Chargers defense struggles without Bosa in first preseason test

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (2) runs on San Diego Chargers linebacker Nick Dzubnar (48) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Chargers Defense Struggles In 27-10 Preseason Loss To Titans
The bad news from Nashville is that the Chargers’ defense struggled to slow down the Titans’ offense. After the first half, Tennessee’s QBs had completed 80% of their passes (with starter Marcus Mariota finishing the night a perfect 5/5) and their RBs were averaging 10 yards per carry and a touchdown every 9 rushing attempts.

Joey Bosa isn’t the one to blame in contract holdout with Chargers – ESPN
The contract impasse between the San Diego Chargers and first-round pick Joey Bosa is so, well, San Diego Chargers. This is an organization that fed on contentious contract negotiations with high draft picks under the previous CBA.

The Joey Bosa situation is part of a decades-old pattern for the Chargers – Bolts from the Blue
We can see the Chargers (as an organization) have a history of not getting their 1st round picks into training camp on-time. It has afflicted every general manager since Alex Spanos purchased the team: Johnny Sanders, Steve Ortmayer, Bobby Beathard, John Butler, A.J. Smith, and now Tom Telesco. It dates back to long before Ed McGuire joined the team in 1998.

VIDEO: Kaplan: ‘The Raiders Will Eventually End Up In Las Vegas’
Scott Kaplan breaks down why the Raiders will eventually end up moving to Las Vegas.

San Diego Padres: Top 30 Prospects – MLB.com
This list has been updated since the MLB Trading Deadline. Eight of the team’s top ten prospects have been acquire, either via trade or via the MLB Draft, in the last 12 months.

Richard solid, but Padres stifled by Matz – MLB.com
For 7 1/3 innings Sunday afternoon at Citi Field, Mets rookie left-hander Steven Matz chased history. Instead, he settled for the best start of his young career in the midst of a fierce National League Wild Card race.

A dominant Matz held the Padres hitless until the eighth inning in a 5-1 Mets victory. That’s when Alexei Ramirez smacked a clean one-out single, which somehow stayed inside the first-base line and ended Matz’s bid to join Johan Santana as the only pitchers in franchise history to record a no-hitter.

VIDEO: Chargers Center Matt Slauson On Dealing With A Speech Impediment
Chargers center Matt Slauson discusses dealing with stuttering since he was a small child, advice for others and what he seeing in Brandon Mebane.

USOC confirms that Ryan Lochte and three others were robbed – Sports Illustrated
Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte and three of his teammates were robbed at gunpoint Sunday morning, the United States Olympic Committee announced in a statement.

According to the statement, Lochte, along with Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen, had their taxi stopped by individuals posing as armed guards as it traveled to the Olympic Village.

Michael Phelps adamant that he will stay retired – USA Today
“Done. Done. Done,” Phelps said Monday, repeating what he said when he retired after the 2012 London Games. “This time I mean it. We talked earlier in the year and I wanted to come back and finish my career how I wanted. This was the cherry on top of the cake I wanted.”

Usain Bolt provides moment of pleasure for track and field, Olympics with 100m gold – Sports Illustrated
On a night that showcased the good and bad that comes with track and field, Usain Bolt provided joy to the Rio Olympics with a third straight 100-meter victory.

As Giancarlo Stanton exits, stars may align for A-Rod, Miami Marlins – USA Today
In less than 48 hours after Rodriguez played his final game in a Yankees’ uniform, he could be back in baseball again, this time playing for his hometown Miami Marlins.

 

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