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Denver Broncos player joins Colin Kaepernick's protest on NFL opening night
Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall knelt during the national anthem on the NFL's opening night.
545 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | San Francisco 49ers National Football League American football Denver Broncos Seattle Seahawks Chicago Bears American football positions San Diego Chargers
Sam Farmer's Week 1 NFL picks
Lines and over/unders as of Thursday evening. BEARS (6-10 in 2015) AT TEXANS (9-7) Noon Sunday, FOX-32 Texans by 6 (O/U 44) The biggest question mark for the Texans is their offensive line. Brock Osweiler isn't incredibly mobile, but he's loaded with talented targets. It could be a long season...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Indianapolis Colts National Football League Baltimore Ravens Denver Broncos Cleveland Browns 2007 NFL season National Football League teams San Diego Chargers
San Diego Chargers DE Joey Bosa unlkely to play in opener
The Sports Xchange San Diego Chargers top draft pick Joey Bosa is not expected to play in Sunday's season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs.
1 points by UPI | United Press International National Football League International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst San Diego Chargers Kansas City Chiefs Walter Cronkite
Seahawks plan a 9/11 honor
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin tweeted Thursday that the team “will honor the country and flag” in a “demonstration of unity” prior to Sunday’s season opener against Miami.  When approached in the locker room by reporters, Baldwin declined to elaborate further saying, “you’ll see on...
4899 points by Los Angeles Times | San Diego Chargers National Football League Anterior cruciate ligament American Football Conference AFC West Jacksonville Jaguars Denver Broncos Knee
Los Angeles Rams quarterback Case Keenum excited about his first NFL opening-game start
It was only the other day that Case Keenum finally checked out the Hollywood sign. The Rams quarterback has yet to visit many Southern California landmarks and said he laments his delay in sampling eateries such as Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles. He simply hasn’t had time. Keenum spent the...
56 points by Los Angeles Times | American football San Francisco 49ers American football positions National Football League San Diego Chargers Jacksonville Jaguars Houston Texans Washington Redskins
Headlines from around the NFL
VikingsBridgewater done with knee surgeryEDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater underwent surgery on his severely injured left knee, the first step toward what will undoubtedly be a long, arduous recovery.Vikings Coach Mike Zimmer confirmed the operation took place Thu...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | National Football League San Diego Chargers Washington Redskins San Francisco 49ers Atlanta Falcons Minnesota Vikings Jerry Rice American football positions
Jameis Winston’s active arm makes Bucs a live underdog
Football expert Phil Steele is the owner and publisher of Phil Steele’s College Football Preview, regarded as the college football bible. Get in-depth coverage of college and pro football 24/7/365 at PhilSteele.com. Buccaneers (+3) over FALCONS: The Bucs head to Atlanta following a season sweep of the Falcons in 2015 with a new head coach...
2 points by New York Post | National Football League San Diego Chargers Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kansas City Chiefs New England Patriots American Football Conference American football Denver Broncos
Fantasy football: Studs and duds for Week 1
StudsRaiders QB Derek Carr at. Saints --- Carr, along with wideout Amari Cooper, will feast on the dreadful New Orleans defense that gave up the most fantasy points to quarterbacks in 2015.Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount at Cardinals --- The Patriots should look to run the ball more with Jimmy Garoppolo under center, so Blount has a good chance at finding the end zone and is a cheap daily play.
2 points by Boston Herald | American football American football positions Washington Redskins National Football League San Diego Chargers Quarterback American football quarterbacks Canadian football
Detroit News AFC team rankings
Detroit News reporter James Hawkins ranks the AFC teams from top to bottom.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | American football positions American football Pittsburgh Steelers American Football Conference Baltimore Ravens National Football League Indianapolis Colts San Diego Chargers
AFC preview: Five coaches on the hot seat
Detroit News reporter James Hawkins picks five AFC coaches who are on the hot seat.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | National Football League American Football Conference San Diego Chargers Ken Whisenhunt Cincinnati Bengals 2007 TCU Horned Frogs football team Playoffs American Football League
'Hard Knocks' ends with hard realities for some Rams
There wasn’t much to laugh about or even poke fun of in the final episode of “Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Los Angeles Rams.” It was cut day.  We knew that’s how the Rams’ five-week training camp would end. Accurate predictions were even made in this space about which players — despite occupying...
44 points by Los Angeles Times | Kansas City Chiefs HBO Minnesota Vikings National Football League San Diego Chargers Undrafted sportsperson American football Deacon Jones
Kaepernick reacts to Islam conversion rumors
San Francisco 49ers quarterback says he has great respect for religion.         
5328 points by Arizona Republic | San Francisco 49ers San Diego Chargers St. Louis Rams Oakland Raiders National Football League California Seattle Seahawks Denver Broncos
Fantasy football start/sit for Week 1: Go all in on Derek Carr vs. Saints
Week 1 requires owners to make decisions with less information than they'll ever have during the course of the fantasy season. Fortunately, we've got some fancy stats to help guide your hand as you craft your first starting lineup. Start Derek Carr, QB, Oakland Raiders Three things you can count...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | San Diego Chargers American football American football positions National Football League Washington Redskins New England Patriots Kansas City Chiefs Fullback
Vegas pick'em: NFL Week 1 winners against the spread
For the last five years, sports books have made an investment opportunity as safe as U.S. savings bonds available to NFL bettors in the offseason. Gamblers only needed to wager on ...
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | San Francisco 49ers San Diego Chargers National Football League Washington Redskins Denver Broncos American Football Conference St. Louis Rams Atlanta Falcons
Shawne Merriman wants to diversify NASCAR, be MMA fighter
Echoes from shouted snaps were hitting everyone else's ears while he whizzed around left tackles.
-1 points by UPI | National Football League Shawne Merriman San Diego Chargers NASCAR Monday Night Football Mixed martial arts 2005 NFL Draft Auto Club Speedway
Harbaugh fires back at 'SEC water carrier' Finebaum
Harbaugh fired back a day after Finebaum appeared on ESPN and called the Michigan football coach “an evil genius.”        
-2 points by The Detroit News | San Diego Chargers Jim Harbaugh San Francisco 49ers American football Twitter National Football League Quarterback Southeastern Conference
Jim Harbaugh fires back at 'SEC water carrier' Paul Finebaum
SEC Network radio host Paul Finebaum, who has been an outspoken critic of Harbaugh for the past two years        
2 points by Detroit Free Press | San Diego Chargers Black-and-white films Quarterback American films English-language films Jim Harbaugh Alabama Crimson Tide football Miami Dolphins
Ex-Saint WR jailed for not paying $400K in alimony, child support
GRETNA, La. — Former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Robert Meachem is behind bars after failing to pay nearly $400,000 in child support and alimony. State District Judge Adrian Adams sent Meachem to jail in Jefferson Parish on Monday for 30 days. Adams said Meachem could be released once he pays his ex-wife, Andrea Rhodes,...
343 points by New York Post | Divorce Alimony Marriage Family law Child support National Football League San Diego Chargers Child custody
Average price for Chargers ticket in Los Angeles: $192
The Sports Xchange The Chargers announced ticket prices for their first season in Los Angeles with prices ranging from $70 to $375 per game, the team announced Tuesday.
8 points by UPI | St. Louis Rams American football United Press International The Los Angeles Times San Diego Chargers Game Los Angeles County California Price
Chargers set season ticket prices for first season in Los Angeles
The Chargers, set to embark on an experiment, have released the costs for spectators to watch whether their plans in Los Angeles succeed or fail. Fans wishing to purchase the best seats to see the team play in the approximate 30,000-seat StubHub Center will have to pay $375 per game for season...
541 points by Los Angeles Times | St. Louis Rams San Diego Chargers Cost Tickets Los Angeles County California Price National Football League American football
Boys basketball bits: Milestone aside, St. Joseph showing improvement
When it comes to crisp, clean basketball, St. Joseph's latest victory ranked much closer to No. 1,001 than 1. A day after Gene Pingatore became the first boys coach in Illinois to reach 1,000 wins, his Chargers were outplayed most of the night on Sunday, took their first lead with 25 seconds left...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Single-elimination tournament Game Saint Joseph Basketball Chicago Tribune San Diego Chargers Community areas of Chicago National Football League
Las Vegas likes Patriots, 3 NFC teams for next Super Bowl
Sick of the New England Patriots?Here’s an update that’ll add green to your gills.The Pats are betting-line favorites to return to the Super Bowl next year and pick up a sixth Lombardi Trophy that would tie them with Pittsburgh for NFL honors.New England draws 7-to-1 odds from betting-site Pregame, about double the 17-1 chances accorded the next AFC team, Denver.Pessimistic about the Chargers’ chances of collecting a first Lombardi Trophy, oddsmakers assigned 80-1 odds to the Los Angeles-bound franchise.
1 points by Boston Herald | National Football League Super Bowl American Football League San Diego Chargers St. Louis Rams Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Green Bay Packers Oakland Raiders
Mike McCoy’s vision for Broncos? Flexibility, change and competition
Said McCoy: “We’re going to build an offense around our players. We’re going to do what our players do best. It’s going to change from week to week."
348 points by The Denver Post | American football Quarterback Peyton Manning American football positions Gary Kubiak San Diego Chargers Shotgun formation Offensive coordinator
Buffalo Bills hire Gill Byrd as defensive backs coach
Alex ButlerFeb. 7 (UPI) -- Gill Byrd and Bobby Babich joined the Buffalo Bills' coaching staff Tuesday.
1 points by UPI | National Football League San Diego Chargers St. Louis Rams Indianapolis Colts American Football League San Francisco 49ers American Football Conference National Football League teams
Buffalo Bills hire Gill Byrd to coach defensive backs
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — First-year Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott has hired Gill Byrd to oversee the team's defensive backs.Byrd has 12 years of NFL coaching experience, and was a four-time All-Pro defensive back during a 10-year playing career with the San Diego Chargers (1983-92). He most recently spent the 2014-15 seasons coaching cornerbacks with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and held similar roles in Chicago (2006-12) and St. Louis (2003-05).
-2 points by Boston Herald | National Football League San Diego Chargers Buffalo Bills Tampa Bay Buccaneers American football New Orleans Saints Florida American Football League
Furious Kirk Cousins pushes ref at charity football game
“You like that!?” A charity flag-football ref certainly doesn’t after Kirk Cousins let his emotions get the best of him — again. The Redskins quarterback and his team, battling a team led by Doug Flutie this weekend in a rematch of last year’s Celebrity Sweat Flag Football Challenge, was down 40-35 with seconds to go...
104 points by New York Post | American football English-language films San Diego Chargers American films Canadian football Spike Hail Mary pass Football
His pick for Super Bowl winner again comes from the heart
Full coverage | Super Bowl LI: Atlanta Falcons vs. New England Patriots Feb. 4, 2017, 7:30 p.m. In less than a week, the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons will play in the final game of the year, Super Bowl LI on Feb. 5 at NRG Stadium in Houston. Scroll for The Times' coverage of Super...
421 points by Los Angeles Times | National Football League Super Bowl San Diego Chargers San Francisco 49ers Denver Broncos New England Patriots Atlanta Falcons Green Bay Packers
Tomlinson, Warner, Davis part of 7-man Hall of Fame class
HOUSTON (AP) - Running backs LaDainian Tomlinson and Terrell Davis and quarterback Kurt Warner are part of the seven-man class heading into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Sackmaster Jason Taylor and kicker Morten Andersen also made it in Saturday, along with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, a contributor, and Seahawks ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | American football San Diego Chargers Marshall Faulk Kurt Warner National Football League Jacksonville Jaguars St. Louis Rams Tom Brady
Tomlinson, Terrell Davis and Warner headline Hall of Fame class
HOUSTON — Running backs LaDainian Tomlinson and Terrell Davis and quarterback Kurt Warner are part of the seven-man class heading into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Sackmaster Jason Taylor and kicker Morten Andersen also made it in Saturday, along with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, a contributor, and Seahawks safety Kenny Easley, a senior nominee....
4 points by New York Post | American football San Diego Chargers Kurt Warner Marshall Faulk St. Louis Rams Jacksonville Jaguars Tom Brady American football positions
LaDainian Tomlinson Q&A: What makes a Hall of Fame RB, being a finalist with Terrell Davis, more
LaDainian Tomlinson, the long-time Chargers great, played running back for 11 seasons, rushing for over 1,000 yards in each of his first eight years. We caught up with him for a Q&A ahead of Saturday’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
1 points by The Denver Post | American football American football positions Debut albums San Diego Chargers Canadian football LaDainian Tomlinson American football running backs 2008 San Diego Chargers season
Arrest details on Michigan State recruit Donovan Winter
In an affidavit, an officer said he was checking out a possible trespassing violation.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Orlando Florida San Diego Chargers Burglary Green Bay Packers Seminole County Florida Theft Greater Orlando Monday Night Football
Is greed slowing the NFL's growth?
On eve of Super Bowl, league faces tough questions on how to market to millenials.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | National Football League Super Bowl Roger Goodell New England Patriots San Diego Chargers Generation Y Major League Soccer San Diego
Miami Dolphins vs Los Angeles Rams: prediction, preview, pick to win
The Sports Xchange Complete watch guide to the Miami Dolphins vs Los Angeles Rams game, including when and where to watch, series history, matchups, injury updates, prediction, and pick to win.
2 points by UPI | San Diego Chargers National Football League Miami Dolphins St. Louis Rams Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Super Bowl American football Washington Redskins
Patriots TE Gronkowski to miss game against 49ers
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will miss Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers with a chest injury, according to the injury report filed by the team Friday. Receiver Chris Hogan is also out with a back injury.Gronkowski was staggered in the second quarter...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | American football National Football League New England Patriots San Francisco 49ers Tampa Bay Buccaneers Washington Redskins San Diego Chargers Massachusetts
NFL hot seat rankings: Has Packers' Mike McCarthy lost his touch?
Green Bay's coach has been more than steady for 11 years ... until now.         
37 points by Arizona Republic | National Football League American Football Conference San Diego Chargers Super Bowl American Football League New York Jets Indianapolis Colts Buffalo Bills
Chargers stagger into bye week of another lost season
SAN DIEGO (AP) - It's been a lost season for the San Diego Chargers, on the field, in the trainer's room and at the ballot box. The Chargers have their bye this weekend, allowing them to rest up and perhaps ponder the train wreck of a year they've had so ...
1 points by The Washington Times | San Diego Chargers National Football League San Diego Qualcomm Stadium Oakland Raiders American Football League Denver Broncos American football
Roger Goodell says 'ideal scenario' would be to keep Raiders, Chargers in place
The San Diego Chargers may join the Rams in Los Angeles and the Oakland Raiders could relocate to Las Vegas, but the "ideal scenario" would be for ...
23 points by Las Vegas Sun | National Football League Oakland Raiders Roger Goodell San Diego Chargers California San Francisco 49ers San Diego St. Louis Rams
Los Angeles Rams break ground on $2.6-billion Inglewood stadium, 'new era' of NFL
The idea came into focus for Stan Kroenke, the billionaire Rams owner and real estate developer, during a pre-dawn drive around Inglewood’s Hollywood Park racetrack in the summer of 2013. It grew into an audacious plan to transform 298 acres into one of the world’s premier sports and entertainment...
2006 points by Los Angeles Times | Roger Goodell National Football League Super Bowl St. Louis Rams San Diego Chargers Oakland Raiders Real estate Paul Tagliabue
Federal prosecutors say renovation of Overlook at Mile High released asbestos
The company that owns Overlook at Mile High apartments and one of its executives have been charged with allegedly endangering the lives of Denver residents in early 2014 by releasing asbestos into the ambient air during a period of time when the Denver Broncos played two playoff games at nearby.
410 points by The Denver Post | San Diego Chargers American Football League AFC Championship Game National Football League Denver Broncos Mile High Stadium Pittsburgh Steelers 16th Street Mall
Fantasy Football: Week 11 Add/Drops from Waiver Wire
Alex ButlerMIAMI, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- A plethora of offensive stars are out for fantasy football squads this week, but plenty of suitable options can be found on the waiver wire to fill in the gaps.
1 points by UPI | San Francisco 49ers National Football League Washington Redskins American football San Diego Chargers Jacksonville Jaguars Green Bay Packers Atlanta Falcons
Fantasy Football: Smart plays and stay aways for Week 3
Here’s a break-down of a few key Fantasy matchups from deep analytical perspectives heading into Sunday.
17 points by Daily News | American football San Diego Chargers National Football League Indianapolis Colts Canadian football Seattle Seahawks End zone American football positions
Vegas pick'em: NFL Week 3 winners against the spread
A crowd of sports bettors would line up to buy Shane Ray a drink the next time he’s in town. The Denver Broncos linebacker will just need to look out for another group wanting to ...
4 points by Las Vegas Sun | National Football League San Francisco 49ers Washington Redskins Tampa Bay Buccaneers Indianapolis Colts San Diego Chargers Oakland Raiders New York Giants
Fantasy Football: Week 3 Quarterback Rankings
Alex ButlerMIAMI, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- It's time to sit down and look at your match ups and who you should start.
1 points by UPI | National Football League San Diego Chargers Washington Redskins Green Bay Packers American football Indianapolis Colts Miami Dolphins Super Bowl
Off-duty cops sue LeSean McCoy over Philly bar fight
Two Philadelphia police officers injured in an off-duty bar fight involving LeSean McCoy have filed suit against the former Eagles star.
-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | San Diego Chargers Pleading Philadelphia Plaintiff Law Abuse Human rights National Football League
Pete Carroll and Seahawks are penalized
Seattle Coach Pete Carroll was fined $200,000 and the Seahawks were fined $400,000 and will lose a fifth-round draft choice for violating the NFL’s work rules on contact in the off-season. The Seahawks will forfeit the draft pick in 2017 and also lose a week of organized team activities for allowing...
18 points by Los Angeles Times | National Football League Washington Redskins San Diego Chargers Anterior cruciate ligament Denver Broncos Indianapolis Colts American football St. Louis Rams
Brad Biggs' NFL power rankings: Bears in bottom third
2015 record in parentheses 1. Panthers 15-1: For some reason there are plenty of doubters for the defending NFC champs coming off a 15-win season. I imagine coach Ron Rivera likes that. 2. Patriots 12-4: If Jimmy Garoppolo can go 2-2 while Tom Brady sits in timeout, they will be the team to beat...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Quarterback American football positions Offensive coordinator Washington Redskins American football quarterbacks Hue Jackson American football San Diego Chargers
San Diego Chargers RB Danny Woodhead leaves games
The Sports Xchange San Diego Chargers running back Danny Woodhead was helped off the field at Qualcomm Stadium Sunday in the first quarter with a right leg injury.
-1 points by UPI | San Diego Chargers United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst National Football League Jacksonville Jaguars Qualcomm Stadium
San Diego Chargers hold big lead while routing Jacksonville Jaguars
The Sports Xchange Reeling from a come-from-ahead loss in last week's season opener at Kansas City, the San Diego Chargers took a familiar prescription to get well.
1 points by UPI | San Diego Chargers American football Jacksonville Jaguars National Football League Denver Broncos American Football Conference Washington Redskins Qualcomm Stadium
US women's soccer star Rapinoe joins Kaepernick anthem protest
United States women's soccer international Megan Rapinoe became the latest sports star to join Colin Kaepernick's anti-racism protest on Sunday, choosing to kneel during the national anthem before Seattle Reign's NWSL game against the Chicago Red Stars. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Fantasy football Week 1 takeaways
While there's still football left to be played in Week 1 of the NFL season, there's no shame in diving in to assess the weekend in fantasy football thus far. The first rule of evaluating Week 1 is DO NOT PANIC!!! This can't be stressed enough when it comes to the "disappointments" from the weekend....
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | American football American football positions San Diego Chargers Canadian football Gary Kubiak Touchdown Fullback Drew Brees