Chargers prepare for 1st preseason game of the year

San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers during the Chargers NFL football minicamp Tuesday, June 14, 2016, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Titans about to Welcome back Ken Whisenhunt – Yahoo! Sports
The Tennessee Titans are about to welcome back Ken Whisenhunt on Saturday, when the Titans face the San Diego Chargers.

Fans are about to feel those short hairs on the back of their neck and maybe their skin crawl. They will be complimentary and that’s always a rough time for fans.

The worst coach in franchise history should be heckled. The guy that helped to create the worst team in the NFL should be ridiculed. The guy that stunted the development of young players should be….you get the point.

VIDEO: Sileo: 3 Things To Watch For Vs Titans
Dan Sileo breaks down three things to watch for in the Chargers preseason opener Saturday vs. the Tennessee Titans.

AUDIO: Tyrell Williams On Making The Most, Growing With Philip Rivers & Confidence
Chargers wide receiver Tyrell Williams on making the most of an opportunity, growing with Philip Rivers and continuing to build off last season as an undrafted free agent.

A.J. Smith Weighs In On The Joey Bosa Situation
Former San Diego Chargers General Manager A.J. Smith, who has been on the team side of contract holdouts with Philip Rivers, LaDainian Tomlinson, Antonio Gates and others, weighs in on the team’s current situation with 1st Round pick DE Joey Bosa.

LeBron James’s record deal eases Cavs’ stress and fuels ‘Super Team’ dreams – Sports Illustrated
Fresh off the Cavaliers’ first NBA title, superstar LeBron James has another superlative he can add to his name: the NBA’s highest-paid player.

PODCAST: Premier League Preview And Predictions
Who will win the 2016/17 Premier League? Check out the OFFICIAL “Unnamed Soccer Podcast: Premier League Preview” with predictions from groups across San Diego, CA.

Kick Off Aztec Football at Fan Fest
San Diego State University football will host its annual Aztec Fan Fast on Sat., Aug. 13 at Qualcomm Stadium. The event, beginning at 4 p.m., features an equipment sale, practice, scrimmage and on-field autograph session with the team’s seniors.

Big 12 to interview 17 schools about expansion, sources say – ESPN
The 17 schools that will make their presentations to the Big 12 include Cincinnati, Houston, BYU, South Florida, UCF, UConn, Memphis, Colorado State, Boise State, Tulane, Temple, East Carolina, SMU and New Mexico, sources said.

As gold medals stack up, Michael Phelps finding closure at Rio Olympics – Sports Illustrated
In what is expected to be his final Olympics, Michael Phelps is finding more joy, perspective and youth among the gold medals in Rio.

Padres Sign Cuban RHP Ronald Bolanos
The Padres continued their unprecedented spending spree in the international market by signing Cuban right-handed pitcher Ronald Bolanos. They have now signed 8 of the top 30 ranked international prospects this offseason.

The Padres Are Running Like Crazy People – FanGraphs
The Padres are third in baseball in steal attempts per opportunity, and they’re third in success rate. They’re first in baseball in successful steals in high-leverage situations. They rank second in frequency of going first to third on singles. They rank first in frequency of going first to home on doubles. They rank first in frequency of going second to home on singles, so when you put those all together, they easily rank first in getting the extra base. They’re still just 15th in outs made on the bases, so the aggressiveness hasn’t bit them too much. The Padres are a perfect 17-for-17 when trying to steal third or home. The Cardinals, for comparison, are 2-for-7.

Hindsight could prove painful for the rebuilding San Diego Padres – FOX Sports
The Padres are starting over, which leads to a question:

What if they simply had done nothing rather than make a series of costly acquisitions during the 2014-15 offseason?

Padres to use 6-man rotation temporarily – MLB.com
When the Padres signed veteran left-hander Clayton Richard on Saturday, they did so with the primary goal of easing the workload on their young starting pitchers. Richard will begin doing just that on Sunday.

Simone Biles exceeds already soaring expectations at Rio Olympics – Sports Illustrated
Simone Biles achieved new levels of greatness—“Simone Biles great,” as some may say—by winning the Olympic all-around gold medal in Rio, and she did it without a hint of arrogance.

 

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