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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: July 3, 2014

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2013 Rushing Success by Number of Backs - Carl Yedor
NFL offenses are continuing to shift away from the traditional multiple back sets of old, using a single back formation on running plays 60 percent of the time in 2013, up from 56 percent in 2012 and 53 percent in 2011.

San Diego Chargers linebacker Thomas Keiser sued over attack of employee at barleymash - Melissa Mecija
The civil lawsuit filed in San Diego Superior Court says the trouble began the night of Dec. 29, 2013, when Keiser's father was told he was being cut off and would no longer be served alcohol. Despite the warning, Keiser bought a drink for his father anyway.

All You Need to Know About Antonio Gates - Ricky Henne
Gates’ paternal grandfather, Henry Hank, was a professional boxer in the 1950s and ’60s who fought 97 professional bouts as a middleweight and light heavyweight, winning 62 of them. His 1962 fight against Joey Giardello was voted the Fight of the Year by Ring Magazine. Old photos show a striking resemblance between Gates and his grandfather. Gates’ cousin, Tony Harrison is one of boxing’s top young middleweights. Harrison has started his career 18-0 with 15 wins by knockout.

Sports acupuncture scores major points among fitness enthusiasts - IndiaToday.in
As a sports acupuncturist, Callison has been treating athletes for 11 years. Three of those years were spent with the Minnesota Vikings during their playoff run, and he now treats many of the San Diego Chargers.

Cam Thomas trades in sun for Steelers' tradition - Andrew Tie
The defensive tackle has settled in and enjoys Pittsburgh but still misses the California sun. "I got spoiled in San Diego with the weather all the time," Thomas said. "When that storm stuff was going on out here (during the winter), I was out there jet skiing."