Hacksaw’s Headlines

Hacksaw’s Headlines–Thursday

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Padres….Turn in 40-Man Protected List for Winter Baseball meetings..
..DFA-OF-Nick Martini…could wind up on El Paso roster
..Protect young Cuban OF-Jorge Ona-added to 40-man roster

..Unprotected…Minor League OFs-Michael Gettys…Buddy Reed…….Lower minor league Ps-Jordan Guerrero..Henry Henry..2B-Esteury Ruiz…will be available in Rule 5-Draft..

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(MLB)

Commissioner Rob Manfred says his office will deal harshly if it is found Houston Astros impacted integrity of World Series and regular season games by electronically stealing signals by use of cameras….Sources say he could order firing of front office excess, fine club 2M, and ban them from signing free agent players.
…Manfred fined Cardinals 2M and stripped them of two #1 picks for tampering with Houston Astros scouting files
…Manfred banned the Braves from signing International Draft Picks and expelled GM from baseball for alleged kickbacks to sign players.

Pittsburgh….DA office files 21-additional felony sex charges against Pirates closer Feliple Lopez for having sex with 13Y-old girl last season…whom he tried to date…10-counts of sexual contact with minor…10-counts of child pornography….Judge refuses to set bond for Vasquez-called a flight risk.

White Sox…Fire Omar Visual…managed in minor league system

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(Roster Moves)

Yankees..Release OF-Jacoby Ellsbury..owed 26M left on contract after 2-injury riddled seasons…Release 1B-Greg Bird after season long injuries
Miami..Release P-Wie Chen
A’s…DFA-P-Jharrel Cotton-missed last year arm problems
Tampa Bay….DFA-SS-Matt Duffy
Royals..DFA-2B-Jorge Bonifacio
Texas..DFA-P-Taylor Guerriero
Blue Jays..DFA-P-Justin Shafer
Cardinals..DFA-P-Dom Leone

Tampa Bay-Reds…Trade..Rays deal P-Jose DeLeon to Cincinnati
Phillies-Tampa Bay…Phillies trade P-Chris Sanchez to Tampa Bay

Washington..OF-Gerardo Parra signs FA-contract with Yomiuri Giants.

Mets..Sell P-Drew Gagnon to team in Korea.

Mets..Open talks with FA-C-Rob Chirinos-ex Astros-Rangers catcher.

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…………..(BASKETBALL)……….

Aztecs-W-USD. (66-49)….Vanderbilt transfer F-Yanni Wentzel (20P-12R) in lopsided win….SDSU held USD to 3-baskets in first 11-minutes of game…then held Toreros to 8P in 12-minutes to start 2nd half….USD shot just 34% and had 19-turnovers…Brian Dutcher’s team now off to (4-0) start…..SDSU plays 5-games in 10-nights……Wednesday night college action

LA Clippers-W-Boston (107-104) OT…..Kawhi Leonard blocks 3-point shot end of game to preserve win…..Clippers wiped out 7P-lead in final 2-minutes to force overtime…G-Patrick Beverly hit 3-3 point bombs in overtime to trigger win……Veverly finished with (14P-16R) in win…..Lou Williams scored (27P) for LA also….Clippers now (10-5)….(9-1) home..Jason Tatum (30P) for Boston…but Kemba Walker-Jaylen Brown held to (7-31) shooting in Boston loss…

NCAA…Suspends Memphis C-James Wiseman (7’1) for 12-games..orders him to donate 11,500 to Memphis charity for taking illegal loan from former NBA star Penny Hardaway to move familty to Memphis while in high school…He later signed with Memphis State when Hardaway was named coach.

Charles Barclay…apologizes to TNT and to woman political reporter for comment …”I don’t hit woman-but if I did-I’d hit you”…..he said it was a joke.

Sacramento Kings..G-Buddy Hield fined 25,000 for kicking ball into stands at end of Kings win over Celtics.

Sacramento…C-Marvin Bailey cleared for full workouts..has been out with knee problems since camp.

Chicago..G-Otto Porter-MRI on ailing foot..could miss 2-morte weeks.

Portland..F-Carmelo Anthony shoots (4-for-14) in first game with Blazers.

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……………(FOOTBALL)…………..

Chargers…Bleacher Report….says QB-Philip Rivers contemplating leaving Chargers as free agent and signing with Tennessee Titans, closer to his Alabama home….No progress in contract extension talks with Chargers.

Chargers…Coach Anthony Lynn reiterates-with bye week coming…”Rivers is the starting quarterback”….Rivers-15TD-16 Turnovers this year.

Chargers..S-Derwin James continues full scale workouts…says he will play December 1st vs Broncos.

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(NFL)

Browns..DE-Myles Garrett goes thru appeals hearing about ‘indefinite’ suspension handed down from last Thursday braw with Steelers.

Steelers..C-Maurkice Pouncey had 1-hour meeting with NFL over his 3-game suspension for kicking incident during fight.

Browns…NFL rejects 1G-suspension DE-Larry Ogunjable for his part in fight with Steelers.

Steelers..QB-Mason Rudolph denies he ‘eye gouged’ Myles Garrett and denies he cursed Garrett for rough play triggering brawl.

Jets..RB-Le’Veon Bell calls out NFL for ‘random drug testing’ him 5-times in 10-weeks span for HGH.

San Francisco…Attorney for Colin Kaeperneck says 2-teams have contacted player since workout in Atlanta…Teams reportedly Seattle-Miami.

Thursday Night Football….Colts-Texans…both teams (6-4) trying to stay in AFC-Wildcard race.

XFL…Will open joint training camp for all teams in Houston-January 4th…run 3-weeks thru January 22nd…8-team league starts season in February.

CFL..Hamilton Ti-Cats-Winnipeg Blue Bombers both arrive in Calgary for this weekends Grey Cup championship game.

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(Roster Moves)

Dallas..Sign FA-CB-Deante Burton-ex Colts
Colts..Workout FA-TE-Xavier Grimble-ex Steelers
Chiefs..Workout FA-DE-Nate Orchard-ex Seahawks
Washington.Release DE-Noah Spence
Denver..Bring in 16-street free agents for workouts this week

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(Injuries)

Browns..Activate TE-David Njoku-from IR

Chiefs..WR-Tyreek Hill-MRI on hamstring comes back clean

Miami..IR-S-Reshad Jones-hamstring..S-Bobby McCain-shoulder..WR-Gary Jennings-shoulder

Giants..WR-Sterling Shepard-cleared full practice-has had concussions

Steelers..WR-JuJu Smith still in concussion protocol-will not play this weekend

Seahawks..Activate TE-Ed Dickson from IR.

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(College Football)

Aztecs…QB-Ryan Agnew limited in workouts with calf
Aztecs..QB-Marc Salazar misses workout-thumb injury

USC..AD-Mike Bohn says he is no rush to make any decision on status of coach Clay Helton..Trojans (7-4) with 3rd string QB heading to UCLA game.

UCLA…Names 8-member search committee to begin work in January to hire AD to replace Dan Guerrero…Hottest names..Fresno State AD-Terry Tumey and Utah AD-Mark Harlan.

Nevada…QB-Austin Kirksey-transferring to U-Georgia
Florida..QB-Nick Sproles to enter transfer portal.

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…………….(HOCKEY)………….

Maple Leafs…Fire Coach Mike Babcock in wake of 6-game losing streak….Leafs have won just 1-of last 10-games….Sheldon Keefe-coach AHL-Toronto Marlins hired to replace him…Babcock turned last place team into 100-point team last year.

Ottawa…Veteran F-Bobby Ryan leaves Senators to enter NHL Substance Abuse Program…Former 30-goal scorer has 1-goal in 16-games..has been plagued by family and personal problems since Junior career…Victim of child abuse.

Washington..F-Garney Hathaway suspended for 3-games for spitting on Ducks player Eric Guldbransen after fight in game on weekend.

Blues..Release D-Jamie McGinn

Winnipeg….D-Dustin Byfuglien files grievance over suspension by Jets-refusing to pay 14M-contract…knew he was hurt when he reported to camp-wrist surgery then happened-he left camp with personal problems…

Penguins-Blackhawks…Trade…Pittsburgh deals Joseph Cramarossa (ex Gulls) to Hawks for minor leaguer.

Calgary..F-Sam Bennett put on IR with shoulder injury
Washington..Put LW-Carl Hagelin and F-Nick Dowd on IR…callup 4-players from AHL.
Blues..Lose C-Sammy Blais-6W-broken wrist

Kings-Edmonton…Thursday matchup against surprise Oilers led by Connor McDavid-Leon Draisitl-James Neal…Kings are (8-12-1)

Ducks-at-Florida…Anaheim trying to find goal scoring…Ducks (10-10-2).

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……………(GENERAL)………….

NASCAR….Jimmie Johnson says 2020 will be his final year in Nascar…Legendary driver from El Cajon…has gone 94-races without a win…7X-NASCAR points champion.

Soccer..Team USA-W-Cuba (4-0) in Nations League…Jordan Morris 2-goals in win

Soccer..MLS-announces MLS All Stars-vs-Liga MX All Stars…game to be played next July at Banc of California Stadium in LA..home of FC-LA franchise.

Soccer..Tottenham Hot Spur hires Jose Mourinho to become new head coach…Mourinho former head coach Manchester United..Chelsea…Real Madrid…has won 3-Premeir League championships.

Delmar…3rd horse has to be euthanized after suffering setback from surgery on broken leg.

Thoroghbred Racing Coalition….Formed by Stronach Group..NY Racing Association…Churchill Downs…Breeders Cup Limited…Consortium of track owners…will formulate new sets of rules on use of Lasix…Use of crops….Physical exams….Training regimens as major tracks across the country.

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