12/4 TMM: Padres trying to trade Shields?

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Padres reportedly pushing to trade Shields – MLB.com
Pitcher James Shields spent Tuesday in San Diego modeling some of the team’s new uniforms for 2016. But will Shields actually be wearing a Padres uniform in the upcoming season? Buster Olney of ESPN reported Thursday that the Padres are continuing to push Shields in the trade market, less than a year after signing with the team as a free agent.

Packers save season with Hail Mary against Lions – USA Today
Rodgers sprinted toward the end zone with his hands in the air while the Packers bench streamed onto the field. It’s the kind of celebration you don’t normally see in the regular season but, given that’s likely as far as the Packers season would have gone without this win, it was understandable.

Darren & Marty On Goodell & San Diego Finality:
Darren Smith and Marty Caswell on Roger Goodell’s comments on San Diego and sense of finality, Philip Rivers on a strange season and approach to the likelihood of the final two games in San Diego.

 

UCLA stunningly hands No. 1 Kentucky its first loss – USA Today
After years as a middle-of-the-road program, the UCLA Bruins are back on the college basketball map after convincingly taking out the #1 team in the country.

Aztecs put offense in Chapman’s hands – San Diego Union-Tribune
A championship game is not exactly the most ideal place to send a new starting quarterback out on the field. However, it is the situation San Diego State (9-3) finds itself in for the Mountain West Championship Game against Air Force (8-4) on Saturday.

Stephen Curry changes the entire way we watch basketball – SB Nation
An interesting look into how Steph Curry’s game, which is different from any other NBA superstar, is forcing fans to watch in a different way and forcing broadcasters to shoot NBA games in a different way.

Osweiler Brings Different Look To Broncos Potent Offense – Mighty 1090 (video)
Joe Tutino and Jay Paris break down the Chargers upcoming matchup vs the Broncos, and what QB Brock Osweiler brings to Denver’s potent offense.

‘Man boob’ treatment included as approved MLB drug – USA Today
Steroid users have long used anti-estrogen drugs, including SERMs like Clomid and Nolvadex. Such drugs are used at the end of a steroid cycle to help the body regain its ability to produce testosterone naturally. So, why is MLB letting a SERM through as an approved substance for its players?

Scott Sherman on Steve Peace criticism, losing the Chargers & if it’s simply too late – Mighty 1090 (audio)
It’s somewhat disconcerting to hear someone plead for the Chargers to remain in San Diego, but then say that they would not support the current Citizen’s Initiative if it were the only way to keep the Chargers in San Diego. If the Chargers do end up moving to Los Angeles, a big reason will be too much politicization instead of action.

Gulls’ Brandon Montour exudes promise, versatility – San Diego Union-Tribune
It seems everyone in town is excited to watch the Gulls’ defenseman rack up points while he’s still here. You can hear him and his teammates take on the Bakersfield Condors, tonight at 7:00pm on ESPN 1700AM (You can listen online here).

Saints playing in emotional pain – U-T Preps
St. Augustine will play perhaps the biggest game in the school’s 93-year history on Saturday night against Helix in the Open Division championship of the San Diego Section playoffs. It will be made bigger by the fact that the game, and the season, is being played in honor of two women that raised three of the players on the team, both of whom passed away suddenly in June.

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