DAILY LINKS: Beat goes on as Chargers drop ninth straight to AFC West rival Chiefs

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Beat goes on as Chargers drop ninth game in a row to AFC West rival Chiefs – LA Times
The opposing quarterback was making his second career start. The Chargers were swelled with optimism after a 9-3 finish in 2017. The Chargers lost anyway, falling to Kansas City for the ninth consecutive time, 38-28, behind a blurring wide receiver, a whirling quarterback and an offense as precise and calculated as a decimal point.

Mighty 1090 Video: Keenan Allen: “The Chiefs don’t beat themselves”
Keenan Allen discusses the Chargers ninth straight loss to the Kansas  City Chiefs; rookie safety Derwin James on the electrifying Tyreek Hill and Patrick Mahomes on his playmaker offense and seeing Philip Rivers in person.

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes lifts Chiefs in second career start – ESPN
Ever the instructor, coach Andy Reid tried to find some fault with Patrick Mahomes’ season-opening debut as the Kansas City Chiefs’ starting quarterback. Every time he did, though, Reid kept coming back to the many things Mahomes did right in the Chiefs’ 38-28 win over the Los Angeles Chargers.

Aaron Rodgers’ comeback adds another chapter to book of legend – ESPN
Aaron Rodgers didn’t just come back. He brought the Green Bay Packers back with him. In his own personal Willis Reed moment, the two-time NFL MVP added another chapter to the book of legend in Sunday night’s season opener against the Chicago Bears.

What we learned from Sunday’s Week 1 games – NFL.com
Here’s what we’ve learned so far from the first Sunday of the 2018 NFL season.

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Hosmer provides final edge in rain-soaked finale – Padres.com
Eric Hosmer’s solo home run to lead off the ninth inning lifted the Padres to a 7-6 victory on Sunday to earn a split in the four-game series with the Reds at Great American Ball Park.

Novak Djokovic defeats Juan Martin del Potro to win third career US Open title – USA Today
NEW YORK — There appears to be one winning formula for Novak Djokovic when it comes to taking home the US Open title. He just has to capture the Wimbledon trophy before arriving in New York. This marks the third time in his career he’s achieved that impressive double, winning Wimbledon and US Open titles back-to-back in 2011, 2015 and now 2018.

Serena Williams burns the house down as Naomi Osaka’s brilliance is forgotten – Yahoo Sports
The American legend was the victim of a draconian enforcement of the rules in the US Open final. But her reaction exposed the one flaw in her game.

Christian Chapman sidelined with knee injury in Aztecs’ 28-14 win over Sacramento State – Union Tribune
San Diego State was hoping Saturday night’s game against Sacramento State would be remembered as the night quarterback Christian Chapman became the winningest starting quarterback in school history. Chapman did, in fact, record his 24th career victory as a starter. But SDSU’s 28-14 win over Sacramento State will be remembered more as the game Chapman not only couldn’t finish but one in which the senior’s season was cast in doubt.

NCAA Football 2018 Rankings: Trojans Take a Tumble – Bleacher Report
College football’s Week 3 AP Top 25 is out, and the Pac-12 was responsible for what little shake-up transpired.

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