DAILY LINKS: Chargers’ future is cloudy with Philip Rivers in concussion protocol

Chargers’ future is cloudy with Philip Rivers in concussion protocol – Los Angeles Times
Chargers offense that has struggled to move the ball and score consistently was dealt a significant blow on Monday when Philip Rivers was placed in concussion protocol, an injury that could snap the veteran quarterback’s streak of starting 194 consecutive regular-season and playoff games since 2006.

AUDIO: Hank Bauer: “I’d Like To See Philip Experience Another Organization”
Hank Bauer called Chargers Jaguars he joined Scott and BR to recap the game and talk about the future of Philip Rivers.

Sources: Padres have discussed free agent Eric Hosmer – San Diego Union-Tribune
The Padres, who hope to vie for a postseason berth in the near future, have discussed the possibility of pursuing top free-agent first baseman Eric Hosmer, sources told the Union-Tribune.

The news, which was first reported by Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, comes as a surprise, though the Padres are preparing for a significant payroll hike in 2019, if not next year. In theory, Hosmer, 28, will remain in his prime when the Padres’ competitive window opens. And while San Diego should begin reaping the benefits of a loaded farm system in 2018, outside help will certainly be needed to make a playoff run within the next few seasons.

Dodgers, Padres to play series in Mexico – MLB.com
The Padres and Dodgers will play a three-game regular-season series this coming May in Monterrey, MLB announced on Monday. The games, which will take place May 4-6 at Estadio Monterrey, mark the first regular-season contests in Mexico since 1999.

Padres to add right-field video board to Petco Park – San Diego Union-Tribune
The new video board will sit above the seats in right field, occupying about two-thirds of the space currently belonging to three billboards. It will display the same information as the larger left-field video board, which debuted in 2015. The latest project, which will be ready before the 2018 season opener, will cost more than $2 million.

 

VIDEO: Aztecs MBB: “We’ve Been Preparing For ASU Since We Lost To Them Last Year”
Aztecs head coach Brian Dutcher, Malik Pope, and Jeremy Hemsley on preparing for a tough ASU team on the road.

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The Rematch: Dan “Bonecrusher” Sileo vs. Scott Kaplan
Dan “Bonecrusher” Sileo & Scott Kaplan are back at it for another wrestling showdown.

NFL owners reportedly threaten to punish Jerry Jones over Goodell lawsuit – CBS Sports
Even Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ power has limits. Six owners on the compensation committee, following a Monday conference call, have given Jones a cease-and-desist warning less than two weeks after Jones reportedly threatened to sue the league and the owners on the committee, reports the New York Times’ Ken Belson.

AUDIO: Jason La Canfora: “Goodell Has The Support Of 28 NFL Owners…What Does Jerry Jones Think He’s Gonna Do?”
Don’t miss NFL insider Jason La Canfora, who joined Jim Rome on Monday morning and broke down the situation that’s brewing between Jerry Jones and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Boise State, Fresno State in drivers’ seats for Mountain West Championship Game – San Diego Union-Tribune
Fresno State holds the tie-breaker advantage over the Aztecs by virtue of a 27-3 win when the teams played last month at SDCCU Stadium.

Fresno State would have to lose both its remaining games — Saturday at Wyoming and at home next week against Boise State — and SDSU would have to win both of its games in order for the Aztecs to win the division.

Trump asked Chinese leader to help resolve case involving UCLA basketball players – Los Angeles Times
President Trump has asked China’s leader, Xi Jinping, to help resolve the case involving three UCLA basketball players being detained at a hotel in Hangzhou for allegedly shoplifting.

China is “working on it right now,” Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One on Tuesday afternoon, just as his plane was about to take off from Manila, the final leg of his 12-day trip to Asia.

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