Hacksaw’s Headlines–Friday

Posted by on January 25th, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

…..(Golf)…….

Farmers Insurance Open-Torrey Pines-1st round
..(62)..Jon Rahm shoots 10-under par-torching North Course…had 2-Eagles and 7-biridies on opening day..reeled off 4-birdies in row early.
..(63)..Justin Rose-top money winner on tour
..(65)..Jordan Spieth-strong round bounce back years slump
..(67)..Jason Day-solid opening round
..(69)..Xander Schauffele-ex-Aztec-continues strong start to season.
..(70)..Tiger Woods-birdie 18th…finished 5-birdies-3 bogeys
..(71)..Rory McIlroy-steady round
..(72)..Charley Hoffman shoots even par.

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…….(Baseball)………

Padres….Sign 4-more minor league free agents
..OF-Boog Powell-hit (.281) AAA-ex Mariners-Blue Jays
..C-Chris Stewart-career (.230) hitter-been with 8-MLB teams
..P-Ryan Bollinger-(8-7) at AAA-AA in Yankees farm system
..P-Tyler Higgins- (2.83) at Tacoma in Mariners system

Padres..Invite 21-non roster players to spring training including top prospects SS-Fernando Tatis..3B-Hudson Potts..P-Cal Quantrill.

Dodgers..Sign FA-OF-AJ Pollock to (4Y-55M) deal…ex-Arizona Diamondbacks-lifetime (.281) hitter…hit 23HRs last year

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(Roster Moves)

Arizona..Opens talks with FA-1B-Adrian Gonzalez on 1-year deal..ex Dodgers-Padres-Rangers-Marlins-Braves.

Orioles..Open talks with FA-3B-Matt Davidson-ex White Sox.

Houston..Reopen talks with FA-P-Dallas Keuchel on returning to team

Seattle..Sign FA-P-Hunter Strickland-ex Giants
Cubs..Sign FA-P-Brad Brach-ex Padres-Orioles
White Sox..Sign FA-3B-Chris Johnson-ex Braves-Orioles
Detroit..Sign FA-3B-Kaleb Cowart-ex Angels.

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(MLB)

MLB…Considering dumping 10-day DL next year and reverting back to 15-day DL…Found teams were stashing starting pitching to give hurlers rest.

Miami..Hire Juan Pierre as minor league OF-coach.

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…..(Football)………

(NFL)

Rams…FG-Kicker Greg Zeurlein misses Super Bowl preparation..left foot in boot with minor sprain of ankle.

Patriots…Full workouts with full roster.

NFL…announces that concussions in 2018…reduced to (214) from (281) a year ago.

NFL..Likely to hand out fine to Rams CB-Nickell Coleman for helmet hit in playoff game on Saints WR-Tommy Lee Lewis.

NFL..Investigating report that Cleveland Browns owner Jim Haslam used a racial slur against former GM-Sashi Brown-calling him ‘Obama’ in front office conversations.

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(Coaching)

Cleveland..Report that Browns owner Jim Haslam over-ruled his front office and hired Hue Jackson as coach when others recommended Sean McDermott-who went to Buffalo.

Chiefs..Hire Steve Spagnolo-Def Coord-ex Giants-Rams-Eagles
Miami..Hire Chad O’Shea-WR coach-ex Patriots
Atlanta..Hire Ben Steele-Off Asst-ex Tampa Bay.
NY Jets..Hire Shawn Jefferson-WR coach-ex Dolphins
Washington..Hire Ray Horton-DB coach-ex Browns
Minnesota..Interview Ric Dennison-OL job-ex-Jets-Broncos.

Steelers..Owner Art Rooney says he would meet with controversial WR-Antonio Brown but needs assurances that last year’s ‘antics-distractions’ would not take place in the future.

San Diego Fleet…Hire Mike DeBord as Off Coord on Mike Martz staff after defection of Jon Kitna-who took QB coaching job with Cowboys….DeBord was longtime Off Coord Michigan-Indiana..also worked for Chicago Bears.

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(Injuries)

Carolina…QB-Cam Newton undergoes surgery for damaged labrum..no time frame on rehab or availability for OTAs.

Dallas..DE-Taco Charlton-shoulder surgery-out 4-6 months-had just 1-sack rookie season.

49ers..QB-Jim Garoppolo-cleared for OTA workouts after surgery.
49ers..OC-Weston Richberg-to miss all off season-knee-quad surgery

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(College Football)

USC…Report top recruit…WR-Bru McCoy may exit school and transfer to U-Texas after Kliff Kingsbury defected to take NFL coaching job…was Trojans only 5-star recruit.

Texas…QB-Nick Starkel-transferring-will visit Arizona.

Oklahoma State…QB-Keon Wiedtee-transferring out
Oklahoma State..QB-Dru Brown-transfer from Hawaii-cleared for spring ball.

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……(Basketball)……..

Lakers-L-Minnesota (120-105)….Timberwolves use a (10-0) run in 3rd Qtr to blow game open…Karl Anthony Towns-Andrew Wiggins combine for (50P)….Lakers self destruct with 20-tovers…23-fouls…..TWolves hit 22-of-23 foul shots…Rajon Rondo returns from injury list with (15P-13A)….Lakers now (5-10) without LeBron James….NBA action-Thursday night…

Clippers-at Chicago…Friday night NBA action..Bulls dreadful (11-37) record.

Indiana…Pacers G-Victor Oladipo-surgery-torn quad near knee

Suns..Reach agreement on 230M-in renovations to Talking Stick Arena…City will pay 150M…Suns 80M plus cost over-runs…and sign lease keeping team downtown till 2027-season.

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Aztecs-UNLV…Saturday night basketball…SDSU (10-8)….Rebels (11-7) season…State (2-3) conference…UNLV (5-1) in league.

USD-W-Loyola Marymount (71-58)….Toreros 4-in double figures…hit 9-3’s in win…USD now (14-7)….Thursday night

USD-USF…Saturday game in WCC.

Gonzaga-W-Santa Clara….Horrible loss in WCC play…Zags led (53-17) at halftime…won game (98-39)….led by 60-points in 2nd half.

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………(Hockey)……….

San Diego Gulls-at-San Antonio Rampage….Gulls continue long AHL road schedule in month of January…Gulls (21-12-5) now in 3rd place…Rampage (21-21-1).

Gulls…NHL-Anaheim Ducks send 6-players in during All Star break….Gulls pick up D-Jacob Larsson…D-Andy Welinski…..F-Troy Terry-Max Jones among others.

NHL…All Star weekend in San Jose.

LA Kings-Chicago…Trade….Kings send F-Dom Kubalik-playing in Switzerland to Blackhawks for 5th round pick,

Newfoundland….Head coach Ryan Clouwe steps down despite (27-11-2) record…complications with health from concussions received while an NHL player.

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……(General)………

English Premier League….off weekend from league play.

Cardiff City….Police call off search in English Channel for plane wreckage….Cardiff F-Emiliano Sala-who had just signed transfer contract to join EPL on Saturday from Nantes-France, likely killed in crash on way to join team in workouts last Monday….plane disappeared into channel….Sala had texted family ‘was scared-plane in trouble-pieces of plane coming off ‘

Monaco….Fires French legendary star Thierry Henry as coach…team in 19th place in standings….players said Henry had no ability to communicate…too egotistical…was selfish.

San Diego Sockers…Team USA-World Cup star Landon Donovan to begin training with Sockers on Monday…will make indoor debut with team on February 15th.

Australian Open….Rafael Nadal-Novak Djokovic headed to Mens finals…..Petra Kvitova faces Naomi Osaka in women’s final.

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