NBA free agency rumors: Chris Paul will re-sign with Rockets

Chris Paul is re-signing with the Rockets.

According to ESPN, the nine-time All-Star will re-sign with Houston for four years and $160 million.

All-Star Chris Paul will sign a four-year, $160M max contract to stay with the Houston Rockets, league sources tell ESPN

San Diego didn’t live in that same limelight. The Padres ranked ninth in National League attendance in 1990, drawing more than 1 million fewer fans than the division-rival Dodgers that season. And entering that July 25 doubleheader, San Diego stood 18 games back in the National League West standings, staring at a disappointing 41-54 record, mostly under manager Jack McKeon, who resigned July 11 but remained in a front office role. With offseason promises fizzled, an already laid-back, late-arriving fanbase had little reason for fanatic behavior.

But Tom Werner wanted to change that. The Hollywood producer of the Carsey-Werner Company had taken ownership of the Padres on June 15, replacing the Kroc family. Roseanne and The Cosby Show belonged to his company. But despite his connection to the stars, he also wanted to bridge the gap between the owner’s box and the fans. He often sat in the stands, instead. But when he brought his two worlds together, that bridge collapsed beneath the boos that filled Jack Murphy Stadium.

At the start of play Saturday, Gray was fourth in the National League with 119 strikeouts.

Have to ask: How were you able to make that amazing shoe catch during the Super Bowl?

The No. 1 rule you’re taught as a receiver: You’ve just got to watch the ball. You hear about the guy who was lucky. But the guy who was lucky got an opportunity, and he was prepared for it. Sometimes the ball falls your way, and, you know, we’ll take it.

So what was some of the preparation that went into you making that catch?

When I’m tired, I like to go and do drills where you catch tennis balls off walls. Different colors use different hands, and you’ve got to react to those types of things at different angles. I do all these crazy reaction-time things or reaction skills with tennis balls every morning, or at least four times a week. After that catch in the Super Bowl, I go up to the guy who throws for me he’s one of our equipment guys and I go, It’s because of the tennis balls! It’s because you’re reacting so quick. It all helps you out in the end.

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