Hoffman at peace with missing HOF this year

San Diego Padres pitcher Trevor Hoffman

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Trevor Hoffman talks with Darren Smith about the Baseball Hall of Fame – Mighty 1090 (audio)

San Diego Padres great Trevor Hoffman on the experience of his first year on the HOF ballot, why he’s at peace with not getting in on the first try and this year’s HOF class.


Gulls’ beloved Max Friberg traded by Anaheim – San Diego Union-Tribune

The Ducks on Thursday morning traded Friberg, one of the Gulls’ most beloved and productive players, to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for goalie Dustin Tokarski. Tokarski will report to San Diego.

The choice should be clear: Bring the Rams back to Los Angeles – LA Times
Bill Plaschke looks back through what the Rams, Raiders and Chargers have said about Los Angeles, and determines that Stan Kroenke is the only one who is looking to move to L.A. for the right reasons.

Baseball Hypocrisy On Display With Hoffman HOF Snub: Dan Sileo sounds off on the Baseball Writers Association of America for its hypocrisy when it comes to Hall of Fame voting, particularly with Trevor Hoffman’s snub.

 

Kobe Bryant soared for an alley-oop dunk in his final game in Sacramento – SB Nation (video)
Against the Sacramento Kings, Kobe threw down an alley-oop that, although maybe not the most impressive of his career, reminded us yet again that he’s still got some life in those legs.

Hall finalists include Coryell, Davis, Lynch – San Diego Union-Tribune
Three former NFL standouts with ties to San Diego – the late Don Coryell, Terrell Davis and John Lynch Jr. – are among the 15 “modern era” finalists for election this year into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Melvin Gordon On Tough Rookie Season “There’s A Lot Of People That Probably Doubt Me Now” – Mighty 1090 (video)
It wasn’t the year that the San Diego Chargers or Melvin Gordon expected with they traded up to draft him as the 15th overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft. Gordon discussed an unexpected season and why he hasn’t lost confidence in himself.


The Miguel Herr-era begins in Tijuana – San Diego Union-Tribune

We know Miguel “El Piojo” Herrera is a good coach. He led Club America to the Liga MX title, then rescued the Mexican national team from an embarrassing exit in World Cup qualifying, then took El Tri within an Arjen Robben penalty-box dive from the quarterfinals. Now we’re going to find out how good.

Conor McGregor vs. Rafael Dos Anjos, Holm vs. Tate Booked for UFC 197 – Bleacher Report
The UFC’s two most intriguing champions now have fights, with word breaking that UFC 197 will feature a blockbuster pair of main events in Conor McGregor vs. Rafael dos Anjos for the UFC lightweight title and Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate for the UFC women’s bantamweight title.

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