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Atlanta Braves catcher Christian Bethancourt

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Padres trade 2 for Braves’ Bethancourt – MLB.com
A former top prospect that never really got it going at the major league level, Christian Bethancourt will get a second chance with the San Diego Padres…..if the team can find a way to deal Derek Norris or Austin Hedges.

Darren & Marty On Padres Moves/Direction, Chargers Core & Melvin Gordon On Advice From Rivers – Mighty 1090 (video)
Darren Smith and Marty Caswell on the Padres off-season moves, what their direction seems to be and if the San Diego Chargers have a better core.

Work goes on as Chargers’ fate in NFL’s hands – San Diego Union-Tribune

Dean Spanos recently met with San Diego officials, raised his concerns about the risks they were asking his family to take, and heard their answers. Then he met with his fellow NFL team owners and pushed hard for a resolution in Los Angeles.

Robert Iger is ramping up his efforts to get Chargers and Raiders to L.A. – L.A. Times
The most interesting part of Bob Iger’s conversation with the media yesterday (which you can find a transcript of here), was when he admitted that he was recruited to the Carson stadium project by Jerry Richardson, who is on the NFL’s L.A. Relocation Committee that is supposed to be helping Commissioner Goodell decide between that project and the Inglewood stadium project.

St. Louis and Stan Kroenke: NFL Preparing For Round Two – 101sports.com
What kind of games are the league playing against San Diego, Oakland, and St. Louis? On the eve of a major stadium vote, Eric Grubman booked himself on a St. Louis radio station in an attempt to sway an important vote on public money going towards a riverfront NFL stadium. The move didn’t work, the vote passed, but it left everyone wondering what the NFL is trying to accomplish.

Aztecs get easy win vs. Nicholls – San Diego Union-Tribune
The D was back in SDSU in an 84-47 victory Thursday at half-empty Viejas Arena against the poor Colonels from Thibodaux, who, as the Aztecs did at Petco Park on Sunday, opened the game by missing 17 of 20 shots but couldn’t play the it-was-outdoors-in-a-ballpark card.

Aztecs Continue To Receive Honors For Strong Season:
San Diego State football continues to receive honors for it’s perfect season in Mountain West Conference play.

 

Padres utilize Rule 5 Draft to net 4 players – MLB.com
Preller swung big on the last day of the Meetings, as he added four players — that’s right, four — in the Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft before hopping a flight back to San Diego. No big league team has ever carried four Rule 5 players for an entire season. The Tigers carried three in 2003.

Gulls’ Max Friberg is productive, and beloved – San Diego Union-Tribune
Friberg, a versatile and beloved 23-year-old left winger from Sweden, is one of the Gulls’ most productive and endearing players. Entering the team’s two-game California road trip, which starts with a game against the Bakersfield Condors at 7 p.m. Friday (which airs on Mighty 1090AM), Friberg has four goals and eight assists in 16 games for the Gulls.

Time For Chargers To Mix It Up – Mighty 1090 (video)
Joe Tutino and Jay Paris break down the Chargers’ matchup vs the Chiefs, what needs to change, and why establishing a running game is paramount for Philip Rivers’ health.

Conor McGregor gives UFC its Floyd Mayweather persona – USA Today
Never in the history of UFC has a fighter made such an impact and so much money without being a dominant champion for a healthy period of time. Nevertheless, the 27-year-old from Dublin has parlayed his popularity into a rare pay-per-view based contract with the organization, one that is likely to add millions to his bank balance.

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