Hacksaw’s Headlines–Monday

Posted by on June 7th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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MLB-Union….Standoff over players pay remains a big obstacle….Report that owners have budgeted 1.2B for salaries for rest of season…Telling players they can have 1.2B for 48-games….or play 82-games pro-rated with give backs.

Union…Telling owners they will not approve expanded postseason playoffs if league insist it only be a 48-game regular season with players losing 70% of salaries.

MLB…Letter to Union..Reject 114-game season because it would drive postseason too late into fall..risk of 2nd virus outbreak could wipe out postseason and destroy TV contract pay-day…Says wants season concluded by October 1st…playoffs done by November 1st…Reject idea that any player opts out should be paid or given 1-year free agent service time

Union…Letter to owners…Reject idea of 48-game schedule…Says Union would not agree to expansion of playoffs if league invokes 48-game schedule…would not agree to shifting postseason to neutral sights venues either…says league has never turned over documents about financial trauma MLB is going thru-but yet demanding players salaries go from 4B-to-1.2B under a 48-game schedule.

MLB…Draft going ahead as planned-Wednesday-Thursday…5-rounds instead of 40-rounds.

MLB…Statistical chart given to Union:

..Teams lose 694,000 local revenue each game played without fans
..League lose 787M-if 82-game schedule played without paycuts
..League lose 460M-with 48-game schedule played no paycuts
..Teams lose 705M-each TV revenue in 48-game schedule

MLB…Discussing Arizona Fall League and forming Florida Fall League for top prospects since apparent there will be no minor league baseball…Proposing all 30-teams  participate with 30-man rosters of prospects..paid 3,000-per month for August-thru-October schedule

Angels..Will pay minor leaguers pay thru June
Athletics..Will pay minor league players thru August

St Louis..OF-Marcel Ozuna suffers facial injuries in domestic incident with wife..She is arrested for assault.

Phillies..P-Seranthony Dominguez to undergo elbow surgery.

Japan..Nippon League will open season-June 19th.
Korea…SHS Club talking to ex-Mets P-Matt Harvey about contract

“The Athletic”…website-layoffs 46-national sportswriters.

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………………….(Football)………………..

NFL…Commissioner Roger Goodell releases video…”We were wrong to not listen to player protests about social inequity…Says Black Lives Matter…We Hear You…We will be part of needed change…I am listening…There is no NFL without black players…Will work with Players addressing their concerns.

NFL…Players Video-led by Saints Michael Thomas…(:70) video with theme “What If–I Was Killed-Discriminated against”…Featured Odell Beckham..Jarvis Landry..Patrick Peterson..Saquon Barkley…said Players will no longer be silenced going forward.

NFL Network…Admits one of their editors went ‘rogue’ and proposed player video and then edited it…Editor was incensed in middle of violent crisis..NFL website was just showing football footage of old games.

Drew Brees..issues 2-apologies for his statement about the “Flag-disrespect”….then talks to teammates of Zoom conference call…Teammates praise him after conference call….Rebukes President Trump-“This is not about flag-We need to fix system of racial injustice”

Brittany Brees…issues Instagram apology….”We are the problem-We are wrong”…making reference to White America needing to do more.

Saints..Players respond to Drew Brees statements”
..Michael Thomas…”My Quarterback”
..Demario Davis..”Real Leader”
..Malcom Jenkins..”We appreciate him listening-hearing”
..Alvin Kamara..”Unless you are Black America-you don’t understand”

Denver-Jacksonville-New England…Players-Coaches take part in peaceful protest marches in their cities….Von Miller-Drew Lock participate in Denver…Gardner Minshew leads Jacksonville group

New England-NY Giants…Owner Robert Kraft..Coach Bill Belicheck…Owner John Mara all participate in Video Conference calls with players.

San Francisco..Coach Mike Shanahan…”NFL will fix minority problems”

Buffalo…Assistant coach Leslie Frazier…”Watershed moment in our communities”

Nike…Announces will donate 40M over 10-Years to develop social programs in black communities.

Atlanta..QB-Matt Ryan to donate 500,000 to social programs in city.

San Diego…Former WR-Reche Caldwell gunned down in possible drug incident in Florida…Played 4Y with Bolts..1Y with New England..had drug dealing incidents after retired.

Cincinnati…Longtime CB-Ken Riley-passes away..played 15-years with Bengals..was (72Y),,,legendary college star Florid AM

So Fi Stadium..Construction work halted when 30-year old man falls 100-feet to his death from roof of stadium.

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(Teams)

Carolina..Hire Luke Kuechly as scout
Patriots..QB-Jarrett Stidham working privately with receivers
Jets..Express interest in ex Bears-OT-Kyle Long
Tampa Bay..Interested in FA-RB-Devonta Freeman as backup

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(College Football)

Clemson…coach Dabo Sweeney-criticized for wearing a tee shirt “Football Matters”…Players defend coach saying that has been his philosophy all along as coach…not mocking “Black Lives Matter” protest.

Utah..suspend Def Coor-Morgan Scully for racist tweets made back in 2013.

Iowa..fire strength coach Chris Doyle after black players charge he mocked black players continually in Hawkeyes facilities…Coach Kirk Ferentz called it a ‘defining moment’.

Kansas..Pays 2.5M-back pay settlement to end lawsuit by fired coach David Beaty.

North Carolina..former DE-Tommy Smith killed in motorcycle accident.

Duke…Starting LB-Tajh Rice transfers to Eastern Kentucky.

Penn State..announce players return to campus on June 8th.

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………………(Basketball)…………….

Charlotte…Michael Jordan donates 10M to social justice reform programs

Lakers..LeBron James lashes back at Fox TV-anchor Laura Ingram…’Tired of F-ing Treatment’…..Ingram had told James on TV…’Shut up-Just go dribble’

San Antonio…Coach Greg Popovich-video comments…’Country in trouble…Best Teaching Moment will be this American tragedy…..Upset by police approach-this is right to do this-it’s like a lynching….White People must change the world’.

NBA…Details plans for teams and reopening training camps
..Teams allowed take 17-players to Orlando camp
..Teams will be allowed to have 16th-17th player for injuries-Covid test issues
..Teams open practice facilities June 30 in local cities
..Teams report to Orlando-Disney World-July 7th
..Teams scrimmage-2 exhibition games July 23rd
..Season resumes July 31st.

NBA…says plans to open 2020-21 season on December lst..training camps open November 10th.

NBA Draft…will conflict with a Thursday Night Football game and a Presidential Debate

Chinese Basketball Association…Will reopen July 20th.
WNBA…Will resume season with 22-game schedule at IMG-facilities in Bradenton.

Bulls..Want to talk to Ime Udoka-76ers assistant about possible coaching job.
Knicks..Will retain Mike Miller as an assistant coach…went (17-27) as interim coach

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(College Basketball)

Oklahoma State…Hit with 3-years probation…1-year tourney ban…fined 10,000…stripped of 3-scholarships and lose recruiting visits for violations by former assistant coach Lamont Evans, taking 220,000 in bribes during Adidas scandal…Evans also given 10-year ban on coaching.

Texas State..Investigating coach Dannyh Kaspar for racially abusive comments towards players the last couple of years.

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……………….(Hockey)…………………

NHL..Moves into Phase II-allowing players to report to facilities for conditioning drills.

Montreal-Winnipeg…say they are not reopening facitilies yet.

Buffalo…F-Kyle Oposo undergoes off season knee surgery
Detroit..Sign D-Albert Johansson-Farjestad-Sweden
Edmonton..Lose D-Joel Persson-signs Vaxjo-Sweden
San Jose..Sign F-Brinson Pasuchnuk-Arizona State

TSN…Chris Cuthbert-loses PBP job…will go to Sportsnet to do NHL

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…………..(General)………………

NASCAR…Atlanta 500..Kevin Harvick outruns Martin Truex-posts nearly 4-second victory in torrid 100-degree heat on Sunday
NASCAR…Drives and crew chiefs take a knee collectively before the race to honor ‘Black Lives Matter’ rallies nationwide.

Indy Car…Texas 300…Scott Dixon powers way to dominant in win in reopening of schedule.

Santa Anita Derby…Honor AP pulls off upset 2-length victory beating favorite Authentic.

Gymnastics…Kurt Thomas-US World Champion in 1970s-80s…passes away (65Y)…won world medals buy denied chance with US boycott of 1980-Olympics.

San Diego Loyal…Soccer team looking for training facility and place to play home games because USD Stadium remains closed.

LA Galaxy..Releases D-Alek Katal after wife posts tweets mocking African-American rioting.

Germany….Players-coaches-officials…take knees before Bundasleiga games to honor American protesting racial inequality.

PGA….Tour resumes play Thursday at Colonial-Ft Worth-Charles Schwab Invitational…148-man field plays…Tiger Woods will not play.

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