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SAN DIEGO KINGS, NEW ABA TEAM FOUNDED BY EL CAJON VALLEY GRAD, BREATHES FRESH NEW LIFE INTO SAN DIEGO DEVELOPMENTAL BASKETBALL

 

By Liz Alper

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September 19, 2017 (San Diego) - Despite the Chargers hanging San Diego out to dry, new sports organizations are seeing San Diego for the premier sports destination it is.  And now, a new face is entering America's Finest City and it's founded by an East County high school grad.

ECM PADRES REPORT: OFFENSE COMES UP BIG TO TAKE SERIES

 

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September 19, 2017 (San Diego) - The Padres are mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, which means they can act like 10-year-old Little Leaguers and have fun playing baseball.  Overly paranoid baseball moms everywhere can relax.  That’s probably why they’re winning more, by the way, as they won 4-2 last night over the Diamondbacks.  Zack Godley started tonight’s game two for the Dbacks against Travis Wood.

SDSU KAMERON KELLY NAMED BRONKO NAGURSKI NATIONAL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

Kelly led staunch Aztec defense in 20-17 win over No. 19/19 Stanford

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September 19, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior cornerback Kameron Kelly (Murphy, Texas) has been named the FWAA/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week, the Football Writers Association of America announced Tuesday. Kelly is just the second Aztec to win the prestigious weekly award and first since Matt McCoy on Sept. 18, 2004.

AZTECS FOOTBALL PRESS CONFERENCE 9/19: CONFERENCE TIME

 

 

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September 19, 2017 (San Diego) - With the Pac-12 behind them, SDSU football celebrated two wins against a tough conference and prepared to open Mountain West play against Air Force this Saturday.  Head coach Rocky Long, junior quarterback Christian Chapman and sophomore cornerback Ron Smith took the floor for this week’s press conference.

ECM PADRES REPORT: RENFROE'S THREE-RUN BLAST GIVES PADRES WIN OVER DBACKS

 

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Photo:  how's this for a return to the big leagues?  Hunter Renfroe crushed a three-run homer in the first inning to give the Padres the lead.  Via @Padres on Twitter

September 18, 2017 (San Diego) - Avoiding a sweep even though you’ve had a terrible series is like a backhanded gratifying feeling, like someone giving you a golf clap.  The Padres came home to golf claps as they prepared for a three-game series with the Diamondbacks.  Patrick Corbin started tonight’s game one for the Diamondbacks against Luis Perdomo.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL ADDS J.D. POLLOCK TO STAFF

 

Pollock to be director of player development

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September 18, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State men’s basketball head coach Brian Dutcher today announced the addition of JD Pollock to his staff. Pollock will fill the role of director of player development and rounds out the Aztecs’ coaching staff.

SDSU'S RASHAAD PENNY AND KAMERON KELLY NAMED MW PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

 

Penny wins third straight MW Offensive Player-of-the-Week award; Kelly wins first defensive honor

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September 18, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior captains Rashaad Penny (Norwalk, Calif.) and Kameron Kelly (Murphy, Texas) have each been named Mountain West Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. Penny was chosen as the MW Offensive Player of the Week for the third consecutive week, while Kelly was chosen as the MW Defensive Player of the Week for the first time of his career.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES RALLY AND AVOID SWEEP AGAINST ROCKIES

 

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Photo:  Matt Szczur scored the game-winning run for the Padres in the ninth after they rallied to tie the game at three.  Via @Padres on Twitter

September 17, 2017 (Denver) - Well, we’re not going to bother saying what we always say when the Padres get shut out.  Let’s just skip ahead to today.  Jhoulys Chacin started against Jon Gray for the Rockies.

SDSU FOOTBALL: AZTECS RALLY TO BEAT NO. 19/19 STANFORD 20-17

 

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Photo:  Christian Chapman finished with 187 yards passing in the Aztecs' upset victory over No. 19/19 Stanford.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

September 17, 2017 (San Diego) - Christian Chapman connected with David Wells on an 8-yard touchdown pass with 54 seconds remaining to lift San Diego State to a thrilling 20-17 come-from-behind victory over No. 19/19 Stanford in front of 43,040 fans Saturday night at San Diego Stadium.

SDSU VOLLEYBALL WINS TWICE ON SATURDAY

 

Aztecs capture Denver Invitational title; Harris earns MVP honors

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Photo:  Junior Deja Harris was named MVP of the Denver Invitational after the Aztecs knocked off the host Pioneers on Saturday.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

September 16, 2017 (Denver) - The San Diego State volleyball team posted two victories on Saturday at the Denver Invitational, defeating Gonzaga in a 3-2 nail-biter (25-18, 25-21, 19-25, 21-25, 15-10), before knocking off the host Pioneers by a 3-1 count (20-25, 25-22, 25-20, 28-26) at Hamilton Gymnasium.

ECM PADRES REPORT: NOT HOCKEY SEASON YET, BUT ROX SEND AVALANCHE UPON PADRES, WIN 16-0

 

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Photo:  all Rockies runs combined tonight scored the most runs in a Rockies shutout.  Via @Rockies on Twitter

September 16, 2017 (Denver) - We know it’s September and the Padres have zero shot of catching the Rockies or any of the other teams ahead of them in the NL West, but they could at least make some effort and finish the season strong. They’d try tonight with Jordan Lyles on the mound against Denver native Kyle Freeland for the Rockies.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER DROPS 1-0 DECISION TO CAL POLY

 

Mustangs use 14th minute goal to hand Aztecs homestand-ending loss

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September 16, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego State men’s soccer team fell to Cal Poly 1-0 on Friday night at the SDSU Sports Deck to cap a season-long four-game homestand. The Aztecs now sit at 2-4-0 on the season, while the win for Cal Poly improves the Mustangs record to an identical 2-4-0.

SDSU CROSS COUNTRY COMPETES AGAINST STACKED FIELD IN RIVERSIDE

 

SDSU’s top finisher, Lily Seynaeve, finished .8 second off her 6K collegiate best

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September 16, 2017 (Riverside) - Against a bevy of nationally- and regionally-ranked teams at the UC Riverside Invitational, San Diego State cross country finished 12th out of 17 Division I teams Saturday morning.           

ECM FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: HEARTBREAKER FOR MATADORS AS WEST HILLS WINS ON BUZZER-BEATING FIELD GOAL

 

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September 15, 2017 (Spring Valley) - ECM Friday Night Lights stuck around Spring Valley this week to see the Matadors of Mount Miguel square off against a school we don’t get to report on often:  the Wolf Pack of West Hills High.  The kids from Santee left their blue turf this week with a 2-1 record on the young season.  The Matadors are improving, but still in the loss column at 1-2.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER FALLS AT TEXAS TECH 1-0

 

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September 15, 2017 (Lubbock, Tex.) - San Diego State completed its non-conference schedule on Friday with a 1-0 loss at Texas Tech. With the defeat, the Aztecs fell to 3-5, while the Red Raiders improved to 6-2 on the season.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES NO MATCH FOR WILD CARD-HUNGRY ROCKIES

 

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Photo:  Wil Myers scored the only Padres run:  a solo homer in the sixth.  Via @Padres on Twitter

September 15, 2017 (Denver) - “No more American League vacations for a while,” the Padres decided as they traveled to Denver and back to NL West play and a weekend series with the Rockies.  Clayton Richard started tonight’s game one against Tyler Chatwood for the Rockies.

VALIANT COMEBACK FALLS SHORT; SDSU VOLLEYBALL DROPS FIVE-SETTER TO UCR

 

Aztecs to face Gonzaga, Denver on Saturday to close out weekend tournament at DU

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September 15, 2017 (Denver) - The San Diego State volleyball team was unable to complete a stirring comeback against UC Riverside on Friday, falling in five sets (19-25, 22-25, 25-23, 25-18, 7-15) at the Denver Invitational inside Hamilton Gymnasium. 

SDSU SWIMMING TOPS USD IN ANNUAL PENTATHLON 33-24

 

Frida Berggren led all swimmers with combined time of 4:58.57

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September 15, 2017 (San Diego) - Led by Frida Berggren, McKenna Meyer, and Alma Thormalm, the San Diego State women’s swimming team recorded a campaign-opening 33-24 victory at the University of San Diego in a pentathlon meet on Friday afternoon.

MEN'S BASKETBALL ANNOUNCES 2017-18 SCHEDULE, BROADCAST INFO

 

Aztecs to appear twice on ESPN2

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September 14, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State today announced its non-conference schedule for the 2017-18 season and its broadcast assignments in conjunction with the Mountain West. Highlighting the schedule are home games vs. Gonzaga and California, and a trip to Orange County for the Wooden Legacy.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES BULLPEN DECENT, BUT WALKED OFF BY EDDIE ROSARIO AS TWINS GET SWEEP

 

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Photo:  Austin Hedges hit the game-tying home run in the eighth that sent us to extra innings, but it wasn't enough as the Twins still came away with a victory.  Via @Padres on Twitter

September 13, 2017 (Minneapolis) - How many times this season have we began a game recap with “last night was a night the Padres would like to forget” or some variation?  Better question:  how many times over the past couple of seasons have we began a game recap with that?  Because we’re doing it again.  Last night was a night the Padres would like to forget.  Luckily, they could avoid a two-game sweep tonight with Dinelson Lamet on the mound against Ervin Santana.

SDSU VOLLEYBALL SWEPT BY NO. 17 USD 3-0

 

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September 12, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego State volleyball team opened its six-match road swing on a disappointing note Tuesday after dropping a three-set decision to No. 17 San Diego (23-25, 18-25, 16-25) in the annual city showdown at Jenny Craig Pavilion.

ECM PADRES REPORT: TWINS BURY PADRES 16 FEET UNDER WITH 16-0 WIN

 

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Photo:  Jason Castro had two home runs that contributed to the Twins' crushing defeat of the Padres.  The Twins hit seven home runs, a Target Field record.  Via @Twins on Twitter

September 12, 2017 (Minneapolis) - After not getting the sweep of the Dbacks on Sunday, the Padres decided that they’d had enough of the National League and took a vacation to Minnesota to face the Twins for two games.  Travis Wood started tonight’s game one against Kyle Gibson for the Twins.

SDSU WOMEN'S GOLF FINISHES FIFTH IN NEW MEXICO

 

Aztecs’ Lacey, Carpinelli, Kjellker tie for 25th individually

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Photo:  Georgia Lacey posted SDSU's low card of the day with a 72 in the final round.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

September 12, 2017 (Alberquerque) - The San Diego State women’s golf team concluded its season-opening tournament with a fifth-place standing at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational after shooting a 10-over-par 294 on Tuesday during the final round at the par-72, 6,317-yard UNM Championship Course.

SDSU WOMEN'S GOLF TIED FOR FIFTH AFTER DAY ONE IN NEW MEXICO

 

Aztec freshman Gioia Carpinelli tied for 23rd individually

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Photo:  Georgia Lacey carded the Aztecs' low score of the day with a 70 in round two.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

September 11, 2017 (Alberquerque) - The San Diego State women’s golf team finds itself tied for fifth place at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational after shooting a combined 5-over-par 581 during the first two rounds on Monday at the par-72, 6,317-yard UNM Championship Course.

SDSU MEN'S GOLF FINISHES 10TH AT GOPHER INVITATIONAL

 

Aztec senior PJ Samiere ties for 13th individually

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September 11, 2017 (Independence, Minn.) - The San Diego State men's golf team recorded a 10th-place performance at the Gopher Invitational on Monday after carding a collective 5-over-par 289 during the final round at the par-71, 7,388-yard Windsong Farm Golf Club.

SAN DIEGO STATE FOOTBALL SWEEPS MW WEEKLY AWARDS

 

Penny becomes first player in MW history to win two weekly awards in same week

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Photo:  Rashaad Penny (pictured) was named both the MW Offensive and Special Teams Player of the Week, while Noble Hall was the MW Defensive Player of the Week.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

September 11, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego State football team swept the Mountain West weekly awards after a 30-20 victory at Arizona State on Saturday, the league announced Monday. Senior Rashaad Penny (Norwalk, Calif.) became the first player in MW history to win two of the three awards in a single week, capturing both the offensive and special teams award, while junior Noble Hall (Las Vegas) picked up the MW Defensive Player-of-the-Week award.

AZTEC FOOTBALL PRESS CONFERENCE 9/12: 2-0, ANOTHER PAC-12 COMING UP

 

 

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By Liz Alper

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September 12, 2017 (San Diego) - Aztec football is 2-0 coming into today's press conference with head coach Rocky Long, senior tight end David Wells and junior defensive lineman Noble Hall.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER FALLS 1-0 AGAINST UTAH VALLEY

 

Pablo Pelaez registered a game-high four shots

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September 10, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego State men’s soccer team suffered a 1-0 defeat against Utah Valley on Sunday night to conclude the 2017 Courtyard Marriott San Diego Central Tournament.

Utah Valley’s Gui Leme posted the only goal of the match, capitalizing on an unassisted opportunity by pushing a shot into the bottom left corner of the net for a 1-0 Wolverines advantage.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER FALLS AT MISSOURI 2-1

 

Root scores her third goal in last three games

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September 10, 2017 (Columbia, Mo.) - San Diego State took an early 1-0 lead in the first half, but could not hold on as Missouri rallied to win, 2-1, Sunday night at Walton Stadium. The Aztecs fell to 3-4 on the season, while the Tigers improved to 3-4-1.

ROUND TWO SUSPENDED FOR SDSU MEN'S GOLF AT GOPHER INVITATIONAL

 

Tournament to resume Monday; Aztecs tied for 12th

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September 10, 2017 (Independence, Minn.) - The San Diego State men's golf team finds itself in a tie for 12th place at the Gopher Invitational after play was suspended on Sunday toward the end of round two due to darkness. Collectively, the Aztecs sit at 21-over par with four starters still on the course at the par-71, 7,388-yard Windsong Farm Golf Club when dusk fell.

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