DAILY LINKS: Chargers QB Philip Rivers returns to San Diego

VIDEO: Philip Rivers: “It Has Settled In A Little Bit”
Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers on the reality of the move to Los Angeles settling in, what he’ll miss most about San Diego, and, of course, the thought of the San Diego Raiders.

AUDIO: Philip Rivers And Kris Dielman Swap Stories With Kevin Acee
Chargers QB Philip Rivers and former Charger Kris Dielman join Kevin Acee down at the Salute to Champions event on Tuesday evening and reflect on some of their favorite memories.

Philip Rivers: “I will always be playing for San Diego as well” – San Diego Union-Tribune
Listen to Philip Rivers’ heartfelt speech from the 71st annual Salute to the Champions event, held Feb. 21st at the Town and Country Convention Center in San Diego.

AUDIO: Mike Scifres: “We Were Brought Up Under Him (Schotenheimer) And We Learned How To Win Because Of Him”
San Diego Chargers legend Mike Scifres joins Scott and BR down at the Salute To Champions event on this Tuesday afternoon.

Padres considering new way to use SP depth – MLB.com
During the season, the Padres might plan to go through an opposing lineup approximately once with a certain starting pitcher. Then they might replace him with another starter — preferably of a different handedness — in the early innings.

The goal is simple: to quickly negate any matchup advantages in the opposing lineup, or at least force the opposing manager to go to his bench earlier than usual.

Amid backlash, Wiggins stands by controversial WNBA comments – San Diego Union-Tribune
Candice Wiggins refused to back down Tuesday after stirring a national controversy following her assertions that she was mistreated by gay players in the WNBA because she is heterosexual.

Saying her comments “freed my spirit,” Wiggins told the San Diego Union-Tribune that she received positive reaction from those close to her, as well as private thanks from other WNBA players who Wiggins said experienced what she did.

AUDIO: Arash Markazi On Lakers Upheaval And The Return Of Magic Johnson
ESPN’s Arash Markazi discussed the restructuring of the Lakers front office, Magic Johnson’s new role with the team, what it means for Luke Walton and why Kobe Bryant’s agent could be the next general manager.

Why Lakers’ Jeanie Buss fired Jim Buss, Mitch Kupchak – USA Today
To understand why Jeanie swung that hammer so hard, even firing the team’s longtime media relations man, John Black, you have to remember that this was years’ worth of mistrust in the making. With so much emotional distance between Jeanie and her brother, and with that self-imposed timeline that Jim offered in an April 2014 family meeting in which he said he’d step aside if they weren’t contending for a title again this season, the frustration grew with every failing.

VIDEO: Malik Pope Finally Realizing Full Potential For Aztecs
In his third season, Aztecs Junior Forward Malik Pope is finally starting to realize his full potential as a basketball player, especially in the low post where he’s a mismatch nightmare for opponents.

Sources: MLB, union agree to use dugout signal for intentional walk – ESPN
As part of its initiative to improve pace-of-game play, Major League Baseball has approved a change to the intentional walk rule, going from the traditional four-pitch walk to a dugout signal, team and union sources told ESPN’s Howard Bryant.

SoCal fishing community rallies around friend floored by fire – San Diego Union-Tribune
A spark turned to flame near a water heater. A “devil’s wind” as they call it in the dry outpost of Willow Valley, Ariz., near Bullhead City, fanned it. The next thing Gundy knew — and absolutely everyone calls him Gundy — he was standing over a fully-engulfed mattress Jan. 17 in the home he shared with his girlfriend Jessica, hair singed, heat rising.

There’s so much water-soaked detail crammed into his 52-year-old brain that he’s delivered weekly fishing reports to “Let’s Talk Hookup” on The Mighty 1090 for more than a decade. The fire didn’t take that.

Gundy called into the radio show five days after the blaze to offer his weekly report. Skip it? Not a chance.

 

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