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Chargers' Move to L.A. Seems Inevitable

Jason La Canfora, CBS Sports

Preller's Sin Makes Padres Cheaters

Bryce Miller, San Diego Union-Tribune

Spanos: No Regrets on Playing Hardball

Curtis Crabtree, Pro Football Talk

Stingy Chargers Alienate Top Pick Forever

Brad Gagnon, Bleacher Report

Skinflint Chargers Poison Bosa's Career

Mike Freeman, Bleacher Report

With the football world's attention focused on Los Angeles Sunday as the Rams play the first regular-season game there in 22 years, it's becoming increasingly likely that the St....(full article)

The damage is done for the Padres – wagging fingers, organizational stain and all. No matter what happens moving forward after the news that Major League Baseb...(full article)

San Diego Chargers president of football operations John Spanos was flabbergasted by the continued standoff between the Chargers and defensive end Joey Bosa and unloaded on their f...(full article)

The San Diego Chargers could have stood firm on principle. They could have remained stubborn in their contract dispute with rookie No. 3 overall pick Joey Bosa, knowing full well...(full article)

There is a resounding feeling across all of football that the rookie season of Joey Bosa isn't heading toward trouble. It isn'tclose to over. Actually, what three general manage...(full article)

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Chargers Have Boxed Themselves In

The San Diego Chargers delivered an epic statement Wednesday on the crash of contract negotiations with No. 3 overall draft pick Joey Bosa. They also boxed themselves in. By saying...

Once Principled, Bosa Now Entitled

If Joey Bosa didn’t want to be a Charger, he should have had his mom say so before the draft. He could have won that battle. Heck, even seven out of 10 people not named Eli Manni...

Penny-Pinching Chargers Victimize Bosa

No one thought this could happen.     The NFL went into a lockout to prevent things like this from happening. It seemed to be one of the only things that the NFL Players’ Assoc...

Spanos Must Own Bosa Debacle

The moment of truth is here, John. Time for you, as family owners of the Chargers, to take majority ownership of the snafu with Joey Bosa. Wear more of it and thus win it. If your ...

If Chargers Don't Win, Movers May Arrive

On a perfect summer Friday, football returned to this city. But there was no escaping the question hanging over Qualcomm Stadium: For how long? It didn’t take long for the home c...

Bosa's Holdout Is a Game He'll Win

Joey Bosa is no dummy. At least from a purely business standpoint he isn't. It appears he knows exactly what he is doing as his contract dispute with the San Diego Chargers continu...

Chargers Dealing From Old Deck With Bosa

Writing to a friend via Facebook, Joey Bosa’s mom threw a jab at Team Spanos this past weekend when she riffed on the contractual stalemate between the Chargers and her son Joey....

Bosa's Holdout Amounts to a 2-Sided Loser

And then there was one. Joey Bosa, the No. 3 overall pick by the Chargers in the 2016 NFL Draft, is now the only rookie first-rounder who hasn't signed in 2016. Both...

Beaches, Beer and Baseball

Almost Paradise Found. Having been born, raised and lowered here, I carry a rare, lifelong San Diegan card that may be somewhat frayed. But it still gets me through security. So, I...

ASG All About Host, So Who's Next?

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game doesn't make sense in the way that it once did. The game was conceived as, and sustained for years as, two leagues that never faced each oth...

Is San Diego's Drought Next to End?

See, San Diego, it can be done. Cleveland is celebrating a major sports title, which raises hopes that San Diego’s day under the Happy Sports Sun, comparably overdue, may come....

Let Bumgarner Hit Cleanup for Padres

At this point in his career, it's admittedly a bit boring to talk about how dope Madison Bumgarner is as a pitcher. He almost single-handedly won a World Series a few years ago, ...

Chargers Plan to Turn Bosa Into Watt 2.0

The San Diego Chargers haven't made the comparison because they know it's largely unfair and way too early to even think about such possibilities. Their first-round pick, defen...

Chargers Putting Square Peg in Round Hole

The San Diego Chargers just aren’t very good at this whole “drafting” thing. The team’s general manager, Tom Telesco, was given a gift this year by having t...

Big Mac Is Back and Loving Every Minute

SAN DIEGO - The biggest bench coach in baseball is leaning against the dugout railing at Petco Park, bat in hand, sunglasses in place, talking about his great new gig and his manag...

First Stop, 'Trail Angels'

Someone rings a metal triangle and a couple dozen people dressed in colorful hiking clothes make their way from a backyard covered in backpacking gear to the dining room. This even...

Frigid Padres Reach Absolute Zero

We suspected the Padres were going to be a bad team. Maybe really bad. We didn’t know their futility would this soon inspire faint moaning and poetry. As in, n000 000 000 000...

What Happens When Teams Start 0-3

Apropos of absolutely nothing, nope, nope, I was wondering on Thursday morning: What does the average baseball team that starts the season 0-3 end up doing at the end of the year? ...

NFL's Olive Branch to San Diego

Provided you want the Chargers to stay in San Diego, the downtown stadium proposal the team will make public this week appears to be a good deal. To be clear, that is a resounding...

Padres Stumble Back Into the Shadows

PEORIA, Ariz. — The Padres have reentered baseball’s witness protection program. For a few heady months last year, San Diego went from non-contending and nondescript to...

Lineman Seeks 'Passion' After NFL

Had the NFL not finally come knocking, there is a pretty good chance that Sean Lissemore may have found himself patrolling the sun-scorched hills of Afghanistan rather than stoppin...

Snubs Reverberate Coast-to-Coast

They’re carrying pitchforks and torches in Olean, N.Y., Columbia, S.C., Moraga, Calif. and San Diego, Calif. Monmouth wasn’t the only major snub on Selection Sunday. St...

Pros Who Benefitted From Combine

The NFL Scouting Combine is over. Now the biggest two weeks of the offseason can begin. The next 10 days will set the table for the next six months of NFL overanalysis. The biggest...

Stadium Fiasco Looms in San Diego

Sun. Surf. Sand. Balboa Park. Torrey's cliffs. Seals, orcas and pandas. The Coronado Bridge. Forget it. We are rarely more San Diego than when we are deciding on a way to get somet...

San Diego Chargers? Slim and None

How to explain San Diego? A lifelong resident shrugged. “Eighth-largest city in the country,” he said. “One runway.” He meant one runway at Lindbergh Field, the internation...

A Split Decision by Chargers

San Diego learned of the Chargers' plans to remain in the city for the 2016 season, but the team may have stamped its ticket to Los Angeles in the process. On Friday, reports emerg...

Why Raiders Make Sense for San Diego

If the San Diego Chargers elect to move to Los Angeles, a relocation to San Diego would be a "very viable" option for the Oakland Raiders, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Bu...

Dream or Nightmare? San Diego Raiders

As long as you have an imagination, you’re never alone. But lately I’ve been picking up an unusual number of bothersome mental houseguests. My guess is, if I do dream, perchanc...

Nobody in L.A. Wants Chargers

The Rams haven't even been here a week, and already they are risking a penalty for too many men on the field. The Chargers need to get out of the their huddle, and stay out. The Ch...

Chargers Would Be Extras in L.A. Show

So the Chargers now face the choice of staying in a place where they are beloved or moving to a place where they would have to rally – fourth-quarter, two-minute-drill style ...

San Diego Zapped Coming and Going

San Diego has just lost the football team that it had since 1961. It lost it to Los Angeles. If it gets a replacement for that team, it will get the Raiders. This is the rough equi...

Spanos Should Try New Approach: The Truth

Dean Spanos is a liar. That’s what I have determined after reading all of the schlock being slung by the San Diego Chargers and their owner’s minions regarding his attempted mo...

NFL Tells St. Louis to Stuff It

It's done. By a 30-2 final vote of his peers, Stan Kroenke is getting his wish. The Rams are destined for Inglewood, Calif., and once again St. Louis will not be a NFL city. Our ...

Chargers Left Running in Place

The Chargers are staying in San Diego. For now. The disgruntled county residents were, in essence, given conditional approval by NFL owners on Tuesday night to move to Los Angeles ...

Raiders Used, Discarded in L.A. Machinations

So it turns out after years of finagling, deal-making, deal-breaking and bribe-taking all around, the NFL has declared the Oakland Raiders to be nothing more than the league’s of...

NFL to L.A. Not All About the Money

HOUSTON – This week in Houston, NFL owners will gather inside a boardroom teeming with billionaires and attempt to marshal irreconcilable egos. They'll negotiate and move to buil...

Seeking Trump Card in L.A. Fight

A little less than one week before the land underneath the National Football League shakes mightily and alters the Los Angeles sports landscape forever, the final hand in one of ...

Separation Anxiety: Which City Gets Jilted?

I arrive at the Edward Jones Dome three hours early, just as a group of beat writers gather at a spot on the front row of the press box for a group picture—quite possibly the las...

San Diego, St. Louis Prepare to Be Orphaned

Two voices. One speaking for San Diego, one for St. Louis, after the final home games for the Chargers and Rams—possibly the last NFL games in both cities. (I will give Oakland...

San Diego, Don't Get Nostalgic Just Yet

A humble piece of fashion advice to Chargers fans. Don’t throw out your Bolts shirts, jerseys or caps in the belief that the team’s final game in San Diego will be Sund...

Franchise Swap Could Solve L.A. Puzzle

As the NFL’s effort to figure out which of three interested teams will get the golden ticket to L.A. (along with the privilege of paying dearly for it through relocation fees),...

NFL to L.A.: Equal-Opportunity Objections

Suddenly the chips are falling into the appropriate slots in Los Angeles, and while the opportunity to be wrong remains considerable, the evidence is mounting in favor of the San D...

For NFL's L.A. Bid, Right Beats Fast

At the very least, the two decades the National Football League has gone without Los Angeles has taught the league a thing or two about the process of getting back. No matter what,...

Padres Could Sneak Up on NL West

For a team whose one free-agent signing came more than two months ago in the form of a 36-year-old outfielder who figures to get perhaps 100 plate appearances – that would ...

Chargers' Dielman Out for 2 Weeks

Pro Bowl left guard Kris Dielman, who stayed in Sunday’s road game against the New York Jets with a concussion and suffered a grand mal seizure as the team flight descended...

Diamondbacks Sweep Padres

Where would the Diamondbacks be this season without Ian Kennedy? Without flinching, Gibson smiled, chuckled and said, "I don't know. You tell me." Well, they probably wouldn't be ...

San Diego Sports News

Aztecs surveying fans, alums about

San Diego State this week sent out a survey to football season ticket holders and other alumn...

Chargers better when Rivers isn't t

You want to see a collection of 300-pound men positively giddy despite being exhausted and ev...

Gates doubtful, and Rivers sees mor

In a recent comment to teammate Hunter Henry, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers told the roo...

Not so fast on Colts WR being faste

The Chargers will face one of the NFL’s scorching-fast receivers Sunday when Colts sophomor...

Bolts-Colts, 5 things to watch

Chargers score 30-plus points? The Colts have allowed 34 and 39 points in their two games. Th...