Hacksaw’s Headlines–Monday

Posted by on May 31st, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

……….(Baseball)……………

Padres…Front office sources say behind the scenes meetings with Committes for MLB and the Union had conversations over the weekend about reopening financial talks…Padres Executive says ‘Commissioner Rob Manfred has our confidence-and will get deal done’….Union is expected to make counter proposal shortly

Padres..Source says team will not send broadcasters on the road this season…will have then do voiceover work from a studio.

Padres…Reportedly release 20-lower minor league players
Padres…Begin new series of monthly payments to all 200-minor leaguers still on contracts…Payments will continue thru August 31st

Padres..Young OF-Taylor Trammel tweets in aftermath of riots…”Call it what it is-Murder.”

Dodgers…Announce they will pay all minor leaguers a monthly stipend thru June 30th.

Dodgers..P-David Price says he will pay 1,000 each to the 220-Dodgers minor league players under contract.

Angels…Announce they will layoff virtually entire minor league baseball and analytics staff as soon as draft is completed.

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(Roster Moves)

Arizona…Diamondbacks release 64-minor league players
Arizona..Release veteran P-Edwin Jackson..OF-Travis Snider..P-Dillon Overton..OF-Dalton Pompey…P-Mark Leiter.

Mariners..Release 50-minor leaguers
Mets..Release 39-minor leaguers
Red Sox..Release 22-players.
Giants..Release 20-minor leaguers

Seattle..Release OF-Carlos Gonzalez.
Cubs..Release P-Brock Stewart…2B-Carlos Asuaje
Phillies..Release 2B-TJ Rivera

Houston..Announce will pay minor leaguers thru August 31st
Reds..Announce will pay minor leaguers thru September 7th

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(MLB)

Boston..Red Sox staffers livid for having to take 20-to-35% pay-cuts while Fenway Sports Group did not cut any salaries of its Liverpool soccer team for Fenway-Rousch racing.

A’s..Criticism owner John Fisher-has net worth of 2B…furloughed front office…stopped paying minor league players.

Royals..Say there will be no pay-cuts or layoffs of 150-staff members.

Mets..Alex Rodriguez meets with bankers to discuss reopening sales talks to buy the team from the Wilpon family.

Mets..Minor league pitcher Adam Church calls the Mets minor league system ‘toxic’….plagued by ignorance and lack of empathy towards their players.

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(Football)

NFL…Sends memos to team informing them Coaches and football staffs will be allowed back in the facilities this week….Players will remain barred from facilities….Extend virtual learning thru June 15th.

NFL..Responses pour in about rioting across America.
..Colin Kaeperneck..’We have right to fite back-your violence has brought this retaliation.
..Joe Burrow…’Black community needs help..’This about human rights
..Kirk Cousins..’Heartbroken for our city’
..Andy Dalton..’This is inexcusable in our society’
..Carson Wentz..’This is American society failing’
..Derek Carr..’Tired of division-hatred-hostitlities’

Denver..Legendary Hall of Fame RB-Floyd Little-battling cancer
Chicago..Longtime Bears S-Roosevelt Taylor-dies (82Y)

NFL…Changes its TV policy..Will allow network TV games from out of town to be piped into home market even when home team is playing on TV at same time…Do away with ‘exclusivity window’.

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(College)

Aztecs…Former WR-TE Darren Mougey hired as Assistant Director Scouting-Denver Broncos

San Diego State…City Council unanimous vote to go ahead and complete 88M-land purchase at SDCCU sight…Council will hold 2-public hearings and then forward proposal to Mayor Kevin Faulconer.

Aztecs..Land transfer P-Tanner Kuljian from USD

 

Aztecs…former SDSU Defensive line coach Osia Lewis passes away (57Y) from cancer…Served under Rocky Long for 5-years…was working as Senior Assistant for Vanderbilt….also coached at Illinois and Oregon State…was All American at Oregon State.

College Football Hall of Fame…severe damage from rioters and looters.

USC…Hires former LBs Chris Claiborne and Hayes Pullard as quality control assistants.

Notre Dame…Lands transfer RB-Trevor Speights from Stanford.

NCAA…Oversight Committee votes for each school to hold 6W-preseason training camps…First two weeks will be OTA-classroom work to make up for schools that lost spring football….52-of-130-Division 1 programs did not hold spring football.

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…………..(Basketball)…………….

NBA….Informs owners it plans to open Orlando training camps July 16th for mini camp workouts….Wants to begin playoffs on July 31st.

NBA…Owners will vote this week–Thursday– on structure of NBA playoffs…how many teams…Play-in games to fill final playoff slots.

NBA GMs…Voted 75-25 to hold play-in games to determine final playoff slots…Still to be determined if they play 16-20-22 teams.

NBA…Says it is not in favor of allowing Players families to stay with them in bubble hotel at start of playoffs…maybe at end of playoffs.

Charlotte…Michael Joran releases statement…’I stand calling out against those ingrained by violence against people of color’.

USD..land transfer Ben Pyle-(6’7-F-Western Illinois)..Torerors have picked up transfers from Texas AM..Duquesne..Rice in off season.

SDSU..G-Caleb Giordano announces he will transer

Georgetown…G-Max McClung-transfers to Texas Tech

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………………..(Hockey)……………..

NHL….Preparing to launch Phase 2-open facilities for small group conditioning…Says hopeful Phase 3-workouts as early as July 10th

NHL..Confirms it has purchased 25,000-test kits for virus testing…Cost league 3M.

NHL…Says it will hold Draft Lottery on June 26th

LA Kings..Fire coach Mike Strothers-Ontario Reign-AHL…had (220-137-35) record over 6-years coaching Kings top farmclub.

Blackhawks..Sign RW-Matij Chalupa-Czech Republic
Islanders…Lose F-Ruslan Iskhakov-signs TPS-Finland
Flyers..Sign D-Linus Hogberg-Vaxjo-Sweden

Dallas..Fire Les Jackson…former Players-Assistant Coach-Front Office exec dating back to Minnesota North Star days.

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…………………(General)………………….

NASCAR….Bristol 400..Brad Keselowski wins accident marred race-taking lead with 2-laps to go…after leaders Chase Elliott and Joey Logano hit the wall while running 1-and-2….Denny Hamlin was leading but hit the wall with 11-laps to go…giving Elliott the lead…Race marry by 18-cautions..

Formula 1…Williams Team put up for sale..lost 16M last year
Formula 1…Team Renault says it will remain racing
Formula 1…Cancels Dutch Grand Prix…won’t run if no fans allowed

Del Mar…Track announces it will openJuly 10th-run on weekends
Bob Baffert…Loses star horse Nadal-fracture leg-surgery-retire to stud

English Premier League..announces it had no positive tests of (1,130) players-staff members tested on weekend….Had 16-positive tests prior two weeks.

Lecister City…Coach Brendan Rodgers-confirmed he had tested positive last month-now cleared.

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