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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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April 12, 2014 | By Gary Klein
Numerous USC linebackers coaches helped Hayes Pullard on his way to becoming a projected four-year starter for the Trojans. Joe Barry coached him as a freshman, Scottie Hazelton as a sophomore and Mike Ekeler as a junior. Now, Peter Sirmon is preparing the fifth-year senior for his final season. As the Trojans completed their third week of spring workouts on Saturday, Pullard said he was looking forward to a few more practices before next week's finale at the Coliseum.
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May 3, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Junior Seau's apparent suicide has left many of his former teammates stunned and saddened, searching for answers as to why. "I'm sorry to say, Superman is dead," said Shawn Mitchell, a chaplain for the San Diego Chargers. "All of us can appear to be super, but all of us need to reach out and find support when we're hurting. " Being from the San Diego area, Seau quickly became one of the most beloved Chargers of all time after he joined the team, and his popularity only grew after he led the team to the 1995 Super Bowl.
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February 4, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
Even with the St. Louis Rams apparently exploring their options in Los Angeles, the San Diego Chargers are staying put for at least another season. Chargers attorney Mark Fabiani, point man on potential stadium projects, said the club will not exercise the annual escape clause in its lease this year. "The team is continuing to work, as we have for more than a decade, on stadium solutions in San Diego, and we will not be triggering the out clause in our lease in 2014," Fabiani wrote in an email.
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September 9, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
Oakland pulled the trigger, San Diego didn't. As the AFC West rivals open their season at the Oakland Coliseum in the second game of a Monday night opening-week doubleheader, classifying those coaching personnel decisions as prudent or panicked and patient or stagnant requires a closer look. Baltimore plays host to Cincinnati in the Monday opener. After losing four of their final five games, the Raiders fired Hue Jackson and replaced him with former Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Dennis Allen.
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August 15, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
Quentin Jammer is a 10-year NFL veteran, and the San Diego Chargers' most experienced former first-round pick, but he found himself transformed into nothing more than a common fan last week. The target of Jammer's interest during the team's exhibition opener against the Green Bay Packers was the Chargers' newest first-round pick, linebacker Melvin Ingram. "Did I watch him?" Jammer responded to a question, nearly incredulous. "Everyone on our sideline was watching him. " Ingram satisfied any doubters right away.
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January 4, 2014 | Sam Farmer
Being labeled the biggest, baddest team on the block doesn't matter much in the NFL playoffs. Since realignment in 2002, only twice has a No. 1 seed in either conference gone on to win the Super Bowl: New Orleans in 2009 and New England in 2003. Just as many No. 6 seeds have lifted the Lombardi Trophy during that span: Green Bay in 2010 and Pittsburgh in 2005. This is especially meaningful to the sixth-seeded San Diego Chargers, who know firsthand that a gaudy regular-season record isn't all it's cracked up to be. They open the playoffs as a seven-point underdog Sunday at Cincinnati, where the Bengals have not lost this season.
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October 16, 1985
Former Pierce College and Crespi High quarterback Babe Laufenberg, who tried out for four National Football League teams after being released last month by the Washington Redskins, is on the road again after receiving his walking papers Tuesday from the San Diego Chargers. Laufenberg, 25, was released as the Chargers signed Joe Dufek.
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January 8, 2013 | By Chris Foster
The San Diego Chargers have contacted UCLA football Coach Jim Mora about their head-coaching vacancy through his representatives, according to multiple people familiar with the situation who were not authorized to speak publicly. UCLA had a record of 9-5 in Mora's first season as coach. Mora is likely to remain in Westwood, with UCLA boosting the pay for his assistant coaches and improving the team's facilities, people in the university's athletic department said. Mora did not respond to phone calls or text messages.
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February 6, 2013 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
In his first game in 1963 with the San Diego Chargers, Walt Sweeney established a pattern that would mark his 13 seasons as a star in professional football. Even though it was only an exhibition, Sweeney played with a fearsome aggressiveness. As a special teams player, he raced down the field ahead of the veterans, making several tackles over the course of the game and becoming a fan favorite as the Chargers beat the Oakland Raiders. But there was something the fans did not know: Sweeney, then a 22-year-old first-round draft choice from Syracuse University, was so high on speed that his heart would not stop pounding after the game.
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January 31, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
  NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Friday that just because Stan Kroenke, owner of the St. Louis Rams, recently purchased 60 acres adjacent to Hollywood Park, it doesn't mean Kroenke plans to relocate the Rams to the Los Angeles area. "Stan is a very large developer on a global basis; he has land throughout the country and throughout the world," Goodell said at his annual pre-Super Bowl news conference. "He has kept us informed of it. We're aware of it. There are no plans, to my knowledge, of a stadium development.
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January 15, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - Acting Mayor Todd Gloria called Wednesday for San Diego to do better in finding shelter for its rising number of homeless people. “We're a great city,” Gloria said during a state-of-the-city speech in the renovated Balboa Theatre. “But we cannot be America's Finest City while thousands of our neighbors are living on our streets.” For the coming year's budget, Gloria pledged a reshaping that “better utilizes” money from the city's general fund to expand current programs, including the winter shelter.
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January 12, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
  DENVER - At last, an entire city can exhale - and so can its football team. The Denver Broncos defeated the San Diego Chargers in a divisional playoff game Sunday, building a 17-point lead then hanging on for a 24-17 victory in front of a bundled-up, boisterous crowd at Sports Authority Field. The victory sets up an AFC showdown between New England and Denver - Tom Brady versus Peyton Manning - but on Manning's home field this time. “Obviously, we're the two best teams in the AFC, because we're playing for the AFC championship,” said Broncos linebacker Shaun Phillips, whose team blew a 24-point lead to the Patriots in a 34-31 loss Nov. 24 in Foxborough, Mass.
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January 12, 2014 | By Dan Loumena
When the San Diego Chargers play the Denver Broncos in an AFC divisional playoff game Sunday, All-Pro safety Eric Weddle will be matching wits with legendary quarterback Peyton Manning. Weddle, a former multi-position star at Alta Loma High and Utah, has found a home in San Diego as the dynamic playcaller in the Chargers' secondary. The 5-foot-11, 200-pounder has been All-Pro four times and voted to two Pro Bowls. Recently he's sported a look straight from the Brian Wilson school of grooming.
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January 4, 2014 | Sam Farmer
Being labeled the biggest, baddest team on the block doesn't matter much in the NFL playoffs. Since realignment in 2002, only twice has a No. 1 seed in either conference gone on to win the Super Bowl: New Orleans in 2009 and New England in 2003. Just as many No. 6 seeds have lifted the Lombardi Trophy during that span: Green Bay in 2010 and Pittsburgh in 2005. This is especially meaningful to the sixth-seeded San Diego Chargers, who know firsthand that a gaudy regular-season record isn't all it's cracked up to be. They open the playoffs as a seven-point underdog Sunday at Cincinnati, where the Bengals have not lost this season.
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December 27, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Hope you're ready for a wild and wacky NFL Sunday. With the playoffs starting next week, 10 teams are still in contention for the four postseason berths still up for grabs. Nothing's more exciting than a win-or-go-home scenario during the final week of the regular season, and it will happen twice on Sunday when Green Bay travels to NFC North rival Chicago and Philadelphia visits NFC East foe Dallas. In each case, the winner is conference champion; the loser is done until next fall.
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May 6, 2001 | BERNIE WILSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The San Diego Chargers are starting to look like a real football team. The NFL's worst team last season, the Chargers opened minicamp Friday with a ton of new faces and a whole different atmosphere than the last time they were on the same practice field. "There is a lot of excitement. There is a buzz," said coach Mike Riley, who presided over last year's 1-15 disaster. When Doug Flutie wasn't running the offense, Drew Brees got the chance to throw his first passes as a pro.
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August 15, 1993 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Exhibition football may be important for veterans who go through the motions to remind their muscles how it will be when the season begins. But the games don't really get interesting until the guys with nothing to lose get on the field, when those young guns try to make the most of their brief opportunity to show 'em what they got. Take the Rams' T.J. Rubley. And after Saturday night at Anaheim Stadium, there are a lot of Ram fans who would love to embrace him as the No. 1 quarterback.
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December 13, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
As many as four people were stabbed in the stadium parking lot after the Denver Broncos game, at least the third incidence of violence at National Football League venues this season. On Thursday night outside the Sports Authority Stadium Field at Mile High in Denver, three males were found stabbed after the Broncos lost to the San Diego Chargers, police reported. “Stadium Management Company is aware of an incident that occurred in a parking lot adjacent to Sports Authority Field at Mile High,” the company said in a statement released Thursday night.
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