7/16 Morning Mighty: Del Mar Opening Day!

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The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club begins its Summer season today, with what is typically the biggest party in all of San Diego. We’ll be broadcasting on site all day long!

Five things to watch at Del Mar – San Diego Union-Tribune
Del Mar’s summer of horse racing fun starts Thursday with a post time of 2 p.m., followed by the biggest roar for horses this side of Churchill Downs. Here are five things to watch for during what should be an exciting 40-day meeting.

New Stadium Money Gap: Sell Off City Property? – NBC San Diego
Informed sources tell NBC 7 that one approach could be selling off millions of dollars’ worth of city property.

Prime example, and probably the largest readily developable site that would raise the most money? The Valley View Casino Center site, formerly known as the San Diego Sports Arena complex, a relatively under-performing city asset that the Chargers themselves have called for ‘leveraging’ in the past.

What To Look For In Second Half Of Padres Season – Mighty 1090
The San Diego Padres start playing games again tomorrow, and there’s plenty to watch for in the last 72 games of the season.

No, a New Stadium Isn’t Good for the Economy – Voice of San Diego
Public subsidies for sports stadiums do not benefit a region’s economy. The consensus on this point is stunning. A whopping 85 percent (!) of economists believe sports subsidies are bad.

San Diego, Padres Not Shy About Spending Money To Get It Right – Mighty 1090
Jay Paris compares the recent developments of both the Padres and the Chargers, and says that the city (and the local sports fans) have been hoodwinked.

Teardown Artist: How general manager A.J. Preller destroyed the San Diego Padres in a matter of months – Grantland
Preller is expected to reverse course any day now; players like Justin Upton could be traded away for prospects by the time the season resumes after the All-Star break. But you can’t rebuild a franchise as fast as you can torch it. Preller isn’t getting nearly as much talent in a sell-off as he gave up in his reckless attempt to remodel his roster.

Tony Gwynn Jr. On Life, Loss & Joy & His Son Anthony Keith Gwynn III – Mighty 1090 (Video)
Joy has returned to the family of Anthony Keith Gwynn. Nearly a year and a week after the passing of the great Tony Gwynn came the arrival of Anthony Keith Gwynn III.

His father, Tony Gwynn Jr., returned to San Diego during the All Star break to discuss how the Gwynn’s have adjusted to loss, life and the sheer joy of his first born son.

Set the NBA lockout countdown clock. Again. – SB Nation
At a press conference on Tuesday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver offered some fuzzy pro-owner math that adds up to a potential work stoppage in 2017.

Ronda Rousey beats Mayweather for ESPY: ‘I wonder how Floyd feels being beat by a woman for once’ – For The Win
Not all of the ESPY awards are televised on Wednesday night, including the award for Best Fighter. That award was won this year by Ronda Rousey, who beat out a field that included Floyd Mayweather. During an interview with ESPN after she received her award, Rousey called out the boxer.

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