Hacksaw’s Headlines–Friday

Posted by on December 21st, 2018  •  0 Comments  • 

…(Football)…..

Aztecs….Coach Rocky Long to begin evaluation of is football program in wake of losing 5-of last 6-games…worst stretch since he took over-and worst bowl loss in school history (27-0) setback to Ohio….Reports there will be coaching staff shakeup.

Aztecs..Sign 14th recruit…RB-Brionne Penny-Norwalk (29TDF-28G) in high school…brother of SDSU star Rashaad Penny.

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(Scoreboard)

Gasparilla Bowl….Marshall-W-South Florida…Thundering Herd QB-Isaih Green (221P)…Marshall RBs (228Y) rushing in lopsided win.

(Schedule)-Friday

Bahamas Bowl..Toledo-Florida International
Idaho Potato Bowl..Western Michigan-BYU

(Schedule)-Saturday

Birmingham Bowl..Memphis-Wake Forest
Armed Force Bowl…Army-Houston
Dollar Mobile Bowl..Buffalo-Troy State
Hawaii Bowl…Hawaii-Louisiana Tech

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(College Notes)

Michigan..RB-Karan Higdon-bypass Peach Bowl-prepare for NFL
Mississippi State..DT-Jeff Simmons-files for NFL draft
Minnesota..Hires Maine head coach Joe Harasymiak as assistant
Nevada..WR-McLane Minnix-transfers to Texas Tech..(50R-17.5YPC)
Cal…QB-Ross Bowers-transfers (3,039P-18TD) in 2017-not play 2018.
Wisconsin..QB-Alex Hornibrook-concussion symptoms-out of Pinstripe Bowl in NY.

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(NFL Schedule)

Chargers-Ravens…Saturday Night Game….Bolts (11-3) can take over first place win a win and a Kansas City loss…Baltimore (8-6) in 3-way tie for 2nd AFC wildcard spot.

..Chargers (392YPG) on offense…(270YPG) passing
..Chargers defense 29-sacks..15-takeaways..40% on 3rd downs
..Philip Rivers (3,951P-31TD-8Int-28 Sacks-112QBRating)
..Michael Badgley (14-14) on field goals
..WR-Keenan Allen may play-practiced some Thursday
..RB-Melvin Gordon will start-full practices this week.

..Ravens (369YPG) on offense…(141YPG) rushing..32Min-TOP
..Ravens (290YPG) on defense..
..Ravens #1- defense..#3 pass defense..#3 run defense
..Ravens allowed (34%) on 3rd down conversions..Opposing QB (58%)…39-sacks-11 takeways
..Ravens allow 29TD in 14-games…allow 18TD passes-14-games
..QB-Lamar Jackson (818P-566R)…8-TD-3Int-11 sacks..(5.0YPC)
..FG-Justin Tucker (28-30FG)

Washington-Tennessee…Saturday night-QB-Josh Johnson-ankle..QB-Marcus Mariota foot issues

Atlanta-Carolina..Falcons (4-9)..Panthers lost 6-row..QB-Cam Newton to sit with shoulder injury

Houston-Philadelphia..Texans (10-4)-Eagles (7-7) still fighting for 2nd wildcard spot

Giants-Colts..Indianpolis (8-6) still in wildcard race

Packers-Jets..Aaron Rodgers wil start despite knee-ankle issues

Minnesota-Detroit..Vikings sacked Matthew Stafford 10-times last game

Bills-New England..Tom Brady-vs-Bills pass rush

Bengals-Browns..Cleveland (5W) under interim coach Greg Williams

Jaguars-Miami..Jacksonville lost 10-of-11..Miami must win keep wildcard hopes alive

Rams-Arizona…LA lost 2-in row..Todd Gurley-knee issues..Cardinals (3-11) in disaster season.

Bears-San Francisco..Chicago defense 32-takeaways-42 sacks

Steelers-New Orleans..Pittsburgh could lose 1st place in division with loss..Saints (12-2)…Steelers lost 3-of-4.

Chiefs-Seattle..Seahawks running football vs 30th ranked KC defense…Chiefs in danger of blowing AFC-West..

Denver-Oakland…Monday Night game…Could be last game ever played in Oakland…Broncos coach Vance Joseph on brink being fired…Raiders (3-11)…Denver (6-8)

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(Teams)

Saints..Coach Sean Payton implores NFL owners to go to 53-man rosters on gamely next year because of injury crisis.

Denver..Report coach Vance Joseph about to be fired…(11-19) in two years..John Elway would be hiring his 4th head coach.

Buffalo..Workout FA-QB-Bo Levi Mitchell-CFL-Calgary
Chicago..Workout FA-QB-Bo Levi Mitchell

Bengals..players back Coach Marvin Lewis despite (13-17) record last two years.

Philadelphia…Ex-WR-Dorial Green-Beckham-arrested in Missouri-possession of 8-pounds marijuana…Meth…THC oil.

Detroit…Ex-WR-Titus Young released from Mental Health prison in Stockton…served 2Y of 4Y-prison sentence for violent acts…Treated for bi-polar disorder….has had 20-different charges filed against him since 2013 for off field problems.

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(Roster Moves)

Patriots…WR-Josh Gordon suspended for 4th time by NFL for drug violation….has played just 17-of-82 games since 2015…had (40R-720Y) this year.

Saints..Release OT-Derek Newton-knee problems
Saints..Workout OT-Menelik Watson-ex Raiders
Chargers..Release DE-Chris Landrum
Redskins..Workout LB-Dexter McCoil-ex Chargers

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(Injuries)

Bills..QB-Derek Anderson cleared from concussion protocol-been out 6W
Carolina..IR-LBG-Shaq Thompson-hamstring.
Lions..Activate CB-Jamal Agnew from IR.
Chiefs..WR-Sammy Watkins-misses practice again
Jets..IR-LB-Jerry Attaochu…IR-OT-Brandon Shell
Titans..IR-RB-David Fluellen-shoulder.
Carolina..activate QB-Kyle Allen

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…..(Baseball)…….

Padres…DFA-P-Clayton Richard-has 3M owed on contract….(4.79-5.33ERA) last two years…makes room on roster for 2B-Ian Kinsler-ex Tigers.

Angels..Sign FA-P-Trevor Cahill…(3.79-ERA) with A’s..(1Y-10M)
Angels..Sign FA-P-Matt Harvey..ex Reds-Mets…(7-7) last year

Dodgers-Indians..Trade talks for Corey Kluber stalled…Tribe wants P-Dustin May included in package with OF-Alex Verdugo..P-Alex Wood.

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(Roster Moves)

Yankees..Meet 4-hours with SS-Manny Machado to discuss his contract demands (10Y-300M).

Cardinals..Sign FA-P-Andrew Miller-ex Indians

Washington..Sign FA-P-Anibal Sanchez-Atlanta (2Y-19M)

Colorado..Sign FA-1B-2B-Daniel Murphy-ex Cubs..hit (.299) last year

A’s…Sign FA-P-Joakim Soria-ex Brewers

Phillies..Sign FA-OF-Shane Robinson-Cardinals
Seattle..Sign FA-P-Zac Rosscup-ex Dodgers

Texas..Opens talks with FA-P-Derek Holland-ex Giants

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(Injuries)

Cubs..P-Yu Darvish begins throwing program in Arizona-coming off elbow surgery.

Astros..P-Joe Smith-Emergency surgery-ruptured Achilles tendon.

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…(Basketball)……

Clippers-W-Dallas…(125-121)…LA survives 39P-fourth quarter by Mavs….Lou Williams (26) off bench..Mont Harrell (18) off bench…Mavs rookie Luca Doncic (32P) in loss….Clippers (18-14…

Lakers-New Orleans…Friday matchup….Pelicans (16-17) led by superstar center Anthony Davis-in final year of contract before Free Agency.

Clippers-Denver…Saturday game

New Orleans…Say they are not taking any trade offers for Anthony Davis.

Detroit..F-Blake Griffin-restrained from going after fan heckling him at game…3rd fan-player incident in NBA in a week.

Houston…Rockets set NBA record…go (26-56) from 3-point line in hammering Washington Wizards.

Chicago..G-Bobby Portis-out 4W-sprained ankle.
Boston..F-Aaron Baynes-out 4W-broken hand

Rick Pitino…hired to coach Greek League team Panathenaikas…year after being fired at Louisville.

USC…Former assistant Tony Bland-plea bargains guilty to a role in Adidas Slush Fund scandal….will not be given jail time…will cooperate in testimony…was facing 4-felony bribe counts for transferring 13,000 to USC recruits to steer them towards a marketing agent.

BYU..Reinstates G-Nick Emery after year and half suspension for taking 12,000 from 4-BYU boosters….School put on 2-years probation by NCAA.

Aztecs-BYU…Saturday afternoon game…State (6-4)…Cougars (8-5)
USD-Washignton State..Saturday matchup..Toreros (9-3)

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……..(Hockey) ………

Ducks-L-Boston Bruins (3-1)…G-Jaroslav Halak 24-saves…Dave Pasternak Goal-2 assists….

Ducks-at Buffalo….Saturday road game as East Coast trip continues
Kings-at-San Jose….LA (11-20-1) on season.

Gulls…Host Ontario Reign in AHL action on Friday night-seek 3rd win row
Gulls-at-Ontario on Saturday night
Gulls…Allow G-Jared Coreau..F-Adam Cracknell to join Team Canada on Christmas week for Spengler Cup tourney in Europe.

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…(General)…….

English Premier League…top games

Liverpool (14-0-3)-vs-Wolverhampton
Manchester City (14-1-2)-vs-Crystal Palace
Chelsea (11-2-4)-vs-Leicester City
Hot Spur (13-4)-vs-Edverton
Manchester United (7-5-5)-vs-Cardiff..first game since firing coach Josie Mourinho.

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