Pomeranz brilliant, but Padres lose to Giants 1-0

San Diego Padres pitcher Drew Pomeranz

Pomeranz’s gem wasted as Giants walk off – MLB.com
Pinch-hitter Hunter Pence’s two-out fly ball fell between a pair of San Diego Padres fielders for a ninth-inning double Monday, driving in the game’s lone run as the Giants and Johnny Cueto prevailed, 1-0. It was San Francisco’s 11th victory in 12 games.

Mailk Pope To Return To SDSU Aztecs For 2016-2017 Season
Malik Pope, who starred for the San Diego State Aztecs in the NIT Tournament, has decided to withdraw his name from the 2016 NBA Draft and will return to Steve Fisher’s team for his junior year in 2016-2017.

Family of Tony Gwynn files wrongful death lawsuit against tobacco industry – USA Today
The family of Hall of Fame baseball player Tony Gwynn has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the tobacco industry.

Gwynn died in 2014 at the age of 54 of salivary gland cancer — a condition caused in large part by his 31 years using smokeless tobacco.

The lawsuit filed Monday in San Diego Superior Court seeks to hold Altria Group, Inc., the tobacco giant formerly known as Philip Morris, and other parties accountable for Gwynn’s death.

Padres’ handling of Gay Men’s Chorus was not a homophobic conspiracy – Outsports
The San Diego Padres’ in-game production crew royally screwed up the National Anthem of the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus. But it was not the result of some homophobic conspiracy.

AUDIO: DJ Artform: “There Was No Mal-intent Or Discriminatory Actions Toward Anybody That Night
DJ Artform mistakenly played the wrong recorded National Anthem on Saturday at PETCO he was since fired. He joined Scott and BR to talk about exactly what happened, the fallout and why he had no mal-intent directed at the SDMGC.

Chargers, Cardinals to hold joint practices – San Diego Union-Tribune
But this August, the Chargers and Cardinals will share a practice field in San Diego.

Chargers coach Mike McCoy and Cardinals coach Bruce Arians are in continued discussions to settle exact dates. Typically, joint practices occur over multiple days prior to an exhibition game. The teams will face each other on Aug. 19, a Friday evening at Qualcomm Stadium.

NFL proves to be untrustworthy — again – USA Today
On matters of health and safety, particularly when it comes to the head trauma that has marginalized the lives of so many already, the NFL cannot be trusted. Not to tell the truth and certainly not to do the right thing.

The $12 billion-and-counting league can’t even be trusted to pay $16 million for research it had already promised to fund. Research federal officials deemed so important in unlocking the secrets of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) that they used taxpayer money to ensure it went forward after the NFL refused to pay up.

UNNAMED SOCCER PODCAST: Copa Del Rey And The Craft Beer Cup
Darren Smith and Jordan Carruth attended the Craft Beer Cup in San Diego between Albion Pros and NC Battalion, and they lived to tell the tale in this week’s Unnamed Soccer Podcast.

Raptors finally get good game from Lowry, DeRozan – USA Today
After putting together one of their best playoff performances in a must-win Game 3 on Saturday, the Toronto Raptors picked up where they left off in Monday’s Game 4, with All-Star guards Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan finally teaming up for a complete performance.

Pitt RB James Conner says he has been declared cancer-free – ESPN
Pittsburgh running back James Conner said Monday he is cancer-free, six months after he was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma.


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