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Sports Briefs: Glendale High alumnus, Los Angeles now in two-way tie for first

Los Angeles Chargers rookie Michael Davis, here tackling Marqise Lee of the Jacksonville Jaguars on Nov. 20, and his team have surged into a two-way first-place tie atop the AFC West standings.
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Davis, Chargers roll to win

Michael Davis and the Los Angeles Chargers remain hot.

Davis, a Glendale High graduate, finished with one tackle Sunday in Los Angeles’ 30-13 victory against the Washington Redskins at the StubHub Center in Carson. The Chargers are 7-6 and tied for first in the AFC West with the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chargers have won four games in a row.

Davis, a rookie, has recorded 15 tackles in 12 contests.


Los Angeles will meet host Kansas City at 5:25 p.m. PDT Saturday before wrapping up the regular season at the New York Jets on Dec. 24 and hosting the Oakland Raiders on Dec. 31.

Chiefs, Reid break losing string

The Kansas City Chiefs and coach Andy Reid, a former Glendale Community College player, snapped a four-game losing streak with a 26-15 home victory Sunday against the Oakland Raiders in a crucial AFC West showdown.

The Chiefs (7-6), who had lost six of their previous seven games, entered the game tied atop the division standings with the Raiders (6-7) and the Chargers (7-6), who defeated the Washington Redskins on Sunday.


The Chiefs’ defense set the tone, particularly during the first three quarters, when the Raiders managed to average just 2.89 yards per play.

“The fans were unbelievable,” Reid told “I said before the game that we need them. Our players feed off of that.”

Kansas City returns to action Saturday with a divisional clash at home against the Chargers.

Browns, Jackson woes continue, sink to 0-13

Although the Cleveland Browns and coach Hue Jackson, a former Glendale Community College player, came close to winning their first game of the season, they ultimately fell, 27-21, in overtime Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.

The loss dropped the Browns to 0-13. It is the second straight season Cleveland has posted a winless record over the first 13 games.

Cleveland is 1-28 under Jackson and has three games left to get a win and avoid joining the 2008 Detroit Lions in the infamous 0-16 club.

Earlier in the week, the Browns owners announced the coach will be back in 2018.


“I thought that was the best version of us as a football team — offensively, defensively and special teams — up until the fourth quarter, when we need it the most,” Jackson told “That is what we have to do. We have to finish it. We have to find a way. Our guys are playing hard. They are doing exactly what we ask them to do, but we have to find a way to finish it.”

The Browns will play at home Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens.

Christmas golf tournament set

The Senior Men’s Christmas Golf Tournament, hosted by Scholl Canyon Men’s Golf Club, will be held Saturday at Scholl Canyon Golf Course, 3800 E. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale.

The cost is $35 per person. Check in at 6:30 a.m., followed by tee off at 7.

New golfers invited. Cans of food being accepted for local food bank.

For more information, email Lynn McGinnis at with a subject line titled “Golf.”