Hacksaw’s Headlines–Monday

Posted by on February 17th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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………….(Basketball)………..

Aztecs-W-Boise State (72-55)….SDSU wins 26th game in a  row……Micah Flynn (22P)..shot 9-for-16….5-in double figures….Fore 15-turnvoers in lopsided win…SDSU (26-0)

Aztecs…Washington Post columnist calls SDSU a ‘paper tiger team’….says 4th ranked team lacks height..has suspect strength of schedule…Mountain West never does anything in tournament…SDSU not draw fouls.

USD-L-BYU (72-71)…Toreros play best game of season lose at end to 20-win Cougars…USD now (7-19).

LSU…Lands Shareef O’Neal (6’9-F)…transferring in from UCLA…son of Shaquille O’Neal.

Michigan State…G-Keith Appling arrested…ex-Spartans star picked up in possession on heroin.

Nike….Wins Extortion lawsuit against Lawyer Michael Avenatti-found guilty of extorting 25M from Nike over illegal payments to 3-players…Avenatti facing 20Y in prison.

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(NBA)

Hall of Fame..Names 8-finalists for induction including Kobe Bryant..Tim Duncan…Kevin Garnett…Rudy Tomjanovich….Eddie Sutton.

NBA…Announces All Star Game-MVP Award will be named “Kobe Bryant Award”

All Star Game….Team LeBron leads Team Giannis (156-154) in 4th quarter….LeBron James team had hit 24-3 point shots…James-Kawhi Leonard had combined (57P) by Press Time….Giannis-Kemba Walker combined (48P)

Slam Dunk Contest…Miami-Derrick Jones wins wild contest over Eric Gordon…Jones had 4-perfect 50 scores on his dunks.

Chinese Basketball League…says it will start up play April 1st..has been shutdown for 1-month by Coronavirus.

NBA Scouting Combine…Mid season draft evaluation…1-Anthony Edwards-G-Georgia…2-James Wiseman-C-Memphis…3-Issac Okero-F-Auburn…5-LaMelo Ball-G-New Zealand

Washington…C-Marcin Gortat announces retirement because of injuries..Turned down offer to go to Portland to play.

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…………..(Auto Racing)…………..

Daytona 500….Rained out after 2-rain delays…ran only 20-laps of race…Ricky Stenhouse, pole sitter, led for all 20-laps before race red-flagged….Resume on Monday.

Indy 500..Roger Penske-new owner of Speedway announces increase in purse…race will be worth 15M-dollars…Winner gets 2M.

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…………(Baseball)……….

Padres….Wil Myers reports to camp…not upset team has been trying to trade him since last July….’Part of baseball…Learned to deal with it”

Padres..Decide Jurickson Profar will play 2B-only in spring in hopes of solving his throwing problems and defensive lapses from last year.

Padres…Former SS-Tony Fernandez passes away in Dominican Republic from kidney disorder (57Y)…8X-All Star…4X-Gold Glover…Career (.288) hitter…Played 17-years…Came in the Fred McGriff-Joe Carter-Robbie Alomar blockbuster trade.

Padres..Sign FA-P-Seth Frankoff…pitched for Doonan. Bears in Korea…(3.05-ERA)…Becomes 39th pitcher in camp.

Dodgers…P-Kenley Jansen attacks Astros for Sign Stealing Scandal…”Cheating worse than steroids….MLB should have barred them from playoffs”

Dodgers..OF-Cody Bellinger says “Astros stole the World Series Ring…Jose Altuve stole the MVP Award”…”Cheated for 3-years”

Dodgers..3B-Justin Turner…”Like ripping the scab open”

Dodgers..P-Alex Wood..”They should get pegged every inning”

Dodgers..P-Ross Stripling..”Might throw at them”

Dodgers…Sign FA-P-Kieran Lovegrow-ex Giants-Orioles

Angels..Rookie P-Jose Siriano shutdown with elbow issue…had (2.76-ERA) in minors last year.

Angels..P-Ty Buttrey shutdown-oblique injury.
Dodgers-Phillies…Trade…LA deals OF-Kyle Garlick for Phillies P-Tyler Gilbert (2.83-ERA) at AAA.

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(Injuries)

Red Sox..OF-Alex Verdugo has stress fracture of back
Seattle..OF-Mitch Haniger undergoes 2nd disc surgery-back
Cardinals..P-Miles Mikolas-given plasma platelet-injection-forearm
Houston..P-Brad Peacock-shutdown-nerve issue in shoulder
Washington..P-Jeremy Hellickson-retires-shoulder surgery
Cleveland..P-Mike Clevinger-knee scope-out 8W
Toronto..P-Byan Boruck-elbow surgery
Red Sox…P-Chris Sale says elbow problems resolved after off season Plasma-Platelet injection.

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(Roster Moves)

Yankees..Sign FA-P-Chad Bettis-ex Rockies
Yankees..Sign FA-P-Kevin Gadea-ex Tazmpa Bay
Mariners..Sign FA-P-Cody Anderson-ex Indians
Mariners..Sign FA-OF-Collin Cokwgill-ex Angels
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-P-Brooks Pounders-ex Rockies
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-P-Deck McGuire-ex Texas
Indians..Sign FA-OF-Domingo Santana-ex Mariners

A’s-Giants…SF trades P-Burch Smith to Oakland for minor leaguer
Indians..DFA-OF-Andrew Velesquez

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(MLB)

Houston..Manager Dusty Baker wants to put lid on players comments about Sign Stealing Scandal….”Damages game worse”….”Wants MLB to protect his players if pitchers throw at them”…”Cannot have vigilante baseball going forward”

Houston..Carlos Correa defends MVP-Jose Altuve…”He did not use stolen signs to hit…did not wear a buzzer….There was no cheating in 2018-nor-2019″

Yankees..GM-Brian Cashman..”Sign Stealing was difference maker in competition”…..”Unhealthy for the good of the game”

Washington..President Mike Rizzo-..”They cheated”

Reds..P-Trevor Bauer…”Astros are hypocrites”
Cubs..3B-Kris Bryant..”Was not a genuine apology”
Indians..P-Mike Clevinger..”Better not get comfortable in box”
Cubs..P-Yu Darvish..”MLB should strip World Series crown”

Little League Baseball…”California teams will not allow Astros name to be affiliated with their leagues teams”

MLB…Will give pay raises to all minor leaguers this season
..Rookie-Short Season…(290-to-400) per week
..Class A…(500) per week
..Class AA..(600) per week
..Class AAA..(700) per week

NY Mets..Alex Rodriguez putting together financial group interested in negotiating to buy franchise from the Wilson family.

Montreal…Report that industrialist Steven Bronfman is preparing an offer to become part owner of Tampa Bay Rays….Would allow him to then begin plans to build new outdoor stadium in Montreal in which Rays could split the season between Sun Coast and Quebec.

Colorado..3B-Nolan Arenado says there is a ‘disconnect’ with team front office…Upset he was being shopped around in possible trade..More upset team has done nothing to improve the struggling team.

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………….(Football)…………….

Chargers…Report Bolts would consider trading out of #6-draft slot…trade down to acquire additional picks…and take Utah State-QB-Jordan Love with lst round pick later in round.

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(NFL)

Steelers…QB-Mason Rudolph preparing defamation lawsuit against Browns DE-Myles Garrett who continues to maintain Rudolph uttered a racial slur triggering fight in game last yar.

Antonio Brown…Wants to go to NFL Combine in Indianapolis and meet with teams….”Turn a new page”…..”Have not done anything wrong except show bad emotion”

NFL Union….Wants to delay implementation of 17-game schedule till 2022…wants formula on how players with multi-year contracts are going to be compensated for playing 17th game…More than 70–players are on guaranteed contracts that run into 2022-2023.

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(Teams)

Raiders…Preparing to offer Tom Brady-New England…(2Y-60M) free agent contract if he goes on open market-March 1st.

Raiders-Vikings…Trade Talks…Oakland to deal high pick for unhappy WR-Stefon Diggs….has (14.5M) cap figure

Tampa Bay-Indianapolis….Preparing to meet with Philip Rivers-ex Chargers when free agent window opens-March 1st.

Washington..Release veteran CB-Josh Norman..WR-Paul Richardson.

Houston…Release veteran CB-Vernon. Hargreaves.

Arizona..Putting RB-David Johnson on trade block…has (14.6M) cap figure.

Ravens..Release veteran S-Tony Jefferson
Ravens..NFL suspends OT-JHames Hurst-4G-PED violation

Steelers..WR-Diontae Johnson-surgery-sports hernia
49ers..LB-Kwon Alexander-shoulder-bicep injury

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XFL Scores

DC-W-NY (27-0)…Defenders QB-Cardale Jones (276P-2TD)…RB-DJ Pumphrey (78APY)…Guardians QB-Matt McGloin benched (8-19) 44P-2Int in ugly loss.

Seattle-W-Tampa Bay (17-9)..Dragons QB-Brandon Silvers (7-18) 91P in win…Tampa Bay Vipers QBs threw 3-picks…sacked 4-times.

LA-L-Dallas (25-18)…QB-Landry Jones (128P-TEDj)…RB-Cam Payne (99R-TD)….LA Wildcats off to (0-2) start….Drew just under 15,000-fans in Carson.

Houston-W-St Louis…(28-24)….Roughnecks QB-PJ Tucker (170P-2TD)…St Louis QB-Jordan Ta’amu (284P-3TD-2Int-3-sacks) in loss..

CFL…Edmonton Eskimos…completing marketing survey say they will retain the nickname ‘Eskimos’ after meeting with Canadian Indian nations.

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(College Football)

Michigan State…New Spartans coach Mel Tucker fires 10-members of Mark Dantonio staff….Spartans went (27-24) in last four years after going (65-16) in Dantonio early years.

UNLV….Told they must move 2-early season non conference games from Raiders-new NFL stadium because of date conflicts.

Eastern Washington…Faculty Senate proposes massive budget cuts to football program….Drop to Division II-III or NAIA to save 8M in expenses…Eastern Washington is flagship team of 1AA-Big Sky Conference….Faculty senate angered school is cutting 3.5M in academic programs-while continuing to fund 12M-athletic budget and 8M to football program

Arizona State…Signs home-home contract with Michigan.

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…………..(Hockey)………….

San Diego Gulls-W-Iowa (5-2)…Saturday road win…..Score 2-goals in (:25) to earn split of weekend series.
Gulls-L-Iowa (3-1)…Friday night loss…Gulls went (0-5) on power plays.

Gulls-at-Stockton…Monday holiday game

Ducks-W-Vancouver (4-1)…Adam Henrique 2G-Sam Steele G….G-John Gibson (37-saves)….Ducks win on Canucks ice….Ducks (6-1-2) in last 9-game road games…..Sunday afternoon game

Ducks-at-Calgary…Monday afternoon holiday game

Kings-W-Colorado (3-1)…Saturday night Stadium Series outdoor game at Air Force Academy….Tyler Toffolli scores 2-goals in win.

Minnesota..Fire Coach Bruce Boudreau with team in 5th place…Axed despite winning 7-of-11-games…was (158-110-5) in Minnesota…former coach Washington-Ducks also.

Blues..D-Jay Bouwmeester still hospitalized…undergoes pacemaker surgery to control Heart Arrhythmia..

Devils-Islanders…NHL Trade…New Jersey deals captain and D-Andy Green-14Y veteran..goes to Islanders fro #2 pick and F-Daniel Quenelle..

Edmonton..NHL suspends Zach Kassian-7G for kicking player with skate.

San Jose..LW-Evander Kane-suspended 3G-flagrant elbow.

Montreal…Coach Claude Julien faces fine…ripped NHL officials……”Had to play 2-teams…Dallas and the team of refs”

San Jose..D-Erik Karlsson-lost for year-broken thumb.
Winnipeg..C-Bryan Little..surgery for fractured ear drum-hit by shot
Vancouver..RW-Michael Ferland-reinjured concussion on rehab AHL
Las Vegas..C-Alex Tulch-hip injury
Toronto..LW-Andrewas Johnsson-surgery-knee-out 8W..4th Leaf on IR

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……………(General)…………..

PGA….Genesis-LA Open-Riviera….Adam Scott sinks crucial birdie on 17th hole..holds off challenges.
..(-11)..Adam Scott
..(  -9)…Matt Kuchar ..survives 2-bogeys early to finish in tie..Scott Brown-Sum Kang

…Rory McIlroy…self destructs early with triple bogey-bogey on back-to-back holes..shoots a (73)
..Tiger Woods…Eagled 1st hole again…had 7-bogeys-double bogey…finished with (77) after a (76) on Saturday….confirms he has back stiffness again.

Tiger Woods…pulls out of next weeks WGC-Mexico City-needs to increase practice workload.

Soccer…Manchester City hit with 2Y-ban on UEFA Champions League play because of violations of Financial Fair Play-Salary Cap rules…City fined 32M by UEFA…for illegally funneling ‘marketing money’ as extra payments to players they were signing during Transfer period.

English Premier League
..Hot Spur-W-Aston Villa..Son Min scores 2G-game winner (94’_
..Arsenal-W-Newcastle..Pierre Aubameyang leads (4-0) onslaught
..Burnley-W-Southampton..Won 3-of-4 matches
..Liverpool-W-Norwich City…Liverpool now (25-0-1)
..Leicester-W-Wolverhampton..City shorthanded 28-minutes-in win

..Manchester United-vs-Chelsea…Monday game.

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