7/21 Morning Mighty: Padres win five straight!

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Padres nip Giants for fifth straight victory – Padres.com
Matt Kemp hit a two-run home run Monday as the Padres extended their win streak to a season-best five games with a 4-2 victory over the Giants at Petco Park.

A.J. Preller On Trade Deadline And If Padres Have Untouchable Players – Mighty 1090 (Video)
Marty Caswell caught up with Padres GM A. J.Preller and talked about the upcoming trade deadline, if the team has untouchable players, Pat Murphy and the Padres core moving forward.

San Diego Chargers hoping for new Philip Rivers deal – NFL.com
The San Diego Chargers have stressed all offseason that their plan is to secure a new Philip Rivers contract that will keep the quarterback with the organization through the end of his career. The Bolts now hope that a new long-term deal will be in place before training camp, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Monday’s edition of NFL Total Access.

For A.J. Preller, Risk And Reality Is A Balancing Act – Mighty 1090
As the Padres inch closer to MLB’s July 31st trade deadline, general manager A.J. Preller’s job gets tougher. This is not a team that is 20 games under .500, nor is it a team that sits perched atop the division with a wide lead. It is, instead, in a more precarious position: Hovering between “Oh crap!” and “We still have a chance!” mode.

Padres Fans Get Weird When Rain Delay Halts Game – Bleacher Report
What is there to do at a baseball game when a massive downpour suddenly halts the action? Go nuts, of course. The Colorado Rockies were up, 1-0, on the San Diego Padres in the top of the fifth when the delay occurred—and then insanity ensued.

PODCAST: Tough Moves Ahead For Padres As Trade Deadline Approaches – Mighty 1090
With the trade deadline quickly approaching, Coach John Kentera and Mighty 1090 multimedia journalist Andrew Burer break down the state of the Padres and what the team should do moving forward.

The Spurs make history by being the Spurs – SB Nation
In hiring Becky Hammon, the Spurs proved once again that they are the most progressive team in sports.

The Standoff (by Blake Griffin) – The Players’ Tribune
Blake Griffin tells his side of the story from the craziest night in NBA free agency: The night that DeAndre Jordan changed his mind and altered the future for two franchises.

Tour de France cyclist hits telephone pole, falls into ravine in wild crash – SB Nation (Video)
Geraint Thomas is okay following this crash during the Col de Manse descent on the Stage 16 of the Tour de France. The 29-year-old cyclist was pushed by Warren Barguil, a young French rider, sending Thomas straight into a telephone pole then down a steep drop. Moments later he was back on his bike and eventually finished the stage.

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