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A roundup of top sports stories.

In Sports from United Press International

A roundup of top sports stories

In Sports from United Press International

A roundup of top sports stories.

Brees named Chargers' starting QB

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Drew Brees, who appeared in just one game as a rookie last season, Monday was named this year's starting quarterback for the San Diego Chargers.

San Diego 24, Seattle 14

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- The San Diego Chargers posted a 24-14 exhibition victory over the Seattle Seahawks Friday night but did not resolve their quarterback issue, sat their star runn

Arizona 24; San Diego 17

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Chris Griesen threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Bryan Gilmore in the third quarter Saturday night, leading the Arizona Cardinals to a 24-17 exhibition victory o

Chargers GM diagnosed with lung cancer

SAN DIEGO, July 30 (UPI) -- San Diego Chargers General Manager John Butler has been diagnosed with lung cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

Chargers GM has lung cancer

, July 30 (UPI) -- San Diego Chargers General Manager John Butler has been diagnosed with lung cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

Eagles re-sign veteran punter

PHILADELPHIA, March 21 (UPI) -- Coming off one of the best seasons of his 17-year career, punter Sean Landeta will return to the

Bills release Rob Johnson

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- A year after being the choice over Doug Flutie, quarterback Rob Johnson was released Thursday by the Buffalo Bills.

Seattle 25, San Diego 22

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- A 64-yard kickoff return by Charlie Rogers set up Rian Lindell's 54-yard field goal as time expired Sunday, allowing the Seattle Seahawks to keep their playoff

Kansas City 20, San Diego 17

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Tony Richardson scored on a one-yard run with 48 seconds remaining Sunday, lifting the Kansas City Chiefs to a 20-7 victory over the hard-luck San Diego Charger

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Raiders clinch division title
By United Press International

Oakland 13, San Diego 6

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Doug Flutie threw a key interception near the end zone in the fourth quarter Saturday, allowing Oakland to escape with a 13-6 victory over the San Diego Charger

Oakland 13, San Diego 6

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Doug Flutie threw a key interception near the end zone in the fourth quarter Saturday, allowing Oakland to escape with a 13-6 victory over the San Diego Charger
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Doug Flutie
CIN98120603-6 DECEMBER 1998-CINCINNATI, OHIO, USA: In 2nd quarter action, Bills' quarterback, Doug Flutie gets sacked by Bengals' Reinard Wilson for a loss of 6 yards. Bills beat the Bengals, 33/20. UPI mw/rw/Mike Williams
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Douglas Richard "Doug" Flutie (born October 23, 1962) is a former American and Canadian football quarterback. Flutie played college football at Boston College, and played professionally in the National Football League, Canadian Football League, and United States Football League. He first rose to prominence during his career at Boston College, where he received the prestigious Heisman Trophy and the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award in 1984. His Hail Mary touchdown pass in a game against Miami on November 23, 1984 (dubbed "Hail Flutie") is considered among the greatest moments in college football and American sports history. Selected as the 285th pick in the 11th round, Flutie is the lowest drafted Heisman Award winner among those who were drafted. Flutie played that year for the New Jersey Generals of the upstart United States Football League. In 1986 he signed with the NFL's Chicago Bears, and later played for the New England Patriots, becoming their starting quarterback in 1988.

Flutie signed with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League in 1990, and in 1991, threw for a record 6,619 yards. He played briefly with his brother Darren, a wide receiver, before being traded to the Calgary Stampeders, whom he led to victory in the 1992 Grey Cup. In 1994, he threw a record 48 touchdown passes. Flutie played for the Stampeders until 1996, when he signed with the Toronto Argonauts, leading them to back-to-back Grey Cup victories in 1996 and 1997. Flutie was named the CFL's Most Outstanding Player a record six times, and was named the MVP in all three of his Grey Cup victories.

He returned to the NFL in 1998 with the Buffalo Bills, where he earned Pro Bowl and NFL Comeback Player of the Year honors. He played for the San Diego Chargers from 2001 to 2004, and finished his career as a member of the New England Patriots in 2005. In 2006, he was ranked #1 in a list of the top 50 CFL players. He was named to the College Football Hall of Fame and Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 2007. He ranks sixth or seventh among the all-time professional gridiron passing leaders combining his CFL/NFL/USFL seasons for attempts, completions, yards, and touchdowns.

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