DAILY LINKS: Aztecs beat Cal in Sacramento

San Diego State Aztecs guard Trey Kell, left, is congratulated by teammate Zylan Cheatham, after scoring and getting fouled during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against California in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. Kell made the free-throw to complete a three-point play as San Diego St. won 77-65. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

SDSU beats Cal in Sacramento – San Diego Union-Tribune
If you looked at the final statistics but not the final score, you wouldn’t expect it resulted in a 12-point Aztecs win. They shot 36.9 percent, were outrebounded 50-37, made fewer free throws (22 to 26) and had their bigs in foul trouble most of the night.

But Cal shot 32.1 percent – the fourth straight time they haven’t topped 40 percent against SDSU – and made only 17 baskets. And the Aztecs had just five turnovers to the 16 for the Bears.

AUDIO: Rocky Long: “As Soon As We Started With 99 Yards To Go I Decided To Go For Two If We Scored”
SDSU Head football coach Rocky Long joined Scott and BR to talk about his decision to go for two vs Wyoming, why he decided to pass during the attempt and the upcoming MWC Championship game.

VIDEO: Chargers Return To Practice Without ‘Anchor’ Brandon Mebane
Jose Bosa and Dwight Lowery on returning from a long bye week, and the loss of NT Brandon Mebane to season-ending IR.

Chargers and the San Diego Blood Bank Host 38th Annual Blood Drive – Chargers.com
Fans will get an opportunity to meet some of their favorite Chargers at the San Diego Blood Bank’s 38th annual Chargers Drive on Tuesday, Nov. 22 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Town & Country Convention Center in Mission Valley.

The event will feature continuous entertainment, refreshments and an opportunity for autographs from Chargers players and the Charger Girls. Kevin Acee will be broadcasting live on The Mighty 1090 from the Blood Drive from 12p-3p, with Scott and BR taking over from the Blood Drive from 3p-6p!

AUDIO: Dontrelle Inman: “You Can Make Mistakes When (Keenan Allen, Danny Woodhead) Are Out There…When They’re Not, You Have To Be Perfect.”
Chargers WR and HOST of the “Stars N Strikes” charity event at East Village Tavern & Bowl joins Kevin Acee on this Monday evening.

Seven titles might not be enough for Johnson – San Diego Union-Tribune
If there was a Mount Rushmore of stock car racing, Petty, Earnhardt and Johnson would be the first three faces carved in stone. The fourth could be Jeff Gordon, or David Pearson, or Cale Yarborough.

The point is that El Cajon native Jimmie Johnson — whose roots are in dirt bikes and off-road racing — is now inarguably one of the three greatest competitors in the history of his sport.

U.S. Soccer Parts Ways with Jurgen Klinsmann – U.S. Soccer
U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati announced today that Jurgen Klinsmann has been relieved of his duties as head coach of the U.S. Men’s National Team and Technical Director for U.S. Soccer.

Klinsmann began his tenure as head coach on July 29, 2011, and compiled a 55-27-16 record during his tenure. In 2013, he led the team on a record-setting 12-game winning streak, the longest in program history. The 16 victories and .761 winning percentage in 2013 are all-time U.S. MNT records for a calendar year.

Hoffman seeks Hall of Fame push – MLB.com
If historical trends are to be believed, it’s a matter of “when” and not “if” Trevor Hoffman will be enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

The legendary Padres closer received 67.3 percent of the vote when his name appeared on the ballot for the first time a year ago — just shy of the 75 percent threshold needed for enshrinement in Cooperstown.

Laser pointers seemingly aimed at Texans players in Mexico City – USA Today
Houston Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler was targeted with a laser pointer during the second quarter of Monday night’s game against the Oakland Raiders at Estadio Azteca.

Several green flashes appeared on the field as the game was deadlocked 10-10, with a beam appearing to have been deliberately aimed at Osweiler and reflecting off his helmet.

 

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