DAILY LINKS: Wil Myers aims for 40 HRs, 40 steals

San Diego Padres' Wil Myers, left, tosses his bat after striking out to end the top of the fifth inning of a baseball game as St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina jogs off the field Monday, July 18, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Armed with lessons from ’16, Wil Myers aiming for 40-40 season – San Diego Union-Tribune
In 2017, Myers has his sights set even higher. He hopes to join Alfonso Soriano, Alex Rodriguez, Barry Bonds and Jose Canseco as the only members of the 40-40 club. No one has gained entrance since Soriano hit 46 home runs and stole 41 bases in 2006.

VIDEO: Wil Myers On Leadership, Goals & Why Padres Have Exciting Young Clubhouse
Padres first baseman Wil Myers on leading by example, why he’s shooting for a 40-40 season and why he thinks the Padres have an exciting, young clubhouse.

MadFriars’ top 20 Padres’ prospects for 2017 – FOX Sports
General Manager A.J. Preller, in his third year at San Diego’s helm, has weathered a few controversies but also built a consensus top five system which should get even better with high draft picks this year and next.

In addition to being given a relatively open checkbook by ownership – a courtesy his predecessors were not provided – over the last 18 months Preller also peddled veteran players for quality prospects, many of whom have generally performed better than public expectations at the time of the deals.

Hunter Renfroe open to giving center field a look – San Diego Union-Tribune
Hunter Renfroe is widely expected to start in right field on opening day, but until then, the Padres could have him take a few test runs in an adjacent location. Manager Andy Green has said he will experiment with deploying Renfroe in center field, with speedsters Travis Jankowski and Manuel Margot flanking him in the corners.

VIDEO: BR: Two Padres Players I’m Most Excited To Watch This Year
Billy Ray Smith is pumped for the return of baseball season, and he’s especially excited about watching these two young players develop at the big league level.

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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!

AUDIO: Dan McSwain On Dueling Plans For Mission Valley & Which Makes Most Sense For San Diego
UT’s business columnist Dan McSwain discussed the competing plans for the Qualcomm site, which makes the most sense for San Diego and why the FS Investors plan could be the most viable.

USD falls at BYU again, now 0-7 in Provo – San Diego Union-Tribune
In a list of USD’s men’s basketball team’s favorite places to travel, Provo, Utah, will not rank anywhere near the top. There was last year’s 91-33 embarrassment at the Marriott Center, the worst loss in USD history.

Thursday night in Provo, it was more of the same. The Cougars ran up and down the court at 4,551 feet altitude, gassed the Toreros and walked off with an 82-70 victory before 13,440. USD is now winless in seven trips to BYU.

AUDIO: Steve Lappas: “Steve Fisher Has Done One Of The Great Rebuilding Jobs In The History Of College Basketball”
Steve Lappas from CBS Sports Network will be on the call for the SDSU – UNLV game this weekend and he joins Scott and BR for a little preview of that contest.

Penguins forward Sidney Crosby notches 1,000th NHL point – Sports Illustrated
Sidney Crosby became the 86th player in NHL history to score 1,000 points with an assist against the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday.

The top pick in the 2005 NHL draft, Crosby reached the milestone in 757 games—the 12th fastest player to do so, quicker than ex-Penguin Jaromir Jagr, who’s closing in on 2,000 points. He’s well off the pace of Pittsburgh franchise owner Mario Lemieux, who took just 513 games to hit the mark.

PODCAST: Gulls In Flight S2E21: Gulls On TV/Bob Ferguson
The San Diego Gulls are on fire, winners of nine of their last ten, 14 of 16 and with standings points in 19 of their last 21 games! Join Craig Elsten and B.J. MacPherson for this week’s look back at a three-game Pacific Division road trip, plus two big home wins over Bakersfield and Iowa.

Jets CB Darrelle Revis charged with assault, robbery after altercation – USA Today
New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis was charged Thursday with aggravated assault, robbery, conspiracy and making terroristic threats after his alleged role in an altercation in Pittsburgh over the weekend.

Revis faces five charges in total, with two counts for aggravated assault. All are listed as felony counts except for making terroristic threats, a misdemeanor.

 

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