Hacksaw’s Headlines-Friday

Posted by on October 27th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

……..(Baseball)………

Dodgers-Astros…Game 3-World Series…Minute Maid Park….Yu Darvish-vs-Lance McCullers….Series tied (1-1).

Dodgers…Darvish (2-0) 1.59-ERA in postseason….(6-2) 1.65-ERA since trade to Dodgers….Career (4-1) 2.72-ERA at Minute Maid Park against Astros.

Dodgers…Sources defend Manager Dave Roberts-sayg club plan was to not have starter Rich Hill face the batting order a 3rd time in the game…He was removed after 4-innings with 4-righthanded bats coming up to start 5th…however Hill has better numbers against right-handed bats than left-handed hitters.r

Astros..McCullers (0-0) 2.08-ERA in 3-postseason games…Houston manager J Hinch denies TMZ report he was in altercation at bar in Pasadena after Game 1…Police called to hotel and removed belligerant fans who were hassling Astros group in a bar.

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(Teams)

Yankees..Fire Joe Girard as manager after 10Y on job…Won 1-World Series..in playoffs 6-times…went (91-71) this year…was (910-710) in tenure….reportedly feuded with front office over analytics usage in games….Criticism that young players could to handle his ‘day to day intensity’……’Grinder who wears you out’….’Was on full blast furnace all the time’…..

Yankees…Report top candidates for job…Tom Naehrring-currently VP Operations….Jay Bell-ex coach Arizona-Pirates-manages in NY minor leagues…Kevin Long-Mets hitting coach.

Cubs..Hire Chili Davis-hitting coach-ex Red Sox….Brian Butterfield-ex Yankees-Red Sox…..Fire-John Maller-hitting coach…Gary Jones-3rd base coach.

Giants..Fire Phil Nevin-3rd base coach…Name Hensley Meulens-bench coach…..Hire-Matt Herges-bullpen coach.

Cardinals..Hire Mike Maddox-Pitching coach-ex Nationals
Indians..Hire-Carl Willis-pitching coach-ex Red Sox.
Tigers..Hire-Chris Bosio-pitching coach-ex Cubs
Cubs..Offer Jim Hickey-pitching coach job-ex Tampa Bay
Arizona..promote Jerry Narron as bench coach

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………..(Football)……..

(Schedule)

Chargers-Patriots…Bolts go for 4th win a row….Tremendous matchup Tom Brady vs pass rush Joey Bosa-Melvin Ingram….Chargers face enormous challenge trying to stop TE-Rob Gronkowski…WRs-Brandon Cooks-Danny Amendola-Chris Hogan plus group of pass catching RBs….

Chargers-Patriots..Bolts (1-5) at Gillette Stadium…Philip Rivers (1-6) vs Pats in career…Bill Belicheck (7-3) vs Chargers…Tom Brady (7-2) vs Bolts…Brady (103-18) in career at home….(66-8) vs AFC-teams….Brady (188-54) in career and (25-9) in postseason

Chargers..Offense averaging (330YPG)…Big play pass catchers..Hunter Henry (14YPC)…Tyrell Williams (14YPC)…Travis Benjamin (17YPC)…Keenan Allen (13YPC)…Run game still ranked last (79YPG)….Bolts defense giving up (326YPG)….have 23-QB sacks

Patriots..#1 Offense…#2-Passing….But #32 Defense..#2-Pass Defense……New England averaging (410YPG) on offense..but allowing (421YPG)….Converting 45% on 3rd down..but allowing 41% on third down…Allowing (310Y) passing per game

Patriots…Tom Brady (2,208Y-15TD-2Int)-been sacked 18-times…WRs-Brandon Cooks (19.2YPC)..Rob Gronkowski (15YPC)…Chris Hogan (13YPC)…Danny Amendola (11YPC)….RBs caught additional 51-passes.

Owners..Robert Kraft…Team (.692) win percentage…5-Super Bowl rings…20-winnng seasons in 23-years in New England…Belicheck (206-73) as coach of Pats….Compared to Chargers ownership…Spanos family (.472) winning percentage….12-win seasons in 33-years…(254-283) record as owner.

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(Scoreboard)

Ravens-W-Miami (40-0)..CJ Mosely TD-63-Interception….Jimmie Smith 50Y-TD-interception….RB-Alex Collins (113R)…QB-Joe Flacco (101P) before leaving with concussion…Miami had 97Y-offense at halftime…Miami has failed to score a TD in 3-games this year….

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(Schedule)

Houston-Seattle..DeShaun Watson-vs-Legion of Boom defense.
Dallas-Washington..Ezekiel Elliott coming off 2-big games.
Carolina-Tampa Bay…Cam Newton-vs-James Winston…
Vikings-Browns..DeShone Kizer remains Browns starter
Eagles-49ers..Red hot Carson Wentz vs SF (0-7) team
Raiders-Bills..Derek Carr explosive offense-vs-Bills defense
Bengals-Colts..Indy team crippled by injuries
New Orleans-Chicago..Bears run game vs Drew Brees offense
Atlanta-Jets..Falcons offense averaging just 21P-per game-last year (33P)
Steelers-Lions..Explosive Steelers offense rolling
Denver-Kansas City..Broncos with offensive problems-vs-Chiefs defense.-Monday Nite

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(Injuries)

Baltimore..QB-Joe Flacco in concussion protocol after violent hit by Kiko Alonso in Ravens-Miami game..suffered severe cut on ear also.

Patriots..Put LB-Dont’a Hightower on IR-needs shoulder surgery.
Miami..CB-Nate Allen-calf injury
Packers..QB-Aaron Rodgers-surgery inserted plate and 13-screws in collarbone.
Vikings..QB-Case Keenum limited in practice with chest injury.

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(Roster Moves)

Chargers..Sign OC-Matt Tuerk-released earlier in season.
Dallas..Release QB-Kellen Moore
Bears..Release LB-Jonathon Anderson
Bills..WR-Anquan Boldin asks club to trade his rights to another team

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(Teams)

Atlanta..Coach Dan Quinn gives vote confidence to Off Coor Steve Sarkisian.
San Francisco..QB-Colin Kaeperneck will attend NFL meeting on social issues

Chris Mortensen.ESPN reporter undergoing more treatment for cancer that has spread to a lung…Had fought throat cancer for 2-years.

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(College Football)

Aztecs-Hawaii…SDSU takes 2-game losing streak to Aloha Stadium….SDSU is (10-6-2) in Honolulu…..Hawaii offense averages (480YPG) vs Aztecs defense (318YPG)….Matchup of RBs…Rashaad Penny (1,115Y) rushing-vs-Dio Sainte Justice (1,094Y) averaging 6Y-per carry….Warriors defense given up 19-GD passes…(14YPC) by receivers….and 67% QB-completion rate

USD-Stetson…Torerors take (5-2) record to Florida for second week in a row..QB-Anthony Lawrence coming off 6-TD passing game.

(Mountain West Conference)

Air Force-Colorado State…Falcons run game-vs-Rams QB-Nick Stevens
San Jose State-BYU..Both teams with troubled QBs
Wyoming-New Mexico..QB-Josh Allen-vs-Lobos run game
Fresno State-UNLV..Bulldogs now (5-2)
Boise-Utah State..Broncos need win to stay in 1st place hunt in conference

(PAC-12)

Washington State-Arizona..Cougars QB-Luke Faulk (22TD)-vs-Cats QB-Khalil Tate (1289APY-4G) since becoming starter….Cougars (7-1)..Arizona (5-2)

California-Colorado..Bears defense-vs-RB-Philip Lindsey.

UCLA-Washington…Huskies QB-Jake Browning-vs-Bruins defense..Huskies (6-1)

USC-Arizona State..Trojans 19-turnovers this year…QB-Sam Darold (2,292P-17TD)…SC (4-3).

(Top ranked teams)

1-Alabama…(8-0) bye week.

2-Penn State-6-Ohio State..matchup RB-Saquon Bailey-QB-Trace McSorley-vs-QB-JT Barrett.

3-Georgia-Florida..Bulldogs coming off bye week.
4-TCU-vs-Iowa State..Frogs led by QB-Kenny Hill.
5-Wisconsin-Illinois..Badgers led by RB-Jon Taylor
7-Clemson-Georgia Tech
8-Miami-North Carolina…Canes try to stay unbeaten.
9-Notre Dame-North Carolina State..Irish road trip to ACC country
10-Oklahoma-Texas Tech

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(Scoreboard)

Stanford-W-Oregon State (15-14)..QB-Keller Chryst throws TD pass with (:20) left for Cardinal win over Beavers….

(College)

Albright College…Division III school in Pennsylvania suspend QB-Gyree Durante for kneeling during national anthem last weekend.

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……..(Baskeball)…..

Clippers-L-Portland (103-101)….CJ McCollum hits jumper (:43) then key FT with (:03)…Damian Lillard-McCollum combine (48P)…Blake Griffin (22) for LA…..

Lakers-Toronto….LA hosts Raptors…G-Lonzo Ball shooting 31% from floor…just (18-57) from floor…averaging 9-rebounds-9-assissts per game.

USD…Announces Toreros will host Arizona State in charity game next Wednesday to help raise funds for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico.

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………..(Hockey)…….

Kings-W-Montreal (4-0)…Adrian Kempe goal-assist in LA win..now (8-1-1)…

Ducks-L-Florida (7-3)…Radim Vrbata Scores hat trick…G-John Gibson gave up 6-goals.

Gulls…Open road trip at Texas Stars on Friday….at San Antonio Rampage on Saturday.

Arizona..GM-John Chayka-says he cannot fix ailing franchise over night…Team off to (0-8-1) start..in 3rd year rebuilding program.

Kings..Callup C0-Mike Amado…send F-Justin Augur to Ontario-AHL.
Ducks…Callup D-Steve Oleski from San Diego-AHL

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(General)

NASCAR….Martinsville 400…Martin Truex 7-wins on year.

Formula 1…Mexican Grand Prix…Lewis Hamilton has won 5-of-6 races…9-wins on year.

Richard Petty…hires African-American driver Bubba Wallace for full-time ride.
Chip Ganassi..hires Ed Jones to drive in 2-car setup with Scott Dixon.

MLS…Commissioner Don Garber says the league will issue 2-expansion teams in December…and hold off naming 2-other cities till 2019.

MLS..Refused comment o reports Columbus Crew franchise wants to move tot Austin, Texas.

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