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Rain postpones Padres-Cardinals game –
Inclement weather washed out Tuesday’s contest between the Padres and Cardinals at Busch Stadium — with a makeup game between the two clubs slated for 1:15 p.m. CT (11:15 a.m. PT) on Wednesday.

The matinee will serve as part of a day-night doubleheader — the Padres’ second twin bill of the year and the Cardinals’ first.

Padres Expected To Sign Top Cuban Prospect Jorge Ona
The Padres are expected to add yet another name to their impressive list of international signings after top Cuban prospect Jorge Ona was cleared as a free agent by Major League Baseball.

The potential bombshell Cubs trade that never materialized – FOX Sports
In any case, the Cubs balked at the Padres’ request of infielder Javier Baez for Drew Pomeranz, believing it too high a price. The second part of the deal — the spinning of Pomeranz for the unidentified starter — would not necessarily have worked, either.

Just How Good Was The All-Star Game In San Diego?
The All-Star game’s return to San Diego for the first time since 1992 was a smashing success. Here’s a closer look at some of the numbers according to Major League Baseball.

Big 12 expansion a near-certainty as it aims to avoid being left behind – Sports Illustrated
The leaders in the clubhouse for Big 12 expansion remain BYU, Cincinnati and Connecticut. The next tier includes South Florida, Central Florida, Memphis, Colorado State, Houston, Boise State and Tulane. If the league does add four schools, there’s really no standout candidate for that fourth slot. (Houston has the best program and television market of available schools, but there’s still some hesitancy within the state of Texas to allow the Cougars to use the Big 12 to potentially leap over current members). Schools like Temple, San Diego State and Northern Illinois don’t really have a chance, but will give it a shot anyway.

AUDIO: Dan McSwain: “In High Turnout Elections, Ballot Initiatives With Tax Hikes Tend To Do Better”
UT Business Columnist Dan McSwain joined Scott and BR to talk about the UT’s poll about the Chargers Initiative, the amount of money Dean Spanos is spending in pushing his stadium plan, what obstacles the Chargers will face heading into November and why the Republican party seems to be against the Spanos family.

What is the Mebane Factor? –
The Chargers covet Brandon Mebane’s guidance and ability to rally his teammates as he was regarded as a trusted leader over his tenure with the Seahawks. He flashed those skills once he arrived, and they will further be put to the test through the dog days of training camp.

AUDIO: Will Brinson On Why Goff Should Start, Chargers Projections & Ceiling For Bosa
NFL writer Will Brinson on different expectations for Jared Goff and Carson Wentz, why the Chargers could win the West and why the ceiling is high for Joey Bosa.

Tiger Woods won’t play PGA Championship at Baltusrol – USA Today
Tiger Woods withdrew Tuesday from next week’s PGA Championship, and his agent said Woods won’t play at all this season.

It is the first time that Woods, a 14-time major champion, will miss all four majors in one season.

Dismissed Ohio State RB Bri’onte Dunn accused of hitting girlfriend – Sports Illustrated
The girlfriend of dismissed Ohio State running back Bri’onte Dunn is accusing him of hitting her, reports The Columbus Dispatch.

Dunn was released from the football program Monday for what coach Urban Meyer called a violation of team rules. The Dispatch reports Dunn was let go because of an incident involving his girlfriend that occurred Sunday.


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