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ECM PADRES REPORT: BIG SEVENTH INNING GIVES PADS WIN OVER DODGERS

By Liz Alper

 

Photo: Dinelson Lamet struck out 11 Dodgers. Via @padres on Twitter

 

September 14, 2020 (San Diego) - After an odd series against the Giants that had some COVID postponements, the Padres hoped this series with the Dodgers would go swimmingly.  Clayton Kershaw started game one for the Dodgers tonight against Dinelson Lamet.


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ECM PADRES REPORT: JORGE ONA GETS FIRST MAJOR LEAGUE HOMER AS PADS TAKE GAME ONE FROM GIANTS

By Liz Alper

 

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September 10, 2020 (San Diego) - After sweeping the Rockies, the Padres welcomed the Giants for a four-game weekend series tonight.  Trevor Cahill started for the Giants tonight against Chris Paddack.


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ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES COMPLETE SWEEP OF ROCKIES

By Liz Alper

 

Photo: Wil Myers' RBI triple in the sixth gave the Padres the lead they needed to win. Via @padres on Twitter

 

September 9, 2020 (San Diego) - The Padres got a monumental 14-5 win last night, hitting their season high for runs scored and took the series against the Rockies.  Tonight, they looked for the sweep.  Antonio Senzatela started for Colorado against Zach Davies.


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ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES REACH SEASON HIGH IN RUNS WITH 14 AS THEY DEFEAT ROCKIES, TAKE SERIES

By Liz Alper

 

Photo: Wil Myers' grand slam in the first gave the Padres the lead for the rest of the game. Via @padres on Twitter

 

September 8, 2020 (San Diego) - After a nice walk-off win last night, the Padres looked to take the series against the Rockies tonight.  Chi Chi Gonzalez started for Colorado against Mike Clevinger.


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ECM PADRES REPORT: PROFAR WALKS IT OFF IN NINTH

By Liz Alper

 

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September 7, 2020 (San Diego) - The Padres celebrated Labor Day by coming home and returning to National League play with a series against the Rockies.  Kyle Freeland started tonight’s game one for Colorado against Dinelson Lamet.


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ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES SHUT OUT ATHLETICS

By Liz Alper

 

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September 4, 2020 (Oakland) - After taking the series against the Angels, the Padres traveled up north for more AL West play against the Athletics.  Zach Davies started tonight’s game one against Jesus Luzardo for Oakland.


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AZTECS MEN'S BASKETBALL: AZTECS SIGN BRIAN DUTCHER THROUGH 2025-26 SEASON

Source:  goaztecs.com

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September 4, 2020 (San Diego) - San Diego State head men’s basketball coach Brian Dutcher has signed a contract extension that will keep him on the Aztec sideline through the 2025-26 season. The 2019-20 USA Today National Coach of the Year is entering his fourth season as head coach and beginning his 22nd campaign on The Mesa.


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ECM PADRES REPORT: BIG EIGHTH INNING GIVES PADRES WIN AGAINST ANGELS

By Liz Alper 

 

Photo: Eric Hosmer hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning. Via @padres on Twitter

 

September 2, 2020 (Anaheim) - After a day off, the Padres were back to interleague play with a series against the Angels.  Dinelson Lamet started tonight’s game one against Julio Teheran for the Angels.


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ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES SHUT OUT ROCKIES TO TAKE SERIES

By Liz Alper

 

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August 31, 2020 (Denver) - After a big win last night and holding the Rockies to just two runs, the Padres looked to take the series with Garrett Richards on the mound against German Marquez for Colorado.


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ECM PADRES REPORT: MARINERS STRIKE EARLY, TAKE GAME ONE 8-3

By Liz Alper

 

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August 25, 2020 (San Diego) - The Padres continued interleague play tonight with a visit from the Mariners.  Marco Gonzales started for Seattle against Chris Paddack.  


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TRENDING: OUTDOOR ROLLER-SKATING

Story by Rebecca Jefferis Williamson and Miriam Raftery 

Photo by Rebecca Jefferis Williamson:  Skaters stay cool with misters at the Viejas outdoor roller rink in Alpine

August 21, 2020 (Alpine) - Looking to change up your COVID-19 outdoor exercise routine? Consider visiting the outdoor roller-skating rink at Viejas Casino Outlets to burn off some of that quarantine-15 extra weight.  Or take a skate at the San Diego Derby United outdoor rink in Encanto to roll those pounds away—and have fun. 


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ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES MAKE MAJOR LEAGUE HISTORY, SWEEP RANGERS

By Liz Alper

 

Photo: Eric Hosmer hit the Padres' fourth grand slam in four consecutive games, an MLB first. Via @padres on Twitter

 

August 20, 2020 (San Diego) - After a huge walk-off win last night thanks to Manny Machado, the Padres looked to sweep the series against the Rangers tonight.  Kyle Gibson started for Texas against Dinelson Lamet.


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ECM PADRES REPORT: EXTRA INNINGS GRAND SLAM BY MACHADO GIVES PADRES SERIES AGAINST RANGERS

By Liz Alper

 

Photo: Manny Machado's grand slam in the 10th gave the Padres the win. Via @padres on Twitter

 

August 19, 2020 (San Diego) - The Padres have been clobbering the Rangers so far in interleague play.  Tonight, they were back in San Diego on the home-at-home series and looked to take 3 of 4 with Lance Lynn starting for Texas against Chris Paddack.


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ECM PADRES REPORT: BIG SECOND INNING, GRAND SLAM BY TATIS JR. GIVES PADRES DOUBLE-DIGIT WIN

By Liz Alper

 

Photo: Fernando Tatis Jr. hit a monster grand slam in the eighth inning. Via @padres on Twitter

 

August 17, 2020 (Arlington, Texas) - After a lackluster series against the Diamondbacks, the Padres traveled to Texas for their first interleague series of the season against the Rangers.  Zach Davies started against former Padre Jordan Lyles for the Rangers.


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ECM PADRES REPORT: OUTSTANDING PITCHING PERFORMANCE BY LIMET IN VAIN AS PADRES DROP OPENER TO DBACKS

By Liz Alper

 

Photo: despite Dinelson Lamet's incredible pitching performane, a solo homer in the sixth to Kole Calhoun was his demise. Via @padres on Twitter

 

August 14, 2020 (Phoenix) - The Padres had a rough few days in Los Angeles.  They looked to do better in Arizona with Dinelson Lamet starting game one against Merrill Kelly for the Diamondbacks.


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ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES STOPPED COLD IN GAME THREE AGAINST LA

By Liz Alper

 

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August 12, 2020 (Los Angeles) - After a good win last night, the Padres set back out to take game three against the Dodgers.  Zach Davies started against Tony Gonsolin for LA.


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MOUNTAIN WEST POSTPONES 2020 FALL SPORTS

Source:  Mountain West

August 10, 2020 (San Diego) – The Mountain West conference, which houses the majority of San Diego State athletics, has announced the indefinite postponement of all scheduled fall sports contests and MW championship events in response to ongoing challenges with the effective mitigation and management of the COVID-19 virus in conjunction with athletic competition. The MW Board of Directors prioritized the physical and mental health and well-being of the Conference’s student-athletes and overall campus communities in its decision – as it has done throughout the course of the pandemic.


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ECM PADRES REPORT: ONE HITTER BY LAMET, SIX HOME RUNS LIFT PADRES OVER DBACKS

By Liz Alper

 

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August 9, 2020 (San Diego) - The Padres looked to split the series with Arizona today.  Madison Bumgarner on the mound for Arizona against Dinelson Lamet.


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KGB SKY SHOW SCRATCHED FOR 2020 SDSU FOOTBALL SEASON

Source:  goaztecs.com

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August 7, 2020 (San Diego) - The San Diego State athletic department and iHeartMedia announced today that the annual KGB Sky Show will not be held in conjunction with an Aztec football game during the 2020 campaign.


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SAN DIEGO STATE ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR 2020 FALL SPORTS SEASONS

Aztec football to drop to 10-game schedule; most other fall sports will only play conference opponents

Source:  goaztecs.com

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August 5, 2020 (San Diego) - Earlier today, the Mountain West Board of Directors agreed on an adjusted 2020 fall sports structure for football, women’s soccer, women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s cross country. This decision was designed to allow additional time to monitor ongoing developments related to the status of the COVID-19 virus, continue all necessary preparations for the potential return to competition and retain the opportunity for student-athletes to participate in their respective sports.


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ECM PADRES REPORT: DODGERS SURGE BACK IN GAME TWO

By Liz Alper

 

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August 4, 2020 (San Diego) - The Padres earned themselves a tight win against the Dodgers last night.  Dustin May started for LA against Dinelson Lamet.

It was deadlocked until the third when Fernando Tatis Jr. lined a triple to right that scored Francisco Mejia all the way from first and the Padres took a 1-0 lead after three.


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ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES HANG ON IN BACK AND FORTH IN DENVER

By Liz Alper

 

Photo: Fernando Tatis Jr. saved the day twice for the Padres, with an RBI single and a homer. Via @padres on Twitter

 

July 31, 2020 (Denver) - After a good series against the Giants, the Padres turned their sights eastward to Denver and a weekend series with the Rockies.  Garrett Richards started tonight’s game one against Jon Gray for the Rockies.


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ECM PADRES REPORT: MYERS, TATIS JR. HOMER IN PADRES' FIFTH WIN

By Liz Alper

 

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July 28, 2020 (San Francisco) - The Padres are doing well so far, but that’s probably because it’s a shorter season.  Tonight, they faced off against the Giants in game one of a three-game series, which was also the Giants’ home opener.  Jeff Samardzija started for the Giants against Zach Davies.


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PASSAGES: GREGORY DENNY, JAMUL GRANDFATHER AND LITTLE LEAGUE COACH, DIES OF COVID-19

By Miriam Raftery

 

July 26, 2020 (Jamul) – Jamul resident Gregory Denny, who worked at Taylor Guitars and was a former Little League coach, died July 24 in a hospital of COVID-19. His wife, Kim Kallege Denny, announced his passing on Facebook, calling him her soulmate and best friend, adding, “He is now my guardian angel.”


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PADRES WIN HOME OPENER

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Photo:  Eric Hosmer via @padres on Twitter

July 25, 2020 (San Diego) - In the first game of the shortened season due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Padres defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-2 in an empty Petco Park.


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SHERIFF'S DEPUTY, EX-SANTANA BASEBALL STAR ACCUSED OF MOLESTING THREE MINORS

By Ken Stone, Times of San Diego, a member of the San Diego News Association

Photo:  Jaylen Fleer, shown pitching for Santana High School in a March 2011 game against Helix Charter High School, also played football for the Sultans. Photo by Chris Stone

July 23, 2020 (Santee) - A San Diego County sheriff's deputy who once starred for Santana High School in baseball and football was behind bars Thursday on suspicion of a series of child molestation charges in Chula Vista.


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PLAY BALL! PADRES RELEASE SCHEDULE FOR SEASON STARTING JULY 24, ADD LEFTY PITCHER TIM HILL TO ROSTER

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July 17, 2020 (San Diego) -- The San Diego Padres have released a schedule for an abbreviated 60-game 2020 baesball season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The  Padres' home opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks is slated for July 24, with the season's final game September 27.  View schedule

Seeking to beef up the bullpen, the Padres recently acquired left-handed pitcher Tim Hill from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for outfielder Franchy Cordero and right-handed pitcher Ronald Bolaños.


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CCCAA SHIFTS ALL SPORTS, INCLUDING FOOTBALL, TO THE 2021 SPRING SEASON

Source:  Grossmont College Athletics

July 14, 2020 (El Cajon) - The California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Board of Directors overwhelmingly approved implementation of its Contingency Plan on Thursday, providing a return to intercollegiate athletics for the 2020-21 academic year that shifts all sports, including football, to the spring season.


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SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER RELEASES 2020 SCHEDULE

Reigning MW regular season champs host eight games on the Sports Deck in the new season

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July 8, 2020 (San Diego) - Coming off its record 11th Mountain West championship, both regular-season and tournament, in 2019, the San Diego State women’s soccer program announced its 2020 schedule on Monday.


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JIMMIE JOHNSON AND HIS WIFE TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photo by Miriam Raftery: Jimmie Johnson and his wife, Chandra, in 2009 in Santee

July 3, 2020 (El Cajon) – Jimmie Johnson has become the first NASCAR driver to test positive for COVID-19. The seven-time NASCAR champion and El Cajon native will miss this weekend’s INDY doubleheader races in Indianapolis Saturday and Sunday.

Johnson has no symptoms, but took the test after his wife had mild symptoms and tested positive. He will remain sidelined until cleared by a physician, one more setback in what Johnson earlier announced would be the final racing season of his career.


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