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Magic abruptly steps down as Lakers president – ESPN
In a bombshell that sent shock waves throughout the Lakers organization and the NBA as a whole, a teary-eyed Magic Johnson announced Tuesday night that he is stepping down after just two years as the team’s president of basketball operations.

Jonah Keri joined Ben & Woods: “From The Outside, People Are Underestimating Just How Good This (Padres) Team Is”
Jonah Keri of The Athletic on why he has the Padres at #8 in his Power Rankings this week and why people may be underestimating how good this Padres team is.

Lucchesi’s scoreless streak ends harshly – MLB
At least Joey Lucchesi had company Tuesday night. Lucchesi and Mets ace Jacob deGrom were the National League’s only pitchers to have accumulated at least 10 scoreless innings without allowing a run. Both streaks ended in the second inning of the hurlers’ respective games. Of course, the only pitcher the Padres cared about was Lucchesi, who endured one of the roughest outings of his Major League career in a 7-2 loss to the Giants.

Darren Balsley joined Darren Smith: On A Fun Padres Dugout & How Sustainable The Bullpen Innings Are
Padres pitching coach Darren Balsley on being part of a fun dugout, why he’s happy with the early returns of the young pitching staff, how sustainable the starters to relievers pitching ratio is and why the players insist Jordans are dress shoes.

Video: Gulls playoff picture: Win and they’re in
Gulls play-by-play man Andy Zilch gets you ready for the final week of regular season AHL hockey as the Gulls try to secure their spot in the Calder Cup playoffs.

Eagles

Win Tickets To See The Eagles In Vegas!
Listen to the Scott & BR Show all week for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the September 27th, 2019 Eagles Concert in Las Vegas,! Plus, two nights hotel at The MGM Grand (9/27-9/29) & $100 Visa Gift Card for gas!

Mark Sweeney joined Scott & BR: “Sky’s The Limit For Tatis. He Makes You Forget That He’s 20 Years Old”
Fox Sports Padres Analyst Mark Sweeney joined Scott Kaplan to talk about the Padres comeback win over the Giants, Tatis Jr.’s hot start and if he is expecting a possible playoff push for the Padres this season.

The 10 Golfers With the Most at Stake at the 2019 Masters – SI
Can Jordan Spieth snap out of his slump? Can Rory McIlroy achieve golf immortality? Or will Tiger Woods cap the greatest comeback in golf history? SI.com examines the 10 most intriguing golfers leading into the 2019 Masters.

Shane Bacon joined Darren Smith: “I Don’t Know If Rory Will Ever Be Playing As Good Of Golf As He Is Now”
Fox Sports golf analyst Shane Bacon previewed the Masters, why the main story from August is Rory McIlroy and why Xander Schauffele might be the most underrated golfer on the course.

Aaron Rodgers & Mike McCarthy

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers reveals he played 2018 season on fractured leg – USA Today
Aaron Rodgers played his 2018 season not only on a sprained left knee, but also a broken leg. For the first time Tuesday, the Green Bay Packers quarterback revealed the extent of the knee injury that affected his entire 2018 season.

John Clayton joined Scott & BR: “I Think Rosen Will Be Traded And Kyler Will Be The First Pick In The Draft”
NFL Insider John Clayton joined Scott to talk about what the Cardinals will do with their #1 pick and the latest with the XFL.

Dirk Nowitzki announces retirement from NBA after 21 seasons with Dallas Mavericks – USA Today
After a season of speculation, Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki has made it official: he is retiring from the NBA. The future Hall of Famer made the announcement Tuesday night following the Mavericks’ regular-season home finale.

Cronin leaves Cincinnati to take UCLA job – ESPN
One hundred days since UCLA fired Steve Alford, the Bruins finally have their new head coach. Mick Cronin, who led the Cincinnati Bearcats to nine consecutive NCAA tournament appearances, has agreed to a six-year, $24 million contract with UCLA, it was announced Tuesday.

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