Hacksaw’s Headlines–Friday. “Merry Christmas”

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…………(Football)…………..

Chargers-Broncos…Sunday AFC-West game…Bolts (5-9)..Broncos (5-9)..Matchup of QBs Justin Herbert-vs-Drew Lock…Herbert (3,781P-27TD)

Chargers..Likely without DE-Joey Bosa…WR-Keenan Allen-missed practices with concussion-hamstring issues.

Chargers…IR-TE-Hunter Henry-Covid issues…(60R) this year

Broncos..Likely without DE-Brad Chubb-knee..RB-Philip Lindsay-foot.

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(Schedule)…Friday

Saints-Vikings…Drew Brees starts…New Orleans (10-4)…Vikings (6-8)..led by RB-Dalvin Cook (1,484R)..WR-Justin Jefferson (74R)..QB-Kirk Cousins (3,569-29TD)

(Schedule)..Saturday

Tampa Bay-Detroit..QB-Tom Brady-Bucs (9-5) vs Lions team without head coach Darrell Bevill and 6-assistant coaches in Covid quarantine…Brady  (3,886-32TD)

Arizona-49ers..Cardinals (8-6) trying to stay in wildcard race..QAB-Kyler Murray (3,637-26TD)

Raiders-Miami…Dolphins (9-5)…Derek Carr may start for Raiders at QB
..Carr (24TD)..RB-Josh Jacobs (907R)

(Schedule)..Sunday

Chiefs-Atlanta..Kansas City (13-1)..Patrick Mahomes (4,462-36TD)..TE-Travis Kelce (98R-1,318Y)

Carolina-Washington…Panthers (4-10)..Dwayne Haskins to start for Wash

Bears-Jaguars…Chicago won 3-in row…Jacksonville lost 13-in row

Houston-Bengals..Deshaun Watson (4,134-22TD)

Browns-Jets…Cleveland within 1-game of catching Steelers..QB-Baker Mayfield (25TD)

Pittsburgh-Colts..showdown Ben Roethlisberger-vs-Phil Rivers (3,725-22TD)..Steelers lost 3-in row…Colts (10-4)..Steelers (11-3)

Ravens-Giants..Baltimore (9-5) needs win to stay in wildcard hunt..QB-Lamar Jackson (2,461P-828R)

Rams-Seattle..LA defense-vs-Russell Wilson (3,806P-37TD) passes

Dallas-Philadelphia…Rookie QB-Jalen Hurts coming off two hot games

Packers-Titans..Aaron Rodgers (40TD-4Int)-vs-Ryan Tannehill (3482P-31TD)..RB-Derrick Henry (1679-5.2YPC)

Bills-New England…QB-Josh Allen (4000P-30TD) for (11-3) Bills…Monday Night Football

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(NFL)

Lions…Upset League office would not moveits game back to Monday to give Coaches Darrell Bevell and 6-assistants time to come out of isolation after Covid test….Assistant Robert Prince will be head coach.

Pittsburgh..QB-Ben Roethlisberger holds ‘players only meeting’ to discuss team 3-game losing streak.

Titans..WR-AJ Brown fined 12,500 for throwing footballs into stands after scoring TDs

Houston..QB-Deshaun Watson fined 7,500 and 6-other players fined 5,000 each for attending a party at restaurant.

Washington..Owner Daniel Snyder gives deposition accusing minority owner Dwight Schar of leading ‘smear’ campaign..to extor Snyder into having to sell troubled franchise.

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(Roster Moves)

Tampa Bay..Sign FA-QB-Drew Stanton-ex Browns-Arizona
Buffalo..Release WR-Jake Kumerow
49ers..Sign FA-WR-Matt Cole-ex Miami
Jaguars..Sign FA-P-Dustin Coquitt…ex Chiefs-Tampa Bay

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(Injuries)

Browns..IR-OT-Jed Willis..Covid test
Arizona..IR-DE-Dennis Gardick-knee injury
Tampa Bay…IR-CB-Carlton Davis-groin

Steelers..DE-Stephon Tuitt-back injury
Chiefs..WR-Tyreek Hill-misses practice-hamstring issue

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(College Football)

(Bowl Games)..

New Mexico Bowl…Hawaii-W-Houston (28-14)..QB-Chev Cordeiro 3TD passes…Rainbow defense 3-interceptions.

(Schedule)..Friday

Camellia Bowl…Marshall (7-2)-vs-Buffalo (5-1)

(Schedule)..Saturday

Orlando Bowl…Coastal Carolina (11-0)-vs-Liberty (9-1)
Dallas Bowl..Louisiana-Lafayette (8-1)-vs-UTSA

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……….(Basketball)…………..

NBA…5-Christmas Day games
..Lakers-Dallas…Mavericks led by F-Luka Doncic..F-Kristaps Porzingas..G-Josh Richardson.

..Clippers-Denver..LA faces Nuggets firepower led by G-Jamal Murray..C-Nikola Jokic…C-Paul Millsap…F-Michael Porter

..Brooklyn-Boston…Nets paced by F-Kevin Durant..G-Kyrie Irving
..New Orleans-Miami..Heat face off against C-Zion Williamson

Charlotte..Lose C-Cody Zeller-4W-broken hand
Cleveland..F-Dylan Windler-broken hand

Houston..G-James Harden out 4-days-till Sunday-must pass 3-straight Covid tests

Minnesota..Bench G-DeAngelo Russell-late for Covid tests

NBA..Informs Union-players will be docked 1-full game check for any Covid violations.

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………….(Baseball)…………

Pirates-Nationals…Pittsburgh deals slugging 1B-Josh Bell to Nationals for two top minor league pitchers…Will Crowe…Eddie Yean…Bell hit 37HRs-in 2019..but baztting (.223) in 2020.

St Louis…Want to offer C-Yadier Molina (1Y-20M) extension with option….offer P-Adam Wainwright-same deal.

Red Sox..Open talks with FA-SS-Marcus Semian-A’s.

Nippon Ham Fighters…Sign ex Red Sox starter Dice Matsuzaka…sat out last year with back surgery.

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……………(Hockey)………….

NHL…says it is in agreement with 5-Canadian provinces for increased Covid testing-at least 4-times a week and testing of families as part of deal to open training camps and play games starting January 13th….NHL agrees they have ’emergency’ backup plan to go to “Secure bubbles” for 7-Canadian teams if Covid outbreak in Canada worsens.

LA Kings..Lose F-Lance Bouma…signs to play for with Oskarhamn-Sweden.

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…………….(General)……………

Liverpool…Benches goal scorer Mo Salah after he goes public saying he hopes to sign a transfer deal with FC Barcelona or Real Madrid in Spain.

English Premier League..Top games

..Manchester United-Leicester City..Man U (8-3-2)..City (9-5)
..Manchester City-Newcastle..(6-2-5)
..Hot Spur-Wolverhampton..Tottenham (7-2-4)
..Liverpool-West Brom..Liverpool (9-1-4)
..Chelsea-Arsenal..Blues (7-3-4)

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