Hacksaw’s Headlines–Friday

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

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Padres..Hire Jayce Tingler as manager….spent 12Y-in Texas Rangers organization in player development….Never managed in minor leagues except in Arizona Fall League and in Dominican Republic Winter League….Replaces Andy Green (274-366) in San Diego…Tingler given 3-year contract….Team will help hire veteran coaching staff around him.

Padres..Begin search for ‘Bench Coach’….may approve Brad Ausmus-ex Tigers-Angels or Mark Loretta-Cubs for that role.

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(World Series)

Houston-at-Washington…Game 3-on Friday night….Shellshocked Astros trail Nationals (2-0)….Anubal Sanchez will start for Nets-vs-Zach Greinke.

Washington..Nationals hitting (.306) in Fall Classic…Washington starting pitching (11inn-4R-12H-14K)-3.33-ERA in Series…

Astros…Team hitting (.256) in Series…Houston starting pitching (13inn-9R-15H)-8.10-ERA in Fall Classic.

Houston…Fires Assistant GM-Brandon Taubman after 2-days of investigation into rude comments he made directly to 4-female sports writers in clubhouse after playoff game…Club apologized to Sports Illustrated female beat writer for Taubman’s intimidating comments.

World Series..Game 1-TV ratings…2nd lowest of All Time…had (12.19M) viewers…Down 11% from last year’s Game 1-telecast……Game had (27.4) rating in Houston….(23) rating in Washington, DC.

MLB…Investigates veteran umpire Rob Drake who tweeted….”I’m going to buy AR 15-if you impeach my President…have a Civil War”…facing fine or suspension.

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(Teams)

Phillies…Hire Joe Girardi as manager…was (988-794) with Yankees-Marlins.

Cubs..Hire longtime C-David Ross as manager..signed 3Y-deal

Boston…Bill James-lead analytics researcher leaves team after 16-years.

Giants…Interview Joe Espada-Astros-for 2nd time.

Reds..Hire Alan Zinter as hitting coach-ex Padres.

Angels..Fire AA-manager David Newton-was at Mobile.

Yankees..Confirm OF-Aaron Hicks will have elbow surgery-out 6-months…P-Masahiro Tanaka-surgery for elbow bone spur….1B-Luke Voit-surgery-sports hernia.

Twins..1B-CJ Cron-thumb surgery.

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(Roster Moves)

Rockies..Release P-DJ Johnson
Miami..DFA-OF-Cesar Pull
Tigers..DFA-OF-Dustin Peterson..P-Nick Ramirez..P-Daniel Stumpf.

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………….(FOOTBALL)………….

Chargers-Bears…Bolts are (2-5) on season…Chicago (3-3)…Chargers struggling running the ball-averaging (37YPG) since Melvin Gordon rejoined team…Bolts also ranked #25 in Red Zone offense-just 11TDs-in-23 trips….Chargers turned ball over 6-times inside the 5-yard line…..Chargers defense allowing opposing QBs complete 74% of passes…Chicago struggling on offense…ranked #30 (263YPG)…Bears defense ranked #10 (330YPG)

Chargers….Veteran starters WR-Keenan Allen-knee..LB-Thomas Davis-hamstring..FB-Derek Watt-knee all miss Thursday workout…7-other players limited or out of workouts….K-Michael Badgley..LB-Denzel Perryman…LB-Uchenna Nwosu go thru full practice.

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(Scoreboard)

Minnesota-W-Washington (19-9)….Dan Bailey 4-field goals for Vikings…Kirk Cousins (23-26) 285Y passing….Dalvin Cook-Alex Mattison combine (161Y) rushing….Stefon Diggs (7R-143Y) receiving….Minnesota outgunned Washington (432Y-215)….Redskins QB-Case Keenum leaves with concussion….Rookie QB-Dwayne Haskins throws interception-takes 2-sacks in brief appearance….Vikings (6-2)…Redskins (1-7).

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(Teams)

NY Jets…Union intercedes in feud with Jets and OG-Kelechi Osemele-Gets 3rd medical opinion-doctors recommend shoulder surgery for torn labrum and cyst…Club feuding with player over need for surgery….Was fined for missing practice this week.

Broncos..President-GM John Elway says QB-Drew Lock not ready to play in NFL right now….staying with Joe Flacco.

Falcons..WR-Julio Jones calls players only meeting-says team (1-6) start not fault Coach Dan Quinn…’it is on us’

Bears..Players only meeting to discuss team struggles on offense…’need to find our identity’.

Browns..QB-Baker Mayfield faces 2nd NFL fine for criticism of referees..’refs mistakes are blatant-out there for everyone to see’…Was hit with (12,500) fine on Monday for initial criticism.

Bengals..QB-Andy Dalton says OT-Cordy Glenn is welcome back to team from suspension ‘as long as he is all in’ with what coaches are doing.

Raiders..Mourn passing Hall of Fame CB-Willie Brown…called him ‘Living History’ of Black college football who helped make AFL viable.

Denver…Ex-Broncos DE-Justin Bannon charged with attempted murder and 3-other felony crimes in shooting of women in one of his buildings…Being held on 550,000 bail for mental health issues.

XFL….League drafts 538-players this week….but agents up in arms when finding out the league is going to pay just 27,000 in salaries to players, plus a roster bonus plus a victory bonus…Max amount a player could make would be 55,000.
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(Roster Moves)

Patriots-Cowboys….Trade…New England deals unhappy DE-Michael Bennett to Cowboys for #6 pick…Bennett was suspended last week for popping off about lack of playing time.

Jets..Put WR-Robbie Anderson..DT-Leonard Williams on NFL trade block.

Broncos..Sign FA-CB-Jonathon Harris-ex Bears
Ravens..Sign FA-CB-Jordan Richards-ex Patriots

Arizona..Release CB-Trevor Williams-ex Chargers

Miami..Workout FA-OT-Ty Roamer-ex Raiders..DT-Eddie Vanderdoes-ex Raiders-Falcons

Bengals..Activate OT-Cordy Glenn from suspended list

 

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(Injuries)

Colts..Activate S-Malik Hooker off IR
Steelers..LB-TJ Watt misses practice-core injury
New England..WR-Josh Gordon-treated for 2-knee bruises

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(Schedule)

Chiefs-Green Bay…Patrick Mahomes practices 3-times this week..uncertain he is cleared to play.

Raiders-Houston..Oakland tough road schedule continues..Team (3-3) trying to lockdown 2nd place..Texans (4-3)

Denver-Indianapolis…Colts (4-2) go for 5th win.

Rams-Cincinnati…London game…LA (4-3)..Bengals (0-7)

Seattle-Atlanta…Seahawks (5-2)..Falcons collapsing (1-6)

Eagles-Buffalo…Bills try to go to (6-1)…Eagles (3-4)

Lions-Giants..Turnover prone QB-Daniel Jones stays in NY lineup…Jones (6TD-7Int-5 Fumbles-18 Sacks) as a starter..QB rating (75)

Tennessee-Tampa Bay…Ryan Tannehill stays at QB for Titans…Jameis Winston still plagued by bad turnovers.

Arizona-New Orleans…Drew Brees may play on Sunday despite Ted Bridgewater going (5-0) as starter…Kyler Murray has Cardinals (3-3-1)

Jets-Jaguars…Nick Files may return to QB for Jaguars..QB-Sam Darnold-toe injury coming off 6-turnover game.

Carolina-San Francisco…Panthers (4-2)…Niners (6-0) with tremendous defensive unit…ranked #1 in defense (223YPG)….#1-pass defense also.

Patriots-Browns…NEngland given up just 3-TDs in (7-0) start…Baker Mayfield struggling with turnovers in (2-4) Cleveland start….5TD-12 turnovers-16-sacks)…QB rating dropped to 66.

Steelers-Miami…Monday night game…QB-Mason Rudolph returns to lineup…Steelers (2-4)…Miami (0-6)..Dolphins are #32 in every offensive category.

Bye Week…Cowboys-Baltimore.

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(College Football)

New Mexico…Suspend QB-Sheriron Jones…arrest lewd contact-masturbating in his car in campus garage.

Marshall…Expel CB-Braydon Drayton-Arrested-strangling girlfriend.

Connecticut…Signs contracts next year to play Illinois-Indiana-Ole Miss-Virginia and Army.  U-Conn becomes Division 1-football independent next season.

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(Schedule)

Aztecs-UNLV…SDSU defense giving up just (270YPG)…Rebels giving up (440YPG)…have allowed 32TDs this season…UNLV turned ball over 15-times-given 18 sacks in (2-5) season….Aztecs defense 14-takeaways…16-sacks…allowed only 11TDs in 7-games this year…Rebels only 1-winning season since 2000-season….School is (66-158) since 1994.

USD-at-Dayton…Toreros try to retain 1st place spot in Pioneer League heading on road…Both teams are (4-2)…Flyers will have to handle USD-QB-Reid Sinnett…(2,009Y-22TD) in 6-games this season.

USC-at-Colorado….Friday night game in Boulder….Trojans (4-3) going with 3rd string QB-Kedon Slovis and 4th string RB-Kenon Christian…but coming off win at Arizona…Buffaloes struggling with turnover prone QB-Steven Montez.

UCLA-vs-Arizona State..Bruins (2-5) coming off big win at Stanford…Sun Devils (5-2) with top young QB-Jayden Daniels but were battered last week by Utah.

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(Mountain West)

Wyoming-vs-Nevada…Cowboys (5-2)..Wolfpack (4-3)
Fresno State-vs-Colorado State…Bulldogs (3-3)..Rams (2-5)

Utah State-vs-Air Force…Aggies (4-2)..Falcons (5-2)..matchup USU big play QB-Jordan Love-vs-Falcons triple option run game.

San Jose-vs-Army..Spartans (3-4)
Hawaii-vs-New Mexico..Rainbows come stateside with (4-3) ledger.

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(Pac 12)

Utah-California…Utes (6-1) record with QB-Tyler Huntley.

Oregon-Washington State..Ducks (6-1) with red hot QB-Justin Herbert…Cougars (4-3) with big play QB-Anthony Gordon.

Arizona-Stanford..Wildcats (4-3)..Cardinal (3-4)..both blown out last week.

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(Top 20)

1-Alabama-vs-Arkansas..Tide (7-0)
2-LSU-vs-9-Auburn
3-Ohio State-vs-Wisconsin…Buckeyes had bye..Badgers lost last week.
4-Clemson-vs-Boston College..Tigers (7-0)
5-Oklahoma-vs-Kansas State
6-Penn State-vs-Michigan State
7-Florida..bye week
8-Notre Dame-vs-Michigan..Irish (5-1)-vs-tough UM defense
10-Georgia-bye week

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…………..(BASKETBALL)……………

Clippers-Golden State….Clippers led (65-54) at halftime-at Press Time…Lou Williams scored 18-off the bench in first half including (11-11) free throws….Clippers shot 58%…Warriors 36% in first half….Steph Curry 13P-one of only two starters back from last year’s team…Thursday Night action
Milwaukee-W-Houston (117-111)…Giannis Antetokoumpo (30P) in Bucks win….James Hardin-Russell Westbrook shoot (9-30) from floor in ugly loss

Lakers-vs-Utah…Jazz come to Staples Center on Friday
Clippers-at-Phoenix…Saturday night road game
Lakers-vs-Charlotte…Host Hornets on Sunday night

Clippers…NBA fines G-Patrick Beverly 25,000 for throwing ball into Lakers crowd after NBA opening night win night win on Tuesday.

Charlotte..Lose F-Nik Batum with broken finger on opening night.
Boston..Rookie C-Takco Fall (7’5) suffers concussion hitting head on wall of his apartment.

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………….(HOCKEY)………..

Kings-L-St Louis (5-2)…Brayden Schenn 2-goals in final period for St Louis…….Thursday night action
Ducks-L-Dallas (2-1)…G-Ben Bishop makes 6-saves in final minute of game as Ducks go to extra attacker pulling goalie…..Ducks drop to (6-5)…have scored just 3-goals in last 3-games.

Kings-at-Minnesota…Saturday…road trip continues
Ducks-at-Colorado…Saturday road game

Gulls-vs-Ontario Reign…Friday night…Gulls (0-4) start to season…have scored just 6-goals in 4-games.

Gulls-at-Ontario…Saturday game completing weekend series.

Vancouver..Send veteran F-Adam Gaudette to Utica-AHL.
St Louis..Send F-Jordan Kyron to AHL-San Antonio
Las Vegas..Callup G-Garrett Sparks from AHL..had (.931-GAA)

Rangers..1st round pick Kappo Kaako upset at poor play…has 1-goal in 7-gams..is -6 on ice.

Winnipeg-Calgary…Heritage Classic game outdoors in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Montreal…Veteran D-Andre Markov signs to play for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl.

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……….(GENERAL)………….

Soccer-MLS Playoff Game
..LAFC-LA Galaxy…LA Football club got 2-goals from Carlos Vela in first half..leads (2-1) at Press Time in playoff game.

English Premier League…Top Games
..Manchester City (6-2-1)-vs-Aston Villa
..Chelsea (5-2-2)-vs-Burnley
..Liverpool (8-0-1)-vs-Hot Spur (3-3-3)
..Manchester United (2-3-4)-vs-Norwich City

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NASCAR….Martinsville 400….8-drivers left in Chase for Championship 5M first place prize…Kyle Busch-Martin Truex-Denny Hamlin top 3-in points.

Formula 1…Grand Prix of Mexico…Lewis Hamilton-Val Bottas-Team Mercedes lead in points championship.

Formula 1…Strips Team Renaut and drivers Daniel Ricciardo-Nico Hulkenberg for illegal equipment in Japanese Grand Prix.

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Breeders Cup Classic….11-horses named to go to post on November 2nd at Santa Anita….”Elate” is favorite to become first female horse to win since Zenyatta…..Mignight Bisou (7-0) leads field in Distaff race….Turf Classic favor is (5-0) Bricks & Mortar.

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