6/17 Morning Mighty: City and Chargers trading blows again

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Padres fall despite HRs from Kemp, Hedges – Padres.com
A’s speedster Billy Burns drew a two-out walk from Padres closer Craig Kimbrel in the ninth inning, stole second and scored the go-ahead run on Eric Sogard’s single, helping Oakland win its third straight, a 6-5 victory at Petco Park on Tuesday afternoon.

Padres Lose, But Encouraged In Murphy’s Debut – Mighty 1090 (video)
Craig Kimbrel, Melvin Upton, and Austin Hedges talked after yesterday’s close loss about their new manager and what they’re expecting in the final few months of the season. To see Pat Murphy’s introductory press conference, which happened just a couple hours before first pitch, click here.

Chargers, city still divided on stadium – San Diego Union-Tribune
After meeting yesterday, the City, County, and the San Diego Chargers do no appear to be on the same page. In fact, it doesn’t seem likely that the Chargers will meet again with the City or the County (or the Mayor) any time soon.

Kevin Faulconer, Jan Goldsmith & Ron Roberts On Optimism After 3rd Meeting With Chargers – Mighty 1090 (video)
Before the Chargers released a very negative press release regarding their meeting with the City and County, local politicians got together in front of microphones to talk about how well they though the meeting had gone. Did Mark Fabiani and the Chargers play them for fools?

Why the Chargers Are Throwing Shade at the Latest Stadium Talks – Voice of San Diego
If you believe the Chargers, then you believe owner Dean Spanos and counsel Mark Fabiani want certainty. They want the city to show it has more than $500 million in the bank marked “stadium” and that the mayor and his amigos have eliminated permitting hassles completely. Otherwise, without that kind of certainty, the Chargers want to keep fighting for Los Angeles.

Eric Weddle talks about contract situation and (non) talks – Mighty 1090 (video)
Eric Weddle addressed the media for the first time since skipping OTAs, saying that he has instructed his agent to not negotiate with the Chargers if he doesn’t have a contract before Training Camp begins next month.

The Warriors aren’t just NBA champions, they’re historically great – SB Nation
Golden State won 67 regular-season games and had one of the eight-best point differentials of all time. They lost just seven times with their full roster healthy in the regular season, an amazing accomplishment in an era where talent is spread so evenly through the league. They had the league’s MVP in Stephen Curry and reasonably could also have won Defensive Player of the Year (Draymond Green), Coach of the Year (Steve Kerr), Most Improved (Klay Thompson) and Sixth Man of the Year (Andre Iguodala). They deserve to be called champions.

Andre and the Giant: How one veteran helped the Warriors turn the Finals – Sports Illustrated
The incredibly talented Lee Jenkins wrote about Andre Igoudala, the NBA Finals MVP, and how he ended up being the catalyst for the Golden State Warriors. Find some time today to sit down and read this.

SDSU, USD Announce Tony Gwynn Classic Baseball Tournament – Mighty 1090 (video)
On the anniversary of Tony Gwynn’s passing, SDSU & USD announced that the schools will honor the San Diego legend annually by holding an eight-team college baseball tournament set to debut Feb. 26-28, 2016.

Cardinals Investigated for Hacking Into Astros’ Database – New York Times
Front-office personnel for the St. Louis Cardinals, one of the most successful teams in baseball over the past two decades, are under investigation by the F.B.I. and Justice Department prosecutors, accused of hacking into an internal network of the Houston Astros to steal closely guarded information about players.

Why Isn’t Downtown an Option? – Bolts from the Blue
Neither San Diego or the Chargers can actively pursue the stadium / convention center proposed by JMI Realty without also damaging their current negotiating position. is there a chance this could change?


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