Padres call-up 4 highly-touted prospects from El Paso

World Team's Manuel Margot, of the San Diego Padres, takes a home run away from U.S. Team's Carson Kelly, of the St. Louis Cardinals, during the sixth inning of the All-Star Futures baseball game, Sunday, July 10, 2016, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Minors: El Paso loses in Triple-A championship game – San Diego Union-Tribune
Walker Lockett allowed the first three hitters to reach base and score, Austin Hedges drove in El Paso’s only run and the Chihuahuas lost, 3-1, to the RailRiders in the one-game Triple-A championship Tuesday night in Memphis, Tenn.

Padres to add several prospects to roster –
Outfielders Hunter Renfroe and Manuel Margot, second baseman Carlos Asuaje and catcher Austin Hedges are on their way to San Diego, Padres manager Andy Green confirmed, following Tuesday’s 5-2 victory over the D-backs.

Dodgers mock Madison Bumgarner with ‘Don’t look at me’ shirts, pose – Sports Illustrated
Some of the Dodgers, including Yasiel Puig, Adrian Gonzalez, Justin Turner and Kenley Jansen, mocked Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner prior to their game on Monday night with shirts that read “#DONTLOOKATME,” and by covering their eyes.

Bumgarner started a benches-clearing scuffle on Monday night when he repeatedly yelled at Puig not to look at him.

AUDIO: DJ Pumphrey: “Coach Knows When I’m Feeling It He Just Gives Me The Ball”
San Diego State Aztecs RB Donnell Pumphrey joined Scott and BR to talk about his big performance vs NIU, getting national recognition for a possible Heisman award, the team getting ranked for the first time since 1994 and his appearance on ESPN.

Phil Kessel throws shade at USA Hockey after loss to Canada – USA Today
The United States lacked game breakers, and Kessel is one of the most prolific scorers born in America. Kessel has 143 goals in the past five seasons, good for 10th in the NHL and fourth among U.S.-born players.

Chargers Sign Versatile RB Dexter McCluster –
The San Diego Chargers have signed versatile veteran running back Dexter McCluster after losing Danny Woodhead to a season-ending knee injury. To make room, the team waived wide receiver Isaiah Burse.

AUDIO: Tyrell Williams: “We Have All The Confidence In The Receiving Room”
Chargers wide receiver Tyrell Williams on his 45 yard TD vs Jaguars, push from Orlando Franklin, confidence among the wide receivers with Rivers and his speed compares to Travis Benjamin

New Chargers’ Stadium Shadow Looms Over Historic Wonder Bread Building – Voice of San Diego
Gay Sinclair, owner of the historic Wonder Bread building, hasn’t spoken publicly about Measure C, which would clear the way for a new joint Chargers stadium and convention center expansion. But she has been privately fuming over the issue since the team first announced its interest in the site in 2009. With the November vote looming, Sinclair is ready to talk.

AUDIO: Peter King: “Think It’s Foolish To Put A Second Team In Los Angeles”
From Sports Illustrated and The MMQB, Peter King discusses the future of the Chargers as well as Mike McCoy and Chuck Pagano.

Miller to airport group: Wake up, take Walton statue – San Diego Union-Tribune
Most who survey the statue dedicated to local icon Bill Walton see bliss and a bike, a local icon with arms stretched wide as if to embrace the San Diego he loves.

The 1,200-pound, bronze tribute immortalizes the man involved in 52 local charities and counting, a person who pours immeasurable time and money into helping thousands rather than resting on the comforts an incredible basketball career provided.

Organizers offered the $200,000 piece of art as a permanent gift to the San Diego International Airport, a pitch-perfect location to greet residents and visitors. The Airport Authority’s Art Advisory Committee – and try to wrap your mind around this one – said thanks, but no thanks.

Let’s hear from Colin Kaepernick critics now – USA Today
So where are they now, the Dilfers, the Uptons, the La Russas and all the other Kaepernick critics? Where is the outrage and the indignation for Terence Crutcher, the unarmed black man who was killed by Tulsa police late last week after he was gunned down and lay bleeding in the street for almost two minutes before anyone went to help him?

Where is the disgust and concern for the death threats Kaepernick has gotten? Where is the acknowledgment that, uncomfortable as these past three weeks have been, these are conversations this country needs to have?

The silence speaks volumes.

Theo Epstein is the mastermind behind the Cubs’ season – ESPN
Theo Epstein walks to and from Wrigley, eats lunch in the empty bleachers and wants Chicago to see the ivy turn red in October. The Cubs president may be nearing middle age, but his love of the game is shining through more than ever.

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