Hacksaw’s Headlines–Friday

Posted by on April 5th, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

(Basketball)

(March Madness-Final 4)

Virginia-vs-Auburn….Cavaliers with fierce defense-vs-Tigers push the tempo 3-point shooters….Virginia defense drains clock-opponents shooting just (41%) in tourney….Auburn has hit (318-3’s) this year and wants to run…Tigers have won 12-in a row

Texas Tech-vs-Michigan State….Tom Izzo going for 2nd NCAA title…Red Raiders coaches tremendous on defensive game plans …Both play rugged defenses..Spartans have won by 11-17-20 in tourney and have won 14-of-last 15 games..Red Raiders have won 3-games by blowouts and beat Gonzaga with its defense.

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UCLA…Open negotiations to hire TCU-coach Jamie Dixon…He has an 8M-buyout clause.

U-Houston…Coach Kelvin Sampson (6Y-18M) contract extension after (33-4) season with Cougars…Had coached at Indiana-Oklahoma-Washington State.

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Lakers-L-Golden State…Warriors led (99-73) in 3rd Q-at Press Time….Warriors hit 17-3’s into 3rd quarter….Lakers shot just 32%…and only 15% from arc in blowout loss by mid-3rd quarter…Thursday

Lakers-Clippers…Friday matchup

Lakers…Isaiah Thomas calls LeBron James first season with Lakers ‘absolute failure’…..Golden State star Steph Curry predicts ‘Lebron will bounce back next year’.

Milwaukee…Sign FA-G-Michael Carter Williams.

Brooklyn…Gives GM-Sean Marks a contract extension.

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…………..(Baseball)

Padres-Cardinals…Thursday game rained out

Padres-Cardinals…Friday matchup…Nick Margevicius-vs-Jack Flaherty…Padres (4-3) start.

Padres…Farm teams opened play on Thursday
..El Paso-Las Vegas….Chihuaus were losing (7-6) at Press Time…Ty France (3-4) HR-3RBI for Dogs in game
..Amarillo-L-Corpus Christie….P-Adrian Morejon threw 4-shutout innings..then gave up 5R-in 5th inning of work for loss

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Dodgers-…Off day on Thursday

Dodgers-at-Colorado…Friday pitchers..Kenta Maeda-vs-Tyler Anderson…Dodgers off to (5-2) start.

Dodgers..P-Kenley Jansen-first time in Colorado since heart arrythmia issues resurfaced last year while in Denver.

Dodgers…Farm teams opened season on Thursday
..Oklahoma City-L-San Antonio (7-6)….Clayton Kershaw rehab start….(4inn-5R-4H-5K) in first start pitching into 5th inning..threw 61-pitches-42-strikes allowed home run.

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Angels-L-Texas…Halos trailing (6-2) in 5th inning at Press Time…Matt Harvey gave up 2R-HR..and 3R-HR in 1st inning as Rangers got 5-runs in opening frame…Thursday game…Halos (1-5) to start the season.

Angels-Rangers..Friday matchup Felix Pena-vs-Lance Lynn.

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(Scoreboard)

Washington-W-Mets..Stephen Strasburg 9-Ks..outduels Noah Syndegaard..Victor Robles HR…Mets now (5-2)

Yankees-W-Orioles..Gleyber Torres HR-3R-HR..Gary Sanchez HR…Luke Voit 3R-HR.

Red Sox-L-A’s…Stephen Piscotty 3R-HR..2R-double…Red Sox off to (2-6) start…

Tigers-W-Royals..Nico Goodrum 3RBIs..Scott Turnbull 10-K outing in Detroit win..

Blue Jays-L-Indians…Trxevor Bauer threw 7-no hit innings…Tribe scored on 2-Sac Flies..walk

Reds-L-Pirates..Jordan Lyles (5inn-0R) in first Buccos start ..

Cubs-L-Braves…Nick Markakis 3R-double in 9-run outburst…Cubs awful start continues

White Sox-Mariners..Rained out.

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(Injuries)

Yankees…DL-Troy Tulowitzki-calf injury..3rd Yankee on DL this week
Cardinals..MRI-OF-Marcel Ozuna-back issue

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(Roster Moves)

Brewers..Sign FA-P-Donnie Hart-ex Dodgers
Yankees..Sign FA-P-Jake Barrett-ex Pirates
Blue Jays..C-Max Pentecost-retires after 3rd shoulder surgery-3ex #1 pick

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(MLB)

Investigating incidents with umpire Ron Kulpa feuding with Astros dugout 3-times in one inning..ejecting Houston manager AJ Hinch and hitting coach Alex Citrin.

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………….(Football)…………..

AAF….Under enormous criticism for cancelling season
..AAF Players told they have to pay way home
..AAF stopped paying teams-hotel bills last week
..AAF cancelled computer purchases by coaches
..AAF cutback out money allocated for team marketing

Robert Kraft…Lawyers file 92-page brief with judge wanting video of Kraft sex act banned from court…saying ‘sneak-and-peak’ video had no bearing on sex trafficking charge.

Cincinnati..RB-Mark Walton arrested for 3rd time in offseason…police chase..gun-marijuana-alchol issues.

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(Teams)

Green Bay….Report that QB-Aaron Rodgers carried serious grude against Coach Mike McCarthy dating back to 2005-draft….Rodgers told friends McCarthy had the lowest Coaching-IQ he had been involved with….McCarthy blew off coaches meetings to go get massages.

Arizona..meet with Nick Bosa-DE-Ohio State…Qunnen Williams-DT-Alabama.

Miami…meet with QB-Tyree Jackson-U Buffalo (3131P-28TD) last year in Mid American Conference.

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(Roster Moves)

Chargers..LB-Kyle Emanuel announces retirement-injury issues.

Seattle..Sign FA-DE-Nate Orchard-ex Bills
Seattle..Sign FA-DE-Cassius Marsh-ex 49ers

Raiders..Release WR-Seth Roberts
Raiders..Workout FA-RB-Charcandrick West-ex Chiefs
Eagles..Workout FA-QB-Luis Perez-ex Birmingham AAF

Miami..OG-Josh Sitton-retires

Giants..Release PR-Quadd Henderson

Chiefs..Sign FA-CB-Keith Reaser-from Orlando-AAF
Carolina..Sign FA-WR-0Rashaad Ross-ex Arizona-AAF (583Y)
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-DT-Nick Thurmon-ex Houston
Jaguars..Sign FA-OT-Leonard Wester-ex Bucs
Denver..Sign FA-CB-DeVante Bausby-ex AAF-San Antonio
Vikings..Sign FA-OG-Dakota Dozier-ex Jets
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(Indoor Football League)

San Diego Strike Force-at-Arizona Rattlers…Saturday….Strike Force (0-5) with worst defense in league…..San Diego QB-Derek Bernard (11 Int-5G)…Rattlers are (5-0)

(College)

USC….AD-Lynn Swann said he had permission to take part in card show-autograph signing session last week…while school officials were meeting in retreat to talk about NCAA academic scandal.

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……………….(Hockey)………….

Gulls-Ontario…Friday night game…Gulls currently in 3rd place fighting San Jose Barracudas and Colorado Eagles for final two playoff spots.

Kings-Ducks…Friday night NHL action.

NY Rangers…Glenn Sather steps down as President of Rangers-held post since 2000.

Flyers..to Interview Joel Quenville for vacant head coaching job end of season.

Carolina..Put top college D-Adam Fox on trade block-has turned dow contract offers

Maple Leafs..D-Jake Gardiner cleared to play…missed 18G with injuries.

Hobey Baker Award…3-Finalists
..Cale Makar-D-U Mass-Amherst
..Adam Fox-D-Harvard
..Jimmuy Schultd-D-St Cloud State

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…..(General)…….

English Premier League-Top weekend games
..Liverpool-Southampton
..Arsenal-Everton
..Hot Spur-Brighton

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PGA-Valero Open-Texas
..(66) Si Kim
..(67)..Jhonny Vargas leads big group
..(68)..Ricky Fowler-Jordan Speith

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NASCAR…Bristol 500-this weekend
NASCAR…Darrell Waltrip retiring after 19-years as Fox anlayst..won 84-career races.

Indy car…Runs Grand Prix-Alabama

Formula 1..Off weekend-run Chinese Grand Prix next Sunday

Formula 1..Team Ferrari upset with first year driver Charles Leclerc-refused to let teammate Sebastain Vettle run in first place with slow car…fought around him to pick up points..Vettle eventually crashed out.

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