Poll shows Chargers losing fans in San Diego

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Schimpf, Solarte carry Pads over D-backs – MLB.com
After facing an early four-run deficit, San Diego struck for five in the fourth to shift momentum in its favor in a 13-6 win over the D-backs. The Padres added another run in the fifth, then tacked on three more in the seventh and four more in the ninth to seal the victory.

Ryan Schimpf hit a pair of homers for his first career multi-homer game, driving in three runs. Yangervis Solarte went 3-for-5, a triple shy of the cycle, with five RBIs. Wil Myers and Matt Kemp also collected three hits apiece.

VIDEO: Why Wil Myers All-Star Selection Is So Good For San Diego
Unlike recent years past, where the Padres’ All-Star representative felt “required” and not earned (no offense!), Wil Myers selection to this year’s National League squad is good for San Diego on many different levels.

Dwyane Wade to Bulls: Chicago on a road to nowhere as Heat left hanging – Sports Illustrated
Chicago has agreed to sign Wade, a 12-time All-Star who won three titles during his 13-year tenure in Miami, to a two-year contract worth $47 million with a player option on the second season, according to Yahoo Sports and ESPN.com. Wade, 34, will leave South Beach after engaging in tense negotiations with Heat president Pat Riley for the second straight summer.

Pat Riley on Dwyane Wade going to the Bulls: ‘SADDDDDDD!!!! SO saddddddd!’ – For The Win
Perhaps even more stunning, however, is the way Heat president Pat Riley started a text message he sent to a reporter at The Miami Herald (he was “too raw” to speak but agreed to a text message exchange). Click to see what Riley said when asked how he was feeling about Wade’s departure.

AUDIO: John Neinstedt: “Chargers Fans Have Dropped By 2% The Last Year And 9% The Last 12”
President of Competitive Edge John Neindsted joined Scott and BR to talk about his companies new poll that suggests a Chargers stadium is not a priority for San Diego, he gives them the details on what other issues were raised and what percentage of “Big Chargers fans” have dropped.

AUDIO: Jan Goldsmith On Murky Issues Around Stadium Issue & Why He’ll Write Supreme Court
San Diego cit attorney Jan Goldsmith on majority versus two/thirds vote on Chargers and citizens’ initiative and why he’ll write Supreme Court for expedited ruling.

Jon Jones’ potential doping violation a sucker punch to UFC 200 – USA Today
Dana White, president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, saw the biggest card in his company’s history blow up spectacularly in a way he might have secretly feared, but could not have steeled himself for. Jon Jones, the organization’s No. 1-ranked pound-for-pound fighter, was ruled out of his headlining bout with light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier due to a suspected doping violation.

Serena Williams breezes into Wimbledon final – USA Today
Serena Williams delivered one of the most emphatic performances of her career Thursday afternoon at Wimbledon to put herself, again, one step from history.

Williams, who would equal Steffi Graf’s Open Era record of 22 major singles titles with a win in Saturday’s final, booked a spot with a 6-2, 6-0 trouncing of 50th-ranked Elena Vesnina in just 49 minutes.


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