Padres narrowly miss weekend sweep of Dodgers

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Padres outlasted by Dodgers in 17-inning loss –
Yasiel Puig’s two-run single with the bases loaded keyed a four-run 17th inning as the Dodgers avoided a series sweep with a 9-5 marathon win over the Padres on Sunday.

Padres’ Single-A manager resigns – San Diego Union-Tribune
Francisco Morales has resigned as manager of the Padres’ High Single-A affiliate in Lake Elsinore, according to sources. It is unclear whether Morales, who had been in his third season with the organization, left of his own accord.

San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus slams San Diego Padres Over National Anthem Incident – NBC Sports
The Gay Men’s Chorus characterizes the incident as one which raises “serious questions about homophobia” and followed “several days of troubling comments and behavior within the San Diego Padres organization” leading up to the game. Specifically, they say that “Padres representatives aggressively sought to prevent singers from performing the National Anthem” unless members of the chorus purchased tickets to the game even if they performed and even if they weren’t staying for the game.

Minors: Blash homers twice in El Paso loss – San Diego Union-Tribune
A day after exiting before his first at-bat due to cramping, the Padres’ former Rule-5 pick blasted two more home runs in Triple-A El Paso’s 16-7 loss to Round Rock on Sunday in the Pacific Coast League. Blash homered in his first game with the Chihuahuas (22-30) on Friday and has 10 homers and 23 RBIs in 14 career games at El Paso’s home park, including this year’s exhibition on March 31.

Landing Bosa: The Untold Story –
You know the rumors. Now, learn the untold story as we go behind the scenes of the yearlong process that landed Joey Bosa on the San Diego Chargers with the third overall pick.

The Warriors’ moment of reckoning may be here – SB Nation
No one is counting out the Warriors from this series, particularly not the Warriors themselves. But the Thunder are their reckoning. This is their toughest test yet. And maybe, just maybe, the Warriors have found themselves in circumstances that are too great to overcome, even for them.

All jokes aside, Draymond Green’s groin kick could impact West final – USA Today
As high stakes go, this decision that will be up to vice president of basketball operations Kiki Vandeweghe looms larger than any in recent NBA playoff history. Green’s value to the Warriors is well-chronicled, and the notion of not having him in a crucial Game 4 is nothing short of a nightmare for Golden State.

Here’s what Tom Brady’s deflate-gate appeal potentially could mean – Yahoo! Sports
The NFLPA plans to file a petition this afternoon to rehear Brady’s case “en banc” — which, in legal terms, means in front of the entire court — in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. It’s a risky approach, as typically the court defers to the findings of its three-judge panel, which previously had reinstated his four-game suspension by a 2-1 vote, as a matter of respect.

How Jon Lester’s move to Cubs also helped Giants – USA Today
The San Francisco Giants have won 9 of their last 10 games and are beginning to run away with the NL West, and it’s partially due to their “backup plan” pitching options of Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija, who the team signed after missing out on Jon Lester and Zach Greinke.


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