Hacksaw’s Headlines–Friday

Posted by on February 26th, 2021  •  0 Comments  • 

…………(Golf)………….

Tiger Woods…remains in Intensive Care Unit at UCLA Medical Center….Doctors-Friday update:
..Woods transferred to Cedars-Sinai Hospital Rehab unit late in evening
..Woods to have 2nd surgery to evaluate damaged tissue
..Surgery would wash-out tissue…Reinspect for necrosy tissue
..Evaluate bone damage for infection and blood flow
..Evaluate need for skin graft
..Calls next 48-hours critical
..Report that more than 50% people this trauma-take 2Y recover
..Sheriff’s Department…Woods has no memory of crash-was in shock
..Being evaluated for concussion because of violent crash.
..Front end damage caved into drivers compartment causing injuries
..PGA says golfers-fans-media should be concerned about Tiger the person..not the golfer.

…………(Basketball)………..

Aztecs-W-Boise State (78-65)….Aztecs blow 17-point lead in 2nd half…comeback in Overtime on (15-3) spurt to win critical game in Mountain West Conference…Matt Mitchell hits 2-shots in a row to start overtime…Jordan Schakel sinks a 3-pointer to give Aztecs breathing room….SDSU jumped to early lead on Trey Pulliam strong 11P-first half…Boise roared back as Derrick Alston hit 5-3’s and 7-baskets in torrid second half to tie game (58-58) with (:94) left in game….but Boise wilted in overtime…….Alson finished with (29P) but shutout in overtime….Mitchell (24P) in win….Boise sank 12-3’s…Aztecs survived 16-turnovers…SDSU (18-4)….Broncos (18-5)…Aztecs now (48-6) last two years.

SDSU-Boise State..2nd game of series will be Saturday afternoon.

USD-Portland…Toreros (3-9)…game cancelled in mid afternoon…Covid positive test on Portland team.

USD-Pepperdine…Season ending game in WCC Saturday

NCAA…Rules that if any team Opts Out of March Madness after tourney begins…it will not be replaced in 68-team field….If any team is forced to opt out after Selection Sunday before opening round…it will be replaced by a team in NCAA-rankings-not a conference appointed choice.

South Carolina..Gamecocks put on 2Y-NCAA probation for involvement in Adidas Slush Fund scandal-involving Asst Coach Lamont Evans.

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(NBA)

Clippers-L-Memphis. (122-94)…Tyus Jones scores 20-off bench in blowout Grizzlies win..Memphis 6-in double figures..shot (54%)…Kawhi Leonard held to (17P) in loss…..LA (22-11)

Clippers-at-Memphis…Friday night game
Lakers-Portland..Friday night game..Lakers (22-11)

Clippers..Appear before Judge asking that lawsuit filed by Johnny Wilkes over signing of Kawhi Leonard be thrown out of court…Documents showed Wilkes tried to portray himself as Leonard’s agent in phone call with Clippers consultant-Jerry West…Letter from Wilkes to West made demands of team for steering   Leonard to Clippers…Clippers lawyers called it a ‘shakedown’….Said West never agreed to anything because they were violations of CBA side deals clause…Leonard said Wilkes was never his agent:.
..Asked 5Y-contract as consultant
..Asked 4-courtside seat and use of Skybox
..Asked 2.5M commitment over length of contract
..Asked for 200,000 Travel fund fee
..Asked for House-Travel fee for Uncle Dennis Robertson

Minnesota…NBA suspends G-Malik Beasley-12 games without pay for arrest on using a weapon to threaten a pregnant woman, her children and husband in a rage incident.

Utah Jazz….Now (26-6)…said they are a “Team”..”Not Individual Stars” after burying Lakers on Wednesday night.

Boston..GM-Danny Ainge-critical of Celtics ‘intensity level’ as team struggles continue.

Toronto…Open trade talks with Clippers-76ers about possible deal for G-Kyle Lowry.

Miami..Interested in bringing in C-DeMarcus Cousins for physical-just released by Rockets

Sacramento..Put C-Hassan Whiteside on NBA-Covid list.

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………….(Baseball)………….

Padres…Open Cactus League schedule on Sunday against Seattle…Adrian Morejon will make first start

Padres…Tab Chris Paddack to start Monday game against Cubs.

Padres-Milwaukee…Trade rumors continue to circulate…San Diego interest in OF-Christian Yelich deal that would include Wil Myers and pitching prospect.

Padres…P-Tim Hill limited work-shoulder fatigue
Padres…P-Matt Strahm limited to soft toss on flat ground-knee issue
Padres..OF-Jurickson Profar remains in Curacao-visa issue

Padres…P-Ryan Weathes dominant in first BP session…P-Yu Darvish gave up HR to Bryan O’Grady in BP

Padres..Pitching Coach Larry Rothschild talks about staff:
..Mackenzie Gore struggled in alternate camp in summer..never got comfortable..shutdown of season and games put him in strange situation…has had good off season with mechanics.
..Blake Snell-will be cognizant of early season workload..Will get answers on his pitch count early in season..We may push the envelope on his starts in July-August…Biggest unknown-how many innings guys can go after a 60-game schedule last year.
..Yu Darvish..Having conversations with Hideo Nomo about use of the splitter…..Wants to learn splitter-needs to learn how to repeat delivery to use it…Smart knack at picking up new pitches…His pitch package remains to be seen.
..Mark Melancon…Can be a wipe out guy in 9th inning….Will give us solid performance wherever used…He understands all the intangibles of how bullpen works..We have enough good guys to figure out 6th-7th-8th innings if Melancon is closer.

Dodgers-Athletics…Cactus League opener on Sunday
Angels-Giants…Halos first Cactus League game on Sunday

Angels..Sign FA-2B-Jack Mayfield-ex Braves

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(Roster Moves)

Blue Jays..Sign FA-P-Tommy Milone-ex Orioles-Braves
Mets..Sign FA-C-Caleb Joseph-ex Orioles

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(College Baseball)

Aztecs-UCSD…Open 4-game weekend series Friday against Tritons..Single games Friday-Saturday..Doubleheader on Sunday…SDSU (2-1) on season

USD-Cal State Fullerton…Toreros open 3-game series vs Titans..Friday-Saturday-Sunday

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…………..(Football)……………..

Seattle…Agent for QB-Russell Wilson has given team list of 4-teams he would accept deals to with no trade clause in contract…Dallas-New Orleans..Raiders…Jets….Bears..”The Athletic” reported Wilson stormed out of meeting with coaching staff after they rejected his ideas how to change offense and request for input into personnel decisions…Coach Pete Carroll aghast at Wilson’s 7-turnovers in games against Buffalo-Rams.

Houston..QB-Deshaun Watson meets with incoming Head Coach-David Culley…reiterates trade demand…will not play for team…”This is about loyalty”….

Houston-Jets..Trade offer of Sam Darnold and #1-#1 for Watson
Houston-Miami..Trade offer of Tua Tagovailoa and #1-#1

JJ Watt….FA-DE reportedly has 3-contract offers…Buffalo offer may be best (3Y-45M) with first year of contract guaranteed.

Houston..WR-Will Fuller may be next to be traded…due 17M on open market as free agent.

Colts..confirm they have spoken to Pro Bowl LG-Quenton Nelson about moving to LT to replace retiring Anthony Constanzo

Green Bay…Pro Bowl C-Corey Linseley says expects to leave as free agent…No contract offer.

Dallas..Denies it will release LB-Jaylon Smith…has (7.2M) cap figure
Denver..Release DT-Jurrell Casey…had (11M) cap figure

Art Michalik…Longtime NFL referee passes away (91Y)

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(College Football)

UCLA…Signs non conference contracts to play 1AA-Alabama State and North Carolina Central in 2022-2023…First time scheduled HBUC schools.

Mike Locksley…Maryland coach joins forces with Tyrone Willingham..Nick Saban..Mike Tomlin to form ‘National Coalition for Black Minority Coaches’…to help train assistants to be head coaches.

LSU…USA Today reports Les Miles was involved in out of court settlement for sexual harassment lawsuit filed by female football intern while he was head coach….Miles now head coach at Kansas.

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……………(Hockey)……….

Gulls-Henderson Silver Knights….Gulls (7-2) in AHL action..Friday night game.

Ducks-Las Vegas..Friday night game postponed by Covid
Kings-at-Minnesota…Friday night game

Toronto…D-Rasmus Sandin-broken foot playing in AHL
Ducks..Put F-Carter Rowney on IR list
Ottawa..IR-C-Derek Stepan-shoulder
Ottawa..Release D-Filip Chlapick

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………..(General)…………..

John Geddert…longtime USA Olympic gymnastic coach indicted in Michigan on 24-counts of sexual abuse of athletes…Commits suicide hours aftrer indictments handed down….Including counts of sexual touching with female gymnasts age 13-to-16…He was close associate of jailed Olympic doctor Larry Nassar…Indictment said Geddert had knowledge of Nassar abuse of female athletes….Lied to FBI investigators….Killed himself on interstate highway rest stop mid-afternoon.

MLS Soccer…French legend Thierry Henry resigns as head coach FC-Montreal because of family health issues in France…will not return to coach this year..MLS season starts next month.

Liverpool….Goalkeeper Alisson leaves team to fly to Brazil after death of father in violent auto accident.

English Premier League…Top weekend games:
..Manchester City-vs-West Ham
..Leicester-vs-Arsenal
..Manchester United-vs-Chelsea
..Liverpool-vs-Sheffield

NASCAR…Miami 400-Sunday…Denny Hamlin-Joey Logano start upfront

PGA…World Golf Championships-Bradenton..1st round:
(-6)..Webb Simpson-7 birdies…Matt Fitzpatrick-6 birdies
(-5)..Brooks Koepka
(-4)..Jon Rahm..Patrick Reed…Sun Im leads big group
(-3)..Rory McIlroy

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