Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Wednesday

Posted by on May 17th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

****Hacksaw is Back****



NBA Lottery…..Celtics-Lakers-two storied franchises get the top two picks in the Tuesday night lottery…..Brooklyn, with worst record in NBA, wound up with lst pick-but had to transfer it to Celtics as part of the Paul Pierce-Kevin Garnett trade years ago…..The Lakers wound up with the 2nd choice.

Boston..Likely to take University of Washington G-Markelle Fultz…..

Lakers…Lined up to select UCLA G-Lonzon Ball at 2nd slot.

Philadelphia..Climbs to the 3rd selection..Kentucky G-DeAron Fox

Phoenix..will draft 4th..could take Kansas F-Josh Jackson.

Sacramento…gets 5th selection.


Golden State-W-San Antonio (136-100)…Warriors hit 18-3’s..shoot 58%..put 6-players in double figures…Spurs without Kawhi Leonard with lingering ankle issues…Warriors now lead (2-0) with series going back to San Antonio.

Cleveland-Boston..Game 1-Eastern finals coming up…Cavs coming off 7-days of rest..Celtics slogged thru 7-game series with Washington.

Houston..Coach Mike D’Antoni says G-James Harden suffered from fatigue in series with Warriors…leg weary.

Atlanta..Sources say C-Dwight Howard was stopped for traffic violations at 2am, the morning on the final game of the Hawks playoff series.

New Orleans…Ownership to keep GM-Dell Demps and coach Alvin Gentry despite (64-100) record the last two years..franchise riddled by injuries.

Indiana Pacers..Mourn passing of former player and coach George Irvine-passed at (69)-cancer.



(College Football)

San Diego State…Pulls out of negotiations with ‘Soccer City’ and Mayors Office over new MLS-Aztecs Stadium….School says it must have access to buy and develop 35-acres of land for future university development in addition to 35,000-seat stadium….Soccer City says school refused to negotiate and outgoing President Eliot Hershman walked away from talks as he prepared to leave University…Mayor Kevin Faulconer struck out in attempts to get interim leaders at University to find middle ground….Soccer City says it needs the 79-acres of Qualcomm land for future development to make funding work…not willing to turn over half the land to SDSU.


Chargers…Release OG-Orlando Franklin after 2-injury filled seasons…he got 20M-guaranteed from Bolts…Team takes 4.5M cap hit…Chargers have now dumped 3-OL starters from last year…including DJ Fluker-King Dunlap.

Chargers…Sign FA-CB-Tre Boston-ex Carolina Panther.

Chargers..Move rookie 3rd round draft pick Dan Feeney into starting center slot….2nd round pick Forrest Lamp to starting right guard…Center Matt Slauson to left guard.

(Roster Moves)

Patriots..OT-Sebastian Vollmer retires-hip injuries.
Jets..Release S-Marcus Gilchrist-fails to comeback from knee surgery
Bills..Release CBs-Marcus Cromartie-Marcus Roberson.
Seahawks..Release CB-Tharold Simon..CB-Perrish Cox..RB-Geo Farmer
Jaguars..Release NT-Louis Nix..S-Akeem Davis
Arizona..Release LB-Daryl Washington-coming off drug suspension
Bears..Release WR-Eddie Royal-leg injuries..DT-Will Sutton.
49ers..Release RB-DuJuan Harris
Saints..Release S-Shilo Keo
Denver..Release LS-Jeff Overbaugh
Atlanta..OG-Hugh Thornton retires


Seahawks…Confirm talked to agent for QB-Colin Kaperneck-ex 49ers-last Friday….Also had internal discussions about QB-Robert Griffin III.

Falcons..Sign FA-QB-Blaine Gabbert-ex-Jaguars-49ers
Falcons..Sign FA-QB-Matt Simms
Chiefs..Sign FA-S-Stanley Jean Baptiste-ex Saints
Vikings..Sign FA-WR-Michael Floyd-ex Cardinals.
Bears..Sign FA-DT-Jaye Howard-ex Chiefs..LB-Dan Skuta-ex-Jags
Bears..Sign FA-WR-Titus Davis-ex Titans
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-CB-Robert McClain-ex-Carolina
Colts..Sign FA-OT-Blake Miur-ex 49ers
Texans..Sign FA-OG-Brunco Giacomini-ex Seahawks
Texans..Sign FA-DT-Jimmie Staten-ex Colts
Seahawks..Sign FA-TE-Bryce Williams-RB-Mike Davis-ex 49ers
Arizona..Sign FA-CB-Jameel Rolle-ex Ravens
Bills..Sign FA-LB-Carl Bradford-ex 49ers
Saints..Sign FA-OT-Khalief Barnes-ex Raiders..TE-Clay Harbor-ex-Eagles
Colts..Sign FA-DT-Josh Boyd-ex 49ers

Minnesota..Sign FA-QB-Tommy Armstrong-Nebraska
Eagles..Sign FA-RB-Corey Clement-Wisconsin..QB-Greg Ward-Houston
Dallas..Sign FA-QB-Austin Appleby-Florida..QB-Cooper Rush-Central Michigan.
Giants..Sign FA-RB-Khalid Abdullah-James Madison
Jets..Sign FA-WR-KD Cannon-Baylor..WR-Gabe Marks-Wash St.
Eagles..Sign FA-DE-Charles Walter-Alabama
Ravens..Sign FA-QB-Zach Terrell-Western Michigan
Raiders..Sign FA-WR-Pharoh Brown-Oregon..WR-Ishmael Zamora-Baylor

(Free Agent Visits)

Patriots..RB-Christine Michael-ex Seahawks..LB-Andrew Gachkar-Dallas
Jets..RB-Stevan Ridley-ex Patriots
Jaguars..WR-Victor Cruz-ex Giants
Browns..S-Jason McCourty-ex Titans
Chicago..RB-Dennard Robinson-ex Jaguars
Chiefs..K-Garrett Huntley-ex Saints


Cleveland..NFL denies reinstatement drug troubled WR-Josh Gordon..has been out 2-years with failed drug tests.

Bengals..Owner Mike Brown says RB-Joe Mixon has paid price to society in domestic abuse case at Oklahoma.

Bengals..CB-Pac Man Jones guilty of unruly behaviour in bar incident

Dallas..LB-Roland McClain arrested again-drug-gun issues-Alabama…sat out all last year.

Seattle..DT-Juron Reed under investigation-sexual assault

Chiefs..QB-Pat Mahomes escapes injury in armed robber at house-thieves caught later in Tyler, Texas.

Houston..LB-Max Bullough-suspended 4G-drug violation.
Rams..DT-Darien Easley ordered to pay 150,000-damages-former teammate bitten by dog.
Jaguars..OT-Brandon Albert-no show at workouts-not talked to team since April trade-has 1-year left on contract.

Chiefs..Fire Will Lewis-Director Player Personnel..Trip McCracken-Director of Administration.

Baltimore..Former WR-Michael Jackson-killed in motorcycle accident in Louisiana…was (48)

Washington…ex GM-Scott McCloughan may file grievance against club…refusing to pay (4Y-6M) contract owed…was terminated with reports of alchol issues.

Yale Lary…ex-Detroit Lions star punter 1950s-dies (81)
Len Rohde..longtime 49ers offensive tackle 1950s-dies (79)
Clarence Williams..ex-Packers DE-dies (70)-Lombardi era
Nick Buonoconti..legendary Dolphins LB-suffering dementia.


Browns..Lose rookie CB-Howard Watson-3rd round pick-fractured kneecap.
Packers..LB-Vince Biegel-surgery-knee injury in camp
Arizona..WR-John Brown cleared full practice-surgery last year.



Padres-L-Brewers (6-2)…Milwaukee scored 5R-in 1st inning off Clayton Richard…Eric Sogard career high 4-hits for Brewers…San Diego now (15-26)

San Diego-Milwaukee..Wednesday matchup..Jhoulys Chacis (4-3)-vs- Matt Garza (2-0).

Padres..OF-Travis Jankowski-MRI shows chip fracture in foot in addition to bone bruise…out 6-more weeks.
Padres…Put P-Christian Friederich-Buddy Baumann on 60D-DL
Padres..OF-Matt Szczu to play leftfield after deal with Cubs.
Padres..Sign FA-P-Jose Valdez-cut by Angels
Padres..Trade P-Barry Enright to Rockies for minor leaguer

Dodgers-L-Giants (2-1)..Brandon Belt solo HR…Rich HIll (5inn-1R-6H-6K) in first start coming off DL with blister issues.

LA-San Francisco…Afternoon game..Clayton Kershaw (6-2)-vs-Johnny Cueto (4-2).

Dodgers..Sign FA-P-Justin Marks-ex-Miami
Dodgers..DL-OF-Andrew Toles-torn knee ligament
Dodgers..DL-P-Adam Liberatore-groin
Dodgers..Move OF-Andre Ethier to 60-day-DL
Dodgers..DL-P-Kenta Maeda-hamstring
Dodgers..Acquire P-Vic Roache from Milwaukee
Dodgers..Sign FA-P-Logan Darnell-ex Twins
Dodgers..P-Grant Drayton sent to AAA

Angels-W-White Sox..Albert Pujols 2R-single early..RBI single in extra innings

Halos-Chisox..Wednesday..Matt Shoemaker (2-2)-vs-Miguel Gonzalez

Angels..IF-Yunel Escobar-out 4W-hamstring
Angels..P-Andrew Bailey-shutdown again-shoulder setback
Angels..P-John Lamb-50G suspension-positive drug test.

(Roster Moves)

Atlanta..Release 1B-Ryan Howard-hitting (.188) in AAA
Tigers..Release 1B-James Loney-hitting (.200)
White Sox..P-Corey Leubke-retires-had 3-elbow surgeries
Cubs..Release C-Carlos Corporan
Giants..DFA-OF-Drew Stubbs
A’s..DFA-OF-Jaff Dacker
A’s…Release P-Ross Detwiler
Toronto..DFA-P-Neil Ramirez
Blue Jays..DFA-P-Mat Latos..(5.05) with 6-teams over 3-years
Twins..Release OF-Quentin Berry

Minnesota…Trades SS-Danny Santana to Braves.
Tampa Bay…deals P-Bryan Bonnell to Mariners
Phillies..sign FA-P-Casey Fien-ex Seattle
Toronto..Callup P-Mike Bolsinger from AAA
Texas..Sign FA-OF-Drew Stubbs
Mets..Sign FA-P-Blake Bevan-ex Mariners
Giants..Sign FA-P-Vic Black-ex Mets
Milwaukee..Sign FA-OF-Michael Choice-ex Blue Jay
Miami..Sign FA-2B-Mike Aviles-ex Indians
Reds..Sign FA-OF-Pete O’Brien-ex Arizona
Toronto..Re-sign FA-C-Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
Mets..Sign FA-P-Tom Milone-ex A’s
Mets..Sign FA-P-Neil Ramirez-ex Cubs-Blue Jays
Orioles..Sign OF-Adam Walker-ex Braves
Twins..Sign FA-P-Adam Wilk-ex-Mets
Seattle..Sign FA-P-Tyler Cloyd-ex Phillies
Seattle..Sign FA-P-Casey Lawrence-ex Blue Jays
Miami..Sign FA-2B-Nick Noonan-ex Tigers-Padres
Arizona..Sign FA-P-Aaron Laffey-independent league
Eric Gagne..ex-Dodgers closer signs with LI Ducks-independent league

Texas..Scouts Japanese star Shohei Otani-tells him he can pitch and DH if he signs with Rangers.

Washington..Sign OF-Bryce Harper-1Y-extension for 2018..will get 13M this year…(21.6M) next season.

Mets..3G-suspension Matt Harvey cost pitcher (84,000) in salary for no-show incident a week ago.


Phillies…3Y-extension to manager Pete Mackanin

Steve Palermo..former umpire passes away (67)..paralyzed in shooting by a robber-end his career.

Doug DeCinces…ex Orioles-Angel faces 20-to-30Y in prison..found guilty 13-counts of thefts by running 40M-ponzi scheme.

Indians…Owner Larry Dolan says he is not ready to make decisioh on ‘Chief Wahoo’ team logo.

A’s..Say they have settled on two sights for new stadium…neither at Oakland Coliseum location.

Red Sox..David Ortiz new biography says ex-Boston manager Bobby Valentine was arrogant-irrational-disrespectful-clueless when he managed team.


Seattle..P-Hashisi Iwakuma-DL-shoulder-4 starters on DL now
Seattle..OF-Robbie Cano-DL-quad
Mets..P-Jeury Familia-out 4-months-blood clot-shoulder surgery
Mets..2B-Asdrubal Cabrera-torn thumb ligament
Yankees..DL-P-Aroldis Chapman-shoulder soreness
Boston..P-Drew Pomeranz-MRI-bicep clean
Giants..DL-OF-Hunter Pence-hamstring
Giants..DL-P-Mark Melanson-forearm
Milwaukee..DL-OF-Ryan Braun-hamstring
Orioles..DL-P-Zach Britton-out 8W-shoulder
Cubs..DL-OF-Jason Heyward-knee
Cubs..DL-P-Brett Andersonback
Pirates..P-Jameson Taillon-testicular cancer surgery
Arizona..DL-OF-AJ Pollock-groin
Arizona..OF-David Peralta-knee issues
Arizona..P-Shelby Miller-out 4-months-elbow surgery
White Sox..C-Geo Soto-knee surgery
Colorado..DL-SS-Trevor Story-shoulder
Texas..DL-OF-Carlos Gomez-groin
Toronto..DL-P-Francisco Liriano-shoulder
Toronto..C-Russell Martin-shoulder.
Pirates.OF-Greg Polanco-out hamstring
Miami..DL-SS-Adeny Hecchavaria-oblque
Miami..P-Wie Chen-suffers shoulder setback in rehab
Miami..OF-Martin Prado back on DL-hamstring



Ducks-L-Nashville (2-1)…Predators outshoot Anaheim (40-20)…score 2-goals in 3rd period against John Gibson..lead series (2-1).

Penguins-Ottawa…Series tied (1-1) 3-tonite in Ottawa

Edmonton..D-Andrej Sekera to miss 9-months with knee surgery rehab

Las Vegas…Golden Knights sign Russian goal scoring star Vadim Shipachyou..scored 20-goals..70-points in 70-games in KHL.

Las Vegas..announce working agreement with AHL-Chicago Wolves.

Gulls..Exit interviews with players after losing 4-straight games in playoffs to San Jose….2nd year in a row Gulls got knocked out of playoffs early with callups and injuries.

NY GM-Jim Schoenfeld of AHL-Hartford Wolfpack..and Coach Ken Gernander-spent 10Y on job…Hire Chris Drury as AHL-GM.

Blues..Fire 4-assistant coaches-including Rick Wilson-Steve Thomas

Sabres..Hire Jason Botterill as GM-spent 10Y with Penguins as assistant GM.

Florida..Interview Phil Housely-Nashville for head coaching job



NASCAR…Driver Arik Amendola released from hospital with fractured vertebrae after violent rear end fiery crash during Kansas 400.

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