Hacksaw’s Headlines–Friday

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

……..(FOOTBALL)…………

Chargers-L-Raiders (26-24)…RB-Josh Jacobs scored on 18Y-run with (:62) left to rally Raiders to last second win in Thursday Night Football…Oakland drove 75Y-on 10-plays in final two minutes to retake the lead..Raiders safety Karl Joseph intercepted a 4th down pass with (:26) left to seal the win….The Raiders defense overwhelmed a battered Chargers offensive line with 5-sacks, 10-hits on Philip Rivers…Oakland had 3-interceptions and had 2-other picks negated by penalties… and added 4-pressures….Eric Harris scored on 55Y-TD interception early in 4th quarter as Oakland jumped to a (10-0)…Harris also had an early pick that set up a field goal….Bolts likely out of playoff race with (4-6) record…Raiders now (5-4) on year.

Chargers…Rivers (207P-TD)….RB-Melvin Gordon (108R)…Bolts had TD drives of 14P-80Y in first half and 16P-77Y in second half…..Chargers at one point had a (180-34) edge in total offense in first half of game.

Chargers..Lose LT-Russell Okung with hamstring injury in first half…3-of 5-offensive line starters were gone with injuries.

Raiders..Carr (218P)…RB-Josh Jacobs (101APY) in coming back to win….Raiders nearly self-destructed with (12P-97Y) in game.

Chargers..GM-Tom Telesco met with team in Locker-Room after Thursday practice to tell them there was ‘no truth’ to rumors team might be moved to London after multiple media reports this week surfaced about possible conversations.

Chargers…S-Derwin James-out all with fractured foot-cleared to return to team and play December 1st-could play final 4-regular season games.

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(Schedule)

Vikings-Cowboys…Red hot QBs-Kirk Cousins-vs-Dak Prescott..Vikings (6-3)-Dallas (5-3)

Seattle-San Francisco…Monday night game…Seahawks (7-3)-Niners (8-0)…QB-Russell Wilson (22TD-1 Int)…Niners defense giving up (243YPG).

Rams-Pittsburgh…Pittsburgh defense against Rams QB-Jared Goff and big play receivers…LA (5-3)-Steelers (4-4) won 3-in row.

Carolina-Green Bay…Aaron Rodgers-vs-Panthers takeaway defense…Packers (7-2)…Panthers (5-3)

Buffalo-Cleveland…Bills (6-2)…Browns staggering (2-6).

Lions-Chicago…Chicago anemic offense…Bears lost 4-in row (3-5)…Lions (3-4-1).

Ravens-Cincinnati…Baltimore (6-2) coming off win over Patriots…Bengals star rookie QB-Ryan Finley-Cincinnati (0-8).

Chiefs-Tennessee…Patrick Mahomes could start this weekend…KC (6-3)…Titans (4-5).

Saints-Falcons…New Orleans (7-1)….Falcons (1-7)-QB-Matt Ryan back in lineup.

Giants-Jets….Giants (2-7)….Jets (1-7)…Battle of young QBs-Daniel Jones-Sam Darnold.

Arizona-Tampa Bay…Cardinals (3-5-1)…Bucs (2-6)

Colts-Miami…QB-Jacoby Brissett may play for Indy…Colts (5-3)..Dolphins (1-7)

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(NFL)

Antonio Brown…WR-ordered to hearing in NFL League office on Thursday-November 14th…NFL still investigating Sexual Assault lawsuit against free agent receiver….

Antonio Brown…Goes off on ‘twitter firestorm again’….”Give 100% of yourself to system-treat me like this…F— the NFL….Clear my name-then go F— yourself”.  Brown remains unsigned and has said he is being blackballed by teams since release by Patriots-Raiders.

Packers..QB-Aaron Rodgers critiques his team saying they need to rest more-pay attention to schedule-and-routine after last weeks ugly loss to Chargers…Insinuation players broke curfew Friday night in Los Angeles.

Chris Carter…Longtime NFL receiver fired by Fox Sports after disputes over him being left off and replaced on NFL studio shows.

Jacksonville..Owner Shad Khan says Jaguars are not moving to London, England…says NFL has yet to solve all logistical issues with team being based in London.

NFL…..Use of Instant Replay Challenges for Pass Interference…Thru 8-weeks of season…63-plays reviewed…only 9-overturned.

Browns..QB-Baker Mayfield says team must ‘force feed’ Odell Beckham to get him more targets and passes.

Browns..Refuse comment on play-calling situation with head coach Freddy Kitchens.

Giants..Coach Pat Shurmur says his players will either ‘step out or be taken out’….NY is (2-7) on season.

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(Roster Moves)

Lions..Sign FA-RB=Bo Scarbrough-ex Seattle
Vikings..Sign FA-LB-Cam Smith-ex Jets
49ers..Sign FA-K-Chase McLaughlin-ex Chargers
Packers..Sign FA-LB-Tim Williams-ex Ravens
49ers..Veteran DT-Earl Mitchell retires

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(Injuries)

Redskins..Put OT-Trent Williams on season ending-Non Football Illness list-in battle back from skin cancer surgery.

Baltimore..OT-Ronnie Stanley-OG-Marshall Yanda both practice
Carolina..QB-Kyle Allen-ailing with bruised shoulder
Carolina..WR-Chris Hogan-cleared to practice
Cowboys..WR-Amari Cooper-MRI on knee
Lions..QB-Matthew Stafford-back issue-but practices
Colts..QB-Jacoby Brissett-practices with knee brace
Jets..CB-Darryl Roberts-calf injury
49ers..K-Robbie Gould-quad injury
Seattle..WR-Josh Gordon goes thru full practice

Saints..WR-Dez Bryant says he hopes to go thru free agent tryouts with teams starting next week..Tore Achilles last year in New Orleans.

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(College)

Aztecs-Nevada…SDSU (7-1)-defense spectacular-ranked 9th in nation…State allowing (283YPG)…19-sacks-14-takeaways this year… Wolfpack struggling with QB play-go back to freshman Carson Strong after benching Florida State transfer Malik Henry…Nevada defense giving up (421YPG)…..Wolfpack offense given up 21-sacks-turned ball over 19-times.

USD-Stetson…Hi powered Toreros have won 35-Pioneers League games in a row…led by QB-Reid Sinnett…Stetson strong (7-2) record….USD averaging (487YPG) on offense…Sinnett (2,604P-26TD) on offense.

USD..QB-Reid Sinnett added to the Walter Payton Watch List…the ‘Heisman Trophy’ for Division 1AA football…He is 3rd in the nation in total offense and passing.

USC-Arizona State…Trojans turnover plagued QB-Kedon Slovis against Sun Devils freshman QB-Jayden Daniels…USC (5-4)…Devils (5-3).

UCLA…Bye weekend.

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(Mountain West Conference)

Wyoming-Boise State..Cowboys (6-2)..Broncos (7-1)…QB matchup Sean Chambers-vs-Hank Bachmeire….Wyoming power run game vs Broncos big play pass game.

Fresno State-Utah State…Bulldogs (4-4)-vs-Aggies (4-4).

San Jose-vs-Hawaii…Spartans QB-Josh Love-vs-Rainbows QB-Cole McDonald…Spartans (4-5)…Hawaii (5-4)

Air Force-New Mexico…Game cancelled due to death of Lobos player..will be made up November 24th.

Bye Week…Colorado State-UNLV.

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(PAC-12)

Washington-Oregon State…Huskies (5-4) face Beavers (4-4)…Matchup QBs-Jacob Eason-vs-Jake Luton.

Stanford-Colorado..Cardinal (4-4) with QB-KJ Costello back in lineup..Buffs disappointing (3-6).

Washington State-California..Cougars up and down (4-4)….Golden Bears struggling with injuries (4-4).

Bye Week…UCLA-Utah-Oregon-Arizona

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(Top 10)

1-Ohio State-Maryland…Buckeyes atop first CFP poll
2-LSU-vs-3-Alabama..QBs Joe Burrow-Tua Tagovailoa combined (57TD)
4-Penn State-Minnesota..Lions-Gophers both (8-0)
5-Clemson-North Carolina State..Tigers (8-0)
6-Georgia-Missouri…Mizzou QB-Kelly Bryant injured
7-Oregon..bye
8-Utah..bye
9-Oklahoma-Iowa State..Sooners need to run the table
10-Florida-Miami..Gators coming off loss to Georgia

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(College Notes)

Rutgers..Interviews Butch Jones-ex Tennessee…has second interview with Patriots assistant Greg Schiano.

Howard University..Suspends Coach Ron Prince-abuse of players-bully attitude-Interference with medical treatment injured players-Insulting comments about Players-Gays.

USC..Names Mike Bohn as Athletic Director…1st non Trojan hired for AD position…first item of business will be to solve the USC head coaching issues with Clay Helton….Bohn says “Football is important at USC…Will listen-learn-evaluate”….not lady to make any decisions on program.

 

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………….(BASEBALL)……………

Padres…Press conference on Saturday to unveil new uniforms…Padres Brown-California Gold.

Atlanta..Report Braves preparing contract offer to free agent P-Madison Bumgarner-ex Giants

Cubs..P-Cole Hamels says he is willing to take 1Y-extension to stay in Chicago.

Yankees..Offer contract extension to OF-Brett Gardner because of injuries to Ohs-Aaron Hicks-Jacoby Ellsbury.

Astros…Demote Reid Ryan from VP-job….Nolan Ryan decides to leave organization as a ‘consultant’ without explanation.

Giants..Interview Peter Putila-VP Players Development-Astros
Cubs..Hire Chris Young-Bullpen Coach-ex Phillies
Cubs..Fire Lester Strode-Bullpen Coach for 13-years
Pirates..Interview Ben Cherrington-ex Red Sox GM for Bucs GM job
Yankees…Hire Matt Blake-pitching coach-ex Indians scout

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……..(BASKETBALL)………..

Aztecs-at-BYU….Saturday matchup….both teams (1-0)….SDSU is (3-29) at Marriott Center in Provo.

USD-Long Beach State…Saturday game…Toreros (0-1)…blew 19-point lead at home-lost opener to UC-Irvine.

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Clippers-Portland…Kawhi Leonard struggles out of gate…(3-13) shooting into 3rd quarter…Clippers had (54-53) lead late in 3rd quarter at Press Time.

Lakers-Miami Heat…Friday matchup at Staples Center…Lakers (6-1) start to season…Heat off to surprising (5-2) start leading into Thursday game at Phoenix.

76ers..F-Ben Simmons-MRI-sprained shoulder

Clippers..G-Paul George cleared full practice on Saturday-coming off 2-shoulder surgeries.

Toronto….G-Patrick McCaw-out 4-8 weeks-knee surgery for tumor.

Boston…G-Jaylen Brown confirms he made 5-trips to hospital for treatment and draining of cyst on leg.

Charlotte..Owner Michael Jordan says ‘paid to play 82-games’…does not believe in load management days off for star players.

Clippers…Judge in LA throws out lawsuit from group trying to block construction of new Clippers Arena in Inglewood…says city has right to lease land to whomever they want.

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…………(HOCKEY)…………….

Gulls-at-Bakersfield….San Diego takes (2-6) record on road to face Condors..starting 2-game weekend series.

Gulls-at-San Jose Barricudas…Sunday.

LA Kings-Ottawa….Thursday night game…Kings (5-10) on season

Kings-at-Montreal..Saturday game
Ducks-Edmonton..Sunday game in Anaheim.

Winnipeg…Injury toll mounts for Jets…F-Gabe Bourque-out 4W-sprained knee….F-Bryan Little put into concussion protocol with ear drum injury-vertigo-severe laceration after getting hit with shot in head…Earlier in week-Jets lost C-Mark Latest with heart virus disease.

Blues..Lose C-Alexander Steen-4W-high ankle sprain

Colorado..G-Phil Grubauer-groin injury
Dallas..Lose high scoring F-Roop Hintz-shoulder injury..has (9G)
Ottawa..Calls up F-Jonathan Davidson

Toronto…Report Leafs put F-Jason Spezza on NHL trade block.

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…………(GENERAL)……………

NASCAR…Phoenix 400…Final qualifying race for Final 4-championship in Miami…..Kevin Harvick-Martin Truex have loved up 2-spots….2-slots open for championship race…Kyle Busch..Joey Logano..Denny Hamlin..Chase Elliott..Ryan Blaney all in chase for final 2-slots.

Formula 1…Off weekend leading into Brazilian Grand Prix.

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English Premier League…Top games

Liverpool (10-0-1)-vs-Manchester City (8-2-1)
Chelsea (7-2-2)-vs-Crystal Palace
Arsenal (4-2-3)-vs- Leicester City (7-2-2)
Manchester United (3-4-4)-vs-Brighton
Everton (3-6-2)-vs-Southampton

LA Galaxy…Meet this weekend with 30-goal scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic-his (7.2M) contract expiring…may want 15M per year..talking about going to Sweden or Netherlands next season.

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Golf…Tiger Woods-Captain President’s Cup team…has 4-picks to make to fill out roster for end of November matches in Australia.

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