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Sept. 12, 2005

Lesser Saints

The fate of New Orleans's NFL team took a backseat to scenes of despair

Jan. 22, 2007

Flawesome

Even when he's far from perfect, Tom Brady finds a way to make the Patriots playoff winners

Jan. 17, 2005

Strong-Arm Tactics

Chad Pennington showed he can still go deep in leading the Jets to an upset of the Chargers

Nov. 21, 2005

Fallen Idols

Once billed as the Greatest Show on Turf, the St. Louis Rams have seen their dynasty-in-the-making crumble, in large part because of a power struggle between the front office and coach Mike Martz

Dec. 26, 2005

Saints Elsewhere

Despite leading the NFL in evictions, distractions and uncertainty, the storm-blown New Orleans players are hanging together

May 29, 2006

California Dreamin'

Former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo wants to bring a team to L.A. Could it be the Raiders? The Vikings? The Saints? The 49ers? Yup

Aug. 14, 2006

Third and Short

In the battle for the Giants' No. 3 wideout spot, Tim Carter feels the heat from Smurflike draft pick Sinorice Moss

Dec. 25, 2006

The Best of 2006

Of all the year's spectacular performers, no one had the finishing touch of Mr. Touchdown, LaDainian Tomlinson

Aug. 23, 2004

Into the Pool with Pride

Natalie Coughlin showed her colors: gold and silver

Dec. 05, 1994

Curtains

Acting Super, Pittsburgh lowered the boom on the Raiders

Sept. 28, 1998

Halftime Adjustments During a hectic 12 minutes, the Broncos tweaked their game plan

Standing in the Oakland Coliseum visitors' locker room at halftime of Sunday's game against the Raiders, Broncos offensive coordinator Gary ...

July 15, 1996

CAPTAIN HOOKED GEORGE SEIFERT, THE 49ERS' ULTRA-FOCUSED COACH, IS TRYING TO LIGHTEN UP, BUT THE PRESSURE IS ON HIM TO LAND ANOTHER TITLE

On a day so clear that you can peer into the past, George Seifert has the brisk Bay breeze at his back, a new rod in his hand and a million-dollar ...

Dec. 01, 1997

WITH THEIR COACH UNDER FIRE, THE BEARS SHOCKED THE BUCCANEERS--SEIFERT'S WAITING GAME--A UNIQUE CORNER

A GLIMMER OF HOPE If you are a homeless person huddling on a Michigan Avenuesidewalk in downtown Chicago on a nippy fall night, there ...

Nov. 24, 1997

BIG STUFF MIKE ALSTOTT IS PART BULL, PART BON VIVANT--AND JUST WHAT THE BUCS NEEDED

She's an attractive young brunette, a confident reveler with aJennifer Aniston hairdo, a killer tan and legs that seem as longas the Florida ...

April 24, 1995

ALL HAIL THE KING THE LEGENDARY JOE MONTANA IS FINALLY READY TO REST ON HIS LAURELS

By Michael Silver PHOTOGRAPH BY PETER READ MILLER

The morning mist envelops the Napa Valley, floating above thevineyards like a perfect touch pass, and Joe Montana wants to talkabout water.

Sept. 30, 1996

REAL DEAL THE CAROLINA PANTHERS SHED THEIR EXPANSION TAG WITH A DOMINATING VICTORY OVER THE SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

Sundays traditionally have not been party nights in theBible-thumping city of Charlotte. But times are changing, asevidenced by the raucous ...

Oct. 07, 1996

MAKING A STATEMENT THE OILERS TALKED TOUGH, BUT THE STEELERS, LED BY JEROME BETTIS, HAD THE LAST WORD

He had spent three hours scattering bodies for one of the hottest running backs in pro football, and now Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Tim Lester ...

Oct. 21, 1996

OUT OF STEP EVEN THE RETURN OF MICHAEL IRVIN CAN'T HIDE THE MULTITUDE OF PROBLEMS FACING THE COWBOYS

The heart, soul and swagger of the Dallas Cowboys resurfaced onSunday at Texas Stadium in the form of a man wearing anelectric-purple suit, ...