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• San Diego Chargers executives say they need to sell roughly 2,000 tickets by Thursday afternoon to avoid a second consecutive television blackout. The National Football League's blackout policy requires nearly all seats to be sold 72 hours before the scheduled kickoff of a team's home game. The Chargers host the Baltimore Ravens at Qualcomm Stadium starting at 5:30 Sunday afternoon.
• A new report finds home sales in San Diego County jumped by 7.3 percent in November compared to the same month a year ago, but prices dipped 6 percent in the same year-to-year comparison. La Jolla-based real estate information service Data-Quick reports that a total of 2,754 homes changed hands locally last month, compared to 2,566 in November 2010. The median price of a home in the county last month was $315,000.
-City News Service
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