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Derek Norris hits walkoff grand slam after striking out four ti…

Derek Norris hits walkoff grand slam after striking out four times

yahoo.com nytimes.com MLB.com Updated 2 hours ago
San Diego Padres catcher Derek Norris was having a miserable night on Friday night, having struck out in each of his first four plate appearances. How bad was it? Norris was the only player in the league to achieve the undesired "golden sombrero&qu…
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  • Time for civility in Chargers stadium talks

    Time for civility in Chargers stadium talks

    signonsandiego.com 5 hours ago
    It's time for everyone to sit down and have a peaceful stadium conversation.
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  • Stadium quest not over, just starting

    Stadium quest not over, just starting

    signonsandiego.com 10 hours ago
    NFL says Chargers have obligation to negotiate in good faith.
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  • Petco Park will host NCAA hoops in December

    Petco Park will host NCAA hoops in December

    MLB.com 15 hours ago
    College basketball is coming to Petco Park. The Padres announced Friday that their home stadium will play host to a game between San Diego State and the University of San Diego on Dec. 5. It will be the first college basketball game in the 11-year histo…
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  • Buzz builds for Chargers' Jason Verrett

    Buzz builds for Chargers' Jason Verrett

    signonsandiego.com 16 hours ago
    The second-year cornerback looks to build off an injury-shortened 2014 season.
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  • Pundit puts Rivers 8th among NFL QBs

    Pundit puts Rivers 8th among NFL QBs

    signonsandiego.com 19 hours ago
    Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is eight on NFL.com's quarterback rankings.
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  • Bucs roll to seventh straight with rout of Padres

    Bucs roll to seventh straight with rout of Padres

    MLB.com May 29 (yesterday)
    The Pirates continued to ride their starting pitching Thursday night against the Padres at Petco Park as they won their seventh in a row, 11-5, this time behind veteran right-hander A.J. Burnett.
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  • Kang, Marte, Polanco Homer in Pirates' 11-5 Win vs Padres

    Kang, Marte, Polanco Homer in Pirates' 11-5 Win vs Padres

    nytimes.com May 29 (yesterday)
    Jung Ho Kang hit a three-run homer and Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco also went deep off Ian Kennedy to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to their seventh straight victory, 11-5 over the San Diego Padres on Thursday night.
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  • Why O-line play for Chargers is a plus, not a weakness

    Why O-line play for Chargers is a plus, not a weakness

    ESPN.com May 28 (yesterday)
    Why O-line play for Chargers is a plus, not a weakness
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  • Calkins chat: How good is Bolts' O-line?

    Calkins chat: How good is Bolts' O-line?

    signonsandiego.com May 28 (yesterday)
    Our columnist answered all your Chargers, Padres and Aztecs questions.
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  • Chargers looking over rookie tight ends

    Chargers looking over rookie tight ends

    signonsandiego.com May 28 (yesterday)
    Undrafted tight end Brian Parker is catching passes at Chargers Park.
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  • Chargers good enough to win West

    Chargers good enough to win West

    The division isn't daunting, and the Chargers are better. They should make the playoffs.
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  • Cashner Pitches Padres to 5-4 Win Over Angels

    Cashner Pitches Padres to 5-4 Win Over Angels

    nytimes.com May 28 (2 days ago)
    Justin Upton and Matt Kemp hit two-out RBI singles in the seventh inning and Will Middlebrooks had a two-run homer to help give run-starved Andrew Cashner all the support he would need as the San Diego Padres beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-4 on Wednesday…
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  • City, county prepping for stadium talks

    City, county prepping for stadium talks

    signonsandiego.com May 27 (2 days ago)
    National experts make negotiating team well-prepared despite unusual hurdles.
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  • Orlando Franklin: Philip Rivers is “more approachable” than Pey…

    Orlando Franklin: Philip Rivers is “more approachable” than Peyton Manning

    profootballtalk.com May 27 (2 days ago)
    A very strong will to win coupled with a wide range of facial expressions have earned Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers a certain reputation for being a bit of a jerk. He isn’t, and former Broncos tackle Orlando Franklin can attest to that. Franklin, w…
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  • Chargers OL gets AFC West's top billing

    Chargers OL gets AFC West's top billing

    signonsandiego.com May 27 (2 days ago)
    NFL pundits rank the Chargers first among AFC West offensive lines.
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  • Acee Q&A: Bolts' defense, Padres' offense

    Acee Q&A: Bolts' defense, Padres' offense

    signonsandiego.com May 27 (3 days ago)
    Union-Tribune columnist addresses the future for Eric Weddle, Bud Black and more.
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  • Verrett tops Chargers spring opener

    Verrett tops Chargers spring opener

    signonsandiego.com May 27 (3 days ago)
    Chargers cornerback Jason Verrett fared well in his first practice since November.
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  • Philip Rivers: It would be awesome to stay with Chargers

    Philip Rivers: It would be awesome to stay with Chargers

    profootballtalk.com May 27 (3 days ago)
    At various points this offseason it seemed like there was a chance that Philip Rivers wouldn’t be with the Chargers for the 2015 season with the years beyond that looking even murkier. Rivers’s stated desire to let the season (and the final year of his …
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  • Matt Kemp Keys Padres' 10th-Inning Rally Past Angels, 4-0

    Matt Kemp Keys Padres' 10th-Inning Rally Past Angels, 4-0

    nytimes.com May 27 (3 days ago)
    Matt Kemp hit a three-run double down the left-field line with two outs in the 10th inning, and the San Diego Padres beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-0 on Tuesday night.
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  • Video - Rivers open to staying with Chargers 03:00

    Rivers open to staying with Chargers

    May 27
    ESPN NFL Insider Bill Polian discusses QB Philip Rivers' contract situation with the Chargers.
  • Video - Mike Nolan key addition to Chargers' staff 01:15

    Mike Nolan key addition to Chargers' staff

    May 22
    ESPN Chargers reporter Eric D. Williams says linebackers coach Mike Nolan's impact on his position group -- and the defense as a whole -- will be interesting to monitor during organized team activities.
  • Video - Stadium update: Rams and Chargers 02:19

    Stadium update: Rams and Chargers

    May 20
    ESPN Rams reporter Nick Wagoner and ESPN Chargers reporter Eric Williams discuss the stadium initiatives in their respective cities and whether it's likely that either franchise will relocate to Los Angeles.
  • Video - Chargers bolster offensive line 01:48

    Chargers bolster offensive line

    May 19
    Brian Dawkins discusses the Chargers' signing of tackle Joe Barksdale to a one-year deal, and the effect that it can have for quarterback Philip Rivers.

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