Hacksaw’s Headlines–Friday

Posted by on March 8th, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

….(Basketball)……

Aztecs-Nevada…Close out regular season with Saturday road game in Reno….SDSU (19-11) coming off devastating home loss to Fresno State….Coach Brian Dutcher said he tried to call timeouts twice during 3-straight turnovers in final (:36) of game as Fresno reeled off a (9-0) scoring run….Players did not see him ask for timeout on floor….Nevada (27-3) coming off two losses at SDSU-at Utah State…Wolfpack will be top seed in MWC tourney next week.

USD-W-Portland….Opening game of West Coast Conference tourney

USD-Loyola Marymont-Friday night second round game.

Syracuse…District Attorney-no charges to be filed against Orange coach Jim Boeheim for fatal auto accident that killed a man on I-690 during ice storm…Police say SUV crashed into guard rails and was blocking 2-lanes on icy highway when Boeheim swerved to miss vehicle..went into berm hitting man who was standing by his car….Police say SUV had bald tires and no tail lights…Driver of other vehicle died immediately.

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Clippers-Oklahoma City….Friday night game….Clippers won 6-of-8.

Lakers-Boston….Saturday night game….Lakers lost 10-of-13….Celtics lost 5-of-8….Boston coming off 33P win at Golden State earlier in week.

Houston…C-Kenneith Faried out with groin injury-could miss a week.

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……..(Baseball)……….

Padres-W-Texas (11-8)…Francisco Mejia 3R-HR..Franmil Reyes 2R-HR..Hudson Potts 2R-HR…Austin Allen HR….Ian Kinsler HR….P-Nick Margevicius (3inn-3R-4H-6BR)….P-Kaz Makita gives up 3R-HR in relief…

Padres…Francisco Mejia now hitting (.474) in spring…Manny Machado hitting (.200)

Padres-A’s….Friday Cactus League game….Chris Paddack makes 3rd start in spring training.

Padres…Move hot prospect Hudson Potts from 3B-to-2B for spring training games…will test Ty France at 1B for next two weeks.

Padres..Sign FA-P-Todd Van Steensel-ex Phillies hi draft pick

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Dodgers-W-Angels (6-2)…Harrison Barnes RBI double-bases loaded walk…Ross Stripling (3inn-2R-4H) in shaky outing….

Dodgers-vs-Royals…Friday game

Dodgers…DFA P-Josh Fields…had (2.61-ERA) over three years in LA….
Dodgers…Sign FA-P-Donny Hart-ex Orioles…had (2.41-ERA-AAA)

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Angels-L-Royals (8-7)…Halos bullpen gives up 7R in 8th and 9th innings…P-Jesus Castillo (1inn-3R-7 Baserunners)….P-Jose Barria (3inn-1R)…Will Tovar HR-RBI double for Halos

Angels-vs-White Sox…Friday

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(Roster Moves)

Astros..Reopen talks with FA-P-Dallas Keuchel….might offer (1Y-15M) deal with option for 2nd year….Keuchel had been seeking (4Y-82M) deal as free agent.

Royals..Open talks with FA-C-Martin Maldonado-ex Angels-Twins…KC must replace C-Sal Perez-gone for year-torn elbow ligament.

Reds…P-Jon Moscot-retires-former 1st round pick had tried to battle back for 3-years from rotator cuff surgery.

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(MLB)

Commissioner Rob Manfred-speaking in Boston….says MLB Players are still getting the same percentage of money they have over last 15-years…but the percentage has grown in value because MLB has gone from 6B-industry to 11B-industry in those 15-years….Invites Union to discuss how the ‘baseball pie’ should be spread out between superstars and mid-level players’.

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….(Football)…….

Chargers…Open contract talks with FA-CB-Jason Verrett….has missed 55-of-80 games over four years with 5-different injuries….Verrett was paid (8.5M) last year in final year of contract…Has had major injuries with Achilles-Shoulder-Knee in his career….Continue contract talks with FA-LB-Denzell Perryman.

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(Roster Moves)

Denver-Washington….Broncos trade QB-Case Keenum to Redskins for #6 pick…Keenum due 18M this year….teams splitting guaranteed money….Keenum (6-10) in Denver last year….Redskins without QB-Alex Smith-out with broken leg….Colt McCoy will be backup

Steelers…facing Friday deadline to trade WR-Antonio Brown…he is due (2.5M) roster bonus this weekend….Raiders could be offering 1st round pick in deal.

Giants…report clubs have approached NY about deal for WR-Odell Beckham….Colts among those interested.

Arizona-Washington…Trade rumors continue to swirl…Cardinals would deal QB-Josh Rosen to Redskins for 15th pick in first round….Washington refused to give up pick…instead renting QB-Case Keenum from Broncos for 2019 season.

49ers…Put DT-Earl Mitchell on trading block
Eagles…Shopping DE-Michael Bennett

Patriots..Interested in FA-WR-Randall Cobb-ex Packers

Arizona..Interested in FA-LB-CJ Moseley-DE-Terrell Suggs-ex Ravens

Bears..Put RB-Jordan Howard on NFL trading block.
Miami…Shop DE-Robert Quinn…has 11.5M-cap figure
Saints..Release RB-Daniel Lasco
Miami…Release OC-Ted Larsen
49ers..Release WR-Pierre Garcon

Chiefs..Sign FA-S-Harold Jones-ex Eagles

Steelers..Re-sigh C-Maurkice Pouncey…OG-Ramon Foster
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(Teams)

Redskins…RB-Roc Thomas facing felony drug charges after arrest at apartment with 143-grams of marijuana and 16,000-in cash.

Carolina…Negotiating to build new practice facility across the border in York County, South Carolina…would move out of downtown Charlotte.

(AAF)

San Diego Fleet-Salt Lake City Stallions….Mike Bercovicci returns as starting QB due to fractured collarbone from starter Phillip Nelson…Ex-Washington Husky RB-Bishop Sankey makes debut coming off IR list….Fleet (2-2)….Stallions (1-3) coached by ex NFL head coach Dennis Erickson.

(IFL)

San Diego Strike Force-Cedar Rapids….Struggling indoor team (0-2) plays on road…Strike Force have given up 64-69 points in two losses to start the season.

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(College Football)

Aztecs…Brady Hoke-hired as Def Line coach-says he would like to be a head coach again after getting fired at Michigan.

USC….Open spring football workouts with 2nd year QB-JT Daniels coming off (5-7) season….Biggest challenge find WR’s to compliment star WR-Michael Pittman….5-wide receivers left program in off season.

UCLA…Open spring football with just 3-QBs on roster…Dorian Thompson-Robinson leads team that went (3-9) in Chip Kelly first season…..UCLA has only 76-scholarship players because of defections-transfers-injury retirements.

Arizona State…DE-Roc Wilkens-transfers in from Rice University as grad student starter.

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…..(Hockey)……

Gulls-Colorado Eagles…..San Diego-fighting for 2nd place in Pacific Division….host Eagles in Friday-Saturday games.

Kings-Blues….LA has (1-11) record over last 3-weeks…Thursday night NHL action.

Ducks-Montreal….Friday night matchup…Canadiens are (36-24-7) on year.
Ducks…Sign Gulls D-Simon Benoit to 3Y-entrly level contract

Boston…lose F-Marcus Johannsson-bruised lung.

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…….(General)……….

Soccer…FIFA confirms it will meet next week in Miami to discuss proposal to expand 2026 World Cup to 48-teams from current 32-team format…..Would need countries like Kuwait-Oman to help stage opening round games because Qatar does not have additional facilities.

UEFA…begins probe of Manchester City-salary cap violations of the Fair Play Financial rules in English Premier League.

English Premier League….Top games
..Liverpool (21-1-7)-vs-Burnley…Liverpool has 70-points on year
..Manchester City (23-4-2)-vs-Watford..City in 1st place-71 points
..Hot Spur-Southampton…Tottenham (20-8-1)
..Manchester United-Arsenal…Man U (17-5-7)..Gunners (17-6-6)

LA Galaxy…Sign Joe Corona-was playing for Club America in Mexico

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PGA-Bay Hill Classic….
..(-7..65)Rafael Bello
..(67) Keegan Bradley..
..(68) Grahame McDowell..Bubba Watson..Billy Hoeschel
..(68) Phil Mickelson-had 7 birdies but bogey-double bogey
..(72) Rory McIlroy
..(74) Ricky Fowler

..Jason Day withdraws with back injury

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Tennis….Indian Wells Open…Roger Federer-Serena Williams-Novak Djokovic head the field…..Venus Williams won 1st round match.

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NASCAR…Phoenix 500…Joey Logano-Kevin Harvick-Denny Hamelin 1-2-3 in points race heading to Sunday race.

Indy Car…Grand Prix-St Petersburg….Sebastian Bordais goes for 3rd straight win on Florida road course….Scott Dixon begins quest for 6th points championship….Debut of F-1 driver Felix Rosenqvist.

Formula 1…..Ferrari has top testing times in Spain-Sebastian Vettle dominates 9-days of road testing….Mercedes-Lewis Hamilton was second in testing….F-1 season opens in two weeks with Australian Grand Prix.

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