Padres begin search for a new President, CEO

San Diego Padres president Mike Dee on the field before a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in San Diego, Wednesday, June 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Mike Dee out as Padres president and CEO – San Diego Union-Tribune
In a one-sentence statement, the Padres announced “the departure” of Dee from the franchise, ending his tenure after more than three years. No specific reason was given for what was described not as a firing but as a parting of ways, though officials throughout baseball question why Dee would voluntarily step down from the position he held; in his role, he wielded authority over both the Padres’ business and baseball-operations departments.

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Report: Trevor Siemian (shoulder) to start for Broncos vs. Chargers – Sports Illustrated
Quarterback Trevor Siemian will start for the Denver Broncos in their Thursday matchup with the San Diego Chargers after missing a start last week with a shoulder injury, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.

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ACEE: John Spanos needs to chart new course now – San Diego Union-Tribune
The Chargers are a civic treasure and his family’s treasure. More than that, they are John Spanos’ life’s work.

He watches every practice, talks to coaches and players and scouts. He walks the halls and works out in the weight room. He has his finger on the Chargers’ pulse. There has never been a Spanos more involved with the daily workings of the actual football team.

To date, it’s not going well. It’s actually going horribly.

AUDIO: John Lynch: “Broncos Are Better Off With Siemian Just Not Sure If He’s Ready”
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PODCAST: Fights & Pints Episode 014: Ronda Rousey Is Back
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Padres hope Ross is ready for ’17 after surgery –
Tyson Ross started for the Padres on Opening Day in 2016 — and then missed the remainder of the campaign because of right shoulder inflammation. Now, his status for Opening Day next year appears to be in question.

Ross will undergo surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome on Thursday, Padres manager Andy Green confirmed. His recovery time is slated for 4-6 months, and the club remains hopeful he’ll return to full health before next season begins.

PODCAST: Is The USMNT Ready For Mexico?
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SDSU hoops picked to win MW again – San Diego Union-Tribune
San Diego State was picked first again in the Mountain West men’s basketball preseason media poll by an overwhelming margin, just not quite – and we’re splitting hairs here – as overwhelming as the two previous years.

Two years ago, the Aztecs got 34 of 35 first-place votes from the conference’s print journalists and radio/television commentators. Last year, it was 22 of 25.

This year, “only” 23 of 27.

Donald Trump mocks the NFL’s ‘soft’ concussion protocol – For The Win
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Watch: Tom Brady walks out of press conference after Donald Trump question – Sports Illustrated
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