DAILY LINKS: Tomlinson to join Chargers front office

ACEE: Please LT, say no to L.A. Chargers for love of San Diego – San Diego Union-Tribune
Perhaps the best San Diego Charger ever is becoming a Los Angeles Charger of his own free will and for what will be seen by many as, essentially, a mere 30 pieces of silver. LaDainian Tomlinson will join the Chargers as a “special adviser” to Dean Spanos.

AUDIO: John Clayton “LT’s Position Won’t Be The Same As John Lynch But He Wants To Learn The Personnel Business”
ESPN NFL Insider John Clayton joined Scott and BR from the NFL Combine to talk about Ladainian Tomlinson taking a front office job with the Chargers, the release of Jamaal Charles, where he sees Adrian Peterson going, why he likes the Melvin Ingram Franchise Tag and where Tony Romo could end up.

VIDEO: Kevin Faulconer: “(The Breeders’ Cup) Really Is The Super Bowl Of Horse Racing”
Mayor of San Diego Kevin Faulconer, and Hall of Fame Jockeys Gary Stevens and Mike Smith on Del Mar hosting its first ever Breeders Cup.

Blash drives in five to lead Padres over Giants – MLB.com
Jabari Blash homered and knocked in five runs Tuesday, as the Padres rallied for their first Cactus League win, a 9-5 victory over the Giants.

Stating his case for an outfield spot on the Opening Day roster, Blash tied the game with a three-run moonshot into the Giants bullpen in the bottom of the fourth. He tacked on a go-ahead RBI single two innings later.

AUDIO: Lee Jenkins On Padres Prospects & Why UCLA Is Playing Best Hoops In Country
SI’s Lee Jenkins on the young Padres prospects, why some teams just fail at tanking, Lonzo Ball and why the UCLA Bruins are playing the most exciting basketball in the country.

VIDEO: Seniors Matt Shrigley, Dakarai Allen, & D’Erryl Williams Reflect On Time As Aztecs
Wednesday night’s contest vs Air Force will mark the last home game of the 2016-2017 season for the Aztecs, as well as the last time Seniors Matt Shrigley, Dakarai Allen, and D’Erryl Williams will play in front of the home town fans at Viejas Arena.

Sources: Warriors, Durant’s inner circle bracing for tough news on knee injury – Yahoo Sports
The Golden State Warriors are bracing for the possibility that All-Star forward Kevin Durant could be lost for the rest of the regular season – or perhaps longer – with a left knee injury, league sources told The Vertical.

Durant underwent an MRI late Tuesday night to survey the knee damage, and team officials and members of Durant’s inner circle were expressing fear early Wednesday morning that the severity of Durant’s injury could preclude a return to the Warriors’ lineup until before the start of the Western Conference playoffs in six weeks, league sources told The Vertical.

Some close to Durant feared the damage could sideline him even longer, league sources said.

AUDIO: Haney Hong On Concerns For Proposed MLS Soccer Stadium In Mission Valley
Haney Hong CEO of the Tax Payers Association on concerns for proposed MLS Soccer Stadium in Mission Valley

Adrian Peterson will hit free agency after Vikings decline his option – Sports Illustrated
The Vikings will allow Adrian Peterson to become a free agent by declining his contract option, the team announced Tuesday.

Minnesota would have had to pay Peterson $18 million next season if the option was picked up. He will turn 32 on March 21.

AUDIO: Michael McCann On OJ’s “Model Behavior” And Why He’ll Likely Be Paroled This Year
SI legal analyst Michael McCann on why OJ Simpson will likely be paroled this summer, how his arrest record and behavior have helped him and why his NFL pension is immune from civil judgement.

USGA, R&A propose sweeping changes to golf rules in effort to simplify game – USA Today
The U.S. Golf Association — which governs the rules of golf for the U.S. and Mexico — and the R&A — which governs the rest of the world — announced changes Wednesday morning that would simplify and reduce the number of main rules and definitions from 34 to 24. The governing bodies will allow for a six-month comment period with a proposed implementation date of Jan. 1, 2019.


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