Aztecs fail to crack AP Top 25 preseason poll

San Diego State running back Donnel Pumphrey runs the ball during the first half of a NCAA college football game against Bosie State Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Aztecs can’t crack AP Top 25 preseason poll – San Diego Union-Tribune
The first poll of the 2016 season was released on Sunday morning and the Aztecs were not among the nation’s top 25 teams as selected by the writers who comprise the poll. SDSU was listed sixth among “others receiving votes,” the equivalent of No. 31 with 46 points.

Chargers Lose Cumberland, Clark for Season –
The Chargers feared the worst when Jeff Cumberland and Donavon Clark were carted off the field in Friday night’s 19-3 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.

Those fears were confirmed on Saturday as Head Coach Mike McCoy announced both players would miss the 2016 season. Cumberland tore his Achilles late in the first half while Clark suffered an ACL injury in the third quarter.

Chargers Win Field Goal Fest 19-3 Over Cardinals
Josh Lambo hit four field goals, and was good from 48 and 50 yards. While it was a solid night for Lambo, it was just as much a reminder that the San Diego Chargers offense has yet to get going.

ACEE: Park View rolls on because players know roles – San Diego Union-Tribune
The team was built with roles in mind. Camarillo said there were a couple dozen players talented enough to make the team. Half the roster was voted in by Park View’s players, the other half by the managers. With the seven spots the adults chose, they went with a mix of pitching, speed, power and defense.

Rookie talent on display in rout of D-backs –
Perdomo allowed just an unearned run and five hits over seven impressive frames, leading the Padres to a 9-1 victory over the D-backs in the series finale. A Rule 5 selection during the offseason, Perdomo continues to cement his status as a piece of the Padres’ rotation in 2017 and beyond.

Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold – USA Today
Twelve years after their bronze finish in the Athens Games sparked so much change in the national program, and a decade after a bronze finish in the FIBA World Championship in Japan had Mike Krzyzewski’s tenure as Team USA coach off to an inauspicious start, their run of perfection continues. With the win, Team USA — this 2016 version that was led by Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Paul George and all the rest — has won 52 consecutive games in FIBA play (24 in the Olympics).

Kobe Bryant launches $100 million venture capital tech fund – Sports Illustrated
Some of Kobe Bryant’s investments include website The Players Tribune, videogame designer Scopely, LegalZoom, a legal-services company, and a home-juicing company called Juicero.

Are Bosa talks affecting stadium vote? – San Diego Union-Tribune
Nick Canepa says that the current war over contract language between the San Diego Chargers and 1st Round draft pick Joey Bosa will not have any effect on the team’s ability to get voters to approve their downtown NFL stadium plan.

Breaking down what some countries pay Olympians for earning medals – USA Today
The U.S. Olympic Committee’s Operation Gold program awards bonuses for medals in Olympic and non-Olympic years, and it’s the Games that provide the biggest payday. Gold medals net athletes $25,000 apiece, and silver and bronze earn them $15,000 and $10,000, respectively.

That means for his six medals here, Michael Phelps will receive $140,000 in bonuses from the USOC. Simone Biles will get $110,000 for her four golds and bronze.

Wrestling Bronze Medal Match Ends In Controversy; Mongolian Coaches Strip In Protest – Deadspin
The 65kg freestyle wrestling bronze medal match between Uzbekistan’s Ikhtiyor Navruzov and Mongolian Ganzorigiin Mandakhnaran ended in controversy as Ganzorigiin was assessed a penalty for celebrating his victory early, costing him the victory. A subsequent penalty point came after the Mongolian coaches began stripping on the mat in protest.

Investigation raises questions about Rio cops, Lochte incident – USA Today
Seven days after an incident that will in part define the Rio Olympics, details are becoming clearer about what happened during a gas station encounter between four U.S. swimmers and security guards, and not everyone has concluded Ryan Lochte and his teammates are entirely in the wrong or that the account offered by Rio authorities is entirely accurate.


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