DAILY LINKS: Are you ready to ‘Celebrate San Diego’?

AUDIO: Trevor Hoffman: “This Is All About What’s Great In San Diego”
Padres legend Trevor Hoffman returns to the Scott & BR Show to help promote this weekend’s “Celebrate SD” event down at Petco Park.

VIDEO: BR: Let’s Celebrate Our Great City!
Join Billy Ray Smith, Trevor Hoffman, Andy Green, Nick Hardwick and any more athletes and leaders at the Padres Celebrate San Diego Rally this Saturday at Petco Park from 10-3.

AUDIO: Wayne Partello: “This Isn’t About The Padres, This Is About All The Teams”
Chief Marketing Officer of the Padres, Wayne Partello tells us more about the Celebrate San Diego Rally.

SDSU football adds home-and-home series with BYU in 2019-20 – San Diego Union-Tribune
The Aztecs’ focus has been on scheduling Pac-12 opponents for future non-conference games. BYU provides a challenge on par with those schools, while resuming a history disrupted when the Cougars became an independent following the 2010 season.

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The Breitbard Hall of Fame, established in 1953 by Robert Breitbard, honors athletes who have excelled athletically in San Diego or who are native San Diegans and have achieved athletic fame elsewhere. Make sure you get your tickets to this year’s Salute to the Champions dinner!

Los Angeles Yearns for Football Relevance: Beloved San Diego Chargers Relocates to LA with Little Excitement and Low Expectations – The Elm
In a move stalled by years of push-back and complications, the National Football League finally approved the relocation of the San Diego Chargers to Los Angeles, one year after LA acquired the Rams from St. Louis. The decision came with serious backlash from San Diego fans saying goodbye to their team of 56 years, heightened by the even more serious apathy from LA residents. The move only further complicates the state of LA sports culture, which is currently in both a slump and an identity crisis.

Christian Bethancourt will pitch at Spring Training – Gaslamp Ball
After making a couple of emergency pitching appearances for San Diego in 2016 (both of which were quite impressive for what they were), the team continued to give him mound time throughout the Winter. Bethancourt spent the offseason playing in the Panamanian Winter League splitting time between outfielder, designated hitter, and pitcher.

AUDIO: Tony Gwynn Jr. “Dodgers Are The Team To Beat”
Tony Gwynn Jr. previewed the start of spring training, which team made the biggest splash in free agency and why the Dodgers are the team to beat in a competitive NL West.

Legal bills mounting in Beth Burns case – San Diego Union-Tribune
Had San Diego State, when it summoned Beth Burns to a meeting in April 2013 with the athletic director and a human resource representative, fired its longtime women’s basketball coach without cause and simply paid her the final four years of her contract, it would have cost the university $880,000.

Instead, it fired her with cause and embarked on a three-year legal odyssey that already has cost the California State University system — and, by extension, taxpayers — more than that in legal fees alone, regardless of whether the $3.35 million awarded to Burns last September by a jury in San Diego Superior Court is overturned on appeal.

Lonzo Ball Did His Best Steph Curry Impression And Sunk Oregon – Deadspin
The Bruins managed to continually chip into the Ducks’ lead and they eventually took the lead for good with four minutes left. Superstar freshman Lonzo Ball was huge at the end of the game, and he slammed the Ducks’ coffin shut with a tough layup in traffic and a stepback three from way outside.

Magic Johnson says he wants to ‘call the shots’ with Lakers – USA Today
Magic Johnson said he wants to “call the shots’’ for the Los Angeles Lakers, a week after it was announced he has rejoined the team as an adviser to owner Jeanie Buss.

 

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