Hacksaw’s Headlines–Friday

Posted by on January 31st, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

………………(Super Bowl)…………..

Chiefs-49ers….Sunday afternoon….Kansas City (14-4) this year…San Francisco (15-3).

49ers…GM-John Lynch took over team that had gone (17-47) in 4-year span and rebuilt them into Super Bowl team….Kyle Shanahan started (0-9) as coach-team traded for Jim Garoppolo-went (5-0) end of 2017….QB missed 2018 with knee injury….Garoppolo (23-5) as starting QB in NFL

..Jim Garoppolo (4,186P-28TD)…
..Raheem Mostert (1,069APY-9TD)
..George Kittle (89R-12YPC)
..Emmanuel Sanders (68R-13YPC)
..Deebo Samuels (62R-14YPC)
..Defense (57-sacks..32-takeaways..281YPG..33%-3rd down)
..Defense allowed 38TD in 18-games

Chiefs..Andy Reid inherited (2-14) team…won 4-straight AFC-West titles…is (81-41) in Kansas City…is (4-6) in postseason with Chiefs.

..Offense (405YPG)…58-TDs in 18-games on offense
..Patrick Mahomes (4,646P-37TD-5Int-20 sacks)(324R-3TD)..(4,970APY)
..Mecole Hardman (20YPC)
..Tyreek Hill (14YPC)
..Travis Kelce (12YPC)
..Sammy Watkins (12YPC)
..Offense ranked #5 in NFL…47%-3rd down conversions…8-games over (400Y) offense this year.

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(Teams)

Chargers…RB-Melvin Gordon says he wants to return to Bolts but has not been offered a contract extension yet…Gordon had just (612Y) rushing and averaged (3.8YPC) after holdout ended-worst statistical season for team.

Carolina…Pro Bowl TE-Greg Olson leaving team after 13-years as a free agent…Wants to sign elsewhere.

NYGiants..Interested in talking to veteran FA-TE-Jason Witten-ex Cowboys about a contract when he becomes free agent

New England..Veteran OL-coach Dante Scarneccia retires after 24Y with organization.

Chiefs..Off Coord-Eric Bienemy says ‘everyone wants to be a head coach-has had 7-job interviews in 2-years-no offers’

Denver…Interview John Pagano-LB coach-ex Houston-Chargers
Carolina..Hire Maurice Lindguists-RB coach-ex Texas AM
Carolina..Hire Ed Foley-Special Teams-ex Baylor
Bengals..Hire Dan Pitcher-QB coach
Browns..Hire Jeff Howard-DB coach-ex Vikings
Titans..Hire Anthony Midget-DB coach-ex Houston
Green Bay..Fire WR-coach Alvis Whitted
Cleveland…WR-Jarvis Landry says communications and game plans were serious problem in last year’s failure of a season.

San Francisco..CB-Richard Sherman says NFL is full of hypocrisy…’Tries to sell everyone on player safety-but demanding we go to 17-game schedule to increase profits’.

Union…NFL Player Reps meet in Miami to review NFL owners latest CBA proposal for 17-game schedule…2-bye weeks…2-additional wildcard teams…DeMaurice Smith refuses to talk about possible Exec Committee vote on owners 17G proposal…’Talks with owners continuing’

CFL…Montreal Alouettes..Sign FA-RB-James Wilder-ex Toronto Argonauts.

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(College Football)

Aztecs…Coach Brady Hoke says he and his staff met with USC-transfer Jack Sears-who decided not to begin Graduate School transfer classes last week
SDSU…will open spring workouts with -QBs battling to replace QB-Ryan Agnew

SEC…Announces revenue sharing for 2020…each school to get record (44.6M)…..Big 10-teams get (50M)….Big 12 (41M)….ACC (40M)….Pac 12 (31M)…Mountain West (3.3M)

Utah..WR-Terrell Perriman arrested charges of kidnapping-rape of 17Y in Salt Lake City.

UNLV..RB-Darran Williams hospitalized with possible heart attack in off season workout…is in induced coma for 72-hours

Nevada..Hire Brian Ward-Def Coord-ex Syracuse
Washington State..Hire Mark Banker-Def Asst-ex Hawaii.

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…………….(Basketball)……………….

Aztecs-Utah State…..SDSU (22-0) host Aggies…Retire Uniform of NBA star Kawhi Leonard in ceremonies…USU (17-6) but just (2-4) on road this year….Led by 7’C-Neemias Queta and G-Sam Merrill…Saturday night.

USD-L-USF (68-44)…Toreros shoot (30%) from floor…just (1-12) from 3-point range…….Thursday night game….Toreros (8-15)

USD-at-Pacific…Saturday night game

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(NBA)

Kobe Bryant….Helicopter firm Inland Express Helicopters-suspends operations in aftermath of copter crash.
Vanessa Bryant….Kobe’s widow implores media to respect the family privacy

Lakers..GM-Rob Pelinka address media…..’Kobe’s death felt like they’ve amputated a piece of my soul’…..’He was obsessed with excellence’……’He was high voltage-with no limits’…..’Most  inspirational athlete ever met’…..’Our life will never be the same’….’This is an irreplaceable void in our lives’

Lakers-Portland…Friday night game…Team will honor the passing of icon Kobe Bryant in pregame ceremony.

Lakers-at-Sacramento…Saturday night game
Clippers-Minnesota Timberwolves…Saturday night game

Clippers-Sacramento….Kings hit 15-3’s in first half…jumped out to (71-54) lead in 3rd quarter at Press Time…Thursday night game

Chinese Basketball Association…Suspending games in February while Global Health Crisis continues in that country….Players from US reportedly attempting to leave country to come home.

NBA…Fines-Suspensions coming in fight end of Knicks-Memphis game…Eldrid Payton took flagrant 2-foul for hitting Jae Crowder-who attempted 3-point shot with 1-minute left with 18-point Grizzlies lead…Payton fined (55,000) for incident…….F-Marcus Moore ejected for homophobic slur during fight on court…fined (35,000)….Memphis Jaron Jackson fined (47,500….Marko Gudevic (18,000) for coming off bench.

Dallas..F-Luka Doncic-MRI on injured ankle in practice.

NBA..Confirms it has lost 150M in revenue from China this year because of cancellation of games in aftermath of China-Hong Kong comments in preseason…NBA games still not being televised in that country.

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……………….(Baseball)……………..

Dodgers-Red Sox…..The Athletic reports LA-Boston have reached a resolution on possible players to be included in potential Mookie Betts trade to Los Angeles…Deal held up on possible addition of P-David Price in package and what part of Price (96M) contract Boston might receive….Dodgers reportedly would give up 3-players in transaction….Possible names include OF-Alex Verdugo… P-Julio Urias-Dustin May…OF-Joc Pederson or prospects……Issue to be solved will Red Sox pay a portion of the Price contract.

Padres…Source says team made contact with FA-OF-Yasiel Puig-still unsigned..hit (.267-24HRs) split season with Reds-Indians..could be signed for just 4M-next year.
Padres..Sign FA-P-Hector Hernandez…had (2.21-ERA) in Cleveland farm system
Padres..P-Jacob Nix placed on 18-months probation…fined 3,000….ordered into Alcohol evaluation following drunken breaking-entering incident last fall in Arizona.

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(Roster Moves)

Tigers…Sign FA-SS-Jody Mercer
Mariners..Sign FA-P-Wie Chen-ex Miami-Orioles
Seattle..Sign FA-P-Yosh Harano-ex Arizona
Reds..Sign FA-P-Pedro strop-ex Cubs
Orioles..Signs FA-OF-Pat Valaika-ex Arizona-Rockies
Texas…Sign FA-SS-Matt Duffy-ex Tampa Bay
Mets..Sign FA-P-Rob Whalen-ex Mariners
Twins..SIgn FA-P-Chris Rowley-ex Padres
Texas..Sign FA-P-Deek Law..ex-Blue Jays-Giants

Giants..Open talks with FA-OF-Hunter Pence…ex-Rangers-Giants

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(Tams)

Houston…Signs Manager Dusty Baker to 1-year plus option contract
Houston…Interviews James Click-TBay VP Operations….Gene Watson-Royals-Assistant GM for vacant Astros GM
Rookies..Hire Peter Bourjos as advance scout…longtime major leaguer with Angels.

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……………..(Hockey)…………….

San Diego Gulls-San Jose Barracudas…..AHL action on Friday night at Pechanga Arena….Gulls (18-6-5)…climbed to only 4-points out of final playoff spot.

Gulls-Ontario Reign…Saturday night home game

LA Kings-W-Arizona Coyotes (3-2) OT….Alex Iafallo scores all 3-goals…tying gol with 3-minutes left in game..then scored winner 1-minute into overtime……Thursday night game

Ducks-Kings…Saturday night NHL action…Ducks (20-24-5)

San Jose…Lose F-Tomas Hertl for year-knee surgery.
Boston..Put C-David Backes on NHL trading block…has (206) career goals…had 6.5M-cap figure contract.

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…………..(General)…………..

PGA Golf…Phoenix Open
..(61) Wyndham Clark rips off 6-birdies in 7-holes..finishes with 10-birdies on day to storm to top of leaderboard.
..(63) Billy Herschel
..(64) JB Holmes-8-birdies and Eagle-Hole in One
..(67) Jon Rahm..Xander Schauffele

Sadui Open…Phil Mickelson has 9-birdies..shot (29) on back nine to finish with (66) and move into 2nd place after opening round.

Tennis-Australian Open…Novak Djokovic reels off 7-6, 6-4, 6-3 win over ailing Roger Federer to move to Mens Finals on weekend…..4th seed Simona Halep loses to Garbinhe Magaruza 7-6,7-5 in women’s semi finals.

NASCAR…Veteran driver John Andretti passes away (56Y)…had fought 2-year battle with colon cancer….Won races on NASCAR-Indy Car and Rolex series.

Indy Car…Tony Kanaan-announces he will race in 5-oval races this season in farewell tour…Won 17-races in career including Indy 500.

English Premier League….Top games
..Liverpool (23-0-1)-vs-Southampton
..Manchester City (16-5-3)-vs-Hot Spur (9-8-7)
..Manchester United (9-8-7)-vs-Wolverhampton
..Leicester (15-6-3)-vs-Chelsea (12-8-4)

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