8/28 TMM: Sweetwater Valley’s run is over

Sweetwater Valley Little League All-Stars

Sign up to get the Morning Mighty delivered straight to your inbox every morning and you could be throwing out the first pitch at a Padres game!

Join your favorite 1090 personalities for The Mighty 1090 Open at Riverwalk Golf Club on September 25th! Click here for the details and to buy tickets.


Offense held in check as Padres fall to Nats – Padres.com
Joe Ross, the younger brother of Tyson Ross, was traded away by the Padres this last offseason before getting called up to the major leagues. In his first matchup against his old club, he got a quality start and the win.

Sweetwater Valley exits LLWS in extra innings – San Diego Union-Tribune
The Sweetwater Valley Little League all-star team’s glorious run through summer is over. The kids from Bonita and Chula Vista fell Thursday night in a U.S. semifinal game at the Little League World Series, as Pearland (Texas) West walked off with a 9-7 victory in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Keenan Allen On Having His Best Camp; Johnnie Troutman On Optimism For A Quick Return – Mighty 1090 (video)
Johnnie Troutman has seemingly lost his starting job on the Chargers offensive line, but he’s trying to get back as fast as possible, targeting week 3 of the regular season, from surgery on a broken arm in hopes of winning the job back.

SDSU basketball lands star Missouri transfer – San Diego Union-Tribune
Sophomore Montaque Gill-Caesar, a top 50 prospect out of high school, picked the Aztecs over Oregon when transferring from Missouri. One big advantage SDSU had? Gill-Caesar is hoping to model his game after Kawhi Leonard’s, and wants to work with those same coaches.

Usain Bolt attacked by runaway Segway cameraman – SB Nation
After winning yet another race, the fastest man alive had to deal with an out-of-control Segway cameraman. Luckily, Bolt doesn’t appear to be hurt that bad.

Unnamed Soccer Podcast – How Do You Watch Your Club? – Mighty 1090 (audio)
Soccer is finally catching on in America, and it’s growing quickly. However, with the world’s most popular teams on the other side of the world, how fans choose their favorite team and how they go about watching that team is much different from how we’re used to with professional sports. Darren Smith and Jordan Carruth want to hear your story!

Legendary dunker Darryl Dawkins dies – ESPN
Dawkins died Thursday at a hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania, according to the Lehigh County coroner’s office. He was 58, and even though officials said an autopsy would be performed Friday, his family released a statement saying the cause of death was a heart attack.

Road to Sunday: Time To Break Out Melvin Gordon – Mighty 1090 (video)
In this week’s Road to Sunday, Joe Tutino and Jay Paris talk Melvin Gordon, the offensive line’s struggles, and Melvin Ingram’s resurgence as the Chargers get set to take on the Seahawks.

Gulls ramp up activity as season approaches – San Diego Union-Tribune
Thursday’s release of the American Hockey League schedule was a big relief for the San Diego Gulls, especially their marketing department, because they could turn their attention to other details. There are several things to keep team officials busy as they prepare for the franchise’s inaugural season, which is just six weeks away.

The Website MLB Couldn’t Buy – Grantland
Meet Durland and Darvin, the Hummer-driving, rock-and-roll-playing, real-life twins keeping Twins.com in the family and out of Minnesota’s baseball mitt

Del Mar: Check Out The Races Before Season Ends! – Mighty 1090 (video)
Annie Heilbrunn fills you in with all the latest happening at Del Mar this weekend and why you should go before the season ends!



Recently in Morning Mighty

DAILY LINKS: SDSU Aztecs exit top 25 after loss to Boise State

The SDSU Aztecs fall out of college football’s Top 25 after losing at home to Boise State on Saturday, Melvin Gordon leads the Chargers to a win in Oakland, a broken collarbone for Aaron Rodgers changes the entire NFL, Colin Kaepernick hoping to terminate the CBA with evidence of collusion, and more.

DAILY LINKS: San Diego Mayor offers SDCCU Stadium for Chargers-Raiders game

While Oakland deals with fires and poor air quality, the Mayor of San Diego offers to help by hosting the Chargers and Raiders for their Sunday game at SDCCU Stadium. Also, Kyle Kuzma is forcing his way into the Lakers’ starting lineup, the San Diego Gulls’ home opener is tonight, Tony Gwynn Jr. helps breakdown the MLB playoffs, and more.

DAILY LINKS: Former Aztec Stephen Strasburg answers Nats’ call, forces game 5 against Cubs

Thanks to former Aztec Stephen Strasburg’s brilliant start and a late grand slam off the bat of Michael A. Taylor, the Nationals topped the Cubs, 5–0, in Game 4 of the NLDS to avoid elimination, the Yankees overcame a two-games- to-none deficit, and eliminated the defending AL champions Indians, Landon Donovan weighs in the U.S. Men’s National team’s absence from the 2018 World Cup, Scott Kaplan on why you shouldn’t give up on San Diego as a sports town, Rocky Long says he has no plans to leave San Diego State, and more in today’s Morning Mighty!

DAILY LINKS: Heartbreak as USA fails to qualify for World Cup

The U.S. Men’s National Team fails to qualify for the World Cup after inexplicably dropping a match to Trinidad & Tobago, Las Vegas’ new NHL franchise helps the city recover from tragedy, Colin Kaepernick and LeBron James make public statements against the President, the Red Sox fire their manager, and more.

DAILY LINKS: USMNT Faces One Last Obstacle on World Cup Path

A win in soggy conditions tonight would be a big obstacle cleared for men’s USA soccer, Yankees force a winner-take-all Game 5 against the Indians, Dodgers dominate the Diamondbacks on their way to the NLCS, Rocky Long talks about preparing SDSU for Boise State, and more.