Hacksaw’s Headlines–Monday

Posted by on April 20th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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Aztecs…All American G-Malachi Flynn leaves school..Files for NBA draft after 1-year in program..(17P-5A-4R) per game…shot (44%) from floor..(37%) from 3-point arc…ESPN has him ranked early 2nd round draft pick-non guaranteed contract…possible NBA-G-League player.

Aztecs….Backup C-Joel Mensah puts name in NCAA transfer portal…averaged only (1.9P) per game in limited play…will have 2-years eligibility left.

USD…lands transfer player…(6’7-F) Yavuz Gulitkin-transfer Texas A&M.

Gonzaga..lands transfer..Aaron Cook (6’2-G)..transfer Southern Illinois..(15PPG) comes in as grad student.

North Carolina..G-Cole Anthony files for NBA draft..(18P-5R-4A)

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(NBA)

NBA…Commissioner Adam Silver says return to games will be based on medical ‘data’…not a specific ‘date’.

NBA…Informs Union..will begin withholding 25% of players salary starting May 15th.

NBA..confirms talking to Disney World-Orlando about staging all playoff games there at the Disney Sports Complex and using Disney Hotels…NBA business relationship with ABC-ESPN-owned by Disney.

Charlotte Hornets..C-Bismack Bujombo donates 1M-in medical supplies to native country-Congo.

Chicago..Interviews Michael Finley-VP Operations Dallas Mavericks for vacant Bulls GM-job.

Denver..Promotes Calvin Booth to become GM

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………(Football)…………..

(NFL)

NFL..Conducting mock draft on Monday to test out all its IT-remote hookups for next Thursday draft.

NFL..Schedule due out May 9th…Report league has developed 16-14-12 game schedules based on pandemic issues…If league goes to shortened schedule…will back end load schedule with ‘Divisional’ games..early season will be inter-divisional games that can be cancelled….Each team will go Home-Road-Home-Road–first four weeks of season.

NFL…Names Roger Goodell..Jerry Jones..Robert Kraft to represent league on President Trump sports committee.

Louisville…OT-Mekhi Becton-red flagged failed drug test at combine..will go into 60-day ‘intervention’ program in NFL drug policy program.

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(Teams)

Chargers…GM-Tom Telesco public vote of confidence to QB-Tyrod Taylor…”Have confidence in him…He has taken teams to the playoffs…Plays turnover free football…He believes in coaches…They believe in him”….Telesco calls this ‘deepest draft in nearly a decade’….Says QB position could be ‘4-round deep’ in guys who can play…..Says feels comfortable with draft on ‘remote’…been working for 30-days with our entire staff from remote location-we are ready.

Cincinnati…QB-Andy Dalton says ‘plan in place’ for him to remain with team for final year of contract and to tutor #1 draft pick QB.

Dallas..QB-Dak Prescott will boycott ‘virtual OTA’s’ because he does not have a contact signed.

Detroit-NY Giants-…Both GMs confirm open to trading down from #3-#4 draft positions.

Raiders-Cowboys-Broncos…All attempting to trade up in 1st round to get access to Alabama-WR-Jerry Jeudy…Raiders draft #12…Broncos #15..Cowboys #17..All trying to get to Arizona pick #8

Tennessee…Opens talks with Seahawks FA-DE-Jadaevon Clowney..Titans have 21M-cap space.

Jacksonville…Put RB-Leonard Fournette on trade block…Asking for #2 draft pick..has (4.1M) cap figure.

Jets-Washington…Discuss New York possible offer #2-pick for holdout LT-Trent Williams

Ravens..Sign FA-LB-Jake Ryan-ex Packers
Bears..Sign FA-OG-Jason Spriggs-ex Packers
Bears..Release TE-Trey Burton
Bengals..Sign FA-RB-Jacques Patrick-ex XFL-Tampa Bay
Houston..Sign FA-OG-Avery Gennesy-ex XFL-Houston
Raiders..Sign FA-TE-Paul Butler-ex Lions

Jets..Open talks with FA-S-Logan Ryan-ex Titans

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(College Football)

Aztecs…Lose DE-Liloa Kapiko-puts name in Transfer Portal.
UNLV..Cutting (2.7M) travel budget…will likely bus to 4-Rebels football road games this season.

Georgia..Video coordinator Jeremy Klawsky-released from hospital after 6W-treatment-Covid 19

Oregon..Hire Bryan McClendon-WR coach-ex South Carolina Off Coord

Virginia…lands transfer RB-Ronnie Walker-ex Indiana
Virginia Tech..lands transfer DE-Justin Reed-ex Florida Gator..given 7th year eligibility-Medical hardship for 3-injuries.

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………….(Baseball)……………

MLB…Commissioner Rob Manfred to announce on Monday-Plan for teams to suspend contracts of employees…allowing teams to ask Managers-Coaches-Front Office Employees to take pay cut effective May 1st…Teams will also be given clearance to furlough, layoff or cut staff because of financial crisis from the Virus.

MLB-Rob Manfred….Commissioner says Union may have to agree to Players Salary Cut if games begin with no fans…Says ‘Fans Revenues’ at home games make up for 40% of clubs in season revenue…Gate Receipts..Concessions..Parking…Signage in Stadium..Sky Loge rentals

Bobby Winkles..legendary Arizona State coach..passes away (90Y)…led Sun Devils program to 3-College World Series wins…was (524-173) in career..Recruited Reggie Jackson..Rick Monday..Sal Bando to ASU…Went on to manage Angels-Athletics..then was longtime coach Giants-Expos-White Sox.

Nippon Baseball…Postpones opening of season till June 1st.
South Korea…Planning to open season mid-May
Taiwan..CPBL opened season this past weekend.

Cleveland..Anniversary of controversial Indians-Tigers trade…Rocky Colovito-for-Harvey Kuenn….90%-Indians fans criticicized trade….Cleveland Press headline…”Trade 42HRs for 135-singles”

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(Teams)

Angels…say P-Shohei Ohtani threw 2-bullpen sessions at 100%-ramping up return to rotation….P-Griff Canning to begin long toss this weekend after having Plasma Platelet injection in elbow

Reds..P-Rob Wooten-retires to take minor league pitching coach job in Cincinnati organization.

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…………..(Hockey)…………..

San Diego Gulls…Donate 30-gallons of hand sanitizer to Rady Childrens’ Hospital…Value $50,000-donation….Delivered 575-bottles of sanitizer

Kings..Sign G-Jacob Ingram (6’4) from Kitchener Rangers-OHL…was (33-8-4) 2.96-GAA in junior hockey…was 6th round draft pick

Arizona..Open contract extension talks with F-Taylor Hall…was asking (7Y-70M) contract.

Florida…Sign FA-D-Artyom Sergeyev from KHL-Salavat team

NHL…Declares Winnipeg Jets D-Dustin Byfuglien-free agent…Jets terminate final 2-years of contract without having to pay 14M-salary…Byfuglien had had independent surgery on injured ankle-leading to suspension.

NHL…Players Union agrees to defer 140M in paychecks from April 15th to May 15th to see if NHL reschedules games or shortens season.

NHL..Confirms it is talking to 4-cities about hosting NHL playoff games in July without fans…Does not name cities.

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……………(General)……………….

London Daily Mirror…Reports English Premeir League has reached agreement with Government to re-start the season around June 1st….Teams would open training camp in Mid May in ‘isolation’…..Games would be played without fans starting in June if sickness totals in England continue to drop in April-May…Teams would play 2-games per week in isolation to complete EPL schedule.

English Premier League…Considering dropping plans to relegate 3-worst teams in league because of shortened season….Brighton owner critical of league saying ‘why reward bad teams with another year of paydays when other teams in English league deserve to be elevated’

MLS…Talks to Union about players taking 25% pay cut this season.

Wayne Rooney….EPL star says MLS is hurting players growth by not allowing players to be dealt in transfer fee deals…Says players grossly underpaid…and MLS salary cap needs to be dumped to improve ability to land world class players….Rooney says MLS leadership is waisting talent and potential growth markets in US with salary cap structure.

NASL…Bob Hermann-founder of original NASL-passes away (97Y)

Indy Car…Bob Lazier-former Indy 500 driver…father of Buddy Lazier and founder of Lazier racing…passes (81Y).

NASCAR…Cancels Martinsville 400…becomes 8th race on schedule to be lost to virus…Was slated May 8th…Governor has stay-at-home orders till June 10th.

PGA..Commissioner Jay Monahan says until there is widespread testing for players-caddies-PGA officials-course workers-he does not belief tourneys without fans can even be staged.

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