Chargers could face competing plan downtown

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Padres Led By Bullpen In 4-3 Win Over Phillies
The San Diego Padres got strong performances from six different pitchers on their way to a 4-3 road victory in Philadelphia over the Phillies.

In ’16 debut, Amarista’s fingerprints all over win –
Making his 2016 debut Monday, Alexi Amarista was involved in just about every aspect of the Padres’ 4-3 victory over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.

He singled and scored when the Padres jumped out to a lead in the third. He later squeezed in the go-ahead run, with a perfect squeeze bunt in the seventh.

Briggs Not Backing Off Convention Center Plan – NBC San Diego
The Chargers and Briggs should ultimately be discussing their competing Downtown citizens’ initiatives. Briggs has already authored one based on a convention center expansion. The Chargers have also authored one that overlaps the convention center idea and adds a new football stadium. Both would ask for a tax increase on hotel rooms. It’s likely one or the other. Now we have to wait and see which side blinks.

Top prospect Laremy Tunsil visits Chargers – San Diego Union-Tribune
Former Mississippi offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil visited the team on Monday, a source said, making him the latest top prospect to do so. Ex-Oregon defensive end DeForest Buckner is among the others the Chargers are known to have hosted in recent weeks. The team does not disclose which 30 prospects it hosts or the larger number it works out.

The Kobe Bryant interview: ‘I’m not sad at all’ – USA Today
In a wide-ranging interview for the USA TODAY Sports series “The Kobe Files,” Bryant talked with Steve Springer, the author of five Los Angeles Lakers books, about his favorite memories. All of them relayed his insatiable quest for achievement.

Christian Pulisic, The Latest “Savior Of American Soccer,” Is More Than Just Hype – Deadspin
Pulisic, right this minute, might be the best creative attacker we Americans have to offer, and his ability to conjure scoring opportunities for others and play as a dynamic attacking midfielder brings a genuinely new dimension to the fore.

A.J. Tarpley: Why I Walked Away from Football at 23 – The MMQB
“The decision was about coming to terms with the totality of my concussion history. I gave everything I had, and when I couldn’t do that anymore, I retired out of respect for the sport—and my health.”


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