7/14 Morning Mighty: Mayor makes big bet on Mission Valley stadium

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The Chargers Have Been Negotiating With L.A. Coliseum for a Year – Voice of San Diego
If the Chargers were close to a deal with L.A.’s Memorial Coliseum last year, that would mean the team had been making legitimate moves to leave long before San Diego leaders opened talks about a new stadium here and long before the team’s surprise announcement in February that it was pursuing a joint project in Carson with the Oakland Raiders.

“Did You Know?” Some Padres All-Star Game Fun Facts – Mighty 1090
Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the players the San Diego Padres have sent to the MLB All-Star Game over the years.

Stadium Saga About to Get Expensive with Big City Bet – Voice of San Diego
$2.1 million is more than the consultant costs to update the community plans for Ocean Beach, Grantville, San Ysidro and Midway/Old Town. Those plans will define growth in their neighborhoods for decades. Yet this planning splurge for one limited area around Qualcomm Stadium will do little but set the terms for litigation.

Todd Frazier edges Joc Pederson to win Home Run Derby in home stadium – USA Today
In a sport famous for not using a clock, the introduction of one certainly seemed to breathe some life into baseball’s All-Star Home Run Derby.

Adding to the drama, hometown favorite Todd Frazier had the last word in the final against Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Joc Pederson, hitting the tying home run in the final seconds and then drilling a walk-off homer into the left field seats during bonus time to defeat Pederson 15-14.

DeAndre Jordan’s round trip: How Clips star dissed Dallas for L.A. return – ESPN.com
A couple of Mavericks and Lakers reporters get together to go deep and find out exactly what happened when DeAndre Jordan agreed to join the Mavericks, and then changed his mind and signed with the Clippers.

What ‘The Best Team Money Can Buy’ reveals about baseball chemistry – SB Nation
Prior to the 2013 season and in reference to the Dodgers, Giants first baseman Brandon Belt stated, “You can’t buy chemistry.” To that, Knight would say, “of course you can.” You just don’t know what kind you’re going to get. And in any case, you can still survive it.

SI honors World Cup-winning U.S. women with a cover for each player – Sports Illustrated
Instead of one cover to honor the 23 players and coach Jill Ellis, one for each of them. From Golden Ball winner Carli Lloyd to veteran stalwarts Abby Wambach and Megan Rapinoe to backup goalkeepers Alyssa Naeher and Ashlyn Harris, each member of the World Cup-winning squad, posing with the World Cup trophy, has her own cover as part of a unique set.

Demaryius Thomas’ mother one of 46 people who had prison sentences commuted by Barack Obama – For The Win
Katrina Smith, the mother of Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, was one of 46 people whose sentences were commuted by President Barack Obama on Monday. The 46 sentences are the largest number of sentences commuted by a president since the 1960s.

The Open Championship starts soon, and Graham DeLaet just got his clubs – Yahoo Sports
Imagine a NASCAR driver without his steering wheel. An NFL player without his helmet. A baseball player without his bat. Now you’re getting an idea of the teeth-grinding agony that Graham DeLaet went through for more than two days waiting for his clubs to arrive in Scotland.

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