Hacksaw’s Headlines–Monday

Posted by on January 28th, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

…(Golf)…..

Farmers Insurance Open….Justin Rose-England builds big lead then holds off Adam Scott to win the 1.2M first place prize..Rose survived 2-erly bogeys as lead melted away…came back with strong birdies on back nine-including birdie at 18 to earn win and cement his 1st place ranking in the world….Finished (-21) 267 for tourney….Adam Scott comes home (-19)…..Tood Gooch (-16)…Jason Day (-14)….Rory McIlroy (-14)…Jordan Spieth (-7)….Ricky Fowler (-1)

Tiger Woods…biride 5-of-final 9-holes on day…finishes at (-10) in first tourney of the year…..says he will take 2-weeks off then play in LA Open at Riviera.

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(Tennis)

Australian Open
..Novak Djokovic relentless is pounding out win over Rafael Nadal in finals…6-3, 6-2, 6-3…Djokovic wins 15th Grand Slam…hit 34-winners had only 9-unforced errors in dominant win.
..Naomi Osaka wins slugfest final over Petra Kvitoa 7-6,5-7,6-4…Osaka won US Open last August and now Aussie Open and becomes 1st Japanese player ever ranked #1-in world.

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…..(Football)……..

Super Bowl….Rams and Patriots head to Atlanta for Super Bowl Week….35,000-fans show up at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro sending Patriots off to Atlanta….Rams had pep rally in Los Angeles.

Patriots…No players on injury list completing first prep week.

Rams..RB-Todd Gurley went thru workouts-says does not have knee problems.

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(NFL)

Pro Bowl…AFC-W-NFC (26-7)…Patrick Mahomet-Andrew Luck-Deshaun Watson combine for (362P-2TD)….Defense intercepts 3-NFC passes…

Chargers..WR-Keenan Allen suffers bruised knee-has to leave Pro Bowl game in Orlando
Pittsburgh..WR-JuJu Schuster-Smith-knee injury-in Pro Bowl

Pittsburgh…Steelers owner Art Rooney says he wants league to consider adding 8th official (video official) to each working crew for games to communicate with referee during games…throw flag…pick up flag.

Green Bay…Dan Orlick-TE-last remaining living member of Curly Lambeau Packers teams passes away (94Y)….played for Lambeau 1949.

Pittsburgh…Celebrates 50th anniversary of hiring of Chuck Noll in 1969….Steelers have had 3-coaches in 50-years.

Detroit..LB-Trevor Bates-arrested-punching out police officer-causing concussion-while being booked on DUI charge

Kansas City…KR-DeAnthony Thomas arrested possession of marijuana and drug implements in Allen County-Kansas.

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(Teams)

Steelers…ESPN reports that 20-players told them Coach Mike Tomlin allowed WR-Antonio Brown to be constantly late for meetings-was never fined…Brown-Ben Roethlisberger had heated exchanges all year long in practice…Brown’s antics split the lockeroom.

Rams..CB-Nickell Coleman fined 26,000-for helmet hit on Saints WR-Tommy Lee Lewis in playoff game…Coleman thought ball had been tipped at line of scrimmage.

Washington..Interview DeAngelo Hall for DB-coaching job.
Washington..Fire Wes Phillips-TE coach

Titans..Hire Todd Downing-TE coach-ex Vikings

49ers..Hire Shane Day-QB coach-ex Miami Dolphins assistant

Patriots..Interview Brett Bielema-ex Wisconsin-Arkansas for Def Coord job.
Patriots..Interview Greg Schiano-ex Ohio State for Def Coord job

Packers..Hire Mike Smith-LB coach-ex Chiefs

Arizona..Hire JP Losman-ex NFL QB-for assistant coaching job

Cowboys..DE-DeMarcus Lawrence-surgery-torn labrum

Washington..Redskins say QB-Alex Smith will sit out entire 2019 season after 6-surgeries for dislocated kneecap and artery damage….has contract thru 2022 in Washington.

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(Roster Moves)

Ravens-Browns..open trade talks for backup QB-Tyrod Taylor
Ravens..Put QB-Joe Flacco on trade block-want 2nd round pick

Bears…Workout 6-FA kickers-including Blair Walsh-Nick Folk…Veteran K-Cody Parker missed 10-kicks last season.

Colts..Re-sign K-Adam Vinitieri-age 46

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(College Football)

Alabama..coach Nick Saban praises QB-Jalen Hurts…’showed tremendous class how he handled QB situation with Crimson Tide’-wishes him well in transfer to Oklahoma.

Pac 12 Conference…Opts out of contract to stage Championship game at 49ers-Santa Clara Stadium…may move 2020 game to Las Vegas-Raiders new Stadium.

USC..WR-Trevon Sidney files to transfer out
USC..WR-Bru McCoy transfers to Texas Longhorns program
UCLA…7 players now transferred out Chip Kelly program-January
Maryland..Hire Jon Hoke-Def Coord-ex Tampa Bay

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………(Baseball)……

Padres….Will change uniform colors to Brown and California Gold for 2020 season…Informed MLB on Friday about move…Must present final uniform design to MLB office on May 1st…

Padres…Hold Focus Groups with 180-fans last week….30-fans per grouping…Showed fans 3-set home uniforms….3-sets road uniforms…Fans used ‘electronic’ poling device to vote like or dislike…then could make verbal comments also.

Jerseys…Home…White Jerseys with “Padres” in brown-block lettering trimmed in gold
Home…White Jerseys with interlocking “SD” in brown with gold trim
Home…White Jerseys with brown pinstripes and “Padres” in brown block lettering trimmed in gold.

Road..Brown jerseys with “Padres” in gold block lettering…with white pants, tan pants, pinstripe pants.

Padres…Swinging Friar shoulder patch

Caps…Brown caps…..Interlocking “SD” on cap…1-version gold letters…other version had White “S”…Gold “D”

Socks….Brown socks for both home and road-no stripes.

Padres…Attempting to set up face-to-face meeting with FA-SS-Manny Machado-have yet to make a formal bid.

Padres-Miami…Trade talks for C-JT Realmuto continue…Marlins asking for C-Francisco Mejia…P-Logan Allen and other prospects….Padres want permission to negotiate an extension befor making deal..

Dodgers..President Stan Kasten attacks LA media for ‘creating stories about Dodgers lack of spending’…..says club just spent 55M-to sign FA-OF-AJ Pollock…and “Wants to remain below the luxury tax threshold’ because club won’t be penalized by MLB….says media has no understanding of the CBA-luxury tax rules…Lectures media…go over the 206M cap-you play luxury tax…you lose your 1st round draft slot….you give up 500,000 in international signing bonus money….it’s just not about the luxury tax figure”

Dodgers…SS-Corey Seager confirms he has completed 120-feet long toss workouts-recovering from elbow surgery….and is taking batting practice…has yet to throw across the infield yet.

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(Roster Moves)

Mets..Sign FA-P-Justin Wilson-ex Cubs (3.33-ERA)
Indians..Sign FA-P-Oliver Perez (1.39-ERA) end of season
A’s..Sign FA-P-Marco Estrada-ex Blue Jays
Cubs..Sign FA-P-George Kontos-ex Giants-Pirates
Cubs..Sign FA-P-Junichi Tazawa-ex Orioles-Red Sox-Angels-Tigers
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-P-Casey Sadler-ex Pirates
Washington..Sign FA-SS-Luis Sardinas-ex Orioles
Toronto..Sign FA-P-Javy Guerra-ex Miami
Pirates…Open talks with FA-SS-Freddy Galvis-ex Padres
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(Teams)

Reds..Hire John Farrell-ex Rod Sox-Pitching Consultant

Dodgers..Pitcher Kenley Jansen-lost 25-pounds since 2nd heart oblation-begins throwing program-cleared for spring training.

Twins..P-Michael Pindea cleared for spring training…recovered after 1-year elbow rehab
Brewers..P-Jimmy Nelson cleared for workouts..spent entire 2018 season rehabbing elbow surgery_

Pirates..GM-Neil Huntington says signing free agents in a ‘losing game’ always overpay players.

Union…Tony Clark-Players Association Chiefs says the ‘dead time in free agency is threatening the game’….only 83-of-164 free agents signed to contracts so far in off season….says 15-tdeams have spent 25M or less in free agent market this year…

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……(Basketball)……

Lakers-W-Suns…..Brandon Ingram hits 8-of-9 shots in first half…Ivika Rubric goes (5-for-7)….Lakers built 12-point lead and coasted…LA (26-24)….Gone (6-10) without LeBron James…Suns now (11-41)

Clippers-W-Sacramento (122-108)….Montrzl Harrell (25P)……Clippers build 26P lead in first half……LA (28-22)

Clippers-Atlanta…Monday Night Matchup

Lakers…Looking to make trade to add 3-point shooter…interested in Terrance Ross-Orlando….Garrett Temple-Memphis

Golden State…Warriors won 10-in row..now (35-14)

76ers..G-Jimmy Butler-exam-sprained wrist
Cleveland..C-Tristan Thompson-out 2W-sprained foot
Charlotte..G-Kemba Walker-strained neck

Chicago..F-Taj Gibson-fined 25,000-obscene gesture at referee.

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Aztecs-W-UNLV…(94-77)…Jalen McDaniels (30P-13R) night…5th straight double-double……SDSU shoots 56%….hit (24-30) Free Throws…survive 13-3’s from Rebels.

USD-W-USF (69-63)…Toreros win 15th game of season..pull away with strong 2nd half…USD trailed by 11-at- halftime.

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….(Hockey)…….

Gulls-W-Texas (4-1)…Ben Street 2G….Gulls get to AHL All-Star break with (11-2-1) surge….finished January (9-2-1)

LA Kings-Colorado…Chosen to play Outdoor Winter Classic Game at Colorado Spring-Air Force Academy next year-February 15th
Dallas-Nashville…Will play Winter Classic game in Cotton Bowl-Dallas on January 1st
Calgary-Winnipeg…Will play Heritage Classic game outdoors in Regina, Saskatchewan..October 26th.

Calgary…City Council meets on Monday to discuss how to finance 550M-hockey arena in downtown Calgary as part of expansion of entertainment district…Calgary also wants to build performing arts center and expand Convention Center.

Edmonton…Oilers star Connor McDavid criticizes team…’Teammatres should leave if they don’t believe in the Oilers’….Edmonton (23-24-3) this year…has made playoffs just once in 12-seasons…..have fired both GM-Peter Chiarelli and Coach Todd McLellan….have gone thru 8-coaches and 3-GMs in 10-years.

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……(General)……

NASCAR….More than 1200 show up for Memorial service for JD-Gibbs…son of legendary owner Joe Gibbs…Younger Gibbs died of brain disorder two weeks ago….Legendary drivers..Hall of Famers..NFL people showed up at Davidson, North Carolina for service.

Team USA-W-Panama (3-0)…World Cup team wins in dominant fashion in debut of new coach Greg Berhalter in friendly game in Phoenix…….Walker Zimmerman scores on spectacular header in 80th minus…Christian Ramirez scores on deflection in 88th minute…USA had 8-other scoring opportunities as they controlled the ball from 20-minute mark on.

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