5/27 Morning Mighty: Kemp is the hero in extra-innings win

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp

Kemp breaks through with decisive double in 10th – Padres.com
When the Padres needed a win most, up to the plate came struggling RF Matt Kemp, who needed a big hit and some RBIs. He ended up clearing the bases with the double, and being the MVP of the 4-0 Padres win over the Angels in extra innings. Perhaps this is the start of something bigger?

Rivers Present, Weddle Absent At OTAs – Mighty 1090
Andrew Burer and Marty Caswell report from the first day of voluntary OTAs at Chargers Park, where the biggest story seemed to be the contract situations of the team’s two best players.

Louisville transfer picks USC over SDSU – San Diego Union-Tribune
Steve Fisher’s coaching staff has been trying hard to lure transfers over to SDSU this offseason, but they have missed out on one of their bigger targets. Louisville basketball transfer Shaqquan Aaron had reportedly narrowed his decision to San Diego State and USC. On Tuesday, he chose USC.

Nine FIFA Officials and Five Corporate Executives Indicted for Racketeering Conspiracy and Corruption – The United States Depart of Justice
Top FIFA officials being arrested by the United States government is probably not good for the game of soccer in the short term, but it could help to eventually clean up an organization that has been weighing down on the game of soccer for a long time.

VIDEO: Venable robs Trout’s homer with sensational grab – Padres.com
A strong candidate for “catch of the year” from the Padres defense, as Will Venable shows everyone exactly why he’s out there in center field. You have to see this play!

In Which Derek Norris is Blamed for Home Run Problems, Plight of Humankind – Padres Public
Another, slightly deeper, look on how Derek Norris’ pitch-framing (or lack there of) is leading to problems for the Padres pitching staff, specifically focusing on how it has led to home runs being given up.

What did we learn from the first day of OTAs? – Bolts from the Blue
Philip Rivers certainly knows how to get the media, and the Chargers fans excited, and he did just that by comparing new starting RB Melvin Gordon with Kansas City Chiefs star RB Jamaal Charles.

LeBron James becomes 1st player to make 5 straight NBA Finals since Bill Russell – SB Nation
This LeBron guy is pretty good, but he’ll have one heck of a challenge on his hands when the NBA Finals start.

 

Wil Myers is still resting his injured, swollen wrist and hopes to be back in the San Diego Padres lineup soon. However, he’s making good use of his time away from the field, and he talked with Annie Heilbrunn about that.

 

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