DAILY LINKS: Padres will be last team to make their pitch to Shohei Ohtani

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AUDIO: Ron Fowler: “AJ Preller And His Team Have Put Together A Very Strong Proposal For Otani”
Executive Chairman of the San Diego Padres joins Sileo on Tuesday morning for an offseason report as the Padres are getting ready for the 2017 Winter Meetings. What does AJ Preller’s contract extension mean for the organization? How are the Padres approaching Japanese superstar Shohei Otani?

Padres will be last team to make their pitch to Shohei Ohtani – San Diego Union-Tribune
So much about the frenzied courtship of Shohei Ohtani has been unclear. Another question arose Tuesday: Is the Japanese free agent saving the best for last?

The Padres are the only team among seven finalists that has yet to make a pitch to Ohtani in Los Angeles. That meeting presumably will take place today.

VIDEO: Dan’s Den: Rashaad Penny, Aztecs Deserve Better
Dan Sileo and Joe Tutino discuss Rashaad Penny’s Heisman Trophy snub, and the Aztecs disappointing bowl game matchup against Army in the Armed Forces Bowl.

The Football Team Without a Home – The Ringer
The Los Angeles Chargers are playing in a tiny soccer stadium in a city that doesn’t seem to want them. There’s no way they’ll be able to fill a full-size arena, but they’re already on the books to be shared residents with the Rams in 2020. Somehow, the best solution might be to just stay where they are.

AUDIO: Burt Grossman: “Once The Chargers Left I Saw No Reason To Be At Alumni Day. They Mean Nothing To Me”
Burt Grossman joined Scott and BR to talk about Billy Ray going to alumni day at Chargers game and why Burt refused to go.

Steve Alford defends himself, UCLA against criticism from LaVar Ball – USA Today
Alford, who coached Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball last season, also said LiAngelo Ball had met all obligations since the team returned from China last month. He said he is disappointed LiAngelo won’t get to be part of he basketball program or spend more time at the university. But with about a dozen members of the media on hand, Alford said he he was surprised but not angry about LiAngelo’s abrupt departure from UCLA.

AUDIO: Terrell Davis On Unorthodox Path From San Diego To Canton And Honoring Lincoln High School
Hall of Famer and Broncos great Terrell Davis discussed his unorthodox path from San Diego to the NFL, why he almost gave up, advice to young adults and returning to honor Lincoln High School.

Russia Banned From 2018 Winter Olympics, Some Athletes to Compete Under Neutral Flag – Sports Illustrated
The Russian Olympic Committee has been suspended from the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, after the International Olympic Committee examined the findings of a 16-month investigation into Russia’s doping and cheating at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.

In order to be eligible as a neutral athlete, an athlete must meet qualifying standards in their respective sport, not have been disqualified or declared ineligible for any doping violation, undergone all pre-Games targeted tests and undergone any further testing requirements specified. The IOC will ultimately determine the athletes to be invited from a list.

Muhammad Ali award caps big year for Colin Kaepernick – USA Today
It wasn’t surprising that Colin Kaepernick was a finalist for Time magazine’s “Person of the Year,” a list that included President Donald Trump, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and the #MeToo movement.

While Time ultimately honored Silence Breakers — women of the #MeToo movement who spoke out on sexual harassment and abuse — Kaepernick has had quite a year away from the NFL. His efforts to bring attention to racial inequality and police brutality have not gone unnoticed, and he was honored on Tuesday with Sports Illustrated’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award.

Bon Voyage – SanDiegoGulls.com
Kalle Kossila recorded a career-high three points (1-2=3), and Reto Berra (3-2-0) made 32 saves as the Gulls prevailed 5-2 over the Milwaukee Admirals at UW–Milwaukee Panther Arena. Playing in their first game outside of the Pacific Division this season, the Gulls improved to 9-10-1-0 (19 pts.) on the season and a remarkable 14-1-2-0 in their last 17 games outside of the state of California dating back to last year.

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