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  • NFL: Tomlinson and Warner headline seven-man Hall of Fame class

    NFL: Tomlinson and Warner headline seven-man Hall of Fame class

    Kurt Warner, a quarterback who led the St. Louis Rams to a Super Bowl title and won two NFL most-valuable-player awards, and LaDainian Tomlinson, a record-setting running back for the San Diego Chargers who won an NFL MVP award, were voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. Warner...

  • It just feels right to pick the Atlanta Falcons to win Super Bowl LI

    It just feels right to pick the Atlanta Falcons to win Super Bowl LI

    There is only one certified lock in this Super Bowl prediction column. It’s going to be wrong. In my three decades on the job, I have predicted 17 Super Bowls, and been correct three times. Three. Seriously. That’s a .176 batting average, worse than even that of Carl Crawford last season, although...

  • Chargers terminate lease for Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego headquarters

    Chargers terminate lease for Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego headquarters

    The Chargers terminated their lease with the city of San Diego for Qualcomm Stadium and Chargers Park on Wednesday, the first day they were eligible to do so since announcing their move to Los Angeles last month. To complete the departure, the Chargers paid the city an early-termination fee of...

  • Sheldon Adelson exits deal to help fund stadium for NFL's Raiders in Las Vegas

    Sheldon Adelson exits deal to help fund stadium for NFL's Raiders in Las Vegas

    Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson abruptly pulled out of a deal to help fund a $1.9-billion stadium for the Oakland Raiders in Las Vegas and threw into question the financing behind the team’s possible relocation. Adelson, who had earlier pledged $650 million toward the project, said in...

  • It's 'a miracle' that Chargers Coach Anthony Lynn is alive

    It's 'a miracle' that Chargers Coach Anthony Lynn is alive

    The fractured memory washes over Anthony Lynn in a series of gruesome snapshots. A flash of headlights. Cold asphalt. Blood pooling around him. A frantic ambulance ride. “The doctors didn’t understand how I survived,” said Lynn, 48, new coach of the Chargers. In truth, no one could explain it. ...

  • NFL report: Chargers hire Gus Bradley as defensive coordinator

    NFL report: Chargers hire Gus Bradley as defensive coordinator

    Gus Bradley began working before he was hired, meeting with Chargers defensive coaches and discussing in-depth concepts at the team’s now-temporary practice facility in San Diego. That was days ago, the team since waiting for him to come aboard formally. He has. Now, the real work can begin. The...

  • Letters: These are confusing times for NFL teams in Los Angeles

    Letters: These are confusing times for NFL teams in Los Angeles

    I wish new Chargers Coach Anthony Lynn the best of luck. Joining the city’s sports pantheon of the St. Lou ... uh, L.A. Rams, Brook ... uh, L.A. Dodgers, and the Minnea ... uh, L.A. Lakers, I’m anticipating good things from the franchise and am hoping for competitive play this fall.  Mark J. Featherstone 

  • Can L.A. support two NFL teams? It's a challenge

    Can L.A. support two NFL teams? It's a challenge

    When Dan Reeves moved the Rams from Cleveland to Los Angeles in 1946, the owner made a prediction about his new home. “It's going to be the greatest professional football town in the country,” Reeves said. Seventy-one years later, the boast about the nation’s second-largest market remains an open...

  • Lakers and Clippers fans join forces to boo new L.A. Chargers logo

    Lakers and Clippers fans join forces to boo new L.A. Chargers logo

    Lakers Coach Luke Walton wasn’t the only person in the building for the Lakers-Clippers game on Saturday who didn’t like the Chargers’ move from San Diego to Los Angeles. Most of Staples Center agreed with him. During the second quarter of the Clippers’ home game against the Lakers, the video board...

  • Chargers hire Anthony Lynn to guide team in new L.A. home

    Chargers hire Anthony Lynn to guide team in new L.A. home

    The Chargers won nine games the past two seasons, tied for fourth-fewest in the NFL. They have won four playoff games the past 22 years. They’ve never won a Super Bowl, the only championship in their 57 seasons coming in 1963 while playing in the now-defunct AFL. Los Angeles has a reputation for...

  • Winners and losers in the Chargers' move to L.A.

    Winners and losers in the Chargers' move to L.A.

    The Los Angeles Chargers don’t kick off the 2017 season in their new home for eight-plus months, but there are already some winners and losers emerging from the team’s relocation north. A look at the scorecard: Winner: The Spanos family — This move makes them even richer. The Chargers were valued...

  • Letters: Hey, did you hear? The Chargers are coming

    Letters: Hey, did you hear? The Chargers are coming

    Not sure when the Statue of Liberty was relocated to L.A., but with the Chargers joining the Rams, the words “give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses” should be amended to include “your losing football teams.” Mark S. Roth Los Angeles :: If an NFL team is content spending two seasons...

  • Chargers explained: Is Los Angeles getting a quality NFL team?

    Chargers explained: Is Los Angeles getting a quality NFL team?

    Jilted fans from San Diego and St. Louis have taken to social media in recent days to congratulate Los Angeles on its accumulation of yet another losing NFL team. Sour grapes, truth, or both? The Chargers were 5-11 this season and 4-12 last, so there is more than a hint of truth. But the depiction...

  • FAA approves Inglewood stadium that Rams, Chargers will share

    FAA approves Inglewood stadium that Rams, Chargers will share

    The $2.6 billion stadium the Rams and Chargers will share in Inglewood took another step forward Friday when the Federal Aviation Administration approved the project after a lengthy review. The agency had been concerned the structure —  the centerpiece of Rams owner Stan Kroenke’s 298-acre sports...

  • Rams already winning the perception fight with their new roommate

    Rams already winning the perception fight with their new roommate

    The Rams were so excited by the arrival of their new non-threatening roommate Thursday, they celebrated by hauling in a shiny new piece of furniture. Just as the Chargers officially announced their move to Los Angeles, they were casually directed to the back bedroom, the smaller one in the shadows,...

  • Chargers' task to win over L.A. is like climbing 'Mt. Everest'

    Chargers' task to win over L.A. is like climbing 'Mt. Everest'

    This is a Dodgers town for baseball, a Lakers town for basketball. So whose will it be in football?  The Rams have a rich history here and a one-year head start on the Chargers in their return. The Chargers might prosper, or they could sink into mediocrity and invisibility, swallowed up into an...

  • Chargers' move a risky proposition for more than just the team

    Chargers' move a risky proposition for more than just the team

    Gambling isn’t allowed in the NFL, but this Chargers relocation feels like one big roll of the dice. There’s extreme anger in San Diego, where betrayed fans are discarding their Chargers jerseys in front of team headquarters. And there’s apathy in Los Angeles, where the arrival of a second team...

  • Chill out, there is little downside to the Chargers coming to Los Angeles

    Chill out, there is little downside to the Chargers coming to Los Angeles

    The backlash against the Chargers’ move was immediate, as a proud city that regards itself as a home of champions recoiled at the idea it had become America’s dumpster. Los Angeles had already taken in the Rams. Who was next? The Arizona Diamondbacks? The Minnesota Timberwolves? The El Salvador...

  • Double-teamed: Chargers make move to Los Angeles official

    Double-teamed: Chargers make move to Los Angeles official

    It took 21 years for the National Football League to return one team to Los Angeles. On Thursday — a year to the day after NFL owners approved the Rams’ move to L.A. — San Diego Chargers President Dean Spanos completed the saga, taking a 21-minute flight in his private jet to give the city its...

  • Timeline: Chargers' journey back to Los Angeles

    Timeline: Chargers' journey back to Los Angeles

    A brief, recent history of the Chargers and Los Angeles: December 2014: The Chargers say they’ll play the 2015 season in San Diego. February 2015: The Chargers and Raiders announce plans to build a privately financed stadium in Carson on the site of an old landfill. March 2015: AEG abandons plans...

  • Chargers' move to L.A. is just like their new logo: unoriginal and uninspired

    Chargers' move to L.A. is just like their new logo: unoriginal and uninspired

    One look at the logo of the new Los Angeles Chargers tells you all you need to know about owner Dean Spanos and his motives in moving the team. It’s unoriginal and uninspired, just like his decision to uproot the Chargers from their longtime home and flee northward to escape paying for a new stadium...

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