Hacksaw’s Headlines-Friday

Posted by on December 7th, 2018  •  0 Comments  • 

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Chargers-Bengals….Bolts won 8-of-9….Cincinnati collapsing asfter (4-1) start.-lost (6-of-7)…
..Chargers averaging (399YPG)..
..QB-Phillip Rivers (3418P-28TD-6 Int-115-QB rating)
..WR-Keenan Allen (83R-996Y)
..Bengals ..without QB-Andy Dalton (thumb surgery)..WR-AJ Green (foot surgery)..LB-Vontaze Burfect (hip-concussion issues)
..Cincinnati defense ranked 32nd in NFL…giving up (433YPG)…..54% on 3rd downs….opposing QBs (66%)
..Bengals defense ranked 32nd run defense…31st pass defense

Chargers…Heavy rains hit Orange County wiping out team practice-went thru short walkthru in rain.

Charges…Retain Off Coord-Ken Whisenhunt-withdraws his name from Georgia Tech coaching search.

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(Schedule)

Rams-Chicago…LA (11-1)…Bears (84)..QB-Jared Goff (3754P-27TD)…RB-Tod Gurley (1,175R-474 Rec-15TD)…WRs-Brandin Cooks-Robert Woods. (127Rec) combined….Bears defense led by Khalil Mack-Roaquon Smith (30-takeaways…37-sacks-40-tackles for loss)….Mack (9-sacks-1-Int-5 Forced Fumbles)

Eagles-Cowboys…QB-‘Carson Wentz (2848P-18TD)….Dak Prescott (14TDs..RB-Zeke Elliott (1,149R)..WR-Amari Coopeer (14YPC)…Cowboys won 4-in a row since trade for Cooper

Colts-Houston…Indy won 5-of-6…Texans won 9-in row…Andrew Luch (3360P-32TD)…Deshaun Watson (3400APY-23TD)

Jets-Bills…NY (3-9)..Buffalo (4-8)…Matchup rookie QBs-Josh Allen-Sam Darnold.

Carolina-Cleveland…Panthers lost 4-in row…Cam Newton (2999-24TD)…Baker Mayfield (18TD-10 Int)

Atlanta-Green Bay…Packers (4-7-1)…Falcons (4-8)…Matt Ryan (3814P-25TD)…Aaron Rodgers (3504P-29TD-1Int)

Chiefs-Ravens…Patrick Mahomes (3923P-41TD-17 Tovers)…Lamar Jackson remains at QB…3-games (3Int-5 fumbles) as starter.

New England-Miami…Pats won 8-of-9….Dolphins lost 4-of-6….Tom Brady (3342P-20TD)

Saints-Tampa Bay…New Orleans won 10-of-11..Drew Brees (3267P-30TD)

Giants-Washington…New York won 3-of-4…kRB-Saquon Barkley (1556APY-13TD)…Redskins start 3rd string QB in game.

Denver-San Francisco…Broncos won 3-in row…Niners (3-10) on year

Steelers-Raiders…Ben Roethlisberger (3945P-21TD)..Raiders (2-10)

Lions-Arizona…Detroit (4-8)…Arizona (3-9)..Cardinals lost 6-OL with injuries.

Vikings-Seattle..Mondaynight football…Russell Wilson (29TD)…Kirk Cousins (23TD) …

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(Scoreboard)

Tennessee-W-Jacksonville (30-9)…..RB-Derrick Henry stampedes for team record (238R-4TD) in lopsided win….Henry had 54-99 TD runs….Titans defense 1-fumble recovery-4 sacks in win…Jaguars lost 8-of-9 games…….Thursday Night Football…

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(NFL)

Rams…Will pay 34M plus 7M in legal fees to settle lawsuit against 46,000-fans over breached PSL contracts sold when St Louis NFL stadium opened…Rams owe money over the final 9-years ot the season ticket contracts those fans bought on a 30-year committment.

Chargers….San Diego City Council decides to dedicate Chargers Park to San Diego Police Divisions-make that their headquarters….AAF-San Diego Fleet had wanted to negotiate with the city…but Mayor’s office wanted to wait till November vote-Soccer City was slated to take over facility….That failed..City elected to turn facility over to SDPD for its division operation.

49ers…Ex girlfriend of LB-Reuben Foster admits she liked to police about beating in domestic abuse case in February to protect players career…Admits now to multiple violent acts….She may be charged also.

Cleveland..Police Deptarment begins formal review into mishandling of Kareem Hunt domestic assault case in hotel in offseason.

NFL…Fires VP-International Business Mark Waller…after Mexico City game was cancelled because of field problems at Azteca Stadium.

Dallas..RB-Ezekiel Elliott fined (13,369) for his Salvation Army Kettle celebration.

Green Bay…President Mark Murphy allowed Coach Mike McCarthy to meet with team and staff officials, days after firing him….Players gave him standing ovation after farewell meeting.

Green Bay…Interim head coach Joe Philbin admits he has not called plays in in a game since 1996.

Green Bay…QB -Aaron Rodgers defends coach Mike McCarthy-said players were held accountable for failures on field.

Chargers…Longtime team physician Dr. Gary Losse passes away age 69 from Parkinson’s Disease…was team physician from 1981-thru-1998…dismissed because of addiction to painkillers to treat severe knee injuries he had as QB-Wisconsin…gave up sports career to enter medical school and pioneer new ways to treat catastrophic knee and shoulder injuries.

Chargers..TE-Antonio Gates says he accepts smaller role in offense because he sees bigger picture of team success.

Freedom League…50-former players headed up by Jeff Garcia-Terrell Owens say they want to put on a spring and summer league in 10-cities…starting date unknown.

CFL…Owners invoke salary cap for 2019 season on coaching staffs…and limits on number of assistants.
Montreal…CFL coach Mike Sherman fires 6-assistants including longtime NFL player Cris Dishman

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(Roster Moves)

Chiefs..Sign FA-WR-Kelvin Benjamin-ex Bills-Carolina Panther
Raiders..Sign FA-RB-CJ Anderson-ex Broncos
Raiders..Sign FA-DE-Kony Ealy-ex Carolina-Cowboys

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(Injuries)

Washington…Redskins confirm QB-Alex Smith has developed a leg infection after 2-surgeries for severely broken leg…has been hospitalized 3-weeks.

Carolina…IR-OG-Brandon Mahon-concussion
Lions..IR-LB-Jalen Maybin-neck injury
Seattle..WR-Doug Baldwin-ailing-hip injury again

Gians…S-Landon Collins-labrum surgery…will need 6-months rehab in offseason.

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(College Football)

Heisman Trophy Ceremony…New York…Finalists-all QBs
..Tua Tagovailoa-Alabama..(3353P-37TD-4Int)
..Kyler Murray-Oklahoma..(4053P-887R-40TD-7Int)
..Dwayne Haskins-Ohio State..(4580P-47TD-8 Int)

Army-Navy…119th revival of storied tradition game…to be played in Philadelphia…Black Knights (9-2)…Middies (3-9)…Army leads nation in rushing (3,333Y-37TD) this year…President Trump will attend…10th sitting president to take in game dating to 1901-President Teddy Roosevelt.

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(1AA) Playoffs

North Dakota State (12-0) vs Colgate (10-1)
Maine-Weber State…Weber (10-2)
Kennesaw State-South Dakota State….K-State (11-1)
Cal Davis (10-2)-Eastern Washington (10-2)

(Division II) Playoffs

Valdosta State-Georgia (12-0)-vs-Notre Dame-Ohio (13-0)
Ferris State (14-0)-vs-Minnesota State (13-0)

(Division III) Playoffs

Mt Union (12-0)-vs-John Hopkins (12-1)
Wisconsin Whitewater (13-0)-vs-Hardin Baylor (13-0)

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(College Notes)

Michigan…AD denies reports Jim Harbaugh wants to leave Big 10-school to return to NFL.
UCLAl…TE-Caleb Wilson-leaving school for NFL draft
Missouri…Lands QB-Kelly Bryant-transferring in from Clemson
Michigan State…RB-LJ Scott announces going to NFL

California..Gives coach Justin Wilcox 5-year extension
Texas Tech..New coach Matt Wells hires 9-assitants from Utah State
McNeese State..Hires Sterlin Gilbert-Off Coord-South Florida

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………..(Baseball)……………….

Reds…Make contract offers to FA-OF-AJ Pollock-Arizona…P-Dallas Keuchel-Astros_

Red Sox…Sign FA-P-Nathan Eovaldi (4Y-67M)
Twins..Sign FA-2B-Jon Schoop-ex Milwaukee-Baltimore
Twins..Sign FA-3B-Ron Torreyes-ex Cubs-Yankees
Angels-Phillies..Trade..Halos deal reliever Jose Alvarez (2.71-ERA) for Phillies reliever Luis Garcia (6.02-ERA)
Royals..Open contract talks with FA-OF-Billy Hamilton-ex Reds

Indians..Sign P-Carlos Carrasco to 4-year extension
Seattle..Sells P-Hishashi Iwakuma to Yomuri Giants
Joe Wieland-P-Signs with Kia Tigers-Korea-ex Padres-Texas-Seattle
Justin Hancock-P-Signs with Nippon Ham Fighters-Japan-ex Cubs

Cubs…P-Brandon Morrow undergoes elbow surgery for cartilage problem…will miss spring training and early season.

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……………(Basketball)…………….

Lakers-at-San Antonio…Friday night matchup…Lakers (15-9) coming off spirited come from behind win on Thursday vs Spurs
Lakers…Report LeBron James meets with front office-wants team to talk to FA-F-Carmelo Anthony-just released by Houston.
Lakers..F-Brandon Ingram-out at least a week with sprained ankle

Clippers…off weekend

Cavaliers…C-Tristan Thompson-fined 15,000 for obscene gesture to fan.
76ers….Visit with FA-G-F-Aaron Afflalo about possible contract

Aztecs-at-Cal…Saturday night game…SDSU is (5-3) heading on road…Golden Bears led by shooting forward Matt Bradley (15PPG) and 2-senior guards.

USD-at-Cal State Northridge…Sunday afternoon game…Toreros now (7-2) following upset win over SDSU.

Derek Fisher…former Lakers star named head coach of WNBA-Los Angeles Sparks…Fisher former head coach NY Knicks…lasted year and a half.

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……….(Hockey)…………..

LA Kings-New Jersey Devils…Tied (1-1) in 2nd period at press time….Thursday matchup

Ducks-Carolina Hurricane…Friday game…Ducks won 5-in a orw…and 7-of-8….G-John Gibson (.922) save percentage in hot streak.

Gulls-at-Colorado…Friday nite AHL action….Gulls havbe lost 5-of-7….and dropped 4-of-5 at home.

Washington…High scoring F-Tom Wilson diagnosed with concussion after violent blindside hit by Las Vegas Ryan Reaves earlier in the week….Wilson has been discipline 4-times by NHL for violent checks that injured players.

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………(General)……………

English Premeir League…top weekend games
..Liverpool (12-0-3)-vs-Bournemouth
..Manchester City (13-0-2)-vs-Chelsea
..Hot Spur (11-4)-vs-Leicester City
..Arsenal (9-2-4)-vs-Huddersfield
..Manchester United (6-4-5)-vs-Fulham

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