At year's end: Marathon bombing, baseball suspensions top news

At year's end: Marathon bombing, baseball suspensions top news

Suspensions for alleged banned substance use, a bombing at the end of the one of the most prestigious marathons and long-term issues from sports injuries top the year in sports.
JOHN HENDEL, UPI Executive Editor at Large

Steelers defensive great L.C. Greenwood dies at 67

LONDON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end L.C. Greenwood, a six-time Pro Bowl pick, has died at age 67, the team announced Sunday.

Texas crash kills ex-Steeler Ernie Holmes

LUMBERTON, Texas, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Former defensive tackle Ernie Holmes, who played for two Pittsburgh Super Bowl winners, was killed in car crash near Lumberton, Texas, authorities said Friday.

Aikman, White among Hall of Fame finalists

CANTON, Ohio, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Troy Aikman and the late Reggie White Wednesday were among the 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2006.

Bud Carson dies of emphysema

SARASOTA, Fla., Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Former NFL coach Bud Carson died Wednesday after a lengthy bout with emphysema at age 75.

Elway, Sanders lead Hall nominees

CANTON, Ohio, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Quarterback John Elway and running back Barry Sanders head the list of 25 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2004.

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Allen, Walker among Hall of Fame nominees

CANTON, Ohio, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Newcomers Marcus Allen and Herschel Walker and returnees Bill Parcells and Bob Kuechenberg head the list of 74 nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame releas

Parcells among hall of fame finalists

CANTON, Ohio, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Bill Parcells is a finalist for the Pro Football of Fame -- at least for now.

Pittsburgh 15, Cleveland 12 (OT)

CLEVELAND, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Kris Brown kicked his fifth field goal 5:22 into overtime Sunday after missing a potential game-winning effort late in the fourth quarter to keep the Pittsburgh
L.C. Greenwood
Pittsburgh Steelers L.C. Greenwood waves to the fans during the celebration before the game against the Miami Dolphins, at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 7, 2006. (UPI Photo/Stephen Gross)

L.C. Henderson Greenwood (born September 8, 1946 in Canton, Mississippi) is a former American football defensive end for the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers.

Greenwood graduated from Arkansas AM&N,where he began a member of the Beta Theta Chapter Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity,Inc. in 1969 after being named a 1968 Ebony All-American for his play on the defensive line.

He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1969 in the 10th round. In 1971, he became the starting left defensive end. One of the four members of Pittsburgh's famous Steel Curtain defensive line, he would remain there until retirement in 1981. Greenwood, who was 6 feet 6 inches tall and weighed 245 pounds, was a six-time Pro Bowl player and was named to NFL All-Pro teams in 1974 and 1975. He was named All-AFC five times. He also led the Steelers six times in sacks with a career total of 73½ (sacks were an unofficial stat at the time). According to records kept by the Steelers, Greenwood's highest single-season sack total was 11, which he reached in 1974. He further had 14 fumble recoveries in his career, including 5 in 1971, which tied for the NFL lead. Greenwood was one of the more quiet players on the Steelers defense. He had 4.7 in the 40-yard dash, and that speed allowed him to dominate his position.

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