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Melvin Gordon tested at Chargers camp

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Running back Melvin Gordon was tested -- and Chargers coach Mike McCoy was smiling. "The defense did a nice job a couple of times there where he had to do something." McCoy said. Gordon, the Chargers' top pick from Wisconsin, often broke free for yardage Saturday in the training camp practice. It was the first day the Chargers were in pads and Gordon didn't disappoint...
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Despaigne helps Padres beat Marlins 5-3

MIAMI (AP) -- Odrisamer Despaigne pitched six solid innings, and the San Diego Padres beat the Miami Marlins 5-3 on Saturday night. Yangervis Solarte and Matt Kemp each had two hits and drove in a run for San Diego, which has won seven of eight and 12 of 16. Craig Kimbrel, who allowed a tying solo homer in Friday's 8-3 win that sent the game to extra innings, pitched a perfect ninth...
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Padres get reliever Rzepczynski from Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Indians have made their third trade this week, sending left-handed reliever Marc Rzepczynski to the San Diego Padres for outfielder Abraham Almonte. Rzepczynski went 2-3 with a 4.43 ERA in 45 games this season. Earlier this week, the Indians, who recently lost six straight games and fell back in the AL wild-card race, dealt outfielder David Murphy to the Angels...
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August Community Partner of the Month, presented by Kaiser Permanente

AUGUST COMMUNITY PARTNER OF THE MONTH About the San Diego Police Foundation: The Police Foundation exists to create a safer San Diego. Their focus is the San Diego Police Department, and their aim is to ensure that the men and women who protect and serve have what they need to do their jobs safely and with excellence. The SD Police Foundation believes that safe communities are essential...
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MadFriars' Feature: Alex Dickerson cleaning up in El Paso

EL PASO -- Hang around a ballpark long enough and you are bound to hear phrases that convey certain meanings and concepts. "Alex Dickerson is what we call a professional hitter," said a scout before a recent game describing the El Paso Chihuahuas' star outfielder. "He only swings at what he wants to and he has a plan for each and every at-bat." "A professional hitter is someone that...
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San Diego Buzz: Padres' bizarre two days and Chargers start training camp

With the MLB tradeline just hours away from when this story was posted, the entire MLB has been crazy this week because that's just what it does the last week of July. Trade rumors fly, teams become either buyers (see Blue Jays) or sellers (see Reds), and players that fans become accustomed to seeing on a daily basis can be gone overnight. The San Diego Padres, however, have managed...
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Padres and Marlins start 3-game series Friday night

The San Diego Padres took on hundreds of millions of dollars in contracts this offseason in an attempt to return to the playoffs for the first time in nine years. That quick-fix approach hasn't paid off, and some of those acquisitions could be dealt by the time the Padres open a three-game road series with the Miami Marlins on Friday night. San Diego (49-53) brought in Matt Kemp...
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Padres and Mets partake in bizarre two days of baseball

Months from now, or even years from now, players and coaches who were on the San Diego Padres and New York Mets rosters this week will look back at Wednesday and Thursday's games and laugh. Perhaps the Padres faithful will laugh a little harder for winning both games, but still, what went down in the 24 hours that the teams played their two games was entertaining to say the least...
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Mike McCoy: 'We love our fans and appreciate the support'

SAN DIEGO -- Thursday marked the start of Chargers training camp. And while fans have been vocal about their frustrations over the possible relocation of the team, that didn't stop them from coming out and cheering loudly. It was standing room only, as the bleachers filled up quickly. Fans were especially vocal anytime top draft pick Melvin Gordon was handed the ball. Gordon then...
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Justin Upton hits 3-run homer in ninth, Padres beat Mets

NEW YORK (AP) -- Justin Upton hit a three-run homer through a driving rain with two outs in the ninth inning, and the San Diego Padres stunned the New York Mets 8-7 Thursday as they overcame a six-run deficit during a game delayed nearly four hours by two storms. With a darkening sky overhead, Jeurys Familia entered with a 7-5 lead and got two quick outs in the ninth before a torrential...
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Philip Rivers says Melvin Gordon will help the Chargers offense be more balanced

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McCoy on Gates' suspension: 'Unfortunate, but we're going to move on'

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Gates not sure how banned substance got into his system

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Star tight end Antonio Gates says he's not sure how a banned substance got into his body, although he believes it could have been while he was cleansing his system in the offseason. Gates has been suspended without pay for the first four games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug. He can practice with the team and play in exhibition games, but then...
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Upton, Solarte lead Padres over Mets

NEW YORK (AP) -- Justin Upton homered and drove in three runs and Yonder Alonso also connected as the San Diego Padres beat the New York Mets 7-3 on Wednesday night despite three long balls from Lucas Duda. Duda hit the first of his home runs leading off the second to end Tyson Ross' streak of starts without allowing one at 16, a Padres record. Ross (7-8) hadn't given up a homer...
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Tom Brady: 'I did nothing wrong'

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Tom Brady took the fight over his "Deflategate" suspension to social media and federal court on Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft backed the three-time Super Bowl MVP, saying "I was wrong to put my faith in the league." One day after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell rejected Brady's appeal, the star quarterback posted a 507-word statement...
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All over now? Bolts open possibly last camp in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Diego Chargers resemble a circus as they prepare to open what could be their final training camp in San Diego. Ownership has stomped away from negotiations with the city for a replacement for aging Qualcomm Stadium, eager to keep its options open in the Los Angeles market and in the process angering fans who feel they're being abandoned. It's gotten so contentious...
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Sony Action Cam: BaseBOWL Edition

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Chargers TV programming offers fans inside look during 2015 NFL season

SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Chargers and FOX Sports San Diego are teaming up to provide fans with unique, behind-the-scenes programming throughout the 2015 season.  Behind the Bolt with Nick Hardwick is produced by the Chargers and will air Wednesdays on FSSD beginning Wednesday, August 5. Hardwick, recently retired following a decorated 11-year career with the Chargers (2004-14...
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Assembly speaker joins San Diego officials in stadium talks

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins joined San Diego politicians at a meeting with NFL officials on Tuesday, offering advice on completing a thorough environmental impact report for a possible new stadium for the Chargers. Mayor Kevin Faulconer, who has been heavily criticized by the Chargers during the contentious stadium push, said Atkins "voiced her strong...
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Kemp, Padres' offense look to bounce back after shutout

Superb pitching has the New York Mets in position to regain the NL East lead for the first time in almost six weeks. After Noah Syndergaard turned in another brilliant performance, Bartolo Colon may need more of the same if he's going to avoid matching the longest losing streak of his career Wednesday night against the San Diego Padres. New York (52-48) has followed a 2-6 stretch...
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Padres blanked again, Syndergaard dominates as Mets win 4-0

NEW YORK (AP) -- Justin Upton and the San Diego Padres became the first major league team to face Mets rookie Noah Syndergaard more than once. A second look hardly helped. Syndergaard retired the first 18 batters in his latest overpowering performance, and New York got two-run homers from Lucas Duda and Curtis Granderson to beat James Shields and the Padres 4-0 on Tuesday night....
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Seau lawyer: Family won't disrupt NFL Hall of Fame ceremony

CANTON, Ohio (AP) -- The family of the late Junior Seau will not disrupt the NFL Hall of Fame ceremonies on Aug. 8 despite its disagreement with a policy preventing live remarks during a posthumous induction. Steve Strauss, legal counsel to the Seaus and partner at Cooley LLP, said in an email late Monday that the family "does not want this issue to become a distraction to Junior...
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#SDLive: Trade deadline special airs tonight after Padres Live

SAN DIEGO -- FOX Sports San Diego (FSSD) will air a special episode of #SDLive focused on the latest trade news and updates tonight following live coverage of San Diego Padres at New York Mets, featuring FOX Sports San Diego's MLB Insider, Scott Miller and FOX Sports' MLB Insider, Jon Paul Morosi. As the clock ticks down toward the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, Miller and Morosi...
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Weston-Webb and Conlogue take first and second at the 2015 Supergirl Pro

The Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro -- the largest all-women's surf contest in the world -- took place this weekend with record-breaking attendance and fierce competition as three former Supergirl Pro finalists advanced through the Round of 16 to the semifinals. Sunday's action at Oceanside pier sealed the top three spots with Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) taking first and Courtney Conlogue...
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Shields and Syndergaard square of in Padres-Mets opener

While James Shields' days with the San Diego Padres could be numbered, the New York Mets expect Noah Syndergaard to be one of the cornerstones of their future. As Shields goes after only his second win in 10 starts, the Padres will try for their fourth straight victory Tuesday night in the opener of a 10-game trip against Syndergaard and the Mets. Shields (8-3, 3.77 ERA) has been...
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