Hacksaw’s Headlines–Friday

Posted by on February 19th, 2021  •  2 responses  • 

………..(Basketball)………….

Aztecs-W-Fresno State (67-53)…Fresno jumped to (11-0) lead…State came back on (19-0) run to blow game open…Fresno went (8:15) without scoring…shot 21% in opening half….Matt Mitchell (19P)..Trent Pulliam (18P)…….SDSU (16-4)…won 7-in row…Bulldogs (9-8)…Thursday night action

SDSU-at-Fresno State..Play 2nd game in series on Saturday night.

USD-W-Santa Clara (71-60)…Joey Calcaterra (23P) in surprise road win….Toreros (3-7)

USD-vs-Gonzaga…Saturday game…Bulldogs (21-0) on season….Zags ranked #1 in nation all year as USD heads into Spokane

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(NBA)

Lakers-L-Brooklyn (109-98)….Nets bomb Lakers with 3-point barrage…Jumped out to 19-point lead in opening half…Brooklyn hit 18-3’s in win….Tim Cabarro 5-3’s off the bench….Joe Harris 6-3’s from the arc….LeBron James (32P) in loss….Lakers without Anthony Davis…then G-Dennis Shroeder ruled out with possible Covid close contact situation…LA (22-8)

Clippers-Utah….LA (21-9)…Jazz (23-5) heading into Friday action

NBA…Cancels games in Houston-Dallas  because of weather issues.

Boston..GM-Danny Ainge admits Celtics are not ‘elite team’…wants to add more…wants to add move before trade deadline

NBA..Says it will donate 2.5M-to HBUC-black colleges as part of holding All Star game next month in Atlanta.

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…………(Baseball)……….

Padres…Manager Jayce Tingler praises SS-Fernando Tatis
..He motivates and pushes his teammates
..His talent is easy to see
..He hits with powers..hits in all directions..
..Great work ethic..spirit
..Treats people with respect
..Foundation of his family is very important
..Has ability to become a Jordan-Gretzky in terms of marketing
..Reminds me of Adrian Beltre..smiles..has fun..really competes
..Mark Melancon has saved alot of games over the years
..Jose Castillo-no limitations..has best lefthanded slider I have seen

Padres..’The Athletic’ reports Tatis owes between 17M-and-34M to an agency that loaned him money as a minor leaguer..”Big League Advance” helps young players with finances..will receive a piece of his record (340M) extension.

Padres..P-Mark Melancon reacting to Padres deals:
..Sense alot of small market teams don’t want to win
..Shame big market teams dumping contracts
..Credit Padres stepping up-going for it.

Padres…P-Yu Darvish
..Pitching staff has nasty stuff

Padres..Put P-Mike Clevinger on 60-day DL-will miss season
Padres..Considering P-Troy Wingenter on 60-day DL

Dodgers..Manager Dave Roberts says Kenley Jansen remains his closer on opening day…has (312) career saves despite dropoff in productiving last season.
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(Roster Moves)

A’s..Sign FA-P-Trevor Rosenthal-ex Padres-Cardinals..(1Y-11M)
A’s..Sign FA-DH-Mitch Moreland-ex Padres-Red Sox-Rangers
Reds..Sign FA-OF-Tyler Naquin-ex Indians
Indians..Sign FA-P-Oliver Perez-ex Texas
Tigers..Sign FA-P-Wily Peralta-ex Royals

Washington..2B-Brian Dozier-retires
Cubs..DFA-SS-Sergio Alcantra

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(Injuries)

Seattle..Put P-Andres Munoz on 60-day DL
Indians..P-Shane Bieber-isolated in camp-Covid test
Phillies..C-JT Realmuto-broken thumb-out 4W
Boston..P-Chris Sale-cleared full workouts-coming off surgery

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(MLB)

Toronto…President Mark Shapiro says Blue Jays game plan is to play 1-month in Dunedin….hope to move games to Buffalo in late spring..and finish season at Rodgers Skydome.

Mets..Fired hitting coach Ryan Ellis after 2-women surfaced charging him with lewd conduct and sexual harrassment…Firing came on heels of revelations about former Manager Mickey Callaway while in New York…Team fired newly hired GM-Jared Porter for issues with at least 5-women.

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(College Baseball)

Aztecs-USD….Open 3-game series..Friday afternoon…P-Troy Melton will start for SDSU…Mike Martinez (185-134) as head coach…won 3-Mountain West Conference titles

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…………(Football)…………..

Eagles-Colts…Philadelphia deals QB-Carson Wentz to Colts for #2-#3 draft picks…Colts take on (47M) in guaranteed contracts….Eagles take (33M) cap hit…Wentz QB rating dropped 3-years in a row…(102…93..72)…Benched last year with (15Int-10Fu-50-QB sacks)..Wentz reunited with Coach Frank Reich…will replace Philip Rivers as a starter.

Atlanta..Release DT-Allen Bailey…S-Ricardo Allen
Denver..Release DT-Kyle Peko

Tampa Bay…WFLA-reports that WR-Vincent Jackson may have passed away in hotel room on Saturday-body not discovered till Monday morning…Cleaning aids saw Jackson in room both Saturday-Sunday..thought he was asleep.

Steelers…close team offices and practice facility-Covid tests

Tampa Bay..Coach Bruce Arians says coaches need OTA’s to develop players..Says veteran players in Union don’t want OTA’s because young players would get better.

NFL…Informs club that the Salary Cap floor will go up this year…Teams must spend minimum (180M)….Top level of cap will be decided next week…Cap was at (198M) last year before pandemic hit.

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(College Football)

Aztecs…Veteran OL coach Mike Schmidt leaving SDSU to become OL coach at Syracuse under Dino Babers…Orange have hired 4-SDSU assistants over last couple of years.

Michigan..Starting QB-Joe Milton-transferring out-would have 3-years eligibility left

Division 1AA…Begin spring football schedule on Saturday-9 games:
..James Madison-Morehead State
..SIllinois-North Dakota
..New Mexico State-Tarleton State
..Furman-Western Carolina
..Northern Iowa-South Dakota State
..VMI-UT Chattanooga

Ivy League…Cancels plans for all spring sports

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…………(Hockey)……………

Gulls-at-Bakersfield…San Diego (6-0) plays first AHL road game of season.

Gulls-Colorado Eagles..Play Saturday night game at home

Ducks-L-Minnesota Wild (3-1)….Wild score 2-goals in (:38) and skate to win…Goal scoring drought continues in Anaheim..have scored just 4-goals in last 3-games…Ducks (6-8-3)…Thursday night action

Kings-W-Arizona Coyotes (3-2) OT-Shootout…..Gabe Vilardi scores shootout goal in 5th round for win..Jeff Carter-Dustin Brown scored earlier for Kings….LA (6-6-3) ..Thursday night

ECHL…Brampton Beast announces it is folding franchise after 7-years of operations…Covid-Economic issues in Ontario city.

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………..(General)……………

Australian Open.
..Top seed Novak Djokovic moves to finals with straight set win.
..Naomi Osaka-vs-Jennifer Brady on Friday-women’s semi finals

PGA…LA-Genesis Open-Riviera
..(-7)..64..Sam Burns eagle 1st hole-7-birdies
..(-5)..Matt Fitzgerald-eagle-4 birdies
..(-4)..Pat Cantlay-Books Koepka heads up 7-way tie
..(-3)..Dustin Johnson-Jordan Spieth in group tied
..(-2)..Ricky Fowler

NASCAR….Daytona 253-road course race this weekend

English Premier League…Top Weekend games
..Manchester City-vs-Arsenal
..Manchester United-vs-Newcastle
..Liverpool-vs-Everton
..Leicester-vs-Aston Villa

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2 Responses to “Hacksaw’s Headlines–Friday”

  1. Marc Simons says:

    Lee – Correct spelling is ‘Shyster.’

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