Kobe Bryant scores 60 in final game

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant

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‘Mamba out’: Kobe pours in 60 in career finale – ESPN
Playing in the last game of his 20-year career, Kobe Bryant put on a show for a sold-out Staples Center crowd one final time, pouring in a season-high 60 points and steering his team to a 101-96 comeback win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.

Los Angeles Rams get top pick in draft after blockbuster trade with Tennessee Titans – USA Today
The Los Angeles Rams leapfrogged nearly half the league to acquire the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft via a trade with the Tennessee Titans, the Titans announced on Thursday.

In exchange for the top pick, the Titans receive the Rams’ original first-round pick at 15th overall, two second-rounders (43rd and 45th overall) and a third-round selection (76th). The Titans will also get the Rams’ first- and third-round selections in next year’s draft.

PODCAST: Scott And BR Uncensored Podcast #12
Scott and BR are back for episode #12. They talk about Kobe Bryant’s career and why his final game should have happened 3 years ago. Scott tries to get BR to watch House of Cards and Cory Briggs joined them to clarify what is going on with his Citizens Initiative.

Golden State Warriors Set N.B.A. Record With 73 Wins – New York Times
The Warriors went on to clobber the Grizzlies, 125-104, for their 73rd win, setting an N.B.A. record for the most victories in a single season. They eclipsed the mark that they had shared for three days with the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls.

Padres Shut Down By Phillies, 2-1
The San Diego Padres got another strong pitching performance by youngster Colin Rea, who gave up just 1 earned run in 7 innings, but were not able to score against the Philadelphia Phillies until the final out of the game. After an Alexei Ramirez pop-out, the team’s hopes for a victory were lost.

PODCAST: Hard Knocks, Penalties And Game Of The Thrones
Darren Smith and Jordan Carruth recap a rough day in Champions League (for Barcelona), the Leicester City victory lap (in EPL), and prepare for another trip to Tijuana (to see the Xolos).

San Diego Gulls First-Round Playoff Series Schedule Announced – SanDiegoGulls.com
The American Hockey League (AHL) tonight announced the 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs First Round schedule between the San Diego Gulls and the Texas Stars. This marks the first time the two clubs have faced each other in the Calder Cup Playoffs. The series will begin next Thursday, Apr. 21 at Cedar Park Center (5:30 p.m. PDT) and follow a 2-3 format.

Padres shifting more often under Green – San Diego Union-Tribune
According to data provided to FanGraphs by Baseball Info Solutions, the Padres used some type of shift 58 times through their first nine games, 15th-most in the majors. In 2015, they also ranked 15th but averaged just under five shifts per game. And while it may look like San Diego is merely keeping up with the times, the club has been shifting against both left-handed and right-handed hitters, within at-bats (depending on the count) and based on the pitcher on the mound.

VIDEO: Tweeted Off @DanSileoShow Returns!
Dan Sileo and producer Danny Reiter are back with another edition of Tweeted off @DanSileoShow, and per usual, there are some real gems!

MLB Unveils All-Star Week, Holiday Uniforms – FriarWire
Mike Janela provides a look at all of the different looks the San Diego Padres will be sporting this season, including for the All-Star Game, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, and more.

PODCAST: The Kickers Podcast Episode 6 – Jay Feely
Scott Kaplan and John Carney are joined by former Jets & Cardinals kicker Jay Feely. Jay is now a college football and sideline reporter for CBS Sports. He talked about how he went from undrafted out of college to an every Sunday kicker in the NFL, the mental side to kicking and his career at Michigan.

Johnny Manziel’s agent issues ultimatum: Get treatment or find new rep – USA Today
Sports Agent Drew Rosenhaus has terminated his contract to represent Johnny Manziel and says that he will not be reinstating said contract unless the troubled QB gets treatment.


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