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Murphy learning on the fly at helm of Padres – Padres.com
It’s a wonderful opportunity, yet also a terribly difficult one — parachuting into a clubhouse of a team that has underachieved and fallen short of expectations this season. The learning curve is steep. The game might be the same as in El Paso or Tempe or South Bend, but there’s far more to the job than lineup construction or knowing when to pull your starter.

Del Mar braces for American Pharoah – San Diego Union-Tribune
Only Baffert and owner Ahmed Zayat know where American Pharoah next will race, but one thing is certain: The son of Pioneerof the Nile will van to Del Mar on July 13 and train here for his next race. And when asked about the TVG Pacific Classic, Baffert didn’t rule it out, giving his usual mantra that the colt will let him know when he’s ready to go. “We’re on his schedule now,” he said.

Jerry Attaochu Reflects On Year Two Transition & Absence Of Vets Freeney, Johnson – Mighty 1090 (video)
Outside linebacker Jerry Attaochu is ready for a bigger role with the Chargers as he enters the second year of his young career.

Report: Phil Mickelson linked with illegal $3 million gambling scheme – USA Today
A report from ESPN’s Outside the Lines on Monday has linked golfer Phil Mickelson with a nearly $3 million sports-betting scheme tied to an “illegal gambling operation” based outside the United States. The report, which is based on court documents and various sources, notes that Mickelson has not been charged for his alleged involvement nor is he under federal investigation, but adds the man who reportedly handled his money pled guilty last week.

Germany is formidable foe, but it’s not unbeatable – USA Today
Nancy Armour explains how Team USA can change up their strategy to have a fighting chance against the dominant Germany team in today’s game.

Join Scott & BR today, as they broadcast from the Tilted Kilt downtown and host a watch party for the USA vs. Germany matchup in the Women’s World Cup! The fun starts at 3pm.

Tensions return between Angels’ front office, manager Scioscia – FOX Sports
At the end of the 2012 season, Angels owner Arte Moreno resolved the tension between general manager Jerry Dipoto and manager Mike Scioscia by retaining both and forcing them to keep working together.vNearly three years later, that tension is back and far more pervasive, extending to the Angels coaches and even the players, according to major-league sources.

Kings Terminate Mike Richards’s Contract Under Mysterious Circumstances – Deadspin
The offseason hits are piling up for the Los Angeles Kings. Four days after center Jarret Stoll pleaded out his case after being arrested in Vegas for possession of ecstasy and coke, the Kings have terminated center Mike Richards’s contract for a “material breach.”

Conor McGregor makes UFC 189 prediction: Calls for KO ‘four minutes of the first round’ – MMA Junkie
Conor McGregor has been consistent about making predictions for his bouts during his rise to contender for the UFC featherweight championship. Most famously, McGregor predicted he would stop Dustin Poirier and Diego Brandao in the first round (he delivered on both) and that he would knock out Dennis Siver in under two minutes (it took until 1:54 of Round 2). While McGregor (17-2 MMA, 5-0 UFC) has not been hesitant to make predictions that he’ll knock out Jose Aldo (25-1 MMA, 7-0 UFC) in their highly anticipated UFC 189 main event, he got into specifics during an appearance on ESPN’s SportsCenter.





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