7/22 Morning Mighty: Padres lose brawl with Giants

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Padres sunk by Giants’ three homers – Padres.com
Chris Heston took a no-hitter into the sixth inning Tuesday and the Giants hit three home runs on their way to a 9-3 victory over the Padres at Petco Park.

Steve Fisher Pleased With SDSU Offseason – Mighty 1090
Steve Fisher is on the recruiting trail and Jay Paris talked with him about what he likes this offseason, as well as some of the hardships SDSU has faced in battling for recruits.

Padres pitcher Thayer throws gum at Giants’ Sanchez after admiring grand slam (VIDEO) – FOX Sports
The bat flip has its proponents, but most pitchers overtly oppose the histrionic gesture, as we were reminded in the Padres-Giants game on Tuesday.

With the Giants already leading 5-0 in the sixth, Giants catcher Hector Sanchez launched a Dale Thayer fastball into the right field bleachers for a grand slam. Sanchez, along with everyone else in Petco Park on Tuesday night, knew the ball was gone right when he hit it, and took his time to admire his masterpiece, capping it off with an emphatic bat flip. Thayer took exception to the theatrical display and chucked his gum at Sanchez while he trotted up the first-base line.

L.A. law firm challenges San Diego’s EIR for new Chargers stadium – CBS8.com
In a 34-page letter addressed to Senior Planner Martha Blake and dated Monday, lawyer Douglas Carstens urged the city to reissue a document called a “Notice of Preparation,” and for city officials to “develop a full understanding of the environmental consequences” before constructing a stadium.

Unnamed Soccer Show – USA, Mexico Take Different Paths To Gold Cup Semi’s – Mighty 1090 (Video)
Darren Smith and Jordan Carruth break down how the United States and Mexico have played thus far in the Gold Cup, and what each team will need to do to advance for a showdown in the final.

Diamondbacks trade rumors: Padres inquired on Ender Inciarte – MLB Daily Dish
The San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks talked during spring training about a trade for outfielder Ender Inciarte and second baseman Aaron Hill, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

The interest for Inciarte is apparently back, as Preller and the Padres recently inquired on him again. And it’s no surprise that teams would want the 24-year-old outfielder.

NFL players mull freeing agents from future contract negotiations – USA Today
As Seattle Seahawks left tackle Russell Okung prepares to negotiate his next contract without an agent, he’ll have support from the NFL Players Association and a group of his peers who are exploring ways to help others do the same.

Scott & Annie – American Pharoah, Listener Party & More At Del Mar! – Mighty 1090 (Video)
Want to see Triple Crown winner American Pharoah? Scott and Annie tell you how, and preview the upcoming Mighty 1090 listener party in this week’s Del Mar update!

Derek Norris Nominated for 2015 MLB Heart & Hustle Award – Friarwire
The reliable and hardened backstop of the Padres can stand a little bit taller this afternoon as catcher Derek Norris was named the Padres’ winner and nominee for the 2015 MLB Heart & Hustle Award on Tuesday.

Becky Hammon should be on every list of potential NBA head coaches – SB Nation
The San Antonio Spurs made history last season when they hired WNBA great Becky Hammon to be the first full-time assistant coach in the NBA. This summer, Hammon was given the keys to the Spurs’ Summer League squads in Utah and Las Vegas. All she did was lead San Antonio to a Summer League title in Vegas.

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