Hacksaw’s Headlines–Friday

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

………………….(BASEBALL)……………..

Padres-Giants..San Diego batters SF pitching staff…led (6-2) in 7th inning at press time…Jurickson Profar 2R-HR..RBI single..Trent Grisham 2R-double…Friars on way to (5-2) start for season. .

Padres…1B-Eric Hosmer to have additional tests on GI-digestive issue…has come out of the lineup 3-times in first week of season…Not cleared to play on Thursday night again

Padres…Veteran 2B-Brian Dozier criticizes organization after being released…”I am transparency guy-they weren’t honest with me…I had to get out of there”….Did not indicate whether he was referring to AJ Preller or Jayce Tingler….Manager said he got along with Dozier.

Padres…Manager Jayce Tingler said team ‘got punched in the mouth last night’….’Upset 2-bullpen meltdowns in 4-days’….’Have bunch of wild stallions on bases-don’t want to harness aggrression’

Padres..Starters have given up just 8-runs in 29-innings this season so far…Composite (2.48-ERA)

Padres-Colorado…Road trip continues on Friday…Garrett Richards-vs-Jon Gray.

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Dodgers-Arizona…LA led (6-3) in 7th at press time..AJ Pollock 2R-HR..Corey Seager-Max Muncy solo HRs…LA headed to (5-2) record…D-Backs (2-5)

LA-Diamondbacks…Friday matchup..Clayton Kershaw-or-Julio Urias-vs-Zac Gallan.

Dodgers..DFA-utility OF-Terrance Gore…Callup P-Victor Gonzalez from taxi squad.

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Angels-Seattle…Mariners led (6-2) at press time…Jose Marmolijos 3R-HR off Dylan Bundy…Angels to fall to (2-5)

Halos-Houston….Angels starter not yet selected-vs-Lance McCullers.

Angels..Mike Trout leaves team on ‘pregnancy leave’ for his wife.

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(SCOREBOARD)

Nationals-W-Blue Jays..Michael Taylor 2R-HR..Kurt Suzuki 2R-single

Cubs-Reds..Rained out

Yankees-W-Orioles..Luke Voit Grand Slam HR…Yankees now (4-1)

Indians-W-Twins..Francisco Lindor 2R-HR…Tribe now (5-2)

Red Sox-W-Mets..Christian Vasquez HR-2R-HR

Tampa Bay-L-Atlanta..Dansby Swanson RBI single

Royals-W-Tigers..Miggy Cabrera 2HRs in loss.

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(MLB)

MLB..Cancels weekend series Phillies-vs-Blue Jays…after Phillies coach and clubhouse staffer test positive from virus-aftermath of Miami series last weekend.

Miami…17th player tests positive for virus.

USA Today…Reporting MLB is investigating 3-Marlins players who broke curfew and partied in Atlanta last Thursday during final exhibition game…May have brought the virus into the clubhouse.

MLB-Union…discussing a ‘Quarantine Rule’ that would lock down major league players to team hotels on the road.

MLB-Union…discussing possible discipline measures…Fines-Suspensions-loss of service time for any player who is invovled in illegal sign stealing.

MLB…Says Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly was hit with 8-game suspension as a repeat offender of throwing at batters.

MLB-Union…Approve rule..doubleheaders will be 7-inning games.

Joe West…Veteran umpire possible concussion-hit in head by follow thru swing of Blue Jays Bo Bichette in Thursday game.

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(Injuries)

Tampa Bay..OF-Austin Meadows- cleared from virus protocol.
Texas..DL-P-Jose Leclerc…Plasma Platelet injection-shoulder

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(Roster)

Cubs..callup P-Colin Rea-ex Padres
Mets..activate 2B-Brian Dozier-ex Twins-Dodgers
Mets..DFA-P-Hunter Strickland
Miami..Sign FA-P-Pat Vendette…6th free agent added this week.

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………………(BASKETBALL)………………….

NBA-Scoreboard

..Lakers-W-Clippers (103-101)…LeBron James hits put back of missed shot with (:12) left to seal win…Lakers went on (17-3) scoring burst in 4th quarter to wipe out 11-point Clippers lead…Lakers defense forced 20-turnovers game…Anthony Davis (34P) for Lakers..Kawhi Leonard-Paul George combined (55P) in loss…Lakers now (50-14) on season.

..Utah-W-New Orleans..(106-104)…Pelicans blew 16P lead in 2nd half..Jordan Clarkson-Donavon Mitchell combined (43P) for Utah..Rudy Gobert hits 2-free throws with (:06) left for Jazz….Brandon Ingram (23P) in loss…Zion Williamson 13P in 15 minutes in limited time.

..NBA…All players-coaches on teams knelt on the floor during the National Anthem as a show of unity.

NBA-Schedule-6 more games on Friday
..Houston-vs-Dallas
..Boston-vs-Milwaukee
..Memphis-vs-Portland

76ers..C-Joel Embiid misses more workouts-calf
Memphis..G-Tyus Jones-sits out-knee pains
Oklahoma City..C-Nerlens Noel misses Covid test-banned from workout
Knicks..Sign Coach Tom Thibodeau to 5Y-deal..ex Bulls-Minnesota coach..inherits (21-45) franchise.

Greg Monroe…Longtime NBA forward signs to play with Khimki-Russia

Jimmer Fredette..Former BYU star negotiates to return to Shanghai Sharks in China.

Yanni Wetzel..Ex-Aztec signs with Mebourne in Australian Pro League

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……………….(FOOTBALL)…………….

NFL…Continues Covid Testing….3rd series of tests on Friday
NFL…Schedule…Players can begin Conditioning drills on Monday…15-players in group…1-hour drills…then classroom…and walkthru workouts….Full practice in helmets and pads begins August 14th.

Browns…Confirm locker-room alignment…40-players in main lockeroom…each stall separated by ceiling to floor plastic dividers…
Rest of roster moved into huge weight room with stalls…Weightroom moved to Practice bubble.

Dallas..Cancel all 2020 season tickets…will sell only single game tickets…Capacity not yet determined.

Tampa Bay..Announce will play to 40% capacity.

Buffalo…Send all rookie players home after 5-Bills players test positive on 2nd round of testing…Will do all classroom work to start camp via virtual learning.

Jacksonville..Former Coach-GM..Tom Coughlin suffers 4-broken ribs-head injury-lung injury-injured while biking in Florida..will need 4-weeks rehab

Colts..Coaching staff raves about QB-Philip Rivers…’Tremendous internal drive…Great Teammate…Leaders…Has bought in on new theories on nutrition and weight training.’

Jaguars..DE-Yannick Ngakoue no-show when veterans checked into camp.

Steelers..Coach Mike Tomlin tells players…’if 1-fails-we all fail’

Chargers…Coach Anthony Lynn says QB-Justin Herbert….’We must get him ready to play early’.

Tampa Bay..TE-Cam Brate-coming off virus issue…says it was ‘risk’ to practice with Tom Brady in mid-July.

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(Roster)

Tampa Bay..sign FA-RB-LeSean McCoy-ex Eagles-Bills
Saints..Sign FA-LB-Nigel Bradham-ex Eagles
Steelers..Sign FA-S-Curtis Riley-ex Raiders
Falcons..Sign FA-CB-Darqueeze Dennard-ex Bengaals
Washington..Sign FA-S-Ryan Lewis-ex Miami
Carolina…Release K-Grahame Gano-clears 2.6M-cap space
Carolina…Release DE-Chris Smith

Bengals..Sign FA-QB-Brandon Allen-ex Broncos

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(Injuries)

Raiders…RB-Devontae Booker tests positive for covid virus
Jets…QB-Joe Flacco placed on PUP-continues rehab neck surgery
Vikings..LB-Anthony Barr tests positive for virus
Vikings..LB-Cam Smith fails test
Jaguars..CB-Parry Nickerson tests positive
Packers..K-Mason Crosby fails test
Bills..WR-Duke Williams fails test
Bills..Place WR-Cole Beasley on PUP.

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(College Football)

Pac 12…Expected to announce 10G-schedule for teams on Friday…Report would move rivalry games up to start of season including USC-UCLA on September 26th…Same for Arizona-ASU…Stanford-Cal….Washington-Washington State…Oregon-Oregon State.

Pac 12…Oregonian reports conference signed a 100,000-deal with LA Times seeking better coverage of conference sports…Raised staff protests over ethics of paper to accept money and unequal access for media.

SEC…Presidents vote for 10-game league schedule only…Void all contracts for all big money non league games including USC-Alabama.

Iowa…In house probe shows Racial disparity in treatment of black players in program…Report show abusive treatment by 4-assistant coaches towards black players…Coach Kirk Ferentz will retain job but shakeup of staff coming.

Division III….Athletic Directors said the 438-schools decided to cancel football season…Could not afford the 50,000-costs to test football players….Says Division 1-schools are spending 3M to run testing programs.

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…………………(HOCKEY)…………………

NHL…Playoff series start on Saturday
..Edmonton-Chicago
..Winnipeg-Calgary
..Montreal-Pittsburgh
..Florida-NY Islanders
..Rangers-Carolina

American Hockey League…Announce will delay start of season from October 9th till December 4th for 31-team league…Not determined number of games to be played.

Seattle…Hites Dave Bassegio as Director of Scouting for expansion team…Hite longtime NHL scout Lorne Henning as part of 7-member scouting staff

Arizona Coyotes…GM-John Chayka fired for “lying” to ownership about interviewing from front office job with NJ Devils.

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……………(GENERAL)……………….

PGA…World Golf Championships-Memphis-St Jude’s Classic
..(62)..Brooks Koepka starts with 4-birdies in row..9-birds for day
..(64)..Ricky Fowler
..(65)..Sun Kang
..(66)..Justin Thomas
..(67)..Phil Mickelson
..(68)..Jordan Spieth-Jason Day
..(70)..Jon Rahm
..(73)..Rorie McIlroy…3-had bogeys in row early in round

PGA Championships…49-of-top 50-money winneres signed to play next week….Lee Westwood opts out with Astmaztic issues

NASCAR…New Hampshire 300-Sunday…Arik Amirola starts on pole.
Formula 1..English Grand Prix Silverstone..Sunday
Formula 1..Team Mercedes driver Sergio Perez-isolation-positive test
Formula 1…Confirms (10,300) Covid tests in July..2-positive tests
Indy Car…Off weekend-run at Mid-Ohio next weekend

Tennis…#1-ranked Ash Barty pulls out of women’s division because of covid issues.

Soccer…San Diego Loyal-vs-LA Galaxy II game in USL postponed by positive tests of Galaxy players.

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