12/3 TMM: San Diego’s chances of keeping Chargers look grim

San Diego Chargers owner Dean Spanos

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NFL: It appears time has run out for San Diego – San Diego Union-Tribune
It seems the Chargers’ metaphorical moving van, for months pointed toward Los Angeles, will be put into gear and head up Interstate 5, leaving 55 years of history in the rearview mirror. That possibility became our probability on Wednesday when NFL commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed San Diego is all but out of time to put together a viable plan to keep the Chargers.


Jim Irsay And Bob McNair speak at NFL Owners Meeting – Mighty 1090 (video)
Colts owner Jim Irsay and Texans owner Bob McNair on their takeaways from the NFL meetings on Los Angeles, if they expect two teams to relocate, the impact of Stan Kroenke’s letter and if there’s a favored proposal.

NOW WHAT?: Rams open to Chargers partnership in L.A. – Bolts from the Blue
Even if Dean Spanos is not able to get a stadium deal done in Carson with the Raiders, the door has now opened for the Chargers to join the Rams are full partners on the Inglewood stadium project.

Padres acquire Pomeranz, prospect from A’s – MLB.com
The Padres sent Yonder Alonso and a lefty relief pitcher of their own over to the Oakland A’s in exchange for a better lefty relief pitcher in addition to a younger lefty relief pitcher in the minors.

Padres’ staff highlighted by Mark McGwire – MLB.com
McGwire comes to San Diego with three other first-year coaches — hitting coach Alan Zinter, first-base coach Tarrik Brock, bullpen coach Doug Bochtler and two incumbents, pitching coach Darren Balsley and third-base coach Glenn Hoffman. Eddie Rodriguez will also be a part of the staff, serving in a variety of roles.

Aztecs Will Try To Cap Off Perfect MWC Season With Win Over Air Force – Mighty 1090 (video)
Jordan Carruth breaks down three things to watch for in this weekend’s MWC Championship between San Diego State and Air Force.

San Diego Chargers fire special teams coach Kevin Spencer – Bolts from the Blue
The San Diego Chargers finally pulled the trigger on firing a member of the coaching staff, citing a variety of health reasons (along with poor performance from the Special Teams unit) for the move.

Chargers QB Philip Rivers On Injury Report; Discusses Osweiler & Broncos Defense:
There was an unexpected name on the Chargers injury report Wednesday: Philip Rivers. Hear why; plus, what Rivers thinks of the Broncos defense and how he’s connected to Broncos QB Brock Osweiler.


Gulls’ Brandon Montour Is A Future NHL Star – Mighty 1090
Defensemen are not supposed to be offensive threats. They’re not supposed to lead their team in points. To this point in the season, you could make the point that Brandon Montour is breaking the mold for AHL defensemen and on his way to doing the same in the NHL when the Anaheim Ducks eventually call him up.

FIFA Corruption: Top Officials Arrested in Pre-Dawn Raid at Zurich Hotel – New York Times
Swiss authorities began a new series of pre-dawn arrests Thursday in the broad investigation, led by United States officials, into corruption in international soccer. More than a dozen people were expected to be charged, law enforcement officials said, nearly doubling the size of an already huge case that has upended FIFA, soccer’s multibillion-dollar governing body.

What Does It Take To Stay In The NFL? You Don’t Want To Know – The Cauldron
Former NFL offensive lineman Eben Britton opens up and reveals some of the NFL’s dirtiest little secrets, including why Adderall is so popular among NFL players.



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