Ken Leighton 9 a.m., March 4
According to NBC Sports, Toronto-based sports personality Bob McCown of the Fan 590 reports that Philip Anschutz "has or will" purchase 35% of the Chargers. Billionaire Anschutz is angling to build an NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles, and recently announced his desire to buy all or part of a team. This came at roughly the same time the Chargers said a piece of the team is for sale. McCown says the alleged Anschutz purchase is "apparently" the first step in the team's move to L.A. -- something, despite its denials, it has desired for a dozen years. Here's one that should scare Chargers fans: earlier, the team's spokesman Mark Fabiani said, "If AEG [Anschutz Entertainment Group] buys a piece of the team, then people have a right to be concerned."
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