Hacksaw’s Headlines-Friday

Posted by on October 13th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

……..(Baseball)……..

Yankees-Houston….Game 1-ALCS-at Minute Maid Park….Dallas Keuchel-vs-Masahiro Tanaka….Game matches Aaron Judge and Yankees power hitters vs George Springer and long ball hitting Astros batting order….Tanaka (6.48-RA) on road this year…Keuchel has (1.24-ERA) in career vs New York.

Dodgers….Game 1-NLCS on Saturday in Los Angeles…Clayton Kershaw will start opening game of series…rest of rotation to be announced on Saturday….Cubs wafer thin pithing staff will have just 1-day rest before series starts.

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(Scoreboard)

Cubs-W-Nationals (9-8)…Chicago wins NLDS in wild see-saw game…Reliever Wade Davis throws 3-innings and 45 pitches out of bullpen….Pitching staff running on fumes…Davis gets 7-outs…Criitical play was C-Will Contreras picking off base runner at first to snuff out Nats rally in 8th inning…Nationals lost 4-1 lead…Max Scherzer-out of bullpen-imploded in bad inning allowing Cubs take lead-throwing error-passed vall-catche’s interference-hits batsman led to rally….Cubs had 8-4 lead-but Michael Taylor hit 3R-HR-added RBI single to bring Nationals back into the game……Two teams combined to use 14-pitchers in game….Nationals fail to win a playoff series 4th time in a row..

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(MLB)

MLB…Commissioner Rob Manfred stunned…trying to implement Pace of Play rules….regular season games were at (3:05) in length….Postseason games now at (3:41) long.

Boston…Red Sox will interview ex-Twins manager Ron Gardenhire as replacement for John Farrell….spent 13-years in Minnesota…worked for Diamondbacks this year as coach.

(Roster Moves)

Rockies..Closer Greg Holland opting out of 15M contract for next yer….will test free agency….had 41-saves but faltered badly second half of season (8.47-ERA) final months of season.

Chiba Lotte Marines….Top veteran pitcher in Japan…Hideaki Wakiu-filing for free agency-wants to pitch in MLB….34Y-career (3.45-ERA).

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……(Football)………

Chargers-Raiders…..Bolts are (1-4)…Raiders lost 3-in a row (2-3)….Raiders QB-Derek Carr-out with transverse fracture of back practiced all week-cleared to start…. Raiders have to play Chargers-then-Kansas City in 5-day span.

Raiders….Ailing WR-Michael Crabtree will start-had been out with lung injury…Crabtree-Jared Cook-Amari Cooper combined (51R) this year…Cooper plagued by 7-dropped passes….RB-Marshawn Lynch struggling running ball-has (27C-73Y) in last 4-games….Raider defense struggling….allowing 46% conversion on 3rd downs…Have only 4-takeaways…0-interceptions….CB problems with injuries to Sean Smith and top pick Gareon Conley…Opposing QBs hitting 68%-passes….Raiders offense (279YPG)…..have scored just 4-TDs in 3-games….and allowed 12-sacks.

Chargers…Philip Rivers (9TD-5-Int-1-Fumble-6 sacks-31-hits) in 5G….RB-Melvin Gordon coming off (163APY) day…WR-Keenan Allen (14.8YPC)….Run game ranked 29th in NFL (78YPG)….Bolts defense has 17-QB sacks….Defense ranked #2-vs-run (161YPG) and allow (5.0-YPC)….Defense has only 4-takeaways.

NFL looking at Air Conditions in Oakland because of serious fires in Northern California…NFL did make contact with 49ers Stadium and the LA Coliseum if conditions worsen….Mayor Kevin Falconer contacted NFL about use of SDCCU-Stadium as neutral sight.

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(Scoreboard)

Eagles-W-Carolina (28-23)…Carson Wenttz throws for (222Y-3TD)…Defense picks off Cam Newton 3-times…2-QB sacks…9-hits….Zach Ertz caught TDs 1-17 yards..Nelson Agholor 24Y-TD…Eagles defense pound Newton in 2nd half. ….Thursday Night Football…Eagles are (5-1)…having played 4-road games this year…..Carolina lost LB-Luke Kuechley with likely concussion..would be 3rd head injury in 3-years.

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(Schedule)

Tampa Bay-Arizona…Error prone James Winston-vs-Carson Palmer.
Steelers-Chiefs…Mistake free Alex Smith-vs-turnover prone Ben Roethlisberger
Denver-Giants..NY ripped by injuries tries to avoid (0-6) start
Rams-Jacksonville..Red hot Jared Goff tries to avoid trap game
Miami-Atlanta..Dolphins scored just 3-TDs-4G
Packers-Vikings…Aaron Rodgers big play passing game-vs-Vikes defense
Lions-Saints..Banged up QB-Matthew Stafford will play
Patriots-Jets..Josh McCown surprise start-Jets with 3-wins
49ers-Washington..SF (0-5) start but moving the ball QB-Brian Hoyeer
Bears-Baltimore..Rookie QB-Mitch Trubisky-vs-Ravens defense
Cleveland-Houston..Kevin Hogan starts at QB-benched DeShone Kizer
Colts-Tennessee..Titans still without QB-Marcus Mariota.

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(NFL)

Dallas…5th Circuit Court of Appeals overturns injunction given to Ezekiel Elliott-orders case back to New York for decision…says Union was premature filing for injunction before Arbitrator ever made decision on 6G-suspension…NY court will not decide whether to issue injunction if Union refiles appeal….NFL could invoke 6G-suspension for domestic abuse to start after Cowboys bye week….Elliott barred from Cowboys practice effective day until Union goes back to court with another appeal…

Roger Goodall…his wife confirms she has had secret twitter account criticizing media for its criticism of Commissioner’s office.

Giants..Suspend CB-Dominick Rodgers-Cromartie indefinitely for 3-incidents with coaching staff in the last week-including near fight on sidelines with Coach Ben McAdoo.

Steelers…Hold Players Only meeting to discuss internal strife and criticism against coach Mike Tomlin…’Players need to get this back on track…set aside ego’.

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(Injuries)

Colts..QB-Andrew Luck goes thru lst full practice running scout squad-been out all year rehab shoulder surgery.

Houston…DE-Jadaveon Clowney misses practice with knee swelling…already without JJWatt-Whitney Merciless.

Benglas…IR-TE-Tyler Eifert-back surgery

Broncos..QB-Paxton Lynch goes thru first practice-been out 6W-shoulder injury.

Chiefs…TE-Travis Kielce-Cleared practice coming out of concussion protocol….

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(College Football)

Aztecs-Boise State..Mountain West showdown…SDSU (6-0)-ranked 19th in nation…State won 27-of-30 games…Broncos (3-2)……but since 2000-season are (189-37)…and (118-15) in conference.

SDSU…Defense has 17-sacks..12-takeaways…38-tackles for loss…giving up just (301YPG)…..QB-Christian Chapman (19-3) as starter…63% completion rate….(7TD-1Int)…RB-Rashaad Penny-#1 in nation (1,325APY)….#2-nation (993Y-rushing)

Boise…Going with 2-QBs…3rd year starter Brett Rypien-last year (3646-24TD) has thrown just 1-TD coming off shoulder injury….Kansas transfer QB-Montell Mozart (63%-completion) has 6TD-passes…..Broncos run defense allowing just (105YPG)…only ()3.1YPC)…..Defense allowing just (325YPG)…has 10-takeaways….12-saks..30-tackles for loss….Boise starting 10-underclassmen on defense…has only 4-seniors in top 22-starters.

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(Schedule)

Air Force-UNLV…Falcons reeling with defensive problems.
Wyoming-Utah State..Cowboys need to put win streak together
New Mexico-Fresno..Lobos run game-vs-Bulldogs passing game
Colorado State-Nevada..Red-hot Rams QB-Nick Stevens
San Jose-Hawaii…Spartans reeling (1-5)

USC-Utah…Trojans lose top DT-OG-to surgeries
UCLA-Arizona..wild matchup QBs-Josh Rosen-vs Brandon Dawkins
Oregon-Stanford..Ducks without QB-Justin Herbert
Washington-Arizona State..Devils have to contain hi powered Huskies run-pass game-
Washington State-Cal…Cougars QB-Luke Falk against Bears improved defense
Colorado-Oregon State..Beavers without head coach Gary Anderson.

1-Alabama-vs-Arkansas
2-Clemson-vs-Syracuse
3-Penn State-bye week
4-Georgia-vs-Missouri
5-Washington-ASU
6-TCU-vs-Kansas State
7-Wisconsin-vs-Purude
8-Washington State-vs-Cal
9-Ohio State-vs-Nebraska
10-Auburn-LSU

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(College Notes)

North Carolina…will be informed of NCAA sanctions after 4-year probe of major academic fraud in Tar Heels Athletic program….5-major allegations against school over bogus classes for 1100 athletes and 3100 students over 11-year span.

Pitt…QB-Max Browne-shoulder surgery-gone for year-ex USC transfer.

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…..(Basketball)………..

Lakers…G-Lonzo Ball returns to practice after 10-day layoff with sprained ankle but shuts it down with more discomfort.

Clippers-W-Sacramento (104-87)…DeAndre Jordan 13P-14R…Blake Griffen 18P…5-Clips in double figures….

Chris Bosh…former Miami center-visits with Lakers…wants to continue to play despite being on specialized blood thinners for blood clots…sat out most of last season for 2nd year in a row….Heat bought out final 50M of his contract in releasing him.

Michael Jordan…Charlotte Hornets owner says ‘NBA dream team concept has damaged NBA-leaving league with 28-garbage teams’

Miami..Lose F-Rod McGruder-3 months-fractured leg.

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…..(Hockey)………..

San Diego Gulls-Texas Stars…Gulls open home schedule…Unveil high draft picks from Ducks-including #1-pick D-Jacob Larsson…D-Marcus Peterson….F-Julius Natinnen-all from Scandinavia….Kevin Boyle wins starting goalies job.

Gulls..Former goalie Matthew Hackett signs FA-contract with Orlando Solar Bears in ECHL..coming off shoulder surgery in San Diego.

Gulls..send rookie G-Angus Redmond to Utah-ECHL

AHL…announces expansion team…Colorado Eagles..will be top farm club of Colorado Avalanche…will play in Pacific Division.

Edmonton…Forward Leon Dxraisatil out of lineup with eye injury.

Ducks-Colorado…Anaheim off to (3-0) start plays Avalanche in Denver.

Ducks..F-Ondrej Kase put on NHL-IR with 2nd concussion in 2-years

Devils…D-Mike McLeod-out 6W-knee scope

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……..(General)………..

US Soccer….Landon Donovan criticizes World Cup team for losing focus endnote preparing for final must win Cup games…says they got what they deserved in failing to make Wolrd Cup

US Soccer…will lose some 250M in corporate sponsor dollars by not making World Cup next summer….FOx TV-paid 400M for rights fees but won’t have Team USA games to televise.

NASCAR…Talladega 499…Martin Truex-6 wins…leads Chase for Championship points race.

NASCAR…President Chris France says owners are considering a “Spending Cap” to cut massive costs in racing….TV ratings down…Sponorships drying up;…Crowd totals are down.

Formula 1…has weekend off…Lewis Hamilton-8 wins on year

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