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USA, coach Jill Ellis silence doubters with trip to World Cup final – USA Today
The Americans are back in the World Cup final, a game they’ve been itching for since they went home empty-handed four years ago. It’s been 16 years since the Americans, without question the most dominant team in women’s soccer, have won the title, and you can’t begin to imagine how sick they are of hearing about it.
Padres lack punch, held to 1 hit vs. Mariners – Padres.com
Mike Montgomery, coming off a five-hit shutout of the Royals the last time out, allowed his only hit with one out in the seventh as Yangervis Solarte doubled. Montgomery walked four, hit a batter and struck out seven. He became the 12th Major League rookie to throw consecutive shutouts since 1980 and first since Jeremy Sowers of the Indians in 2006.
Jedd Gyorko Returns, Spangenber Placed On 15-Day DL – Mighty 1090 (video)
The Padres recalled Jedd Gyorko from Triple-A El Paso and placed Cory Spangenberg on the 15-day DL with a knee contusion. Gyorko, who struggled with the Padres to start the season, hit .279 (17-for-61) with four home runs in 16 games with the Chihuahuas.
STADIUM TALK: It’s Over for San Diego and Oakland – Bolts from the Blue
The owners of the Chargers and Raiders are meeting with the Mayor of Los Angeles, who is trying to get someone to revive the Farmers Field project. Coincidence?
SDSU commit Jones asks for release – San Diego Union-Tribune
Brodricks “Buddah” Jones, a 4-star recruit from Lawndale High in the Los Angeles area, suddenly and inexplicably asked for his release from the national letter of intent he signed with the Aztecs in November. SDSU coach Steve Fisher confirmed Jones’ request but said he has not formally granted the release, despite reports to the contrary, and the process may take days or even weeks to complete.
Kawhi Leonard agrees to 5-year contract with Spurs – USA Today
The San Antonio Spurs and restricted free agent small forward Kawhi Leonard have agreed to the framework of a five-year, $90 million contract that secures a vital piece of their core, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to USA TODAY Sports.
Scott Miller On If Padres Should Be Buyers Or Sellers At The Deadline – Mighty 1090 (video)
Bleacher Report MLB Columnist Scott Miller discusses the Padres struggles for consistency and if they should be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline a month from now.
Reports: GM Jerry Dipoto Forced Out in Anaheim – Deadspin
Jerry Dipoto has learned an inviolable rule of working for the Angels: get into a power struggle with Arte Moreno’s guy, and you’re not going to win it. According to multiple reports, the Anaheim GM resigned and packed up his office last night.
Arizona Coyotes to move to Las Vegas under new owner – New York Post
The NHL is arranging the sale of the Arizona Coyotes to billionaire William Foley who will move the team to Las Vegas giving it its first major professional franchise, one source said.
Here are predictions on where the top 50 NBA free agents will sign – SB Nation
NBA Free Agency kicked off last night in a whirlwind and will, undoubtedly, continue its hectic pace through the rest of the week. Get ahead of the game by reading these predictions.