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Sports Briefs: GCC alumnus remains unbeaten

Sports Briefs: GCC alumnus remains unbeaten
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid is 2-0 and heading to Los Angeles to take on the Chargers on Sunday. (Ed Zurga/Associated Press)

Reid, Chiefs improve to 2-0

The Kansas City Chiefs, coached by former Glendale Community College football player Andy Reid, moved to 2-0 following a 27-20 home win against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Reid coached Philadelphia from 1999-2012.

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Kansas City rookie running back Kareem Hunt scored a pair of touchdowns, including the winning score with 2:14 left in the fourth quarter, to make it 27-13 before Philadelphia closed out the scoring with eight seconds to go.

"I'm proud of the heart and the fight of our team, when things aren't going well you have to be able to reach a little deeper and it wasn't pretty by any means, we have a ton to work on, but the guys during the tough times stepped up," Reid told nfl.com.

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Reid improved to 9-3 in his career against former assistants. Philadelphia coach Doug Peterson served as offensive coordinator under Reid at Kansas City from 2013-15..

Kansas City, which opened the season Sept. 7 with a road win against the New England Patriots, will compete again at 1 p.m. Sunday against the host Los Angeles Chargers at StubHub Center in Carson.

Jackson, Browns fall against Ravens

A first-half deficit and a rash of turnovers were too much to come back from for the Cleveland Browns and coach Hue Jackson, a former Glendale Community College player, who lost to the host Baltimore Ravens, 24-10, on Sunday.

The Browns fell behind, 21-0, after two quarters and committed five turnovers in slipping to 0-2 on the season.

Cleveland starting quarterback DeShone Kizer left with a migraine headache in the second quarter after four ineffective series. Kizer went 15 for 31 for 182 yards with three interceptions and a lost fumble.

"The turnovers will always stick out because it stops you from scoring points or leads to points for the other team," Jackson told ESPN.com.

Estrada continues recent upswing

Former Glendale Community College and current Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marco Estrada is enjoying late-season success.

The 34-year-old right-handed starter turned in another solid performance Saturday in a 7-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Estrada allowed two runs over a season-high eight innings, giving up three hits with four strikeouts and one walk.

"Vintage Estrada, really," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons told MLB.com. "It's really a tough lineup to pitch to, it really is, but he did what he normally does."

In his last five starts, Estrada is 4-0 with 23 strikeouts. On the year, Estrada is 9-8 with a 4.84 earned-run average and a career-best over 170 strikeouts over 176 2/3 innings.

CV Soccer Club registration

The Crescenta Valley Soccer Club is opening up registrations for its fall programs to youth athletes born between 2006 and 2009.

The first step in the club process is the FC Bayern Pre ID program, which is opened to kids born in 2008 and 2009. The program runs from Oct. 6 to Dec. 1 and runs on Fridays from 5:15 p.m. to 6:45. The cost is $145 and training will take place at Crescenta Valley High.

The next step of the process is for the more seasoned player and is known as the Elite Training Center. Similarly, the program will run from Oct. 6 to Dec. 1 on Fridays, but from 6:45 p.m. to 8:15. The cost is $175 and training takes place at Crescenta Valley.

For questions, contact Kurtis Millan at kurtis.millan@cvsoccerclub.com. For more info, check out www.cvsoccerclub.com.

Assistant tennis coach sought

Hoover High is seeking a girls' and boys' assistant tennis coach.

For more information, contact Hoover athletic director Jack Van Patten at jvanpatten@gusd.net.

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