Philip Rivers sets franchise passing mark in leading San Diego Chargers over Denver Broncos

SAN DIEGO — Philip Rivers threw for 178 yards and one touchdown, passing Hall of Famer Dan Fouts to become San Diego’s career passing leader, and the Chargers held off the Denver Broncos 21-13 on Thursday night. The victory may have saved embattled coach Mike McCoy’s job . The Chargers (2-4) were coming off a mistake-filled loss at Oakland, and earlier in the season lost three games in which they led at the 2-minute warning. There has been increasing fan discontent with the conservative McCoy, and the Chargers are trying to convince voters to approve a $1.1 billion public handout for a new downtown stadium in the form of an increase in the hotel occupancy tax. The defending Super Bowl champion Broncos were coached by special teams co…

Stay put: Wanderers boss dishes out some career advice to star striker Zach Clough ZACH Clough has been warned not to consider a January move away from Wanderers for the sake of his career. Phil Parkinson believes the young striker, who was today named Sky Bet League One Player of the Month for October, needs to knuckle down at the Macron and prove himself before thinking about moving on elsewhere. Clough’s name has never been far from the gossip columns since breaking into the team nearly two years ago but injuries have also restricted the number of first team appearances he has made in that time. Six goals in nine starts this season suggest the 21-year-old is now starting to fulfil his promise in a Wanderers shirt. But Parkinson insists there is plenty more to come from the academy graduate ...

If You Know Someone Who’s Into Golfing (Or Who Wants To Get Into Golfing) Get Them A ... Every year, people get golf clubs for Christmas. They are routinely at the top of many people’s wishlists each December. Well, if you see yourself as a person who will end up giving someone golf clubs for Christmas, you need to know about this Cyber Monday deal. On this big day, Callaway golf clubs are half off. This includes sets for men, sets for women, sets for boys and sets for girls. Check out all the options.Here are some of the men’s sets: Callaway Men’s Strata Complete Golf Club Set with Bag (12-Piece) on sale for $137.50 Callaway Men’s Strata Plus Complete Golf Club Set with Bag (16-Piece) on sale for $189.99 Callaway Men’s Strata Ultimate Complete Golf Set, 18-Piece on sale for $...

India will provide 30-40% of world’s top chess players in next ten years, says expert ... For anybody with even the faintest interest in chess, Frederic Friedel would not need any introduction. A veritable encyclopedia on the sport, he is also the founder of the chess software manufacturing company ChessBase. He is almost on kinship terms with the who's who of the chess world from Garry Kasparov to Vishwanathan Anand and others, who have used the software developed by him to sharpen their skills. Firstpost caught up with him during his recent visit to India, and in a candid interview, Friedel explained why he was extremely optimistic about the prospects of chess in India. Excerpts: You are a chess expert extraordinaire and have been a pioneer in the development of chess software. What do you think lies ahead for chess in India? Fred ...

Hapoel Jerusalem makes things trickier for itself with loss Hapoel Jerusalem lost all hope of winning Eurocup Group D on Wednesday night, but more worryingly did so by dropping to a dejecting 88-68 defeat at Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar in Russia.Jerusalem secured its qualification to the Top 16 with an 81-69 victory over Olimpija Ljubljana last week. But it fell to a 4-3 record in Russia and will battle for second place in its final group game against Ulm at the Jerusalem Arena next week, with its heavy loss combined with Valencia’s 75-72 win over Ljubljana clinching first place for the Spaniards. A win over Ulm, which thrashed Jerusalem by 26 points when they played in Germany last month, will secure second place for Hapoel.A defeat could see it advance to the next round only from fourth position and result in...

Fantasy football 2016: The most important, must-read tips and takeaways from Week 11 Well, this is the week it probably became official: Either you’re firmly in the playoffs, firmly in the playoff hunt, living on a prayer to make it into the postseason, or playing spoiler while you turn your attention to next season. We had one huge injury in the NFL’s Week 11, so let’s start there with our infirmary report to see which players were banged up Sunday. INJURIES A.J. Green, WR, Bengals: This is just devastating for Green owners as he was carted off and reportedly has a torn hamstring that will likely cost him the rest of the season. We’ll dive into who might pick up the slack in his absence down below. Ryan Mathews, RB, Eagles: Mathews left in the first half with a knee...

Rumour Mill: Inter want Chelsea duo; Van Dijk in demand Inter Milan are eyeing a double raid on Chelsea, while Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk has plenty of admirers, according to Wednesday’s rumours.ARSENAL Chelsea are hoping to beat Arsenal in the race for Exeter City midfielder Ethan Ampadu (Daily Mirror) Arsenal have stepped up their interest in 17-year-old Hull defender Josh Tymon (ESPNFC) The father of 13-year-old Hannibal Mejbri has admitted that his son visited Arsenal but no decision has been made over his future, with a move not possible until he’s 16 Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City are interested in 22-year-old Atalanta defender Mattia Caldara Germany forward and long-time Arsenal target Julian Draxler could be allowed to leave Wolfsburg next summer, according to the German side’s general manager Klaus Allofs ...

Ronaldo, Mourinho in tax evasion row One of the publications, the French investigative portal Mediapart, said Ronaldo and his Portuguese compatriot Mourinho had benefited from a tax optimisation system developed by their agent Jorge Mendes, who owns Gestifute.   The soccer agency Gestifute has denied that clients including Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho are involved in any tax evasion after a media consortium reported that they had used tax havens to handle tens of millions of euros in earnings. A group of 12 European news outlets on Friday began publishing the results of months of investigations into a vast trove of more than 18 million financial documents, obtained by the German magazine Der Spiegel and dubbed the "Football Leaks". "Both Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho are fully compliant with their tax ...