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Amarista clutch, but Padres fall in ninth – Padres.com
After watching a two-run lead slip away on Alexi Amarista’s homer in the top of the ninth, the Marlins responded with Adeiny Hechavarria’s walk-off three-run homer in the bottom of the inning. Hechavarria blistered a drive out to left-center off Brandon Maurer to lift Miami to a 5-2 win over the Padres on Sunday at Marlins Park.

VIDEO: Pretty Quiet For Padres As Trade Deadline Passed – Mighty 1090
Padres fans didn’t hear much more than the sound of crickets on July 31, the day of the MLB trade deadline.

Report: Chargers, Rivers will have new contract or suspend talks, soon – Pro Football Talk
If the Chargers and Rivers haven’t worked out a new contract by the team’s first preseason game against the Cowboys on August 13, “they aren’t expected to this year.” While the talks are described as amicable, Rivers doesn’t want talks to continue as the regular season approaches.

Hopefully A.J. Preller Knows What He’s Doing – Mighty 1090
Once again, A.J. Preller blew away expectations when it comes to making trades. However, this time he fooled everyone by not making any big trades. Is this all a part of the plan?

Spangenberg ready for rehab assignment – Padres.com
Instead of needing more time, Spangenberg will join Double-A San Antonio for a rehab stint on Monday. He’ll play second base and third base and attempt to get his timing back at the plate.

VIDEO: Keenan Allen On Maturity, Battling Jason Verrett, Chargers WR’s & Being A 1st Time Dad – Might 1090
Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen on maturing as a player and person, battling Jason Verrett in practice, the Bolts’ wide receiver group and being a first-time father.

Woodhead makes Bolts playoff-caliber – San Diego Union-Tribune
San Diego was one W from making the playoffs last year, and that W may very well have stood for Woodhead. Given his career average of 4.6 yards per carry, he almost surely would have elevated the Chargers’ second-to-last-in-the-league average of 3.4.

VIDEO: LT On Impressions From Chargers Training Camp, Impressive Verrett & Melvin Gordon’s Pass Pro – Mighty 1090
Former Chargers great LaDainian Tomlinson stopped by training camp over the weekend and discussed what stood out after practice, including the dazzling Jason Verrett and why he can be a shutdown corner.

Did Eric Weddle just hint that he’s ready to leave the Chargers? – Shutdown Corner
Weddle is talking like a man who might already have come to the mental grips of playing for a new team in 2016. In an interview with NFL Network, Weddle made it sound like he might have packed a bag or two — and not just for training camp.

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