Hacksaw’s Headlines–Monday

Posted by on April 13th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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MLB-Union….Discussing a Grapefruit Circuit-Cactus League plan to start the 2020 season….Would dissolve AL-NL for the first month of the season…send teams to spring training quadrants to play June 1st to July 1st in spring training sights with each team having DH..No fans would be admitted but games televised…Giants Interleague schedule.

Florida North..Yankees-Phillies-Toronto-Detroit-Pirates
Florida South..Red Sox-Twins-Braves-Rays-Baltimore
Florida East….Mets-Washington-Houston-Cardinals-Marlins
Arizona-Northwest..Padres-Brewers-Texas-Seattle-Royals
Arizona..Dodgers..Angels-Indians-Reds-White Sox
Arizona..East…Cubs-Giants-Arizona-Rockies-A’s

Forbes Magazine…Valuation of baseball teams…
..1-Yankees (5B)..2-Dodgers (3.4B)..3-Red Sox (3.3B)..4-Cubs (3.2B)..5-Giants (3.1B)………9-Angels (1.9B)…17-Padres (1.4B)…
30-Miami (980M)…

Cubs..Glenn Beckert-longtime 2nd baseman…passes away (79)…Career (.289)-hitter…9-years with Cubs…2-years with Padres.

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Chargers…Interview Utah State QB-Jordan Love via Zoom for draft…Source would consider trading back to stockpile additional pick then take Love.

Chargers..Sign FA-OT-Scott Norton…ex-XFL-LA Wildcats
Chargers..Sign FA-TE-Don Parham..ex-NFL-LA Wildcats

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(Roster Moves)

Rams-Houston…Trade…LA deals WR-Brandin Cooks and #4 pick to Texans for #2nd round pick…Rams take (20M) salary cap hit…Houston inherits 16M a year salary-4 years left on contract.

Dallas..Sign FA-CB-Saivion Smith-ex Jaguars
Colts..Sign FA-FB-Roosevelt Nix-ex Steelers

Vikings..DT-Tom Johnson-retires

New England..Report TE-Rob Gronkowski might consider coming out of retirement to join QB-Tom Brady in Tampa Bay…but Patriots still own his NFL rights.

Cleveland…Open talks with FA-DE-Jadaveon Clowney-ex Seattle

Arizona…Not interested in reopening contract talks with WR-DeAndre Hopkins-still has 3Y-left on contract he had with Houston.

Chiefs..Re-sign CB-Brashaud Breeland

Bucs..Vote of confidence GM-Jason Licht…has gone (34-62) in Tampa.

Carolina..Take salary cap hits (20.7M) with release Cam Newton..OT-Matt Kalil….trade G-Trai Turner.

Denver…Take salary cap hit (13.6M) release QB-Joe Flacco.

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(NFL Notes)

NFL Competition Committee…Forwards rules changes to owners for vote in May

..Drop Instant Replay Challenge for Pass Interference.
..Hire Sky Judge as 8th officiating crew member
..Adapt full 15 Minutes Overtime period-lessen importance coin flip
..Drop on-side kick rule-give team option trying 4th and 15 play.
..Extend ‘Defenseless Player Rule’ to include Kick-Punt Returners
..Teams cannot take 2-Deadball penalties in a row to run time off clock.

NFL..Invites 58-players to part in Video Conference of NFL draft.

Dallas..Police respond to complaint Dak Prescott threw birthday party on Friday for 30-friends at his home in Prosper, Texas, violating law about self isolation.

Oakland…Cowboys DE-Aldon Smith confirmed he was in a dark place in 2018-homeless..slept in and under his car…Has been sober for 9-months.

Dallas..LB-Sean Lee-buys 50,000-meals for impoverished families

Las Vegas..Report work may stop at Alliegant Stadium because of virus outbreak.

CBS…Elects not to re-sign Dan Fouts for TV broadcasts…worked 7Y for CBS…11Y for ABC.

NBC..Sign Drew Brees to be analyst-when he retires from Saints

XFL…Lays off all employees…suspends operation…may not return in 2021.

Eagles…Legendary TE-Pete Retzlaff passes away (88Y) in Pennsylvania..Caught (452R) in 11-year career.

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(College)

Alabama…QB-Tua Tagovailoa completes 74-of-75 throws in private Pro Day workout in Birmingham….was pin-point accurate on all throws 12-to-20-yards.

Oklahoma State…Coach Mike Gundy apologizes for comments he made about Covid 19-Virus and need to reopen college campuses.

UCLA..Coach Chip Kelly says ‘campuses not safe for students-why would football players be allowed on campus’.

Ohio State..AD-Gene Smith…’Games-stadium empty-not safe  for stadiums-be not safe for players.

Arkansas…Legenday DE-Rich Richardson passes away from virus..starred in Lou Holtz era.

Colorado State…Lands TE-Brian Polenday-transfer Miami

NCAA…Will consider vote on 1-time transfer rule-grant instant eligibility to players.

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……………………(Basketball)……………

NBA-Union…..Discussing delay of NNA draft till August….NBA-GMs say they want time for private workouts…evaluation meetings with draft prospects.

Duke..C-Vernon Carey-files for NBA draft (17P-8R)
Iowa…C-Luke Garza-files for NBA draft (23P-9R)
Creighton..G-Ty Alexander-files for draft (16P-5R)
Creighton..G-Davian Mitz-transfers to Kentucky.

Aztecs…Lose out on two potential big men transfers
..6’11-C-Josh Morgan transfers from Long Beach to USC
..7’3-C-Mattis Markusson-elects to stay at Loyola Marymount.

Chicago..Interviews Dell Demps-ex New Orleans-for vacant GM job

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………………(Hockey)……………….

Edmonton…Oilers mourn passing LW-Colby Cave…passed away Saturday after blood clot on the brain triggered by cyst…passed away in Toronto following emergency surgery…was only (25Y)…split last year between Oilers and AHL-Bakersfield Condors

Toronto….Tom Webster….legendary WHA-goal scorer Hartford Whalers passes away (71Y)…scored (379G) in career….then coached LA Kings-NY Rangers.

Chicago…Legendary D-Pat Stapleton passes (79Y)…played for Blackhawks then WHA-Chicago Cougars-Indianapolis Racers.

Vancouver…F-Nikolay Goldobin leaves organization…signs to play in Russia for KHL-CSKA-Moscow team

Kings..Sign D-Cole Hults-Penn State

Hobey Baker Award…given to Scott Parunovhich-D-Minnesota Duluth-just signed with St Louis Blues.

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……………..(General)…………….

PGA…Will hold conference call with Tour Board-to discuss restarting season without fans in the gallery.

PGA…Considering moving Memorial Tourney to mid July.

Formula 1-Racing….Legendary English driver Stirling Moss passes away (90Y)…1950s-60s start…won 16-F-1 races…and 212-road races globally.

English Premier League…Southampton-breaks away from rules…Players decide to give up salaries for 3-months to fund pay for employees in organization…..EPL-teams had rejected proposal to take 20% pay cut to give money to front office employees of each of 16-teams….Players Union say by giving up salaries….English tax fund would be deprived of 245M in their tax money…

Tottenham Hot Spur….Put controversial forward Harry Kane on transfer block…asking for 250M-transfer fee in deal.

MLS….FC-Cincinnati club…to interview Dom Kaneer-ex LA Galaxy and Jaap Stam-ex Manchester United for vacant coaching job.

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