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Sports Briefs: Davis adds kick returns to L.A. Chargers duties

New England’s Matthew Slater, right, tackles Los Angeles’ Michael Davis (43) during the first half of Sunday’s game.
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Davis adds new wrinkle to game

Through six contests with the Los Angeles Chargers, the action has been pretty steady for Glendale High alumnus Michael Davis.

The rookie has played on special teams – on kickoffs and punt coverage – and tallied a handful of tackles.

In Sunday’s contest versus New England, Davis added a new part to his repertoire as the 22-year-old returned two kickoffs for 36 yards in Los Angeles’ 21-13 loss to the defending Super Bowl champions.


Davis split time on kick returns with Austin Ekeler and they finished with the exact same yardage on two returns each.

The returns were the first for Davis, who added one tackle and has nine for the season through seven games.

Los Angeles is 3-5 and heads into a bye week before returning to play Nov. 12 to face the host Jacksonville Jaguars.

Chiefs, Reid get back on track against Broncos


The Kansas City Chiefs and coach Andy Reid, a former Glendale Community player, got back on the winning track Monday night.

Behind five field goals from Harrison Butker, the Chiefs halted a two-game skid with a 29-19 victory at home against the Denver Broncos in an AFC West showdown.

Kansas City (6-2), which sits atop the division, had a 17-3 lead at the half before Denver cut the lead to 20-13 after three quarters.

“We weren’t sure exactly what we were getting when he came here,” Reid told referring to Butker. “We knew he was a good kicker in college. ... To have that confidence, that right there at the 35 he’s going to be spot-on in that area, that’s a great job by him building confidence in all of us.”

The Chiefs will play Sunday on the road at the Dallas Cowboys.

Browns, Jackson sink to 0-8

The struggles continue for the Cleveland Browns and coach Hue Jackson, a former Glendale Community College player.

Despite leading at halftime, the Browns suffered a 33-16 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday in London to run their record to 0-8.


It is the second straight season Cleveland has started at 0-8. Last season the team finished 1-15.

Leading at the half, 16-15, penalties proved costly for the Browns in the second half and the Vikings took advantage.

“I totally have the support of Mr. and Mrs. Haslam,” Jackson told, referring to Browns owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam.

The Browns have a bye week upcoming. Since a win over San Francisco in December of 2015, the Browns have lost 26 of 27 games.

Glendale High’s Elis Alaan is the last area golfer standing and will hit the postseason links on Thursday.
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Alaan in CIF Individual Finals

Glendale senior girls’ golfer Elis Alaan will take part in the CIF Southern Section Individual Finals, which will be held at 8 a.m. Thursday at River Ridge Golf Course in Oxnard.

Alaan, who tied for 27th after carding a four-over-par 76 at the Northern Individual on Oct. 23 at Soule Park Golf Course in Ojai, will make her first appearance in the tournament. She’ll be the first Glendale girls’ golfer to partake in the event since Tammy Panich in 2008.


Sarkissian at Latrobe Challenger

Alex Sarkissian, a former Glendale Community College men’s tennis player, advanced to the quarterfinals of the Latrobe City Traralgon Challenger in Traralgon, Australia.

Alex Bolt of Australia posted a 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 win against Sarkissian on Thursday. Sarkissian recorded a 6-3, 6-4 victory versus Brydan Klein of England in a round-of-16 match. Sarkissian earned a 6-1, 6-4 victory against Australia’s Gavin Van Peperzeel in a round-of-32 tilt.

Jason Kubler of Australia topped Bolt 2–6, 7–6(8–6), 7–6(7–3) in the final Sunday.

Huh misses cut at Sanderson

Crescenta Valley High graduate John Huh didn’t make the cut at the Sanderson Farms Championship at the Country Club of Jackson in Jackson, Miss.

Huh began the tournament Thursday with a one-under-par 71 before carding a 75 on Friday to finish at 146. The cut was 143.

Ryan Armour won with a 269, five strokes ahead of Chesson Hadley.

CV Soccer Club tournament

The Crescenta Valley Soccer Club is taking sign-ups for a 3 on 3 soccer tournament. The girls’ tournament will take place on Dec. 10, while the boys will compete on Dec. 17.

The 3-on-3 style consists of no goalies, two 12-minute halves and three group games plus the finals. The tournament is open to youngsters born between 2010 and 2014 and will be taking place at Crescenta Valley High.

The deadline to register is Nov. 26.

To register, email kurtis.millan For more information, call (508) 233-0297.

Annual Hoop Shoot competition

Glendale Elks Lodge No. 1289 invites all girls and boys, ages 8-13, to participate in its annual “Hoop Shoot” basketball competition at 8 a.m. Dec. 9 at Hoover High’s gymnasium, 651 Glenwood Road, Glendale.

The competition is open to all students from public and private schools in the Glendale area. Winners who qualify will go on to represent their schools at district, regional, state and national competitions.

Schools that wish to participate should contact John Jolly at (818) 242-2105 or

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Seeking team stats and honors

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