Hacksaw’s Headlines

Hacksaw’s Headlines-Tuesday

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Padres….Futility to pull off trade for pitching continues…fail to find right players in a deal for P-Sonny Gray-Yankees.

Dodgers-White Sox…Discussing trade-OF-Joc Pederson for 3B-Bryce Bush…Pederson hit respectable (.248-25HR) in bounce back season as platoon player…Bush hit (.306) in Class A-ball.

Dodgers..Open contract talks with FA-2B-3B-Josh Harrison-ex Pirates.

Dodgers..Hold 2nd meeting with FA-OF-AJ Pollock-Arizona..career (.284) hitter

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(Roster Moves)

Yankees-Reds-Mariners…3-way trade
..Reds-acquire P-Sonny Gray (4.90-ERA) signs 3Y-extension-30M
..Yankees pick up OF-Josh Stowers (.260) in rookie ball
..Mariners land 2B-Shed Long (26HR) in AA ball.

Texas..Opens talks with FA-P-Clay Bucholz (2.19-ERA) ex-Arizona
Red Sox..Open talks with FA-P-Shawn Kelly-ex Nationals
Arizona..DFA-P-Jared Milleer
Seattle..DFA-3B-Kaleb Coward
Tigers..Sign FA-C-Hector Sanchez-ex Giants-Padres
Yankees..Sign FA-P-Dan Fahrquar-ex White Sox-had blood clot on brain.

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(MLB)

Hall of Fame..2019-class to be named today-Hot candidates

..Mariano Rivera-Yankees (625-saves) 2.21-ERA…(82-60)..Postseason (0.70-ERA-42 saves) in playoffs-World Series
..Edgar Martinez-Seattle-Texas-DH..(.312-3089HR)
..Mike Mussina-Orioles-Yankees..(270-153-3.68-ERA)
..Larry Walker-Montreal-Colorado..(.313-383HR)
..Fred McGriff-Braves-Padres.. (.284-493HR)
..Roy Halladay-Blue Jays-Phillies..(203-105) 3.38-2127 strikeouts
..Andy Pettite-Yankees..(256-153) 3.85-ERA

Steroid era candidates still on the ballot…

..Roger Clemens-Red Sox-Yankees (354-184) 3.12-ERA
..Barry Bonds-Giants-Pirates..(.298-762HR)
..Manny Ramirez-Indians-Red Sox-LA..(.312-555HR)

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……(Football)…….

NFL…Competition Committee says it will review using coaches challenge-instant replay on pass interference calls-facemark calls….NFL will also evaluate use of video official in each stadium with direct communication to referee who could recommend late flags.

NFL..Reports that Al Riveron-VP-Officiating-could be fired over season long problems with blown calls.

Saints..Owner Gayle Benson says New Orleans was denied an opportunity to play in a Super Bowl by officiating….says the NFL has to work harder to create fairness-integrity from officials.

Saints..Coach Sean Payton-devastated by blown pass interference call, says NFL confirmed an hour after the game that refs could have called 3-different penalties on Rams DB-hit on Saints WR at end of game…called none.

Patriots..Coach Bill Belicheck says the NFL should ‘make everything reviewable’ in replay and leave it up to coaches how to spend their timeout challenges.

Chiefs…Andy Reid says NFL refs missed 3-calls on hits on QB and facemask contacts on QB.

NFL…Chargers-Chiefs game will be pulled out of Stub Hub Center and played in Mexico City….Chargers lose a home game on schedule.

NFL…London games will have Rams-Bengals..Carolina Tampa Bay…Houston-Jaguars….Raiders-Bears.

NFL…TV Ratings for Sunday games
..Rams-Saints (27.1R)..lowest since 2013
..Chiefs-Patriots (31.2)..highest singer 2012

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(Teams)

Chiefs…May fire Bob Sutton-longtime Def Coord-Kansas City
Tennessee…Promotes Arthur Smith to Off Coord-was TE coach.
Jets..Hire Frank Pollack-OL coach-ex Bengals
Miami..Hire Jim Caldwell-Off Coord-ex Colts-Lions
Miami..Hire Pat Graham-Def Coord-ex Packers LB coach
Dallas..Hire Jon Kitna-QB Coach..was with SD Fleet

Kansas City..S-Eric Berry to have heel surgery-bone spurs
Saints..TE-Ben Watson-facing possible appendectomy

San Diego Fleet…Trade for RB-Jahad Thomas-from Memphis franchise…had been on Cowboys developmental squad..ex Temple star.

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(College)

Aztecs…Sign QB-Jordan Brookshire-Laney College transfer….threw for (2181P-750R) accounted for 37-TDs last year in JUCO ranks.

Rutgers…Hire Andy Buh-Def Coord…former Aztecs assistant

Texas-Texas AM…Presidents of both schools sign off on proposal to renew Longhorns-Aggies rivalry-have not played each other since 2011…Rivalry dates back to 1915…ended when Texas AM left Big 12 to join SEC….2-schools must find openings on their non conference schedules.

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………..(Basketball)……….

Aztecs-at Fresno State…Tuesday night matchup….SDSU (10-7)…Bulldogs (13-4)….Fresno coached by longtime Aztecs assistant Justin Huston…..SDSU led by F-Jalen McDaniels (19P-9R)….Fresno has 5-transfers…led by (6’4-G) Braxton Higgins (18P)-transfer from New Mexico….(6’2-G) Taylor Design (16P)…..C-Nate Grimes (11P-8R)….Aztecs lost 3-in row on road…..just (2-5) on road…Bulldogs have wins over Cal-Boise State…Fresno defense holding teams to (68P) and 40%-shooting from floor.

USD….Toreros off till Thursday game with Loyola Marymont.

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Lakers..G-Lonzo Ball-out 6W-torn ankle ligament…4th injury in 2-years in NBA.

Lakers-L-Golden State….Klay Thompson (44P)…went 17-for-20 shooting…hit 10-3s…..Warriors had 45-points in 3rd quarter…built 36-point lead over outmanned Lakers-without LeBron James-Rajon Rondo-Lonzo Ball… Monday night matchup.

Clippers-at-Dallas…Tuesday game.

Boston..G-Marcus Smart fined 35,000-for flagrant foul that led to ugly fight.

Houston-Chicago…Trade-Rockets deal F-Carmelo Anthony to Bulls for draft pick…Anthohy could be released…has gone from Knicks to Oklahoma City to Houston now Chicago in last year and a half.

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…….(Hockey)……..

San Diego Gulls-W-Ontario (4-1)..Sam Steele scores 9th goal of season…Adam Cracknell scores goal in 6th straight game……..Monday Night AHL action.

Gulls…Anaheim Ducks send down 20-goal scorer Sam Carrick and 12-goal scorer Justin Kloos to AHL team…Kloose just acquired from Minnesota Wild.

LA Kings-W-St Louis Blues. (4-1)…Paul LaDue scores key goal……Jon Quick 33-saves in riwn…Monday action

San Jose..D-Erik Karlsson-out 1-week-groin injury-could miss All Star game.

Kings..send F-Matt Huff back to Ontario Reign-AHL.

Columbus..Hire Martin St-Louis as special teams consultant
Edmonton..Put F’s-Ryan Spooner-Ty Rattie on waivers
Carolina…Sign F-Teuvo Teravainen to (5Y-27M) extension.

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…….(General)……..

Farmers Insurance Open….Pairings announced for Thursday-1st round
..Tigers Woods-Xander Schaufelle-Tony Final
..Rory McIlroy-Jason Day
..Ricky Fowler-Jon Rham
..Justin Rose-Jordan Spieth

Australian Open….Serena Williams beats #1-seed Simona Halep 6-1, 4-6, 6-4…Novak Djokovic moves onto 4th round with win…Rafael Nadal had 2am-Tuesday match.
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San Diego Sockers…off to torrid (10-1) start to season.

Lindsey Vonn…World ski champion leaves Pro Tour…has had 4-knee operations…contemplating retirement-chronic pain issues

John Coughlin….2X-World Figure skating champion (33Y) committed suicide over weekend…had been suspended last week by the US Center for Safe Sport-they have refused to disclose reason for suspension.

Manny Pacquiao…pounds out win over Adrian Bronner on weekend…61st win of career…Unanimous decision…threw 568-punches and landed 112-in lopsided victory…..Would like rematch with Floyd Mayweather.

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