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NFL about to learn the coronavirus is hard to tackle

In a normal year, a verbal riff like this by Sean McVay might have been funny, since his tone of voice brought to mind Allen Iverson’s rant about “practice.” McVay, the Rams’ coach, was on a media conference call with Anthony Lynn, the Chargers’ coach, promoting the new season of HBO’s “Hard Knocks” and talking about the NFL’s efforts to keep training camps and games safe from the coronavirus. “We’re really sitting here talking about handleless doors, when we coach football and we play football?...
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Chargers TE Hunter Henry not expecting contract extension before deadline

Chargers tight end Hunter Henry is expecting to play the 2020 season on the franchise tag. Henry and the Chargers have until 1 p.m. Wednesday to agree on a contract extension, but Henry doesn’t see that happening and is preparing to be locked into his $10.6 million franchise tender he signed in April. After the deadline, teams aren’t allowed to negotiate with franchise-tagged players until after the season. “I don’t think anything will get done, but we’ll see,” Henry told the Southern California...
Tags: Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Chargers, Henry, Los-angeles-chargers, Hooper, Austin Hooper, Hunter Henry, Southern California News Group


Rams vs. Chargers exhibition game will open SoFi Stadium, according to report

The NFL reportedly has a new preseason schedule and that means the Rams and Chargers will unveil SoFi Stadium together. The 2020 preseason schedule will be cut from four games to two, Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk reported Wednesday. Week 1 and Week 4 preseason games were scrapped, a move the league is expected to announce Thursday, according to Florio. With the altered schedule, the Rams-Chargers exhibition game on Aug. 22 will be the first sporting event at SoFi Stadium. It’s a Chargers home ...
Tags: Sports, New Orleans Saints, Denver Broncos, NFL, Raiders, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Dallas Cowboys, Chargers, Seattle Seahawks, Las Vegas, Los Angeles Times, Inglewood, Los-angeles-chargers, Los-angeles-rams


Record number of LAUSD students learn online while school’s out for summer

A record 100,000 students are enrolled in Los Angeles Unified’s digital summer school, which started Monday, June 29, with enrichment classes designed in partnership with celebrity filmmakers, musicians and sports stars. This is the first time summer school has been made available to all students in the LAUSD, and Superintendent Austin Beutner said that’s because the district believes it may help mitigate learning loss due to the pandemic that forced schools to close back in March and transition...
Tags: News, Education, Youtube, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Cameron, Lausd, Pbs, Disneyland, James Cameron, Joe, Board of Education, Los Angeles Chargers, LA County, Columbia Memorial Space Center


Chargers who could become Hard Knocks stars this summer

Chargers general manager Tom Telesco admitted he wasn’t an initial advocate for having his team featured on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” this summer, but he realized the many positives that will come from being on the reality TV show. Don’t expect the camera-shy GM to be one of the lead characters of the show. Not everyone can be John Dorsey, the gum-chewing former Cleveland Browns general manager who wore button-up shirts under a sweatshirt. Quarterback Baker Mayfield impersonated Dorsey during the rook...
Tags: Hbo, Sports, Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders, NFL, Derek Carr, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Gm, Chargers, Indianapolis Colts, Buffalo Bills, Melvin Gordon, Philip Rivers


Multiple positive coronavirus tests at Santa Anita, SoFi Stadium

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Anita had 17 people test positive for the coronavirus during its recently completed meet, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said. The Arcadia racetrack was on Monday’s list of nonresidential settings with five or more confirmed cases of the disease. The list includes food and retail stores, meat processing plants and educational settings. The track’s meet ended Sunday. The list also included SoFi Stadium, the under-construction NFL stadium in Inglewo...
Tags: News, Sports, California News, NFL, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Horse racing, Arcadia, Inglewood, Los Angeles Chargers, Los Angeles Rams, Rams, Santa Anita, Toinette, ARCADIA Calif


Multiple positive COVID-19 tests at Santa Anita, SoFi Stadium

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Anita had 17 people test positive for the coronavirus during its recently completed meet, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said. The Arcadia racetrack was on Monday’s list of nonresidential settings with five or more confirmed cases of the disease. The list includes food and retail stores, meat processing plants and educational settings. The track’s meet ended Sunday. The list also included SoFi Stadium, the under-construction NFL stadium in Inglewo...
Tags: News, Sports, California News, NFL, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Horse racing, Arcadia, Inglewood, Los Angeles Chargers, Los Angeles Rams, Rams, Santa Anita, Toinette, ARCADIA Calif


Can Chargers challenge the Chiefs in AFC West?

Chargers coach Anthony Lynn wasn’t speaking literally when he told reporters last week that he has 15 training camp schedules in place for when the NFL releases its protocols list for workouts this summer amid the coronavirus pandemic. Lynn later clarified it was probably more like five different camp schedules, but in a strange offseason, 15 didn’t sound far-fetched. “You can guess,” Lynn said. “I got 15 schedules right now, but I really don’t know which one I’m going to be using yet.” It’s all...
Tags: Oregon, Sports, Alabama, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Raiders, Derek Carr, Sport, Soccer, Chargers, Bill Belichick, Indianapolis Colts, Tom Brady, Miami Dolphins


The life-changing decision that put Max Tuerk on the path to USC, NFL

Max Tuerk never intended on being an offensive lineman. He wanted to play a skill position. You know, catch passes, score touchdowns, hear the fans at Santa Margarita High cheer for him. Specifically, Tuerk thought he’d play tight end, like his dad, Greg, did at Brown. So it must have been an unpleasant shock for Tuerk when his head coach, Harry Welch, and Santa Margarita’s offensive line coach, Marty Spalding, informed Tuerk he would playing on the offensive line. “Much to his chagrin and his f...
Tags: Washington, Sports, LSU, NFL, San Diego Chargers, Sport, Soccer, Chargers, College sports, Usc, Santa Margarita, Max, Eagles, Greg, Los Angeles Chargers, Crane


Max Tuerk, former USC and Chargers lineman, dies at 26

USC’s center Max Tuerk leaves the field after practice at Howard Jones Field in Los Angeles on October 28, 2014. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo/SCNG, file) Charger Max Tuerk watches the All Star game. The Orange County All-Star Classic high school football playing was played at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, CA on Friday, June 30, 2017. (Photo by Bill Alkofer,Orange County Register/SCNG, file) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds USC offensive lineman Max Tuerk, center, look...
Tags: Sports, NFL, San Diego Chargers, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Hawaii, Arizona, Chargers, Arizona Cardinals, College sports, Ncaa, Associated Press, Orange County, Usc, Max


Sports can resume, but without fans it won’t mean much for struggling public agencies

Los Angeles County’s decision to allow sports to resume without fans is good news for teams and television viewers, but not so much for the local cities and universities that support the venues. These partners will see little to no economic benefit from the return of sports because most only receive cuts of ticket sales, concession purchases and parking fees, none of which they’ll get if there isn’t a roaring crowd in the stands. Take the new $5 billion NFL stadium in Inglewood, for example. The...
Tags: Florida, News, Football, Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Robert De Niro, LA Galaxy, College sports, Ncaa, Red Cross, Espn, Lebron James, Aeg, Major League Soccer


Trump, Goodell Support Kaepernick’s NFL Return, How Does His Hometown Feel?

TURLOCK (CBS13) — The Black Lives Matter movement is motivating organizations big and small to right past wrongs. In pro sports, there’s been a complete reversal with the head of the NFL commenting that Colin Kaepernick should be welcomed back and signed to a team years after he was disowned for taking a knee during the national anthem. But what does his hometown of Turlock think of it all? Papiola Aghassi, the owner of Jura’s Restaurant and Sports Bar has supported Kaepernick ever since he took...
Tags: News, Sports, Local, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Army, Turlock, Roger Goodell, Black Lives Matter, Trump, Josh, Los Angeles Chargers, Kaepernick, Anthony Lynn, Sports Bar, Vanessa Garcia


Rams, Chargers to co-star on ‘Hard Knocks’ this summer

The new NFL TV season will rise in the West. The Rams and Chargers will be featured on “Hard Knocks,” the first time teams have shared star billing in the HBO series that takes viewers behind the scenes at pro football training camps, the producers announced Thursday. NFL Films camera crews will come to Southern California in the next few weeks, according to the producers, to begin following coaches and players competing for starting jobs and roster spots. One theme that’s likely to link the two...
Tags: Hbo, Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Chargers, St Louis, New York Jets, Southern California, Inglewood, East, Lynn, Jared Goff, Los-angeles-chargers, Los-angeles-rams, Rams


Chargers ‘probably’ will try out Colin Kaepernick, coach says

After NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said this week he would “encourage” a team to sign Colin Kaepernick, the question became who would show interest in the controversial quarterback. Chargers coach Anthony Lynn answered that question Wednesday. Lynn said the Chargers “probably” will try out Kaepernick, who hasn’t been offered a job in the NFL since he knelt during the national anthem in 2016 to protest police violence and racism. “Colin definitely fits the style of quarterback for the system we...
Tags: Sports, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Chargers, Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills, Espn, Philip Rivers, Roger Goodell, Seahawks, Baltimore Ravens, Carroll


LA Chargers Coach On Colin Kaepernick: ‘It Would Be Crazy To Not Have Him On Your Workout List’

Momentum has been building towards former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick possibly being brought back into the league in the past few weeks.
Tags: Sports, Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco, Los Angeles Chargers, LA Chargers


Chargers coach Anthony Lynn delivers guidance when his team needed him most

Anthony Lynn didn’t ask to be the NFL’s unofficial spokesman for the state of diversity in the coaching ranks, but when you’re one of four minority head coaches out of 32, the questions automatically come. Lynn, the Chargers’ fourth-year coach and the organization’s first African American head coach, had a scheduled radio interview on the Zach Gelb Show last month. Before jumping on the call, Lynn noticed the NFL Network’s report on the league’s proposal of rewarding teams that hire minority hea...
Tags: Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Chargers, Jackson, NFL Network, Hamilton, Goodell, Carson, Lynn, Zach, Los Angeles Chargers, Justin Jackson, Tom Telesco, Anthony Lynn


Chargers RB Justin Jackson made his voice heard, but continues to fight

Justin Jackson, then a running back at Northwestern, made the decision to push for changes following the 2016 presidential election. He vowed to do his research and become politically involved before the next race to the White House. Four years later, after becoming Northwestern’s all-time leading rusher and drafted by the Chargers, Jackson was more than ready to fight for what he believed in. Jackson developed a political voice on social media this offseason, and many have listened and supporte...
Tags: Minneapolis, White House, Sports, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Chargers, Las Vegas, Roger Goodell, Jackson, Nascar, Bernie Sanders, Democratic Party, Goodell


Alexander: NFL and Goodell need to take at least one more step

Roger Goodell seemed sincere. Then again, most salesmen do. The commissioner of the NFL, reportedly at the urging of an influential group of players, recorded a statement last week that was for this league a groundbreaking repudiation of racism and an apology for its previous stance discouraging peaceful protest. But one thing was missing. “We, the National Football League, condemn racism and the systematic oppression of black people,” he said. “We, the National Football League, admit we were wr...
Tags: Washington Post, Sports, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, America, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Mlb, Chargers, National Football League, Roger Goodell, Houston, Chicago Bulls, Alexander


Analysis: NFL’s approach to protests reveals a week of change – at least in tone

Rams coach Sean McVay spoke with remarkable clarity this week about a topic that has left NFL tongues in a twist for years. It’s odd. When McVay talks with reporters about the safer subject of football, his language often ducks and weaves unpredictably as he works to not reveal too much, leaving media looking for quotable sentences flailing like safeties facing Cooper Kupp in the open field. But when he talked publicly for the first time Tuesday about the hard subject of football’s response to r...
Tags: Minneapolis, Sports, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Drew Brees, Sport, Soccer, Chargers, Roger Goodell, Republican, Saints, Los Angeles Times, Trump, Jared Goff, Los-angeles-chargers, Los Angeles Rams


NFL tells teams to hold training camps at home

All 32 NFL teams have been told by Commissioner Roger Goodell to hold training camps at their home facilities this summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most NFL teams stay at their training complexes year-round, but the Rams are among a handful of teams who stage portions of training camps elsewhere. The decision would mean the Rams would train exclusively at Cal Lutheran in Thousand Oaks and, for the time being, skip hosting workouts at UC Irvine. The Chargers will continue to practice at J...
Tags: Washington, Cowboys, Sports, NFL, Raiders, Sport, Soccer, Steelers, Dallas Cowboys, Nevada, Napa, Roger Goodell, Oakland, Hall of Fame, Bay Area, Henderson


Chargers hire Pep Hamilton to groom Justin Herbert, but no pressure

Pep Hamilton hasn’t wasted any time getting to know the Chargers’ next face of the franchise and eventual successor to Philip Rivers. This, of course, is Justin Herbert, whom the Chargers drafted with the sixth overall pick in last month’s NFL draft. Perhaps it’s not fair to label a rookie quarterback as a “face of a franchise,” but that’s what many expect from him in the years to come, and Hamilton was hired to guide Herbert to that esteemed status. There’s plenty of pressure on the Chargers’ n...
Tags: Florida, Oregon, Stanford, Sports, Cleveland Browns, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Chargers, Michigan, Philip Rivers, Taylor, Denver, King


Alexander: Austin Ekeler’s example will be tough to match this year

Have we said timing is everything? Austin Ekeler’s was impeccable three years ago, but those who are trying to follow in his footsteps in 2020 couldn’t be trying to make an NFL roster at a worse time. Ekeler signed with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent following the 2017 draft, as a little known running back out of a Division II school then known as Western State Colorado (now, it’s simply Western Colorado University). He made the team as a special teams player, earned more playing time t...
Tags: Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Idaho, Arkansas, Chargers, Melvin Gordon, Michigan, Denver, Florida State, Alexander, Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers, Tulane, Mike Pouncey


Chargers center Mike Pouncey cleared to play after neck surgery

Chargers center Mike Pouncey, who underwent neck surgery last year, has been cleared by his doctors to play football this upcoming season. “The doctors who did my surgery I’ve been cleared by,” Pouncey told reporters Wednesday morning during a Zoom interview. “Obviously, it’s still a process coming back from neck surgery, so I’m just in the rehab stages … but yes, I’ve been cleared to play.” Pouncey, a four-time Pro Bowler, will return to the middle of the Chargers’ offensive line that features ...
Tags: Sports, Denver Broncos, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Chargers, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles Chargers, Mike Pouncey, Pouncey, Pep Hamilton, Justin Herbert, Trai Turner, Bryan Bulaga Pouncey