DAILY LINKS: Raiders secure new Vegas stadium financing

AUDIO: JT The Brick: “There Was Never A Doubt The Raiders Would Get The Financing They Needed”
Fox Sports Radio and Raiders.com podcast host JT the Brick joined Scott and BR to talk about the news of the Raiders locking up their needed finance from Bank of America for their stadium in Las Vegas and this months NFL Owners meetings.

Source: Raiders secure new Vegas stadium financing from Bank of America – ESPN
The Oakland Raiders informed the NFL’s finance and stadium committees today they had received a commitment from Bank of America to finance their proposed $1.9 billion, 65,000-seat domed stadium in Las Vegas, sources told ESPN.

As such, the team remains on course to apply for formal relocation to Southern Nevada at the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix March 26-29, a league source said, with 24 of 32 owners needing to approve the move.

AUDIO: Philip Rivers: “I Believe We Can Get It Done In These Next One, Two, Three, Four Years”
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers gives his thoughts on the team this season and if they can win it all.

Jered Weaver feeling good after Padres debut – San Diego Union-Tribune
In the Padres’ 6-5 victory, Weaver struck out a batter and didn’t walk one. A scout in attendance clocked his fastball between 80 and 83 mph, a reminder that the veteran will have to rely on anything but velocity, but his delivery looked relatively easy.

VIDEO: Tony Gwynn Jr. On Following Dad To The Padres Broadcast Booth “He’d Be Pretty Proud”
Tony Gwynn Jr. on following his Pop’s footsteps to the Padres broadcast booth, what he learned most about the business from him and why it was time to come home.

Margot’s knee swollen, but injury not serious – MLB.com
The Padres believe center fielder Manuel Margot won’t be sidelined for long by his knee injury.

Margot, the club’s top prospect, left Sunday’s game against Cleveland with left knee soreness after he slipped while exiting the batter’s box.

Where Bolts played, is higher ed the answer? SDSU raises caution, hope – San Diego Union-Tribune
To the same public square where Chargers Chairman Dean Spanos camped with hands out, only to get drubbed at the ballot box, proxies of San Diego State University have tip-toed with mitts extended.

They seek for SDSU the whole 166-acre Qualcomm Stadium site, for conversion into a west campus as a sister site to cramped digs on Montezuma Mesa.

AUDIO: Steve Fisher: “Are We Capable Of Winning 4 In A Row? Absolutely. Will We? We’ll Find Out In A Hurry.”
SDSU Head Basketball Coach Steve Fisher joined Scott and BR to talk about the teams loss to New Mexico, Wednesday night’s play in game vs UNLV and if he can see his team winning the Mountain West Tournament.

New partner joins initiative to get MLS team in San Diego – KUSI
Another partner has joined FS Investors, the La Jolla group’s initiative for its Soccer Stadium Plan and Development in Mission Valley.

He’s Landon Donovan, otherwise known as Mr. Major League Soccer.

Donovan is the best soccer player in the history of the L.A. Galaxy, and the all-time leading scorer for the U.S. National Team. He brings star power to help get this initiative approved.

U.S. Soccer Orders All Players To ‘Stand Respectfully’ For National Anthem – The Huffington Post
A recent amendment to U.S. Soccer Federation regulations requires all players to “stand respectfully” when the national anthem is played at games.

The change came after Megan Rapinoe, currently a U.S. Women’s National Team member, protested inequality in America by kneeling while the song played before at least three matches last year.

 

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