6/25 Morning Mighty: Are San Diego sports teams cursed?

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Kennedy surrenders slam and Padres can’t rebound – Padres.com
Padres starter Ian Kennedy (4-6), who entered the game with a 10-4 record and a 2.42 ERA lifetime against the Giants, retired the first six batters he faced before San Francisco amassed five runs in the third inning. Posey’s fourth career grand slam was a towering fly into the left-field seats on a 2-2 changeup.

Sources: Kings talking to Lakers about DeMarcus Cousins trade – Yahoo Sports
The Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings exchanged possible frameworks of a trade centered on All-Star DeMarcus Cousins on Wednesday and discussions could intensify on Thursday, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Padres’ real problem? San Diego’s curse – San Diego Union-Tribune
Either the San Diego Padres and the San Diego Chargers have an awful lot of bad luck to deal with, year in and year out, or the city’s sports teams are cursed and will never accomplish anything until the curse is broken.

Denzel Perryman Talks Defense, Rookie Pranks, Speed Of Game And More – Mighty 1090 (Video)
The second-round draft pick chats with Annie about acclimating to the defense, rookie pranks, his budget for the big veteran dinner and more.

Dean Spanos’ perspective on Chargers stadium search – Bolts from the Blue
When it comes to the stadium negotiations, Dean Spanos has a lot on his plate, and not a lot of time to figure it out. Let’s take a moment to see things the way Dean might see them. Maybe he actually can’t afford to stay in San Diego.

New Chargers OT Barksdale moonlights as a rock guitarist – FOX Sports
On the field, he’s earning starter’s reps along head coach Mike McCoy’s new-look line. But away from Chargers Park, he’s more Joe Satriani than Barksdale. The 6-foot-4 LSU product owns four guitars and has a fifth tattooed on his arm. He’s a student of Detroit-area rocker Nick Behnan and a huge fan of Jimi Hendrix — he even played “Voodoo Child” and other Hendrix hits at his wedding in March.

John & Annie: Mike McCoy And Pat Murphy Facing Similar Circumstances – Mighty 1090 (Podcast)
John Gennaro and Annie Heilbrunn had some time to kill while at the Mighty 1090 offices, so they turned on the microphones and talked about the Chargers and the Padres. The result was nearly an hour of insight, opinions, and some questioning of the head coaches of both of the local professional franchises.

LeBron James won’t recruit Kevin Love back to Cleveland, per report – SB Nation
The Cavs can extend a five-year, $100 million contract to free-agent Kevin Love if they chose to, but it would likely result in a massive luxury bill for owner Dan Gilbert. What’s even more interesting is that, according to Cavs beat writer Chris Haynes, LeBron James doesn’t plan on recruiting Love back to the Cavs.


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