ACEE: San Diego must own its lack of rings – San Diego Union-Tribune
Now that Cleveland has a championship, their first in 52 years, San Diego is on the clock for being the longest-waiting fanbase in sports. The Chargers have gone 52 seasons without a title, the Padres 47 and the Clippers and Rockets a combined 10. That’s 109 seasons without a ring.
Confident USA hopes to ride collective effort past Messi, Argentina – Sports Illustrated
Argentina isn’t the only problem facing the U.S. on Tuesday. The suspension of midfielders Alejandro Bedoya and Jermaine Jones and forward Bobby Wood will fundamentally alter the chemistry and complexion of a side that’s won three of four Copa América games. There was speculation on Monday, but no answers, about who will fill in where. The permutations are plentiful, and whoever starts will have their work cut out. Some must keep an eye and a body on Messi, Sergio Agüero and Argentina’s legion of danger men, while others will have to keep La Albiceleste honest in back.
Nothing Petty about Midway Classic derby – San Diego Union-Tribune
AC/DC blared during the final round, attendees snacked on all-you-can-eat sliders, wings and drinks – and occasionally ducked from balls ricocheting off the fencing – as dozens of jets skis, kayaks, boats and swimmers scurried to fish baseballs out of the bay. There was even a guy waving a Lake Elsinore Storm flag as he propelled himself off the ocean’s surface on a wave jet.
AUDIO: Nick Canepa: “The Padres Have Had Bad Luck That Dates To Prehistoric Times When It Comes To Drafting”
The Godfather of San Diego sports, Nick Canepa of the Union Tribune, joins Kevin Acee to discuss what exactly has made San Diego the city with the longest championship drought. Listen as Nick discusses the Padres issues and the bad luck that the Chargers have run into throughout their history!
How To Lose Friends And Irritate People – Crooked Scoreboard
One local writer is concerned that the way James Shields was treated by San Diego Padres owner Ron Fowler before being traded to the Chicago White Sox could keep future free agents from signing with the Padres.
AUDIO: John Spanos: “Every Player On Our Roster Has Offset Language In Their Contracts”
Chargers President of Football Operations John Spanos joined Hank and BR to talk about Joey Bosa contract disputes, if the team will ever move training camp away from Chargers Park, he updates the validation of the signatures for the stadium and who’s stood out to him during the off season.
Holy cow! LeBron James Jr. reportedly has scholarship offers from Kentucky and Duke – USA Today High School Sports
The oldest son of LeBron James Sr., LeBron James Jr. already holds scholarship offers from Kentucky and Duke at the ripe age of 11. When you watch him play on the court, it’s easy to see why those schools believe he’ll be as good a player as his father.
AUDIO: Lee Jenkins On LeBron’s Journey To Vindication & Relationship With Curry
SI’s Lee Jenkins on sweet vindication and joy for LeBron James and what to make of his relationship with Steph Curry.
David Ortiz regrets announcing retirement before the season: ‘It’s very difficult for me’ – For The Win
Red Sox slugger David Ortiz announced his retirement before the 2016 season, and although he’s putting together a career year, he does regret how he handled the announcement.
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