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Roger Staubach

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  • Summers with John Wooden

    Summers with John Wooden
    For years, John Wooden ran basketball camps for kids during the Southern California summers. Two Times staffers recall their experiences with the legendary coach. ---- In 1975, I was an 11-year-old aspiring NBA player enrolled in John Wooden's...
  • USC Aces High

    USC will be represented by two aces, Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart, in the top 10 of the NFL draft in the not too distant future, I'd say. Such a distinction doesn't happen every year. A runner like Bush, who has both rare speed and the rare ability to...
  • Game on: Pros and big-league politics

    Game on: Pros and big-league politics
    Howard Cosell called it "rule No. 1 of the Jockocracy": the idea that sports and politics must never mix. This last election season though, that iron wall separating the two worlds wasn't merely breached, it was flattened. It has been little reported...
  • Land-gate

    GOV. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. is right: His administration's plan to sell 836 acres of environmentally sensitive state land to a developer at a bargain price - and possibly sell other such state parcels - does raise a significant public policy issue that...
  • Pilot: Straight, Proud and Tall

    He was everyone's All-American gone to war. Tall, athletic, brainy and ramrod straight--in stature and in his march through life--Capt. Matthew W. Bancroft never took his eyes off the destination. When word came that Bancroft's tanker plane had gone down...
  • Heady moment

    And now for another episode of "Great Minds Think Alike." The Sun's headline yesterday for the Sports section on Michael Phelps' crowning achievement at the Beijing Games was "8th wonder." A popular choice. Among the others who used the same headline:...
  • Vick 'very thankful'

    Vick 'very thankful'
    Michael Vick never has been better than with Dan Reeves. In their lone season together as starting quarterback and head coach, Vick made the Pro Bowl, set personal records and led the Atlanta Falcons to the playoffs. Most impressive, Vick and the Falcons...
  • 60 Years Of Memories For The Travelers Championship

    60 Years Of Memories For The Travelers Championship
    CROMWELL — The first PGA Tour stop in Connecticut was 60 years ago with the Insurance City Open at Wethersfield Country Club. Now called the Travelers Championship, it has gone through some name and sponsor changes through the years. But for...
  • Jones never shy to take risks

    In the NFL, everyone tries to keep up with the Joneses. And for good reason. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has transformed a franchise that was losing $1 million per month in 1989 into the league's richest team, one valued by Forbes at $1.8 billion. Despite...
  • Navy beats SMU, 24-17, without gaining a single passing yard

    Navy beats SMU, 24-17, without gaining a single passing yard
    For eight consecutive seasons, Navy has played in a bowl, a point of pride for a program filled with pride. Just two weeks ago, that streak seemed doomed as the Midshipmen plummeted to the depths of a six-game losing streak. Even last week's big win over...
  • Study: Modern football helmets no safer than vintage leather helmets

    Study: Modern football helmets no safer than vintage leather helmets
    The golden age of professional football and those old leather helmets--they just didn't look like they offered much protection. Researchers wondered how they would stack up against today's fancy new helmets so they performed impact tests on both. They...
  • Heisman often height of success

    The moment when Robert Griffin III stepped to the podium Saturday night to receive the Heisman Trophy, greeted by a contingent of past winners, the Baylor quarterback automatically became eligible for membership in another sort of club. Not that he wants...