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Faulconer gets big shot with NFL owners – San Diego Union-Tribune
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer will have the floor for 45 minutes on Nov. 11 at the NFL’s headquarters in New York in front of approximately half of the league’s 32 owners, ostensibly with the mission of convincing them of his genuineness and capability.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen On IR With Kidney Injury
The San Diego Chargers couldn’t afford any more major injuries this year, and then they went and lost their best receiver for the year with a lacerated kidney.

Danny Woodhead & Corey Liuget On Pride & Team Injuries:
As the injuries mount and the Chargers’ season seems hopeless, how are the veterans in the locker room coping? What will be their motivation for the rest of the year? Marty Caswell went to find out…


Padres exercise Benoit’s option, decline Barmes’ – Padres.com
The Padres took their first steps toward addressing the 2016 roster Tuesday when they picked up the option on right-handed reliever Joaquin Benoit, while declining the option on veteran shortstop Clint Barmes.

Benoit, who will turn 39 in July, had a $7.5 million option for 2016 with a $1 million buyout. He wasn’t as effective as he was in 2014, but he had a 2.34 ERA over 67 appearances, with 36 hits allowed and 63 strikeouts.

Maxwell Smith: “Our Play Has Improved, We’re Smash Mouth Like Coach Long Wants Us To Be” (audio)
The starting QB of the SDSU Aztecs football team is excited for the rest of the season and has his sights set on a Mountain West Championship.

SDSU keeps lead in composite poll – San Diego Union-Tribune
The Aztecs are in the drivers set to host the Mountain West Championship game at Qualcomm Stadium on December 5th, as they are ranked ahead of Utah State in the most recent polls.

What’s New With The Gulls? Ari Segal Gives An Update! (video)
Ari Segal, president of business operations for the San Diego Gulls, tells Annie what’s been happening on and off the ice since the season started and what fans can look forward to in November.

Gulls extend home win streak to five in 3-2 Overtime win vs. San Antonio Rampage
The Gulls are now 7-1 and hold a three point lead at the top of the AHL’s Western Conference. Are they San Diego’s best sports team?

Is Virtual Reality The Next Frontier Of Sports Fandom? – The Cauldron
For years we’ve been hearing Virtual Reality is on the cusp of a breakthrough. Has the future finally arrived? Are sports are the gateway to the masses?

In final analysis, the best choice as Dodgers manager would be … Dave Roberts – L.A. Times
Bill Plaschke from the Los Angeles Times makes the case for the Dodgers hiring away the former San Diego Padres bench coach to replace Don Mattingly and lead the league’s largest payroll, with its championship expectations.



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