Hacksaw’s Headlines-Friday

Posted by on January 6th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

………..(Football)……………..

Chargers….Spend 4-hours meeting with former Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith…first interview they have conducted to replace Mike McCoy….

Chargers entourage in Providence, Rhode Island to meet with Sean McDermott-today-defensive coordinator with Carolina…

Chargers will interview Matt Patricia of Patriots in Foxboro on Saturday….

Chargers interview on Sunday with Kansas City special teams coach Dave Toub.

Chargers…receive permission to interview Anthony Lynn-Bills interim coach early next week….Also scheduled to talk to Miami’s Vance Joseph and Teryl Austin-Detroit early next week after their first playoff games are done.

(Coaching)

Washington..Fire Def Coordinator Joe Barry, DB-coach Perry Fewell..DL-coach Robb Akey in shakeup of Jay Gruden staff.

Saints..Fire 5-assistants including Asst Head Coach Joe Vitt..DL-coach Bill Johnson…Special Teams coach Greg McMahon..LB-coach James Willis.

49ers..Interview Sean McDermott-Carolina yesterday
49ers..Interview Eliot Wolf-Packers for vacant GM job
49ers..Get permission to talk to Trent Kirshner-Seahawks..Brandon Beane-Carolina for front office jobs.

Rams..will interview Anthony Lynn-Buffalo on Sunday.

Eagles..Deny Jets permission to interview John DiFilippo for Off Coor job

(Roster Moves)

Cowboys..NFL hands down additional 1Y-suspension to DE-Randy Gregory for repeated violations of drug program…had just come off 14G suspension this past season.

Arizona..Sign FA-WR-Aaron Dobson-ex-Patriots
Bengals..LB-AJ Hawk announces retirement after 11-year career

(Wildcard Weekend)

Raiders-at-Houston..Rookie Connor Cook-Michigan State starts at QB with Derek Carr-Matt McGloin injured….Raiders also may be without LT-Donald Penn-out with knee issues all week in practice…S-Karl Joseph and DT-Stacy McGee cleared to practice and play….Texans will start QB-Brock Osweiler (17Int-27-QBsacks) benched two weeks ago because of interception problems.

Miami-at-Pittsburgh…Backup QB-Matt Moore will start…Moore (8TD-3Int-105R) since taking over….Starting QB-Ryan Tannehill not cleared to practice nor play-recovering from knee injury..Dolphins RB-Jay Ajahyi banged up also…Steelers rested Ben Roethlisberger-Antonio Brown-Le’Veon Bell last weekend…Roethlisberger (29TD-13Int)…Miami will have to play in 19-degree weather on Sunday-but no snow.

Giants-at-Green Bay….Packers screaming into the playoffs…have ripped off 6-wins in a row…Aaron Rodgers (16TD-0Int) in hot spell…Rodgers (40TD-7Int) this season…Eli Manning (26TD-16Int) and Giants passing attack will have to play in 7-degree weather with windchill (-5) on weekend.

Detroit-at-Seattle…Lions out to break losing streak…QB-Matthew Stafford (3TD-5Int) since suffering index finger injury 4-weeks ago…Has 24TDs-but 37-QB sacks this year…Seahawks Russell Wilson taken 41-QB sacks-thrown 21-TDs behind poor offensive line

(College Football)

Clemson-Alabama…Monday Night Championship game…Crimson Tide downplaying defection of Off Coor-Lane Kiffin-leaving early for head coaching job at Florida Atlantic

Minnesota..Interviewing PJ Fleck-Western Michigan..Craig Bohl-Wyoming…Les Miles-LSU…Mark Helfrich-Oregon for vacant Golden Gophers job.

Penn State..DT-Garrett Sickle..W-Chris Godwin-apply for NFL draft.

Oklahoma..Controversial RB-Joe Mixon applies for draft-24 hours after the Sooners other RB-Sammy Perine filed for draft.

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……………..(Basketball)……………….

Aztecs….head to Boise State for Saturday night game…SDSU now (8-6) after another road loss-at Nevada Reno.

USD-L-Pacific (56-52)..Toreros horrible shooting nite (30%)…went (4-25) from 3-point line…Tigers TJ Wallace (16P-5R) in UOP win..Pacific coached by longtime NBA-guard Damon Stoudemire.

UCLA-W-California (81-71)…Bryce Alford (24P)…TJ Leaf (18P)…Bruins go to (15-1) on season…

USC-W-Stanford….Trojans build 15P lead early…USC now (15-1)

Gonzaga-W-USF…Bulldogs now (15-0) with easy win over Dons.

(NBA)

Lakers-L-Portland (118-109)…Lakers blew 14P-lead they had late in 2nd quarter…LA goes 10-possessions without basket in 4th quarter…0-baskets in (5:08) span…Portland scored 63P in 2nd half….Lakers now lost 16-of-19…Trailblazers score LA drops to (13-26) on season.

Lakers-Miami…Friday night matchup..Lakers (13-25)..Heat (13-25).
Clippers-at-Sacramento…LA lost 6-of-8…Kings (15-20) on season.

Cavaliers-Chicago..Discussing possible trade for G-Rajon Rondo…signed (2Y-27M) deal with Bulls in off season-been benched…Cavs with injury problems in back-court.

Miami..C-Chris Bosh-failed physical with Heat in camp-says he expects be waived in February..then become free agent…his 75M contract owed money will be off Heat books…6-clubs were interested in Bosh last summer…has battled blood clot problems two years in a row.

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……………(Baseball)……………….

Tyson Ross…ex-Padres pitcher talking to both Cubs-Texas about 1Y-free agent contract coming off shoulder surgery.

Blue Jays..Sign FA-P-Gavin Floyd-ex White Sox.
Phillies..Sign FA-P-Cesar Ramos-ex Rangers
Twins..Sign FA-P-Jim Miller-ex Yankees

Jimmy Paredes..ex Phillies 2B-signs with Lotte Marines-Japan

Giants..Daryl Spencer-legendary 1950s-60s-Giants-Cardinals shortstop passes away…Spent 11Y in majors…Then 7-in Japan.

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…………(Hockey)…………..

Columbus-L-Washington….Capitals snap Blue Jackets 16G-winning streak with (6-0) home ice win.

Ducks..Sign G-Dustin Tokarski to 1-year contract extension.

Gulls-vs-San Antonio Rampage…Gulls open Friday-Saturday home-ice weekend series in AHL play.

LA Kings-L-Detroit…Thomas Vanek scores 2G in 1st period to back rookie goalie Jared Coreau in Wings win.

Ducks-vs-Arizona…Friday night matchup..Coyotes (11-22-5) record.

LA Kings-vs-Minnesota..Saturday night..Wild a suprising (23-9-4).

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……………………(General)……………….

PGA Tour…Kaapalua Open-Hawaii…Tournament of Champions…Jimmy Walker (-8-65) takes first round lead…
(67) Jim Herman…(68)..Jason Duffner..(69) Pat Perez…
(70)..Jason Day…(71) Charley Hoffman…(72) Jordan Spieth

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