Hacksaw’s Headlines-Friday

Posted by on February 21st, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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NFL…Owners approve new CBA proposal-now present it to Union
..NFL 17-game regular season schedule to start 2021 or 2022
..NFL to develop plan for 16-neutral sight games
..NFL to play 8-home..8-road..1-neutral sight game in 17G schedule
..Playoffs..Add 2-wildcard teams for 2020..1-bye each Conference…6-Wildcard Games-1st week
..Preseason cut to 3-games
..Add 2-players to regular season rosters…2-players to practice squad…Means 55-on roster…12-practice squad
..Increase players cut of revenue pie to (48.5%)
..Players realize 5Billion-additional revenue next 10-years
..Salary Cap to go from 188M to 200M for 2020 season
..Remove Roger Goodall on discipline issue…Hire Arbitrator to hand out penalties
..Drop Testing-Discipline for Marijuana
..Addition Drug Counseling…Reduction Drug Suspensions
..Reduction in contact workouts in season
..5-day non contact window to open training camp
..Limit camp practices to 2-and-half hours
..Limit 16-camp practices in pad
..Reduction OTA workouts
..Increase minimum pay for 1st-2nd-3rd year players
..Limit team to 1-Franchise Tag or 1-Transition tag a year
..Current players under contract get pay bump for 17th game
..Increase Spending Floor each team must spend to yearly

Union…Executive Committee meeting in Washington, DC on Friday…will make recommendation to 32-Player Reps who would then vote…Player Reps need 2/3rds vote to forward deal onto 1900-players for vote.

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(Teams)

Chargers…OT-Russell Okung says he may be released by team…Okung questioned decision to let go QB-Philip Rivers…Okung missed much of season with blood clot issue…is owed (13M) next year and carries (16M) cap figure.

Browns…LT-Greg Robinson remains in jail without bond on felony possession of (157lbs) of marijuana….arrested 83-miles southeast of El Paso-transporting drugs, canning-jars for packaging, and (3,000) cash driving from Los Angeles-to-Louisiana….Also arrested CFL-Montreal WR-Quan Davis…Robinson forfeits 7M-contract with Browns.

Ravens..TE-Hayden Hurst confirms he attempted suicide in 2016-while at South Carolina because of manic depression…says counseling and NFL aftercare program has saved his life.

Raiders…Ex-RB-Darren McFadden convicted DUI..sentenced to 4-days in jail…license suspended 90-days…was found passed out in drive thru lane at Whataburger last year.

Pittsburgh…Terrell Pryor…Attempted murder charges dropped against woman-stabbed Pryor..still facing felongy assault

49ers..Hire Sophia Luoto-as Director of Football Operations.

Dallas..Legendary RB-Emmitt Smith says QB-Dak Prescott needs to ‘take less money’…stop asking 35M-to hold Cowboys team together.

Cleveland..WR-Jarvis Landry undergoes minor hip surgery.

Jets..Tell RB-Le’Veon Bell to lose 15-pounds…Played too heavy last year..averaged only (3.2YPC) had just (789R) last year.

Pittsburgh…Longtime NFL OL coach Dan Radakovic passes away (84)..coached with Steelers and 7-teamsin all
Minnesota..Hire Roy Anderson-ex LSU-Assistant DB coach..Ima Albury-ex Arkansas-Assistant DL coach
Miami..Hire Lem Jeanpierre-ex Seattle-Assistant OL coach

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(Roster Moves)

Vikings..DE-Everson Griffin opts out of contract to become a FA…was due to make 12M-next season.
Lions…Release DT-Damon ‘Snacks’ Harrison

Redskins..Release TE-Jordan Reed-had 7-concussions..clears 8M-cap space.

Redskins…CB-Quinton Dunbar asks for release..team refuses to upgrade his (3.1M) deal

Chiefs..DT-Chris Jones wants 15M per season…KC may franchise tag him.

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(College Football)

Aztecs…Hire Kyle Hoke as safeties coach…Nephew of head coach Brady Hoke…was secondary coach at Indiana State…Texas State…John Carroll University.

UCLA…Land CB-Obi Eboh-transfer from Stanford.

USC..confirms it is buying out scheduled game with 1AA-UC Davis-pays (750,000)….Signs contract to play San Jose State for (1M)
Marshall-East Carolina…NCAA grants waiver for August 29th Memorial Game..50th Anniversary…Honor 75-who died in Marshall plane crash in 1970

Colorado…Interviews Steve Sarkisian-Off Coor-Alabama for Buffaloes head coaching job…Former head coach USC-Washington.

Colorado..QB-Blake Stenstrom transfers out after 2-head coaching changes in 2-years.

Pitt…NCAA investigation into minor violations in Pat Narduzzi coaching staff involving off season workouts.

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…………(Basketball)……………

Aztecs-vs-UNLV…..Saturday afternoon game….SDSU (26-0)…Rebels (14-14).
SDSU…Coach Brian Dutcher says C-Nathan Mensah will sit out Mountain West Tourney…will be cleared to play in NCAA-tourney

USD-St Mary’s…Saturday WCC game…Toreros (7-19)…Gaels (21-6)

Lakers-Memphis…Friday night game…Lakers (41-12)
Clippers-Sacramento…Saturday game..Clippers (37-18)

Brooklyn…G-Kyrie Irving-gone for year-shoulder surgery..averaging (27PPG)
Sacramento…C-Marvin Bagley reinsures sprained foot-out another 3-weeks
Brooklyn..F-Kevin Durant-not planning to play this year coming off Achiles injury-rehab going well.

Golden State..Coach Steve Kerr expects G-Steph Curry to play in late March.

Atlanta..C-Clint Capel develops arch injury-not ready to join Hawks.
Toronto..C-Marc Gasol-hamstring injury

Milwaukee..Report F-Giannis Antetokounmpo will be offered ‘Super Max-5Y-254M) contract at end of season before he becomes a free agent.

New Orleans…F-Brandon Ingram asks for ‘max contract offer’ to bypass free agency….averaging (24PPG) this year for Pelicans.

Cleveland…Outgoing coach John Beilein met with team to discuss why he was leaving…F-Kevin Love called coach ‘classy’…said being (14-40) this year was not 1-coaches-nor 1-players fault.

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…………..(Baseball)…………..

Padres…GM AJ Preller-Spring Training Press Conference
..Working for 3-4 Years to build this roster-talented farm system
..Goal was to get lots of pitcher in system-ready for major leagues
..Not picking a record for year-expect improvement
..Ton of fun this time of year..Had a vision..now see it on field
..Guys came into camp in great shape-attitude impressive
..Jayce Tingler-comfortable on field and with players
..Manager in here early-does a lot of prep work
..His staff-alot of experience-former managers-players Just off field
..I like blend of staff-coaches impact players a lot
..Skip Schumacher-not far removed from being player
..Been in our system…been in dugout…invaluable resource
..Schumacher is a future manager
..Garrett Richards-pain free-see pitcher he was with Angels
..Dinelson Lamet-let him go out pitch-healthy-every 5-day starter

Padres-Mariners…Scrimmage on Saturday
Padres-Brewers..Open Cactus League exhibition schedule on Sunday…Calvin Quantrill-Michel Baez will pitch for Friars.

Dodgers…Manager Dave Roberts confirms MLB-Commissioner Rob Manfred told him Astros stole signs in 2017-World Series…Believes access to video in game is important.
..Believes there will be limit to players access for video during games
..Video important for educating players during the games… Footwork…Mechanics…Framing Pitches…Release Point…Location of pitches..Hitters strides…Side Angles..Front Shots..
..David Price…in good place-healthwise-mechanics
..Mookie Betts…a complete player

Dodgers..P-Yadier Alvarez rejoins team-left minors mid season to seek mental health help

Dodgers-Giants…Cactus League opener on Saturday

Angels..Albert Pujols believes team lineup is loaded…Trout-Rendon-Ohtani-Upton-Simmons will help team compete…Adding Julio Teheran-Dylan Bundy big difference…Manager Joe Maddon critical addition.

Angels-White Sox….Cactus League opener on Saturday.

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(MLB)

Astros…Open spring training with Grapefruit League games on Saturday-Sunday vs Houston Astros.

Houston..Report that veteran players bullied young players into taking part in Sign Stealing Scandal in 2017…Indications Carlos Beltran demanded young players take part.

Yankees…Giancarlo Stanton rips Houston-for ‘not caring to explain why they did this and kept doing it’

Red Sox…Icon David Ortiz calls P-Mike Fiers a ‘snitch’ for going public with cheating scandal….’Got his ring-Got his contract-then snitched’

A’s…P-Mike Fires will pitching in Cactus League game on Sunday.

Cubs…Surprise move-name Kris Bryant-leadoff hitter.

Pirates..2B-Pablo Reyes suspended 80-games-PED violation.

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Tony Gwynn Classic….Opening games…Aztecs-vs-Iowa….USC-vs-Seattle….USD-vs-Nebraska….Arizona-vs-Southern Illinois

 

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……………(Hockey)………………..

Gulls-at-Bakersfield…Friday nite..San Diego has won 12-of-16 games
Gulls..Open rugged part of schedule…Next 13-of-20 on road

Kings-Florida…Tied (2-2) in 2nd period at Press Time…Rookie Gabe Villardi scored on 1st shift in NHL

Ducks-Colorado…Friday night game
Kings-Colorado…Saturday night matchup

Kings..Callup C-Gabe Vilardi-former #1 pick..(9G)-Ontario..missed nearly 2-years with back ailments.

Montreal-Carolina..Trade talks for Haps D-Jeff Petry.
Las Vegas-Chicago..Knights interested in D-‘Ereik kGustafsson
Flyers-Rangers..Philadelphia deals G-JF Berube to NY.
Pittsburgh-Montreal..Penguins ship F-Joe Blandisi-Jake Lucchini to Montreal for F-Riley Barber-Phil Varone.
Ottawa-Toronto..Senators ship F-Max Veronneau to Leafs for minor leaguer.

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…………….(General)……………

Boxing…Heavyweight title fight-Saturday-Las Vegas…Tyson Fury–vs-Deontay Wilder…rematch…had split decision draw in first meeting in Los Angeles…Fury (27-0) 19-knockouts….Wilder (40-0) 39-knockouts.

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NASCAR…Las Vegas 400…Denny Hamlin leads field
NASCAR…Roush-Fenway Racing…Ross Chastain will replace injured Ryan Newman in this weekends race…Team still not revealing seriousness of Newman injuries or length of time he will be out.

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PGA-WGC-Mexico City…Rorie McIlroy storms to lead
..(-6) McIlroy..4-birdies front nine…eagle on back nine
..(-4)..Bubba Watson-Justin Thomas

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English Premier League…Top games

Liverpool (25-0-1)-vs-West Ham..Monday game
Leicester (15-6-5)-vs-Manchester City
Chelsea (12-0-5)-vs-Hot Spur (11-8-7)
Manchester United (10-8-8)-vs-Watford

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