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Philip Rivers of the San Diego Chargers stares down Brian Urlacher of the Chicago Bears

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Padres make qualifying offers to Upton, Kennedy – Padres.com
The Padres are hoping that both men turn down their qualifying offers so that the team can get two additional draft picks, but it sounds like they would also be okay to have Ian Kennedy back in the starting rotation with a pretty hefty salary bump.

Bears and Chargers have only met once before on MNF – NFL.com
Here’s a comprehensive and contemporary historical look at the Bears-Chargers all-time series and Monday night performances. This should keep you busy until kickoff.

Malcom Floyd On Laying It All On The Line, Charger WRs Without Allen & Facing The Bears:

 

SDSU struggles in scrimmage at UCLA – San Diego Union-Tribune
UCLA has a very good basketball team, and the SDSU Aztecs were hoping to hang with them in a scrimmage at Westwood. Unfortunately, it was the same old song and dance for Steve Fisher’s team: Too much defense, too little offense.

Just when you think it can’t get worse, Kobe Bryant airballed a layup – SB Nation
Things are not going well for the Lakers superstar, who has been playing in the NBA for about 20 years and is coming off of consecutive season-ending leg injuries. The calls for him to retire, at the end of this season or earlier, will get louder the more he shoots the ball like this.

Xolos fall short at Puebla – San Diego Union-Tribune
Miguel Herrera was in Tijuana and he had just signed a two-year deal to manage the Xolos. The fiery and vibrant former Mexican national team coach is expected to give Tijuana a spark and help turn around a struggling franchise. But Xolos faithful will have to wait. Herrera won’t coach the Xolos until January. There was no hype on the field Sunday. The losing continues for Tijuana.

Missouri team won’t practice until student ends hunger strike – USA Today
As a Missouri student continued his hunger strike in protest of the university’s president, athletic officials expressed concern for his health and said players do not plan to practice until he resumes eating. Saturday’s football game against BYU remains in question.

John Oliver Rips ‘Racist’ Redskins Owner Dan Snyder Over NFL Team Name and Bogus Defense – The Daily Beast
The lengths that Dan Snyder will go to, just to try and prove that his NFL team’s name is not racist, has become absurd.

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