DAILY LINKS: Soccer fans hungry for MLS in San Diego

Soccer fans seem hungry for MLS in San Diego – San Diego Union-Tribune
San Diegans may have a much clearer picture of MLS’s intention on Monday.

A press conference has been scheduled on the flight deck of the USS Midway Museum. In attendance will be most of the major players who would push the MLS project forward, including Mike Stone, the leader of the potential local ownership group, FS Investors, MLS Commissioner Don Garber, Mayor Kevin Faulconer, and former mayor Jerry Sanders, president and CEO of the Greater San Diego Chamber of Commerce.

The group is expected to provide further detail about Stone’s plan to buy up to 80 acres of the 166-acre Qualcomm Stadium property and build a $200 million, 30,000-seat stadium by March of 2020. The MLS team would share the stadium with San Diego State’s football team.

3 thoughts: Colorado State 78, SDSU 77 – San Diego Union-Tribune
Still, given the circumstances, is there any reason to rush Cheatham back on the floor? At 11-9 overall and 3-6 in the Mountain West, the lone chance for salvation this season doesn’t arrive until March at the conference tournament. The 10 games before that are relatively meaningless.

‘Celebrate San Diego’ Rally Set For February 11 At Petco Park
Local sports teams, elected officials and community leaders are joining forces on the Celebrate San Diego Rally, to be held Saturday, February 11 at Petco Park’s Park at the Park. The free public celebration will feature special appearances by athletes and leaders who call San Diego home, including Padres Hall of Famers Trevor Hoffman and Randy Jones, Padres Manager Andy Green, former Chargers Nick Hardwick and Rolf Benirschke, San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman, San Diego Gulls Head Coach Dallas Eakins, and many more.

Rahm’s Farmers win hits home for Tim Mickelson – San Diego Union-Tribune
Tim Mickelson is invested in Jon Rahm. Has been for a while.

He recruited him sight unseen as a 17-year-old out of Barrika, Spain. He nurtured him as a two-time Ben Hogan Award-winner at Arizona State. His Sun Devils program rode him into the national spotlight.

Yet the decision to follow Rahm into his pro career as a coach-turned-agent was validated well before Sunday’s 61-foot eagle putt on Torrey Pines South’s 18th secured the 22-year-old Rahm’s first PGA Tour win in just the fifth start of his first full season.

Tour Confidential: Will Tiger Woods rebound in Dubai? – Golf.com
Tiger is so far from contending with his current game that I say making the cut is a great week for Woods. Tiger can say he shows up to win, but that golf swing and two-way miss isn’t winning anything right now. Get to the weekend, play in tournament conditions for four days and reassess, but a made cut is a win right now for Tiger Woods.

49ers hire John Lynch as GM on six-year deal – Sports Illustrated
The 49ers have hired FOX Sports NFL analyst John Lynch as their next general manager on a six-year deal, the team announced on Sunday.

Lynch, 45, spent 15 seasons with the Buccaneers and Broncos as a safety before retiring in 2008. He went to nine Pro Bowls and was named First Team All-Pro twice.

Trump’s immigration order a hurdle for Los Angeles’ 2024 Olympic bid – USA Today
Before the 2016 presidential election, officials within the U.S. Olympic community were very concerned that a Donald Trump presidency could damage the chances of Los Angeles to win the right to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.

Their worst fears already are being realized.


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