Hacksaw’s Headlines

Hacksaw’s Headlines-Friday

…(Baseball)……

(MLB)

Washington Post…reports that Department of Justice subpoena records from Padres-Dodgers-Atlanta in ‘human trafficking probe of Cuban players ….Sports Illustrated reported Doddgers were dealing with their in house probe that showed 5-of their Latin scout were ‘highly corrupted’…dealing with Mafia elements in Latin America.

Padres-Toronto….Open weekend series with Blue Jays in Canada…Joey Lucchesi (3-3) 4.28-ERA….Friars won 3-in row..now (26-24) on season.

Padres…travel day on Thursday.

Padres..SS-Fernando Tatis remains in extended spring training…has yet to participate in game with lingering tightness in hamstring.

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Dodgers-Pittsburgh…Friday matchup..Walker Beuhler (4-1) starts for LA…..Dodgers won 15-of-22….(32-18) on season…6-game lead over Padres.

Dodgers…were off on Thursday.

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Angels-L-Twins (16-7)…Twins tie club record with 8-HRs in game……Jon Schoop 3R-HR..Jorge Polanco 2R-HR off Matt Harvey in 6-run 2nd inning…Harvey goes (2.2inn-8R)….Miguel Sano-Jon Schoop both hit 2-HRs….

Angels-vs-Texas….Griff Canning (3-1) starts for Halos.

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(Scoreboard)

Phillies-W-Cubs…Jean Segura 2R-HR…JT Realmuto HR…Phillies won 10-of-16….Cubs (19-7) spurt.

Giants-L-Braves..Austin Riley 2R-HR…game winning RBI single in 13th…..SF now (21-28)

Mets-W-Washington…Carlos Gomez 3R-HR…Nationals in (8-19) tailspin.

Pirates-W-Rockies..Josh Bell HR..Greg Polanco HR..Starlin Marte HR..Brian Reynolds 3R-HR…..Buccos won 13-of-21.

Yankees-W-Orioles…Aaron Hicks gets bases loaded walk to win game…Luke Voit-Clint Frazier HRs…..Yankees won 23-of-30…Baltimore lost 6-in row-now (15-35)….Yankees have hit 35-homers in 12-games vs Orioles this spring.

Red Sox-W-Toronto…Steve Pearce 2R-HR..RBI single…Bosox won 13-of-18.

Indians-L-Tampa Bay….Rays hit 4-HRs…Kevin Kiermaier 3R-HR….Tribe rookie P-Adam Pluto give-up 4HRs in 4-innings…Rays (29-18)

Houston-L-White Sox….Yoan Moncada RBI double…Eloy Jimenez HR….Astros won 14-of-19

Marlins-W-Tigers…Garrett Cooper Grand Slam HR….Marlins won 6-in row..Detroit lost 8-straight.

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(Injuries)

Mets…OF-Yoenis Cespedes undergoes surgery compound fracture ankle-career in jeopardy.
Mets..DL-2B-Robbie Cano-quad..OF-Jeff McNeil-hamstring

Arizona..DL-2B-Wilmer Flores-fractured foot-hit by pitch

Yankees..DL-P-CC Sabathia-arthritic knee
Cubs..DL-P-Xavier Cedeno-hamstring
Washington…Activate 1B-Matt Adams from DL.

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(Roster Moves)

Mets..Sign FA-OF-Aaron Altheer-ex Phillies-Giants
Toronto..Sign FA-P-Zac Rosscup-ex Mariners

Texas..Callup 2B-DeLino DeShields from AAA

Reds..Relase 3B-Taylor Sparks..former #2 round pick..(.217) career

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Aztecs-L-UNLV (9-3)….Dillon Johnson Grand Slam HR for Rebels…..Aztecs hit into 5-double plays in loss….1st round action Mountain West Conference tourney….Must play Friday in loser’s bracket.

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…….(NFL)……..

NFL…3-owners tell reporters they do not believe Robert Kraft will be disciplined by Roger Goodell if sexual solicitation charges are dropped…..5-different judges in adjoining counties have now ruled video evidence in case not admissible.

NFL….Eagles proposed to competition committee that coaches be given “1-Pass Interference challenge” that can be used in final 2-minutes of halftime and final 2-minutes or regulation….Coaches would still have 2-other challenges to use anytime during game…propose that Hail Mary pass plays not be included in Instant Replay challenge.

NFL ..Signs extension to keep Draft combine in Indianapolis thru 2021 season.

NFL..Informs Rams-Chargers they will begin payments of 129M per season in 2020 for move into Los Angeles….Teams owe NFL 645M in territorial fees…Each NFL team will receive 43M as part of move into LA market.

Mike Stensrud…former NFL lineman-now working in governmental job…arrested for showing up drunk with a gun at an Iowa governmental hearing.

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(Teams)

Buffalo…Hall of Fame QB-Jim Kelly passes another cancer screening.

Houston..XFL says QB-Johnny Manziel will be eligible for XFL draft for next year spring league.

Jets…Coach Adam Gase denies he had any issue with free agent contracts given to RB-Le’Veon Bell..CJ Mosely….Jets spent 125M on off season acquisitions then fired GM-Mike Maccagnon.

Pittsburgh…WR-JuJu Smith says ‘drama’ in lockeroom is over.

Browns…WRs-Jarvis Landry-Antonio Calloway miss OTA workouts with injuries…WR-Odell Beckham remains away from camp…WR-Duke Johnson AWOL-asking for trade

Browns..CB-Denzel Ward cleared for all workouts…had 2-concussions last year.

Cowboys..RB-Mike Weber-cleared for workouts-knee injury last month.

Jaguars..DE-Josh Allen-out of workouts-bruised knee

Chiefs..OC-Cam Irving remains out of workouts-rehab shoulder surgery…TE-Travis Kelce out-coming off ankle surgery.

Jets..DT-Quennin Williams leaves workout with calf injury.

49ers..1st round pick DE-Nick Bosa-out 3W-hamstring injury

Washington..Badly injured QB-Alex Smith arrives at OTA workouts to meet with QB’s on roster…Still in case for broken leg suffered end of year..has had 6-surgeries.

Raiders..Vote of confidence LT-Kolton Miller…gave up 16-sacks and 65% pressures in rookie season.

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(Roster Moves)

New England…Opens contract talks with FA-DT-Gerald McCoy-ex Tampa Bay…Saints-Bengals-Browns-Atlanta also interested in 6X-Pro Bowl player.

Tampa Bay…Sign FA-DT-Ndomakong Suh-ex Rams (1Y-9M)

Chargers..Sign FA-TE-Andrew Vollert-ex Bengals
Miami..Sign FA-DT-Adolphus Washington-ex Bills
Miami..Release LB-James Burgess
Arizona..Release WR-Mal Dupree
Saints..Workout FA-S-Brynde Trawick-ex Titans
Eagles..Sign FA-OT-Casey Tucker-ex Arizona State

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(College)

San Diego State….Aztecs WR-Tim Wilson retires….due to chronic injuries…(19YPC) last year.

Aztecs…DE-Jonah Robinette leaves program..had transferred in from Oregon State….CB-Jerry Chaney-Jeff Clay also transferring out of program.

Aztecs…3-players transfer in…DE-Sefo Marlangi-Saddleback College….WR-Dom Benson-Ventura College (21YPC)…..CB-Sam Morrison-graduate transfer-Arizona

Notre Dame..Former Irish RB-Cierre Wood bound over for trial in murder of 5-year old daughter in Child abuse case in Las Vegas.

MIAC…Division III conference in Minnesota asks St. Thomas to leave conference they are dominating….St Thomas (78-10) last 9-years..won 6-conference titles…other schools cannot compete.

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…….(Basketball)……..

(Scoreboard)..Thursday

Toronto-W-Milwaukee….Kawhi Leonard (35P)….Raptors hit 6-free throws down stretch….Toronto 18-3 point shots…wipe out 11-point deficit in 3rd quarter……..Toronto leads (3-2) heading home for game six.

Golden State…9-days off before NBA finals start on Monday.

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Knicks…President Steven Mills confirms F-Kristaps Porzingas told club he would leave NBA and sign in Europe unless Knicks traded him at deadline…wound up going to Dallas.

Suns..G-Richaun Holmes-arrested in Miami-possession of marijuana….earlier in week F-Josh Jackson arrested felony assault at Las Vegas concert.

NBA…All League team named…..1st team-James Harden-Steph Curry….Paul George-Giannis Antetoukoumpo….Nikola Jokic…..2nd team includes Kevin Durant-Kawhi Leonard….3rd team-LeBron James.

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….(Hockey)……..

Gulls-Chicago….Game 4-AHL playoffs on Friday….San Diego leads (2-1) in Western Conference finals.

NHL-Stanley Cup finals….Boston-St Louis opens on Monday

Ottawa..Hire DJ Smith-assistant Toronto to be Senators head coach…bypassed Patrick Roy.

Minnesota…Wild hire former North Stars winger Mike Modano for Assistant GM job.

Ducks-Ottawa…Trade talks involving Anaheim C-Adam Henrique

Minnesota-Pittsburgh…Discussing blockbuster trade Phil Kessel-Jack Johnson for Jason Zucker and draft picks….Kessel (357G) in career.

NY Islanders..Sign 25G-scoring F-Brock Nelson to (6Y-36M) extension.

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…….(General)……..

Indy 500….Sunday-103rd running of 500….60% chance of rain during the day…Simon Pagenaud-Ed Carpenter will start on front row.

NASCAR…Charlotte 600-Sunday night…Joey Logano-Kevin Harvick points leaders.

NASCAR…Hall of Fame names 4-new inductees
..Tony Stewart (49-wins..3X points champion)
..Joe Gibbs-legendary owner (157-Cup wins)
..Buck Baker…legendary 1970s driver
..Waddel Wilson…legendary engine builder for 30-years racing

Formula 1…Grand Prix-Monaco…Lewis Hamilton-Val Bottas-Team Mercedes have won first 5-races on schedule.

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Golf…Charles Schwab Invitational….Tony Finau (64) takes first round lead…(65) Jordan Spieth…(67) Jason Duffner.

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US Figure Skating….Probe of suicide death of skater John Coughlin…former partners and girl friends said he was ‘sexual predator’….accused US Skating association of trying to create a ‘false narrative’ about Coughlin…was aware of allegations-did nothing about it.

Soccer…FIFA withdraws vote to expand World Cup in 2020 from 32-to-48 teams…Could not work out deals with Qatar-Saudi Arabia and Bahrain to host additional games…Political and financial issues blocked approval…..FIFA will discuss going to 48-teams for 2026-World Cup in US-Canada-Mexico.

Soccer…English Premier League releases revenue sharing for club members for 2018-2019 season
..Liverpool (192M)…Manchester City (190M)…Chelsea (146M)…..Releated teams Huddersfield (96M)..Fulham (101M) also got record paydays.

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