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Report: Chargers mulling changes to McCoy’s staff – NFL.com
Despite the growing malaise by most local fans and malcontent by some towards the head coach as San Diego’s season swirls down the drain, Mike McCoy’s seat might not be as hot as it appears. Others on the staff might not be so lucky.

Chargers’ meekness is unacceptable – San Diego Union-Tribune
When some current linemen were asked about the events Sunday, the prevailing explanation was that they hadn’t seen what happened between Rivers and Miller. That’s true for some. But that doesn’t matter.

Chris Hairston & Trevor Robinson On Von Miller Altercation & The Need To Defend Philip Rivers (video) – Mighty 1090
Why didn’t anyone from the Chargers offensive line rush to defend Philip Rivers when he got into a late fourth quarter altercation with Broncos linebacker Von Miller?

Plenty of talk, but no deals yet for Padres – MLB.com
Preller said the team’s wish list involves finding a left-handed-hitting outfielder who can fill their left-field vacancy, a left-handed starting pitcher, bullpen depth and a shortstop.

Aztecs Respond, Play With Energy In 73-53 Win Over Biola:
After Sunday’s tough loss to USD, San Diego State responded Monday night with more energy and better play in its 73-53 win over Biola.


How Padres can ‘sell’ and still improve – San Diego Union-Tribune
Sources continue to indicate the Padres have every intention of fielding a competitive team in 2016 (All-Star Game, anyone?) and there remains plenty of interesting names in this year’s crop of free agents. Finding takers on most or all of Kemp’s and Shields’ contracts would allow General Manager A.J. Preller the flexibility to chase options to upgrade infield defense, bullpen depth, left-handed hitters and even rotation depth to replace names that could be leaving the Padres.

Padres Podcast: All Hail Preller! – Mighty 1090 (audio)

Craig Elsten and John Gennaro are back with a pre-Winter Meetings Padres podcast, recapping the trades that the San Diego Padres have made over the last few weeks and what the team might look like in 2016.

Replacing bleachers part of evolving Petco Park – Padres.com
Replacing PETCO Park’s right-centerfield bleachers next season will be a two-level “social space” in right-center to accommodate up to 600 fans. On most game nights, the area will be sold as a group space. It’s one of a handful of upgrades being made to the San Diego Padres’ home ballpark this offseason.

Chargers Broncos Hangover: A Bullied Offense, Keeping Teleso A Secret, AFC West Probs & More – Mighty 1090 (video)
The Chargers look pretty far behind the other teams in the AFC West. Annie takes a look at that, plus why the Chargers kept Telesco’s extension a secret & whether the O-Line should have stood up for Philip Rivers.

LeBron James reaches lifetime deal with Nike – USA Today
Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James has reached a lifetime deal with Nike, two people familiar with negotiations told USA TODAY Sports. It is the first time Nike has reached a lifetime deal with an athlete in its 44-year history.

Police report: Aroldis Chapman allegedly fired gunshots, ‘choked’ girlfriend in domestic incident – Yahoo! Sports
Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman allegedly fired eight gunshots in the garage of his Miami-area home following an October argument with his girlfriend in which she told police he “choked” her and pushed her against a wall, according to police reports obtained by Yahoo Sports. These reports have halted a deal between the Reds and Dodgers that would’ve sent the closer to Los Angeles.

Gulls Corner With Craig Elsten – Gibson Wins NHL First Star – Mighty 1090 (video)
The voice of the Gulls, Craig Elsten, talks the latest Gulls news, John Gibson’s NHL First Star, why the team is struggling, and upcoming events at the Valley View Casino Center.



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