Hacksaw’s Headlines-Friday

Posted by on November 5th, 2021  •  0 Comments  • 

…(Basketball)…

Phoenix…..ESPN issues an expose condemning Suns owner Robert Sarver for continued use of racial slurs..homosexual jokes and creating a toxic work envirnonment covering the 17-years he’s owned the Phoenix franchise.¬† The NBA announced within hours of the release of the report-it would launch its own investigation…ESPN interviewed 70-current and former Suns employees, coaches-players and staff members.

Lakers…Lose G-Lebron James for 2-weeks with core muscle strain

Utah..G-Donovan Mitchell out with sprained ankle

Lakers-L-Oklahoma City (107-104)…Shai Alexander (28P) leads 4th quarter comeback…Thunder hit 15-3’s….Anthony Davis (29P) in loss…Thursday game…LA led (52-48) at halftime and into 4th quarter but faded….playing without LeBron James

Clippers-at-Minnesota..Friday game…LA goes for 2nd win in a row vs T-wolves.
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…(Football)…

Chargers-Eagles…Sunday matchup in Philadelphia…Bolts (4-3)..Eagles (3-5)
..QB-Justin Herbert will play-recovering from bruised throwing hand
..Herbert completed just 54% of passes in last 2-games-both losses
..Herbert (3TD-3Int-5 Sacks) in losses to Baltimore-New England
..Herbert has 4-scoring drives in last 21-possessions
..Chargers (7-24) on 3rd down conversions in last two games
..Eagles QB-Jalen Hurts ((2241APY-15TD) on season
..Eagles defense ranked #8….(17-sacks-8 takeaways)

(Schedule)

Patriots-Carolina..New England won 4-of-5
Bengals-Browns..Cleveland pass rush-vs-Joe Burrow-JaMarr Chase big plays
Bills-Jaguars..Jacksonville lost 21-of-22 games
Raiders-Giants..Derek Carr without big play WR-Henry Rugg
Ravens-Vikings..Lamar Jackson-vs-Kirk Cousins..Ravens come off bye week
Cowboys-Broncos..Dak Prescott will play with calf issue
Miami-Houston..Teams combined (2-14)..could be playing for #1 pick
Saints-Falcons..New Orleans plays without QB-Jameis Winston
Chiefs-Packers..Green Bay without QB-Aaron Rodgers-on covid list
Arizona-San Francisco..Matchup 2-battered teams
Rams-Titans..LA (7-1)..Tennessee first game without Derrick Henry
Steelers-Bears..Rookie QB-Justin Fields must deal with Steelers blitz
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(Scoreboard)

Colts-W-Jets (45-30)….QB-Carson Wentz (272P-3TD)…RB-Jon Taylor (171R-2TD)…Colts (260R) in win….Backup QB-Josh Johnson (317P-3TD-Int) in loss….Jets lose QB-Mike White with forearm and back injury early in game
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(NFL Notes)

NFL..Launches investigation into Covid Protocol violations by Packers and QB-Aaron Rodgers.

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(Roster Moves)

Browns..WR-Odell Beckham asks for release from team.
Rams..Wr-DeSean Jackson clears waivers-becomes free agent
Houston..Sign FA-LB-Eric Wilson-ex Eagles
Vikings..Sign FA-DE-Jonah Williams-ex Rams
Bears..Activate RB-David Montgomery from IR list
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(College Football)

Aztecs-at-Hawaii…QB-Lucas Johnson remains the starter…SDSU faces Warriors team that is unbeaten this year in Honolulu..Aztecs (7-1)

USD-Morehead State…Final home game for Torerors who have won 5-games in a row

UCLA…Off weekend
USC-at-Arizona State..Trojans big play passing game vs Devils turnover prone offense
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(Pac 12)

Oregon-at-Washington..Ducks QB-Anthony Brown red-hot
Oregon State-at-Colorado..Beavers come off stunning loss
Cal-at-Arizona..Wildcats (0-8) on season
Utah-at-Stanford..2-struggling defensive teams
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(Mountain West)

Air Force-Army..battle for Commanders Cup
Colorado State-Wyoming..Renewal Border War
Utah State-New Mexico State
Boise-Fresno..Matchup QBs Jake Haener-Hank Bachemeir
UNLV-New Mexico..Rebels (0-8) this year
San Jose-Nevada..Spartans defense-vs-Carson Strong
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(Top Ranked Teams)

1-Georgia-Missouri
2-Cincinnati-Tulsa
3-Alabama-LSU
4-Oklahoma..Bye
5-Michigan State-Purdue
6-Ohio State-Nebraska
7-Oregon-Washington
8-Notre Dame-Navy
9-Michigan-Indiana
10-Wake Forest-North Carolina
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(College Notes)

Akron..Fires Coach Tom Arth (3-24) with Zips

UCLA..Alums up in arms report coach Chip Kelly has (70,000) in bonuses this year if team gets to 6-7-8-wins…Kelly has base salary (5.6M) and is just )(15-25) at UCLA

California…Facing Covid outbreak despite 99% players vaccinated

College Football Playoff…Committee postpone vote till December 1st on expansion from 4-teams to 8 or 12 teams…’No consensus yet’ on format change.
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…(Baseball)…

Dodgers..Suspeneded P-Trevor Bauer picks up option for 2nd year of contract-will be paid (32M) if he is still on roster …Collected 48M this year despite making just 14-starts after being removed from team during sexual assault probe.

Giants..C-Buster Posey retires after brilliant career..walks away from 22M-contract
Houston..P-Zach Greinke will enter free agency
Cardinals..Do not pick up option 2B-Matt Carpenter-hit (.176)..was due 18M
Cardinals..Decline option P-Carlos Martinez (17M)..had (6.95-ERA_
Rockies..Decline option 1B-Ian Desmond..sat out last two years
Reds..OF-Nick Castellanos opts out deal-hit (.309-3HR)
Arizona..Release OF-Kole Calhoun..hit (.235)
Yankees..OF-Brett Gardner opts out of contract.
Arizona..Release P-Ty Clippard
Mets..OF-Kevin Pillar opts out of contract
A’s..P-Andrew Chafin opts out of deal
Atlanta..OF-Adam Duvall opts out after 38HR season
Milwaukee..OF-Avisail Garcia opts out after 29-HR season
A’s..decline option on P-Jake Diekman

Houston..Picks up 8M-option 1B-Yuli Gurriel
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…(Hockey)…

Buffalo-Las Vegas…Blockbuster TRADE…Sabres deal C-Jack Eichel and #3 pick to Golden Knights for #1-2 picks plus F-Peyton Krebs and F-Alex Tulch.

Kings..Callup F-Alex Turcotte-Vlad Tkachev from AHL-Ontario

NY Islanders-Buffalo…TRADE…NY deals D-Johnny Boychuk to Sabres for draft pick

Devils..Call up #1 pick-Alex Holts from AHL
Arizona..Sign FA-G-Scott Wedgewood-ex Devils

Penguins..coach Mike Sullivan-sidelined with Covid
Chicago..F-Tyler Johnson placed on Covid list

 

Ducks-Arizona..Friday game..anaheim (4-4-3)..Coyotes (*0-9-2)
Kings-Devils…LA (4-5-1) on season.

Gulls-Bakersfield..Friday home game..San Diego (1-4)
Gulls-Colorado Eagles..Host another home game-Saturday
Gulls..Sign FA-F-Sean Josling-was with Wheeling-ECHL
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…(General)…

Breeders Cup Classic..Saturday evening-final race of big weekend..features Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spiit..Essential Quality…Knicks Go…Hot Rod Charley in star studded field.

NASCAR…Phoenix 400…Kyle Larson goes for 10th win of season-Sunday
Formula 1..Max Verstappen-Lewis Hamilton head field for Mexican Grand Prix

Soccer-English Premier League…top weekend games:
..Manchester City (6-2-2)-vs-Manchester United (5-3-2)
..Liverpool (6-0-4)-vs-West Ham
..Chelsea (8-1)-vs-Burnley

MLS..Houston Dynamo fire coach Tab Ramos (6-16-12) record

Team USA..F-Christian Pulisic-cleared to train heading towards next week’s World Cup qualifying games against Mexico and Jamaica
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