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November 27, 2006 | J.A. Adande
We're at the point where any San Diego Chargers victory can be summarized in two words. This goes back to Nov. 19, when between updates I saw a 24-7 San Diego deficit against Denver turn into a 35-27 Chargers victory and I text-messaged a friend to ask what happened. My buddy's reply: "LT happened." Flash-forward to Sunday, when the Chargers had to deal with a strong Oakland Raiders defensive effort, a shaky performance by quarterback Philip Rivers and a 14-7 Raiders lead in the fourth quarter.
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September 4, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
NEW YORK -- Flavia Pennetta advanced to her first Grand Slam semifinal by upsetting fellow Italian and 10th-seeded Roberta Vinci on Wednesday, 6-4, 6-1, at the U.S. Open. The  31-year-old Pennetta had become the first Italian woman to be ranked in the top 10 but since  has been surpassed by several women, including Sara Errani, who seeded fourth for the U.S. Open, and Vinci from Italy. Pennetta was ranked 83rd. Pennetta and Vinci, former doubles partners, gave each other a long hug and Vinci gave Pennetta a kiss on the cheek and whispered into her ear, "Brava.
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June 18, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
LaDainian Tomlinson is set to retire Monday, ending a career that saw him rush for more yards than all but four other people in NFL history and included a league MVP award and five Pro Bowl selections. Tomlinson spent the first nine years of his career with the San Diego Chargers and the final two with the New York Jets. He is expected to sign a ceremonial contract with the Chargers to retire as a member of the team he was with during his 2006 MVP season. That year he set league single-season records for rushing touchdowns (28)
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September 4, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
LaDainian Tomlinson didn't mince words when asked about the NFL future of his former quarterback  Mark Sanchez of the New York Jets. “I don't think Mark will be a starter again in the NFL," Tomlinson said Tuesday on SiriusXM's Mad Dog Sports Radio. "I think there's certainly potential for him to be a backup and then get a starting job for half the year or what have you that way. But I think his days as a full-time starter are pretty much over. " The future Hall of Fame running back spent the final two years of his career with the Jets, and Sanchez was the starting quarterback for that entire stretch.
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September 4, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
LaDainian Tomlinson didn't mince words when asked about the NFL future of his former quarterback  Mark Sanchez of the New York Jets. “I don't think Mark will be a starter again in the NFL," Tomlinson said Tuesday on SiriusXM's Mad Dog Sports Radio. "I think there's certainly potential for him to be a backup and then get a starting job for half the year or what have you that way. But I think his days as a full-time starter are pretty much over. " The future Hall of Fame running back spent the final two years of his career with the Jets, and Sanchez was the starting quarterback for that entire stretch.
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February 23, 2010 | By Sam Farmer
LT is leaving town. LaDainian Tomlinson, the All-Pro running back so famous he's known simply by his initials, was released by San Diego on Monday after nine seasons with the Chargers. He was due a bonus of $2 million in March, and was coming off career lows of 730 yards in 223 carries and a 3.3-yard average. "This is the part of the business that I hate. . . ," said Chargers President Dean Spanos, who met Monday with Tomlinson and informed him of the decision. "Change involving great players is never easy.
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August 14, 2010 | By Sam Farmer
Some visuals just take getting used to. It was that way with Brett Favre in purple, or Donovan McNabb in burgundy. And it's that way with LaDainian Tomlinson in New York Jets green, a guy who for so long was synonymous with the San Diego Chargers. For Tomlinson, it isn't odd at all. He says he saw his road coming to an end in San Diego at least a couple of years ago. "I'm not going to say I wasn't happy, but I started to see my departure out of San Diego way before you guys did," he told a reporter during a break between training-camp practices.
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October 18, 2011 | By Lance Pugmire
The San Diego Chargers begin every season trying to exorcise the demon of having never won a Super Bowl. Along the way, the franchise finds itself running into ghosts of past decisions. It traded away No. 1 draft picks Michael Vick and Eli Manning, and let quarterback Drew Brees walk to the New Orleans Saints after the 2005 season. The Chargers have defeated Manning twice in regular-season games since trading him, but he won a Vince Lombardi Trophy with the 2007 New York Giants.
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January 2, 2009 | Associated Press
San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson and tight end Antonio Gates missed a second straight practice Thursday as San Diego continued to prepare for its home wild-card playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday night. Tomlinson, who has a strained groin, is in better shape than Gates, who has a sprained ankle. "If we were playing today he probably wouldn't play," Coach Norv Turner said about Gates. And L.T.? "Yeah, I think he would," the coach said.
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January 6, 2009 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
A groin injury suffered in the final regular-season game might force running back LaDainian Tomlinson to sit out the San Diego Chargers' playoff game at Pittsburgh on Sunday. Tomlinson said he wasn't sure whether a week's worth of treatment was going to be enough to allow him to play. "I don't know. It's tough," Tomlinson said after the Chargers' light workout Monday. "This is a tough injury. I would probably venture to say it's probably the toughest of my career. We'll see what happens."
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June 20, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Percy Harvin appears, in the span of about 24 hours, to have gone from wanting to work things out with the Vikings to just plain wanting out of Minnesota. Multiple sources are reporting Wednesday that the Vikings' only proven receiver has requested a trade from the team, the day after the star receiver expressed frustration over several unspecified issues with the team. Neither Harvin nor the Vikings has publicly acknowledged the trade request, but Harvin had plenty to say a day earlier as the team opened its mandatory mini-camp.
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June 18, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
LaDainian Tomlinson is set to retire Monday, ending a career that saw him rush for more yards than all but four other people in NFL history and included a league MVP award and five Pro Bowl selections. Tomlinson spent the first nine years of his career with the San Diego Chargers and the final two with the New York Jets. He is expected to sign a ceremonial contract with the Chargers to retire as a member of the team he was with during his 2006 MVP season. That year he set league single-season records for rushing touchdowns (28)
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October 18, 2011 | By Lance Pugmire
The San Diego Chargers begin every season trying to exorcise the demon of having never won a Super Bowl. Along the way, the franchise finds itself running into ghosts of past decisions. It traded away No. 1 draft picks Michael Vick and Eli Manning, and let quarterback Drew Brees walk to the New Orleans Saints after the 2005 season. The Chargers have defeated Manning twice in regular-season games since trading him, but he won a Vince Lombardi Trophy with the 2007 New York Giants.
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August 14, 2010 | By Sam Farmer
Some visuals just take getting used to. It was that way with Brett Favre in purple, or Donovan McNabb in burgundy. And it's that way with LaDainian Tomlinson in New York Jets green, a guy who for so long was synonymous with the San Diego Chargers. For Tomlinson, it isn't odd at all. He says he saw his road coming to an end in San Diego at least a couple of years ago. "I'm not going to say I wasn't happy, but I started to see my departure out of San Diego way before you guys did," he told a reporter during a break between training-camp practices.
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July 23, 2010 | Sam Farmer
Sure, he's among the NFL's elite quarterbacks, but San Diego's Philip Rivers in some ways is just another click in the crowd. He's one of the people who have clicked their way to more than 56,000 viewings of a highlight video of former Fresno State running back Ryan Mathews, the Chargers' first-round draft pick. It's clear that Rivers cannot wait for the season to begin. Of all the changes in San Diego this season — and there are many — the change at running back from LaDainian Tomlinson to Mathews will be the most scrutinized.
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March 16, 2010 | From staff and wire reports
Brett Favre kept his plans to himself, even as he helped try to recruit LaDainian Tomlinson to play for the Minnesota Vikings. FOR THE RECORD: Willie Davis memorial: In Wednesday's Sports section, a Day in Sports item about the memorial for former Los Angeles Dodger Willie Davis said the event was held at the Stadium Club at Dodger Stadium. It was held at the stadium's Dugout Club. — Tomlinson, who signed a two-year deal with the New York Jets on Sunday, said the quarterback gave no indication whether he'd return for a 20th season when they chatted about the Vikings last week.
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February 23, 2010 | By Sam Farmer
LT is leaving town. LaDainian Tomlinson, the All-Pro running back so famous he's known simply by his initials, was released by San Diego on Monday after nine seasons with the Chargers. He was due a bonus of $2 million in March, and was coming off career lows of 730 yards in 223 carries and a 3.3-yard average. "This is the part of the business that I hate. . . ," said Chargers President Dean Spanos, who met Monday with Tomlinson and informed him of the decision. "Change involving great players is never easy.
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