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Stephen Strasburg’s Stellar Start Saves Nationals, Forces Game 5 Against Cubs – Sports Illustrated
The NLDS is going back to Washington. Thanks to Stephen Strasburg’s brilliant start and a late grand slam off the bat of Michael A. Taylor, the Nationals topped the Cubs, 5–0, in Game 4 of the NLDS to avoid elimination and force a winner-take-all Game 5 in the nation’s capital on Thursday night.

Yes, he Didi! Shortstop’s two homers power Yankees to ALCS – ESPN
In the winner-take-all Game 5 of the American League Division Series, Gregorius replaced Jeter. His two homers for the ages in the first three innings chased Corey Kluber and provided the Yankees with the runs they needed to advance to the American League Championship Series with a 5-2 win over the Cleveland Indians.

They overcame a two-games- to-none deficit, and eliminated the defending AL champions, who were the hottest team entering the postseason.

AUDIO: SD Sign Guy: “This Is The Perfect Platform To Go After The NFL”
SD Sign Guy Joseph Macrae joined Scott and BR to talk about this week’s airplane flyover in Oakland.

What Sign Should Fly Over The Chargers/Raiders Game This Weekend? – Mighty 1090
The Los Angeles Chargers and Oakland Raiders are relocating away from their home markets and The Mighty 1090 listeners get to choose which sign will fly over their game this weekend in Oakland, California. Click to vote!

VIDEO: Darren Smith: Nightmare Scenario For U.S. Soccer
Darren Smith breaks down the U.S. Men’s National Team’s disaster performance against Trinidad and Tobago, which cost the team a chance to go to Russia in 2018 for the World Cup.

AUDIO: Landon Donovan: “I Never Got The Sense That They Were Urgent In What They Were Doing”
Landon Donovan discussed the USMNT’s stunning failure to qualify for the World Cup, if wholesale changes are needed and why the long term effect isn’t yet known…including on Soccer City vote.

NFL players’ union to join owners meeting to talk anthem controversy – ESPN
When the NFL owners convene in New York next week and discuss the national anthem controversy that has taken hold of the league, they will be joined by representatives from the players’ union.

VIDEO: Kaplan: Don’t Give Up On San Diego As A Sports City
Scott Kaplan shares his thoughts on why we shouldn’t give up on San Diego as a sports city, and why supporting the Aztecs this weekend against Boise State is important for the community!

AUDIO: Christian Chapman: “We’re Trying To Go Undefeated Out Here”
SDSU Senior QB Christian Chapman joined Scott and BR to talk about Saturday’s match up vs Boise St., the fans coming out to support them and his alma mater Carslbad High School.

As his name surfaces for other jobs, Aztecs’ Rocky Long says “I’m very content where I am” – Union Tribune
Word was barely out Monday morning that Oregon State and football coach Gary Andersen had agreed to “mutually part” ways when the tweets started coming about possible replacement candidates for the Beavers.

Said one: “If I’m Oregon State, the first person I’m calling for that job is Rocky Long.”

AUDIO: Cal Ripken Jr: “It Was Great To Have Someone Like Tony To Share The HOF Induction With”
Legendary Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr joins Sileo on Wednesday morning to talk some baseball, including the 2017 MLB playoffs and how he remembers his induction ceremony in 2007 with our own Tony Gwynn.

Woman Who Released Chris Foerster Video: Footage Is Just ‘Tip of the Iceberg’ – Sports Illustrated
The woman who released the video of former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman coach Chris Foerster snorting a white substance off a desk said she did so to expose racial inequality, she said on ESPN Radio on Wednesday.

She also said she has other footage, and that the published video was just “the tip of the iceberg.”

Louisville ‘has parted ways’ with assistant coach Jordan Fair – USA Today
The University of Louisville announced in a statement Wednesday night that it has “parted ways” with assistant men’s basketball coach Jordan Fair.

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