Hacksaw’s Headlines–Friday

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…………(Masters Golf Tourney)………..

Masters….1st round delayed 3-hours by thunderstorms right after teed off..Play suspended at dusk with big names on course..Leaderboard:

(65)..Paul Casey..Eagled #2..added 5-birdies
(67)..Xander Schaufele..3 birdies to start…had 7-birdies on day
(67)..Webb Simpson..Eagled #2
(68)..Tiger Woods..4-birdie day
(69)..Jon Rahm..Tony Finau
(70)..Bryson deChambeau..Jason Day

Phil Mickelson..1-under when play suspended
Rory McIlroy..Even par
Brooks Koepka..2-over par
Dustin Johnson..3-under par

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………….(Baseball)……………

MLB…MVP Awards
..National League..1B-Freddie Freeman-Atlanta gets 28-first place votes to win…(.341BA-13HR-53RBI)….Mookie Betts-Dodgers got 4-votes…Padres Manny Machado-Fernando Tatis finished 3rd-4th in voting

..American League..1B-Jose Abreu-White Sox wins…(.317BA-19HR-60RBI)….Indians-Jose Ramirez…Yankees-DJ LeMaheiu finished distant second and third

Angels..Hire Perry Minasian as GM…was Assistant GM-Atlanta…spent 9-years with Blue Jays.

Padres..Open contract extension talks P-Mike Clevinger..buy out final 2Y of arbitration…is due (4.8M) this season..Could be replaced by 6M-8M over next two years

Padres..SS-Fernando Tatis says he wants to play Winter League Ball for Estellas in Dominican Republic

Padres..3B-coach Glenn Hoffman retiring after 22-years as a coach…will become a special assignment scout in front office

NY Mets..Interview Michael Hill…Ex-GM-President Miami Marlins

Yankees-Mets…Both preparing FA-offers to Cardinals C-Yadier Molina..wants (2Y-36M) deal at age (38)

MLB-Union….Discussing how Baseball would implement ‘vaccine’ if it became available in spring of 2021…Can baseball mandate all players have vaccines…Union wants to negotiate it thru CBA…What if players do not want to take vaccines?

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……………(Football)……………

Chargers-at-Miami….Bolts (2-6)…Dolphins won 4-in a row..Matchup of #1-pick QBs…Justin Herbert (2,146P-17TD-5Int-104R)-vs-Tua Tagovailoa (350P-3TD-0 Int-65%-104R)…Chargers offense (420YPG)..hitting on 44% of third downs…Bolts defense  has only 7-takeaways in 8-gmaes and only 16-sacks…allowing 40% conversion on third downs..Dolphins blitz happy defense has 20-sacks and 14-takeaways…ran 20-blitzes last weekend..Miami K-Jason Sanders (17-17FG)…(21-21PAT)….

Chargers..DE-Joey Bosa remains in concussion protocol…limited indidual work on Thursday….OT-Bryan Bulaga-limited work with back issues..OG-Trei Turner-full workouts coming off season long groin issue

Chargers..DT-Charles DeJurnett-1970s player-passes away cancer (67Y)

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(Schedule)

Buffalo-Arizona..Bills QB-Josh Allen (19TD-5Int)…has over (2800APY) and accounted for 24-TDs this year…QB-Kyler Murray over (2700APY) and 24TDs.

Seahawks-Rams…Seattle (6-2)…Seahawks averaging (415-Off)…allowing (455-Def)…QB-Russell Wilson (28TD-8Int)….WR-DK Metcalf (18YPC)…Rams defense 25-sacks-10 takeaways….DT-Aaron Donald 9-QB-sacks

Baltimore-New England..Cam Newton (2TD-7Int-3Fu-12 Sacks) this season…has over (1700APY-10TD)…Ravens defense (24-Sacks..14-takeaways)..QB-Lamar Jackson (1982APY-15TD) this year….Pats only 3TD passes in 8-games.

Houston-Cleveland…Browns QB-Baker Mayfield comes off Covid list
Jaguars-Green Bay..Packers QB-Aaron Rodgers (24TD-2Int)
Eagles-Giants..Phi QB-Carson Wentz (16-Turnovers) this year
Tampa Bay-Carolina..Tom Brady-vs-Ted Bridgewater
Washington-Detroit..QB-Alex Smith makes 1st start since broken leg
Broncos-Raiders..Vegas tries to go to (6-3)
Bengals-Steelers..Ben Roethlisberger play..Steelers (32-sacks-15Tover)
49ers-Saints..New Orleans won 5-in row..Alvin Kamara (1036APY)

Minnesota-Chicago..Monday Night..Dalvin Cook (858R)

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(Scoreboard)

Titans-L-Colts (34-17)….Philip Rivers (302P-1TD)…WR-Michael Pittman (7R-101)…..Colts blocked punt for a TD….Titans had 17Y-punt….and Steven Gostkowski missed field goal that crushed Titans comeback hopes….Indy put up (424Y) in offense against Titans….Ryan Tannehill (147P)…RB-Derrick Thomas (101R) in loss….Colts move into 1st placde tie with Titans..both (6-3)..Thursday Night Football

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(NFL Notes)

Baltimore..QB-Lamar Jackson-team offense becoming predictable..Ravens went from #1 in offense last year…#15 this year.

Chiefs..File complaint with Union….NFL Union official met with team and did not wear a Mask to mandatory meeting.

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(Injuries)

Denver..Def Line coach Bill Kollar put into isolation with positive Covid test..becomes 4th coach to get ill..in addition to GM-John Elway and President-Joe Scott

Raiders..Put LB-Corey Littleton on Covid IR list
Cowboys..Put DE-Tyrone Crawford on Covid IR list

Miami..Put LB-Kyle VanNoy..DT-Chris Wilkens on Covid IR list
49ers..IR-S-Jaq Tortt-sprained foot
Cardinals..Activate LB-Devvon Kennard from Covid list
Broncos..Activate OG-Graham Glasgow from Covid list
Patriots..Activate WR-N’Keal Harry from Covid list
Titans..Activate CB-Adoree Jackson from Covid list

Jets..QB-Sam Darnold getnd opinion on injured shoulder-if he needs surgery.

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(Roster Moves)

Seattle..Sign FA-RB-Bo Scarbrough-ex Lions
Bengals..Sign FA-LB-Takk McKinley-ex Falcons

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(College Football)

Aztecs-Hawaii…Saturday afternoon game-1pm….SDSU must control Rainbows QB-Chevan Cordeiro and explosive offense..Aztecs must tighten up pass blocking to protect QB-Carson Baker..Jess Campbell replaces Jordan Byrd on punt returns..
..UH (429YPG)-on offense….
..Cordeiro (795P-3 games)
..Rainbows giving up (433YPG) on defense.
..UH hitting (47%) on 3rd downs.
..Hawaii 3rd game stateside in 4W span..
..RB-Greg Bell (377R-5.7YPC).

..Aztecs have (795Y-Rushing-3G)
..SDSU (452YPG-Offense).
..Defense giving up (233YPG).
..Defense allow 26%-on 3rd down conversion.
..5-takeaways..7-sacks..25-tackles for loss.

(Mountain West)

Boise State-W-Colorado State..Broncos led (42-7) at halftime and (52-21) late in 4th quarter at press time…Boise blocked 2-punts for TD in opening half..Boise had indicated they had 14-players out under observation for covid…Thursday game

Fresno-Utah State..Aggies fired Coach Gary Anderson last Sunday

Nevada-New Mexico..Wolfpack QB-Carson Strong against Lobos
San Jose-UNLV..Spartans are (3-0)..Rebels (0-3)
Air Force-Wyoming..Cancelled by Covid outbreak at Academy

(PAC 12)

USC-Arizona..QB-Kedon Slovis 33TD-career TDs
UCLA-Utah…Utes team ravaged by Covid issues
Colorado Stanford..Buffs coming off win over UCLA
Oregon-Washington State..Ducks go for 2nd win in row
Oregon State-Washington..Huskies coach Jim Lake debuts.
ASU-Cal..Golden Bears first game amid Covid issues

(Top Ranked Teams)

1-Alabama-LSU-postponed
2-Notre Dame-Boston College
3-Ohio State-Maryland-cancelled
4-Clemson-bye week
5-Texas A&M-Tennessee-postponed

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Kentucky…Veteran OL coach John Schlarman-passes away (45Y) from cancer.

Pitt-Georgia Tech…ACC cancels game on Thursday night

Stanford..QB-Davis Mills ruled out of Saturday game-Oregon…shows signs of Covid

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…………….(Basketball)……………

Minnesota…Private workout with G-LaMelo Ball..could be 1st round pick

Lakers-Spurs…Trade Talks…LA would deal F-Kyle Kuzma and G-Danny Green to Spurs for G-DeMar DeRozan.

San Antonio-Golden State..Trade talks..Spurs would deal LaMarcus Aldridge-Demar DeRozan and 1st round pick to move up to 2nd pick in draft to take C-James Wiseman.

Suns-Oklahoma City..Trade talks..Phoenix offers 10th in opening round for G-Chris Paul and (43M) contract.

Boston-New Orleans-Atlanta..Trade talks..Celtics offer #18-26-30-to Atlanta for #6 pick…would then trade #6 pick and F-Gord Hayward to Pelicans for G-Jrue Holiday.

Charlotte-Houston..Trade talks…Hornets to offer F-Nick Batum and G-Dev Graham for G-Russell Westbrook and 41M-contract.

LA Clippers-Houston…Discuss possible trade for Rockets G-Russell Westbrook…Clippers need 3rd team to put draft picks in deal

Golden State..Talk to G-Jeremy Lin about NBA contract…averaged (23P) playing in Beijing last year.

Cleveland…private workout with 6’9-F-Deni Avdija-Tel Aviv-Israel…could be 5th player chosen in draft.

NBA…Confirms Toronto Raptors are exploring playing home games in Tampa Bay if teams are not allowed to cross the border in December when season opens…Raptors also looking at Buffalo-Newark-Kansas City

Aztecs…Sign deal to host BYU in home game at Viejas Arena on December 20th….SDSU will host UCLA in season opener November 25th.

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……….(Hockey)………….

NHL-Union…Hold daylong conference call to discuss what the 2021 season will look like….NHL proposing January 1st start….Realign divisions..go to All-Canadian Division because of cross-border issues…Did discuss use of Hub-Bubbles…6-teams would play in a 12-day bubble..then return home as a way to cut down on travel and exposure…

Ivy League…Cancels the entire hockey season, as well as college basketball and all winter sports because of Covid outbreak.

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…………..(General)………………

Team USA-Ties-Wales (0-0)….Debut of 6-rookies in US lineup…Coach Greg Berkhalter pleased with how young team played after only 2-days of practice….USA plays Panama on Monday in friendly.

Team USA…F-Christian Pulisic ruled out with on-going hamstring issues

LA Galaxy…Ownership begins search for new head coach…Troubled franchise has gone thru 3GMs..and 4-coaches since 2017…failed to make playoffs…Went (6-12-4) this year.

English Premier League…Top weekend games:
..Chelsea (4-1-3)-Newcastle
..Everton (4-3-1)-Fulham
..Liverpool (5-1-2)-Leicester (6-2)
..Manchester United (3-3-1)-West Brom
..Manchester City (3-1-3)-Hot Spur (5-1-2)

Formula 1…Turkish Grand Prix-Istanbul…Lewis Hamilton goes for 10th win of season.

Indy Car…Jimmie Johnson wraps up 2-days of testing on road course at Laguna Seca for Chip Ganassi Racing.

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