Chargers agree to terms with WR Travis Benjamin

Cleveland Browns WR Travis Benjamin

Travis Benjamin to sign with San Diego Chargers –
Multiple sources have confirmed that former Browns receiver Travis Benjamin will sign with the San Diego Chargers once deals can become official on Wednesday.

Antonio Gates is just hours from Free Agency – Bolts from the Blue
Hopefully, the signing of Travis Benjamin will be enough to convince Antonio Gates to spend his final NFL years chasing a championship in San Diego rather than jumping ship in free agency.

Darren & Marty on if Chargers offseason plans plus Philip Rivers on Joe Barksdale & Peyton
Darren Smith and Marty Caswell on Chargers free agency, if drafting an offensive tackle in the first round is still a priority after re-signing Joe Barksdale plus Philip Rivers on Barksdale and his favorite Peyton Manning story.


Hedges does it all as Padres rally to tie D-backs –
The Padres, who trailed 6-1 at one point, didn’t go quietly. They got two home runs from Austin Hedges — a two-run home run in the second inning and a three-run shot in the sixth inning. Hedges also threw out Jean Segura twice on stolen-base attempts.

Margot turning heads in Padres camp – San Diego Union-Tribune
Margot, who turned 21 on Sept. 28, is not expected to arrive in the majors until, at the earliest, shortly before his next birthday. But the flashes he has shown around the Peoria Sports Complex and in early spring exhibitions — through Monday, he was 3-for-9 with a double, a triple and three RBIs — suggest he could be an impact, major league contributor as soon as 2017.

Wil Myers on finding a home at First Base & why 600 at-bats is his goal for 2016
Padres first baseman Wil Myers on why he’s so comfortable at first base, why it will make him a better offensive player and why 600 at-bats is his goal for 2016.


Gulls escape Bakersfield with 4-3 Overtime thriller –
Stefan Noesen finished an overtime breakaway with a top-shelf backhand goal, handing the San Diego Gulls a 4-3 victory over the Bakersfield Condors. The Gulls extended their season-best overall points streak to eight games (6-0-1-1) while also improving to 4-0-0-1 in their last five road games.

AUDIO: Jerry Sanders: “It’s Apparent To Me That Contiguous Convention Center Expansion Won’t Work”
Former San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders joined Scott and BR to talk about Fred Maas op ed piece in the UT where he says in 2011 they traveled the country to find solutions for a stadium and they agreed it was downtown.

The decline and fall of MW basketball – San Diego Union-Tribune
What you get in the Mountain West Conference the nation’s toughest travel league with no reward in RPI or any of the other metrics used by the NCAA Tournament selection committee. You get, if you’re SDSU, zero chances for “quality” wins in the committee’s eyes and 18 chances for “bad” losses, plus up to three more in the conference tournament.

Aztecs rolling heading into MWC Tournament
San Diego State is playing its best basketball of the season as it heads into the Mountain West Conference Tournament. Jordan Carruth and Andrew Burer break it down.


Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson retires from NFL – USA Today
The Detroit Lions announced Tuesday that Calvin Johnson is retiring after nine seasons.One of the NFL’s greatest receivers is saying goodbye.

Johnson, 30, acknowledged earlier in the offseason he was considering walking away after battling injuries in recent years.


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