Are the Chargers more talented than the Seahawks?

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Brandon Mebane Impressed by Bolts’ Talent on D – Chargers.com
“There is so much talent on this team it’s unreal,” he said. “I was telling guys there is more talent on this defense than there was in Seattle. If you look at the draft, you have four first round draft picks and you have five second round draft picks all on defense. In Seattle, you only had two first rounders and one second rounder. If we put it together, just play together and work on our skill, I think the sky is the limit for our defense. It’s amazing. The skill. The talent level. It’s there. All we’ve got to do is just believe in each other and play together.

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We never saw this Thunder team coming – USA Today
The Oklahoma City Thunder shocked the world by beating the San Antonio Spurs in the last round of the NBA Playoffs, and they took it a step further by beating the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals last night. Where did this team come from?

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Padres reaping benefits of refined approach on D – MLB.com
We still don’t have concrete answers. (A month and a half is far too small of a sample size.) But thus far in 2016, the Padres have put forth an improved defensive display in just about every facet. Currently, they sit sixth in the Majors with 13 Defensive Runs Saved — compared with their dismal minus-28 mark from a year ago, which ranked 26th overall.

No time to waste in trading Matt Kemp – San Diego Union-Tribune
The Padres put a lot of stock into competing last season, only to fail miserably. As a result, Preller spent the offseason trading away several key players as a way to jump-start a rebuilding project. Make no mistake, the Padres are rebuilding. Which means there won’t be any room for a 30-something outfielder making over $20 million per year.

Not only would it be good for the Padres to take Kemp off their payroll, but they also need to make room in their outfield for their top two prospects, Manuel Margot and Hunter Renfroe. Margot is currently 39th on Scout.com’s MLB Top-100 Prospects.

AUDIO: Jon Daniels On Why Rangers Took A Chance On Matt Bush & Thoughts On The Brawl
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Steven Adams apologizes for ‘quick little monkeys’ comment after Thunder beat Warriors – USA Today
Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams apologized for his postgame comment that so many found offensive in the wake of a Game 1 win in the Western Conference Finals.

Adams, a 22-year-old New Zealander of Tongan and British descent who had 16 points and 12 rebounds in the 108-102 win over the defending champion Golden State Warriors, described the Warriors’ guards as “quick little monkeys” in a postgame interview with ESPN’s Chris Broussard.

 

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