Hacksaw’s Headlines–Monday

Posted by on December 28th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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Chargers-W-Broncos (19-16)….K-Michael Badgley 4FGs including game winner (:41) left in game..QB-Justin Herbert (253P-1TD)…Herbert 28th TD of season-setting NFL rookie record….QB-Drew Lock (264P-2Int-2 Sacks)….Broncos K-Brandon McManus 3FGs-2 missed FGs…….Bolts (6-9)..Denver (5-10)

Chargers..Put DE-Uchenna Nwosu on IR with knee issue…Bolts already without DE-Joey Bosa-concussion protocol…DE-Melvin Ingram-knee

Chargers…Put TE-Hunter Henry on Covid IR-list
Chargers…OT-Brian Bulaga-foot injury
Chargers..CB-Casey Hayward-hamstring

Chargers..Activate rookie DE-Joe Graziano..TE-Matt Sokol from taxi suad because of injuries

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(Scoreboard)

Raiders-L-Miami (26-25)…Jason Sanders 44FG (:03) caps wild comeback win-eliminates Raiders from playoffs…Ryan Fitzpatrick comes off bench and leads 3-scoring drives in final 4-minutes of game…Finishes with (182P) after replacing Tua Tagovailoa (92P)…Derek Carr threw 85Y-TD pass to Nelson Agholor…Carr (336P-1TD) in loss…Raiders (7-8)..Miami (10-5)

49ers-W-Arizona (20-12)..RB-Jeff Wilson (183R) in win-caught 21Y-TD pass..QB-CJ Beathard (182P-3TD)…Niners (227R) in win..QB-Kyler Murray (247P-45R) in loss..Cardinals out of playoffs (8-7)…SF (6-9)

Tampa Bay-W-Detroit (47-7)..Tom Brady throws for (388P-4TD) in lopsided first half…WR-Mike Evans (10R-181)…Defense 4-sacks-2 takeaways in win…Bucs (588Y) offense…Lions (186Y)…Detroit without head coach and 5-defensive assistants with Covid tests issues…Tampa Bay (10-5)…Detroit (5-10).

Saints-W-Vikings (52-33)…RB-Alvin Kamara (155R-6TD)…Drdew Brees (311P) win win..Minnesota gave up (583Y) in loss…Saints (11-4)..Minnesota (6-9)

Chiefs-W-Atlanta (17-14)..Falcons K-Young Koo misses 34Y-FG (:03) allowing Chiefs win…QB-Patrick Mahomes (278P-2TD)…Chiefs defense 4-sacks-1 fumble recovery…QB-Matt Ryan (300P-2TD) in loss……KC (14-1)..Falcons (4-11)

Carolina-W-Washington (20-13)..QB-Ted Bridgewater (197P-TD-Int-4 sacks)…Dwayne Haskins benched at halftime…2-Interceptions-Fumble-2 Sacks) in loss…..Panthers (5-10)…WFT (6-9)

Bears-W-Jaguars (41-17)…QB-Mitch Trubisky (265P-2TD)…Bears defense 2-Int….QB-Mike Glennon (211P-2TD) in loss…..Chicago (8-7)….Jacksonville (1-14)…14th loss in row

Houston-L-Bengals (37-31)…QB-Brandon Allen. (371P-2TD)…Sammy Perine 46Y-TD run…QB-Deshaun Watson (324P-3TD) in loss….Texans (4-11-1)….Cincinnati (4-10-1)

Browns-L-Jets…(23-16)  Jets defense 4-sacks-2 fumble recoveries in upset win…Sam Darnold (174P-2TD)….Baker Mayfield (285P-0TD)….Browns had 53-passes only 18-runs in loss…Cleveland (1054)..NY (2-13)…Jets second win in row.

Steelers-W-Colts (28-24)….Steelers rally from (24-7) halftime deficit…Ben Roethlisberger (342P-3TD)….JuJu Smith-Deontae Johnson combined (17R)….Philip Rivers (270P-TD-Int-Fumble-5 sacks)…Pittsburgh (12-3)….Indy (10-5)

Ravens-W-Giants (27-13)…Lamar Jackson (183P-80R-2TD)…..Ravens defense 6-sacks…..Baltimore (249R)….Baltimore (10-5)..NY (5-10)

Rams-L-Seattle (20-9)..Russell Wilson (229P-TD)..TD rushing…Jason Myers 45-49Y-FGs in win…Rams QB-Jared Goff (234P-0TD-1 Int-3 Sacks)…Goff dislocated throwing thumb late in game……LA (9-6)…Seahawks (11-4)

Dallas-W-Eagles (37-17)…QB-Andy Dalton (377P-3TD)..CD Lamb 52Y-TD catch..Michael Gallup (6R-112Y-2TD)…Zeke Elliott (105R)….QB-Jalen Hurts (242P-69R) in loss……Cowboys (6-9)…Philadelphia (4-10-1)

Packers-Titans…Aaron Rodgers throws 5TD passes in snow in 3-quarters….Packers had (33-14) led in 4th quarter at Press Time…Green Bay (12-3)….Titans (10-5)

Bills-Patriots..Buffalo (11-3)…New England (6-8)….Monday Night Football.

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(NFL)

Browns…Flite to New York was delayed on Saturday because of positive tests in Cleveland WR-corps…Browns without 4-wide receivers for game…Jarvis Landry-Rashard Higgins-were among those left home because of ‘close contact’ testing.

Minnesota…Coach Mike Zimmer calls Friday loss ‘worst defensive performance ever been associated with’…Vikings gave up (583Y) to Saints.

Carolina..Hands out 10,000-fines to WRs-DJ Moore-Curtis Samuel and 5-other players for Covid violations two weeks ago.

Ravens..Socked with 250,000-fines for Covid violations when 23-players wound up on Covid IR list

Broncos…GM-John Elway vote confidence Coach Vic Fangio despite (5-10) season

Jaguars..Interview ex Giants-GM-Jerry Reese for GM post

Raiders..Jon Gruden under fire for poor play calling and poor defense..Gruden (18-29) in 3-years with Raiders.

Miami…QB-Tua Tagovailoa remains starter despite being ranked last in Yard per pass attempt
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(Injuries)

Rams..QB-Jared Goff-dislocated thumb on throwing hand
Rams..RB-DarrellHenderson-sprained ankle
Saints..LB-Kwon Alexander-torn Achilles
Detroit..QB-Matthew Stafford-ankle injury
Colts..OT-Anthony Constanzo-knee issue
Colts..IR-OT-Braden Smith-Covid test
Arizona..QB-Kyler Murray-possible calf injury-leg whip
Miami..LB-Elandon Roberts-knee injury
Jaguars..RB-James Robinson-ankle issue
Denver..IR-RB-Philip Lindsay-ankle-knee
Houston..IR-DE-Whitney Mercilus-Covid test
Seattle..Activate TE-Greg Olson from IR
Eagles..Activate WR-DeSean Jackson from IR

Jets..WR coach Shawn Jefferson leaves team-Covid test

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(Roster Moves)

Seattle..DT-Damon Harrison asks team to release him
Patriots..sign FA-K-Roberto Aguayo-ex Bucs
Saints..sign FA-WR-Jake Kumerow-ex Bills
Lions..Release RB-Jonathon Williams
Washington..Release WR-Dontrelle Inman

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(College Football)

Utah…Shocking death of star freshman RB-Tyler Jordan-died of accidental self inflicted gunshot wound on Christmas night…Was Pac 12-freshman of the year.

Boise State…Will interview Kellen Moore for head coaching job…Moore former Broncos QB-is Off Coord-Dallas Cowboys

Miami..QB-D’Erik King says he will bypass NFL and return to Canes

Heisman Trophy…4-finalists…QB-Mac Jones-Alabama…WR-Davonta Smith-Alabama..QB-Trevor Lawrence-Clemson..QB-Kyle Trask-Florida.

Boise State..Outgoing coach Bryan Harsin wrote Email to President imploring him to move Broncos football from Mountain West Conference to the American Athletic Conference just weeks before Harsin took the Auburn football job.

Michigan State…QB-Rocky Lombardi-transfers to Northern Illinois.

Arkansas..Legendary DT- Lloyd Phillips passes away (75)..1960s star-was #1 draft pick Bears

Music City Bowl…Csncelled because increased Covid issues at Missouri

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(Bowl Games)

Orlando-Cure Bowl…Liberty-W-Coastal Carolina (37-34) OT..Flames QB-Malik Willis (220P-137R) 4TD…outduels Chanticleers QB-Grayson McCall (318P-3TD) in see saw game…Liberty finishes (10-1)..Coastal 11-game win streak-snapped.

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……………(Basketball)…………………

Lakers-Minnesota….Lakers hit 6-straight 3-point shots to start game..jump out to (38-21) lead in 1st quarter at Press time on Sunday Night

Clippers-L-Dallas (124-73)…..Clippers played without Kawhi Leonard-mouth injury…Mavs scored77-points in first half…Luka Doncic (24P)…Mavs hit 14-3’s….Clippers shot just (34%) from floor….LA (4-33) from 3-point line…..51-point loss at home.. …Sunday night

Lakers-Portland…Monday night NBA action

Clippers…F-Kawhi Leonard-8 stitches inside mouth-hit by errant elbow from teammate Serge Ibaka

Houston-L-Portland (128-126) OT…James Harden (44P) in loss….Damian Lillard-CJ McCollum combined for (72P) in win……Rockets had to play without 4-players held out because of Covid close contact issues

Golden State…C-James Wiseman averaging (17P-8R) per game after first week of NBA season.

Golden State…Warriors lose by 26-39 points in first two games of season.

Knicks..Lose 1st round pick Obi Toppin-calf strain
Minnesota..Keith Anthony Towns-wrist injury in game
Lakers..F-Anthony Davis sits out Sunday game-calf strain
Golden State..C-Marquese Chriss-fractured foot

Boston..Mourns passing legendary G-KC Jones..won 8-titles in a row with Bill Russell with Celtics…Also won 2-titles as Boston coach…Jones starred at USF with Russell…also coached Washington Bullets-Seattle Supersonics…Was (88Y)…had dementia

LeBron James…Named AP-Athlete of Year for his contributions to team, NBA and cities he lives in.

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(College)

UCSD…Cancels lst game of Big West Conference schedule…opener with Cal Poly-continued Covid problems.

Duke…Blue Devils cancel rest of Women’s Basketball schedule because of ongoing campus Covid problems.

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…………….(Baseball)……………..

Padres…Lose out on big for FA-P-Kohei Arihar-Nippon Ham Fighters…was (60-50) with 3.74-ERA…signed with Texas Rangers (2Y-7M) deal…Padres would have had to pay additonal 1.4M in posting fee to sign him.

Padres-Cubs…Trade talks for P-Yu Darvish stall…Friars want Cubs to pick up 20M of 40M owed on Darvish salary….Report Cubs want OF-Wil Myers in swap of salaries.

Padres..continue dialogue with Japanese FA-P-Tomo Sugano..Yomiuri Giants (101-50) in career in Japan…competing with Red Sox-Mets.

Dodgers..Reject overtures 3B-Justin Turner who continues to demand (3Y) contract extension.

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(Roster Moves)

Giants..Make contract offer to FA-P-Tomo Sugano-Yomiuri Giants
Red Sox..Open contract talks with FA-2B-Keke Hernandez

Hanshin Tigers-Japan;..sign FA-P-Raul Alcantra-ex A’s
Rakuten-Korea..Sign FA-P-Dillon Overton-ex A’s
Fubou-China..Sign FA-P-Hector Noesi-ex Marlins
Kia Tigers-Korea..Sign FA-P-Daniel Megden-ex A’s
Lotte Marines-Korea..Sign FA-SS-Adeiny Hechavarria-ex Marlins-Braves-Mets-Blue Jays

Pirates..OF-Greg Polanco suffers broken wrist playing Winter League ball.
Corey Kluber…ex Indians ace-to hold bullpe session January 12th for teams-coming off surgery

Phil Niekro…Hall of Fame pitcher passes away (81)….spent 24-years in majors (310-wins)…20-years with Milwaukee-Atlanta Braves..made majors after 10-years in minors perfecting knuckleball.

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…………….(Hockey)……………

Gulls…Assign D-Hunter Drew-playing in Slovakia during AHL shutdown

AHL…”Return to Play Committee” holds emergency conference calls on Saturday to discuss possible further delay of start of season…slated to start February 5th…Topics discussed:
..Reduce schedule to 40-games..start in March with vaccine distribution
..Status of 11-independent clubs in AHL that need financial help
..Status of 6-man NHL taxi squads taken from AHL clubs
..Status of possible ‘loan’ program sending top draft picks to join other AHL clubs if some teams suspend play.
..Cost of Covid testing daily
..Establishment of regional schedule
..Status of 4-Canadian teams in AHL
..Board of Governors to meet on Wednesday..possible vote on delay.

Washington..Caps interested in FA-G-Craig Anderson-ex Ottawa…Jimmy Howard-ex Red Wings because of loss of veteran backup G-Henrik Lundqvist with heart issue.

St Louis Blues..Sign FA-C-Mike Hoffman-Florida Pahthers to 1Y-deal..had 29-goals last season.
Arizona-Ottawa..Trade-Coyotes deal F-Derek Stepan to Senators for #2 pick
Winnipeg..F-Mark Letestu retires
Washington..Sign FA-G-Craig Anderson-spent 10Y with Ottawa
Edmonton..sign FA-D-Slater Koekkoek-ex Blackhawks
Chicago..sign FA-F-Carl Soderberg-ex Coyotes
Coyotes..sign FA-G-Zach McIntyre-ex Devils
Washington..Lose FA-F-Ilya Kovalchuk-signs with Omsk-KHL-Russias

Red Wings..Recall #1 pick Felip Zedina and 4-others players from Europe.

NHL…Monday deadline for players to “Opt Out” of training camps

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(General)

English Premier League-Scores
..Leicester-Tie-Manchester United…Marcus Ranford goal for Man U
..Arsenal-W-Chelsea..Alex Lacazette penalty shot goal for Gunners
..Fulham-Tie-Southampton…(0-0)
..Everton-Win-Sheffield…Everton scores game winner (80′)
..Manchester City-W-Newcastle..(2-0) City victory
..Hot Spur-Tie-Wolverhampton…Wolves score in (86′)
..Liverpool-Tie-West Brom…Semi Ajayi scores in (82′) for West Brom in suprprise tie
..West Ham-Tie-Brighton..West Ham scores in (82′)..
..Leeds-W-Burnley..Pat Bamford scores (5′) for Leeds game winner..

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