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San Diego Chargers - PlayerWatch

DE Sean Lissemore (elbow) didn't practice. He had an infection treated on his elbow. He was confident that he would practice on Friday and play on Sunday. Against the up-tempo Eagles, it is critical that every defensive lineman is available. DE Sean Lissemore (elbow) returned to practice Friday and is listed as probable. OLB Dwight Freeney returned to practice and worked the entire session. He was limited on Wednesday for a non-injury matter, according to the club.

San Diego Chargers - PlayerWatch

WR Eddie Royal drew the attention of QB Philip Rivers, and that's a good thing. Rivers said he can't notice any difference in Royal since he suffered a collapsed lung and concussion. Wednesday was Royal's second straight practice and unless there is a setback, he should play on Monday.

San Diego Chargers - TeamReport

NFL Team Report - San Diego Chargers - INSIDE SLANT Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers says Manti Te'o is just one of the guys. To the media, though, Te'o is clearly more than just one of the guys. With a large contingent of writers, broadcasters and photographers gathered and leaning on his every word, Te'o spoke during a press conference as the club kicked off its three-day minicamp at Chargers Park on Tuesday.

Fake dead girlfriend wins NCAA basketball tournament prediction

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A business analyst from Virginia beat out 8.15 million other entries to win ESPN's annual prediction contest for the NCAA basketball championship - but has gained more attention for the handle he created than his powers of prognostication. Craig Gilmore, inspired by several pints of beer and using the name Lannay Kekua, won the contest, accurately picking Louisville to defeat Michigan in Monday night's college basketball championship game before the 64-team tournament began.

Reuters Odd News Summary

Following is a summary of current odd news briefs. Amusement park planned in Pakistan town where bin Laden lived

Reuters Odd News Summary

Following is a summary of current odd news briefs. Amusement park planned in Pakistan town where bin Laden lived

Reuters Odd News Summary

Following is a summary of current odd news briefs. Amusement park planned in Pakistan town where bin Laden lived

Notre Dame's Te'o says had no part in forming hoax

By David Bailey Jan 24 (Reuters) - Notre Dame football player Manti Te'o said he was the victim of an elaborate online hoax and denied in an interview broadcast on Thursday having had any part in the construction of the dramatic story of his dying girlfriend. "No, I did not," Te'o said in the interview with Katie Couric broadcast on the daytime talk show "Katie." "I think what people don't realize is that the same day that everybody else found out about this situation, I found out."

Notre Dame football star says he was not in on hoax -ESPN

* Te'o gives first interview since girlfriend hoax revealed * Te'o says a friend has admitted he was behind deception * Jan 19 (Reuters) - Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o has denied ever being in on an elaborate hoax, telling ESPN he had believed his relationship with a woman who turned out to be an online fabrication was real.

With an air kiss or empty hug, Te'oing is Twitter craze

NEW YORK, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Manti Te'o, the Notre Dame linebacker entangled in a girlfriend hoax that gives a whole new meaning to the term "air kiss," is inspiring a new fad racing through social media: Te'oing. An avalanche of pictures of people hugging empty chairs or puckering up to an otherwise empty room were posted to Twitter with the hashtag #Te'oing days after the college football star's story about his girlfriend's cancer death was exposed as a fraud. Not only did she never have leukemia, she never existed.
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