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July 28, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
THE SPECIAL Olympics World Games kicked off in Los Angeles over the weekend, and the Opening Ceremonies included an inspiring speech by Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles. Charles, who won a national title at Texas and has gained over 1,000 yards each of the last three seasons - and five of his seven with the Chiefs - shared a story that resonated with the crowd. "When I was a boy, I had trouble reading," Charles said. "I found out I had a learning disability. People made fun of me. They said I would never go anywhere.
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December 19, 2013 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
A LITTLE unconventional thinking and a lot of Jamaal Charles made for a spectacular early Christmas gift for Larry Seigle, of Newtown. Seigle had two qualifying spots in the DraftStreet.com fantasy football championship over the weekend and captured the grand prize of $1 million, thanks largely to Charles' five-touchdown performance on Sunday. While all the other contestants took advantage of DraftStreet's offer to fly to Las Vegas for the weekend, Seigle, 25, declined. "I don't drink or party or anything like that," said the 25-year-old.
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November 12, 2012
Chiefs at Steelers 8:30 p.m., ESPN Line: Steelers by 121/2. The skinny: Running back Isaac Redman has a hot hand for Pittsburgh after running for a career-high 147 yards in last week's season-defining triumph against the New York Giants. Redman will get the start on Monday night when the Steelers (5-3) host luckless Kansas City (1-7). The Chiefs have endured a miserable first half of the season, although the return of Jamaal Charles gives them clarity in the backfield.
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December 31, 2010 | by Ed Barkowitz
SLEEPERS are the most popular topics of preseason conversations and are the most rewarding picks on draft day - when they pan out, that is. Fantasy fans crave sleepers: obscure players who develop into productive starters. Texans running back Arian Foster was easily the top sleeper of 2010. His average draft position, according to The Sporting News, was 48th, which would put him right around the fourth or fifth round in most leagues. That's pretty sweet value for a guy who enters the final week of the regular season leading the NFL in rushing yards (1,436)
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December 3, 2012 | From Inquirer Wire Services
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - People were coming and going on Sunday from the house where, a day before, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend before committing suicide in front of his coach, general manager, and defensive coordinator at the team's training facility. Around the time the Chiefs were playing the Carolina Panthers at Arrowhead Stadium about five miles away, two men loaded bags into a car and two women drove away. Police did not release any additional information about the murder-suicide.
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December 18, 2013 | By Ladd Biro, For The Inquirer
It's no surprise that the owners with Jamaal Charles on their teams made the semifinals in all three of my fantasy leagues. The Chiefs' workhorse has been a potent scoring machine all season, reaching the end zone in all but three games and tallying at least 100 total yards in all but one. Now you can bet your skid-marked Raiders fanny that all three of Charles' fantasy squads are heading for a title match next weekend, thanks to Charles' extraordinary...
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December 10, 2014 | By Ladd Biro, For The Inquirer
As the old maxim goes, sometimes it's better to be lucky than good. Chances are, if you made it to the fantasy postseason, your team is pretty good. But if you were facing off this weekend against Peyton Manning or his prolific receiving corps, you may want to run out and buy some lottery tickets. Fortune is clearly on your side. Like countless others, I spent a tortuous three hours Sunday afternoon cheering on the Bills and their improbable success against Denver's aerial superstars.
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July 29, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
LeSean McCoy emerged from the scuffle still enraged, needing to be restrained from going after Trent Cole again. The Eagles' star running back was upset when Cole, a veteran linebacker, pushed him off the line during a seven-on-seven drill Sunday. The first fight of training camp ensued. "The whole camp so far, it's been touching a little too much," McCoy said. "And I'm trying to let them know, 'It's OK if you can't cover me.' " McCoy flashed a smile and emphasized his friendship with Cole.
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December 3, 2012 | Associated Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Against the backdrop of an unthinkable tragedy, the Kansas City Chiefs gave themselves a reason to be proud Sunday - and perhaps the impetus to let the healing begin. Brady Quinn threw for 201 yards and two touchdowns, and Jamaal Charles ran for 127 yards in the Chiefs' 27-21 victory over the Carolina Panthers. The win snapped an eight-game losing streak during one of the most difficult seasons the franchise has ever experienced. The game was played one day after Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot his girlfriend multiple times at a residence near Arrowhead Stadium, then drove to the team's practice facility and turned the gun on himself as general manager Scott Pioli and coach Romeo Crennel looked on. "As far as playing the game, I thought that was the best for us to do, because that's what we do," Crennel said, tears forming in the corner of his eyes.
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January 3, 2008 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Texas running back Jamaal Charles, a junior who rushed for 1,619 yards this season, announced yesterday that he planned to leave the Longhorns and enter the NFL draft. Charles joined Ricky Williams, Earl Campbell and Cedric Benson as the only Longhorns to rush for more than 1,500 yards in a season. He had 161 yards and two touchdowns in Texas' Holiday Bowl win over Arizona State.. Elsewhere: Villanova women's soccer coach Ann Clifton resigned after 11 seasons. She posted a 135-65-31 record, earning five NCAA tournament bids in the last seven years.
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February 26, 2016
INDIANAPOLIS - Four years ago, Andy Reid got fired by the Eagles and then hired by the Chiefs and immediately turned a 2-14 eyesore into an 11-5 playoff team. From the outside looking in, it seemed so easy. But Doug Pederson, who followed Big Red to Kansas City as his offensive coordinator, said Wednesday that appearances can be deceiving. "Our first year there with coach Reid, we tried to have some of that mentality where we're going to make the people there fit what we do," Pederson said at the NFL Scouting Combine.
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December 21, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
There was that sickening loss at home to the Denver Broncos in Week 2, when the Kansas City Chiefs gave up two touchdowns in the final 36 seconds. And there was that devastating home defeat to Chicago in Week 5, when the Bears scored twice in the final 3 minutes, 5 seconds to erase a 17-6 deficit. You know exactly what they were saying on the street corners of South Philadelphia, the taverns in the Pennsylvania suburbs, and the coffee houses in South Jersey: Same old Andy Reid.
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July 28, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
THE SPECIAL Olympics World Games kicked off in Los Angeles over the weekend, and the Opening Ceremonies included an inspiring speech by Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles. Charles, who won a national title at Texas and has gained over 1,000 yards each of the last three seasons - and five of his seven with the Chiefs - shared a story that resonated with the crowd. "When I was a boy, I had trouble reading," Charles said. "I found out I had a learning disability. People made fun of me. They said I would never go anywhere.
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December 10, 2014 | By Ladd Biro, For The Inquirer
As the old maxim goes, sometimes it's better to be lucky than good. Chances are, if you made it to the fantasy postseason, your team is pretty good. But if you were facing off this weekend against Peyton Manning or his prolific receiving corps, you may want to run out and buy some lottery tickets. Fortune is clearly on your side. Like countless others, I spent a tortuous three hours Sunday afternoon cheering on the Bills and their improbable success against Denver's aerial superstars.
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October 10, 2014 | By Ed Barkowitz, Daily News Staff Writer
ABOUT THE only thing fantasy owners can count on this year is that hardly anything is worth counting on. Philip Rivers is up, Matthew Stafford is down and if Nick Foles throws one more pass off his back foot, people are going to start picking up Mark Sanchez. This week was particularly dreadful for fantasy owners. Two of the top wide receivers got hurt and one of the best running backs had a court hearing. It's so dire that Jimmy Graham's shoulder injury is mitigated by the Saints having a bye. Yay!
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July 29, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
LeSean McCoy emerged from the scuffle still enraged, needing to be restrained from going after Trent Cole again. The Eagles' star running back was upset when Cole, a veteran linebacker, pushed him off the line during a seven-on-seven drill Sunday. The first fight of training camp ensued. "The whole camp so far, it's been touching a little too much," McCoy said. "And I'm trying to let them know, 'It's OK if you can't cover me.' " McCoy flashed a smile and emphasized his friendship with Cole.
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December 19, 2013 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
A LITTLE unconventional thinking and a lot of Jamaal Charles made for a spectacular early Christmas gift for Larry Seigle, of Newtown. Seigle had two qualifying spots in the DraftStreet.com fantasy football championship over the weekend and captured the grand prize of $1 million, thanks largely to Charles' five-touchdown performance on Sunday. While all the other contestants took advantage of DraftStreet's offer to fly to Las Vegas for the weekend, Seigle, 25, declined. "I don't drink or party or anything like that," said the 25-year-old.
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December 18, 2013 | By Ladd Biro, For The Inquirer
It's no surprise that the owners with Jamaal Charles on their teams made the semifinals in all three of my fantasy leagues. The Chiefs' workhorse has been a potent scoring machine all season, reaching the end zone in all but three games and tallying at least 100 total yards in all but one. Now you can bet your skid-marked Raiders fanny that all three of Charles' fantasy squads are heading for a title match next weekend, thanks to Charles' extraordinary...
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November 29, 2013 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Staff Writer
LeSEAN McCOY isn't a guy you wrap in plastic and save for a rainy day. He's one of the league's best running backs, and you put the ball in his hands as often as possible. You squeeze every ounce of production from him that you can. But there is a fine line between doing that and overworking him to the point that you risk shortening his career. As a former running back who jammed more than 1,700 touches into 114 NFL games, Duce Staley's been there and done that. But it's hard to think about tomorrow when you have to win today.
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October 4, 2013 | By Ed Barkowitz, Daily News Staff Writer
WITH A quarter of the season in the books, let's take a look at what we know, what we don't know, and what we should have known after a month's worth of fantasy football. Reggie Bush was the best offseason acquisition. "That dude does special things out there every week," Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford said. Bush is coming off a 139-yard rushing effort that was the third-highest of his career, and has 11 catches on 17 targets in three games. As always, injuries are a concern with Bush, who missed Week 3 with a knee injury.
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