DAILY LINKS: #LindaStrong raises over $20,000

Susan G Komen San Diego Race For the Cure

Thank You For Supporting Team #LindaStrong!
Thank you to all the Scott and BR Great Friends, Mighty 1090 listeners, our BCA family, & Susan G. Komen San Diego for a wonderful event! And a HUGE thank you for all your donations and support! We raised over 20K in honor of the very special Linda Welby in the fight to end breast cancer! #LindaStrong

JD Wicker joined Ben & Woods: “San Diego State University Needs To Continue Growing Like We Have Been”
SDSU Athletic Director JD Wicker makes one final push for Measure G and Mission Valley. Listen here for his vision for the Mission Valley land, stadium design, the university’s needs, and more.

Juan Carlos Rodriguez joined Ben & Woods: “If (Soccer City) Gets The Yes, We Get Shovels In The Ground Immediately”
Juan Carlos Rodriguez of Univision Deportes and a backer of Soccer City, makes his final plea to our listeners about why they should vote for Measure E. Listen here to get his vision for Mission Valley, what Soccer City will bring to San Diego, and the future of entertainment in our city.

Saints
Drew Brees, Saints deal Rams first loss as rally fizzles – ESPN
Drew Brees completed a 72-yard pass to Michael Thomas for a touchdown late and effectively ended the Los Angeles Rams’ perfect record and comeback bid, as the Rams fell to the New Orleans Saints 45-35 at the Superdome.

Unnamed Soccer Podcast: MLS Playoffs + Beer Breaks
Jordan Carruth and Darren Smith recap the Knockout Round in MLS. DC United and LAFC looked great on television but what happened in Houston? Beer breaks and more on the latest edition of the Unnamed Soccer Podcast!

Padres designate Makita, outright Dickerson – Padres.com
It’s officially roster-crunch month for the Padres, and the first dominoes fell on Friday. The club had four players who needed to be reinstated from the 60-day disabled list and only two roster places available. So the Padres designated right-hander Kazuhisa Makita for assignment, and they outrighted outfielder Alex Dickerson, who has elected free agency.

DS Clayton Kershaw
Kershaw, Dodgers reach 3-year, $93M deal – Dodgers.com
Clayton Kershaw reached a three-year, $93 million contract extension with no opt-outs with the Dodgers on Friday shortly before he was eligible to end his current deal. Kershaw, 30, had signed a seven-year, $215 million contract in 2013 that included a player option to become a free agent after five seasons. By opting out, he would have walked away from $65 million guaranteed over the next two seasons.

Our Rendezvous Podcast: #SVBBQFest”
From a Food Network Star to one of the meatiest beef ribs you’ve ever seen, this episode of Our Rendezvous is bound to make you hungry. Ben and Shel venture to the annual Spring Valley Tailgate & BBQ Festival, where the sample pork, chicken, ribs, desserts and more.

Philip Rivers, Chargers look legit after passing tough road test – ESPN
If the Los Angeles Chargers want to go where they believe they can go — a deep run in the playoffs — they have to win tough games on the road in the second half of the season.

Scott Kaplan, Steve Fisher, Billy Ray Smith
Steve Fisher joined the Scott Kaplan SOLO Podcast
The legendary head coach talked retired life, his son Mark continuing to coach despite having ALS, his upbringing, his thoughts on SoccerCity vs SDSU West, and the upcoming SDSU Basketball season.

Sources: Luke Walton takes heat from Magic Johnson for Lakers’ start – ESPN
In a meeting on Tuesday, following a winless two-game trip, Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson admonished coach Luke Walton for the team’s sluggish start to the season, league sources told ESPN. Johnson’s cutting appraisal elevated an already acute awareness within the Lakers coaching staff that there are intense and immediate pressures on Walton to deliver the franchise a winner in short order.

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