Hacksaw’s Headlines-Friday

Posted by on January 7th, 2022  •  0 Comments  • 

…(NFL Football)…

Chargers-Raiders…Sunday showdown-winner gets wildcard slot…Both teams (9-7)
..QB-Justin Herbert (4,932APY-38TD)..has 99-QB Rating
..QB-Derek Carr (4,618Y-26TD)..98-Ratings
..WRs-Keenan Allen-Mike Williams (167R) combined..14TD
..RB-Austin Ekeler (1,459APY)
..RB-Josh Jacobs (1,076APY)
..WR-Hunter Renfrow (99R)..TE-Darren Waller (53R)..WR-Zay Jones (42R)
..KR-Andre Roberts (33YPK)  kickoff returns
..PR-Hunter Renfrow (11YPR) returns punts
..K-Dustin Hopkins (17-for-18) field goals
..K-Daniel Carlson (35-for-38) field goals
..Chargers (387YPG) offense…47%-3rd down conversion rate..44TD in Red Zone
..Raiders (364YPG) offense..36%-3rd down conversion rate..28TD in Red Zone
..Chargers (361YPG) defense..49%-3rd down conversion rate..
..Raiders (330YPG) defense..41%-3rd down conversion rate

Raiders..Announce family of late Coach John Madden will ignite the Al Davis Torch at Allegiant Stadium before Sunday Night game.

(Schedule)..Saturday
Cowboys-Eagles..QB-Dak Prescott (32TD)
Chiefs-Denver..Patrick Mahomes (35TD-98QBR).WR-Tyreek Hill (110R)… Drew Lock starts for Broncos

(Schedule)..Sunday
Steelers-Ravens..Ben Roethlisberger-vs-Tyler Huntley
Patriots-Miami..Pats win gives them division
Bills-Jets..QB-Josh Allen (34TD)
Rams-49ers..Matthew Stafford (4,648P-38TD)..TE-Cooper Kupp (138R)..Trey Lance-start for SF
Seattle-Arizona..Cardinals (1 -3)
Bears-Vikings..Kirk Cousins to start at QB
Bengals-Browns..Joe Burrow-Joe Mixon to sit out game..Ja’Marr Chase (18YPC)
Packers-Detroit..Aaron Rodgers (35TD-111 Rating)..WR-Davante Adams (117R)
Colts-Jacksonville..RB-Jon Taylor (2,076APY)
Titans-Houston..RB-Derek Henry may play
Washington-Giants..Teams combined (10-22)
Tampa Bay-Carolina..Tom Brady (4,990Y-40TD)
Saints-Falcons..Taysom Hill starts at QB
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(NFL Notes)

Tampa Bay..Releases WR-Antonio Brown crossfire of controversy
..Bucs say agent for Brown asked for 2M-in bonuses be guaranteed a week ago-denied
..Bucs say Brown threw tantrum in locker room at half time-lack of targets
..Bucs say doctors cleared Brown to play with ankle issue
..Bucs..say Brown failed to show up for medical exam with independent doctor
..Bucs..Bruce Arians said Brown twice refused to go back into game on Sunday
..Brown says Bruce Arians forced him to play hurt in first half
..Brown asked TB12-Tom Brady’s conditioning firm to give him 50,000 discount treatments

Cleveland..Plain Dealer says Baker Mayfield may ask team to trade him

Washington…Former RB-Clinton Portis sentenced to 6-months in prison for defrauding NFL Union Medical plan of 298,000 with bogus medical equipment purchases…1-of-10 former players indicted found guilty of medical fraud against their own union.

Raiders..say Family of the late John Madden will ignite the ‘Al Davis Flame’ in pregame ceremony before Sunday Night Game

USFL..Spring league names Mike Riley-Todd Haley-Kevin Sumlin as head coaches for debut of season.
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(Roster Moves)

Colts..Workout FA-CB-Prince Amukamara-ex Giants-Lions
Bucs..Release WR-Antonio Brown
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(Injury-Illness)

Arizona..Activate OT-DJ Humphries from Covid list
Arizona..TE-Maxx Williams on Covid list
Ravens..TE-Nick Boyle on Covid list
Carolina..IR-LT-Cam Erving-shoulder
Carolina..CB-Stephon Gilmour-Covid
Browns..RB-DeErnest Johnson-Covid
Dallas..B-Trevon Diggs..CB-Anthony Brown..OT-Tyron Smith on Covid list
Broncos..Activate WR-Jerry Jeudy-CB-Bryce Callahan from Covid list
Broncos..CB-Patrick Sertain-CB-Kareem Jackson go on IR list
Packers.Activate CB-Darnell Savage from Covid list
Packers..OG-Billy Turner on Covid list
Colts..S-Andrew Sendejo on Covid list
Jaguars..TE-Jake Hollister activated from Covid
Vikings..TE-Chris Herndon..S-Harrisopn Hand on Covid list
Saints..Activate OT-Ryan Ramczyk..WR-Kevin White from Covid list
Giants..Activate DE-Dexter Lawrence..DT-Danny Shelton from list
Raiders..Activate TE-Darren Waller..DE-Carl Nassib from Covid list
49ers..Activate WR-Mo Sanu from Covid
49ers..DE-DeForrest Buckner-ailing knee
Washington..Activate OG-Ereck Flowers..RB-Antonio Gibson from Covid
Atlanta..Activate TE-Hayden Hurst
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(College Football)

Michigan..CB-Dax Hill files for NFL-draft-5th defensive starter to announce leaving school
LSU..S-Derek Stingley files for NFL draft.
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…(Basketball)…

Clippers-Phoenix…Suns led (79-74) in 4th quarter of .Thursday game at Press Time……Clippers (19-19) on year

Lakers-Atlanta…Friday matchup…LA (20-19)

Lakers..Report LA is shopping C-DeAndre Jordan-G-Kent Bazemore to open up salary cap space

Milwaukee..Release C-DeMarcus Cousins
Houston..Sign FA-F-Gerald Green
Suns..Sign C-Bismack Biyombo for rest of season (13P-6R) ex Miami
Lakers..Sign F-Stanley Johnson to extension (6P-2R) a game
Spurs..Sign FA-F-Tyler Johnson

Aztecs-Colorado State..Saturday-Mountain West Conference game
..SDSU (9-3)..Rams (11-0) ranked 20th in nation
..Aztecs G-Trent Pulliam..Lamont Butler will both play-coming off illness-injuries

SDSU-Coach Brian Dutcher comments:
..Excited to play-get all of our players on the floor
..Don’t know what kind of team I really have
..Having 2-days to practice not unusual..Not having time to game plan is unusual
..Assistant coaches would have 2-weeks to formulate game plan
..We have to disect alot of information in short span-give players limited scouting report
..I watched 3-full CSU game tapes on Wednesday…another tape 2am-Thursday..2-more at nite
..NCAA protocols-teams get players back in 5-days..California maintains 10-day isolation
..Offense-would like to find some double-doubles from my big men
..Not daily testing..do contact tracing as needed
..So many games canceled-yes I would talk to UCLA but where do we put them in schedule
..Schedule so condensed-how do we find space..SDSU-USU lost 2-home games already
..You don’t know what pieces you have daily on your roster
..Have to learn to cope with someone missing on roster
..Turned in roster of 13-to-MWC..Will play as long as we have 7-players active
..Find a way to compete-not make excuses
..We are good enough to win these games even if we have 4-players out
..CBS picked our nationwide game because they know the Aztecs brand over last 10-years
..MWC wants 1-2 so SDSU plays Colorado State on nationwide TV
..Key for us-don’t drop home game to team we have to beat in standings
..See if we can steal one on the road
..CSU star David Roddy-can score from 3-positions..alot like Matt Mitchell last year
..Roddy can shoot-pass-post-rebound..Must make him work
..Rams are gifted on offense…team been connected for 3-years as starters
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…(Baseball)…

Reds..Sign FA-P-Ben Lively-ex Royals-Phillies

Angels..Hire Ray Montgomery-Bench Coach-ex Brewers-Arizona Scouting Director

Reds..Hire Juan Samuel as minor league hitting coach-ex Phillies

Mets..Former Interim GM-Zach Scott found innocent of DUI in court case..Mets fired him mid season after arrest.

NY Times…Purchases ‘The Athletic’ website for 550M dollars…’Athletic’ has 1.2M subscribrers-had  never made money in 3-years.
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…(Hockey)…

San Diego Gulls-Stockton…Friday night game at Pechanga Arena…Gulls have had 6-games canceled by Covid…Have not played in 3-weeks..Gulls in last place (9-12-1) this season…

Gulls..Coach Joel Bouchard Press Conference:
..Taking this 1-day at a time..it has been chaotic
..As AHL head coach-you are used to changes
..AHL coaches learn to adjust-roster moves-changeds
..Not many full practice sessions
..Yes we have struggled-last three games not up to par
..Tell players-we have failed now we learn to adjust
..We were climbing with alot movement
..Goal is to make AHL player an NHL player..tell them what have to do to get to next level
..I have to ramp these players up to get them ready
..Give them tools to us to face NHL players
..Told players ‘be in the moment-deal with today only…there is no gray zone..come to work
..Practice-can’t created game energy..but we can create a (:40) shift that is like a game-speed-physicality-offense to defense to offense sequence.

Ducks-Detroit…Canceled Thursday game..Covid issues in Anaheim

Kings-Nashville…Predators scored 2-power play goals early…Led (3-0) at Press Time in 2nd period…Thursday game…Kings (16-12-5)

Ducks-New York Rangers..Scheduled for Saturday
Kings-Detroit..Saturday game

Arizona..Sign FA- Riley Nash-ex Tampa Bay
Toronto..Put LW-Nick Ritchie on waivers..had 1-goal in 20-games
Tampa Bay..Activate Nikita Kucherov-F-been out 32-games with shoulder woes
Vancouver..F-Alex Chaisson-6th player this week on Covid list
Seattle..Lose F-Jaden Schwartz-6-weeks-hand injury
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…(General)…

Australian Open…Novak Djokovic remains in Hotel Quarantine in Austrlia…Australian Border Force orders him to leave country-unvaccinated…refused to give him waiver to play…State of Victoria issues pass..Country medial officials deny that waiver.

Soccer..Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola-Covid issue
Arsenal..Pierre Aubameyang in isolation..tested positive while in Africa

English Premier League…off weekend for FA-Cup games in England.
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