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Chargers worth $1.5B as profit soars – San Diego Union-Tribune
As a business, the San Diego Chargers are worth $1.53 billion — 53 percent more than last year, according to an estimate released Monday by Forbes. The team’s operating profit increased by 62 percent in a single year to $64.8 million in 2014, powered by $39 million for each team in higher national TV and licensing revenues.

Two five-run frames lead Padres over D-backs – Padres.com
Wil Myers opened the game with a home run as the Padres sent nine men to the plate against Jeremy Hellickson, who was pitching for the first time after a month-long stint on the disabled list. The Padres put the game away in the fifth when they once again sent nine men to the plate and scored five runs.

Decker’s big-league dream finally a reality – San Diego Union-Tribune
After 2,929 plate appearances spread across seven professional seasons, the first six of which ended without a call-up, Cody Decker’s big-league dream has become reality. Really.

Chargers-Lions Hangover: Fluker, O-Line Moves & Gordon’s Fumble – Mighty 1090 (video)
Annie’s got you covered with news on D.J. Fluker’s ankle injury and how he used visualization techniques to get better at the right guard position; plus, possible O-Line moves and McCoy’s take on Melvin Gordon’s fumble.

61 Seconds with Nick Hardwick & Philip Rivers – Chargers.com (video)
Learn more than you ever wanted to know about San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers in just 61 seconds.

Chargers Monday Recap: Time For The Oline Shuffle? Trevor Robinson On Being Prepared At Center – Mighty 1090
So where do the Chargers go from here? Marty Caswell tells you that and tells you what backup center Trevor Robinson says about always being prepared.

SDSU Returns Home to Take on South Alabama on Saturday – GoAztecs.com
San Diego State’s nine-game regular-season home winning streak is the seventh-longest active streak in the nation. They are looking to protect that streak against South Alabama this week.

NFL teams know how to get hurting players back onto the field – SI.com
Former NFL punter Chris Kluwe walks you through the startling reality of NFL teams and how they treat injured players, forcing them to get on the field and finding ways to beat a system that is supposed to protect those players.

Giants thrown for loop by Eli Manning telling Rashad Jennings not to score – USA Today
Even worse than throwing the ball away on third down, Eli Manning was working against his own team by telling the running back to not score a touchdown in the final minutes.

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