Rivers & Spanos promise better times ahead for Chargers fans

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers

Spanos conveys commitment to San Diego – San Diego Union-Tribune
San Diego Chargers Chairman of the Board, Dean Spanos sat down with The Mighty 1090’s own Kevin Acee to let San Diegans know that he is committed to getting a stadium deal done here instead of leaving for Los Angeles, and he’s optimistic that a deal can get done that benefits both his team and the city.

Who are Candidates for Chargers’ Franchise/Transition Tags? – Chargers.com
Franchise and Transition Tags are tools that NFL teams can use to keep their best players from leaving via free agency. The Chargers have not used either tool since 2011, and they’re not expected to use them this offseason to retain star Safety Eric Weddle.

Philip Rivers on Chargers New Core & Why Last Year’s Dismal Season Won’t Happen Again
Marty Caswell caught up with Chargers QB Philip Rivers, in his trademark bolo tie, and asked him about he sees as the team’s new core of players, his faith in Melvin Gordon, the return of Ken Whisenhunt, and why last year’s dismal 4-12 season won’t happen again.


How Tennessee’s Sexual Harassment Allegations Caught Up With Peyton Manning 20 Years Later – Deadspin
Deadspin looks into the culture at the University of Tennessee, one that was meant to protect student-athletes from the consequences of their own actions, and how it led to one woman’s sexual harassment allegations to be covered up.

2016 San Diego Padres Bounce-Back Candidates – Mighty 1090
Wondering where the Padres will get their hitting and pitching from now that Justin Upton and Craig Kimbrel are gone? Here’s a list of a few guys that could reasonably be expected to contribute in 2016 after down seasons last year.

Jim Bowden On Why Wil Myers Should Have A Big Year & If Padres Are Trying To Move Kemp – Mighty 1090 (audio)
ESPN’s Jim Bowden on why Bryce Harper should be a $400 million dollar player, why he feels Wil Myers will have a big year and what could lead to James Shields opting out his contract with the Padres.

Gulls prepare for most game-heavy stretch of season – San Diego Union-Tribune
The San Diego Gulls are trying to balance a full schedule of games with a race to get into the playoffs without wearing down the players on the roster. So far, the decisions they’ve been making have paid off.

Lakers ‘torn’ on whether or not to fire Byron Scott this summer – Silver Screen and Roll
Byron Scott has been one of the worst head coaches in the NBA for some time now. He hasn’t changed anyone’s mind about that in his short tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers, and many wonder if he’s actually hurting the development of young players like D’Angelo Russell and Julius Randle. However, it appears the team is considering keeping Scott for at least one more season after this one.

Clippers won’t trade Blake Griffin: What it means – USA Today
With the NBA trade deadline just days away, Blake Griffin’s name has been floated in trade proposals to just about every team in the league. Despite reports that the Clippers were actively shopping Griffin, who may not be healthy before the playoffs after breaking his hand by punching a team equipment manager in the face repeatedly, Doc Rivers said that his star Power Forward isn’t being traded.


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