DAILY LINKS: Chargers in talks to play in L.A. in 2017

AUDIO: John Clayton: “At The Moment With Nothing Being Done They Have To Seriously Consider LA”
ESPN NFL Insider John Clayton joined Scott and BR to talk about the passing of Rashaan Salaam, why the Chargers possibly moving to LA is real, the Spanos family not wanting to go to LA and the benching of Cam Newton by Ron Rivera.

Mayor, Chargers meet on stadium situation – San Diego Union-Tribune
Mayor Kevin Faulconer discussed San Diego’s pursuit of a new Chargers stadium this week with the team’s point man on the issue, Fred Maas.

The roughly half-hour conversation included a general discussion of the “stadium situation” and Maas reiterating that the Chargers won’t be making any decisions about a possible move to Los Angeles until after their season ends Jan. 1, a Faulconer spokesman said.

Chargers in talks to play at L.A. Coliseum in 2017 – Sports Illustrated
The Chargers franchise has until Jan. 15 to decide whether they will leave San Diego for Los Angeles. With the Rams’ new stadium, which the two teams would share, not scheduled to be ready until 2019, the Chargers will need a temporary home in the interim.

To use the Coliseum, the stadium’s commission would have to adjust its lease with USC, which runs the facility, to allow a second NFL team to use the arena.

EDITORIAL: Jahleel Addae Should Not Play Football Anymore – Bolts from the Blue
Jahleel Addae is the best safety on the Chargers roster, but he plays with reckless abandonment of his own health, his teammates’ health, and the other team’s health.

VIDEO: Melvin Gordon On Milestone, Oline Consistency And If Chargers Offense Is Pressing
Chargers running back Melvin Gordon on reaching 10 rushing touchdowns, the impact of a consistent offensive line and if turnovers are caused by a pressing offense.

Gulls Win Dramatic OT Thriller – SanDiegoGulls.com
The San Diego Gulls (11-6-1-0; 23 pts.) extended their home win streak to six games in a row with a thrilling 4-3 overtime victory over the Bakersfield Condors (8-8-2-0; 18 pts.) in front of 5,556 fans at Valley View Casino Center.

Stefan Noesen tied the game with 9.3 seconds left in regulation and Chris Wagner scored the game-winner in overtime as San Diego earned its ninth win in the last 10 games.

VIDEO: What Would A Win Vs Houston In The Las Vegas Bowl Mean For The Aztecs?
What would a win vs Houston in the Las Vegas Bowl mean for the Aztecs football program? Head Coach Rocky Long weighs in.

San Diego Padres Rumors: Possible Destinations for Solarte – FOX Sports
Rumors about a trade involving Yangervis Solarte are not new. However, now that December has come, these rumors are beginning to heat up. The latest reports indicate that the Padres are in discussions with different teams regarding the 29-year-old third baseman.

MLB Trade Rumors has reported that the Los Angeles Angels are talking to the Padres about Solarte. Due to their needs in the infield, the native of Venezuela is a possible fit.

Diamondbacks To Sign Fernando Rodney – MLB Trade Rumors
The Diamondbacks have agreed to a one-year deal with free agent reliever Fernando Rodney, Jon Heyman of FanRag writes. Rodney will receive $2.75MM guaranteed, plus considerable incentives, and he’ll open the year as the Diamondbacks’ closer. Heyman had previously tweeted that the Diamondbacks and Padres were in talks with Rodney, who is an Octagon client.

AUDIO: Jay Paterno: “The Story Should Be About These Kids”
Son of the late Joe Paterno tells us about seeing Penn State win the Big Ten, why the Sandusky case didn’t impact their Playoff chances and his father’s legacy.

The future is now for the Red Sox after dealing prospects for Chris Sale – Sports Illustrated
In case you missed it, the Red Sox also traded for a terrific reliever, right-hander Tyler Thornburg. Boston traded seven players in all – three to the Brewers for Thornburg, plus four prospects to the White Sox for Chris Sale.

Rashaan Salaam, Heisman winner from S.D., dead at 42 – San Diego Union-Tribune
Rashaan Salaam accomplished the improbable, rising from playing 8-man football at La Jolla Country Day to becoming the fourth San Diegan to win the Heisman Trophy in 1994.

On Monday night at a neighborhood park in Boulder, Colo., where Salaam played college football for the University of Colorado, the 42-year-old was found dead. In an interview with USA Today, Salaam’s mother, Khalada, said Boulder police told her they suspected suicide and found a note.


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