Hacksaw’s Headlines–Friday

Posted by on March 13th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

……..(Basketball)……..

Aztecs….Season is over with cancellation of NCAA-tourney…SDSU finishes season with (30-2) record.

UCSD…Season is finished with cancellation of NCAA-Division II-tourney..Tritons wind up (30-1)

—————–

(College Basketball)

NCAA…Cancelled March Madness tournament at 12-noon after both Kansas and Duke announced mid-day on Thursday they were shutting down all winter-spring intercollegiate sports….NCAA said ‘Evolving health threat and fear of spread’ led to decision to end tourney…NCAA cancelled tourney after 8-other conferences cancelled their league tournaments in a 4-hour span from 8am-till-12 noon.

Pac 12..Cancelled tourney just hours before 2nd round to begin.

Big East..Cancelled tourney in middle of 1st round game with St John’s-vs-Creighton.

Mid American..Cancelled tourney as Ohio U-took the floor for pregame.

AAC…ACC..Big 10…Big 12…SEC…WAC… within half hour span around 11am

——————

(NBA)

NBA…Informs all players they are to stay away from team facilities for at least 1-week while evaluation of the situation continues.

Utah Jazz…C-Rudy Gobert apologized about his ‘cavalier-careless’ attitude towards the virus in hours before he tested positive…Teammate G-Donovan Mitchell says he is making progress in recovery after positive test…Report that 58-members of Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder were tested after cancellation of Thursday game that led to suspension of rest of NBA schedule.

NBA…Report that referee Courtney Kirland tested positive for virus..she had worked Utah game earlier that week.

NBA…Report NY Knicks were only team that wanted to play games with fans locked out….Houston Rockets-Indiana Pacers opposed to playing in empty arena.

NBA…Report Celtics..Pacers..Pistons..Knicks put themselves in self-quarantine because they had come in contact with Utah Jazz over the last 10-days.

Dallas..Owner Mark Cuban says he believes NBA will shutdown for 30-60-days…and then play the final week of the season schedule with hopes to start playoffs on time in May.

Lakers..Sent office staff home on Thursday to work out of home for next 14-days.

===================

…………..(Baseball)………………

MLB…Suspends spring training’s final 2-weeks and pushed back potential start of season to April 9th at the earliest….Report that teams may keep Major-Minor League players in camp for private workouts and intrasquad scrimmages rather than disperse players.

MLB…Holding discussions about reduced schedule to 144-games possibly….or cancelling All Star Game in Los Angeles and using that week to make up games cancelled from early April.

Union…Asking questions about players being paid full salary even though start of season is suspended….Owners lawyer used term ‘Force Majeure’….’Act of God’….as reason players may not be paid for missed games.

Minor League Baseball…Planning on reduced playing schedule that might not start till mid-April rather than on April 9th.

—————–

Padres…GM-AJ Preller says team is taking it ‘day-to-day’ on advice on MLB…no decision yet on status of players staying in camp to practice…or minor leaguers being sent home.

Padres..Announce that Petco Park will be closed for entire month of March.

Padres…Send P-Adrian Morejon to minor league camp after 2-bad outings…Option OF-Taylor Trammell..

Padres…Renew contract of relief P-Emilio Pagan (591,000)….Sign P-Chris Paddock (588,000)…P-Joey Lucchesi (581,000)
Dodgers…Pull scouts off the road to return to their homes.

—————–

(Teams)

Orioles..OF-Trey Mancini-emergency surgery-cancerous tumor on colon.

Texas..P-Jesse Chavez-shutdown-shoulder weakness

Texas..Suspend P-Yoh Mendez-went to outside doctor for treatment of shoulder issues

=========================

………………(Football)………………..

NFL….Says it is going ahead with its plans to begin 2020-business calendar.
..Saturday night..Deadline for final votes on CBA by players.
..Monday..Deadline for teams to franchise tag players
..Monday-Noon…Window opens for teams to make free agent offers
..Wednesay-1pm..Teams can start signing NFL free agents.

NFL..says it is re-evaluating whether to hold NFL draft April 23-24-25 In Las Vegas open to fans…or just do draft bay teleconference.

NFL…Bans teams from bringing in potential college draft picks.
NFL…Recommends draft picks do ‘Skype interviews’
NFL…Sends office employees home for 14-day period
NFL…Cancels owners meetings March 29th-West Palm Beach
Union..Shuts down offices on Friday-work at home

XFL…Ceases operation after 5-weeks of season…Informs players they are free to sign contracts with NFL-teams.

——————–

Chargers…Send non football office workers home for next 14-days…Only Coaching-Scout-Front Office personnel in building

Chiefs-Giants-Eagles..First teams to send employees for 14-days ‘work at home’.

Arizona…former RB-Michael Pittman confirms family member in coma-critical condition with Covid-19 attack.

Del Shofner…..longtime Rams-Giants WR passes away (81Y)….5-time Pro Bowler.

——————-

(Teams)

Tennessee…Release De-Cam Wake…RB-Dion Lewis..clear (9.6M) cap space.

Miami..Release C-Daniel Kilgore

Denver..DE-Derek Wolfe told will not be offered new contract

Chargers..Veteran LB-Kyle Emanuel wants to return to team-retired last year with injury issues.

New Orleans..QB-Drew Bree’s to sign (25M) contract for 1-season..willing to play at lower price to help cap situation.

Seattle..Workout FA-TE-Jordan Reed-ex Redskins
Packers..Workout FA-LB-Chris Kirksey-ex Browns

Tampa Bay-Arizona…Trade talks for Cardinals RB-David Johnson

———————-

(College Football)

Aztecs….Cancel spring football workouts and Spring game on March 21st.

USC…Cancel spring football and Trojans spring game.

=========================

………..(Hockey)………..

NHL…Gary Bettman puts NHL schedule on hold for 30-days….’Right time-right thing to do-right now….Must reduce spread of virus’.

NHL….CDC doctors say NHL may been as much as 60-days to get players back thru quarantine then into game shape.

Kings…Shutdown practice facility and send team employees home
Ducks..Players will not take part in formal practices

Gulls..No formal practices with AHL shutting down….Confirm they will follow NHL protocol-players not given access to facilities

AHL…Western Hockey League…Ontario Hockey League…Quebec League all shutdown on Thursday-suspending schedule.

NCAA..Cancels Frozen 4-Hockey Tourney
Hockey East…ECAC…WCHA all cancel conference tourneys
Swiss-Germany-Polish Hockey Leagues suspend operations

Swedish-Finnish Hockey Leagues continue schedule without spectators.

=====================

…………(General)…………..

NASCAR…Will run Atlanta 500-on Sunday but without fans access.
NASCAR…Mayor of Miami orders cancellation of Miami 400-race the following weekend.

Indy Car-St. Petersburg Grand Prix…will run on Sunday with no fans

Formula 1…Australian Grand Prix…will run on Sunday
Formula 1…Cancels Chinese Grand Prix

NHRA…Postpones Gatornationals in Gainesville, Florida

MLS..Suspends schedule for 30-days.

ATP…Cancels Pro Tennis schedule for next 6-weeks.

LPGA…Cancels Kia Classic-Carlsbad..Rancho Mirage Tourney…Phoneix Open.

PGA Golf…1st round TPC-Sawgrass
..(63)..Hidecki Matsuyama..8-birides and 1-eagle
..(65)..Harris English
..(67)..Marc Leishman
..(74)..Rory McIlroy
..(75)..Phil Mickelson-Jordan Spieth

Horse Racing…Bob Baffert to take over training on Maximum Security after owner Gary O’Neill fired his own trainer because of horse racing drug scandal.

Maximum Security…Likely to be stripped of win in 20M-Saudi Cup race because of drug testing violation against trainer

English Premier League….Top games
..Manchester City (18-7-3)-vs-Burnley
..Liverpool (27-1-1)-vs-Everton
..Manchester United (12-8-9)-vs-Hot Spur (11-10-8)
..Leicester City (16-8-5)-vs-Watford
..Chelsea (14-9-6)-vs-Aston Villa

======================

Leave a Comment:

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *