LaDainian Tomlinson to retire

LaDainian Tomlinson.

It’s now five years and counting until LaDainian Tomlinson is a Hall of Famer.

The Chargers announced Sunday morning they would re-sign Tomlinson, who would then announce his retirement after 11 seasons in the NFL. The official press conference will be Monday at 2 p.m.

Tomlinson, 32, played in 170 regular season games in his career, all but 29 of which came with San Diego. He joined the New York Jets prior to the 2010 season after being cut by the Chargers.

He will finish his career with 13,684 yards in his career, fifth all-time, and 145 rushing touchdowns, second all-time. He also had 4,772 yards and 17 TDs receiving. He was MVP in 2006 when he broke Shaun Alexander’s single-season touchdown record with 31 (28 rushing, three receiving). He also won the AP Offensive Player of the Year award.

Tomlinson was drafted No. 5 overall by the Chargers in 2001 after San Diego traded down from No. 1 overall with the Falcons (who drafted Michael Vick).

He joined the Jets in 2010 saying he wanted to win a Super Bowl before his career ended. He had been criticized in the past for performances in the playoffs with San Diego. The Jets made it to the AFC Championship game for the second straight year, but still came up short in that elusive quest for a title. He readily admitted prior to the 2011 season that it could be his last chance to win a title.

In his two seasons with the Jets he had 817 yards rushing and two touchdowns serving mostly as a backup.

Follow Metro New York Sports Editor Mark Osborne on Twitter @MetroNYSports.


Florida man charged with murdering son to play…

A Florida man annoyed that his 16-month-old crying son was preventing him from playing video games suffocated the toddler, police said on Friday.


Powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake rattles Mexico

A powerful earthquake struck Mexico Friday, shaking buildings and sending people running into the street, although there were no reports of major damage.


OMG! Exercise can make skin (and butt) look…

A moderate exercise regime can turn back time and actually reverse the skin's aging process, according to new research. The study showed that a minimum…


Jews in eastern Ukraine ordered to register, Kerry…

Secretary of State John Kerry condemned reports that Jews in eastern Ukraine had been ordered to register with the authorities "or suffer the consequences."


Whoopi Goldberg makes her debut as marijuana columnist

"It helps my head stop hurting, and with glaucoma your eyes ache, and she takes the ache out. It's wonderful," she said.

The Word

Kate Middleton made fun of Prince William's bald…

Kate Middleton and Prince William are in Sydney, Australia, right now, and it sounds like that brash Aussie sense of humor might be rubbing off.

The Word

Is Tom Cruise dating Laura Prepon?

"Mission: Impossible" star Cruise is said to be dating Laura Prepon, star of "Orange is the New Black."


'Scandal' recap: Season 3, Episode 18, 'The Price…

Sally is Jesus, Olivia caused global warming, and Mellie's still drunk. Let's recap the Scandal finale. A church full of Washington insiders is about to…


Carmelo Anthony agonizing over Knicks future as season…

There’s still the cloud hanging over the franchise’s head as to the pending free-agent status of All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony.


Jets host players with eye toward NFL Draft

The Jets hosted a number of NFL Draft hopefuls for workouts on Thursday, with an eye toward some under-the-radar players.


Chris Johnson: I wanted to go to 'a…

Now that Chris Johnson is a Jet, the team has to figure out if one of the most explosive players in the NFL over the last half decade has anything…


Rangers' speed versus Flyers' size makes interesting playoff…

Among the myriad aspects that will make this Metropolitan Division semifinal series fascinating will be the battle between the Rangers' speed and the Flyers' size,…


VIDEO: 'Vein-scanning' may become the future of paying

Designed to make transactions quicker and easier, the technology works by scanning the unique vein patterns in each person's palm.


#FollowFriday: 10 of the smartest Twitter accounts

Spending lots of time on Twitter? You might as well learn something. Here are some of the smartest accounts to follow.


Light-up nail art syncs with phone

This Japanese technology syncs light-up nail art with your phone.


Why is dance cardio taking off in NYC?

Instructors at some of the city's hottest classes explain why.