Rodney, Padres agree to one-year contract

Fernando Rodney

Rodney, Padres agree to one-year contract –
The Padres, looking for experience at the back end of their bullpen after trading Craig Kimbrel, have found someone to fill the role.

The Padres reached a one-year deal with an option for 2017 on Wednesday with 38-year-old Fernando Rodney, according to sources. The agreement, which is pending a physical, is for an estimated $1.5 million and can max out at $7 million with performance bonuses.

The Six Hours That Will Shape the NFL’s Second Century – The MMQB
The owners’ decision to approve the Rams’ move to Los Angeles changed the current course of NFL history. Here’s the inside story of how and why the vote swung in favor of Stan Kroenke, and what Dean Spanos’ reaction was afterwards.

Peter King On Details Of The Owners Vote & Why Chargers Should Stay In SD – Mighty 1090 (audio)
Peter King talks with Darren Smith about his story in The MMQB, and explains why he thinks the Chargers should remain in San Diego rather than move to Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti wants Chargers to stay put – ESPN
While being interviewed on a podcast, the Los Angeles Mayor wished the Chargers luck in finding a solution in San Diego and wished the Raiders luck in finding a solution in Oakland. Specifically, he said he hopes the Chargers can remain in San Diego to create a southern California rivalry between them and the Los Angeles Rams.

Ari Segal: “We Have The Most Vocal And Passionate Fans In The AHL” – Mighty 1090 (audio)
President of Operations for the San Diego Gulls, Ari Segal, joined ‘Trending Now with Kevin Acee’ last night to chat about where the Gulls are at this point in the AHL season as well as share what the Chargers mean to him.

Outta Left Field – Baseball Prospectus
A deep look at the San Diego Padres offseason so far, in comparison to the last offseason, in hopes of identifying A.J. Preller’s plan for building this team into a winner.

Darren Smith Chases a Cat Until 1:30am PLUS Predictions for Chelsea vs. Arsenal – Mighty 1090 (audio)
This week on the Unnamed Soccer Podcast, Darren Smith and Jordan Carruth discuss chasing random (stray?) cats around town, getting capped on vacation hours, the “sexy sexiness” of this weekend’s crop of EPL matchups, and the roller-coaster ride that is rooting for Chelsea.

Bills hire NFL’s first female full-time assistant coach – USA Today
The Buffalo Bills have made NFL history. The team hired Kathryn Smith Wednesday to be a special teams quality control coach, making her the league’s first female full-time assistant coach. Smith previously was Bills coach Rex Ryan’s administrative assistant.

Ronda Rousey promotes her upcoming ‘SNL’ appearance by body-slamming a cast member – For The Win
Ronda Rousey is back — though not quite in the octagon yet.

The UFC fighter appeared in a teaser for her upcoming hosting gig on Saturday Night Live, which will air this weekend.


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