1:38 AM EDT, Wed October 18, 2017
4 hours ago

Chargers linemen from same high school make former coach proud

Jeff Obradovich wears his favorite jersey Sundays as he goes to local bars in south suburban Chicago to watch football, the sport he loves to coach. The 47-year-old will slide up to the bar to order drinks — a craft beer for him and a white wine or sangria for his wife Joan. His South Side Chicago...
11 hours ago

As turnaround grows, bookies warm to Chargers*

Watch out for the former San Diego Chargers, despite their 2-4 record.Not only have these Los Angeles Chargers* won consecutive road games for the first time in three years, the next two opponents — both of them perennial AFC powerhouses — appear less formidable than when the schedule came out....
11 hours ago

Fantasy Football Week 7: Add and Drop

Each week I’ll list the best widely available free agents for fantasy football — I define “widely available” as being owned in around half of all ESPN or Yahoo leagues — and some guys who are probably better off in the free agent pool than collecting dust on your roster. Here's my best bets for...
Oct 16, 2017

Chargers sign LB, will welcome Perryman back to practice

Injuries and some uneven play kept the linebacker corps in a state of flux Monday, with the Chargers signing free-agent Josh Keyes to the active roster, waiving rookie Nigel Harris and hoping the ankles of Jatavis Brown and Denzel Perryman continue to heal. “It’s a real thin group, and we didn’t...
Oct 16, 2017

Fouts feels for Aaron Rodgers; Aikman not sold on Kaep

Dan Fouts sounded deflated Sunday when he learned quarterback Aaron Rodgers was down with a broken collarbone. Fouts recalled having his own collarbone fractured as a newly drafted San Diego Charger in 1973. The Hall of Fame quarterback, a commentator for CBS, deemed the ordeal “painful” and “difficult.”...
Oct 15, 2017

Only one catch, but Williams makes impact on Chargers win

It was a simple “dig” route, a play in which Mike Williams sprinted about 15 yards downfield and made a quick 90-degree turn toward the middle. Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, on a third-and-6 from the Raiders 34-yard line, with his team trailing by three in the fourth quarter, timed his pass...
Oct 15, 2017

Chargers' Novak misses early but delivers in clutch

The Chargers, as much as anyone in the NFL, have their reasons to be skeptical when it comes to the guy who is supposed to knock the football between the two yellow posts. In their season opener in Denver, they had a game-tying kick blocked in the final seconds. In Week 2, they missed a pair of...
Oct 15, 2017

Spotlight finds Chargers' Henry at key moment

The situation wasn’t bleak, not when you’ve got Philip Rivers, the veteran quarterback and author of 23 fourth-quarter comebacks since 2006, under center, four minutes left and a mere two-point deficit to overcome. Still, it wasn’t ideal. The Chargers, their offense limited to two touchdowns and...
Oct 15, 2017

Underachieving Chargers starting to turn secret sauce into Ws

Beating the Oakland Raiders on the road Sunday was cause for special celebration. Philip Rivers, 35, hopped up and down. Tom Telesco, wearing a sports jacket and slacks, ran over to thank Rivers. Back in San Diego, folks who used to devour such one-point victories — final score, 17-16 — turned...
Oct 15, 2017

Nick Canepa's Chargers report card: vs. Raiders

Union-Tribune columnist Nick Canepa issues his grades for Chargers’ 17-16 win Sunday in Oakland: Quarterbacks: A- Philip Rivers didn’t overwhelm in art class with his stick figures, but he has ball left in him. Splendid on the winning drive. Diamond-hard and unflappable, he throws better swirling...
Oct 15, 2017

Chargers rally past Raiders with late FG

Nick Novak made a 32-yard field goal as time expired Sunday to give the visiting Chargers a 17-16 victory over the Oakland Raiders. It was the second straight victory for the Chargers, who also won on the road last week against the New York Giants. They moved into a tie for third place in the AFC...
Oct 14, 2017

Chargers travel to lame-duck Oakland

Imagine a person walking down the stairs in the house shared with a spouse. They need to talk. The last 22 years have not been great. The house is a mess. That’s why they have to leave. Found someone new, someone fancier, someone better. But, before exiting they will look their partner in the eye...
Oct 13, 2017

Chargers' Williams expects to debut Sunday; game staying in Oakland

Mike Williams was “limited” in Friday’s practice and listed as “questionable” on the injury report, but in the mind of the Chargers receiver, he will make his long-awaited NFL debut Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. “I’m just excited to get out there with my teammates for the first time,” said...
Oct 13, 2017

Chargers' Okung working toward goal of owning NFL team

Russell Okung was a self-proclaimed “computer geek,” always tinkering with the machines and learning how to write code as a youngster. “I was definitely into it,” the Chargers’ left tackle recalled before a practice this week in preparation for Sunday’s road game against the Oakland Raiders. “In...
Oct 13, 2017

5 reasons the Oakland Raiders will beat the L.A. Chargers*

Five reasons the Oakland Raiders (2-3) will beat the Los Angeles Chargers (1-4) on Sunday. Montana Carr. Like Joe Montana back in the day, Derek Carr is a star NFL quarterback in the Bay Area who is nursing a back injury. On occasion, Montana overcame his ailing back to lead the 49ers to victory....