6/3 Morning Mighty: Kennedy, Alonso lead Padres to victory

San Diego Padres, Yonder Alonson, Will Middlebrooks

Kennedy bounces back with authority vs. Mets – Padres.com
Kennedy (3-5) allowed two runs and struck out eight in six innings as the Padres topped the Mets, 7-2, at Petco Park. It was his first victory since May 6. Hopefully, this marks the end of Kennedy’s roller coaster season.

Stadium talks open, Carson still looms – San Diego Union-Tribune
After meeting with San Diego’s Mayor Faulconer for an hour yesterday, in what was said to be a productive meeting, some details about the Chargers’ plans in Carson were brought to light by the media. Specifically, that the team (along with the Raiders) paid $22 million for an 11-acre piece of land in Carson. Also, according to a lawsuit against the City of Carson, the Chargers started planning their move north all the way back in 2013.

Blatter’s Resignation Threatens Qatar’s 2022 World Cup – BuzzFeed
FIFA President Sepp Blatter was the tiny Gulf State’s main protector. Now sources say leaders of Qatar’s bid committee have been advised not to set foot in the United States, for fear of being arrested in the largest bribery and corruption investigation in sporting history. Could the World Cup be moved to the U.S. instead?

Qualcomm Stadium Still Isn’t ADA Compliant – and It’s Costing Millions – Voice of San Diego
In 2001, the city of San Diego settled a lawsuit with disability rights activists by promising to make Qualcomm Stadium fully accessible to everyone by the following year. But, despite multiple federal court orders and at least $5 million in repairs, the stadium still isn’t fixed. Every year that passes means more money the city has to pay out to make up for the stadium’s inaccessibility.

The Warriors are by far LeBron James’ toughest NBA Finals opponent – SB Nation
Game 1 of the NBA Finals kicks off tomorrow night, and the series is all but guaranteed to be a great one.

PADRES: First Baseman Yonder Alonso Returns To Lineup – Mighty 1090 (Video)
After missing 23 games, Alonso came out swinging early and often as the Padres evened their series with the Mets. He singled to start the second inning, igniting a frame where the Padres scored four runs. He added two more singles and made a nice leaping catch of a Lucas Duda line drive to start the sixth inning.

How a curmudgeonly old reporter exposed the FIFA scandal that toppled Sepp Blatter – Washington Post
Check out the amazing story of Andrew Jennings, a reporter who wrote a book exposing FIFA’s crimes and then didn’t really expect anything more to happen. It was his book that kicked off major investigations and eventually led to arrests and Seth Blatter’s resignation yesterday.

James Shields On Why He Posted A Sign Of Accountability In The Padres Clubhouse – Mighty 1090 (Video)
Watch Padres pitcher James Shields talk about why he hung a custom made sign on accountability and playing better in the Padres clubhouse, the case for Derek Norris and Justin Upton as All-Stars, and signs of optimism.

 

In Marty Caswell’s video below, San Diego Chargers offensive lineman D.J. Fluker throws out the 1st pitch at Petco Park, gets tips from the New York Mets and Bud Black and discusses why it doesn’t matter if he plays at right tackle or guard.

 

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