10/12 TMM: Chargers get ready for Monday Night Football

Monday Night Football at Qualcomm Stadium

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What To Watch For vs. Steelers
Tonight’s Monday Night Football game from Qualcomm stadium should be an entertaining one, as the San Diego Chargers and Pittsburgh Steelers are evenly matched. Andrew Burer and Annie Heilbrunn tell you what will end up pushing the game in favor of the winning team.

Gulls (and their fans) rock in return – San Diego Union-Tribune
The Valley View Casino Center was packed for minor-league hockey’s return to San Diego, and the crowd of 12,920 screamed itself silly at times during the Gulls’ 4-2 victory over the Grand Rapids Griffins.

Steve Sarkisian taking leave as USC head coach, reportedly to seek treatment – SB Nation
A tough story for USC and for Steve Sarkisian. Here’s to hoping that he gets the help that he needs and can put alcoholism behind him.

MLB Suspends Chase Utley Two Games After Slide That Broke Mets Player’s Leg – BuzzFeed
After the uproar over Chase Utley’s hard slide into second base, which broke the leg of Ruben Tejada, Joe Torre decided to suspend Utley for the next two playoff games. Utley will appeal the suspension with MLB.

Stevie Johnson among Chargers out for MNF – San Diego Union-Tribune
As per usual, the San Diego Chargers are much more injured than their opponent heading into tonight’s game. Signed as free agents in the offseason, Stevie Johnson and Orlando Franklin may be missed the most.

Tom Telesco On The Good/Bad Of The Chargers After 4 Weeks – Mighty 1090 (video)
Chargers general manager Tom Telesco on the good and the bad after the first quarter of the season, Chris Watt’s future at center, Melvin Gordon and how he assesses Ladarius Green.

Pumphrey Leads Aztecs Past Hawai`i, 28-14 – GoAztecs.com
Pumphrey, who missed most of the second half in the Aztecs’ (3-3, 2-0 Mountain West) 21-7 win over Fresno State last Saturday with a high ankle sprain and was limited in practice during this week in practice, scored on rushes of 34, 8 and 4 yards as SDSU outgained the Rainbow Warriors (2-4, 0-2 MW), 218-53, on the ground for the game.

The Blue Jays and Royals face elimination Monday – SB Nation
Playoff baseball is in full swing and it’s exciting for good reason and bad, depending on which teams you’re currently rooting for. Could two of MLB’s best young teams be sent home today?

Padres looking to retool, compete in 2016 – Padres.com
What could the Padres be looking for? Preller wouldn’t talk specifics, though he might have let the cat out of the bag a little.

“Whether that be getting more balance, maybe it’s finding left-handed bats, left-handed pitching, maybe a true shortstop, we’re going look at all ways to get better,” he said.

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