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Jankowski halts slump with pair of firsts – Padres.com
Rookie Travis Jankowski used his bat, and his speed, to lead the Padres to a 7-0 victory over the Texas Rangers last night. In the process, he recorded his first major-league stolen base and extra-base hit.

Will Venable On Being A Texas Ranger And Making A Run For Playoffs – Mighty 1090 (video)
Before the game, former Padres outfielder Will Venable talked about the trade to Texas and what it’s like to now be part of a winning team that is “playing meaningful baseball in September.”

Five Lessons from the Seahawks Game – Chargers.com
“Running Back by committee”? That’s what San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy says the plan is for the team’s rushing attack, despite the team using a first round draft pick on Melvin Gordon.

Manti Te’o: I’m feeling more like myself – San Diego Union-Tribune
The Chargers inside linebacker returned to practice Monday, having sat out all of last week following an Aug. 22 exhibition game against the Cardinals. His first-quarter injury was unspecified, though his shoulder was seen iced on the sideline. Te’o seems better for the rest regardless, and says he would’ve played against the Seahawks if it had been a regular-season game.

Ladarius Green On Extra Reps; Jahleel Addae On Competition At Safety – Mighty 1090 (video)
Is Ladarius Green ready to fill Antonio Gates’ shoes for the first four games of the regular season? Does Jahleel Addae think he’s won the starting safety job over Jimmy Wilson? Both players talked with Marty Caswell before the final preseason game.

The San Diego Chargers Wasted Their Draft Pick – Bolts from the Blue
Is Branden Oliver proving with his tremendous play in the preseason that running backs are a dime a dozen (and that team’s shouldn’t use their first round picks on them)? Yes, he is.

MLB reconsidering Shoeless Joe Jackson – Greenville Online
It sounds as though the MLB is ready to start considering including Shoeless Joe, and Pete Rose, in the Baseball Hall of Fame. However, we’re not anywhere near an announcement or actual reinstatement for either player.

DeAndre Jordan leaves agent Dan Fegan after summer ‘betrayal’ – Mavs Moneyball
Jordan felt that, this offseason, his agent had unfairly tried to push him towards the Dallas mavericks due to his own personal relationship with Mark Cuban. As a result, Jordan made the free agent decision on his own (going back to the Clippers), and is now looking for a new agent.

A running timeline of the David De Gea transfer debacle – SB Nation
Watch, in real time, as the soccer transfer system shows itself to be the craziest thing in all of sports.

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