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Chargers' Antonio Gates lets his sister's memory guide him
Chargers' Antonio Gates lets his sister's memory guide him

He has two of the surest hands in NFL history, but only now does Antonio Gates fully grasp what his little sister meant to him. The All-Pro tight end, beginning his 12th season with the San Diego Chargers, sat at his locker Tuesday and reminisced about his 22-year-old sister, Pam, who died last month after a three-year battle with lupus. She had been in a coma for several weeks after suffering her second heart attack. Gates missed all the Chargers' off-season workouts so he and his family — his parents and two other siblings — could be at Pam's bedside at the Cleveland Clinic. "We didn't know what was going to happen," he said. "We didn't...

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