Hacksaw’s Headlines

Posted by on October 12th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

………(Baseball)……….

Cubs-L-Washington (5-0)….Michael Taylor hits grand slam home run to right field into the wind to break open close game…Ties series (2-2)….forcing 5th game.. …Stephen Strasburg-fighting back from sinus infection-dazzling Wednesday start…..7-shutiout innings-11 strikeouts…3-hits….Jon Lester threw almost 4-no hit innings of relief…picked off a runner….Strasburg was sick on Wednesday…..Changed antibiotics and went on IVs-rallied for start in Game 4…

Indians-L-Yankees (5-2)…Cleveland knocked out of playoffs…Didi Gregarious solo HR-2R-HR…Brett Gardner 2R-single in 9th…Yankees get 4.2 innings of shutout pitching from bullpen…Yankees rough up Tribe starter Corey Kluber for 2nd start in a row…31-strikeouts between the two lineups…NY heads to Houston for ALDS….Indians won 103-gamels but knocked out. …..

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(Schedule)

Cubs-Washington….Game 5 in Washington….Tanner Roark-vs-Kyle Hendricks or Jose Quintana…winner goes on to face Dodgers.

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(MLB)

MLB…Announces AL-NLCS begin on Saturday

Boston..Fire Manager John Farrell despite (93-69) record…3-AL East titles…1-World Series ring…career record (432-378)…FM-David Dombrowski said he was making change regardless how far Bosox went in post season….Sources cite clubhouse chemistry problems…Hitters regressed…Pitchers struggled…David Price clubhouse feud….Hot candidate might be Yankees manager Joe Girardi-whose contract is expiring.

Boston..2B-Dustin Pedroia-to see 2-specialists to discuss knee surgery.

Nippon…Japanese slugger Shohei Omani having ankle surgery..hit (.332)…becomees free agent in November…and will be posted for MLB teams to bid on.

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……….(Soccer)……..

Team USA…Devastated by failing to make World Cup….Calls for house-cleaning of US Soccer Federation….President Sunil Galati and Coach Bruce Arena could both be ousted….Darkest day for US soccer since failure to make finals in 1986….Criticism across the board for team playing flat…for continued defensive breakdowns and for distractions

..Sunil Galati…”This was unacceptable”
..Bruce Arena..”Put it on me-did not do what I was brought in to do”

..Marcelo Balboa…”Team had no heart”
..Cobi Jones..”US lacked effort”
..Landon Donovan…”Lost focus”
..Alexi Lalis..”Purge everyone”

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………(Football)……….

(NFL)

Roger Goodall…increasing pressure to formulate league-wide policy on National Anthem.

Dallas..Cowboys hold players only meeting on anthem…then meet with Jerry Jones.
49ers..Owner Jed York says players can do what they want during anthem
Miami..Owner Steven Ross demanding players stand
Eagles..CB-Malcom Jenkins-‘we the players have rights’

Steelers..Team splintered over Mike Tomlin’s mandate and poor play…Disputes that he was outreached last week….Criticism of game plan and play-calling

Miami…Fired OL coach Chris Foerster brought cocaine into Dolphins camp in September in Oxnard during Chargers week…Video taped and sent it to Las Vegas mistress…wanted her to move to Miami…go to London with him….she sent video viral after he threatened her..

Saints..Coach Sean Payton praises Adrian Peterson-still has gas left in tank

Giants..CB-Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie-physical confrontation with coach Ben McAdoo during Sunday game..then walked out of camp on Tuesday

Browns..Bench QB-DeShone Kizer-will start Kevin Hogan..becomes 28th different starting QB since 1999.

(Schedule)

Carolina-Philadelphia…Cam Newton-vs-Eagles strong defense…3rd tough game in a row for Eagles and QB-Carson Wentz.

(Injuries)

Chiefs…TE-Travis Kielce-Remains out with concussion issues.
Atlanta..K-Matt Bryant-develops back issue
Bengals..TE-Tyler Eifert facing back surgery
Lions..DT-Hloti Ngata needs elbow surgery.

Chargers…WR-Mike Williams could be on Friday to play vs Raiders on Sunday.

(Roster)

Cowboys…NT-Stephen Paea retires after 5-weeks with team
Cowboys..Release CB-Nolan Carroll despite giving 4M-guarantee contract.
Cowboys..Sign FA-LB-Justin Lillard-ex Seahawks

(College)

USC…Lose top DT-Marlon Tuipoluto-back surgery….lost top OL-last week with surgery.

Aztecs…Coach Rocky Long downplaying Oregon State job opening…”Content with SDSU position”….is (60-29) at SDSU….Long was defensive coordinator at Oregon State during bad years with coach Jerry Ippolito.

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………….(Basketball)………

Minnesota…Timberwolves give F-Andrew Wiggins (5Y-146M) max contract.

Clippers..Lose G-Pat Beverly with knee issues..already without F-Dino Gallinari…G-Austin Rivers.
Indiana….F-Glenn Robinson-surgery-ankle..out 8W

Lakers…Off to (1-4) start…play Friday vs Clippers.
Clippers..Play Sacramento-Thursday night game.

(College)

Tony Bland…Chuck Person….post 100,000-bond each…released from jail following indictment-arrests for Adidas Slush Fund scandal…. Their passports were seized also.

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……..(Hockey)……….

San Diego Gulls…send D-James Melindy to Utah-ECHL.
Gulls…Home opener on Friday vs Texas Stars-could be crowd 12,000

Gulls..Coach Dallas Eakins….praises rookie Swedish defenseman Jacob Larsson-Marcus Pettersson for consistent play thruout camp and start of AHL season…..’Played in elite league against very good competition…..not overwhelmed by this level of play’

Colorado..Avalanche sign deal to put AHL farm team in Loveland, Colorado…would get 31st AHL franchise.
St Louis…Blues sign 5Y deal to run AHL San Antonio Rampage franchise.

LA Kings-Calgary….Dustin Brown scores 2-goals for Kings…Matt Tkachuck tallies twice for Flames

Ducks-W-NY Islanders…John Gibson 38-saves…Patrick Eaves scores 1st goal in 1st game back from injury.

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