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Sports Briefs: Chiefs, Reid seize first place

Sports Briefs: Chiefs, Reid seize first place
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, left, and Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn after their NFL football game Saturday. (Charlie Riedel | AP)

Chiefs, Reid seize first place

The Kansas City Chiefs and coach Andy Reid, a former Glendale Community College player, won a pivotal AFC West game Saturday when they defeated the Los Angeles Chargers, 27-10.

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The win was the second straight overall and eighth straight against the Chargers (7-7) for the Chiefs, who improved to 8-6 and seized command of the AFC West.

With the victory, the Chiefs’ magic number is now one. They can clinch their second straight division title with a win in one of their last two games against Miami (6-7) or Denver (4-9).

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Winning back-to-back division titles for Kansas City would be a first in the 58-year history of the franchise

“Nothing’s been done,” Andy Reid told ESPN.com. “We haven’t solidified anything.”

Davis, Chargers fall to Chiefs

Glendale High graduate Michael Davis had one tackle for the Los Angeles Chargers on Saturday in a 30-13 defeat against the Kansas City Chiefs. Davis, a rookie corner back, has recorded 16 tackles in 13 games.

The Chiefs (8-6) have a one-game lead over the Chargers (7-7) in the AFC West with two games remaining. Los Angeles lost both meetings against Kansas City.

Los Angeles will remain on the road, traveling to face the New York Jets at 10 a.m. PDT Sunday.

Browns, Jackson can’t notch first win

The Cleveland Browns and coach Hue Jackson, a former Glendale Community College player, were left still searching for their first win of the season after a 27-10 loss Sunday to the Baltimore Ravens.

The loss dropped Cleveland to 0-14.

The Browns have two more games in a chance to avoid a winless season: on the road at the Chicago Bears on Christmas Eve and in Pittsburgh on New Year’s Eve for the season finale. Cleveland is not favored in either game.

Sunday's loss to the Ravens was the seventh in seven home games this season for the Browns and 15th loss in a row overall going back to last season.

Jackson has a 1-29 record in two seasons with the organization.

“I am not going to lie to you. I am not coping with this very well,” Jackson told the USA Today. “I haven't for two years. I haven't been in this situation. I am just being honest with you. It is not something I want to deal with. It is not something that I think is fair to anybody, not just myself but the coaching staff, the players, our fans, everybody. We have to fix this.”

Falcons Winter Baseball Camp

The 22nd annual Falcons Winter Baseball Camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 27-28 at Stengel Field in Glendale.

The camp, conducted by Crescenta Valley baseball coach Phil Torres, will focus on hitting, pitching and more. The cost is $75 per person.

The event is geared for ages 7-13 during the 2017-18 school year.

For more information, contact Torres at (818) 249-5871, ext., 6110, or at cvbaseball@hotmail.com.

Volleyball league in Glendale

The United States Youth Volleyball League will hold registration for the 2018 spring season in Glendale. The program is geared for boys and girls, ages 7-15.

The eight-week developmental league will run twice a week and will cover basic skills. The league will run April 4 through June 2 at Maple Park, 820 E. Maple St., Glendale.

Practices will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and games will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays.

Registration is available online at www.usyvl.org. The registration price includes a volleyball, T-shirt and participation award.

For information on registration, visit www.usyvl.org, call (888) 988-7985 or email at info@usyvl.org.

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