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Jalen McDaniels commits to SDSU hoops – San Diego Union-Tribune
McDaniels, a four-star recruit from Washington, has verbally committed to the Aztecs as part of the 2016 class. Could it be Steve Fisher’s best incoming class as the SDSU coach?

Concerns Over Ladarius Green, Rivers On Lions D, Chris Watt On The Offensive Line – Mighty 1090 (video)
Marty Caswell catches up with San Diego Chargers starting center Chris Watt to preview Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions, and provides an injury report (which includes starters Jerry Attaochu and Ladarius Green).

Chargers closer to leaving San Diego as deadline passes – USA Today
As Mayor Faulconer’s September 11th deadline seems ready to pass with an event, the Chargers appear certain to apply to relocate to the Los Angeles market for 2016, barring a surprise development.

Could A Tiger Be In The Padres Future? – Mighty 1090
Jay Paris takes a shot at hiring the San Diego Padres manager in 2016, and he’s got his sights set on a former Padres player.

Padres rack up 18 hits in rout of Rockies – Padres.com
Gyorko has been a hit since rejoining the team from a stint with Triple-A El Paso earlier this season after early-season struggles offensively. He drilled a three-run home run in the fourth inning off Rusin, his 14th home run of the season and his 12th since rejoining the Padres on June 30.

Unnamed Soccer Podcast: Why Leave Messi In? – Mighty 1090 (audio)
An international break means international frustrations, and Darren Smith took to the Unnamed Soccer Podcast to wonder why Argentina didn’t handle Barcelona’s biggest star with more care.

2015 NFL season preview: Our picks for best, worst teams, major awards – CBS Sports
The 2015 NFL regular season kicks off tonight. Spend today reading some season previews to try and contain your excitement.

Can Boxing Trust USADA? – SB Nation
A really interesting look at the USADA, its role in sports and why it was created in the first place.

James Blake, former tennis star, slammed to ground and handcuffed outside midtown hotel by white NYPD cops who mistook him for ID theft suspect – New York Daily News
After being harassed by officers at the U.S. Open this week, former tennis star James Blake has gone public in his criticism of the NYPD officers that tackled him.

Great and Greatest: How Venus Williams Helped Create Serena – Grantland
It is pretty amazing that the two best female tennis players of all time are sisters, but it’s not surprising if you know Venus and Serena.

Why the NFL Has a Quarterback Crisis – Wall Street Journal
As the 2015 NFL season begins, the league’s decision makers say they are daunted by what they see as a widening gulf between the college game and the pro game, one that has existed for a while but is now starting to affect the quality of the league’s most-cherished commodity: Quarterbacks.

Minor league outfielder slips and falls, totally redeems himself with catch – SB Nation (video)
This is a fun watch, if only for the unexpected happy ending.

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