The Jerry Sandusky child abuse case took another turn yesterday. Former Penn State University president Graham Spanier has been charged with felony “conspiracy of silence.” The Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly also added charges to former athletic director Tim Curley and former vice president Gary Schultz. Schultz and Curley will begin their trials in January. More here.
The San Diego Chargers took on the Kansas City Chiefs last night in San Diego. The Chargers jumped out to a 10-3 lead at halftime. Chargers QB Philip Rivers was 14-16 in the first half with his only two incompletions coming on a ball thrown into the stands and an interception in the end zone. Rivers finished the night 18-for-20 for 220 yard, two touchdowns, and one interception. If you count the fact that the first incompletion was caught by a fan and the other was caught by a Chief, none of Rivers throws were dropped last night. The Chargers went on to win 31-13 and the Chiefs have now gone nine straight weeks without holding a lead despite winning a game (won in overtime). More here.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are coming off of a NBA Finals loss to the Miami Heat and a trade of one of their iconic players, James Harden. Last night they opened up the season in San Antonio against the Spurs. Kevin Durant scored 23 points, 14 rebounds, and 5 assists as the Thunder held an 84-81 lead with 30 seconds remaining. Tony Parker hit a game tying 3-pointer with 28 seconds left then hit a game winning 21 footer to win it 86-84 for the Spurs. More here.
Big E will be back in Philadelphia. Eric Lindros will be honored on November 8th at the Society Hill Sheraton as he will be one of fifteen people inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame. It will be the second time in the last year that the former Flyers captain will be honored in the area; he previously played in the Winter Classic Alumni Game on December 31st last year. More here.