Hacksaw’s Headlines–Monday

Posted by on July 16th, 2018  •  0 Comments  • 

……(World Cup Soccer)…..

Croatia-L-France (4-2)….Ky Mbappe-Paul Pogboa score goals in 6-minute span in 2nd half to blow game open to give France the World Cup….2nd title in its history….Hour long celebration in driving rainstorm in Russia after final whistle blew. .

(Soccer)

England…World Cup coach Gareth Southgate praises his team but says the 3-Lions must grow further to get to Cup finals…had 1-of youngest teams in tourney…not been to the final since 1966.

Real Madrid…interested in negotiating with Eden Hazard of Belgium-played for Chelsea in EPL last year.

Chelsea..Hire Maurizio Sarei-Napoli as head coach after firing Antonio Conte.

Chelsea…Sign F-Jorginho of Napoli to 60M-transfer fee deal.

FIFA…propose expansion of field from 32-to-48 games for 2022 World Cup in Qatar…Would have 32-play in games with winners joining 16-seeded teams….Getting push back from England-Spain-Italian-German Leagues, who would not want to shutdown their league schedule for 28-days…Qatar World Cup is being moved to November-December because of intense summer heat in that country.

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…….(Wimbledon)………..

Novak Djokovic-W-Kevin Anderson…..Djokovic dominates from start to finish-posts 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 win…..Wins 4th title in London….wins 13th Grand Slam of career….had not won a major since 2016….Djokovic broke Anderson’s serve 3-times early and coasted to easy win after both players had been in draining semi-final matches Friday and Saturday.

Angelique Kerber-W-Serena Williams in women’s final….Kerber made only 5-unforced errors in winning Grand Slam event (6-3, 6-3)…..Williams given standing ovation for getting to finals just 10-months after childbirth.

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……(Baseball)……..

Padres-L-Cubs (7-4)….Jason Hayward 2R-single…Cubs score 5R in first two innings off starter Eric Lauer….Padres commit 3-errors in sloppy loss…Hunter Renfroe-Christian Vjillamueva HRs in loss….Padres skid into All Star break……..Friars lost 21-of-27…..(40-59) at All Star break…..19-games under .500-worst record of season.

Padres…Ownership conducting in-depth focus groups to change uniforms for 2020 season….Determining color schemes of Blue-White….Blue-Orange….Brown-Yellow….whether to have pinstripes or White uniforms.

Padres…Minor league sensation Fernando Tatis 2-hits and stolen base in Futures All Star game featuring top prospects in baseball

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Dodgers-W-Angels (5-3)…..Yasmani Grandal-Keke Hernandez hit solo HRs in LA win……LA won 10-of-15 heading into break…..(37-17) stretch…..Angels won just 8-of-21 in last month.

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(Scoreboard)

Red Sox-W-Toronto…Xander Bogaerts HR-2RBI…Boston won 12-of-13…now (68-30)

Yankees-L-Indians…Edwin Encarnarcio 2R-HR..Michael Brantley HR…..NY (62-33)

Houston-L-Detroit…Tigets hit 4HRs off Justin Verlander struck out 13 in 6-innings but lost…Astros (9-4)…(64-35) on season.

Texas-L-Baltimore…Adam Jones 3R-double..Manny Machado HR….Orioles (28-69) on year..

Brewers-L-Pirates..Korey Dickerson 2R-HR…Josh Bell 2R-double

Washington-W-Mets…Treu Turner 2R-single…..Nationals (8-16) skid….Mets (8-17) in last 25-games.

Phillies-L-Miami…Brian Anderson 3R-HR…Marlins score 8R in 5th inning..

Arizona-L-Atlanta…Preton Tucker HR….D-Backs tailspin-just (6-10) last 3-weeks.

White Sox-W-Royals…Kevan Smith-Brian Anderson 2R-doubles… KC (27-68)…Chisox (33-62)

Twins-W-Tampa Bay…Minnesota 11-run outburst..Brian Dozier Grand Slam HR

Reds-L-Cardinals…Dex Fowler-Matt Carpenter HRs…Cincinnati (17-8) spurt in last 25-games..

Rockies-W-Mariners…Trevor Story HR in 9th…Rockies won 10-of-12

Giants-L-A’s..Steve Pisciotty HR-RBI single….

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(MLB)

Cardinals…Fire manager Mike Matheny and 2-coaches….been manager for 7-seasons.

MLB-Korea…Restructure posting fees for Korean free agents to come to MLB..Korean teams will get 20% of salary contract as a posting fee for any player who gets over a 25M-package…Players any age-any service time can file for posting now…..Do not have to play in Korea 6-years before becoming free agent.

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(Injuries)

Indians..P-Corey Kluber-shutdown-knee issue
Toronto..DL-P-Marco Estrada-hip
Mariners..DL-P-James Paxton-back stiffness
Angels..DL-DH-Albert Pujols-knee swelling
Pirates..DL-C-Franciso Cervelli-concussion issue 2X
Braves..DL-P-Arodys Vizciano-shoulder injury-2X
Milwaukee..DL-P-Junior Guerre-Shoulder
Milwaukee…1B-Eric Thames-hamstring
Cardinals..P-Michael Wacha-ruled out another 4W-oblique setback
Blue Jays…DL-OF-Kevin Pillar-out 6W-shoulder blade injury…DL-3B-Lourdes Gurriel-concussion

Dodgers..P-Julio Urias-clocked 92mph-throws to hitters first time-recover should capsule surgery
Mets..Activate P-Noah Syndegaard from DL
Texas..Activate P-Martin Perez

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(Roster Moves)

Giants..Sign FA-OF-Peter Bourjos-ex Angels-Cardinals-Braves.
Angels..Sign FA-P-Junichit Tarawa-ex Tigers-Red Sox-Orioles
Yankees..Sell P-David Hale to team in Korea
Dodgers…2B-Chase Utley announces will retire end of season…(39Y) old
Mariners..callup P-Christian Bergman..P-Mike Morin
Red Sox…calllup 2B-Brandon Phillips from rehab assignment
Rockies…callup P-Jon Gray from AAA
Rockies…option P-Brooks Pounder to AAA
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………(Football)………

Bills…Workout FA-RB-Branden Oliver-ex Chargers
Packers..Sign FA-OG-Ethan Cooper-ex Giants
Houston..Release veteran starting OT-Jeff Allen
Tennessee….RB-DeMarco Murray announces retirement

Bears..Veteran TE-Desmond Clark criticized team doctors for conflict of interest…says team doctors job is get players back on the field…not concern about longterm health of players.

Giants..Coach Ben McAdoo-disappointed in poor play of OTs Nate Solder-Erik Flowers.

Steelers..RB-LeVeol Bell facing Monday deadline….sign multi year deal by 4pm or play under 1-year franchise tag deal (14.5M)

Tampa Bay…QB-Jameis Winston criticized for showing up at workouts with tee shirt ‘Jameis’ against the world…Tony Dungy says Winston should gee concerned about making ‘right decisions in life.

Carolina…New owner David Tepper considering leaving Wofford College training camp site in South Carolina.

New England…OL coach Brett Bielema says he enjoys work in NFL…won’t return to college…former head coach Wisconsin-Arkansas.

AAF…new spring league announces each player will sign for 85,000-a year contract.
CFL..Calgary QB-Bo Levi Mitchell-out with hyperextended knee

(College)

TCU…coach Gary Patterson says new NCAA-transfer rule will create chaos in college football….will lead to tampering with players….will send message to players ‘alright to quit’……new rule says schools cannot block transfer of players to other schools.

Virginia Tec…CB-Mook Reynolds expelled from school after arrest for dealing marijuana.

U-Louisville….cancels stadium naming rights contract with Papa John’s Pizza after CEO utters racial slur in state meeting…..NFL clubs-Falcons-Miami-Seattle end sponsorship contracts with pizza company….Jerry Jones-who owns 120-pizza stores in Texas remains silent.

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…….(Basketball)………..

Chicago…Sign FA-F-Jabari Parker-ex Bucks (2Y-40M) deal.
Denver..Sign FA-G-Isaiah Thomas-ex Lakers-Celtics to 1Y-deal
New Orleans..Sign FA-G-Eldrid Payton-ex Suns
Brooklyn…Sign FA-G-Shabazz Napier-ex Portland.
Cleveland..Sign FA-F-Channing Frye-ex Lakers

Minnesota..G-Jimmy Butler rejects (4Y-109M) extension…likely headed to free agency.

Brooklyn-Atlanta..Trade-Nets deal G-Jeremy Lin to Hawks for #2-#2 draft picks.

Denver-Brooklyn…Nuggets trade C-Kenneth Faried-F-Doug Arthur #1-#2 picks to Nets for G-Isaih Whitehead and cash.

Lakers..G-Lonzo Ballt o have menisucs surgery on knee-Tuesday…will be ready for camp in September.

Len Chappel….longtime NY Knicks-Detroit-Chicago forward-passes away at 77…Starred at Wake Forest…played 9-years in NBA.

Lakers..GM-Rob Pelinka says team has created enough salary cap room for another max contract next summer….says team will get input from LeBron James on future player acquisitions……Looking for LeBron to provide lockeroom leadership and to mentor Lonzo Ball.

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………(Hockey)………..

Ottawa….former NHL goalie Ray Emery drowns while swimming in Lake Ontario on Sunday morning….Starred with Flyers-Blackhawks-Senators then went to play in Russia in KHL…was (35Y)

Kings-Montreal….Have had trade talks about deal for Canadiens C-Max Pacioretty.
Kings..Sign 1st round draft pick Rasmus Kupari-C
Kings..Sign FA-F-Zack Mitchell-ex Minnesota Wild.

Las Vegas…Sign G-Marc Andre Fleury to 3Y-extension.

Ottawa….Says D-Erik Karlsson rejected an (8Y-80M) contract extension….will be trade….

Colorado Eagles…New AHL franchise hire Greg Cronin-NY Islanders assistant as head coach

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……..(General)………

NASCAR-Kentucky 400….Martin Truex powers way to easy victory…led 174-laps.

Indy Car-Grand Prix-Toronto….Scott Dixon coasts to win after leader Josef Newgarden crashed into wall late in race.

Formula 1….Weekend off…run Grand Pric Germany next weekend.

Golf…John Deere Classic-Illinois….Michael Kim reels off a (64) on Sunday to run away with victory…finished (-27) under par.

PGA….Golfs big names arrive in Carnoustie, Scotland for British Open starting on Thursday.

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