Hacksaw’s Headlines–Friday

Posted by on January 12th, 2018  •  0 Comments  • 

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(NFL Playoffs)

Patriots-Titans……Tom Brady’s explosive offense (394YPG) vs Titans tough guy defense…..Brady is (107-18) in home games….(17-3) home games in post season…Marcus Mariota coming off strong 2nd half in wildcard win-will need to control the tempo-the ball..keep Brady off the field.

Steelers-Jaguars…Classic street fight matchup….Ben Roethlisberger-Le’Veon Bell-Antonio Bryant-Martavis Bryant-JuJu Smith vs Jacksonville defense (55-sacks-33 takeaways-286YPG)….Can Blake Bortels find any rhythm throwing the football…will Jags be able to run the ball like they did in first meeting in upset win vs Pittsburgh…Roethlisberger (81-27) at home…..(7-3) at home in playoff games.

Falcons-Eagles…Matt Ryan and very improved Atlanta defense (318YPG)..helped by big plays Julio Jones-Mohammed Sanu (175-receptions) against tough Philly defense…Can Eagles run ball with Jay Ajayi and LeGarrett Blount to help error prone Nick Foles in passing game.

Saints-Vikings…New Orleans offense (391YG) faces Minnesota defense (275YPG)…No name Minnesota offense-Keenum-Thielen-Diggs having good year….Drew Brees has balanced run game, but still ability to come out throwing (4,334Y) big passes…Saints just (3-13) in games in Minnesota.

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(Coaching Jobs)

Giants..Preparing to offer head coaching job to Matt Patricia of New England when Patriots finish playoffs….Patricia may hire Brian Daboll-Alabama-as his Off Coor

Bears..Hire Mark Helfrich-ex Oregon coach as Off Coor-was supposed to go to UCLA…Hire Charles London-RB coach-ex Houston….Chris Tabor-Cleveland-special teams coach.

Bengals..Hire Frank Pollock-OL coaches Cowboys

Dallas..Fire Frank Pollack-OL coach…Interview Miles Austin for WR-coching job….Paul Alexander-ex Bengals-for OL coaching job.

Raiders..Hire Derrick Ainsley-DB coach-Alabama….Jamal Singleton-RB coach-ex Colts…Interview Dave DuGugliemo-OL coach-ex Miami-Chargers-BIlls.

Seattle..Interview Brian Schottenheimer for Off Coor job-ex QB-coach Colts.

Raiders..Fire TE-cosch Bobby Johnson….Hire-Frank Smith-TE coach-ex Bears…Hire-Jim O’Neal-Def Consultant-ex-Browns coach

Chiefs..Interview Deland McCullogh-USC-RB coach

Cleveland..Hire Aaron Henry-WR coach-ex Giants

Miami..Fire-Danny Barrett-RB coach….Interview Eric Studesville-ex Broncos coach

Redskins..OL Coach-Steve Carberry quits to take Stanford OL-job

Chargers..TE coach John McNulty quits to take Off Coor job-Rutgers
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(NFL)

Chargers-Tennessee…will play game in London in 2018..Bolts give up home game
Raiders-Seattle..will play game in London
Eagles-Jaguars..will play game in London.

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(College)

Alabama….DT-DaRon Payne…CBs-Minka Fitzpatrick-Ronnie Harrison file for NFL draft.

LSU..RB-Derrius Guice (2,600Y) in career-files for NFL draft.

Arizona…Reports ready to offer Wildcats job to coach Kevin Sumlin.
Oklahoma State..Fires Def Coor-Glenn Spencer
Rutgers..Hires John McNulty-Off Coor…ex assistant Chargers-Rams.

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……(Basketball)……….

Lakers-W-San Antonio (93-81)…LA explodes for (22-3) spurt to start game…Blows 19 point lead…then has (13-0) run late to get win…Brandon Ingram (26P)…Lonzo Ball (18)….Spurs had ugly 20-turnovers in game…San Antonio played without Kawhi Leonard…Danny Green..Tony Parker-all injured….1st Lakers win vs Spurs on home court since 2013…..

Clippers-W-Sacramento (121-115)…Clippers shot 60-percent from floor in first half….scored 72-points in first two quarters….had to hold off Kings late after DeAndre Jordan went down with ankle injury….Lou Williams (30P) in win after (50P) outing on Wednesday night…

Spurs…Coach Greg Popovic sounds off on Lakers controversy-LaVar Ball…”His opinions meaningless….he’s in peanut gallery…..Doesn’t have a clue……Get over yourself”

Lakers..Void contract with FA-F-Justin Wilson after he was sued for transmitting sexual disease to woman.

(College)

Aztecs-at-Boise State…SDSU rolling on offense (11-4)…faces Boise State (14-3)….Coach Brian Dutcher very straightforward in talking about this game on Saturday
..Road games are critical
..Boise (4-1) in league-tremendous credit to them
..5th year seniors added lot of experience to their lineup
..Preaches to SDSU-don’t fragment if we hit tough stretch in game
..Jalen McDaniels-all those hard practices redshirt year-paying off
..Great parity among top 5-teams in league so far.-

Nevada-at-Utah State..Wolfpack (15-3)…Top games Saturday in MWC
Fresno-New Mexico..Bulldogs (12-6)
Wyoming-Colorado State..Cowboys (11-6)

USD-L-Pacific (68-61)…Bad loss on road for Toreros…UOP goes (27-for-29) at free thrown line…USD 25-fouls-16-turnoversl….Gs-Olin Carter-Isaiah Wright combine (5-15) shooting….USD (12-5) on season.

USD-Loyola Marymount…Toreros continue road trip on Saturday

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……(Baseball)…….

(MLB)

Teams….Exchange Arbitration figures with players today….Kris Bryant-Cubs could set record with 12M contract in first year of arbitration….has hit 94HRs in 2-and-half years.

Edgar Gonzalez…Ex-Padres infielder-GM of Guadalajara Chollos-confirming he is attempting to use metrics in Mexican winter ball.

(Roster Moves)

Washington..Sign FA-P-Edwin Jackson-ex Dodgers-Cubs-Padres-Texas
White Sox…Sign FA-P-Miguel Gonzalez-ex Texas
Tigers..Sign FA-P-Johnny Barbato-ex Pirates.

(Free Agency)

JD Martinez…says he may hot sign with team till spring training…Red Sox have offered (5Y-120M)….Agent Scott Boras wants (7Y-180M)

Yu Darvish…Says 6-clubs interested in signing him…wants (5Y-125M) package…Dodgers-Cubs-Cardinals-Texas-Asgtros in the running.

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……….(Hockey)………….

LA Kings-Anaheim Ducks…renew bitter rivalry on Saturday.

San Diego Gulls….won 12-of-15 games-climbing to 3rd place in Pacific Division…host Tucson Saturday…play at Tucson on Monday

Pierre McGuire…lead hockey analyst NBC-confirms recovering from prostate cancer.

Bruce Hood…legendary NHL ref-passes (81Y) of cancer.

Matt Johnson..ex LA King-charged with felony vandalism-found homeless in Santa Monica…family fears mental problems….Johnson-broke-wants to remain in jail.

Carolina Hurricane…Franchise sold to Thomas Dunoon-Who will keep it in North Carolina…Owner Peter Karma’s gives up 51% of team.

Las Vegas Golden Knights…NHL expansion team faces legal action by Army West Point to using nickname and Cadet colors.

Vancouver…D-Chis Tanev undergoes major surgery-lost 6-teeth-hit in mouth by deflected puck.

Team Canada…names it Olympic hockey roster…incudes 13-players from KHL in Russia…former lst round round pick SWojteck Wotski…longtime minor league star Chris Lee…and former AHL goalie Justin Peters.

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….(General)………

US Wolrd Cup….US soccer star Christian Pulicic headed for middle of bidding war….Manchester United-Liverpool both ready to make huge offers to sign German star currently with Dortmund in German League.

Tijuana XOLOs…will host MLS-champion FC-Toronto in ‘friendly’ game at USD-January 31st.

English Premier League…Top weekend games..
..Tottenham-Everton
..Manchester City-Liverpool
..Arsenal-Bournemouth
..Manchester United-Stoke City.

LA Galaxy..Sign FA-Goalie-David Bingham-Sna Jose Earthquakes.

Serena Williams…confirms in Vogue Magazine-she was bed-ridden for 6-weeks with blood clot problems after birth of daughter.

Scott Pruitt….Longtime Indy car driver and Imsa road race champion-retires.

Delmar…Joe Harper steps aside as President of track…will remain as CEO.

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