8/31 TMM: Rivers injures hand in preseason action

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers

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Kemp, Upton’s bats help to carry Padres – Padres.com
The Padres have now lost back-to-back series and once again sit four games under .500, but here’s a fun stat: only 10 teams in baseball have two run producers that have more than 70 RBIs this season and in Kemp (80) and Upton (72) the Padres are one of those teams.

Tune in to the Mighty 1090 tonight as the Padres start their series against Wil Venable, Cole Hamels, and the Texas Rangers.

Chargers Recap: Philip Rivers On Takeaways, Novak On Competition, Flowers On Addae/Wilson At SS – Mighty 1090 (video)
Seattle Seahawks beat the San Diego Chargers 16-15 in the third meaningless game of the pre-season. Afterwards, Philip Rivers discussed the injury to his throwing hand, and other takeaways from the offense (including more carries from Melvin Gordon).

Padres OF Wil Myers (wrist) likely to begin rehab on Tuesday – CBS Sports
Padres outfielder Wil Myers is slated to begin a rehab assignment with Class A Lake Elsinore on Tuesday. Myers has missed the majority of the season due to a wrist injury that required surgery back in June.

Philip Rivers: X-rays on finger negative – San Diego Union-Tribune
Don’t worry Chargers fans, your franchise QB is fine after hitting his throwing hand on a helmet and leaving the preseason game against the Seahawks early.

First Glimpse Of New Charger Stevie Johnson Is Promising – Mighty 1090
After not catching a pass in the first two games of the preseason, Stevie Johnson had a big game against the Seahawks, which included a 34-yard catch and run early in the first quarter.

Chargers Trim Roster; Release 11 Players – Chargers.com
The Chargers have to get their roster down to 75 players by tomorrow, which means cutting 15 guys. They started the process yesterday by releasing 10 and putting another on Injured-Reserve.

SDSU football: 5 things to watch this season – San Diego Union-Tribune
Why should you watch the Aztecs football team this year? Because Rocky Long and his team appear to be building something special down in Mission Valley.

Marshall Faulk On LT’s Transition To Media, Melvin Gordon & What SDSU FB Needs For Relevance – Mighty 1090 (video)
Former SDSU Aztecs great turned NFL Hall of Famer/NFL Network analyst Marshall Faulk talks with Marty Caswell about LaDainian Tomlinson’s transition to media, what he likes about Melvin Gordon, and what the Aztecs football needs for a return to relevance.

Jurgen Klinsmann names USMNT roster for Peru and Brazil friendlies – Stars and Stripes FC
The star of the World Cup, Tim Howard is returning to the U.S. Men’s National Team after a one-year hiatus from international play.

Friday Night Lights Shine With Sweet Memories For Chargers – Mighty 1090
Philip Rivers already knows what he will be doing after he retires from the NFL. He’ll be returning to where he had some of his best on-field memories: High school football.

Sources: Redskins brass at odds over ending Robert Griffin III era – ESPN
Remember, Chargers fans, that even with the rough offseason you just overcame with your team…it could always be worse. You could be Redskins fans.

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