14 over the Oakland Raiders. "To come from behind, in front of a...
July 27, 2003: On an overcast day in Cooperstown, N.Y., former Orioles slugger Eddie Murray is enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame and gives a heartfelt speech to the crowd of 18,000. "I had a dream as a kid, and I actually lived that dream," says...
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