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San Diego Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson

Chargers To Retire LaDainian Tomlinson’s Number – Chargers.com
LaDainian Tomlinson, one of the Chargers’ greatest players and one of the most prolific running backs in NFL history, will have his number 21 retired when he is inducted into the San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame during the 2015 season, Chargers President A.G. Spanos announced Wednesday.

Bud Black on the Darren Smith Show (6/10) – Mighty 1090
Padres skipper Bud Black talked with Darren Smith about why the Padres are sending down Jedd Gyorko to El Paso, Wil Myers’ return (which should be today) and who returns first: Brandon Morrow or Josh Johnson.

Ross relinquishes nine singles in loss to Braves – Padres.com
The contact-oriented Braves’ lineup harassed San Diego starter Tyson Ross throughout his six innings, managing nine hits and three runs. All of those hits were singles, but Ross gave up a hit in every inning except the first. The Padres need a today (first pitch at 9:10am) to get a split in the series.

Scott And BR Commercial Free Uncensored Podcast #4 – Mighty 1090
Scott and BR welcome Scott Lewis from the Voice of San Diego to their podcast, and spend the better part of an hour digging deep into San Diego’s stadium options and trying to figure out what the Chargers’ main goal is.

The Cavaliers are exposing the big problem with the Warriors’ offense – SB Nation
An excellent breakdown before tonight’s Game 4 of the NBA Finals of exactly how the Cleveland Cavaliers have adjusted their defense to thwart the best offense in the league.

Meet The Padres: Cory Spangenberg – Mighty 1090 (video)
Now that Jedd Gyorko is out of the picture temporarily, it’s time to get to know Padres (starting?) second baseman Cory Spangenberg a bit better. In this video with Annie Heilbrunn, Cory talks career, life, attending a military institute, being “sneaky fast” and more.

Padres’ Draft class full of extra-large athletes – Padres.com
All told, 17 of the players the Padres drafted this week stand 6-foot-4 or taller. The tallest was seventh-round pick, pitcher Trevor Megill from Loyola Marymount (6-8). The largest was sixth-round pick, pitcher Jordan Guerrero (260 pounds) from Polk State College in Florida.

 

Brandon Flowers talked with Marty Caswell about Eric Weddle’s absence from OTAs, and why he and the rest of the defensive backfield aren’t bothered by it. Check out the video below.

 

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