It’s Downtown or Bust for Chargers Stadium Search

San Diego Chargers proposed downtown NFL stadium

Chargers Won’t Be Pivoting Back To Mission Valley Stadium Site
San Diego Chargers Owner Dean Spanos wrote a letter to Donna Frye amid growing political opposition to the team’s citizens initiative, explaining that it’s downtown or bust (bust being a move to Los Angeles) for the team going forward.

Padres Deal Shields To White Sox For Johnson, Tatis Jr.
A day before his scheduled start against the Colorado Rockies, and less than a week since he was singled out by Padres team owner Ron Fowler in a rant about underachieving players on the roster, the San Diego Padres have traded starting pitcher James Shields, along with cash considerations, to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for two minor leaguers.

Evaluating the Prospect in the James Shields Trade – FanGraphs
Will Erik Johnson and Fernando Tatis Jr. factor into the future plans of the San Diego Padres? FanGraphs explains how a hot Spring campaign has helped Tatis to fly up the charts of potential MLB prospects.

VIDEO: Matt Kemp, Wil Myers & Derek Norris On James Shields Trade & Being Part Of Rebuilding
Matt Kemp, Wil Myers and Derek Norris react to the Padres trading James Shields, mood in clubhouse and being part of rebuilding.

ACEE: Padres must sink in order to rise – San Diego Union-Tribune
The best-case scenario for the Padres’ future can probably be found in the past of the Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros and/or Kansas City Royals. Those three teams were for various multi-year periods over the past decade the worst in baseball and are now something to be modeled.

VIDEO: A.J. Preller On Trading James Shields And If The Padres Are Rebuilding
San Diego Padres General Manager A.J. Preller on trading James Shields to the Chicago White Sox and if the Padres are rebuilding.

Why Ali’s star shines brightest on the Hollywood Walk of Fame – ESPN
Muhammad Ali’s star is the only star that is not on the ground for millions of tourists and bootleg-costumed superheroes to carelessly walk over. Instead, it’s mounted on a wall next to the Walk of Fame, just inside the Dolby Theatre — the home of the Academy Awards.

Ali had originally declined an invitation from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to get a star, because he didn’t want his name and what it represented disrespected by having it walked on by “people who have no respect for me.”

Muhammad Ali, ‘The Greatest Of All Time’, Dead At 74
Muhammad Ali, perhaps the greatest professional boxer who ever lived and a cultural icon for his religious beliefs and political stance against the Vietnam War, has passed away at the age of 74 years old. The former Heavyweight Champion had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 1984.

Warriors defense leaving Cavaliers bewildered – USA Today
If Game 1 was a bad loss for the Cavs, Game 2 was worse. The Warriors have a 2-0 series lead after their 110-77 victory on Sunday, and now the Cavaliers face a seemingly-impossible task if they want to win a championship: take four of the next five games from Golden State, the team that won an NBA-record 73 regular-season games.

Myers’ multihit game not enough vs. Rockies – MLB.com
Nolan Arenado finished a triple shy of the cycle Sunday night, and chased Padres spot-starter Luis Perdomo in the fifth with his 18th home run of the season, leading Colorado to a 10-3 win at Petco Park.

Copa America: Mexico Defeats Uruguay In Physical Match
With the win, Mexico extends their win streak to 10, their unbeaten streak to 20, and now have control over first place in Group C. Mexico will have a few days to rest and get ready to take on Jamaica in Pasadena on June 9th.

UFC Throws Reporter Out Of Event, Bans Him For Life For Reporting News – Deadspin
Last night, Ariel Helwani of Vox’s MMAFighting.com reported that Brock Lesnar, the former UFC heavyweight champion and current pro wrestler, was in serious talks to compete on the big UFC 200 card next month. Later in the evening, Helwani said that he had, along with colleagues Casey Leydon and Esther Lin—universally considered the best videographer and photographer, respectively, in MMA—been thrown out of the UFC event they were covering and told they’d been banned for life:

 

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  1. James Briggeman

    DO NO, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, TRADE MATT KEMP. He represents a big part of any hope for the Padres to turn things around anytime soon and Padre fans have already suffered through far too much losing, to put up with REBUILDING!

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