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ACEE: Chargers say wrong thing to San Diego – San Diego Union-Tribune
Nationally over the past 12 hours, there was a tone of reconciliation struck by leaders after a stunning Presidential election result that followed a bizarre and contentious campaign.

It was hopeful. It was something new.

But here, from the Chargers, it’s the same old bunker mentality. The same if you’re not with us you’re against us crap.

AUDIO: Scott Kaplan: “Dean Needs To Fire Himself”
Measure C failed last night by a wide margin. So what’s next? Scott Kaplan says Dean needs to step down and hire an outsider to run the stadium operation because San Diego simply doesn’t like him.

VIDEO: Dean Spanos Can’t Afford To Make Chargers Fans Wait Around For Decision
How much more can Chargers fans take? After the failure of Measure, why Dean Spanos owes it to his San Diego fans to make a prompt decision on his options and the future of the team in San Diego.

AUDIO: Scott Lewis On Chargers Options, Mayor’s Failure & Why A County Vote Wouldn’t Help
Voice of San Diego’s Scott Lewis on the Chargers’ options after failed measure C, why the Mayor’s late support was a complete failure, why a county vote wouldn’t have helped & when a next vote could happen.

The Evolution of Melvin Gordon – Bolts from the Blue
Last year, Gordon would be content with running up the backs of the line when there was no hole there and hoping he falls forward. It was that or he would pit-pat or hesitate as he’s trying to decide where to go. A no-no with a line as poor as San Diego had. I would say week 1 and this last month, Gordon gone from “let’s see if I can get 3 yards” to “I’m going to get these yards and if you’re in my way I’m running you the hell over.”

VIDEO: Rivers And Flowers On Facing Hot, Well Balanced Dolphins Team
Chargers QB Philip Rivers on why it starts with the Ndamukong Suh and the Dolphins front seven; Brandon Flowers on Miami’s well-balanced offense and how the Bolts young secondary is making the most.

Opposing GMs willing to deal with A.J. Preller – San Diego Union-Tribune
The GM meetings, which end Thursday morning, provided the first occasion for San Diego’s A.J. Preller to mingle with all 29 of his peers since his return from suspension. In a jarring decision announced Sept. 15, MLB banned Preller for 30 days without pay after determining that the Padres withheld medical information in the July trade that sent left-hander Drew Pomeranz to Boston.

Notes: Why the Astros are looking at Brian McCann and other big names – FOX Sports
Only a handful of teams appear interested in adding a third baseman, and the number of trade candidates at that position also could impact the market for free agent Justin Turner.

The Padres are drawing interest in Yangervis Solarte, sources say. The White Sox are listening on Todd Frazier. And while the Rays insist privately that it will be difficult for them to even consider moving Evan Longoria, rival executives say they indeed are open to the idea.

Preller: Extension talks for Myers to begin – MLB.com
At the General Manager Meetings on Wednesday, A.J. Preller noted that the Padres and Myers’ agent will begin discussions on an extension shortly. The 25-year-old first baseman batted .259/.336/.461 with 28 homers and 28 steals in 2016 and was named to his first All-Star team.

VIDEO: Gulls Try To Right Ship Amid Early Season Struggles
Gulls radio broadcaster Craig Elsten caught up with Left Wing Kevin Roy to talk about the team’s struggles this season & how they can right the ship before it’s too late.

Detroit Pistons’ Stan Van Gundy goes off on Trump: ‘Brazenly racist’ – Detroit Free Press
In a six-minute diatribe yesterday, Detroit Pistons Head Coach Stan Van Gundy unloaded on the unconventional candidate who rose from being an underdog in GOP primaries to occupying the most powerful office in the world.

Warriors coach Kerr laments ‘disgusting’ election cycle after Trump win – Yahoo Sports
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr issued a damning verdict on the entire process that led to Donald Trump winning the election to become the 45th president of the United States.

Speaking ahead of the game against the Dallas Mavericks, Kerr said he was dismayed by the 2016 election cycle, which featured a relentless barrage of insults flung between president-elect Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

It echoed the sentiment of Detroit Pistons counterpart Stan Van Gundy, who hours earlier wondered aloud how America could elect a “brazenly racist” Trump.

Doc Rivers on Donald Trump election: ‘Don’t get mad, go do something’ – USA Today
The Los Angeles Clippers coach who has long since become a voice of social reason in the NBA tried to bring a sense of calm to an explosive situation before Wednesday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers, imploring critics of the new President Elect to have faith in the American system. Rivers knows Trump on a personal level, having golfed and dined with him in the past by way of a mutual friend, but made it clear long ago that he was supporting Hillary Clinton in the election.

PODCAST: Unnamed Brewery Tour: Modern Times
Jordan Carruth and Darren Smith preview USA-Mexico at Modern Times in North Park on the Unnamed Brewery Tour. John Strong will call the match on Fox Sports 1 and joins the show to provide his insight.

Jose Fernandez posthumously wins NL Comeback Player of the Year – Sports Illustrated
Late Marlins ace Jose Fernandez has been named the National League Comeback Player of the Year for the 2016 season.

The award was voted on by players days before Fernandez’s death in a boating accident that also killed two friends on September 25. He was 24, making him the youngest MLB All-Star ever to die.


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