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By The Washington Post | September 22, 2010
The Washington Redskins cut veteran running back Larry Johnson, making him the first casualty of a ground game that has been among the NFL's worst through the first two weeks of the season. Johnson's agent, Peter Schaffer, and the team confirmed the move. According to two sources, the team replaced Johnson with Chad Simpson, a third-year player out of Morgan State who spent two years with the Indianapolis Colts and was with the Buffalo Bills in the preseason. Johnson, 30, a former star with the Kansas City Chiefs, ran five times for 2 yards the first two weeks of the season.
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By The Washington Post | September 22, 2010
The Washington Redskins cut veteran running back Larry Johnson, making him the first casualty of a ground game that has been among the NFL's worst through the first two weeks of the season. Johnson's agent, Peter Schaffer, and the team confirmed the move. According to two sources, the team replaced Johnson with Chad Simpson, a third-year player out of Morgan State who spent two years with the Indianapolis Colts and was with the Buffalo Bills in the preseason. Johnson, 30, a former star with the Kansas City Chiefs, ran five times for 2 yards the first two weeks of the season.
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By Skip Myslenski and Skip Myslenski,Chicago Tribune | December 13, 1990
LAS VEGAS -- He moves about on legs that resemble telephone poles and that support a torso so tough it could be used as the wall in a game of racquetball. He rebounds as avidly as George Foreman eats, scores from down in the blocks with the regularity of a metronome and is so powerful that teammate Anderson Hunt remembers their first meeting this way:"We were playing, and I bumped into him. It was just a little bump, I thought, but my shoulder didn't stop hurting. From that day on, I knew he was The Man."
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By Sam Farmer Inside the NFL | December 27, 2009
Brian Dawkins needs no introduction in Philadelphia. But he's getting one anyway. At the request of the Broncos, Dawkins and the rest of the Denver defense will be introduced individually before Sunday's game at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles complied, honoring the wish of Dawkins, a seven-time Pro Bowl safety who's among the most popular players in Eagles history. Dawkins signed with the Broncos in February after 13 seasons with the Eagles during which he broke Harold Carmichael's club record of 180 games played.
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February 7, 1992
Participants for the 1992 Slam-Dunk contest to be held tomorrow in Orlando, Fla.:Player. . . . . . . TeamNick Anderson . . . OrlandoStacey Augmon . . . AtlantaTerrell Brandon . . ClevelandCedric Ceballos . . PhoenixLarry Johnson . . . CharlotteShawn Kemp. . . . . SeattleJohn Starks . . . . New YorkDoug West . . . . . Minnesota
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By MIKE PRESTON | December 9, 2006
As far as the Ravens are concerned, any talk about the Kansas City Chiefs' offense begins and ends with running back Larry Johnson. The Ravens have faced other quality backs this season, such as Pittsburgh's Willie Parker and Cincinnati's Rudi Johnson. They also handled the league's top runner and player in San Diego's LaDainian Tomlinson, thanks in part to the conservative approach of Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer. But Larry Johnson is the prototype for big backs. He is that rare combination of power and speed who might someday scratch the surface of the group that includes Jim Brown and Earl Campbell.
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January 1, 2006
On December 28, 2005, LARRY JOHNSON. On Monday friends may call at Vaughn C. Greene Funeral Chapel, 4905 York Road, where the family will receive friends from 3:00 to 8:00 P.M. On Tuesday, services will be held at The Mt. Pleasant Ministries, 6000 Radecke Avenue, where the family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11:00 A.M., with services to follow. Inquiries to 410-433-7500.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Correspondent | July 17, 1991
BOWIE -- Playing three seasons of basketball in a city where battling the odds is a way of life, Nevada-Las Vegas guard Anderson Hunt said he knew quitting college a year early to test himself in the professional ranks was a big-time gamble.Some say Hunt already lost the roll of the dice after failing to be selected in the NBA draft last month. The other four UNLV starters -- Larry Johnson (No. 1), Stacy Augmon (9), Greg Anthony (12) and George Ackles (29), all seniors -- were chosen.Hunt's college coach, Jerry Tarkanian, said he doubted the wisdom of Hunt's decision.
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December 17, 2005
QUESTION OF THE DAY NEXT QUESTION What would the Ravens' record be if Brett Favre were their quarterback this season? Selected responses to today's question will be printed Monday on The Kickoff page. Please e-mail your answer (about 25 words) to sports@baltsun.com by 3 p.m. tomorrow. Include your name, address and a daytime telephone number for verification purposes. THEY SAID IT "If you've ever dropped an infant, that's how you feel when you fumble." LaMont Jordan Raiders running back and former Terp "If those walls could talk, they would probably bad-mouth Donovan McNabb."
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November 12, 2009
Yes, but who'd want him? Sam Farmer Los Angeles Times If you're going to say that everybody who acts like an idiot should be denied the right to play, you wouldn't be able to field one team, let alone 32. The question is, which teams are so desperate to generate a ground attack that they're willing to take a moody sulker whose skills are clearly on the slide? (Then again, a year ago, the same could be said of Cedric Benson, and now he's the league's second-leading rusher.
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By From Sun news services | November 17, 2009
The NFL has fined Titans owner Bud Adams $250,000 for making an obscene gesture at Buffalo fans while celebrating Tennessee's victory over the Bills. Commissioner Roger Goodell notified Adams of the fine Monday. League spokesman Greg Aiello said it was for conduct detrimental to the NFL. Adams was seen making the gesture while in his luxury suite and again on the field after Sunday's 41-17 victory. Adams, 86, issued an apology a couple of hours later, saying he got caught up in the excitement.
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November 12, 2009
Yes, but who'd want him? Sam Farmer Los Angeles Times If you're going to say that everybody who acts like an idiot should be denied the right to play, you wouldn't be able to field one team, let alone 32. The question is, which teams are so desperate to generate a ground attack that they're willing to take a moody sulker whose skills are clearly on the slide? (Then again, a year ago, the same could be said of Cedric Benson, and now he's the league's second-leading rusher.
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October 11, 2007
Don't know about you, but I'm ready for this fantasy football season to be over. No matter where I go - the office, a government meeting, a Hampden pub to watch some playoff baseball - well-meaning folks ask how my teams are doing. They assume, sensibly, that because I put myself out there as some kind of fantasy sage, I'll have good news or at least a little insight. Well, maybe next year. My teams stink. I thought the worm might be turning after both eked out cheap wins in Week 4. Turned out that the low point totals were indicative of their quality.
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By EDWARD LEE and EDWARD LEE,SUN REPORTER | December 11, 2006
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- No one would accuse Terrell Suggs of being shy or quiet. The fourth-year linebacker/defensive end is one of the most boisterous personalities in the Ravens' locker room, and that passion spilled out during the team's 20-10 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium yesterday. After tackling Kansas City running back Larry Johnson, Suggs mocked the league's second-leading rusher by flashing Johnson's "dynasty" sign, which the running back usually reserves for celebrating touchdowns.
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By MIKE PRESTON | December 9, 2006
As far as the Ravens are concerned, any talk about the Kansas City Chiefs' offense begins and ends with running back Larry Johnson. The Ravens have faced other quality backs this season, such as Pittsburgh's Willie Parker and Cincinnati's Rudi Johnson. They also handled the league's top runner and player in San Diego's LaDainian Tomlinson, thanks in part to the conservative approach of Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer. But Larry Johnson is the prototype for big backs. He is that rare combination of power and speed who might someday scratch the surface of the group that includes Jim Brown and Earl Campbell.
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October 30, 2006
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- There is a way to hold onto the ball for two-thirds of the game, move it about 500 yards, get your best player in the end zone four times and still nearly lose. Just ask the Kansas City Chiefs. At the end of their wild 35-28 victory yesterday over the depleted Seattle Seahawks, the Chiefs were feeling more lucky than good, more grateful than boastful. "That goes to show you what happens ... when you miss opportunities and turn the ball over in the wrong area of the field and give up big plays," Chiefs coach Herman Edwards said.
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By Sam Smith and Sam Smith,Chicago Tribune | September 2, 1993
The Charlotte Hornets and Seattle SuperSonics completed a long-rumored trade yesterday that is a first step toward making both the Hornets and Sonics serious contenders to end the Chicago Bulls' title reign.The first part of the deal sent unhappy Kendall Gill to Seattle for Eddie Johnson, plus Dana Barros and a first-round draft choice.The key player was Gill, 25, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard who averaged 16.1 points in three seasons with the Hornets. He is considered one of the rising young stars of the NBA, but he grew disenchanted with the Charlotte management, feuded with teammates and said he would leave the team as a free agent after next season.
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By Ken Murray | December 20, 2004
A LION'S HEART The Lions' much-maligned Joey Harrington answered his critics when he played with the flu and threw for a career-high 361 yards against Minnesota. Harrington drove 80 yards to a TD in the last 1:29 before a botched extra point foiled the Lions. INDISPENSABLE The revived Bills can ill afford an injury to RB Willis McGahee, who hurt his knee in Cincinnati after an awkward landing on a pass play. THIN SKIN? Broncos QB Jake Plummer ought to be used to home-crowd heckling with all the interceptions he has thrown in his career (140)
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January 1, 2006
On December 28, 2005, LARRY JOHNSON. On Monday friends may call at Vaughn C. Greene Funeral Chapel, 4905 York Road, where the family will receive friends from 3:00 to 8:00 P.M. On Tuesday, services will be held at The Mt. Pleasant Ministries, 6000 Radecke Avenue, where the family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11:00 A.M., with services to follow. Inquiries to 410-433-7500.
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By KEN MURRAY | December 19, 2005
Television reality shows have nothing on the NFL. You want survival drama? Try December's wild-card scramble. That's when reputations are gained, jobs are lost, and memories are made. It's when the San Diego Chargers knock the immortality out of the Indianapolis Colts, not to mention the precision out of Peyton Manning's passing game. The Chargers remain the best team in the most jeopardy of missing the postseason. It's when the Washington Redskins bury the Dallas Cowboys, proving that a 14-13 win in September wasn't the fluke everyone thought it was. Yes, there could be a January playoff in Joe Gibbs' future.
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