DAILY LINKS: Oakland lining up lawsuit against Raiders, team threatens to leave early

Oakland Coliseum

Oakland lining up lawsuit against Raiders, so team threatens to leave town early – San Francisco Chronicle
The Oakland City Council has authorized a multimillion-dollar antitrust lawsuit against the NFL and the Raiders over the team’s impending move to Las Vegas — legal action that Coliseum officials said could result in the team leaving Oakland at the end of the upcoming season.

Scott Bair joined Darren Smith: “Gruden Backed The Truck Over Reggie Several Different Times”
Why on earth did the Raiders trade Khalil Mack to the Chicago Bears and what does it mean for Reggie McKenzie’s future? Raiders insider Scott Bair discussed the shocking trade of Mack to the Bears and what to make of Jon Gruden’s comments on Reggie McKenzie’s drafts.

John Clayton joined Scott & BR: “The Mack Trade Shocked Everybody…This Is Going To Cost Them 2 Games. At Least”
ESPN NFL Insider John Clayton joined Scott to talk about the Khali Mack trade, Antonio Gates returning to the Chargers and Le’Veon Bell’s continued holdout.

Francisco Mejia
Padres call up catcher Francisco Mejia – Union Tribune
On Monday, Padres manager Andy Green made an impassioned case that there was room on the Padres for both Austin Hedges and Francisco Mejia. Tuesday, the Padres made it official that they are about to start finding out if that is the case.

Kevin Acee joined Darren Smith: “I’d Be Surprised If Andy Wasn’t The Manager In 2019”
Are Wil Myers’ accidental comments indicative of trouble in the Padres clubhouse? Kevin Acee discussed Andy Green’s reputation among the players and how the team will use Austin Hedges with the call-up of Francisco Mejia.

Lucchesi solid, but Padres shut out in loss – Padres.com
The Padres envision a truly wide-open rotation race next spring. There isn’t a single pitcher on the staff who has secured a place in the 2019 starting five. But Joey Lucchesi — on the strength of his late-season surge — has clearly become the best bet to earn a spot. The rookie left-hander was sharp again Tuesday night, though he was outdone by D-backs lefty Robbie Ray, who blanked San Diego for 6 1/3 innings in a 6-0 Arizona victory.

Kurt Bevacqua joined Ben & Woods: “What Wil Said Was Nothing… It Wasn’t Even Scratching The Surface Of Being A Big Deal
Former Padre Kurt Bevacqua joined Ben and Woods for his weekly segment and this week the guys ask for his opinion on Wil Myers complaining about various decisions made by manager Andy Green during a video game stream with teammate Carlos Asuaje (now in El Paso).

Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson
Jim Furyk selects Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau for U.S. Ryder Cup Team – ESPN
Tiger Woods was one of three golfers named as at-large picks to the U.S. Ryder Cup team by captain Jim Furyk on Tuesday and later this month will make his eighth appearance in the event, but his first since 2012.

Nationals’ Trea Turner thrown out on a walk vs. Cardinals – USA Today
In what may seem a fitting metaphor for the Washington Nationals’ season, they had a baserunner thrown out on a walk.

Aztecs notebook: Rocky Long on funny pages, entertaining emails and FCS opponent Sacramento State – Union Tribune
As he walked into his weekly press conference on Tuesday, San Diego State football coach Rocky Long said he was in a good mood because he had just finished reading the comics pages in the local newspaper. Apparently, the comic strips Crankshaft and Pluggers, in particular, bring a smile to Long’s face.

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