18,000-seat arena proposed for Seaport Village – San Diego Union-Tribune
When live-entertainment powerhouse AEG opened the 19,000-capacity Staples Center in 1999 as the largest indoor concert venue and sports arena in Los Angeles, it became a catalyst in the revitalization of the city’s downtown.
Now, AEG hopes to build a similar state-of-the-art sports and entertainment arena at the site of what is now Seaport Village in downtown San Diego. Like the $375 million Staples Center, the new 18,000-seat arena here could be privately financed.
Padres’ Seidler Hoping To Bring MLS To San Diego
Whether the San Diego Chargers end up playing football in downtown San Diego or in the Inglewood area of Los Angeles, reports are that Peter Seidler and a couple of other local investors are hoping to land a Major League Soccer franchise in San Diego, to share a Mission Valley stadium with the San Diego State Aztecs football team.
Perdomo solid, but Padres drop finale to Reds – MLB.com
Anthony DeSclafani became the second Reds starter this season to pitch eight innings, and they were stellar, as he and his team blanked the Padres, 3-0, Sunday to avoid being swept in the final game of the four-game series at Great American Ball Park.
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Who’s in, who’s likely out in Kevin Durant sweepstakes – USA Today
On July 1 when the Thunder, Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers and Miami Heat start to come his way to discuss the prime years of his career, Kevin Durant will be all ears. The man isn’t one to waste anybody’s time.
Argentina’s Copa final failure pushes Messi toward international retirement – Sports Illustrated
Lionel Messi lost the 2014 World Cup final to Germany in extra time. He lost the 2015 Copa América final to Chile on penalty kicks after a scoreless draw. And on Sunday night, granted another chance in this special centennial tournament to do for country what he’s done so often for his club, it happened again. Except he made his penalty last summer—this time he missed, hooking his effort well over the crossbar and into the stands behind the south goal.
Ryan Lochte misses Olympic spot in 400 IM – USA Today
Though he has five more opportunities to make the U.S. Olympic team, it’s still jarring that the reigning Olympic gold medalist in the 400 IM will not swim the event in Rio. And it’s also jarring to note that neither Ryan Lochte or 22-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps will be in the pool on the Games’ first night at all. It will be the first time since 2000 that neither swimmer will race the most grueling event at the Olympics.
Family of former Tennessee coach Pat Summitt ‘preparing for worst’ – Sports Illustrated
Former Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt is struggling with early onset dementia, and her family is “preparing for the worst,” according to the Knoxville News Sentinel.
Family and former players were with Summitt on Saturday at the retirement center she has lived at since January, and preparations are being made to issue public statements about her condition if necessary.
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