Hacksaw’s Headlines–Friday

Posted by on April 17th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

…………….(Baseball)……………….

Padres….Owner Ron Fowler tells my website….
..”No Padres employees or players have tested positive for virus”
..”We are waiting test results on 1-employee now”
..”MLB continues dialogue with CDC-how to open season”
..”We are not comfortable with any of options presented”
..”I believe 80-game season and playoffs-World Series-best scenario”

MLB-Union….Reports owners may ask players to take payouts if season opens but has to be played without fans in stadium….Loss of fan revenue would be huge…Mets owner Jeff Wilson told NY Governor Anthony Cuomo the loss of revenues staggering.

Union…Chief Tony Clark tells USA-Today..’We don’t have any answers-science and doctors must tell us what to do’.

A’s…Minor league manager Webster Garrison remains in critical condition from virus..but was taken off ventilator after 3-weeks in ICU…still very weak but breathing on own.

St Louis-Texas..Ps-Adam Wainwright-Kyle Gibson combined to raise 1M to buy 4M-meals thru ‘Home Plate Project’ to feed kids nationwide…joined effort with singer Garth Brooks.

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……………….(Football)……………..

(NFL)

NFL…Will release schedule on May 9th…Reportedly will release 16-game schedule with first four weeks of season being outside the division..in case ¬†league has to go to 12-game schedule….Wants divisional games to be the important part of schedule.

Rams..QB-Jared Goff says team will ‘replace’ Todd Gurley-Brandin Cooks after off season deals…Goff says he is willing to restructure his (4Y-134M) contract extension to help team with serious salary cap problems.

Miami…Does 3-Video conferences this week with Oregon QB-Justin Herbert amid reports they may select him rather than Tua Tagovailoa with the 5th pick in opening round next Thursday.

Chargers…Do Video conference with surgeons for Alabama QB-Tua Tagovailoa to discuss the hip surgery and his rehab.

Browns..Deny reports they are going to trade WR-Odell Beckham to Vikings for #2-5 draft picks…say he will be part of team

Denver..Confirm report LB-Von Miller tested positive for virus-is confined at home.

Rams..OC-Brian Allen tested positive for virus, quarantined, got healthy, then virus returned.

Dallas…NFL informs Cowboys no decision will be made on the possible reinstated of drug suspended DE’s Aldon Smith-Randy Gregory till after NFL draft.

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(College Football)

USC…QB-JT Daniels puts name into NCAA transfer portal and would consider leaving if NCAA approves plan to allow 1-time transfer without sitting out a year….Daniels starred as freshman (2,672Y-14TD) then was hurt opening day last season…QB-Kedon Slovis (3,502-30TD) in banner season as starter.

Hawaii…Lands transfer K-Adam Stack from Oregon.
Nebraska..WR-Jaron Woodyard transfers to Marshall

San Diego State…Athletic Director JD Wicker says school has no plans to drop any Division 1-sports programs despite loss of 800,000 in NCAA revenues.

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…………..(Basketball)……………….

NBA G-League…Announces it will add an expansion team in Southern California…that will be stacked with high school players electing not to go to college….Jalen Green (6’5-G)-Fresno commits to sign….Isaiah Todd (6’8-F) Michigan decommit indicates he will sign…Could approved LaMelo Ball-who played in New Zealand last year.

Israel….Power F-Deni Avdija (6’8-F) files for NBA draft.

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……………….(Hockey)………….

CBC…Reports Gary Bettman favors NHL playoff games with no fans in building in July and August….Canadian poll shows (59%-to-41%)…fans want games back even if not allowed to attend….NHL would lose 500M in revenues-sponsorship if playoffs are cancelled.

Montreal..Veteran D-Andrei Markov-played in Russia last year-retires at age (41Y)…spent 17-years in NHL.

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………………….(General)……………

PGA…Unveils new schedule to relaunch season….start June 11th with Charles Schwab Invitational….First four events will have no fans….Also announce Greenbrier-West Virginia-dropped from tour.
..Memorial Tourney to be played July 16th
..PGA Championship-August 6th
..US Open-September 17th
..Ryder Cup-September 25th
..Masters..November 12th

NASCAR…Driver Bubba Wallace-only African American driver on circuit-talks to suspended driver Kyle Larson-who was fired-suspended for use of “N” word during I-Race last weekend….Wallace said the comment was ‘hurtful…no gray area on this….Larson needs to get the word out of his language…believes Larson apology Is sincere….believes Larson should be given 2nd chance…..says driver was shattered by suspension’.

Roger Penske-Brian France…Hold discussions about having more Doubleheader weekends this season as auto racing tries to rebuild schedule….Indy Car-NASCAR¬†will hold a July 4th doubleheader in Indianapolis.

Soccer…UEFA proposes holding the quarterfinals-semifinals and championship games in ‘Champions League’ in late July…and holding championship game of tourney in Istanbul, Turkey in September.

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