Hacksaw’s Headlines–Tuesday

Posted by on November 24th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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Aztecs…Mountain West Conference cancels opening weekend of games for SDSU-vs-Colorado State (12/3-12/5) because of outbreak of virus on Rams basketball team….Coach Brian Dutcher says SDSU will consider scheduling a non-conference game that first week of December but it will not be USD or UCSD because they are in ‘pause’ from workouts too.

Aztecs-UCLA…Open season on Wednesday…Coach Brian Dutcher says there will be ‘No Minutes Cap’ on how much C-Nathan Mensah plays…he missed most of last season with Blood Clot problem in lung.

Aztecs…G-Trey Pulliam says it has been strange preseason…No non conference games or scrimmages…”Everyone in the same boat”

Aztecs…F-Jordan Schakel says SDSU has “Great offensive identity” with return of Nathan Mensah….3-point shooters…and Defensive experience”

Auburn…Has self imposed a ban on team going to NCAA tourney as part of sacntions for Chuck Person-Adidas slush fund scandal.

Baylor..Coach Scott Drew tests positive for Covid virus

Florida Gators..Shuts down basketball arena for positive test in program.

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(NBA)

Lakers-Cavaliers…Trade…LA deals C-JaVale McGee and #2 to Cavs for F-Jordan Bell..F-Alfonzo McKinnie.

Lakers..Sign FA-C-Marc Gasol-ex Toronto (8P-6R)
Lakers..Re-sign F-Markieff Morris to 1Y-contract (9P-3R)

Knicks-Minnesota..Trade…NY deals F-Ed Davis to Timberwolves for C-Omari Spellman…G-Jacob Evans and #2-pick

Toronto..Sign FA-C-Aaron Baynes-ex Suns
Toronto..Sign FA-C-Alex Len-ex Sacramento
Houston..Sign FA-C-DeMarcus Cousins-ex Lakers-2Y injuries
Cleveland..Sign FA-G-Demyian Dotson-ex Knicks
Atlanta..Sign FA-F-Solomon Hill-ex Miami

Sacramento-Atlanta…Kings have till Tuesday to match FA-offer sheet Hawks gave to F- Bogdan Bogdanovic who signed (4Y-72M) free agent deal.with Hawks.

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…………..(College Football)………………..

Aztecs…Coach Brady Hoke says ‘team wants to play this weekend’…..Fresno State game cancelled because of outbreak in Bulldogs program….Mountain West Conference negotiating to have Aztecs possibly play Wyoming or New Mexico….Hoke says “we would play Washington Huskies in Seattle in a heartbeat…if that is the game that is available”…..Hoke says “some conversation” about moving up the BYU game scheduled in 2-weeks-to this weekend in Provo….Hoke says “Wednesday is drop dead date to know team we might play”….QB-Lucas Johnson 2-days off to rest hamstring…will play…RB-Greg Bell-minor ankle injury…Green Light to play this week.

Mountain West Conference…Utah State and UNLV shutdown workouts because of virus issues in Aggies-Rebels football programs.

Pac 12-Conference…Cancels Apple Cup game..Washington-Washington State.

Pioneer League…Announces USD and conference teams will be allowed to play 6-game league schedule starting March 13th running into April…Conference also announces Presbyterian will join the Division 1-non scholarship conference.

Clemson..Coach Dabo Sweeney says Florida State used an ‘excuse’ of Clemson backup player testing positive, as reason to cancel Saturday’s game..said it was ‘more than a Covid test’…they did not want to play.

Fox TV…In studio analyst Urban Meyer tested positive for Covid, leading to shutdown of entire Game day broadast crew.

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(NFL)

(Scoreboard)

Rams-W-Tampa Bay (27-24)…Jordan Fuller interepts Tom Brady twice including pick with (:34) left….Jared Goff (39-47)..3TD-376Y….Tom Brady (26-48) 216P-2TD-2 Int……Rams WR-Robert Woods (12R-130)…Cooper Kupp (11R-145Y) in win…Both quarterbacks under seige because of pass rush.

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(NFL)

NFL..Investigates pregame incident between Ravens coach John Harbaugh and Titans-Mike Vrable…shoving and yelingl…Ravens players were upset Titans players came to midfield and stomped on Baltimore logo during pregame introductions…Coaches did not shake hands after game

Chiefs….Columnists write ‘Patrick Mahomes–is Michael Jordan”…Coach Andy Reid now (19-3) coming off bye week..and is (13-3) vs Raiders.

Ravens…Shut facility down after 2-players test positive for virus.

Lions..Head coach Matt Patricia ‘under fire’ after team was shutout at home…Detroit is now (13-29) under Patricia in 2-and-half years.

Miami..Coach Brian Flores reinstates Tua Tagovailoa as starter after benching on Sunday.

Eagles..Coach Doug Pederson says he may created packages for QB-Jalen Hurts because of struggles with Carson Wentz who has 12-interceptions and 9-fumbles this season.

Jaguars…QB-Jake Luton-4 interceptions…had QB-rating (15)…no decision if he starts next week.

Chargers…Defensive line…no QB-sacks in last 8-quarters of football.

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(Injuries)

Bengals..QB-Joe Burrow has 2-torn knee ligaments and meniscus damage in knee after hits in Washington game…Will be out 9-to-12 months.

Chargers..CB-Casey Hayward-groin injury
Patriots..RB-Rex Burkhead-torn ACL
Jaguars..DT-Josh Allen-sprained knee-out 2 weeks
Houston..WR-Randall Cobb-toe injury
Houston..DT-PJ Hall-torn pectoral
Houston..LB-Jaylon Brown-fractured elbow
Browns..DE-Myles Garrett remains on Covid lsit
Browns..CB-Denzel Ward-MRI calf injury
Ravens..RBs-Mark Ingram..JK Dobbins-test positive for Covid.
Bears…IR-CB-Eddie Jackson on Covid list
Vikings..IR-TE-Adam Thielen on Covid list
Buffalo..IR-Tom Sweeney-TE-with hear issue from Covid problems.

Raiders..Surgery-OG-Richie Incognito-foot injury will miss rest of season.
Houston..Activate TE-Kahale Warring from IR list

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(Roster Moves)

Raiders…Sign FA-LB-Vic Beasley-ex Atlanta-Titans
Raiders..Sign FA-LB-Takk McKinley-ex 49ers

Baltimore…Sign FA-CB-Pierre Desir-ex Colts.

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……………..(Baseball)…………….

Dodgers….Have yet decided whether they will offer new contract to FA-3B-Justin Turner.

Dodgers-Rockies….Reports out of Colorado indicate Rockies talking to Dodgers about possible trade for 3B-Nolan Arenado.

Angels..Hire 3-assistant GMs…Alex Tamin…Dom Chiti…Rick Williams….all worked for the Atlanta Braves with new Angels GM-Perry Masmainian.

Cubs…5Y-contract extension to Jed Hoyer as President-replacing the departed Theo Epstien.

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……………….(Hockey)………………

Arizona Coyotes….D-Oliver Eckman-Larsson informs team he would accept a trade to either Boston or Vancouver…he had a full no trade clause in his 8Y-66M contract….Coyotes trying to clear some salary cap space.

Winnipeg….Hires long time assistant coach Dave Lowry to coaching staff.

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…………….(General)………..

Chip Ganassi Racing…Hires former Indy 500-champ Tony Kanaan to run 4-oval races next year…teaming with Jimmie Johnson-who will drive 13-road and street courses.

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