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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 9, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
  This never would have happened to any of the guys in 'N Sync. A charity soccer match was held in Glasgow, Scotland, over the weekend for recently retired Aston Villa midfielder Stiliyan Petrov, who has leukemia. Over 60,000 people were in attendance to watch some of Europe's biggest stars compete, with one side featuring celebrities and assorted soccer players coached by Petrov, the other side being Celtic FC. Early in the second half, Petrov's Gabriel Agbonlahor knocked Louis Tomlinson, one-fifth of the boy band One Direction, to the ground while attempting to take the ball from him. Despite the fact that it wasn't much of a hit, Tomlinson went down like a wounded duck and rolled around on the ground for a while before getting up and limping off the field to a smattering of applause.
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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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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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December 24, 2006 | Bob Oates
Something of a national consensus is building on the proposition that LaDainian Tomlinson of the San Diego Chargers is the finest and most effective ballcarrier in the NFL. A straight-ahead runner, he doesn't bob and weave like others do. Rather, Tomlinson's vision seems to be the quality that makes him what he is. Carrying a football, he has the rare ability to instantly find the right hole and slam into it. This skill has taken him to the top of his unique profession.
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October 15, 2007 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
SAN DIEGO -- Running back LaDainian Tomlinson scored four touchdowns as the San Diego Chargers defeated the Oakland Raiders, 28-14, Sunday in front of 67,523 at Qualcomm Stadium to put the Chargers into a tie for first in the AFC West. After losing three of their first four games, the Chargers are now 3-3 and tied with the Kansas City Chiefs. The Raiders are 2-3 and face the Chiefs next week, and the Chargers have an open date.
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October 30, 2006 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
Led by LaDainian Tomlinson's three touchdowns, the San Diego Chargers beat the St. Louis Rams, 38-24, in front of 66,598 at Qualcomm Stadium on Sunday and ended local grumbling that the three-time All-Pro running back had "lost a step." As the Chargers (5-2) have shifted to more of a passing game behind new starter Philip Rivers, Tomlinson has played a less dominant role in Coach Marty Schottenheimer's offense. Before Sunday, Tomlinson had one 100-yard rushing game.
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November 28, 2005 | From the Associated Press
Instead of crowing about a victory over his former team, Marty Schottenheimer decided once and for all to proclaim LaDainian Tomlinson the greatest running back ever. Tomlinson tied the game with a 32-yard run late in the fourth quarter and won it with a 41-yard scamper on the second play of overtime. He ran for 147 of his 184 yards after halftime Sunday in the San Diego Chargers' 23-17 victory over the Washington Redskins.
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October 20, 2003 | From Associated Press
As he danced, darted and dashed his way around the field, LaDainian Tomlinson had just one thought: Don't let the San Diego Chargers lose again. Tomlinson rushed for 200 yards and one touchdown, and the Chargers held off Kelly Holcomb's comeback for its first win, 26-20, over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
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December 9, 2007 | Larry Stewart Times Staff Writer
The San Diego Chargers' LaDainian Tomlinson, who will be featured on CBS' "60 Minutes" tonight, has a different outlook than most athletes. He believes what he does off the field is more important than what he does on it. On Thanksgiving, Tomlinson gave out meals to 2,000 families. He provides college scholarships to seniors at his high school in Waco, Texas. He has a charity golf tournament.
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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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August 12, 2007 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
When San Diego begins its exhibition schedule tonight against visiting Seattle, the Chargers won't have their best player in the game for a single down. LaDainian Tomlinson, the NFL's most valuable player a season ago, will be a spectator when the favored Chargers play the Seahawks for the second year in a row at Qualcomm Stadium. Watching from the sidelines during the exhibition season is nothing new for Tomlinson. He did not play in any of San Diego's exhibition games in 2006.
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October 22, 2004 | Sam Farmer ON THE NFL
Before LaDainian Tomlinson began leaving his mark on the San Diego Chargers, the Chargers had left their mark on him. Whereas quarterback Eli Manning refused to put on a Charger cap when the team made him the No. 1 pick last spring, and essentially forced a trade, Tomlinson, upon being drafted, went directly to a Texas tattoo parlor and had a lightning bolt emblazoned on his calf. It's there to stay, and so is he. "I'm an old-school guy," he said.
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October 13, 2009 | Dennis McLellan
Carol Tomlinson-Keasey, who became the first female founding chancellor of a UC campus when she was named to head UC Merced in 1999 before the university broke ground, has died. She was 66. Tomlinson-Keasey, a distinguished developmental psychologist, died Saturday at her home in Decatur, Ga., from complications related to breast cancer, a university spokeswoman said. UC Merced Chancellor Steve Kang, who succeeded Tomlinson-Keasey in 2007, said in a statement that "UC Merced would not exist were it not for her visionary leadership, her tireless determination and her remarkable gift of persuasion."
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