DAILY LINKS: San Diego’s Adam Jones saves Team USA with late-inning HR

Adam Jones comes to rescue again for Team USA – San Diego Union-Tribune
Adam Jones had already played the hero once in the World Baseball Classic. A hometown setting made the stage all the grander when the 31-year-old Morse High School graduate came to the Americans’ rescue again Wednesday night.

His eighth-inning home run tied the game, Eric Hosmer followed with a two-run shot, and the United States escaped their second-round opener with a 4-2 win over Venezuela, the Americans’ second come-from-behind victory of the tournament.

VIDEO: Jones, Hosmer Lead Team USA To 4-2 Comeback Win Over Venezuela
San Diego native Adam Jones and 2016 All-Star MVP Eric Hosmer sparked an eighth inning comeback for Team USA that led to a 4-2 victory over Venezuela.

Watch the 8th-inning HRs that fueled Team USA’s dramatic WBC win over Venezuela – FOX Sports
Team USA was the latest squad to provide some late-inning drama in the World Baseball Classic on Wednesday night. Trailing 2-1 entering the eighth inning of the second-round opener against Venezuela, the U.S. bats finally got to work.

AUDIO: Bob Nightengale: “MLB Is Hoping The WBC Becomes A Little Bit Like An Olympics”
USA TODAY’s Bob Nightengale talks about the World Baseball Classic and why the players enjoy it.

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AUDIO: Nick Stone On Signature Gathering Kickoff, SDSU Dialogue & Questions Regarding Expansion For Football
FS Investors Nick Stone on the signature gathering kickoff, if he’s had feedback from Kevin Faulconer and where they stand on SDSU football and a 40,000 seat stadium.

‘SoccerCity’ signature drive kicks off – FOX 5 San Diego
A group attempting to bring professional soccer to San Diego kicked off a signature drive Wednesday aimed at getting the proposal in front of the city council.

The plan by a group calling itself GoalSD wants to use the Mission Valley property at the site of Qualcomm Stadium.

The proposal includes 55 acres of parkland, a new state-of-the-art stadium for professional soccer and college football, and a sports and entertainment district, all at no cost to taxpayers, according to the group.

The GoalSD team is attempting to collect at least 71,646 valid signatures, which would place the proposal before the San Diego City Council.

AUDIO: If You Build It, MLS Will Come (To San Diego)
Darren Smith explains why he feels San Diego has a strong case to land a Major League Soccer expansion team, assuming that team has a place to play.

VIDEO: Are We Really Going To Wait For The NFL?
Scott Kaplan shares his thoughts on Doug Manchester’s plan for the Qualcomm Stadium site in Mission Valley, and why FS Investors Soccer City plan is the right choice for San Diego.

Keeping It Hot – SanDiegoGulls.com
The Gulls (35-15-3-2, 75 pts.) earned its seventh win in the last nine games (7-1-1-0) in a 3-2 win over the Stockton Heat (26-24-4-1; 57 pts.) in front of 5,567 fans at Valley View Casino Center on Wednesday night. Corey Tropp scored two goals (2-0=2), including his 20th of the season, and notched his team-leading 15th multi-point game of the season and netminder Dustin Tokarski (14-6-1-1) made 36 saves as San Diego won its sixth consecutive game on home ice.

AUDIO: Scott And BR Begin The #FightforSD
Scott and BR have had it with the Chargers’ “Fight for LA” campaign.

Dickerson’s back to be examined by specialist – MLB.com
Padres left fielder Alex Dickerson was sent back to San Diego on Wednesday to have his ailing back checked by a spine specialist, manager Andy Green said at the team’s complex Wednesday.

The ailment resurfaced after Dickerson worked out Sunday, and he was scratched from Monday’s lineup against the Cubs, raising questions about his status for Opening Day.


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