Chargers mourn death of minority owner Pernicano

A San Diego Chargers helmet sits on the field  before an NFL preseason football game between the San Francisco 49ers and San Diego Chargers, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Chargers mourn death of minority owner Pernicano – San Diego Union-Tribune
George Pernicano, one of the five original Chargers minority owners and a longtime San Diego restaurateur, died Thursday at his home in El Cajon, the football team announced. He was 98.

AUDIO: Nick Canepa: “You Talk About One Of A Kind? There Is No Other George Pernicano. He Was The Only One.”
Nick Canepa of the Union Tribune, “The Godfather” of San Diego Sports, joins Kevin Acee on this Thursday evening to reflect on his friend and former Chargers partner George Pernicano (pictured above courtesy of the San Diego Union Tribune) who passed away earlier today at the age of 98.

VIDEO: Road To Sunday – Raiders Rising, Chargers Choking
Joe Tutino and Jay Paris break down the Chargers matchup against AFC Rival Oakland, why the Raiders are on the rise, and why the choking Chargers are going to have a hard time winning on Sunday.

AUDIO: Daniel Jeremiah “You Can’t Replace Jason Verrett”
NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah on losing the irreplaceable Jason Verrett, what positions are most important in the draft & the only scenario Chargers should contemplate trading Rivers.


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Melvin Gordon On Losing Verrett, Facing The Raiders & Why He’s Ticked About His Fumble
Chargers running back Melvin Gordon on losing another key player, facing Khalil Mack and the Raiders defensive front and why he’s ticked about his fumble against the Saints.

AUDIO: Lance Alworth: “In Order To Play This Game Well You Have To Be Emotional”
Pro Football Hall of Fame and Chargers Ring of Honor member Lance Alworth joined Scott and BR to talk about his great career as a San Diego Charger.

Organization looking ahead in Padres Futures Game – San Diego Union-Tribune
As hoped, Hunter Renfroe’s welcoming party personified an organizational shift in philosophy from inspired-yet-flawed attempts to win in the short-term toward more feasible plans to build a winner from within. At the heart of those designs was an unprecedented spending spree on amateur talent that has turned a barren farm system into one of the game’s best, much of which the organization will trot out for a sneak peak in Friday’s Padres Futures Game.

Sources: NBA, union optimistic new CBA deal likely finalized within several weeks – Yahoo Sports
The NBA and NBPA each have until Dec. 15 to exercise an opt-out clause of the current 10-year deal that was reached in 2011, but sources on both sides believe that a new deal will be in place prior to that date.

An agreement will eliminate the possibility of a work stoppage in 2017.

Francona summons Andrew Miller early, and Indians hold off Red Sox in ALDS – USA Today
Miller hadn’t pitched before the sixth inning in almost four seasons. This year, while dominant, the Indians only used him before the seventh once in his 26 appearances for the team after they acquired him from the New York Yankees in July. He already had an indication that he should be ready at any time, that although Francona hadn’t given him specifics, he knew to be prepared.

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