DAILY LINKS: Chargers lose on last-second blocked field goal

L.A. Chargers are same old Chargers – San Diego Union-Tribune
Their first game was not in Los Angeles, but in a real NFL stadium in a real NFL town.

The Chargers played their division rivals on Monday night, losing 24-21 to the Denver Broncos, a blocked field goal with five seconds remaining keeping the game from overtime, which made it seem like old times.

VIDEO: Younghoe Koo And Keenan Allen On Blocked Field Goal And 24-21 Loss To The Broncos
Chargers rookie kicker Younghoe Koo discusses his blocked field goal, Keenan Allen on his first TD in nearly two years and the loss to the Denver Broncos.

It took less than 4 minutes for a ref to mistakenly say ‘San Diego’ for the LA Chargers – For The Win
During the Los Angeles Chargers’ season-opening game against the Broncos on Monday, referee Terry McAulay needed less than four minutes to confuse the Chargers’ new home with their former home city of 56 years.

“First charged timeout, San Diego.”

It was bound to happen, but this quickly? That was unexpected.

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AUDIO: Mark Bavaro On Antonio Gates And The Tight End Position
Former NFL Tight End and 2 time Super Bowl champion Mark Bavaro joins Sileo on Monday morning to talk about Antonio Gates and how the TE position as changed over the years.

VIDEO: Lost And Empty. San Diegans React To The First NFL Sunday Without A Team Of Their Own
How are (former) fans of the San Diego Chargers feeling upon the first NFL Sunday without a team of their own to root and look forward to? Marty Caswell caught up with some fans in Pacific Beach.

Dodgers drop 11th consecutive game in 8-6 loss to Giants – USA Today
Denard Span, starting in the third spot in the lineup for just the second time in his career, homered and drove in three runs to send the Dodgers to their 16th loss in their last 17 games. They’re the first team since the 1991 New York Mets to register winning and losing streaks of at least 10 games in the same season.

That doesn’t quite capture the incomprehensible nature of the Dodgers’ collapse in the last 2½ weeks. At 91-36, they were on pace to match the record for most wins ever in a season (116) after beating the Milwaukee Brewers on Aug. 25.

Since then, only a 1-0 win over the San Diego Padres on Sept. 1 has prevented L.A. from experiencing a 17-game skid. This from a club that, from June 7-Aug. 25, went 56-11.

VIDEO: Andy Green On Season’s Pleasant Surprises, Austin Hedges Struggles
Padres manager Andy Green discusses the pleasant surprises of the season, and why he’s not concerned with Austin Hedges struggles with the bat.

WATCH: U.S. Great Alexi Lalas Rips USMNT’s ‘Soft, Tattooed Millionaires’ – Sports Illustrated
Former U.S. soccer player Alexi Lalas ripped the national team calling its players “underperforming, tattooed millionaires.”

The national team has struggled lately in its bid to qualify for next year’s World Cup in Russia.

Lalas, who is a commentator for Fox Sports, started his tirade during a Major League Soccer contest between the Seattle Sounders and LA Galaxy on Sunday.

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