DAILY LINKS: Will the Raiders move to San Diego?

Sources: Financial giant Goldman Sachs backs out of Raiders’ stadium deal – ESPN
The Raiders’ proposed move to Las Vegas was dealt another blow Tuesday afternoon when investment bank Goldman Sachs withdrew its financial support for the project, sources told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne.

The news comes a day after billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson angrily withdrew from the Raiders’ stadium deal. Adelson had previously committed $650 million to get the $1.9 billion project completed but announced the removal of his stake in a statement on Monday.

AUDIO: Lorenzo Neal: “They Should Have Never Been The L.A Chargers, I’m Disappointed”
Chargers legend and now host at 957 the Fan in the Bay, Lorenzo Neal joined Hank and BR to talk about Ladainian Tomlinson making the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Chargers relocation to Los Angeles and who he likes in Super Bowl 51.

ACEE: San Diego a possibility if Raiders bust in Vegas – San Diego Union-Tribune
The chances are admittedly slim, but San Diego officials are clearly intrigued by the possibility of becoming an NFL town again sooner rather than later.

In the wake of Tuesday’s news that the Raiders’ bid for Las Vegas is in peril, Mayor Kevin Faulconer spoke with an NFL official to let the league know the city is eager to engage when appropriate. Multiple sources said another person representing the city exchanged calls with a Raiders official, though it is not clear whether the sides spoke.

AUDIO: Adam Caplan “I Think San Diego Will Get Another Team”
NFL Insider Adam Caplan on Raiders Las Vegas debacle, why he feels San Diego will one day get another team and the 49ers curious hiring of John Lynch Jr. as their general manager.

SDSU goes retro in win over Wyoming – San Diego Union-Tribune
Viejas Arena was about two-thirds full for the 8 p.m. tip, and students showed up in equally small numbers as Saturday, when an 80-game regular-season sellout streak ended after about 700 failed to collect free tickets.

The W jumped the Aztecs (12-9, 4-5) over Wyoming (14-9, 4-6) into sixth place in the Mountain West. To go higher, they’ll have to do something they’ve done only once this season: win on the road, where they’re 1-5. Three of the next four are away from Viejas Arena, starting with Fresno State on Saturday afternoon.

PODCAST: Gulls In Flight S2E19: First Half Review
The AHL All-Star Break is winding down, and the San Diego Gulls entered the break as the hottest team in the league. Winners of eight of their last nine and with points in 13 of 14 games overall, the Gulls have surged from seventh to third place in the AHL Pacific Division, and they enter the second half within striking range of the division leaders.

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The Breitbard Hall of Fame, established in 1953 by Robert Breitbard, honors athletes who have excelled athletically in San Diego or who are native San Diegans and have achieved athletic fame elsewhere. Make sure you get your tickets to this year’s Salute to the Champions dinner!

As a Muslim player at the Super Bowl, Mohamed Sanu can’t avoid immigration ban debate – Sports Illustrated
Even by simply turning away questions about the U.S.’s new restrictions on immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, Mohamed Sanu was singled out by his religion at Super Bowl Opening Night.

Brent Musburger signs off for the last time: ‘What a road we’ve traveled together’ – For The Win
Brent Musburger did his final sign-off last night. He thanked viewers for their time and invited everyone to “share a cold one, and maybe a win or two” at his new place in Las Vegas

 

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