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Chargers granted 24-hour extension to lift local TV blackout for opener

Updated: September 4, 2008, 5:18 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- Despite Super Bowl expectations for Southern California's only NFL team, San Diego hasn't exactly been overtaken by Chargers fever.

The Chargers were granted a 24-hour extension by the NFL on Thursday in an attempt to sell 600 remaining tickets and lift the local television blackout of their season opener Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.

The Chargers, who fell one victory short of reaching the Super Bowl last season, have until 1:15 p.m. Friday to sell the remaining ...

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