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Hacksaw’s Headlines–Friday

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AFC-NFC Championship Games-Sunday

Tennessee-at-Kansas City….Titans hot streak have won 7-of-9 games..RB-Derrick Henry (367-carrties-1,917Y) this season….Titans defense has 47-QB sacks….Chiefs QB-Patrick Mahomes (4,325P-31TD)…WRs-TEs averaging (13YPC)…Chiefs defense (49QB sacks)..Biggest question-can Titans control ball-prevent Chiefs hitting big plays down the field.

Green Bay-at-San Francisco…San Francisco defense (54-sacks..29-takeaways)…QB-Jimmy Garoppolo (4,109P-28TD)….George Kittle-Emmanuel Sanders-Deebo Samuel averaging combined (13.5YPC)…Aaron Rodgers (4,245P-28TD-4Int)…has taken 38-QB sacks….Packers will have to protect Rodgers from huge pass rush…

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(NFL)

Antonio Brown….Agent Drew Rosenhaus fires him as client after Brown posts obscenity laced attack on police from incident in Napa, California….Police in Hollywood, Florida confirm Brown used abusive language against them in incident Monday night at his home…Brown’s personal lawyer dropped him as a client in middle of 6-different lawsuits.

Odell Beckham…Police in New Orleans file warrant for arrest for slapping backside of female security guard during celebration ¬†after LSU-Clemson game.

Raiders..Announce they have sold out new NFL Stadium in Las Vegas..have raised 478M-in PSL fees.

Union…Sends memo to NFL players saying they have reached agreement on some critical areas in new CBA deal with NFL owners…will get 48%, an increase, in revenue…Still negotiating possible 17-game schedule….reduction in preseason games…Roster size increase and additional benefits.

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(Teams)

Carolina…Interview ex Chargers head coach Mike McCoy and Ben McAdoo-ex Giants head coach for possible QB coaching job.

Buffalo…turned down request to allow Brian Daboll to interview for Giants Off Poor job.

Dallas…Kellen Moore-retained as Off Coord-will call plays next year on Mike McCarthy’s staff.

Giants..Ask permission to interview Chad McShea-Miami for Off Coord job.

Eagles..Will interview James Urban-Ravens for Off Coord job.

Bengals..Hire Al Golden-LB coach-ex Lions

Browns…Interview Andrew Berry-Eagles…Monti Ossenfort-Patriots for vacant GMs job.

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(College Football)

USC…offers Def Coord job to Joe Barry-LA Rams…turned it down…signs extension to stay with NFL club.

Baylor..Hires Dave Aranda-LSU as new head coach
Virginia Tech…Retains head coach Justin Fuentes
McNeese..Hires Frank Wilson-ex head coach UTSA.
Colorado State..Hires Chuck Heater-Def Coord-ex Maryland

Clemson..Backup QB-Chase Brice-transfers out.
Houston..QB-D’Eriq King to visit Miami-Ole Miss-Arkansas as transfer

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Aztecs-Nevada….Saturday 5pm…SDSU (18-0) last unbeaten team in nation…Wolfpack (11-7)-Battle of guards-Malachi Flynn-vs-Jazz Johnson..

Aztecs coach Brian Dutcher…”We are a veteran team-we are focused-will not ranking go to our head”…..”We have become a National story”…..”We have a target on our back”

USD-L-BYU (93-70)…Cougars put 6-in double figures in blowout win…Shoot 55% from floor…USD shoots anemic 36% from floor…….Toreros (7-13)….
USD-at-Portland…Saturday game in West Coast Conference
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Clippers-Orlando…LA jumps to (67-48) lead at halftime at Press Time…Kawhi Leonard 22-points….LA (28-13) on season heading into Thursday night game

Lakers-at-Houston…Saturday¬†night…Lakers won 9-of-10 games.

Atlanta-Minnesota…NBA Trade…Hawks deal G-Allen Crabbe to Timberwolves for G-Jeff Teague.

Golden State-Minnesota…Report Warriors discussing deal D’Angelo Russell for Robert Covington.

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…………………….(Baseball)……………

Padres…Invite (27) Non Roster players to camp…Included are FAs
..P-Jared Eickhoff-ex Phillies
..P-Kyle Barraclough-ex Nationals
..P-Pierce Johnson-ex Giants
..P-Jimmie Yacabonis-ex Brewers-Orioles-Royals.

Top Prospects invited:
..P-MacKenzie Gore
..P-Luis Patino
..OF-Taylor Trammell

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(MLB)

Mets..Fire Carlos Beltran as manager-on job 77-days-fingered as one of ringleaders of Houston sign stealing scandal…Did not manage 1-game on the job.

Boston..Report 3-sources have told reporters Red Sox front office devised sign stealing scheme for Manager Alex Cora.

Bruce Bochy…elects not to interview for vacant Astros job.
Buck Showalter…interviews for vacant Houston job

Giants..Hire Mark Hallberg-Arizona…Alyssa Nakken as coaches on Game Kaplar’s new staff.

Arizona…former Diamondbacks OF-Alex Ramos suspended for 20-games for bat incident during beanball fight in Venezuela.

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(Roster Moves)

Atlanta..Sign FA-3B-Yanger Solarte-ex Padres
Atlanta..Sign FA-2B-Adieny Hechavarria-ex Marlins
Giants..Sign FA-P-Drew Smyly-ex Phillies-Rangers
White Sox..Sign FA-P-Bryan Mitchell-ex Padres-Yankees
Arizona..Sign FA-1B-Pat Valaika-ex Rockies
White Sox..Sign FA-OF-Andrew Romine-ex Angels

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…………….(Hockey)……………..

Ducks-W-Nashville (4-2)…Derek Grant shorthanded goal late in game triggers surprise win…Adam Henrique power play goal……Thursday night NHL action
Kings-L-Florida (4-3)…..Panthers bolted to (4-0) lead..held on for win…Kings scored 3-goals in final 6-minutes but fall short…..Thursday night game

Ducks-at-Carolina…Friday matchup
Kings-at-Philadelphia…LA plays Flyers on road on Saturday

Gulls-Tucson…Gulls go for 4th straight win vs 1st place Roadrunners on Friday night at Sports Arena….Gulls now (15-15-4) on year.

Gulls-at-Bakersfield…Saturday game.

Gulls…RW-Maxime Comtois..C-Isac Lundestrom sent down from Anaheim Ducks

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…………….(General)……………..

PGA Tour…American Express Classic-LaQuinta…
(64)..Zach Blair-Grayson Murray
(65)..Ricky Fowler
(70)..Phil Mickelson

English Premier League-Top Games
..Liverpool (20-0-1)-vs-Manchester United (9-6-7)
..Manchester City (15-5-2)-vs-Crystal Palace
..Leicester (14-5-3)-vs-Burnley
..Chelsea (12-7-3)-vs-Newscastle

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