Hoffman just misses the HOF on first try

San Diego Padres closer Trevor Hoffman

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Hoffman makes strong debut on HOF ballot – MLB.com
In just his first year of eligibility, Hoffman was named on 67.3 percent of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America ballots, falling short of the required 75 percent to gain a place in Cooperstown. Only two players — Jack Morris and Gil Hodges — were named to 60 percent of ballots and didn’t eventually gain entry to the Hall.

Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Piazza elected to baseball Hall of Fame – USA Today
Former San Diego Padres catcher Mike Piazza did make it into the Baseball Hall of Fame, along with a player that was once nearly traded to the Padres, Ken Griffey Jr.

Aztecs Improve To 3-0 In MWC, Beat SJSU 77-62: The Aztecs improved to 3-0 in Mountain West Conference play with an impressive 77-62 win over San Jose State.

 

NFL almost set for NFL vote – San Diego Union-Tribune
“It looks like we’ll get it done next week,” Chargers chairman Dean Spanos said as he prepared to step into a car idling on Park Avenue. “I think everybody is looking forward to a resolution of this process, so hopefully we get it done next week.”

NFL sets requirements Chargers, Raiders and Rams must agree to before vote on relocation to L.A. – The Orange County Register

NFL owners expect a vote to happen next week in Houston, they expect two teams to be relocating to Los Angeles this offseason, and they have agreed on a relocation fee of $550 million per team.

Is the NFL coming to L.A.? Here are the latest answers – L.A. Times
If the Rams are denied L.A., they could be allowed to move to another market such as London, Toronto or even San Diego — which could siphon fans from all over Southern California. If that were the case, the Chargers might argue that San Diego should be left vacant so they could recruit fans from San Diego and Orange County.

Gulls Getting Healthier, Have Won 6 Of 8 – Mighty 1090 (video)
San Diego Gulls play-by-play broadcaster Craig Elsten is excited for the good weekend of hockey that the team just had, and even more excited for the upcoming games at home that could help get the team back into first place.

Buccaneers shockingly fire coach Lovie Smith – USA Today
The dismissal of coach Lovie Smith on Wednesday night stunned just about everyone, including Tampa Bay Buccaneers coaches and staff members. Smith, 57, had just completed his second season in Tampa — one in which the Bucs improved from 2-14 to 6-10 while starting a rookie quarterback, No. 1 overall draft pick Jameis Winston.

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