DAILY LINKS: Dodgers and Dave Roberts agree to four-year extension

Dave Roberts

Dodgers and Dave Roberts agree to a four-year contract – LA Times
The Dodgers insisted their objective was to sign manager Dave Roberts to a long-term contract since their season ended in late October and were confident they would eventually strike a deal. There were other, more urgent, matters to tend to first. It was just a matter of time. And on Monday, over a month after the team’s season ended with another World Series appearance with Roberts at the helm, the Dodgers crossed the priority off their offseason to-do list, announcing they signed the manager to a four-year deal.

Urban Meyer to retire after Rose Bowl, with Ryan Day taking over as Buckeyes head coach – ESPN
Urban Meyer is retiring as Ohio State’s coach after the Rose Bowl, and offensive coordinator Ryan Day will take over as head coach beginning Jan. 2, the school announced.

Kevin Kietzman joined Scott Kaplan: “There’s Going To Be More And More Coming Out On Hunt’s Volatile Behavior. I’m Not Sure He’ll Get A Second Chance”
From 810 WHB in Kansas City, Kevin Kietzman joined Scott Kaplan to talk about the tight race for the AFC West, the Chargers win over the Steelers, and Kareem Hunt’s release from the Chiefs.

Christine Brennan joined Ben & Woods: “It Is Unbelievable That In 2018…The NFL Let This Happen Again”
Christine Brennan shares her views on how the NFL has handled the Kareem Hunt / Reuben Foster situations in the last couple of weeks. What did they screw up, and what should have been done differently?

End of the Mike McCarthy Era in Green Bay: Week 13 in the NFL – Sports Illustrated
The Packers part ways with their longtime coach after a dismal Lambeau loss to the Cardinals—so where does that leave Aaron Rodgers and the franchise? Plus, Joey Bosa’s resurgence helps fuel a big-time Chargers win over the Steelers, the streaking Texans’ chemistry is just right, more on Kareem Hunt, and rest of the NFL news from Sunday and beyond.

Darren Sproles

Philadelphia Eagles sloppy, but get big win over reeling Washington Redskins – USA Today
Well, it wasn’t pretty. But a win’s a win. Facing a make-or-break situation entering the final month of the season, the Philadelphia Eagles pulled off a 28-13 victory over the Washington Redskins, who as losers of three straight are reeling while plagued by major injuries.

Ross Tucker joined Darren Smith: Chargers Steelers Breakdown & Why Haden’s Near Pick Changed The Game
NFL analyst Ross Tucker broke down the Chargers win over the Steelers, why the near-pick by Joe Haden was the game changer and Alabama’s epic win over Georgia.

Cristiano Ronaldo-Lionel Messi Ballon d’Or stranglehold over as Luka Modric crowned winner – ESPN
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has ended the Cristiano Ronaldo-Lionel Messi stranglehold on the Ballon d’Or. Modric, who led Real to their third consecutive Champions League and reached the World Cup final with Croatia this summer, capped off a memorable 2018 by winning European football’s oldest individual prize in a ceremony on Monday.

Heisman Trophy finalists 2018: Tua Tagovailoa, Kyler Murray, Dwayne Haskins heading to New York – CBS Sports
The Heisman Trust announced its finalists for the 2018 Heisman Trophy award on Monday night. There are three finalists this season, and they are Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray and Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.

Clean Your Drawers 2018

It’s Time To Clean Your Drawers!
Join The Mighty 1090 Thursday, December 13th and Friday, December 14th for our 9th annual “Clean Your Drawers” clothing & unwanted electronics drive! We’ll be at Gossmont Center on the 13th and the Dunkin Donuts off Rosecrans on the 14th. This year’s drive benefits Father Joe’s Villages. Plus, the San Diego Blood Bank will be on site with us both days and they need your help!  During the end-of-year holiday season, the local blood supply is at risk of dropping to critically low levels! We’ll be broadcasting LIVE from 6am-6pm on both days so come join us, Clean Your Drawers, donate blood and help out those in need this holiday season!

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