DAILY LINKS: Chargers, San Diego enter final round of stadium negotiations

Chargers’ fate up to NFL, other owners – San Diego Union-Tribune
The City of San Diego, along with the county and San Diego State, has made what the Chargers believe is their final collective offer. Significantly, the Chargers believe that money is real, as opposed to the funding proposed early last year.

However, the $375 million those entities say they can provide is more than $100 million less than what the Chargers were seeking. Thus, the message being delivered is that the team’s fate hinges on what further support the NFL can provide – via loan or grant or some other partnership.

VIDEO: Darren & Marty On McCoy’s Firing And Recap Of Spanos & Telesco On The Decision
Darren Smith and Marty Caswell discuss Mike McCoy’s firing and takeaways from Tom Telesco and John Spanos’ press conference on the decision and Los Angeles.

Chargers players get McCoy news, wait for stadium – San Diego Union-Tribune
News travels fast in 2017. After the Chargers announced Sunday that coach Mike McCoy was relieved of his duties, word reached players in various ways. Slauson learned from his wife, who saw the news on television. Stuckey learned in a chance run-in with him.

NFL Black Monday Tracker: Latest coaching vacancies and the best fits for each team – Sports Illustrated
With little margin for error in a loaded AFC West, the Chargers were undone by two factors: 1.) Their inability to finish off close games, and 2.) Horrendous injury luck. Nine of the Chargers’ 11 losses this season came in one-score games, while 19 players—including key pieces like Melvin Gordon, Keenan Allen, Brandon Mebane, Brandon Flowers and Manti Te’o—wound up on injured reserve.

VIDEO: Chargers Players React To Mike McCoy’s Firing
Hear from Philip Rivers, Matt Slauson, Denzel Perryman and Hunter Henry on the firing of Mike McCoy.

Raiders look for new winning formula with QB uncertainty – USA Today
The Oakland Raiders’ winning formula changed the moment Derek Carr suffered a broken fibula last Sunday.

This is no longer a team that can rely on its quarterback, who engineered thrilling fourth-quarter comebacks and explosive plays.

If the Raiders are going to survive losing Carr, they’ll have to do it with a grinding running game, smart and safe play from the backup quarterbacks and a defense still finding its way.

3 thoughts: New Mexico 68, SDSU 62 – San Diego Union-Tribune
Over the last two seasons, SDSU is 18-1 when Pope scores eight or more points, and 18-14 when he doesn’t (or doesn’t play).

The uncertainty, though, is the real killer.

Texas Sweep – SanDiegoGulls.com
The San Diego Gulls (13-11-2-1, 29 pts.) extended the club’s point streak to four games (2-0-1-1) with a 3-1 win over the Texas Stars (15-13-1-1; 32 pts.) on Saturday night to win back-to-back games in Texas. Keaton Thompson (1-1=2) notched the first multi-point game of his career and goaltender Kevin Boyle (2-2-2-0) made 37 saves as the Gulls improved to 11-6-1-1 in their last 19 games.

VIDEO: Chargers Fans Speak Out Against Supporting The Team In Los Angeles
Will San Diego Chargers fans still support and watch the team if they move to Los Angeles? Fans speak out at the final home game of the season plus a look at the team’s possible site in Costa Mesa.

Chargers Stay Mum On Possible L.A. Relocation – CBS Los Angeles
The San Diego Chargers are not talking about the ticking clock, which has 14 days left until a decision must be made as to whether to relocate to Los Angeles.

Team officials held a news conference Monday, and while they talked about hiring a new coach, they did not reveal whether the team would be moving to share the new stadium at Hollywood Park, or be staying in America’s Finest City.

Former MLB catcher Cannizzaro dies at 78 – MLB.com
Chris Cannizzaro, an original 1962 Met and the first All-Star in Padres franchise history, died on Thursday at the age of 78.

The former catcher, who played in the Major Leagues for 13 seasons from 1960-74, had been suffering from lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The Padres acknowledged his passing on Friday.


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