6/9 Morning Mighty: San Diego makes big move in stadium game

Padres rally late to take series opener from Braves – Padres.com
For the second time in three days, the Padres found a way to climb back into a game that looked hopeless once the ball was turned over to the bullpens. When do we start calling them “The Comeback Kids”?

San Diego makes move in stadium game – San Diego Union-Tribune
After announcing that a special election vote could be held in the city of San Diego on December 15th (if the Chargers work with the city officials), Mayor Kevin Faulconer has returned serve and official put the ball back into the Chargers’ court. Now, if they cooperate, he just has to make sure that he can actually make the special election happen.

Scott And BR Commercial Free Uncensored Podcast #2 – Mighty 1090
Scott and BR were knocked off the air by the Padres again yesterday, so they did another podcast for their fans! Scott has major spoilers for Game of Thrones watchers, American Pharaoh made history but how much does it actually matter, and Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s political adviser Jason Cabel Roe joined the guys to talk about Mark Fabiani’s new gripe about a sponsored Facebook post and much more.

San Diego Chargers close to signing an extension with Corey Liuget – Bolts from the Blue
The San Diego Chargers and Corey Liuget are reportedly close to agreeing upon a five-year extension that if completed would pay the defensive lineman $50 million. It seems that the team has decided to work on signing Liuget to an extension before it even considers making offers to Philip Rivers or Eric Weddle.

U.S. survives early scare from Australia to open World Cup with big win – USA Today
The Americans didn’t come out fast and strong as planned. They had to rely on Hope Solo more than they’ve had to all year as Australia kept the game wide open. But, they came away with the win and are atop Group D with three points, ahead of Nigeria and Sweden, who they will face Friday.

Padres take RHP Smith with 51st pick – Padres.com
With the 51st pick in the MLB Draft, the Padres selected a high school pitcher from Florida, 6-foot-4 right-hander Austin Smith, who is from Vista Community High, the same school that produced the Padres’ 2014 first-round pick, shortstop Trea Turner, who went on to star at North Carolina State.

Stevie Johnson Pumped To Be Playing With Rivers – Mighty 1090 (Video)
New Chargers wide receiver Stevie Johnson is excited to be playing with quarterback Philip Rivers, and a strong wide receiver corps led by Malcom Floyd and Keenan Allen. He talked about it with the San Diego media on Monday.

Report: FIFA’s Jack Warner accused of taking $750,000 intended for Haiti earthquake relief
According to a shocking report from The BBC, Jack Warner, the former FIFA vice-president who was one of the 14 indicted on racketeering and bribery charges by the U.S. Department of Justice, once had $750,000 of FIFA funds intended for 2010 Haiti earthquake relief diverted to banks accounts he controlled.

Del Mar will try to lure American Pharoah – San Diego Union-Tribune
Del Mar officials would like nothing more than for American Pharoah’s connections to choose the seaside oval for one of the Triple Crown winner’s next races. But don’t look for Del Mar to move back the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic to lure the colt to the beach this summer. Instead, sponsor money could be added to increase the purse of the Pacific Classic to attract American Pharoah and others to the race.


Hear from Mayor Kevin Faulconer, supervisor Ron Roberts & city attorney Jan Goldsmith on why they feel a special election in December is the best route to keeping the Chargers in San Diego.


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