9/3 TMM: Chargers close preseason tonight vs. 49ers

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Padres edged in 10 by Rangers – Padres.com
Padres starter Ian Kennedy held the Rangers to two runs in seven innings while tying a career high with 12 strikeouts, including the last five batters he faced, but the bullpen couldn’t shut the door behind him.

D.J. Fluker On Playing Right Guard “I Haven’t Arrived At The Position, I’m Still Learning” – Mighty 1090 (video)
Does Fluker think that the move to guard is permanent? How well does he think he has played at his new position in three preseason games? He talks about the switch over with Marty Caswell.

Novak only choice to be Chargers’ kicker – San Diego Union-Tribune
Seeing Josh Lambo have success in the preseason has driven Nick Novak to strengthen his leg and become an even better kicker, as he tries to keep his job as the Chargers’ (only?) starting kicker.

Roster Spots Up For Grabs Vs 49ers – Mighty 1090 (video)
In this week’s Road to Sunday, Joe Tutino and Jay Paris talk Chargers offensive line struggles, the improving defense, and roster spots as the team prepares to take on the 49ers in the final preseason game of 2015.

A nod to ‘Breaking Bad,’ Chargers have their own ‘Don Salamanca’ – ESPN
A profile of one of the best, and most unknown, coaches on the San Diego Chargers coaching staff: Defensive Line Coach Don Johnson.

Chargers’ tough schedule is survivable – San Diego Union-Tribune
Kevin Acee looks through the San Diego Chargers’ upcoming schedule, and he thinks he sees a (playoff) light at the end of the tunnel for Philip Rivers and Company.

Should Brad Guzan Start Over Tim Howard? – Mighty 1090 (video)
In this week’s Unnamed Soccer Show, Darren Smith and Jordan Carruth debate whether Tim Howard, who returns to the U.S. Men’s National Team after taking a year off, should start over Brad Guzan, Howard’s replacement since he left.

Aztecs 2015 schedule breakdown – San Diego Union-Tribune
A beautiful breakdown of the SDSU Football Aztecs schedule this season, which includes some big games against Cal and Penn State that could get the program some national attention if they win.

Rangers GM Predicts Preller Will Be A Winner – Mighty 1090
With his mentor in town, we were able to get a different perspective on who A.J. Preller is and what his future might hold with the Padres.

Bat Flipping Draws Shrugs in South Korea but Scorn in America – New York Times
The fans are ready for some flourish and celebration from its baseball players, that much is obvious, but why won’t the MLB players allow for that to happen without serious retribution?

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