Hacksaw’s Headlines-Friday

Posted by on December 15th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

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Padres…2nd meeting with FA-1B-Eric Hosmer and agent Scott Boras to discuss possible contract….Hosmer price tag would be (125-150M)….Red Sox-Royals still in running.

Padres…Trade Talks with Angels-interested in 3B-Chase Headley….Padres interested in P-Parker Bridewell or minor league P-Luke Bard or veteran P-Alex Meyer.

Padres…Bypass players in Rule 5-MLB draft, but do select NY Mets P-Jose Medina in minor league draft…had (3.14-ERA).

Dodgers…Bypass players in Rule 5-draft.

Angels-Tigers…Trade..Halos add 2B-Ian Kindler…deal minor league P-Will Hernandez (2.64-ERA) and OF-Tony Montgomery in deal.

Angels..Open talks with Reds FA-SS-Zack Cosart-would move him to 3B if he signed.

(Free Agent Signings)

Washington..Sign FA-P-Brandon Kintzler-ex Twins
Twins..Sign FA-P-Fernando Rodney-ex-Arizona..39-saves last yer.
Cubs..Sign FA-P-Steve Cishek-ex Seattle-Tampa Bay
Texas..Sign FA-P-Kevin Jepsen-ex Twins
Orioles..Sign FA-P-Mike Kelly-ex Padres
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-P-Johnny Venters-ex Braves
Royals..Sign FA-_P-Michael Broadway-ex Washington…3B-Cody Asche-ex Phillies

(Trades)

Cardinals-A’s…St Louis deal OF-Stephen Piscotty to A’s for two minor leaguers.

Phillies-Pirates..Pittsburgh acquires P-Nick Burdi after Rule 5-draft.
Mets-Royals..NY deals P-Burch Smith to KC after draft
Reds-Royals..KC gets P-Brad Keller after draft

Colorado…opens talks with FA-1B-Carlos Santana

(Trade Rumors)

Orioles-White Sox….Trade talks that would send slugger Manny Machardo to Chicago for top young pitchers Lucas Giolito-Mike Kopeck.

Arizona-Texas…Trade talks for Zach Grienke collapse…Dbacks refuse to pay 40M of 138M owed on contract.

Pirates–Yankees…Discuss Gerrit Cole trade…Pirates want OF-Clint Frazier-P-Chance Adams in package.

Indians-Mets…Cleveland discusses deal sending 2B-Jason Kipnis.
Marlins-Mets…NY interested in 2B-Starlin Castro.

(MLB)

Phillies..Hire Jose Flores-hitting coach-ex Cubs coach

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………(Football)…………

Chargers…CB-Casey Hayward misses practice 3rd day in row with calf injury…might not play vs Chiefs on Saturday night.

(Schedule)

Chargers-Chiefs…Fight for 1st place in AFC-West….KC won just 2-of-8….Bolts won 7-of-9….Chargers have won only 2-wins in last 7-at Arrowhead Stadium….Bolts are (8-19) in Kansas City since 1990…..Chargers are 5th in offense….10th defense…..Chierfs are 6th in offense….21st in defense….

Chargers…Philip Rivers sacked just 15-times this year….Rivers-last four games (72%-completion-8TD-0Int-114-QBrating)…..Keenan Allen (44R) last 4-games…averaging (13.8YPC)….Hunter Henry has (42R) on year….Tyrell Williams (18YC)…Travis Benjamin (16YPC)….Eric Ekeler (10YPC)…..Bolts defense 37-sacks…22-takeaways)….have allowed 23TDs in 13-games.

Chiefs….Offense has just 9-turnovers this year….has allowed 33-sacks of QB-Alex Smith….Chiefs RBs (4.9-YPC)…..WR-Tyreek Hill (64Recp)…(15.4YPC)…Travis Kielce (73Recp)…(13YPC)….QB-Alex Smith (3,836) all purpose yards…Smith (23TD-5 interceptions)…..K-Harrison Butker (28-30) on field goals……Chiefs have losses by 1-3-6-6-7 this year-..

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Green Bay-at-Carolina..Aaron Rodgers returns as starting QB..Packers must contain explosive Cam Newton.
Rams-Seattle…Jared Goff-vs-Russell Wilson…Rams defense needs bounce back game
Patriots-Pittsburgh….Tom Brady practice just 1-day this week…3rd tough game in row for Pittsburgh…Steelers (11-2)…Pats (10-3)
Dallas-Oakland…Raiders chaos continues over underachieving offense
Eagles-Giants…Nick Foles replaces injured Carson Wentz
Miami-Buffalo…Tyrod Taylor practices coming off knee injury-will likely start at QB
Ravens-Browns…Cleveland now (0-13)
Bengals-Vikings…Minnesota needs to rally from win-has battered offensive line
Jets-Saints…Bryce Petty takes over injured Josh McCown at quarterback
Arizona-Washington…both team battered bh injuries
Houston-Jacksonville…Question whether injured Tom Savage-concussion-goes back to starting lineup
Titans-49ers..Jimmy Garoppolo-goes for another win…Marcus Mariota dealing with injuries
Chicago-Detroit…Lions need win to stay in wildcard race in NFC.
Falcons-Tampa Bay….Bucs coach Dirk Cotter on thin ice.

(Scoreboard)

Broncos-W-Colts (25-13)…Brock Osweiler comes off bench (194Y) passing 3-TDs…Denver now (5-9)….Thursday Night Football

(injuries)

Colts…Owner Jim Orsay says QB-Andrew Luck remains in Europe for post surgery treatment of shoulder surgery….had stem-cell treatment.

Broncos..QB-Trevor Simian-shoulder injury in Thursday game
Arizona..RB-Adrian Peterson-IR-neck injury
Raiders..WR-Amari Cooper ruled out again-ankle issues.
Giants..IR-OT-Justin Pugh..MRI on back-does not need surgery
Chiefs..C-Mitch Morse ruled out this weekend-foot sprain
Bills..WR-Jordan Matthews-surgery ankle-knee
Jaguars..RB-Leonard Fournette-misses practice-quad
Colts..TE-Brandon Williams-hospitalized-neck injury
Steelers..LB-Ryan Shazier moved to rehab center at UPMC-Pittsburgh a week after spinal surgery.

(Roster Moves)

Robert Griffin III…Confirms Baltimore and Arizona both offered him contracts in mid season….Turned offers down because felt would not get many reps to show himself.

Lions..Sign FA-DT-Rod Cole-ex Seahawks
Saints..Sign FA-LB-Jon Freeny-ex Patriots

(NFL)

NFL..Reports of impending shakeup in League office that might lead to exit of longtime execs…Jeff Pash-Lisa Friel-legal counsels…..Todd Leiweke-Business exec….Jeff Miller-head of Medical staff.

Cleveland….New GM-John Dorsey refuses to give public votes of confidence to Coach Hue Jackson..Paul DePodesta….Regime has (1-28) record.

Minnesota..Coach Mike Zimmer says Marvin Lewis deserves to remain as coach of Bengals…has never won a playoff game in 15-years as head coach.

Giants..Club officials say they would like to have rookie QB-Davis Webb get some in-game snaps before end of the season.

CFL…Grey Cup champions Toronto Argonauts are being sold…Maple Leafs Sports-Entertainment buy franchise…Attendance plunged to 15,000

(College)

Colorado State…gives coach Mike Bobo a 3-year contract extension.
BYU..hires Jeff Grimes-LSU as offensive coordinator.

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……..(Basketball)………..

Lakers-L-Cleveland (121-117)….Kevin Love (28P)….LeBron James (28P-12R-12A) in win…Lonzo Ball (13P-10A-8R)…..

Clippers-At-Washington….Friday matchup.

Knicks…F-Kristaps Porigas-leaves game irritation in knee.
Milwaukee..F-Mirza Teletovic-in hospital..blood clubs in both lungs
Houston..F-Luc Mbha-a-Moute…out 3W-knee injury

Aztecs…off weekend-getting ready for Gonzaga in final non conference game on schedule before Mountain West season starts.

USD…Now (8-2)…Toreros play North Texas State.

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……….(Hockey)……….

Ducks-W-Blues (3-1)…Kevin Roy 2-goals…G-John Gibson 29-saves….Thursday night game

LA Kings-NY Rangers….Friday night at Madison Square Garden…Kings have won 8-of-9.

San Diego Gulls-Stockton Heat….Saturday night matchup

Ottawa…Veteran F-Chris Neil retirees.
Boston..Buys out contract of F-Matt Beleskey

Minnesota…G-Devan Dubnyk-out with groin injury.

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…..(General)……….

Disney-Fox-21st Century….Report Disney is about to buy 22-regionals sports networks including Fox Sports San Diego….Fox Sports West…Prime Ticket….Yes Network-New York among others.

English Premeir League…Top games of weekend
..Manchester City-Hotspur..City has won 15-games in row..all time EPL record
..Manchester United-West Brighton
..Arsenal-Newcastle
..Chelsea-Southhampton.

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