7/20 Morning Mighty: Shields would be shocked if traded

San Diego Padres pitcher James Shields

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In rare occurrence, Padres game rained out – Padres.com
This was the first postponed game at Petco Park since April 4, 2006, a span of 820 games at the Padres’ downtown ballpark, which opened in 2004. Sunday’s postponement was just the second in Petco Park’s history. The game will be made up on Sept. 10 at 12:40 p.m.

WATCH: Justin Upton On Back Injury And Testing Themselves Against SF Giants – Mighty 1090 (Video)
Justin Upton discusses why he left Sunday’s game early and the magnitude of his injury, as well as how the team will measure as it faces the San Francisco Giants.

Surfer Mick Fanning Fends Off Shark, Competition Suspended – The Big Lead (Video)
Mick Fanning had an encounter with a shark during the World Surf League’s J-Bay Open in South Africa today, and the competition has been called off today. That’s pretty damn scary and it’s a good thing that Fanning apparently emerged unscathed.

Time For Preller To Pick Path And Own It – Mighty 1090
Before Sunday’s rain-shortened contest with the Rockies, the Padres had won four straight games, tying the team’s longest win-streak of the season. General Manager A.J. Preller is in a tough situation with the trade deadline just 12 days away and the question remains, should the Padres be buyers or sellers?

Amateur Paul Dunne, Jordan Spieth chase history at British Open – USA Today
Twenty-five of the 80 players left in the field will start Monday’s final round within five shots of the lead following a day in which 63 players broke par, 36 of them registering rounds in the 60s. If that’s not enough to whet the appetites of golf fans, a typical Scottish day will greet the players and challenge their mettle — dry conditions in the morning, showers and zesty winds forecast in the afternoon and evening.

Wil Myers To Begin Light Hitting Within The Next Week; Adamant He Will See Game Time This Season – Mighty 1090
After two seasons of wrist injuries — (complicated by tendinitis) — Myers finally received the green light to begin swinging again within the next week, after a bone spur was removed from his left wrist exactly one month ago today.

Dodgers’ Zack Greinke runs scoreless streak to 43 2/3 innings – USA Today
Greinke’s streak started with seven shutout frames against the Texas Rangers on June 18. His six consecutive shutout starts tie Hershiser and Drysdale for most in Dodgers’ history. He also lowered his ERA to a 1.30 as he challenges Bob Gibson’s modern-era record for a full season.

James Shields On Why He’d Be Shocked If Traded – Mighty 1090 (Video)
No less than 15 MLB scouts were in attendance on Friday at Petco Park for James Shields’ last start versus the Colorado Rockies. Shields, whose name has been mentioned frequently as a possible trade candidate, discussed why he’d be “shocked” if the Padres were to trade him.

Bring Back The Yellow – Padres Public
What does the 2016 All-Star Game logo mean for the future of the Padres colors, logos, and uniforms? One blogger takes a look at what yellow uniforms may look like.

Elena Della Donne is having the best season in basketball history. Now what? – VICE Sports
Delle Donne’s game functions as a direct refutation of every lazy trope about women’s basketball. Watch her pogo stick for rebounds, or fly over from the weak side to protect the rim with one of her league-leading 25 blocks, and the myth of lesser athleticism disappears. See her effotlessly glide from role to role, changing with each possession, and the comparisons make themselves—she is Dirk Nowitzki when she drops her signature stepback over an overmatched defender or two, or three. When she beats the double-team to the hoop with second and third efforts, she’s Carmelo Anthony; when she presents defenders with an impossible decision around the three-point arc, she’s Kevin Durant. And when she grabs a rebound and starts a fast break, gliding through defenders too slow to maneuver in front of her, she’s a LeBron James-ian freight train.



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