DAILY LINKS: SDSU expects sizeable crowd against #19 Stanford

San Diego State expects sizeable crowd against No. 19-ranked Stanford – San Diego Union-Tribune
A big win over Arizona State, a big performance from running back Rashaad Penny and top 25 opponent in No. 19 Stanford provide all the ingredients for a large crowd Saturday night at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium.

AUDIO: Shawne Merriman: “This Is Not The Same Chargers”
Shawne Merriman discussed why it’s not the same old Chargers team that came up short versus the Broncos, what went wrong on the blocked field goal and why the Chargers are finally getting the Melvin Ingram they drafted.

VIDEO: Dan’s Den: What We Learned From LA Chargers First Game
Dan Sileo breaks down the positives and negatives from the LA Chargers first game of the season, a 24-21 loss to the Broncos in Denver. Plus, did the game do enough to resonate in the Bolts new market?

AUDIO: John Clayton: “The League Has To Be Concerned…Preseason Attendance Was Embarrassing”
NFL Insider John Clayton joined Hank, CS and BR to to recap week 1 in the NFL and how concerned the NFL is about attendance in Los Angeles for the Chargers and Rams.

Coryell among four Chargers nominated for Hall of Fame – San Diego Union-Tribune
Four men with ties to the San Diego Chargers are being considered for enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Don Coryell, Leslie O’Neal, Lorenzo Neal and Marty Schottenheimer are among the 108 modern era nominees for the Hall’s Class of 2017, which were announced Tuesday night.

AUDIO: Michael Clay: “Rivers Hasn’t Been Top 12 Since 2013 So It’s Not Like He’s A Fantasy Star By Any Means”
Our Fantasy Football expert from ESPN, Michael Clay joins Sileo on Tuesday morning to recap Week 1 and get you all set for Week 2 of the season.

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USC says 4-0 mark vs. Texas is correct as NCAA voided Trojans’ participation in 2005 season – ESPN
USC and Texas will play this week for the first time since the Longhorns, led by Vince Young, beat the Trojans, led by Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart, 41-38 in the Rose Bowl to win the BCS national championship after the 2005 season.

It was one of the most memorable college football games in history.

That’s why USC’s official game notes caused a stir this week: They list the Trojans as 4-0 all time against Texas, while acknowledging that one loss — in that Rose Bowl — was vacated because of NCAA penalty.

In 2010, the NCAA found USC committed what it referred to as “agent and amateurism violations” involving Bush, and part of the penalty for the football program included the “vacation of regular and postseason wins” from the 2005 season.

The loss to Texas, of course, does not fit that criteria.

AUDIO: Sam Darnold: “I’ve Wanted Revenge Since I Was A Kid”
USC quarterback Sam Darnold discussed a big win over Stanford, scouting report on their defensive front, why he’s waited years for revenge versus Texas and which guest he wants most on his podcast.

Wood struggles early, Padres blanked by Twins – MLB.com
The Twins clubbed a season-high seven homers to back another strong outing by Kyle Gibson in a 16-0 win over the Padres on Tuesday night at Target Field. Minnesota increased its lead for the second American League Wild Card spot to two games over the Angels.

Shohei Otani Is Noah Syndergaard and Paul Goldschmidt Wrapped Into One—and He’s Coming to MLB – The Ringer
For years, baseball observers—and teams—have been looking forward to the winter following the 2018 season, whose free-agent class will include a bevy of superstars: Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, still in their mid-20s, and Clayton Kershaw, who could exercise an opt-out clause in his contract with the Dodgers.

But news on Tuesday night suggests that the upcoming winter could be just as dramatic, adding an element of mystery to the free-agent circus. Two-way Japanese star Shohei Otani, a 10-tool player, reportedly plans to come stateside to play in Major League Baseball next season.

Ronda Rousey mum on future plans, praises Shayna Baszler for WWE Mae Young Classic run – MMA Junkie
Since her 48-second TKO loss to Amanda Nunes last December at UFC 207, Rousey (12-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) has remained silent on whether she’ll return to the UFC. In fact, she hasn’t spoken on the record about her future until Okamoto sneaked in a question near the end of his 2 minutes with her.


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