DAILY LINKS: Padres GM Preller met with Machado in Miami

Manny Machado

Padres GM met with Manny Machado – Union Tribune
Padres General Manager A.J. Preller flew to Miami to meet with Manny Machado and his wife at some point in the past week, a step that indicates the sides continue to work toward a possible agreement.

Daniel Jeremiah joined Darren Smith: On Kyler Murray Concerns And His Pitch To Harper/Machado
NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah discussed the concerns over Kyler Murray, Joe Flacco’s fit in Denver, and what his pitch to Bryce Harper and Manny Machado would be.

Annie Heilbrunn joined Ben & Woods: “Tatis Knows That This Is His Year”
Annie Heilbrunn from FSSD and the U-T checks in from Peoria to answer our early Spring Training questions. How does Fernando Tatis Jr feel heading into the spring? Will we see him in a Padres uniform on Opening Day? And what about the pitching staff and some of the other question marks on the roster?

Adam Silver hasn’t ‘given any thought’ to inquiries by NFL owners – ESPN
NBA commissioner Adam Silver says he hasn’t “given any thought” to inquiries by NFL owners about his willingness to switch leagues and become commissioner of the NFL. While Silver did not explicitly confirm that he had been approached by NFL owners, sources close to the situation told ESPN that several NFL owners have tried to persuade Silver to run their league over the course of his five years as the NBA’s commissioner.

Swoopin D tailgate

Donney Cummins joined Scott Kaplan: “This tailgate is all about unity for San Diego football fans”
Donney Cummins of Swoopin D Tailgate joined Scott to talk about their planned tailgate at the San Diego Fleet home opener on Sunday at SDCCU Stadium.

Alliance of American Football reportedly spoke with Colin Kaepernick to gauge interest in playing – CBS Sports
Colin Kaepernick still hasn’t gotten an offer to play football in the NFL despite his ability to be a starting-caliber quarterback in a 32-team league that often lacks 32 starting-caliber quarterbacks, but he did receive interest from the Alliance of American Football, which kicked off its inaugural season this past weekend without Kaepernick’s involvement.

Our Rendezvous Podcast: EP 38 – Jordan Beane
It’s easy to complain about politics and government, but not many of us try to do anything about it. Not Jordan Beane. When our football team left town, this former Chargers employee decided to stick around a run for office. This week on Our Rendezvous, Ben and Shel sit down with Jordan at The Regal Seagull to talk about his bid to win a seat on the San Diego city council, and his current job for the candidate who did end up winning that election. If you ever wanted to know how the political sausage gets made, take a listen while the crew enjoys some actual house made sausages.

Former Aztec Ty France in mix at third base for Padres – Union Tribune
Ty France is here to see what happens as much as he is to make something happen. Both can be true. In fact, he’s come to believe both have to be true. Sure, France will do his best to win a job with the Padres. He wants to to realize a dream and achieve all that comes with being a major leaguer. The thing about making the move to the spacious clubhouse is it helps serve as motivation for staying there.

Jimmie Johnson

Jimmie Johnson has a special reason for taking on the Boston Marathon – USA Today
Jimmie Johnson is aiming for 90 to 100 miles per week. He’s put in 70 miles in each of the last five weeks, and come April, he hopes to be doing more – but not behind the wheel of his No. 48 Chevrolet. With his own two feet.

Unnamed Soccer Podcast: Tottenham impressive against Dortmund, PSG cruise at Old Trafford and Real Madrid keep winning
Jordan Carruth and Darren Smith recap an eventful week in Champions League. Which side was the most impressive? The guys also provide insight into the Sockers celebrity match Friday night in San Diego.

Pro football league AAF is using technology that may revolutionize pro sports and gambling – USA Today
The AAF averaged 3.25 million viewers Saturday on CBS, better than an NBA game on ABC, according to Nielsen data. And besides, the league’s long-term business play isn’t even based on ticket sales and TV ratings, unlike traditional sports leagues. It’s instead based on sports gambling data and technology that is using football as its public storefront and laboratory.



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