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San Diego Padres catcher Derek Norris is injured trying to tag Adrian Beltre

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Padres lose Norris, Kelley in painful 7th inning – Padres.com
It was a night that interim manager Pat Murphy called very unusual, with three different Padre players sustaining in-game injuries and a successful steal of home by Elvis Andrus, as San Diego fell to Texas 8-6 on Tuesday night.

Josh Johnson Could Play For Padres Before Season Ends; Jankowski Named To AZ Fall League – Mighty 1090
Could Josh Johnson pitch an inning in a Major League game before 2015 is over? It’s very possible … Plus, Travis Jankowski is named to the Arizona Fall League — but will he play?

Chargers Down to 75 Players After Four Moves – Chargers.com
There were no real surprises in this round of cuts, except perhaps that CB Chris Davis is still dealing with concussion issues two weeks after taking a big hit against the Cowboys.

Melvin Gordon On Calming It Down & Why It Feels Like Freshman Year In College – Mighty 1090 (video)
Melvin Gordon and Philip Rivers talked with the media yesterday after Saturday’s preseason game against the Seahawks, and it sounds like they’re both eager to get the regular season started.

My Thoughts on Playing Guard (by D.J. Fluker) – Chargers.com
How does D.J. Fluker feel about being asked to change positions, moving from Right Tackle to Right Guard? Find our from the man himself as he wrote this article about it on the team’s website.

Chargers WR Javontee Herndon Is One To Watch Thursday; Rivers Okay With Getting “Bumped” – Mighty 1090 (video)
The final preseason game isn’t for the team’s starters or backups, it’s for the guys on the fringe of the cut list that are looking to make a statement. Javontee Herndon is looking to do exactly that against the San Francisco 49ers tomorrow night.

Sony Altered ‘Concussion’ Film to Prevent N.F.L. Protests, Emails Show – New York Times
So much for that new Will Smith movie finally bringing to like the horrible ways in with the NFL has tried to hide evidence of CTE, it sounds like the filmmakers are trying to make sure that the league ends up happy with the finished product.

Dzubnar Could Be Chargers’ Next Gachkar – Mighty 1090
The Chargers lost one of their best special teams players, and backups, when Andrew Gachkar signed with the Dallas Cowboys this offseason. Luckily for them, they may have found someone that can fill his shoes.

USD sees only upside to playing SDSU – San Diego Union-Tribune
The USD Toreros may be nothing more than a pseudo-preseason matchup for the SDSU Aztecs, a warmup game for the rest of the season, but that doesn’t mean that USD isn’t getting anything out of playing their crosstown rivals.

Unnamed Soccer Show Podcast #2 – Mighty 1090 (audio)
The Unnamed Soccer Podcast with Darren Smith and Jordan Carruth shows some love for the English Premier League fans that reside in San Diego, and Darren recounts his journey to watch a match with those fans last weekend.

SquadCast: We Don’t Hate Melvin Gordon – Mighty 1090 (audio)
Ben Higgins and John Gennaro spend most of the time this week talking about the San Diego Chargers’ backfield, how the team (maybe) screwed up the first round draft pick and what expectations should be for this group going forward.

Kelvin Herrera, Alex Rios infected as chickenpox hits Royals’ clubhouse – The Kansas City Star
Read the weird story about how the chickenpox, which most of us already had when we were children and will never get again, may be the only thing that can slow down the steamroller that is the 2015 Royals as they head towards the playoffs.

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