Chargers give up another late lead, drop to 1-2

Indianapolis Colts' T.Y. Hilton (13) makes a catch for a 63-yard touchdown reception during the second half of an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Familiar Scenario: Key Player Injured, Costly Penalties/Turnovers Doom Chargers
Coming off a 4-12 season, it seems games like Sunday’s against the Colts, who were winless in their first two games, are becoming more and more common practice for this franchise.

The Chargers have lost 10 of their last 11 road games, and suffered another serious injury to a starting player, this time Manti Te’o, who left in the first quarter with an Achilles injury and did not return.

VIDEO: Chargers LB Manti Te’o Goes Down With Non-Contact Leg Injury
Early on in their road game against the Indianapolis Colts, the Chargers may have lost LB Manti Te’o for a length period to what looked to be a pretty serious non-contact injury.

VIDEO: Rivers, Barksdale & Perryman On 26-22 Loss To The Colts
Another close, mistake-filled game that the Chargers simply couldn’t finish. Philip Rivers, Joe Barksdale and Denzel Perryman on the 26-22 loss to the Colts and what to make of all the unsportsmanlike conduct penalties.

Arnold Palmer: ‘The King’ of golf dies at 87 – USA Today
Arnold Palmer, who died Sunday in Pittsburgh at age 87, was the accessible common man who would become the King and lead his own army. Along the way he became one of the sport’s best players and a successful businessman, philanthropist, trailblazing advertising spokesman, talented golf course designer and experienced aviator.

Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez killed in boating accident – Sports Illustrated
Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was killed Sunday morning in a boating accident, the team announced. He was 24.

Fernandez, one of the best young players in baseball, was one of three people killed in the crash. The boat crashed into rocks and was found capsized by search and rescue teams around 3 a.m. The three victims were found dead when authorities arrived on the scene. Two victims were under the boat and one was on the rocks. None of them were wearing life vests.

Aztecs move up to No. 19 in AP poll; debut at No. 24 in Coaches poll – San Diego Union-Tribune
SDSU moved up three spots to No. 19 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 Poll. In addition, the Aztecs moved into the USA Today Coaches Poll for the first time in 24 years, checking in at No. 24 in that poll’s updated rankings.

The Aztecs (3-0) had the week off before resuming the season Saturday at South Alabama (2-2). Kickoff for the game is 5 p.m. PT and will be televised by ESPNews. SDSU opened as a 17 1/2-point favorite.

VIDEO: Adam Day: ‘I Think Mayor Faulconer Will Come Out With A Position Very Soon’
Former CSAG Chairman Adam Day sits down with Scott Kaplan to discuss his support for the Chargers ballot initiative, Measure C, and why he thinks its a good proposal for San Diego.

Vin Scully’s final call at Dodger Stadium is a divison-clinching walk-off home run – Sports Illustrated
The Dodgers clinched the NL West and sent off legendary broadcaster Vin Scully in thrilling fashion on Sunday.

In Scully’s final career home game, Charlie Culberson broke a 3–3 tie in the bottom of the 10th inning with his first home run of the season.

“Would you believe a home run?” Scully said. “Leave it to the Dodgers.”

Margot wasting little time showing off talent – MLB.com
After Manny Margot went 3-for-4 with a double, triple and the game’s winning run, Padres fans got their first real glimpse of what their team’s No. 2 overall prospect can bring to the table. They also saw firsthand his incredible speed, when he swiped third base handily in the bottom of the second.

LSU fires head coach Les Miles after 12 seasons – Sports Illustrated
LSU has fired head coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, the school announced on Sunday.

Defensive line coach Ed Orgeron, who was previously Ole Miss’s head coach and the interim head coach at USC, will be the interim head coach, Dellenger adds.

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