Hacksaw’s Headlines-Friday

Posted by on September 8th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

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NFL…Season opening weekend

Patriots-L-Chiefs (42-27)…Kansas City piles up (542Y) offense…QB-Alex Smith (28-35) 368Y-4TD….Smith threw TD passes of 75-78Y in win…Rookie RB-Kareem Hunt (148Y-rushing-98Y-receiving) 246APY…WR-Tyreek Hill (7R-133Y)…KC defense had 2-4th down stops…Tom Brady (16-36) 267-3 QB-sacks in loss…..Pats lost LB-Donta Hightower-knee..Danny Amendola-concussion…Chiefs-Tyreek Hill-thigh..S-Eric Berry-heel…CB-Marcus Peters-calf…

(Schedule)

Chargers-Denver…Monday Night Opener…Chargers just (17-40) in games played in Denver….have lost 3-in row….Philip Rivers (6-5) vs Broncos on road….Denver is (16-1) in home openers since 2000.

Chargers….Unveil new OL with 3-new starters…Matt Slauson only returnee-moving to guard…Joe Barksdale-RT-only returning starter at regular position….WR-Keenan Allen returns after major injury last year…Philip Rivers runs loaded offense with Melvin Gordon…3-veteran receivers-2 TEs….New 4-3 defense under Gus Bradley-with Melvin Ingram moving to DE paired with Joey Bosa….Tre Boston takes over at safety with 3-returning veterans in secondary…….LB corps gets Jerry Attaochu back from injury but without Denzel Perryman and lost Mantei Te’o to free agency.

Broncos…Rebuilt offensive line….add Jamal Charles to CJ Anderson-Devonte Booker in RB-group….Mike McCoy returns as offensive coordinator to work with young QB-Trevor Siemian….Rookie Garrett Boles will start at LT-vs Bosa….Ex-Cowboy Ron Leary-ex Raiders Menelik Watson will start at RG-RT in retooled offensive front…Defense revolves around pass rush of LBs Von Miller-Brandon Marshall…Secondary anchored by Aqib Talib-Chris Harris-Darian Stewart…Dom Peko-ex Bengals-Jared Crick-ex Houston start in new defensive front.

Jets-Bills..Sean McDermott takes over as Bills head coach…Jets starting Josh McCown-QB..Buffalo strong defense..with Tyrod Taylor-LeSean McCoy heading offense.

Falcons-Bears..Super Bowl team lines up against new Bears QB-Mike Glennon.

Ravens-Bengals..Joe Flacco coming off back injury-starts for Baltimore..Cincinnati has to rebuild offensive line infront of Andy Dalton…LB-Vontaz Burfect suspended

Steelers-Browns…Pittsburgh at full strength on offense…TJ Watt starts at LB….Notre Dame rookie DeShone Kizer starts for Browns at QB

Arizona-Detroit..Cardinals firepower offense with Carson Palmer-Larry Fitzgerald..but defense without DT-Calais Campbell…Lions led by Matt Stafford.

Houston-Jacksonville..Tom Savage starts at QB for Texans over Deshaun Watson…Blake Bortels starts for Jaguars…Debut of Tom Coughlin-Doug Marrone leadership in Jacksonville.

Raiders-Titans…Marshawn Lynch to run ball for Oakland…Tennessee loaded on offense with WRs-RBs and return to health of QB-Marcus Mariota.

Eagles-Redskins…Kirk Cousins against strong Philly defense….Carson Wentz with improved group of skill players around him.

Colts-Rams…LA without Aaron Donald-DT-holdout continues..Colts start Scott Tolzein at QB-Andrew Luck not ready to practice or play coming off shoulder surgery..Wade Phillips debuts 3-4 defense…Jared Goff starts at QB under new coach Sean McVay.

Seattle-Green Bay…Russell Wilson-vs-Aaron Rodgers…Seahawks defense finally healthy after 2-years of injuries.

Carolina-49ers..Cam Newton starts coming off rotator cuff surgery…Christian McCaffrey debuts at running…New era for Niners-head coach Kyle Shanahan….QB-Brian Hoyer starts.

Giants-Cowboys…RB-Ezekiel Elliott starts before suspension takes effect…Cowboys thin on defense with suspensions-injuries-defections..Eli Manning gets boost in passing game with Odell Beckham-Brandon Marshall tandem.

Saints-Vikings…Adrian Peterson faces his old Minnesota team…Dalvin Cook debuts for Vikings in place of AP….Sam Bradford goes against poor New Orleans defense.

Miami-Tampa Bay…postponed by Hurricane Irma.

(Injuries)

Chargers..WR-Mike Williams catching balls from jugs machine-not run pass routes yet..not yet practicing with team.
Raiders..LB-Khalil Mack missed practice-knee swelling
Bills..RB-LeSean McCoy-missed practice-virus infection.
Bengals..1st round pick WR-John Ross returned to practice-had knee injury
Packers..OT-Bryan Bulaga practices-coming off knee injury
Patriots..Put WR-Malcom Mitchell on IR-knee injury
Jets..CB-Rontez Miles-out with eye socket surgery

(Roster Moves)

Raiders..Rework contract K-Sebastian Janikowski-takes 1M paycut to remain with team.
Jets..Sign FA-WR-Jeremy Kerley-ex 49ers
Bears..Release DE-Lamarr Houston-knee injury
Browns..Release S-Calvin Pryor after fight with teammate before practice
Chiefs..Release RB-CJ Spiller
Atlanta..Sign FA-QB-Trevor Knight-Oklahoma

(NFL)

Chargers..Raise 60,000-lbs of donated canned goods for Houston..Spanos family donate 500,000-cash to Red Cross flood relief.

Seattle…Las Vegas police send letter to NFL saying police had every right to handcuff DE-Michael Bennett…deny racial profiling…say he was running from police when they heard gunfire-refused to cooperate…then was restrained by force.

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(College Football)

Aztecs-Arizona State…SDSU defense faces spread formation…Sun Devils QB-Manny Wilkens threw for 300-last year…but ASU defense gave up (589Y) to lowly New Mexico State….Aztecs expected to run ball with Rashaad Penny-Juwaan Washington to keep Wilkens off the field….SDSU (0-10-1) vs ASU in series.

USD-UC Davis…Toreros face tough road game…Aggies led by former Boise State coach Dan Hawkins…USD (1-0) on season.

USC-Stanford…PAC-12 opener…Cardinal led by QB-Keller Chryst and RB-Bryce Love…Trojans QB-Sam Darnold…RB-Ron Jones coming off strong outing in win over Western Michigan.

UCLA-Hawaii…Josh Rosen coming off wild 491-yard passing performance…Hawaii paced by QB-Dru Brown and coach Nick Rolovich spread formation.

(Schedule)-Top Games

1-Alabama-vs-Fresno State
2-Ohio State-vs-5-Oklahoma
3-Clemson-vs-13-kAuburn
4-Penn State-vs-Pitt
7-Washington-vs-Montana
8-Michigan-vs-Cincinnati
9-Wisconsin-vs-Florida Atlantic
10-Florida-vs-Louisiana Monroe

15-Georgia-vs-24-Notre Dame
17-Louisville-vs-North Carolina
20-Washington State-vs-Boise State
23-TCU-vs-Arkansas

Penn State…Athletic Director Tim Curley-VP-Gary Schultz begin serving 4-month prison sentence for ‘child endangerment’ conviction in Jerry Sandusky sex scandal case.

Notre Dame..Former Irish LB-Doug Randolph files lawsuit against Coach Brian Kelly and school trainers…withheld medical information on spinal stenosis exam…allowed him to play despite 3-neck injuries…led to permanent nerve damage in neck…Stenosis found by independent physician.

Hurricane Irma…..Florida-Florida State-moves games to early afternoon….Miami cancels its game with Arkansas State….Florida International moves its game with Alcorn State to Birmingham-Coach Butch Davis debut…Floridan Atlantic-led by coach Lane Kiffin-plays at Wisconsin.

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…………(Baseball)……………

Padres-W-Cardinals (3-0)…Stop 3-game losing streak…Clayton Richard (5inn-0R)…Wil Myers 2R-HR.

Padres-Arizona…San Diego opens road trip at Arizona…Jordan Lyles (0-2)-vs-Pat Corbin (13-11).

Padres..P-Kevin Quackenbush clears waivers-assigned to El Paso for playoffs.

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Dodgers-L-Colorado (7-1)…Clayton Kershaw knocked out in 4th inning of start…Nolan Arenado 3R-HR….Dodgers have now lost 12-of-13-games…lead over Arizona-which was 21-games..now down to 10-games.

LA-Rockies..Friday matchup-Yu Darvish (2-2)-vs-German Marquez (10-6).

Dodgers..DFA- P-Fabio Castillo

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Angels-off day on Thursday

Halos-Seattle..Friday matchup-Ricky Nolasco (6-12)-vs-Mike Leake (0-1)

Angels..DH-Albert Pujols out of lineup with knee swelling.

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(Scoreboard)

Yankees-W-Orioles..Chase Headley 2R-HR..Aaron Judge 2R-HR…Yankees hit 4-homers…NY 3-and-half back of Boston in AL-East

Washington-W-Phillies..Trea Turner 2R-single..Nats (85-54)

Cubs-W-Pirates…Anthony Rizzo 2RBI

Reds-L-Mets…Brandon Nimmo HR-2R-HR

Marlins-L-Braves..Kurt Suzuki RBI single in 9th.

Indians-W-Whtie Sox..Edwin Encarnarcio 3R-HR…Indians hit 5-HRs..Tribe has now won 15-games in a row..all time club record

Twins-W-Royals..Jorge Polanco 2R-HR

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(Roster Moves)

Mets..Callup P-Robert Gsellman from rehab stint
Nationals..Callup OF-Victor Robles-hit (.300) in minors-top prospect

(Injuries)

Royals..Exam-3B-Mike Moustakas-knee
Houston..Activate P-Lance McCullers from DL
Orioles..Activate SS-JJ Hardy from DL
Mets..SS-Wilmer Flores gone for year-broken nose surgery

(MLB)

Yankees..Longtime GM-Gene Michael passes away (79Y) heart attack..Rebuild Yankees in Steinbrenner era…Drafted Mariano Rivera…Derek Jeter..Jorge Posada..Andy Pettite.

Giants..Bench Pablo Sandoval in (0-38) slump.

WFAN Radio….Morning co-host Craig Carton arrested for running a Ponzi Scheme that defrauded investors of 5.6M….faces 20Y in prison and 5M-fine….had huge gambling debts.

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…………….(Basketball)…….

Dennis Rodman….Says President Trump needs to meet with North Korean President Kim Jong Ung….Rodman has visited North Korea twice.

Atlanta..F-Ryan Kelly signs to play in Spain.

Atlanta..Sign FA-F-Tyler Cavanaugh (18PPG) in NBA D-League

Indians..Sign FA-F-DeQuon Jones-ex-Orlando Magic

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…………(Hockey)…………….

LA Kings..Open 4-day rookie camp..Top young players invited..
..Boko Imama-F..scored 41-goals Saint John in QMJHL
..Keegan Iverson-F…scored 26-goals Portland in WCHL
..Alex Iafallo-F..scored 21G-Minnesota Duluth
..Matt Luff-F..scored 25G-Hamilton-OHL
..Jaret Dolan-F..scored 39G-Spokane-WCHL
..Austin Wagner..F-scored 30G-Regina-WCHL
..Stephan Falkowsky-6’7-D-Belarus
..Cal Peterson-G-Notre Dame (2.22-GAA) 6-shutouts
..Kris Joyce-G-UWindsore..(2.88GAA) college hockey
..Matt Villata-G-Sault Ste Marine (2.19-GAA) in OHL

..Gabe Villardi…F-#1 pick-will not skate-recovering from knee surgery.

NHL..Names ex-Montreal forward George Parros as Head of Department of Player Safety…will handle player discipline incidents.

Ottawa..Decide to remove 1,500-seats from Canadian Tire Center Arena…Attendance has dropped from 18,084-to-16,774.

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……………(General)……………

US Open…
..Men’s Semis..Rafael Nadal-vs-Miguel DelPotro…Kevin Anderson-vs-Pablo Carreno
..Women’s Semi..Venus Williams-upset by Sloane Stephens-who wins final 3-games to come from behind 6-1, 0-6,7-5…….Coco Vanderweigh loses in straight sets to Madison Keyes.

LPGA…Michele Wie leaves Ladies Tour with appendectomy surgery.

PGA..Off weekend for tour..BMW Championships next week.

NASCAR..Richmond 400..final race before Chase for Championships…Clint Bowyer-Eric Jones-Joey Logano all in danger of missing the cut.

NASCAR…4-crew chiefs suspended for 2-races each for violations of rules at Bristol 500.

Indy Car…Off weekend-final race next weekend.

Formula 1..Off weekend..head to Singapore Grand Prix next weekend.

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