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Padres take charge early in win over Mets – Padres.com
The Padres got to Mets starter Bartolo Colon early, putting up six runs in the first three innings and chasing him after just 2 1/3 innings. That would prove to be more than enough, as Tyson Ross and the San Diego bullpen cruised the rest of the way to a 7-3 win.

San Diego Chargers 2015 Training Camp Schedule – Chargers.com
San Diego Chargers fans will get their first look at the 2015 team when Training Camp opens at Chargers Park today. It will mark the fans’ first chance to see such fan-favorites as Philip Rivers, Antonio Gates, Danny Woodhead and Eric Weddle, along with the team’s newest players, including rookie running back Melvin Gordon.

Wilmer Flores started crying on the field after thinking he was being traded – SB Nation
Professional sports can be a tough business, especially at the trade deadline when players’ lives are suddenly uprooted as they are shipped to a new team. Being sent to a new city and away from friends you may have made on the team can be an emotional situation. Typically it unfolds behind closed doors in the clubhouse. On Wednesday, for Wilmer Flores, the emotions hit while he was still on the field.

Cashner, Niese to start finale for Padres, Mets – MLB.com
Expect starters Jon Niese (5-9, 3.75 ERA) and Andrew Cashner (4-10, 3.93 ERA) to be in control after Wednesday’s late, humid, emotional, whirlwind night, when New York’s trade for Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez fell through.

All eyes on Melvin Gordon as Chargers open training camp – ESPN
San Diego Chargers 2015 Training Camp kicks off today, and Eric Williams walks through all of the different storylines to watch for over the next few weeks.

SDSU’s Matt Shrigley tears ACL – San Diego Union-Tribune
Fourth-year junior Matt Shrigley tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee playing basketball at a local fitness center, had reconstructive surgery Tuesday and is expected to miss most or all of the season, family and school officials confirmed.

San Diego gives Chargers a Sept. 11 deadline to commit to staying – The OC Register
San Diego officials have chosen Sept. 11 as the deadline for the NFL’s Chargers to agree on a new stadium in Mission Valley and thus commit to staying in San Diego.

City officials told the Chargers on Tuesday the two sides need to reach a deal by the September deadline on the proposed $1.1 billion stadium in order to meet legal requirements that would enable a Jan. 12 special election to be held for the stadium.

Scott And BR Commercial Free Uncensored Podcast – Mighty 1090
Scott and BR talk about the anonymous letter from an NFL executive that Dan Sileo read on air Tuesday with John Gennaro. Was it written by Mark Fabiani? They seem to think so until Sileo joins them in studio and madness ensues.

Eric Weddle deadline quietly passes – San Diego Union-Tribune
Chargers safety Eric Weddle will attend training camp Thursday morning, as a deadline he set back in June passes quietly. The All-Pro said that if no extension was done come the start of training camp, he’d play this season while instructing his agent not to negotiate with the team again. Such is the scenario now.

Astros’ wide-ranging trade talks involve 3 Padres among others – Houston Chronicle
The Astros and San Diego Padres gained steam in talks about pitching Wednesday, a person familiar with the situation said.

San Diego closer Craig Kimbrel and starting pitchers Tyson Ross and Andrew Cashner – a former Conroe High School standout – all could be fits for the Astros, who are looking for the best deal as the trading deadline approaches Friday, as opposed to searching for one specific piece for the roster.

Phillies trade Cole Hamels to Rangers – CBS Sports
The Phillies had been understandably seeking a package of high-end prospects for their ace left-hander and that is exactly what they landed. Thompson, Alfaro and Williams are all top-100 caliber prospects right now and both Asher and Eickhoff are close to contributing at the major-league level.

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