Hacksaw’s Headlines-Friday

Posted by on December 28th, 2018  •  0 Comments  • 

…..(Baseball)……

Padres…Rumors continue to swirl Padres talking trades

Padres-Miami…Interest in C-JT Realmuto-but why would you trade more players for a catcher after you dealt Brad Hand-Adam Cimber for Cleveland C-Francisco Mejia at trade deadline.

Padres…Shopping C-Austin Hedges in straight up swap talks for starting pitcher

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(Roster Moves)

Twins..Sign FA-OF-Nelson Cruz-ex Seattle (1Y-14M)
Washington..Sign FA-P-Anibazl Sanchez-ex Braves (2Y-18M)

Giants-Milwaukee..Talking to FA-3B-Josh Harrison-ex Pirates
Tampa Bay-Detroit..Discuss trade for OF-Castellanos

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(MLB)

Philadelphia….Report both Bryce Harper-Manny Machado likely to turn down Phillies big money free agent offers.

Tampa Bay…OF-Tommy Pham says he’s disappointed having been traded from St-Louis (great fan base) to Tampa (no fan base)

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……..(Football)………

Chargers-at-Denver….Season ending game…Bolts (11-4) can win AFC-West with victory coupled with Chiefs loss to Raiders….Anthony Lynn team (17-5) since November of 2017….Broncos coach Van Joseph (11-20) over last two seasons.

..Philip Rivers (4,132P-31TD-10 Int)…107-QB Rating
..Bolts averaging (379YPG)
..WR-Keenan Allen (93R)
..WR-Tyrell Williams (16YP)
..WR-Mike Williams (15YPC)
..RB-Melvin Gordon-Austin Ekeler (1,339Y) combined rushing….(86Rec-870Y) receiving

..Case Keenum (3,589P-17TD-15 Tovers-33 QB-sacks)
..RB-Philip Lindsey (1,037Y) rushing-but gone for season
..WR-Emmanuel Sanders (71Rec) on IR also

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(Schedule)

Baltimore-Cleveland…Ravens can clinch playoff spot with win…Browns going for 8th win of year…Baltimore defense allowing (284YPG)-#1 NFL

Chiefs-Raiders…Kansas City lost edge on offense-increased turnovers in last month…Raiders (4-11)

Cowboys-Giants….Eli Manning possibly playing final game in New York.

Miami-Buffalo…GM-Mike Tennenbaum-Coach Adam Game could both be fired by Monday.

Packers-Lions..Green Bay players pushing for coach Joe Philbin to be retained.

Houston-Jacksonville…Coach Doug Marrone situation shaky as head coach.

Bears-Vikings…Chicago win gives them key home field advantage for opening rounds

Patriots-Jets…NY coach Todd Bowles could be fired on Monday

Carolina-Saints…Ron Rivera in trouble-Panthers lost 7-in a row….Teddy Bridgewater to play QB for New Orleans

Steelers-Bengals…Pittsburgh must-win situation…Cincinnati coach Marvin Lewis could be dumped

Atlanta-Tampa Bay….coaching shakeup coming with Falcons…Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter could be fired.

Colts-Titans…Critical must win game for both teams in wildcrd race.

Eagles-Redskins…Big trouble brewing for Washington President Bruce Allen and Coach Jay Gruden.

49ers-Rams…Rams might not have RB-Todd Gurley-on going knee issues

Arizona-Seattle…Seahawks won 5-of-6…Arizona coach Steve Wilks could be fired on Monday.

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(Teams)

Denver…Reports that Vance Joseph (11-20) as head coach will be jettisoned and Mike Shanahan could be brought back to replace him.

Detroit…Criticism of rookie head coach Matt Patricia…took (9-7) team and has led them to (5-10) record.

Green Bay….Interested in talking to ex-Cardinals coach Bruce Ariens.

Miami…QB-Ryan Tannehill could be released…due to count (26M) against the camp next year.

Colts..QB-Andrew Luck (10-0) vs Tennessee in career.

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(Roster Moves)

Jets..Sign FA-TE-Clive Walford-ex Packers
Saints..Sign FA-OT-Derek Newton-ex Carolina
Houston..Sign FA-LB-Josh Keyes

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(Injuries)

Packers..WR-Davante Adams-misses workouts-knee
Houston..RB-Lamar Miller-full workout coming off ankle injury
Colts..WR-TY Hilton-missed drills-ankle
Jaguars..RB-Leonard Fournette-does not practice-ankle-foot
Chiefs..RB-Spencer Ware-full practice
Jets..TE-Eric Tomlinson-surgery-crushed toes in weight room accident
Steelers..WR-Antonio Brown-miss practice-knee
Tampa Bay..WR-Desean Jackson-out workouts-Achilles
Redskins..IR-QB-Colt McCoy-broken leg

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(College)

(Scoreboard)-Thursday

Independence Bowl…Duke-W-Temple..QB-Daniel Jones (423P-5TD) in win..Blue Devils scored 35-points in row against Owls.

Pinstripe Bowl…Wisconsin-W-Miami..RB-Jon Taylor (205R-TYD)

Texas Bowl….Baylor-Vanderbilt

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(Bowl Games)-Friday

Alamo Bowl…Washington State-vs-Iowa State…Final game for Cougars QB-Gardner Minshew….44TD passing this year

Orlando Bowl..Syracuse-West Virginia…Mountaineers QB-Will Grier to sit out game to prepare for NFL.

Music City Bowl..Purdue-Auburn

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(Saturday) Bowl Games

(College Football Playoffs)

Cotton Bowl…Clemson-Notre Dame…Matchup of Tigers QB-Trevor Lawrence-vs-Irish QB-Ian Book…Clemson’s Lawrence (2606P-24TD)…RB-Travis Etienne (1463R-21TD)….Book (2468P-19TD) for Irish….10am start

Orange Bowl…Alabama-Oklahoma…Tide QB-Tua Tagovailoa will start coming off ankle issue….Sooners QB-Kyler Murray goes against strong Tide secondary….Murray (4053P-40TD)..(892Rushing-11TD)…RB-Ken Brooks (1021Y) rushing…Tagovailoa (3353P-37TD) for Alabama……Oklahoma averaging (577YPG)….Alabama averaging (526YPG)…2pm start

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Peach Bowl..Florida-Michigan
Charlotte Bowl..Virginia-South Carolina
Arizona Bowl..Nevada-Arkansas State

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(College Notes)

Aztecs…Top TE-Kahale Warring announces filing for NFL draft…(6’6-TE) caught 31-passes last hyper.

Old Dominion…QB-Blake LaRussa (3,100-31TD) leaving school to enter the seminary.

Ohio State..Defensive coordinator Greg Schiano may be removed after 3rd year on job…New coach Ryan Day wants to make changes.

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…..(Basketball)……..

Lakers-L-Sacramento (118-117)…Bogdan Bagdenovic hits 3-point shot with (:01) capping furious 4th quarter rally for Kings….He hit 3-3’s in the final quarter…..Kings rallied from 15-point deficit in final period to win…..Lonzo Ball (20P-10R-12A) before leaving with calf cramp….Kyle Kozma (33P) in loss….Lakers without LeBron James-Rajon Rondo with injuries….Kings hit 6-shots in a row at start of game…had 12-point lead…saw Lakers flip game build 15 point lead ….

Lakers-Clippers….Friday night matchup in Los Angeles.

Lakers…LaVar Ball pops off…’Lakers don’t need Anthony Davis-New Orleans’…..rumors Lakers might package group of young players to trade for Davis before he becomes a max free agent…Lonzo Ball would be part of deal possibly

New Orleans….Star F-Anthony Davis tells reporters if he becomes a free agent….”Interested in Legacy over money”

Aztecs-Brown…SDSU hosts Ivy League Bears on Saturday.
USD-Grand Canyon…Toreros host Antelopes as tough non-league schedule continues.

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………….(Hockey)………..

Ducks-L-San Jose (4-2)….Brett Burns scores late 3rd period goal….Sharks fire 39-shots on goal in win……..Anaheim (19-15-5)

Kings-W-Arizona (2-1)…Dustin Brown scores 10th goal of season…Jake Muezzin scores game winner…Jon Quick 27-saves…….LA (15-20-3)

Gulls-W-Bakersfield (4-3)……San Diego scores 2-goals in 2-and-half minutes in final period…3-goal outburst in final period…Andy Welinski ties game…Sam Carrick scores game winner both on Power Play during 5-minute man advantage…….AHL action

Gulls-at-Bakersfield…Saturday night action.
Gulls..Sign FA-LW-Steve Parland-scored 10G-Idaho in ECHL…Sign FA-LW-Jake Parchment-Started season with Gulls-shipped to ECHL

Montreal..G-Carey Price out with lower body injury…(2.84GAA)….(15-10-4)

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……..(General)……….

Sigi Schmid…..Soccer mourns passing of former LA Galaxy-Seattle Sounders-UCLA coach…passed away (65) awaiting heart transplant.

English Premier League-top games this weekend
..Liverpool (16-0-3)-vs-Arsenal (11-3-5)
..Hot Spur (15-4)-vs-Wolverhampton
..Manchester City (14-3-2)-vs-Southampton…City has lost 2-games in a row
..Chelsea (12-2-4)-vs-Crystal Palace
..Manchester United (9-5-5)-vs-Bournemouth…Man U going for 3rd win in a row.

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