Hacksaw’s Headlines–Friday

Posted by on October 16th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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Padres…GM AJ Preller says team will wait to see if they pick up 3M-option on 1B-Mitch Moreland till MLB decides in DH will be part of National League in 2021.

Padres…P-Dinelson Lamet and P-Mike Clevinger will shutdown throwing for 4-to-6 weeks to rehab elbows…Both expected to be ready by opening day.

Padres…face arbitration hearings and pay raises to an already high payroll for next year… Increases…Lamet (2.3M-to-4.6M)…Clevinger (4.4M-to-6M)…Zach Davies (6.3M-to-10.6M)

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(Scoreboard)

Dodgers-Braves…Atlanta led (8-2) Press Time…Marcel Ozuna 2-solo HRs and RBI-double…Braves erupt for 6R in 6th against Clayton Kershaw and rookie reliever Brusdar Graterol who allowed 4-runs to score after replacing Kershaw……Rookie P-Bryse Wilson limited LA to 1-hit over 6-innings….Braves lead series (3-1) with win.

Astros-W-Tampa Bay (4-3)…George Springer HR in 1st…Carlos Correa HR in 9th inning…Houston rallies to win second in a row to stay alive in seies…Tampa hit 3-solo HRs in loss…Tampa still leads series (3-2)….

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(MLB)

MLB-TV Ratings drops for Championship series:..

Astros-Tampa Bay…(1.8M) viewers…2-lowest rated playoff games ever
Dodgers-Braves…(4.2M) vieweres

MLB-Divisional Ratings:

Dodgers-Padres…(1.4M) viewers
Braves-Marlins…(1M)
A’s-Houston..(1.4M)
Yankees-Tampa Bay..(2.7M)

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White Sox…Will interview Tony LaRussa this weekend…Managed Sox for 7Y in 70s-80s.

Orioles..Lay off 46-employees in front office.

Reds…Remove OF-Travis Jankowski..3B-Matt Davidson from 40-man roster

Yankees…1B-Luke Voit receives Plasma Platelet injection in arch.

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……………..(Basketball)………………..

LA Clippers….Promote Tyronn Lue to become head coach…Will sign a (5Y-contract) to replace Doc Rivers…Will hire Chauncey Billups and Larry Drew as assistants.

LA Lakers…G-Kantavious Caldwell-Pope opts out of his (8.5M) contract…averaged (9PPG) last year.
LA Lakers..G-Rajon Rondo opts out of contract (2.7M)..averaged (8PPG)

LAPD….2-Lakers fans suffer serious eye-head injuries-hit by police fired hard foam projectiles outside Staples Center during celebration after winning NBA title on Sunday….76-arrested for vandalism and violence during celebration.

Houston…Veteran GM-Darryl Morey says he will resign after team hires new head coach…Had been GM since 2007.

Oklahoma City…Interviews Will Hardy-assistant coach-San Antonio.
76ers..Hire Dave Joerger-ex Sacramento-as assistant to Doc Rivers.

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…………….(Football)………………..

Chargers….Bye week in wake of 4-losses in a row…Should help get injured DEs-Joey Bosa-Melvin Ingram healthy to get back on the field.

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(Schedule)

Browns-Steelers..Ben Roethlisberger-Baker Mayfield showdown..Pitts defense 20-sacks..7-takeaways

Arizona-Dallas..Andy Dalton starts at QB for Cowboys
Chiefs-Bills..Pat Mahomes-vs-Josh Allen..Both teams (4-1)
Rams-49ers..LA off to (4-1) start
Packers-Tampa Bay..Aaron Rodgers (13TD-0Int-128Rating)

Houston-Tennessee…Titans (4-0)
Colts-Bengals..QB-Philip Rivers under fire 5-interceptions
Vikings-Falcons…Two teams combined (1-9)
Patriots-Broncos..Cam Newton-Drew Lock expected start at QB
Washington-Giants..Teams have combined (1-9) records
Ravens-Eagles..QB-Carson Wentz 9-interceptions
Jets-Miami..Joe Flacco starts at QB again
Carolina-Chicago..Panthers won 3-in row with Ted Bridgewater

Bye Weeks..Chargers-Raiders-Seahawks-Saints

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Atlanta…Close facility on Thursday-4 staffers test positive for Covid
Atlanta-Minnesota…NFL yet to decide if Sunday game to be played

49ers..Coach Kyle Shanahan denies team has Super Bowl hangover…says injuries have wrecked start of season.

49ers..DT-Solomon Thomas confirms he is undergoing counseling for mental health issues after suicide of his sister.

NFL..Cancels Pro Bowl schedule for Las Vegas in January.

49ers….Longtime pass rusher Fred Dean passes away from Covid virus…played 7Y with Chargers and 4Y-in San Francisco.

NFL…TV ratings tumble last week
..Monday Night Football..Chargers-Saints..(10.6M) viewers down 4%
..Sunday Night Football..Vikings-Seattle..(15M)..down 17%
..Fox..Steelers-Eagles (12.4M)…down 28%
..CBS..Chiefs-Raiders..(14.4M)..down 12%

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(Roster Moves)

Chiefs win bidding war…Sign FA-RB-Le’Veon Bell…ex Jets-Steelers RB gets contract offers from Chiefs-Miami-Bills..signs 1Y-deal in KC.
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Jaguars..Release LB-Cassius Marsh
Jaguars..Sign FA-LB-Kam Correa-ex Tennessee
Arizona..Sign FA-LB-Isaiah Irving-ex Broncos

Dallas..QB-Dak Prescott holds team meeting 4-days after surgery for dislocated ankle.

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(Injuries)

Patriots…QB-Cam Newton..CB-Stephon Gilmour return to practice after passing  Covid tests.

Colts..OT-Anthony Costanzo cleared to pratice-rib issues

Washington..Activate OT-Brandon Scherff from IR.

Denver..QB-Drew Lock-full workout-coming off shoulder joint sprain
Denver..LB-Mark Barron-suffers pectoral muscle injury-rehabbing hamstring

Carolina..IR-DT-Kawaan Short-shoulder
Bengals..IR-DE-Sam Hubbard-elbow injury

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(College Football)

Aztecs…Name Carson Baker as starting QB with Georgia Tech transfer Lucas Johnson taking backup QB job and Mark Salazar as 3rd QB….Jordan Byrd heads 6-way battle for starting RB job…Coach Brady Hoke believes team is ready to play after 3-months ‘Virtual meetings’ and two weeks of pads and helmets..

SEC…Postpones Saturday Florida-LSU game because of Gators Covid-outbreak

Alabama…AD-Greg Byrne tests positive for Covid a day after coach Nick Saban is quarantined after posititve test.

Ole Miss…Confirms Rebels are having a problem with Covid outbreak in program.

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(Schedule)

1-Clemson-vs-Georgia Tech
2-Alabama-vs-Georgia..Steve Sarkisian takes over as head coach
4-Notre Dame-vs-Louisville
5-North Carolina-vs-Florida State

Cincinnati-Tulsa…game cancelled Covid breakout UC team
Oklahoma State-Baylor…Covid problems continue at Baylor
LSU-Florida..Cancelled..23-positive tests in Gators program
Vanderbilt-Missouri..Cancelled..problems at Vandy

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………………(Hockey)………………

Ottawa….Senators sign FA-RW-Evgenii Dadonov…25-goal scorer Florida

San Jose…Veteran C-Joe Thornton signs to play for HC-Davos-Switzerland to start the season…Is unsigned free agent.

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……………..(General)……………..

NASCAR….Kansas 400 on Sunday
Formula 1…Off weekend till next week’s Grand Prix of Portugal
Indy Car…..Off weekend till next weekends Grand Prix-St Petersburg.

English Premier League…Top games:
..Everton (4-0)-vs-Liverpool (3-1)
..Aston Villa (3-0)-vs-Leicester (3-0)
..Manchester United (1-2)-vs-Newcastle
..Manchester City (1-1-1)-vs-Arsenal (3-1)
..Hot Spur (2-1-1)-vs-West Ham

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