DAILY LINKS: SDSU gets a close win at Utah State

SDSU hangs on to win at Utah State – San Diego Union-Tribune
The box score will show that the Aztecs got 21 points from Trey Kell, had just nine turnovers and held Utah State to 36.7-percent shooting in the second half. The standings will show they are 15-10 overall and above .500 in the Mountain West (7-6) for the first time.

What it won’t show is that this is the exact kind of game they have been losing – taking an early 11-point lead, blowing it, going ahead again and calmly (although barely) milking the clock to zeros. Now they’re 2-7 in games this season decided by six points or less.

Padres reliever Capps on track for ’17 opener – MLB.com
Capps is on pace to pitch in games by the second week of March, putting him in line to reach his lofty goal. It’s somewhat rare for pitchers to return from Tommy John surgery in fewer than 14 months, and he’s ahead of schedule by industry standards.

VIDEO: Carter Capps On Unusual Delivery, His Personality & Why Andy Green Once Yelled At Him
Padres pitcher Carter Capps discussed his unusual delivery, why Andy Green once yelled at him, his personality and what’s happened to his hair .

Padres will experiment with options for CF – MLB.com
In Manuel Margot and Travis Jankowski, the Padres boast two of the best defensive center fielders in baseball — a duo that will spend plenty of time sharing the outfield this year.

So who plays center when they’re both in the lineup?

Maybe neither.

Tiger Woods told by doctors to ‘just stay horizontal,’ agent says – Golf.com
Back spasms not only kept Tiger Woods from playing at Riviera, they forced him to withdraw from a news conference.

Woods, the unofficial host of the Genesis Open, pushed his new conference back until Wednesday and then canceled it. The tournament said in a statement that after getting daily treatment the last four days, Woods was advised by doctors to limit all activities.

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ACEE: Manchester’s NFL proposal needs clarity, urgency – San Diego Union-Tribune
Local developer Doug Manchester told NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell via letter earlier this month that he has “assembled a powerful group of associates” who will develop the land on which Qualcomm Stadium sits and privately finance “a new 70,000-seat stadium and surrounding development.”

A town that couldn’t keep an NFL franchise is evidently now teeming with possible ways to develop the land the Chargers abandoned.

There are no specifics contained in the letter, and Manchester declined comment Tuesday.

Add the proposal to the list of projects that could maybe possibly perhaps might someday become an actual something on the city’s most valuable piece of real estate.

VIDEO: What Does “The Letter” Mean For San Diego?
Scott Kaplan weighs in on “The Letter”, and what exactly it means for the city of San Diego, and the future of the Qualcomm Stadium site.

Chargers stand to lose linebacker – San Diego Union-Tribune
Melvin Ingram is a free agent coming off his best NFL season. Should the Los Angeles Chargers put the franchise tag on him, or risk losing him in a bidding war?

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The voice of the Gulls, Craig Elsten breaks down the team’s torrid hot streak to the top of the Pacific Division in the AHL.

 

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