6/12 Morning Mighty: Padres prepare for huge Dodgers series

Matt Kemp

Resilient Padres take wild one in 11 at Atlanta – Padres.com
Trailing, 4-1, in the eighth, San Diego rallied for three runs in the frame to tie it and help push the contest to extras. The extra-innings win gave the Padres a split of their four-game series with the Braves and a 4-3 record on their road trip, while returning them to .500 on the season at 31-31.

Padres Ready Themselves For Dodgers; Look To Get Ahead Of .500 – Mighty 1090
After months of inconsistency, the Padres are hoping to turn a corner and gain some ground against the first-place Dodgers this weekend. The Dodgers are only 10-15 on the road so far this year, but took 2 of 3 in Petco Park back in April.

LaDainian Tomlinson: “I’ll Forever Be A San Diego Charger.” – Mighty 1090
LaDainian Tomlinson joined Scott and BR after meeting with the press to talk about being enshrined in the Chargers Hall of Fame and retiring the #21 jersey, and they ended up talking quite a lot about his history in San Diego and how he feels about the team’s possible relocation.

Watch: Matt Kemp tackled by umpire after getting hit by pitch – MLB.com (Video)
In terms of weird things to see on the baseball field, this is right up there with Milton Bradley injuring his knee while being tackled by his Manager, Bud Black. Matt Kemp took a scary fastball up around the head, and was the tackled to the ground by the umpire when he tried to go after the pitcher that threw it. Benches cleared, Kemp calmed down, and nothing happened. I guess the umpire’s tackle and tactics worked?

LaDainian Tomlinson: “I Bleed Blue and Gold” – Chargers.com (Video)
Tomlinson spoke at length with the collected media about his #21 being retired into the Chargers Hall of Fame.

In A New York Minute, Tomlinson Became A Charger – Mighty 1090
Jay Paris tells you why it was a wild road that led LaDainian Tomlinson to San Diego on draft night, and why it was even more wild to cover one of the greatest running backs of all-time and a great guy to boot.

Melvin Gordon gets front-row seat to LT – San Diego Union-Tribune
The Chargers rookie running back and first-round pick sat in the front row of a press conference the team held, commemorating the Nov. 22 retirement of Tomlinson’s jersey and induction into the team Hall of Fame. About 100 people packed the main meeting room at Chargers Park. Few watched as intently as Gordon.

Andre Iguodala, Warriors bounce back to even series with Cavs 2-2 – USA Today
The Warriors needed an inspired effort to avoid a problematic 3-1 deficit and to prove the Finals moment isn’t too big for them. They got it and evened the Finals at 2-2 with the kind of game that got them this far: ball movement, three-point shooting, defense and depth.


In the video below, Darren Smith and Jordan Carruth break down an unbelievable week for U.S. Soccer, and a really strange week for the Tijuana Xolos. This is a must-watch for any fans of the U.S. Men’s National Team (or the Women’s team!).


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