Decision for 2017 America’s Cup venue coming soon

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The choice is down to two prospective sites for the staging of the next America’s Cup: our own fair city of San Diego, and Bermuda, the U.K.-owned island in the mid-Atlantic Ocean. The final decision by the committee charged with making the call will be made soon and the Port of San Diego has released a slick video extolling the virtues of America’s Finest City as the venue for the 35th staging of the Cup, coming in 2017.

FCC votes to disallow NFL blackouts

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The Chargers first two home games of the season, (both wins!) have been televised locally, the first because it was a Monday Night game, and the second because KFMB and others purchased the remaining tickets. Currently, none of the Chargers six remaining home games are sold out, and therefore could have been subject to the infamous Blackout Rule.

Chargers plan “White Hot Sunday” for home opener versus Seahawks

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The Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks journey to Qualcomm Stadium this Sunday, and the Chargers and their fans are cooking up a special welcome for them. For what they are dubbing “White Hot Sunday”, our Chargers will be wearing all white uniforms for the third home opener in a row, and they are asking all attendees to the game to do the same.

SDSU-developed BTrackS concussion meter ready for market

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Just how does a trainer on the sidelines during a football game determine if an athlete has suffered a concussion? And how does one assign severity to an assessed injury to comply with the established concussion protocols in effect? San Diego State University has come up with one answer.

Chargers final preseason game blacked out on local T.V.

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The Chargers reported that their final preseason tune-up versus the Cardinals tomorrow will not be shown live on television in the San Diego area. The game has not been sold out, and we are now within the 72-hour “blackout time period” as mandated by the NFL.

105 year old’s first pitch prefaces near no-hitter

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We all remember that 1909 baseball season, right? Ty Cobb batting for a .377 season average, with a league leading 7 home runs, the Pirates winning their first World Series, those were the days. Well, Agnes McKee of Oceanside may not remember that baseball season, but she was actually around for it.

I believe that we can win a trademark of that phrase, says SDSU

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“I Believe That We Can Win!” “I BeLIEVE that WE can win!” Say that phrase three times fast, then get someone to print it on a t-shirt, and you may have just made San Diego State some money. On October 27, 2011, Aztec Shops Ltd., an apparel shop located in the San Diego State student union, filed for trademark rights to the phrase.

San Diego and Bermuda finalists to host next America’s Cup

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With Chicago being eliminated from consideration due to the unreliability of consistent winds on Lake Michigan, America’s Finest City and the British-held island of Bermuda are the final two contenders for the honor of holding the 35th America’s Cup yachting regatta in 2017.

Fans gather at Gwynn statue at Petco; Memorial event announced

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After some discussion concerning the proper location for a public memorial for the man who patrolled right field at Qualcomm for 20 years, the Padres made the announcement that the free memorial event would be at Petco Park at 7:19 pm on Thursday, June 26.

Tony Gwynn passes; San Diego legend will never be forgotten

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The greatest San Diego sports figure ever, one of the last hall-of-famers to play his entire career with one team, a Powegian for 30+ years, the well-respected coach of the Aztecs’ revived program, Tony Gwynn has died.

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