DAILY LINKS: Chargers Move to Los Angeles Almost a Done Deal?

San Diego Chargers owner Dean Spanos

Chargers Move to Los Angeles Almost a Done Deal: Sources – NBC Los Angeles
A plan to move the San Diego Chargers to Los Angeles is almost a done deal, multiple sources tell NBC4’s Fred Roggin.

Chargers owner and chairman Dean Spanos said he would not make a final decision about moving the franchise to Los Angeles until after the season, but NBC4 has learned many of the building blocks are in place.

The Chargers would train in Orange County and there are no plans to rebrand, sources say.

The agreement with the Chargers to lease the as-yet-to-be-built Inglewood stadium has been executed and sources say, soon to be signed. The Rams signed an agreement with the NFL before moving to Los Angeles agreeing to lease space to another team.

Chargers stadium rerun has a few twists – San Diego Union-Tribune
NFL folks are overwhelmingly expressing pessimism about the Chargers’ chances of staying in the city they have called home for more than five decades. The Chargers, in fact, are talking with the L.A. Coliseum board about possibly playing in that venue next season. There is no plan for a new stadium on the table in San Diego.

NFL expands London series to four games in 2017 – NFL.com
The NFL has played three games in London in each season since 2104. All games have sold out. The escalation to four — half of one a team’s home slate — continues to test the saturation level of NFL fandom across the pond.

Padres Dominate Rule 5 Draft – Baseball America
No one has ever dominated a Rule 5 draft like A.J. Preller and the San Diego Padres just did. But then, maybe no one has ever tried.

The Rule 5 draft is an opportunity for teams to take a chance on a high-risk developmental prospect or find a low-cost, low-ceiling addition to the 25-man roster. San Diego used it to restock for winter.

AUDIO: Tony Gwynn Jr. On Winter Meetings And His Upcoming Baseball Camp
Tony Gwynn Jr. joined Darren Smith in-studio to discuss the MLB winter meetings, the Dodgers challenges if they don’t re-sign Kenley Jansen and what kids can look forward to in his upcoming baseball camp.

Rule 5 Draft: Breaking Down Major League Picks – Baseball America
Few unprotected players have more tools than Cordoba—he’s a shortstop with an above-average arm who will probably be able to stay at the position.

PODCAST: Gulls In Flight S2E14: Keaton Thompson
San Diego has won nine of their last ten games, including six straight home wins, four overtime victories and a pair of high-wire finishes with the goalie pulled, extracting two points from a desperate situation. How are the Gulls able to continue their hot play despite six regular injury scratches and a handful of key call-ups?

VIDEO: Corey Liuget On A Rough Two-Year Stretch For The Chargers
Corey Liuget on what the Chargers are playing for, Mike McCoy and dealing with a rough two-year stretch for the team.

PODCAST: Five Clubs Can Win The Premier League
Jordan Carruth and Darren Smith return to the Mighty 1090 podcast center to discuss which clubs can win the Premier League plus a preview of this Saturday’s MLS Cup

Chiefs’ unflinching defense stumps Raiders for control of AFC West – USA Today
If the Kansas City Chiefs ultimately wind up winning the AFC West, they can point to two major defensive stops on a frigid Thursday night at Arrowhead Stadium that got them there.

VIDEO: Why Can’t The Chargers Close In The Fourth Quarter?
Joe Tutino and Jay Paris break down the Chargers upcoming road matchup against the Carolina Panthers, why they can’t close in the fourth quarter, and why you should keep watching this team the remainder of the season.


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