Chargers fire head coach Anthony Lynn after 4 seasons
FILE - In this Dec. 15 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn speaks after an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, in Carson, Calif. The Los Angeles Chargers have fired coach Anthony Lynn less than two seasons after he led the franchise to the AFC divisional round. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo, File)COSTA MESA, Calif. – A four-game winning streak at the end of the season wasn't enough to save Anthony Lynn's job with the Los Angeles Chargers. Lynn led the franchise to the playoffs in 2018 but Los Angeles had losing records the last two seasons. Hired by the Chargers in January 2017, Lynn was the first Black head coach in franchise history and had one year remaining on his contract.
The Latest: NASCAR pit crew benched for positive COVID tests
(Jose Sena Goulao, Pool via AP)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The pit crew for NASCAR driver William Byron has been benched because of multiple positive tests for COVID-19. The crew member did not test positive for COVID-19, so the rest of Christopher Bell’s crew was unchanged. French players tested positive, forcing tournament organizers to call off the match in Dublin to prevent further infections within the team. Also, one member of the Scottish squad tested positive on Thursday. This is the first time a Chargers player has tested positive since the league’s daily testing started during training camp.
AP Source: Chargers' team doctor punctured Taylor's lung
COSTA MESA, Calif. – Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor missed last Sunday's game because a team doctor accidentally punctured his lung, according to a person familiar with the case. When asked about his level of frustration with what happened, Lynn said he wasn't angry about what occurred because the mistake wasn't intentional. Herbert said he found out he was playing right as the Chargers were lining up to receive the opening kickoff. Taylor was taken off it, though, after fully participating in practice and taking all of the snaps with the first team. Lynn said he is eager to see how Herbert does with a week of practice with the first unit.
Butker good from 58 in OT, Chiefs survive Herbert's LA debut
(AP Photo/Ashley Landis )INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Harrison Butker wasn't nervous about his third attempt to kick a game-winning field goal in overtime for the Kansas City Chiefs. Butker connected from 58 yards with 1:55 remaining in overtime to give the Chiefs a 23-20 victory on Sunday. Butker’s game-winner was his third field goal of the day and his second from 58 yards, which tied a Chiefs record for distance. In overtime, Butker sent the ball through the uprights from 53 yards, but Kansas City was called for a false start. He also had four runs for 29 yards, including a 22-yard scramble on third-and-21 late in regulation to put the Chiefs into field goal range.
NFL's coaching summit highlights minority candidates
The biggest takeaway following the NFL's two-day quarterback coaching summit aimed at improving the league's diversity, is that there's no shortage of qualified minority candidates waiting for opportunities to be head coaches and coordinators. (Rob Maaddi/Zoom via AP)The biggest takeaway following the NFLs two-day quarterback coaching summit is theres no shortage of qualified minority candidates waiting for opportunities to be head coaches and coordinators. It becomes reality when the people respond to it.After the 2018 season, eight head coaches lost their jobs. That makes four minority head coaches out of a possible 32 in the league. The NFL amended the Rooney Rule last month to require more interviews of minority candidates for head coaching and coordinator positions.
LA Story: Rams, Chargers to appear on 'Hard Knocks'
FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay stands on the sideline during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals n Los Angeles. He could have kept going for another two weeks, but the head coach feels the Rams got plenty of work done in this unusual NFL spring. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)LOS ANGELES It will be lights, cameras, Los Angeles again for Hard Knocks but for the first time the show will feature two franchises. The Rams join the Cincinnati Bengals (2009, 13) and Dallas Cowboys (2002, 07) as teams that have done Hard Knocks twice while the Chargers are making their first appearance. Rams coach Sean McVay and Chargers coach Anthony Lynn are both going into their fourth season leading their respective teams.
Lynn: Kaepernick fits Chargers style but no workouts planned
Kaepernick was a second-round draft pick in 2011 who the next year led the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl. The Chargers could explore bringing Kaepernick in for a workout depending on what happens during the preseason, Lynn said. Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said last week that he received a call from another team about Kaepernick. Carroll and the Seahawks brought Kaepernick in for a workout in 2017 and had another planned in 2018 but it was canceled. Lynn was the offensive coordinator for most of the 2016 season in Buffalo, where Taylor was his quarterback.
Newsletter: A deadly shooting in Gilroy
A mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival leaves at least three dead and the question of Why?TOP STORIESA Deadly Shooting in GilroyA crowded gathering. At the Gilroy Garlic Festival on Sunday, at least three people were killed and 15 others were wounded when gunfire erupted in a scenario that has played out over and over again in the U.S. A young couple embrace in a parking lot after a shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival. Subscribe to the Los Angeles Times. OUR MUST-READS FROM THE WEEKEND-- The Tate-LaBianca murders rocked California, drew international attention and came to symbolize the city of Los Angeles.latimes.com