Hacksaw’s Headlines–Monday

Posted by on June 29th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

………………(BASEBALL)……………

Padres…30-Man Taxi Squad Roster: Team had not yet released its roster by early Sunday evening…expected to include top prospects P-MacKenzie Gore..Ryan Weathers..Adrian Morejon…C-Luis Campusano…..3B-Hudson Potts…OF-Jorge Ona.

Dodgers…Taxi Squad Roster..Release list of (51) players…included in group ex-Brewers P-Jimmy Nelson…C-Rocky Gale…OF-Luke Raley…had 28-pitchers on list

Angels..Taxi Squad Roster totalled (55) players and 29-pitchers..included ex-Padres P-Ryan Buchter and ex-Cubs P-Neil Ramirez

Angels..Sign 1st round draft pick P-Reid Detmers-University of Louisville.

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(MLB Notes)

Union…Tony Clark tells reporters he would entertain talks with Rob Manfred to reconsider going from 10-team playoff to 16-team postseason.

Union…Agrees that Commissioner will have authority to cancel season if certain situations arise: “Doomsday Scenario”
..US travel restrictions imposed
..Unreasonable health risks develop
..Teams incapcitated by outbreak-impacting integrity of season
..Permission to move team out of city to neutral sight by outbreaks

MLB..Memo to teams about opening of camps on July 1st
..60-players allowed in camp
..Team can split camps-sending taxi squad different camp
..Teams can callup players from taxi squad
..Teams can option players to taxi squad
..Players out of options have to clear waivers before going taxi squad
..Teams can trade players from 60-man roster
..Player removed from 60-man squad cannot rejoin team
..Teams can play 3-exhibition games in camp

Dodgers…Being sued for 17M-by Latino family charging Dodgers security used racial slurs and assaulted 4-men in family after Dodges-Washington playoff game last fall in LA.

Texas..Report employees of Rangers in ‘fear for their life’ by going to work at Globe Stadium offices because of outbreaks.

Pirates..Layoff 15-employees in Baseball Ops and 25-employees on business side.

Giants…Family of Orlando Cepeda involved in ugly lawsuit with inlaws over his financial estate..Cepeda suffering from dementia.

Dodgers…Former OF-Andrew Toles arrested-jailed Key West, Florida..had become homeless-found sleeping outside airport…Suffering from psychiatric problems…Left the Dodgers two years in a row with bi-polar issues.

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(Roster Moves)

Giants..Release veteran P-Tyson Ross
Giants..Release relief P-Nick Vincent
Rockies..Release OF-Kelby Tomlinson
White Sox..Release P-Zach Putnam
Texas..Release P-Brian Flynn
Yankees..P-Chad Bettis retires
Braves..DL-P-Jeremy Walker-shoulder impingement
Reds..SS-Blake Trahan-retires age (26Y)

Yankees..Sign FA-SS-Matt Duffy-ex Tampa Bay
Yankees..Sign FA-P-Dan Otero-ex Indians
Yankees..DL-P-Luis Severino-placed on 60-day DL

Tigers..Close to signing #1 pick-3B-Spencer Torkelson (8.4M) slot
Yankees..Sign #1 pick-C-Austin Wells-Univ Arizona (2.5M) slot
Arizona..Sign P-Bryce Jarvis-Duke-#1 pick (2.6M) slot
Reds..Sign OF-Austin Hendrick-Mississippi State-#1 pick (4M) slot

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…………….(FOOTBALL)……………..

New England..Boston Globe reports Patriots sign FA-QB-Cam Newton to 1-year deal…ex-Carolina Panthers star recovering from 2-surgeries in 2-years.

49ers..Veteran starting OG-Mike Person announces retirement

Chargers-Minnesota….Teams talking possible trade…Bolts would deal CB-KR-PR-Desmond King to Vikings for OT-Riley Reiff.

Rams..Inform season ticket holders of possible cutbacks in seating arrangement for home games if team decides to play inless than capacity 66,000-So Fi Stadium.

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(NFL Notes)

Union…DeMaurice Smith critical of Tampa Bay QB-Tom Brady..says passing camp workouts “not in interest of player health-safety”

NFL..Owners reconsidering plan to award “bonus draft picks” to team who hire and develop minority coaches then hired by other teams.

Washington…Longtime NFL Off Line Coach-Joe Bugel passes away (80Y)…developed legendary OL-“The Hogs” with the Redskins..Former head coach Cardinals-Raiders…Longtime assistant coach in NFL.

Redskins..Washington City Council says it will not lease land for new stadium in District of Columbia if owner Dan Snyder retains team name.

Redskins..National Congress American Indians want meeting with Daniel Snyder to discuss “Nickname” controversy.

Dallas..RB-Ezekiel Elliott sued when his 3-dogs attacked a swimming pool repair worker.

Colts..LB-Darius Leonard says he was racially profiled at Chipolte Restaurant in the South-files complaint against company.

USA Today…Longtime NFL columnist Gordon Forbes passes away (90Y)…worked for paper 23-years…coveted 39-Super Bowls.

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(Teams)

Washington..WR-Emmanuel Hall-tears Achilles in private workouts
Tampa Bay..DT-Vita Vea-undergoes hand surgery
Tampa Bay..DE-Jason Pierre Paul has knee scope-laid up 4W

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(College Football)

USC…Reports 1-positive test for virus of fall athletes on campus.

UCLA..Under Armour sues to terminate 280M-Sponsorship package for uniforms-shoes-sportswear…Says school violated its marketing agreement signed in 2017.

Oregon-Oregon State…say they are dropping the name ‘Civil War’ for their rivalry game that dates back to 1929.

Patriot League…1AA-league considering dropping all non conference football games

Morehouse College…Division II school-Atlanta…dropping football

Kansas State…Players say they will boycott preseason camp unless school expels a white student who posted racist tweets about killing of George Floyd.

Clemson..reports 14-positive tests on weekend of football players-brining to 37-those tested positive.

Texas Tech…23-player test positive for virus in first week back on campus.

Mississippi…House and Senate vote to remove the ‘Stars & Bars’ portion of state flag that has existed for 129-years after Ole Miss and Mississippi State lead drive to change the flag.

Alabama..Lands transfer QB-Logan Burnett-from Mississippi State.

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………………..(BASKETBALL)……………….

Lakers-Clippers…NBA releases schedule for Orlando Bubble…Will face each other in 1st game of ‘seeding schedule’…July 30th.

Lakers-Clippers…NBA informs them of reporting date…Clippers report July 8th…Lakers-July 9th.

Clippers..Sign FA-C-Joakim Noah for playoff run-ex Bulls-Knicks star

NBA…Confirms first round of tests for virus on players…302-tested..16-positive tests.

NBA..Commissioner Adam Silver meets with Florida officials to discuss lockdown at Orlando bubble in wake of (8,942) positive tests in Florida on Friday.

NBA-Union…discuss proposal to allow players to replace their name-plate on jersey with a ‘Social Message’.

Knicks..Sign FA-G-Theo Pinson-ex Brooklyn
Knicks..Sign FA-G-Jared Harper-ex Suns
Knicks..Release G-Alonzo Trier-2nd year player

Pistons..Sign FA-C-Justin Patton-ex Dallas-Minnesota
Sixers..Sign FA-F-Ryan Broekhoff-ex Dallas.
Denver..Sign FA-F-Tyler Cook-ex Cavaliers
Brooklyn..Sign FA-F-Justin Anderson-ex Dallas

Brooklyn…Veteran G-Wilson Chandler-opts out-will not play due to family virus concerns.

Utah..C-Rudy Gobert-first player diagnosed with Virus says he still has not regained his smell 3-and half months later.

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(College)

ACC…Commissioner John Swofford-says he will retire after 24-years

Grand Canyon University….All 14-basketball players test positive for virus after first week of off season conditioning drills.

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………………..(Hockey)………………….

NHL Draft Lottery….Shakeup atop board-team in playoffs gets right to #1 pick…Alexis Lafreniere-Quebec League….Under new formula one of teams playing in 1st round-which gets eliminated-will have chance in lottery for #1 pick…All 8-first round losers will have equal chance (12%) of getting overall top pick.

Lottery…#2-LA Kings..#3-Ottawa..#4-Detroit…#5-Ottawa..#6-Ducks

NHL..Criticism of draft formula this year that does not allow worst teams to get most help…Kings jumped up from #7 to #2….Red Wings-had worst record-fell to #4….Ottawa which had 2-top choices-dropped from #3.

NHL..Says it is not ready yet to select “Hub Cities”-could make final decisions by Wednesday for playoff host cities.

NHL-Union…discussing financial impact on salary cap…Cap could remain flat at (83M) for next 3-seasons.

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………………(General)………………..

Indy 500…announces it intends to run August 23rd race with 50%-capacity….likely to draw 125,000

Formula 1…Enraged driving star Lewis Hamilton rips former CEO-owner Bernie Ecclestone for comments..”Black people likely more racist than White people”

NASCAR….
..Pocono 300-Kevin Harvick wins Saturday race after rain delay
..Pocono 350-Sunday..Denny Hamlin grabs lead with 15-laps to go and outruns Harvick for win…6th career win at that track for Hamilin.

PGA…Traveller’s Championships-Connecticut….Dustin Johnson shoots 61-on Saturday to jump to top of leaderboard..then holds off challenges to win
..(261)-Dustin Johnson shoots 19-under
..(262)-Kevin Streelman
..(263)-Mackenzie Hughes..shot (60) in first round
..(267)-Rorie McIlroy
..(268)-Xander Schauffele
..(269)-Phil Mickelson..shot 71-71 final 2-days after having lead Saturday
English Premier League:
..Wolverhampton-W-Aston Villa..Wolves climb to within 2-points 4th spot.
..Watford-L-Southampton..Danny Ings 2-goals in Southampton win

..Crystal Palace-Burnley…Monday match

Chelsea…Confirms young American star Christian Pulisic pulled from game with calf issue.

Boxing..Legend Roberto Duran hospitalized in Panama with Virus…(69Y)…won titles in 4-weight classes….(103-16) career record.

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