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  • Chargers: Injuries by the dozen

    The Sports Xchange SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The banged-up San Diego Chargers suffered an amazing 12 injuries during the 29-26 loss to the Baltimore Ravens Sunday, with numerous players not returning. It added on to a strange season in which the Chargers, it seems, have more significant injuries than big plays. “The injuries are... [Read More]

  • Chargers cannot win the close ones

    The Sports Xchange SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The answer to what ails the San Diego Chargers was simple: Once again, it was that they couldn’t make the critical play at the end of the game. “Unfortunately we didn’t make the play at the end,” echoed coach Mike McCoy after the team fell to the... [Read More]

  • Ravens confident they are on winning trail

    The Sports Xchange OWINGS MILLS, Md. – Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker wasn’t joking when he said the team has the personnel to close out the season with eight straight wins. When told of the comments, coach John Harbaugh echoed those sentiments. Baltimore heads into its bye week with some much-needed momentum following a... [Read More]

  • End came too soon for Ravens WR Smith

    The Sports Xchange OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The biggest challenge facing the Baltimore Ravens for the rest of the season is how to adjust to the season-ending injury to Steve Smith Sr., who tore his Achilles’ tendon in the third quarter Sunday against the San Diego Chargers. Smith had announced in training camp that... [Read More]

  • Falcons already in a giving spirit

    The Sports Xchange FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Four Atlanta Falcons turnovers led to 20 points for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which is too many for any game, and certainly far too many for a 23-20 overtime game. The Bucs accepted that win just as they did the turnovers — gladly.For the Falcons, that made... [Read More]

  • Browns unable to run or win

    The Sports Xchange BEREA, Ohio – One constant in the Cleveland Browns three-game losing streak is an inability to run the football well. The run offense hit a new low in the 34-10 loss to the Cardinals when it gained 39 yards on 20 carries. “We have to find a way to run the... [Read More]

  • Falcons pay price for Ryan’s blunders

    The Sports Xchange FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is still testing out the offensive system installed by new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. Ryan is clearly not comfortable with some of the fancy ball-handling requirements and the turnovers are starting to mount. Ryan’s performance in the 23-20 overtime loss to the... [Read More]

  • Browns QB McCown set to start Thursday

    The Sports Xchange BEREA, Ohio – Unless he has a setback over the next three days, Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown, sore but structurally sound, will start on Thursday night against the Bengals in Cincinnati. The 36-year-old quarterback was pounded by the Arizona Cardinals in the second half Sunday in a 34-20 loss. His... [Read More]

  • NFL notebook: Broncos acquire TE Davis from 49ers

    The Sports Xchange The Denver Broncos acquired veteran tight end Vernon Davis from the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for a sixth-round pick in 2017. The teams will also swap late-round picks in the 2016. Davis, 31, reportedly had a verbal confrontation with San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick in a team meeting earlier this... [Read More]

  • Eagles prepare for desperate Cowboys

    The Sports Xchange PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles return to the practice field Tuesday to start getting ready for Sunday night’s important divisional road game against the Dallas Cowboys. The Eagles (3-4) are still very much in the hunt in a division where none of the four teams has a winning record. The New... [Read More]