Roger Goodell is trying to keep the Chargers in San Diego

San Diego's Jan Goldsmith, Mayor Kevin Faulconer, and Ron Roberts

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After the announcement from the NFL owners on Tuesday that the St. Louis Rams would be moving to Inglewood to become the Los Angeles Rams, and that the San Diego Chargers would have an opportunity to join them, the local politicians and Chargers fans used Wednesday to respond:

Ron Roberts: “If Dean (Spanos) wants to go downtown we will make every good faith effort to make that work” – Mighty 1090 (audio)
In addition to stating that the city is ready to work to Chargers owner Dean Spanos, Ron Roberts told Scott Kaplan that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell called Mayor Kevin Faulconer on Wednesday morning to offer assistance towards completing a deal to keep the team in town.

Mayor Faulconer: ‘I strongly believe we can get this done’ – Mighty 1090 (video)
Mayor Faulconer and City Attorney Jan Goldsmith remain committed to working out a stadium solution in San Diego with the Chargers.

Announcing The “Let’s Do It, SD!” Stadium Initiative – Mighty 1090
We are dedicated to finding a solution that helps San Diego, and keeps the Chargers in town, and we will use our collective resources to make it happen. Join us by listening to The Mighty 1090AM, reading mighty1090.com, and using the hashtag #letsdoitSD on social media.

Bolt Pride rally rocking with hope San Diego can keep Bolts:
Scott and BR, and Linda Welby broadcasted live at the Tilted Kilt for the Bolt Pride rally and it was rocking with Chargers fans hoping to save the Bolts in San Diego.

 

Sileo: It’s time for San Diego leadership to step up – Mighty 1090 (video)
Dan Sileo says it’s time for the local leaders to step up and do whatever it takes to keep the Chargers in San Diego.

Malik Pope leads SDSU past Colorado State – San Diego Union-Tribune
Pope magically transformed into the five-star prep prospect and projected NBA lottery pick in Moby Arena on Wednesday night, as he did here a year ago, but with one notable difference: This time San Diego State won.

The Aztecs beat Colorado State 69-62 in a game that was tied inside a minute to go and took four straight defensive stops – three resulting in Rams turnovers – to seal the typical walk-it-up, grind-it-out, slug-fest whenever these teams get together.

Source: Padres add versatile pitcher Villanueva – MLB.com
The Padres reached a one-year contract with right-handed pitcher Carlos Villanueva on Wednesday, according to a baseball source. Villanueva could be a candidate to close for the Padres, who dealt Kimbrel and his 39 saves in 2015 to the Red Sox in November.

Ken Whisenhunt returns as Chargers OC – San Diego Union-Tribune
The Chargers have a new offensive coordinator, and it’s the old one, sources said Wednesday. Whisenhunt is back after having spent 2013 in San Diego. The team finished with the NFL’s fifth-ranked offense that year.

Q&A: Stan Kroenke discusses his picture-perfect vision for the L.A. Rams – Los Angeles Times
After staying quiet for years, Stan Kroenke opens up and gives an interview to the Los Angeles Times about how the Inglewood stadium site won over the owners and what the future holds for the NFL in L.A.

Here’s how San Diego keeps the Chargers – Bolts from the Blue
San Diego’s not done with the Chargers yet, and they will likely have a chance to keep the team and revitalize the city, but it will probably need to give up a lot as a result of the leverage that Spanos now has.

Gulls fall 2-1 to Barracuda in overtime – San Diego Union-Tribune
In the third period and overtime, the teams combined for three goals, as the San Diego Gulls fell 2-1 at the Valley View Casino Center. It was the their third straight loss.

Barracuda defenseman Karl Stollery scored the game-winning goal with 27 seconds left in the three-on-three overtime period, just 13 seconds after Antoine Laganiere missed the net by a mere inch on the other end of the ice.

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