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Owners could opt for brief delay to finalize L.A. plans – ProFootballTalk
There’s a chance — one source with intimate knowledge of the dynamics pegged it as a 25-30 percent proposition — that the owners will opt for a brief delay in finalizing anything in order to allow the details of what could become the preferred solution (whatever that solution may be) to become finalized.
Roger Goodell says NFL stadium proposals are not viable in Oakland, St. Louis and San Diego – Los Angeles Times
The current stadiums in Oakland, St. Louis and San Diego are “unsatisfactory and inadequate,” and the proposed solutions are not viable to keep the Raiders, Rams and Chargers in their home markets, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a report distributed Saturday to all 32 teams.
Reviewing the Chargers’ Relocation Summary – Bolts from the Blue
A page-by-page review and fact-checking of the San Diego Chargers brief relocation summary, sent to the NFL owners to state the team’s case that they should be allowed to relocated to Los Angeles.
How Stan Kroenke drove the NFL back toward L.A. – The Orange County Register
Since the Rams and Raiders left Southern California, the NFL has used the market as a golden hammer to pound out stadium deals from Seattle to Minnesota to Buffalo to Jacksonville. Come Wednesday the league might need a new hammer, a site with postcard Super Bowl potential, and Kroenke might need a new home, the bridges back to St. Louis now nothing but smoke.
Meet San Diego, the NFL’s new Los Angeles.
Charlotte Rallies Past Gulls, 4-2 – SanDiegoGulls.com
The San Diego Gulls dropped their second straight to the Charlotte Checkers, falling by a 4-2 score in front of 10,036 fans at Valley View Casino Center. Nick Ritchie and Mike Sgarbossa scored for the Gulls (17-14-0-1), who have lost two straight at home and fallen to fourth place in the AHL’s Pacific Division.
Padres narrowing search for new shortstop – MLB.com
Will the San Diego Padres focus their sights on a long-term deal with Ian Desmond, in hopes that the current roster is just one player away from competing, or will they opt for a shorter deal with Alexei Ramirez as a stop-gap until their prospects are ready to play at the MLB level?
Report: John Calipari asking 10-year, $120 million contract from Nets – Sports Illustrated
John Calipari, who led the New Jersey Nets to a record of 72-112 in his only three years of coaching in the NBA, is reportedly asking to be paid twice as much as the current highest-paid coach in the NBA to come back and coach the Nets once again.