Hacksaw’s Headlines–Friday

Posted by on June 5th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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Saints..QB-Drew Brees apologizes for comments about ‘Kneeling for the National Anthem as disrespectful to the Flag’….”I missed the mark…I stand with the black community in this fight….I am part of the solution…I have always been an ally…..It breaks my heart the pain I caused”.

Saints..Coach Sean Payton talked to players in virtual team meeting on Thursday.

Saints…Players react:
..WR-Michael Thomas…’Come work with the movement’
..RB-Alvin Kamara..’We accept the apology-come work with us’
..LB-Demario Davis…’Leadership at its finest’.

Minnesota…Vikings players-led by TE-Kyle Rudolph-attend funeral of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

49ers..Coach Kyle Shanahan…’White people are listening for the first time…Open your eyes…Colin Kaeperneck deserves our admiration…I am all for protest and change-I want it to cause change’

Denver…Coach Vic Fangio apologizes for comment ‘I Don’t see racism in the NFL’.

Bills..Rookie QB-Jake Fromm apologizes for tweet last year at Georgia..’Only elite white people should own guns’

Packers..Coach Matt LaFleur…’Time to see right actions speak louder than words’.

Colts…GM-Chris Ballard…’Let us not go back in our bubble’

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(NFL)

NFL..Memo to all teams that full coaching staffs will be allowed back in all NFL buildings on Friday…Limit 100-employees to workplace.

49ers..Say they are still banned from working at their facility in Santa Clara.

Pro Football Hall of Fame..announces it will reopen next Wednesday.

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(College Football)

Alabama….5-of-50-Crimson Tide players test positive for virus after first day of workouts in Tuscaloosa.

Florida State…coach Mike Norvell criticized for lying in interview he met with players to discuss racial unrest…Players say coach only sent out a group tweet-never any ‘1-on-1 interviews’

Oregon State…Expell TE-Rocco Carley for racist comments-mocking blacks, gays, Muslims.

Arkansas…LB-Catrell Wallace expelled-following arrest for having sex with 12-year old.

Oregon State…Athletic Director Scott Barnes giving up 190,000 in salaries an perks in massive financial issues in Corvallis…School laid off 23-Athletic Department officials on Wednesday.

Air Force…QB-Isaiah Sanders transfers to Stanford.

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……………..(Baseball)……………

Padres….Entire radio-television broadcast crews banned from doing road games this year….will broadcast play-by-play from home off TV monitors.

MLB…Bans network TV announcers from working in stadiums…will call games from studios of MLB network…ESPN….regional sports networks.

MLB-Union….No dialogue Thursday-after Commissioner Rob Manfred invoked right to stage 54-game season this year…..MLB planning to have geographical  realignment for one season only….10-Team divisions…NL East will play its own division and games against teams in AL East…same formula for teams in Central Division and West Division.

Phillies…Owner Jim Montgomery says team will lose in excess of 100M this year.

Houston..Former Rays-Red Sox-Dodgers OF-Carl Crawford arrested on domestic abuse-choking incident at home.

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………………(Basketball)………………..

NBA…Board of Governors votes (29-1) to resume season July 31st
..22-teams will come to Orlando
..Each team plays 8-regular season games-determine playoffs
..5-games per day to be scheduled
..Teams will be seeded 1-thru-16 for playoffs
..Dissolve East-vs-West format this year
..Each series will be best of 7-series

NBA…announces Draft will be held October 15th
NBA…announces Free Agency will open October 18th
NBA…announces 2020-21 season will start December 1st.

Fox TV…Outspoken host Laura Ingram tells LeBron James…’shutup and dribble the basketball’.

Lakers…Hold 1-hour virtual meeting with players to discuss racial unrest in the nation…Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is guest discussing how he dealt with discrimination in life.

NY Knicks…Will interview former head coach Mike Woodson for vacant NBA job….Also to be interviewed ex-Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau…ex-Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson.

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……………..(Hockey)……………..

NHL…Announces schedule formula for re-start of season in July
..Top 4-teams will play in round-robin group-determine seedings
..Other 20-teams will play a qualifying best of 5-round
..Teams will be reseeded
..All future series will be Best of 7-series
..Hub cities still to be chosen

NHL…Confirms purchasing 30,000-Covid test kits
NHL…Commissioner Gary Bettman says league leaning towards starting 2020-21 season in late December.

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……………….(General)………….

Santa Anita Derby….to be run on Saturday.

Soccer…Team USA captain Michael Bradley..”President is completely empty-not a moral bone in his body”

LA Galaxy…beseiged with complaints after wife of player Aleksander Katal texted picture on social media showing looting of stores with caption ‘Black Nikes Matter’.

USL…Announces it will re-start its season July 11th..San Diego Loyal playing first year.

MLS…Players agreed to 7.5% paycut…reduction in individual and team bonuses…will delay pay increases next year…accept a one year reduction in share of TV revenue from new contract.

Indy Car…Opens season Saturday night with Texas 300.
NASCAR…Runs Atlanta 500 on Sunday

NASCAR..Announces additional races to schedule
..Pocono-Doubleheader race June 27th-28th…Brickyard 400-Indianapolis-July 5th…Charlotte All Star races-July 15th.

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