Aztecs football ranked #19 in preseason poll

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Aztecs football ranked No. 19 in preseason poll – San Diego Union-Tribune
Lindy’s Sports College Football National 2016 Preview lists SDSU No. 19 in the country in its preseason rankings. The magazine also picked the Aztecs to repeat as division and conference champions in the Mountain West.

MLB satisfied with Padres’ response to chorus mishap –
Major League Baseball completed its investigation into the Padres’ handling of the national anthem Saturday night at Petco Park, concluding “that Saturday’s regrettable situation was a product of human error.”

As a result of the findings, Padres president Mike Dee announced that the club had reinstated Art Romero, known as DJ ArtForm, whose mishap led to a woman’s voice being played over the speaker system instead of the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus.

Review Finds Baylor Disregarded Sexual Assault – ABC News
After months of silence, Baylor University responded to mounting criticism of its handling of accusations of sexual assaults and other attacks by football players by demoting its president, Ken Starr, and firing its football coach, Art Briles.

Baylor also released Thursday the main findings of a withering report by a law firm that reviewed the school’s handling of such cases and found, among other things, that administrators denied that the university had a sexual violence problem and failed on several levels to investigate claims. In one case, they retaliated against someone for reporting a sexual assault, it found.

AUDIO: Ian Fitzsimmons On Baylor and Art Briles
ESPN’s Ian Fitzsimmons on the firing of Art Briles and Baylor’s fall from a feel good story in college football to total disgrace.

Warriors stave off elimination to send West finals back to OKC – ESPN
Steph Curry scored 31 points, raising his arms in the early moments to fire up Golden State’s raucous crowd, and the defending champions staved off elimination with a 120-111 victory over the Thunder on Thursday night in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.

AUDIO: Vinny Bonsignore: “There’s A Hope That San Diego Will Soon Join In The (Super Bowl) Rotation”
Vinny Bonsignore, LA Daily news write joins Kevin Acee to discuss the possibility of San Diego hosting a Super Bowl, the current status of the city seeking a new stadium for the Chargers, and how Los Angeles is dealing with the return of the NFL in 2016 – courtesy of the Rams.

Dodgers 19-year-old pitching prospect Julio Urias slated for MLB debut – USA Today
Los Angeles Dodgers 19-year-old pitching prospect Julio Urias will make his major-league debut against the New York Mets on Friday.

Urias, who will be 19 years and 298 days old on Friday, will be the youngest Dodgers pitcher to take the mound since a Fernando Valenzuela debuted at age 19 as a reliever in September 1980.

UNNAMED SOCCER PODCAST: Talking Liga MX with Eric Gomez
This week on the Unnamed Soccer Podcast we get some quick thoughts on the USMNT’s 1-0 win over Ecuador and speak with Liga MX / El Tri reporter Eric Gomez from Mexico City.

Bryce Harper cut up his batting gloves after smashing a home run without them – For The Win
Bryce Harper hit an absolute bomb out of Nationals Park last night, sending the ball about 430 feet at a speed of 107 miles per hour.

Impressively enough, Fun Baseball Man hit the homer without using his batting gloves, so he then made the obvious, logical, normal-person decision to cut up his gloves with a pair of scissors once he made it around the bases.

Chris Berman is Retiring From ESPN After the 2016 Football Season – The Big Lead
Chris Berman, the longtime ESPN sportscaster who has been with the company since 1979, is leaving the network after next football season, multiple sources tell The Big Lead. Berman is in the final year of his contract, which ends sometime after the 2016-2017 football season. He is expected to retire, rather than leave for another network.


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