DAILY LINKS: Aztecs win 3rd straight game, hold off UNLV

Aztecs stay hot, beat Rebels for 10th straight time – San Diego Union-Tribune
SDSU beat its, uh, former rival for the 10th straight time Sunday and 19th in the last 23 meetings, 77-64 at Viejas Arena in a game the Aztecs led for nearly 33 minutes and were rarely threatened. The 10 straight is the longest streak in the 76-game series that goes back 51 years, and the last four have been by an average of 19.3 points.

VIDEO: Aztecs Hold Off UNLV Rally, Win 77-64
San Diego State continued to play its best basketball of the season, winning their third straight game and 10th against UNLV, 77-64.

MLS Stadium Group Reveals More MV Redevelopment Details – NBC San Diego
On Sunday the group led by FS Investors founder Mike Stone and former Qualcomm Executive Steve Altman released an artist’s rendering of what they think the proposed 55-acre River Park would look like.

Along with that photo comes the promise of more information to be shared in a Monday morning press conference where a detailed concept plan for the site is expected to be presented. That plan includes a new stadium to be used by a MLS expansion team and the San Diego State football program … a 55-acre River Park … and a sports and entertainment area with shops and restaurants, kind of like the Gaslamp Quarter in Downtown San Diego.

Jered Weaver signs with San Diego Padres after 11 years with Los Angeles Angels – USA Today
Right-hander Jered Weaver has agreed to a $3 million, one-year deal with the San Diego Padres after 11 seasons with the Los Angeles Angels.

VIDEO: A.J. Preller On Jered Weaver “He Feels He Has A Lot Left And Things To Prove”
Padres general manager A.J. Preller discusses coming to terms with veteran pitcher Jered Weaver, what he brings to the team and the competition for the starting rotation.

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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!

Jered Weaver And The Padres Are The Perfect Sad Pairing – Deadspin
While Weaver projects to be worse on his own than the Padres’ rotation does as a whole, he does offer something important: innings. For all his recent struggles, Weaver has never pitched fewer than 150 innings in any of his ten full seasons in the majors.

VIDEO: Ron Fowler On Message To His Team, Payroll, Rebuilding And Going After Chargers Fans
Padres executive chairman Ron Fowler discusses his message to the team, going through rebuilding, the need for patience and starting pitching and going after abandoned Chargers fans.

Carter Capps’ recent bullpen sparked controversy, but isn’t the finished product – San Diego Union-Tribune
On Wednesday, however, Capps appeared to be taking not one but two small hops. Debates about his pitching motion’s legality once again sprang up on social media and the internet. FanGraphs.com published a blog post entitled “Carter Capps’ Delivery Is New, Still Basically Against the Rules.”

Neither Capps nor the Padres expect any problems in season, namely because his delivery will look like it did back in 2015.

Jimmie Johnson embracing run at history – USA Today
A driver who grew up in El Cajon, Calif., racing motorcycles and trucks in the desert, Johnson said his career aspiration upon joining Hendrick as a rookie in 2002 was one Cup win. He enters this season with 80, which is best among active drivers and seventh all-time.

Home Wreckers – SanDiegoGulls.com
The San Diego Gulls (28-14-2-2, 60 pts.) saw its six-game home winning streak come to an end in a 5-2 loss to the Tucson Roadrunners (22-18-5-0; 49 pts.) in front of a sellout crowd of 12,920 fans at Valley View Casino Center on Saturday night. Tonight’s sellout was the third sellout in club history after the team sold out its game on Jan. 20, 2016 and the inaugural game on Oct. 10, 2015 last season (both 12,920).

Breaking Down the DeMarcus Cousins–Pelicans Trade – The Ringer
The Pelicans now have two top-15 NBA players and the best frontcourt in the league. You could wait a generation to say something like that about an NBA team.

But the real winner here is Cousins. He gets a new start, in a new city, with a new coach, and a new superstar teammate to help shoulder the load. Boogie is no longer the face of a franchise; he is one of the faces of a franchise, and that’s exactly what he needed.

Dustin Johnson dominates Riviera, takes no. 1 spot in world ranking – Golf.com
Dustin Johnson went to No. 1 in the world with a world-class performance at Riviera.

Johnson turned a marathon finish into a Sunday stroll in the Genesis Open. He finished the third round in the morning with a 7-under 64 to build a five-shot lead, stretched it to nine shots at one point in the final round and coasted home to a 71 and a five-shot victory.

Johnson became the 20th player to reach No. 1 since the world ranking began in 1986, ending Jason Day’s 47-week stay at the top.

 

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