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San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates

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Antonio Gates ready to extend great career – San Diego Union-Tribune
Gates acknowledges the danger in playing beyond his rightful capability, but it seems he would be far more bothered by giving it up too early. Wanting to see if he and the Chargers can once more capture the winning ways of his early career clearly captivates him.

Chargers-Chiefs Hangover: Offense, Defense, And … Who Cares? – Mighty 1090
The offense is stuck in quicksand, the defense may be on the rise … but … does anyone care?!

Why are the San Diego Chargers afraid of experience? – Bolts from the Blue
A first-time President of Football Operations, a first-time General Manager, a first-time Head Coach, a first-time Offensive Coordinator, a first-time Defensive Coordinator….what could possibly go wrong?

Eric Weddle On His Future With The San Diego Chargers: Chargers safety Eric Weddle on the emotions of playing quite possibly the last ever Chargers game in San Diego and if the door is still open on a return to the team.

 

Padres to pay Cards $2.5M in ‘18, $5M in ‘19 – San Diego Union-Tribune
As part of last week’s trade that sent second baseman Jedd Gyorko to St. Louis in return for center fielder Jon Jay, the Padres, according to a club source, will send the Cardinals $2.5 million in 2018 and $5 million in 2019.

What’s Next For The San Diego Padres? – Mighty 1090 (audio)
Craig Elsten and John Gennaro are back, after a fairly entertaining swirl of trades and rumors for the San Diego Padres at the MLB Winter Meetings in Nashville. They’ll tell you what they think of the trades and Rule 5 Draft picks that A.J. Preller made this week, along with how the Padres should view the team after big moves were made by the Diamondbacks and Giants.

NBA referee Bill Kennedy reveals he is gay; Rajon Rondo made slur to him – Yahoo! Sports
Kennedy’s announcement comes in the wake of the NBA’s suspension of Sacramento Kings guard Rajon Rondo, who game officials, including Kennedy, heard unleash a disturbing torrent of anti-gay slurs following his ejection from a game on Dec. 3 in Mexico City.

Dear Pete Rose: It’s Still a No. Sincerely, Baseball – New York Times

Rob Manfred, the commissioner of Major League Baseball, has decided not to lift the permanent ban imposed on Pete Rose more than a quarter-century ago, meaning that Rose, the player with more hits than anyone else in the sport’s history, will continue in an exile that has long kept him out of the Hall of Fame.

Odell Beckham caught another ‘oh-no-he-didn’t’ TD that ESPN’s Pylon Cam captured beautifully – For The Win
Odell Beckham Jr. proved once again, on a national stage, why he’s the most exciting NFL receiver since Randy Moss.

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