Mayor Faulconer endorses Chargers stadium measure

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Faulconer endorses Chargers stadium measure – San Diego Union-Tribune
Mayor Kevin Faulconer is endorsing the Chargers stadium ballot measure after reaching agreement with the team on a series of new financial safeguards and other concessions.

Support from Faulconer, who was easily re-elected in June and has strong ties to the local business community and other powerful interests, could boost the measure’s chances of success on Nov. 8.

Philip Rivers: “You Try To Laugh To Keep From Crying, Literally”
The Chargers blew a fourth quarter lead, a 13-point lead to be exact, and lost to the New Orleans Saints 35-34.

“It seems like each loss we say, ‘I don’t know if it can get any tougher than that,’” Philip Rivers said. “Then somehow we find a way to top each one. This one is really unlike any other than I can remember in the way it happened.”

Time for Chargers to make change already – San Diego Union-Tribune
Asked after the Chargers lost another fourth-quarter lead en route to losing another game whether he could state unequivocally that McCoy would not be fired this week, Telesco said, “We’re going to come in and work our asses off tomorrow.”

VIDEO: Bolts Follow Same Script In Another Meltdown Loss
What went wrong in the Chargers 35-34 loss to the New Orleans Saints? Well, the same thing that’s taken them down in previous, squandered fourth quarter losses. Themselves.

2017 Draft order: Twins to pick No. 1 overall – MLB.com
After the Twins, the next four selections go to the Reds, Padres, Rays and Braves. The D-backs had the No. 1 pick in 2015, but the Braves are the only team in the top five who picked that high last June. The Phillies are still in the top 10, picking at No. 8 overall.

VIDEO: Wil Myers Wants To Be A 30-30, Gold Glove First Baseman
Padres first baseman Wil Myers reflects on his first, full healthy season in the big leagues, what he learned, goals of becoming a 30-30, gold glove first baseman, and the bright future of the Padres.

Enberg says farewell following final broadcast – MLB.com
Fifty-one years ago, Enberg received his first full-time broadcasting gig at KTLA in Los Angeles, and since then, he’s called 42 NFL seasons, 71 major tennis championships, 15 NCAA basketball title games, 10 Super Bowls, nine Rose Bowls and the 1982 World Series.

Vin Scully signs off for final time – Sports Illustrated
After more than 9,000 games, 21 no-hitters and three perfect games, Vin Scully called the final game of his 67-year career for the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Giants in San Francisco on Sunday.

Klinsmann calls 23 players for historic friendly against Cuba
U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has named 23 players to the roster that will train in advance of the historic meeting against Cuba. The team begins gathering Sunday in Miami.

The first friendly between the nations on Cuban soil since 1947 kicks off at 4 p.m. ET at Estadio Pedro Marrero in Havana. The match will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and UniMas.

LeBron James: Why I’m endorsing Hillary Clinton – Business Insider
“I support Hillary because she will build on the legacy of my good friend, President Barack Obama. I believe in what President Obama has done for our country and support her commitment to continuing that legacy.”

Red Sox pull out stops for David Ortiz: Number retired, bridge named in honor – USA Today
The 50-minute ceremony had a bit of everything. The president of the Dominican Republic, the governor of Massachusetts and the mayor of Boston. Solid gold bats and walking boots. A seven-figure charity donation. A retired number. Famous Red Sox alumni. World Series trophies. Flash cards in the stands. Bridges and streets named in his honor. Fellowship programs in his name.

Even a virtual pardon by the commissioner’s office for a positive drug test.

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