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The San Diego Chargers are now 2-6 overall, 0-4 on the road, and have lost four consecutive games. Their playoff hopes are all but dead, and their head coach is certainly on the hot seat.
- Chargers Recap: Injuries, Costly Penalties Cost Bolts Game, Likely The Season (video) – It was déjà vu all over again for the San Diego Chargers in their 29-26 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Costly penalties that led to big plays and a mind-boggling 12 players that were injured during the game.
- Instant Analysis – Ravens 29, Chargers 26 – Rather than look at how close the Chargers have come to winning some of these games that they’ve lost this year, Andrew Burer wonders how bad this team would be if Philip Rivers weren’t playing incredible football right now.
Padres retain pitching coach Darren Balsley – Gaslamp Ball
Darren Balsley will keep his job as the Padres pitching coach, and hold on to his title as the only pitching coach the team has had since moving into Petco Park.
Eric Hosmer paves way to Royals’ World Series win with bold, brilliant move – USA Today
The only people the weren’t surprised to see the Kansas City Royals winning the World Series, and doing it on the back of an unstoppable offense, gutsy pitching, and bold baserunning, were the Kansas City Royals themselves. Their confidence played a big role in each of their late-inning comeback wins in this series.
Aztecs defensive in 41-17 win vs. Colorado St. – San Diego Union-Tribune
The Aztecs are playing some great football right now. Their win on Saturday against Colorado State was SDSU’s fifth straight conference victory and the first time in the Division I era (since 1969) the Aztecs have been 5-0 in conference play.
Kobe Bryant after Lakers’ third consecutive loss: “I suck” – USA Today
It’s early in the season, but Lakers star Kobe Bryant is already getting frustrated with his own performance, perhaps because he can see that there’s some good young talent on the roster around him and he doesn’t want to be the one holding them back.
Max Friberg scores late to lead Gulls to win over Heat – San Diego Union-Tribune
Max Friberg took the puck on a breakway, the crowd on its feet, and slotted a shot past goalie Jon Gillies. He kissed his glove as he skated toward his teammates to celebrate.
Friberg, the Gulls’ versatile winger, scored with less than three minutes left in the third period to power the Gulls to a 3-2 win over the Stockton Heat on Saturday night at the Valley View Casino Center.