Hacksaw’s Headlines–Fiday

Posted by on May 1st, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

……………(Baseball)……………

MLB-Umpires Union….Dispute erupts when MLB asks the Umpires to take 35% pay cut for the season…threatens to stop payments to umpires immediately….Umpires offer to take 20% payout.

MLB…Makes proposed changes to status of the season-using 3-State Plan…MLB now proposed all teams hold 3-week spring training workouts at their home stadiums, not in Cactus League-Grapefruit Circuit sights….Teams would play on intrasquad games…No determination on how many players would be invited

Padres…Announce plans to give either refunds or credits to next season to fans who bought tickets for the first 33-home games of the season…Refund plan runs for games thru May 31st.

Tampa Bay…Furlough 200-employees of team…Upper level execs to take 10% pay cuts.

Little League World Series….Cancelled in Williamsport, Pennsylvania till July 2021.

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…………….(Football)……………

(NFL Notes)

NFL….Talking to TV partners about scheduling some regular season games on Saturday if college football season does not start this fall.

Chargers..Former QB-Philip Rivers puts his Santaluz gated community home up for sale…Asking 4.1M-for 6800-square foot home.

Chargers…Hire longtime assistant coach Pep Hamilton as QB-coach..worked for Jets-49ers-Bears-Colts..was head coach XFL-DC Defenders this spring.

Green Bay….Legendary QB-Brett Favre says he believes Aaron Rodgers will finish his career with another NFL team…says Rodgers is ‘disappointed’ team drafted QB-Jordan Love of Utah State.

LA Rams…Former LB-Clay Matthews files grievance with union over Rams failure to pay 2M-roster bonus due before NFL draft.

Denver…LB-Von Miller confirms he has been cleared after tests-does not have Covid 19.

Jacksonville..Former LB-Telvin Smith arrested-having sex with minor-has had emotional problems since leaving NFL two years ago.

Dallas..Gives uniform # 88 (Michael Irvin) to first round draft pick WR-Cee Dee Lamb.

Cincinnati…QB-Andy Dalton-last act as a Bengal…called to wish QB-Joe Burrow luck with Bengals right after draft.

Tampa Bay…Tom Brady donated four box seats for his first home game with Bucs as part of ‘All In Challenge’….went for 800,000-donated money to Tampa Bay food drive.

Green Bay…Packers donate 250,000 for protection equipment for Green Bay hospitals.

CFL…College draft on Thursday night
..#1-BC Lions-Jordan Williams-LB-East Carolina
..#2-Toronto-Dejon Brissett-WR-Virginia
..#3-Calgary-Issac Berglund-SE Louisiana

#15-BC Lions-Nathan Rourke-record setting QB-Ohio University

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(Roster Moves)

Bengals..Release QB-Andy Dalton-due 17M…(70-61-1) record…(204-TD-118Int) in career.

Patriots-Jaguars..Make contact with FA-QB-Andy Dalton.

Bears..Sign FA-WR-Ted Ginn-ex Saints
Bears..Sign FA-S-Taushawn Gipson-ex Houston
Carolina..Sign FA-OG-Michael Schofield-ex Chargers
Saints..Sign FA-DE-Margus Hunt-ex Colts
Titans..Sign FA-OG-Zac Kerin-ex Redskins

Miami..Release DE-Taco Charlton-former #1 draft pick
Cowboys..Release LB-Chris Covington
Arizona..Release LB-Keishawn Bierria

Chiefs..Pick up 5th year option QB-Patrick Mahomes-worth (24M)
Chargers..Pick up 5th year option WR-Mike Williams (20YPC)
Redskins..Inform OT-Trent Williams-not willing to talk contract extension yet.
Eagles..Re-sign RB-Corey Clement

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(College Football)

Mountain West Conference…Cancels football media days scheduled for mid July at So Fi Stadium in Los Angeles…will do virtual Media Conference on Zoom instead.

Kansas State..Head coach Chris Klieman takes 13%-paycut.

NCAA Board Governors…rejects proposal for 1-time ‘Free Transfer Rule’ for college athletics.

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……………(Basketball)………….

NBA….Opens negotiations to stage end of season and or playoff games without fans at Disney World Sports Complex in Orlando….have multiple arenas for games and practices.

NBA…Commissionen Adam Silver under pressure from some owners and agents not to reopen season…too many unanswered health questions.

Wake Forest…Hires Steve Forbes-East Tennessee State as head coach…career record (260-77)…including 5-straight 20-wins seasons at ETSU.

Wake Forest…refusing to pay fired head coach Danny Manning his 15M-buyout…went (30-80) in ACC.

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………………….(Hockey)…………….

NHL-Union…Meet to discuss possibly moving to Phase 2-of NHL shutdown…would allow NHL teams to reopen facilities for limited player conditioning workouts….shooting for possible May 15th opening.

Vancouver…Canucks donate (500,000) to Senior Citizens Food program in British Columbia.

NY Islanders..Sign D-Samuel Boldic-Sherbrooke-Quebec League
Edmonton…Sign (6’6-D) Marcus Niemelanine from Assat-Finland.

NHL…George Laraques-former Montreal player confirms he has Covid 19

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………………(General)……………….

NASCAR…..Announces it will reopen the schedule without fans..
..May 17th…Darlington 400
..May 20th…Darlington 500-Wednesday night race
..May 24th…Charlotte Coca Cola 600
..May 27th…Charlotte 500-Wednesday night race

NHRA…Announces opening of Drag Racing Schedule
..June 5th-Gatornationals-Gainesville
..June 12th-Houston
..June 19th-Bristol
..June 26th-Norwalk

PGA…Announces there will be no ‘relegation’ of players losing Tour Card if they fail to finish in Top 125…Players gain 1-year exemption

PGA…Cancels Q-school…Will promote only top 10-players from Korn Ferry Tour.

LPGA….Announces plans to restart Tour schedule without fans on July 15th and play weekly till December 21st.

Santa Anita…Says it hopes to start racing Memorial Day weekend.

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