8/21 TMM: The San Diego Raiders?

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Final player coming to Padres in Venable deal is named – Padres.com
The Padres haul from the Will Venable trade is now complete with right-handed pitcher Jon Edwards reportedly surfacing as the player to be named later. Edwards, 27, has made 20 appearances out of the Rangers’ bullpen in the last two years, posting a 5.02 ERA through 14 1/3 innings in the Majors.

SDSU releases nonconference hoops schedule – San Diego Union-Tribune
In all, three and possibly four of SDSU’s 14 nonconference opponents appear in ESPN’s preseason Top 25: No. 5 Kansas, No. 12 Cal, No. 13 Utah and No. 20 West Virginia. (SDSU is not ranked.)

Why an NFL to Los Angeles stalemate works – InsideSoCal.com
The Raiders would reportedly be open to trying to relocate to San Diego if they end up the odd team out of Los Angeles, as San Diego’s stadium plan is a significant improvement over what Oakland has offered thus far.

Hedges catching on quickly – Padres.com
Young catcher Austin Hedges has lived up to the hype defensively, and has turned around his offense with the help of Padres hitting coach Mark Kotsay. Now, the question is, what do the Padres do with two starting-quality catchers?

Philip Rivers: “Keenan Allen Is Having His Best Camp” – Mighty 1090 (Video)
Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers on the end of training camp, why Keenan Allen is having his best training camp “and it’s not even close”, the progress of Chris Watt and increased reps for Ladarius Green.

Jen Welter forms special bond with Cardinals in coaching stint – USA Today
The first female coach in NFL history is finding it easy to fit in with the rest of the team, coaches, and specifically the group of linebackers that she’s been tasked with. We’ll see her tomorrow when her Cardinals face the Chargers in Glendale.

Did Chargers Miss Out On Bruce Arians? – Mighty 1090 (Video)
In this week’s Road to Sunday, Joe Tutino and Jay Paris talk Bruce Arians/Mike McCoy, Philip Rivers’ new contract, and the Chargers run game.

STADIUM TALK: Mark Fabiani is right, and has been this whole time – Bolts from the Blue
Scott Kaplan and John Gennaro spent some time, earlier this week, reflecting on Mark Fabiani’s place in the Chargers stadium negotiations. Their conclusion was one that was shocking to everyone, including themselves.

Will Pedro Rodriguez Save Chelsea? – Mighty 1090 (Video)
In this week’s Unnamed Soccer Show, Darren Smith and Jordan Carruth break down Pedro Rodriguez’s transfer to Chelsea and whether or not he will save the English Club’s season.

Tim Howard and DaMarcus Beasley will return to USMNT in September – Stars and Stripes FC
After the Gold Cup failure that saw a veteran roster struggle to make an impact, some wondered if we’d see a revamped roster full of youth be ushered in. That does not appear to be the strategy Klinsmann and his staff has chosen to go with.

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