Best 15 Minutes Sports-Thursday August 20th

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———–Program Note…Hacksaw-on-TV—-

Join Lee ‘Hacksaw’ Hamilton on XETV-San Diego 6…both Saturday & Sunday nights for his 1-Man’s Opinion and Hacksaw’s Headlines segments….On Air around 10:40pm both weekend nights.



Padres-W-Braves (3-2)..Yanger Solarte single-double-HR…Tyson Ross (6inn-1R)….Padres have won 7-of-9 but little movement in playoff race….Team went (10-9) in 19-game span against weakest teams in baseball…killed themsleves in playoff race losing 3-straight at home to woeful Phillies.
San Diego…off day today…Cardinals-best record in baseball in town tomorrow-3 game series/

Padres-Rangers…Trade…San Diego ships OF-Will Venable to Texas for C-Marcus Greene and player to be named later…Green (.218) on DL recovering from elbow surgery.
Padres..Callup OF-Travis Jankowski (.335) at San Antonio-El Paso this season…25-Extra base hits.
Padres…P-Dale Thayer clears waivers-heads to El Paso to strengthen ailing shoulder.
Padres..P-Brandon Morrow undergoes debridement surgery for shoulder impingement…4-6-month rehab…might come back to spring training.

Dodgers-L-A’s (5-2)…Blue choked off…A’s Jesse Chavez throws 2-hitter..Oakland wins 2nd in row vs LA…Dodgers (5-2) last seven.
Dodgers…Off day today…open series in Houston on Friday.

Dodgers-Phillies…Trade…LA acquires 2B-Chase Utley (.217) for 2-minor leaguers…OF-Darnell Sweeney-32 SB-Oklahoma City….P-John Richie-2nd round pick-Class A ball…LA takes on 4M more in salary commitments.
Dodgers-Red Sox…Trade Talks for OF-Alejandro deAza for minor leaguer.
Dodgers…Fire 6-people from International Scouting Department-including VP-Scouting Bob Engle.
Dodgers..Hire Ron Roenicke-3rd base coach-ex Brewers manager…reassign Lorenzo Bundy as OF-Coach.

Dodgers…Demote P-Mat Latos to bullpen (6.25ERA) in 3-starts…will go with 4-man rotation….Clayton Kershaw-Zack Greinke will make 7-of-next 14-starts because of off days in schedule.

Dodgers…OF-Yasiel Puig injures right hamstring…hurt left hamstring twice earlier this season.
Dodgers..DL-P-Juan Nicasio-ribcage…DL-P-Joel Peralta-neck..P-Carlos Frias sent to 60D-DL-reinjure back
Dodgers..Release OF-Chris Heisey

Angels-W-White Sox (1-0)…..C-Carlos Perez solo HR…Jared Weaver 6-shutout innings for Halos…Mike Scoscia wins replay challenge-overturning call in 9th inning to preserve victory
Halos-Chicago…close out series tonite.

Angels…SS-Eric Aybar-back issues
Angels..Option P-Matt Shoemaker to Salt Lake City…Call up 3B-Caleb Cowart (.323) at AAA..


Yankees-W-Twins..Greg Bird hits 2-2R-HRs…Nathan Eokvaldi (13-2) for NY…Yanks 2G-lead over Blue Jays..NY won 6-of-8
Blue Jays-L-Phillies..Jeff Francoer-Andres Blanco solo HRs for Philadelphia..Jays cooling off on road-lost 3-of-5
Mets-L-Orioles..Baltimore hits 3-home runs…Henry Urruita walkoff HR in 9th.
Cardinals-W-Giants…Yadier Molina HR-RBI single..
Pirates-W-Diamondbacks..JA Happ (6-innings-0 R) for Bucs..Pittsburgh (71-47)
Royals-W-Reds…Lorenzo Cain 2R-single..
Indians-L-Red Sox..Jackie Bradley 3R-HR…Boston hits 4-homers. .
Cubs-L-Tigers…Detroit jumps on Jon Lester (7R-2inn)..Nick Castellanos Grand Slam HR-solo HR…Tigers 15R-21 Hits in win.
Astros-W-Rays..Carlos Correa solo HR-RBI single …
Nationals-W-Rockies..Stephen Strasburg 7-shutout innings..Jason Werth 2R-triple..Nats just (2-6) last week…
Brewers-W-Marlins..Ryan Braun hits 252nd career HR…club all time leader .
Rangers-W-Mariners..Elvis Andrus-Mitch Moreland combine 6RBI…Texas won 12-of-16

(Front Office)

Red Sox..Hire Dave Dombrowski as President Baseball Operations-was ex-Tigers GM…Current GM-Ben Cherrington quits….Will hire a new GM.
Boston..Hire Jerry DiPoto-ex Angels GM-as consultant.
Red Sox..Manager John Farrell leaves club for rest of year to begin chemo for Stage 1-Chemo for Lymphoma Cancer.
Brewers…Begin search for new GM after Doug Melvin quits after 13Y on job.
Washington…Rumors Manager Matt Williams on hot seat as team falls out of playoff race.


Giants..DL-OF-Hunter Pence-oblique..2B-Joe Panik-epidural shot in back…P-Mike Leake-re-examine hamstring.
Phillies…OF-Maikel Franco-season ending fractured wrist
Cardinals..DL-OF-Randal Grichuk-elbow
Rangers..MRI-OF-Josh Hamilton-knee
A’s..DL-1B-Ike Davis-hip
Marlins..DL-P-David Phelps-season ending fractured forearm.
Red Sox…Surgery P-Koji Uehara-broken wrist
Marlins…DL-P-Jose Fernandez-strained bicep after just 5-starts.
Mets..DL-P-Bob Parnell-more neck issues…P-Jerry Blevins-refractures pitching arm-falling off curve…P-Ralf Montero-reinjures rotator cuff.
Blue Jays..OF-Michael Saunders shutdown for season-reinjure knee again
Twins..P-Glenn Perkins-more neck problems.
Indians..3B-Chris Johnson-hospitalized with insect bite infection.

(Roster Moves)

Indians-Braves…Trade-Tribe gets 3B-Chris Johnson for OF-Michael Bourne-Nick Swisher.
Phillies-Rangers…Trade…Texas acquires P-Taylor Pasternicky
Royals..Sign FA-P-Joba Chamberlain-Blue Jays..P-Wandy Rodriguez-Rangers.
Red Sox-Rangers..Boston sells 1B-Mike Napoli to Texas.
Red Sox…DFA-P-Justin Masterson….Sign FA-P-Rich Hill
Diamondbacks-Blue Jays..Toronto acquires SS-Cliff Pennington.
Arizona-Astros..Houston trades for P-Oliver Perez
Braves..Sign FA-P-Edwin Jackson-ex Cubs
Cubs..Sign FA-P-Trevor Cahill-ex Dodgers-Diamondbacks.
White Sox..Sign FA-OF-John Mayberry
Astros..Release P-Jose Veras.
Orioles..Release OF-Travis Snider

Baseball History…Yesterday was anniversary of St. Louis Browns using midget Eddie Gaedel as pinch-hitter in game against Tigers P-Bob Cain…Wore uniform number 1/8….walked on 4-pitchers…Owner Bill Veeck ordered to release Gaedel after the game for publicity stunt…August 19, 1951.


Chargers…Final workout open to public before team wraps up training camp…RB-Melvin Gordon sits out workout with minor ankle issue…LB-Danzell Perryman held out of workout…CB-Jason Verrett misses workout…Coach Mike McCoy refuses to talk about any injuries.
Chargers..QB-Philip Rivers new deal (4Y-84M) includes 37M-guaranteed money this year (22M-bonus-15M-salary) 5Y-No Trade Clause.
Chargers…OL suffering dehydration problems…Coach Mike McCoy pushes team thru nearly 3-hour workout in intense heat
Chargers…Lose OL-depth with G-Johnny Troutman-broken arm…lose LB-Tourek Williams-broken foot…1-likely headed to 8W-IR list.
Chargers..Acquire blocking TE-Logan Stokes from Patriots off waivers.

NFL…Judge Richard Berman criticizes league in 2nd hearing on Tom Brady appeal…Judge infers NFL violated fairness issue-cites 3-legal issues….Orders lawyers both sides to reopen negotiations on settlement…or he will order them back into court August 31st for decision….Reports Brady offering to accept a 1-game suspension for ‘failure to cooperate’ in Deflate-Gate hearing….Judge did not ask 2-Patriots administrative assistants to appear at hearing yesterday.

NFL-LA…Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he is ‘big fan’ of Rams owner Stan Kroenke…infers he prefers Hollywood Park sight for LA expansion.
NFL-LA…Sources say NFL will not hold a ‘vote’ to determine who goes to LA but will ‘manage’ the outcome
NFL-St Louis…Judge dismisses lawsuit against Governor Jay Nixon…’right to use State Funds’ on Rams new stadium….Judge earlier ruled City has right to extend hotel-motel tax to fund new stadium.

NFL…Mourns passing of Giants legend Frank Gifford…Monday Nite Football star with Howard Cosell-Don Meredith…CBS-Voice NFL…”Class of Giants”.
Redskins…President Bruce Allen says team will not drop nickname Redskins as part of deal to get financing for new stadium.
NFL..Demotes Ted Cottrell as Discipline Officer on Player Appeals-promotes Derrick Brooks-ex Bucs star-to decide penalties.
Miami…Jim Turner-fired OL coach-files lawsuit against Lawyer Ted Wells for defamation in Dolphins Hazing Gate-scandal.
Jets..Ex-Jets S-Dmitri Patterson arrested again-domestic abuse-hit ex girlfriend while holding child-arguing over child visitation.


Jets..QB-Geno Smith will not be placed on 8W-IR with double fracture of jaw from sucker punch….might be out just 4W.
Vikings..OT-Phil Loadholt-placed on IR-gone for year-ruptured Achilles.
Dolphins..S-Louis Delmas-retears ACL-2nd year in a row.
Bills…DE-Jairus Wynn-gone for year-torn ACL-knee…RB-LeSean McCoy-hamstring…4RBs out workouts hurt
Carolina..WR-Kelvin Benjamin-MRI-torn ACL-knee-gone for year…already lost WR-Stephen Hill for year-knee.
Bears..WR-Kevin White-top pick-gone for year..Shin surgery.
Raiders..WR-Andre Holmes-4W-fractured hand.
Redskins..WR-DeSean Jackson-shoulder separation..Lose TE-Logan Paulson-Niles Paul-RB-Silas Redd for year with surgeries.
Jets..CB-Dee Milliner-torn tendon wrist-out 8W
Cardinals..WR-Michael Floyd-out 4W-3 dislocated fingers.
Browns..WR-Terrelle Pryor-injures hamstring after impressive week of workouts.
Steelers..K-Shaun Suisham-gone for year-torn ACL.
Texans..Surgery RB-Arian Foster-likely 8W-IR-for sports hernia.
Jaguars..TE-Julius Thomas-broken hand-out 8W…S-Jon Cyprien-fractured finger-out 4W
Chiefs…OT-Eric Fisher-out 3W-ankle sprain.
Seahawks..QB-Tavaris Jackson-out 6W-ankle.
Tampa Bay..OT-Demar Dotson-out 6W-strained knee.
Browns..QB-Connor Shaw-out for season-fractured thumb.
Saints..RB-CJ Spiller-4W-knee sprain..CB-Brandon Browner-bruised knee..LB-Dannelle Ellerbee-strained knee.
Rams..CB-EJ Gaines-gone for year-broken foot…OT-Roger Saffold-shoulder
Eagles..Surgery TE-Zach Ertz-Groin
Bengals..RB-Rex Burkhead-neck..RB-Ced Peerman-knee.
Cowboys..RB-Gus Johnson-shoulder separation..RB-Joe Randle-oblique…5RB’s hurt
Giants..S-Landon Collins-out knee sprain….4DBs-hurt
Ravens..WR-Breshard Perriman-remains out 2nd straight week-sprained knee..DE-Brent Urban-8W-torn bicep.

(Roster Moves)

Cardinals..Sign FA-RB-Chris Johnson-ex Titans
Giants..Sign FA-Brandon Meriweather-ex Redskins
Bills..Sign FA-DE-Red Bryant-ex Seattle…LB-IK Eremkpali-ex Jets….CB-Ev Lankster-ex Patriots
Jets..Sign FA-QB-Matt Flynn-ex Packers-Seahawks.
Redskins..Sign TE-DJ Williams-ex Packers.
Broncos..Sign FA-DT-Sione Fua-ex Jets….K-Spencer Lanning-ex Browns.
Bucs..Sign FA-OT-Gosder Cherilus-ex Lions.
Falcons..Sign FA-RB-Evan Royster-ex Redskins..LB-Terrelle Manning-ex Packers.
Browns..Sign FA-CB-Aaron Ross-ex Giants…Everett Brown-DE-ex-Texans.
Patriots..Sign FA-QB-Ryan Lindley-ex Cardinals..DT-Casey Walker-ex Ravens…OT-Mark Astor-ex-Bucs
Bucs..Sign FA-DT-Tony McDaniel-ex Seahawk
Steelers..Sign FA-WR-David Nelson-ex Bills…K-Garrett Hartley-ex Saints
Eagles..Sign FA-LB-Deontae Skinner-ex Bills.
Texans..Sign FA-S-Quintin Demps-ex Chiefs…DE-Fili Moala-ex-Colts

Saints..Visit with Alonzo Dennard-CB-ex Patriots.
Jets..Workout QB-Rex Grossman-ex Redskins
Bills..Workout LB-Quinton Groves-ex Raiders…LB-Marcus Bernard-ex-Seahawks

49ers..Release DE-Aldon Smith after 3rd DUI arrest…hit and run-leave scene of accident.
Cowboys..Release WR-George Farmer-ex USC
Falcons..OT-Sam Baker-retires after 3-knee injuries.
Patriots..Release RB-Tyler Gaffney-ex Stanford-2Y knee injuries.
Steelers..Release QB-Taj Boyd…WR-Devin Gardner
Redskins.Release CB-Philip Thomas.
Saints..Release TE-Alex Smith.


Thursday Nite Games…
Detroit-Washington-Redskins QB-Robert Griffin III refuses to talk to media-saying they keep misquoting him…Redskins hurting at TE-WR
Buffalo-Cleveland-both Bills and Browns badly banged up at running back.

San Diego State…QB-Ryan Lindley signs with Patriots….Colts release LB-Cody Galea…..OT-Tommy Draheim named starting LT-BC Lions-CFL.

Aztecs…Coach Rocky Long says he may consider platooning QBs to start season…neither Maxwsell Smith nor freshman Christian Chapman has grabbed the starting job.

Northwestern…National Labor Relations Board rules college players not employees of university-not right to unionize.


Clippers…Trade Talks….G-Jamal Crawford…Knicks-Heat-Cavs interested in deal.
Clippers…Open FA-contract talks with ex-Raptors-Knicks G-Jose Calderone.
Cavs..Sign FA-C-Sasha Kaun-Russia
Atlanta..Sign FA-G-Jason Richardson
Lakers..Sign FA-F-Jonathon Holmes-University Texas.
Celtics..Release G-Zoran Dragic.

Cavaliers..C-Tristan Thompson rejects 5Y-80M-contract offer
Bulls..Hire-Tony Kukoc-Assistant GM
Minnesota…Flip Saunders-Coach-GM-begins chemo treatment for lymphoma.

Clippers…Ex-owner Donald Sterling sues TMZ and former girlfriend Viv Stiviano for Defamation-Violation of privacy for release of audio tapes of racial comments that led to his NBA suspension….Shelly Sterling wins lawsuit-Stiviano ordered to pay 800,000-cash…give back Ferrari…and 1.8M-home given as gifts by Sterling.
NYKnicks…Funeral service for John Rudemetkin-75Y-former high draft pick.

(College Basketball)

Oklahoma State…Hires Bill Grier as assistant…former head coach USD.
SDSU…Former Aztecs G-Kevin Zabo-transfers to Indian Hills CC-Minnesota


Ducks..Sign FA-RW-Mike Santorelli-physical forward-Nashville-Boston…adds more grit to lineup.
Ducks..Sign F-Jacob Silfverberg (4Y-24M) deal
Montreal..Sign FA-F-Alexander Semin-former 40G scorer Carolina.
Rangers..Sign FA-C-Jarrett Stoll-ex Kings.
Penguins…Sign FA-C-Chris Cullen-ex Nashville..FA-F-Sergei Plotnokov-KHL…F-Dom Simon-Czech Elite League
Flyers..F-Daniel Briere-retires after 17Y-307-goals in career.

Chicago…Police in Hamburg, NY refuse release any details into rape probe involving F-Patrick Kane.


Jason Day…PGA Championship winner returns home to Australian-heroes welcome…finished runner-up in 3-straight Grand Slam events…then wins PGA title….broke Tiger Woods record with (-20) under par score for a major.

Tennis..ATP-fines Nick Kyrgios (12,500)..may suspend him for slurring girlfriend of Stan Warwenka-said she slept around with other players on tour.

NASCAR…Danica Patrick acquires new sponsorship for 2016-to remain with Stewart-Haas team….Lost ‘Go’ sponsorship mid season.

Tiger Woods…Tees off today in the Wyndham Classic-final tourney on PGA tour before Fed Ex Cup playoffs start…Woods continues to express belief he is about to turn the corner-even after failing to make the cut in another major least weekend in PGA Champsionships.

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