DAILY LINKS: Padres begin youth movement as camp opens

Padres begin youth movement as camp opens – MLB.com
With one of the youngest rosters in baseball set to report to Peoria, Ariz., this week, the Padres are looking at the next month and a half as a chance to ingrain a winning philosophy throughout the organization.

Gone are veterans Derek Norris, Tyson Ross and Jon Jay. In their place, youngsters like Austin Hedges, Luis Perdomo, Manuel Margot and Hunter Renfroe will be asked to step up.

Celebrate San Diego Rally was Great! – Gaslamp Ball
One fan tells his story about heading to Petco Park on Saturday for the Celebrate San Diego Rally and gets excited for future iterations of the event.

AUDIO: Ron Fowler “We’ll Be As Good As Our Starting Pitching Can Get Us To Be”
Padres chairman Ron Fowler on playing like dirt bags, why the team will be as good as their starting pitching and what kind of research and feedback he’s done on the brown uniforms.

How To: Spring Training 2017 – Gaslamp Ball
Want to head to Peoria for some Padres Spring Training? Here are some tips on where to stay, what to do, and how to keep yourself from getting sunburnt!

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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!

Aztecs fans: Be excited — and cautious — about Nevada rout – San Diego Union-Tribune
Tread lightly, Aztecs followers. Be excited about Sunday, but remember that the lesson this team teaches you is to temper confidence. Don’t over-react. Don’t buy into the highs – at least not until they’re strung together like tournament-caliber pearls.

The week in Las Vegas isn’t about dominating one team for one game. It’s about the grind. It’s about the gas tank, mentally as well as physically. It’s about tomorrow and the tomorrow after that.

AUDIO: Bill Parcells: “Look At The Numbers And On That Basis, Terrell Owens Is Absolutely A Hall Of Famer”
Hall of Fame Coach Bill Parcells says T.O. is a Hall of Famer but is also one of the most difficult players he coached plus talks Bill Belichick and Tom Brady.

Report: Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather agree to terms on mega-match – USA Today
Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather have allegedly settled on terms for a multimillion-dollar boxing match, a British tabloid reported on Tuesday.

The bout could be announced within the next two weeks and both fighters have agreed to the financial details for the fight, The Sun reported, citing a source close to McGregor.

Are SD pols letting sports angst cloud judgment? – San Diego Union-Tribune
Lately on local sports-radio shows, some hosts talk as if they know something the rest of San Diego doesn’t.

They say it looks like City Hall will green-light a soccer stadium development plan for the Qualcomm Stadium site.

Short of painting the outcome as a fait accompli, they imply the deal will happen although hard details of the plan may not emerge until this week.

The predictions come just two weeks after plan supporters, including elected officials, made the rounds of the stations, notably 1090 AM.

NBA D-League to become NBA G-League with new Gatorade partnership – Sports Illustrated
The NBA Development League will be renamed the NBA Gatorade League (NBA G-League) as part of a multiyear partnership between the NBA and Gatorade, which will begin with the 2017-18 season.

This is the first deal between a U.S. professional sports league and an entitlement partner.

AUDIO: Terrell Davis: “The Road That I Had To Take Made Me Into The Man That I Am Today”
Newly inducted NFL Hall of Famer and San Diego native Terrell Davis joined Scott and BR on Monday afternoon just a couple of weeks after being voted into the NFL Hall of Fame.

 

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