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Sports Briefs: Glendale High alumnus enjoys solid effort with Los Angeles Chargers

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Hunter Sharp, right, is tackled by Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Michael Davis during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday in Carson. Davis finished with three tackles.
(Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press)

Davis turns in season’s best effort

In terms of tackles, Glendale High alumnus Michael Davis finished with his most productive effort for the Los Angeles Chargers in Sunday’s impressive 21-0 home victory over the AFC West rival Denver Broncos.

Davis tallied a season-high three tackles, including a tackle on the opening kickoff.

For the season, the rookie defensive back has tallied eight tackles - all on special teams.

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Davis helped a historic effort for Los Angeles, as the Chargers sent Denver to the program’s first shutout since Nov. 22, 1992.

The victory is the third in a row for Los Angeles, which faces one of its biggest challenges this season on Sunday.

Los Angeles will travel to Massachusetts to face the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots at 10 a.m. The game will be televised on CBS.

Browns, Jackson can’t notch first win

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The Cleveland Browns, under coach and former Glendale Community College player Hue Jackson, remained winless with a 33-17 loss Sunday on the road against the Houston Texans.

The Browns are 0-6.

A year ago the Browns were 1-15 and did not get their first win until game 15.

“We’ve got 10 more games,” Jackson told ESPN.com. “We’re going to find a way to win. ... So you guys can believe that. We’re going to find a way. It’s just that simple.

“I told you guys that before. I understand the narrative that’s going to be said, everything that’s going to be written. I really don’t care. I care about the men in that room, those coaches and those players.”

Cleveland will be looking for its first win Sunday when it hosts the Minnesota Vikings.

Sarkissian falls in Las Vegas Open

Alex Sarkissian, a former Glendale Community College men’s tennis player, fell to Dominik Koepfer of Germany in a roiund-of-32 match at the Las Vegas Open on Wednesday. Koepfer rallied for a 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory.

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CV baseball hosts poker night

The Crescenta Valley High baseball team will sponsor a Texas Hold ‘Em Poker event at 5 p.m. Saturday at American Legion Hall, 4011 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta.

The event will feature a Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament, bunco, dinner and raffle prizes.

The cost per person is $100 at the door. Must be 18 or older. No high school students.

Entry includes 1,500 poker chips, buffet dinner and drinks. Bunco is $40 per person, including dinner and drinks.

For more information, contact Crescenta Valley coach Phil Torres at (818) 249-5871, ext. 6110, Audra Parrott (818) 518-6844 or Amy Harley (818) 517-1304.


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