Missouri hires away SDSU athletic director Jim Sterk

San Diego State basketball coach Steve Fisher, left,  and Athletic Director Jim Sterk enjoy a laugh at a news conference where they announced a three year contract extension for Fisher Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi

Aztecs loss of Jim Sterk comes at critical time – San Diego Union-Tribune
Sterk told the Union-Tribune in June that the Aztecs crave a big-money, big-stage seat in a Power 5 conference. The university also is evaluating options related to its current football home in Mission Valley, where Qualcomm Stadium waits for the Chargers to sort through their facility future.

Talk continues to circulate, too, about a potential partnership between the Aztecs and an MLS team.

It’s an athletic department harboring bold ideas about brave steps. At least it was that kind of department, under Sterk. The Manifest Destiny on the Mesa now sits in limbo until a new leader is identified.

AUDIO: Bryce Miller: “He’s Going To Double Or Triple His Salary At Missouri And That’s Something San Diego State Can’t Compete With”
Columnist for the Union Tribune, Bryce Miller, who was ALL OVER the Jim Sterk news today, joins Kevin Acee to talk about Sterk’s decision to resign as Athletic Director at SDSU and become the new AD for the University of Missouri.

Lilly King wins gold in 100m breaststroke, calls out Russia’s Yulia Efimova – Sports Illustrated
American Lilly King took home the gold medal in Monday’s 100m breaststroke final, then got in one last dig against Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova.

King and Efimova went back and forth Sunday after the breaststroke semifinals, trading finger wags as subtle digs against one another. The rivalry began when King took issue with Efimova holding up a finger after winning a semifinal race.

Michael Phelps made the most terrifying game face at the Olympics – For The Win
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AUDIO: Philip Rivers On Watching Olympics, Favre Speech & Important Week Of Camp
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Drew Kaser Wins Punter Battle – Chargers.com
The first battle of Chargers Camp has been decided as the team waived Kasey Redfern on Monday, effectively naming sixth-round pick Drew Kaser as the team’s punter.

With key adjustment, Jankowski spurring offense – MLB.com
The most important piece of the Padres’ offense of late might be leadoff hitter Travis Jankowski, who has just one home run to his name this season. The 25-year-old outfielder was plunged into an everyday role when Jon Jay went on the disabled list with a right forearm fracture after getting hit by a pitch on June 19.

Since then, Jankowski has started 31 games for San Diego, and he’s gotten on base at a .393 clip, with 19 stolen bases.

Padres hoping their rotation projects pay dividends – San Diego Union-Tribune
Of the five hurlers currently in the rotation, only Edwin Jackson is a free agent after this season. The others — Luis Perdomo, Christian Friedrich, Paul Clemens and Jarred Cosart — are under team control through at least 2017, their continued development the rest of this year a storyline to watch as the front office continues to acquire depth to potentially bring to camp next year.

AUDIO: Pedro Gomez On End Of Road For Alex Rodriguez & If He’ll Get In HOF
ESPN’s Pedro Gomez on Alex Rodriguez’s forced retirement from the Yankees, if he’ll play again & if he’ll get into the Hall of Fame.

Tim Tebow pursuing professional baseball career – Sports Illustrated
Tebow last played baseball in high school in 2005, but has been training for the past year in the hopes of playing the outfield for a professional team. He has been working out with former MLB catcher Chad Moeller, who called Tebow’s swing impressive and said he believes Tebow has the skill to make it to the majors “relatively quickly.”

Giants beat Miami in 14 innings behind Brandon Crawford’s 7 hits – USA Today
Crawford became the first major leaguer in 41 years to get seven hits in a game, finally putting the San Francisco Giants ahead to stay with an RBI single in the 14th inning of an 8-7 victory over the Miami Marlins.


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