DAILY LINKS: Richard dominates in Padres 5-3 win over Cardinals

Clayton Richard

Richard K’s 10, dominates in win vs. Cardinals – Padres.com
The Padres’ relief corps was toast entering play Sunday afternoon. Clayton Richard did his best to make sure his bullpen had a much-needed day off. Richard worked eight innings of two-run ball, matching a career high with 10 strikeouts and setting the Padres on course for a 5-3 victory over the Cardinals.

Mighty 1090 Video: Andy Green On Decision To Release Chase Headley
Padres manager Andy Green discusses the decision to release Chase Headley, how he handled the news and if the timing was tough given the recent struggles of Christian Villanueva.

Mighty 1090 Video: Eric Hosmer: “What Chase Was Doing Here In Teaching The Game Will Really Be Missed”
Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer discussed the release of Chase Headley, how he handled his struggles and why they’ll miss what he taught about the game.

Mighty 1090 Video: John Moores: “If It Hadn’t Been For 98 Team And What Kevin Towers Did, There Would Be No Petco”
Former Padres owner John Moores discussed what Kevin Towers and the 1998 Padres meant and why there would be no Petco Park without them.

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Franmil Reyes promoted to San Diego – Union Tribune
Entering Sunday, nobody in pro ball had more home runs than Franmil Reyes. The Padres apparently want a closer look at that power. The 6-foot-5, 240-pound outfielder has been recalled for his major league debut, a source confirmed for the Union-Tribune.

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods’ Players Championship weekend a big confidence boost for his latest comeback – USA Today
For the first time this year in his return to the Tour after spinal fusion surgery in April 2017, Tiger Woods didn’t have to fight one aspect of his game and pieced together all of his talents in the final two rounds, from his driving to his iron play to his work with the putter.

Webb Simpson Runs Away With Win At Players Championship – Sports Illustrated
Webb Simpson navigated his way through a few mistakes but not too much stress to win The Players Championship on Sunday. Staked to a seven-shot lead, no one got closer than four shots of Simpson, even after a double bogey on the 18th hole when his only concern was finishing the hole at the TPC Sawgrass. He closed with a 1-over 73 for a four-shot victory, his biggest title since the 2012 U.S. Open at Olympic Club.

Former Seahawks, Rams, Bills coach Chuck Knox dies at 86; won COY three times – CBS Sports
Legendary Seahawks coach Chuck Knox died Sunday at the age of 86, the team confirmed. Knox also coached the Rams (two different times) and Bills. According to the Seattle Times, he had been battling dementia and was in hospice. Knox is the only coach in NFL history to win the Associated Press Coach of the Year award with three different franchises.

Jayson Tatum, Marcus Smart, Al Horford, Marcus Morris

Celtics’ early burst leads to Game 1 rout of LeBron and the Cavs – ESPN
These fearless young Celtics swore they wouldn’t be overwhelmed by having to play against LeBron James amid his run of East supremacy. True to their word, the Celtics blitzed the Cleveland Cavaliers with a monster first-half run and then cruised to a 108-83 triumph.

Sixers’ owner Josh Harris ready for a LeBron James-sized bill as free agency approaches – Philadelphia Inquirer
The 76ers will have their share of roster upgrade options in the coming months. Among them will be trying to lure LeBron James in free agency. Don’t be surprised if they also try to acquire San Antonio Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard in a trade. Sources have said the Sixers have expressed interest in the two-time all-star.

Capitals pull away, beat Lightning 6-2 for 2-0 series lead – ESPN
The Washington Capitals scored in the opening minute of the game and twice in the last 1:02 of the second period to pull away to a 6-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday night and a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference final.

Projecting Every NFL Team’s Starting Lineup for 2018 – Bleacher Report
We’re finally allowed to talk about 2018 NFL starting lineups instead of mock drafts. Everyone pat yourselves on the back for making it through another cycle. With selections complete just over two weeks ago and post-draft free agency rarely influencing ideal starting lineups, we can begin to project how all 32 teams’ rosters should look with four months until Week 1.

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