Padres swept by Giants again

San Diego Padres outfielder Melvin Upton Jr.

Shields outdueled as Friars fall to Giants –
Brandon Crawford homered and Joe Panik had four hits to spark the San Francisco offense against Padres starter James Shields, who allowed three runs on nine hits over 6 ⅔ innings. Shields has now recorded at least six frames in all nine of his starts this season. But the Padres have scored a total of 15 runs in those games and are 2-7 when Shields gets the ball.

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VIDEO: Darren & Marty On Which Padres Players Present The Most Trade Value
Darren Smith and Marty Caswell discuss if the Padres have a core of players, anyone considered “untouchable” and which players present the most trade value.

Greed gets the best of Phil Mickelson – USA Today
Phil Mickelson may not have been charged in the insider trading scheme involving Dean Foods on Thursday, named only as a relief defendant in a civil lawsuit to recoup the ill-gotten gains. But he didn’t exactly get off scot-free, either.

AUDIO: Marshall Faulk: “It Takes A Lot Of Maintenance To Come Back From Micro Fracture Surgery”
NFL Network’s Marshall Faulk joined Scott and BR to talk about his Celebrity Golf Tournament this weekend at Morgan Run, his thoughts on the Chargers addition of Matt Slauson, Melvin Gordon’s knee injury and his thoughts on Chargers stadium issues.

Analysis: Should UCSD go Div. I in sports? – San Diego Union-Tribune
Undergraduates at UCSD are voting this week on a referendum that would more than double the Intercollege Athletics (ICA) fee to fund a move from Div. II to Div. I without football – contingent on receiving an invitation from the Big West Conference, which includes UC brethren Irvine, Riverside, Santa Barbara and Davis.

Frustrated Kyle Lowry goes to locker room to relax during game, gets ripped by fans – FOX Sports
On Thursday night, Lowry retreated to the locker room with 2:35 left in the first half, while the Cavs went on a 16-2 run. He told ESPN’s Doris Burke he needed to blow off some steam.

“Just to kind of decompress, get back there, kind of relax my body and relax my mind,” Lowry said after the game. “And knowing that we had a chance to kind of make some things [happen], I wanted to get myself going and get my teammates going and get the team going. It was nothing more than just kind of to decompress, breathe and get back out.”

Sources: Rangers, City of Arlington will announce plans for new retractable-roof stadium – Sports Day
According to two major league sources, the Rangers and City of Arlington are about to announce plans for a new retractable-roof stadium that is expected to come on line earlier than the current lease expires following the 2023 season. An announcement could come as soon as Friday.

It is uncertain how far ahead of the 2024 season the new stadium could be opened — or how it would be financed — but getting into a new retractable-roof stadium ahead of time is likely to significantly increase the value of the club and add multiple years of new revenue streams.

Jaguars’ top pick Jalen Ramsey suffers knee injury – USA Today
Cornerback Jalen Ramsey suffered a small meniscus tear in his right knee during Phase 2 of the team’s on-field workouts, the team confirmed Thursday.

Ramsey, the fifth overall pick in last month’s draft, will obtain a second opinion next week, the team said. No timetable for Ramsey’s return was given.


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