MM: Padres Extend Franchise Home Run Record

San Diego Padres' Matt Kemp watches his solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Monday, July 18, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Win streak ends after Padres drop opener –
Jedd Gyorko’s former team came to town on Monday night, but he did nothing at all to make them feel welcome.

The Cardinals second baseman powered his club to a series-opening 10-2 victory over the Padres, going 3-for-3 with a rally-starting single in the sixth and a solo homer in the seventh.

The taters just keep coming for Padres –
With Matt Kemp’s solo shot during the fourth inning of a 10-2 loss to the Cardinals on Monday night, the Padres extended their franchise-record homer streak to 16 games. That’s the longest such stretch by a National League team since the Brewers did so in 2010.

AUDIO: Rocky Long & Nico Siragusa On Upcoming Aztecs Season & Pumphrey Campaign
Aztecs head coach Rocky Long and offensive lineman Nico Siragusa on the upcoming football season, pre-season accolades and return of Donnel Pumphrey.

How Will Dwight Lowery Handle the Challenge? –
Lowery had a seamless transition to San Diego as he seamlessly fit in with the rest of the secondary throughout the offseason program. Similar to Weddle over his tenure with the Chargers, Lowery saw action all over the defense, lining up deep as well as close to the line of scrimmage. He explained that he enjoys the numerous responsibilities the team has placed on him in his various roles.

AUDIO: Dan McSwain On Uphill Battle The Chargers Face On Their Stadium Campaign
UT’s business reporter Dan McSwain on what the polling says about how San Diegans feel about a downtown stadium & why the Chargers face an uphill battle.

Kevin Durant opens up about free agency, criticism, Russell Westbrook – USA Today
For 25 minutes on Monday, after the former MVP finished his Team USA duties in the national team’s debut practice inside UNLV’s Mendenhall Center, an engaging and honest Kevin Durant offered more clarity on what led to his league-altering move and those fascinating days that followed.

AUDIO: George Foreman: “Ali Fell On Me And I Thought He’s Gonna Fall. He Whispers ‘Is That All You Got George?’”
Former Heavyweight Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist George Foreman reflects on his accomplishments including why that Medal means so much to him and also regaining his boxing crown.

Report: Anderson Varejao will not accept championship ring from Cavs – Sports Illustrated
Warriors center Anderson Varejao will not accept a championship ring from the Cleveland Cavaliers if offered one, reports Fox Sports’s Sam Amico.

Varejao played against the Cavaliers with the Warriors in last season’s NBA Finals, but began the season with Cleveland. The center played 31 games for the Cavs before he was traded, waived and then signed by Golden State.

Ex-Cardinals scouting director sentenced to 46 months in jail for Astros hack – USA Today
Former St. Louis Cardinals scouting director Chris Correa was sentenced to nearly four years in prison for hacking into a Houston Astros’ computer personnel database.


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