Hacksaw’s Headlines–Monday

Posted by on January 4th, 2021  •  0 Comments  • 

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Chargers-W-Chiefs (38-21)….QB-Justin Herbert (302P-3TD)…WR-Mike Williams (6R-108Y)…RB-Justin Jackson (72R)….Bolts win 4th in a row-likely save Anthony Lynn job…..Chiefs rested virtuall all their star players on Sunday….Chiefs self destructed ….fumbled punt by Mecole Hardman opened flood gates….Facemask and helmet hit penalties and 2-pass inteference penalties led to TD drive by Chargers…….Bolts (7-9)…Kansas City (14-2)…Chiefs retain homefield advantage and bye.

Chargers..Coach Anthony Lynn fate to be decided quickly with 1Y-left on his contract…Lynn (32-31) in career…(1-1) postseason…Last two seasons (11-21) since 2018 playoff win

Chargers..WR-Keean Allen placed on Covid IR-list-ends season (100R)
Chargers..CB-Casey Hayward goes on IR-hamstring issue
Chargers..RB-Aaron Ekeler-concussion on violent helmet hit

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(Scoreboard)

Eagles-L-Washington (20-14)…QB-Alex Smith (162P-2TD-2Int)…Eagles benched QB-Jalen Hurts (7-20-72P)…Bsckup Nate Sudfeld Int-Fumble…Ron Rivera’s team makes playoffs with (7-9) record

Cowboys-L-Giants..(23-19)..QB-Daniel Jones (229P-2TD)..Giants defense 6-sacks..Graham Gano hits key 50Y-FG…QB-Andy Dalton (243P-0TD) in loss…Giants bumped out of playoffs by Eagles win

Buffalo-L-Miami (56-26)…Bills-Isaiah McKenzie 84Y-PR-TD..Caught 2TD passes…QB-Josh Allen (224P-3TD)….Bills defense 3-interceptions of Tua Tagovailoa (351P-1TD)…Miami misses playoffs despite 10-win season..

Ravens-W-Bengals .(38-3)…RB-JK Dobbins 73Y-TD run..(160R)…QB-Lamaar Jackson (113p-97R)….Brandon Alleh )6-21) 48Y-passing…Ravens get wildcard spot..

Browns-W-Steelers..(24-22)…Nick Chubb 47Y-TD run…Baker Mayfield (196P-TD)….QB-Mason Rudolph (312P-2TD)..took 4-sacks…Browns get wildcat slot…Steelers rested most of star players…

Rams-W-Arizona..(18-7)…Troy Hill 84Y-TD-Interception…QB-John Wolford (231P-53R)….Matt Gay 3FGs in win…Rams get wildcard spot..Cardinals out of playoffs..

Packers-W-Bears..(35-16)…Aaron Rodgers throws 72Y-TD-Marques Scantling….Rodgxers (204P-4TD)…Mitch Trubisky (252P) in loss…Packers (13-3) get first round bye and homefield advantage.

Saints-W-Carolina..(33-7)…Drew Brees (201P-2TD…RB-Ty Montgomery (106R)….CJ Beathard (273P)…Saints win division

Colts-W-Jaguars..(28-14)…RB-Jon Taylor (253R-2TD)…Philip Rivers (168P)…Mike Glennon (261P-2TD)…Colts get wildcard spot…Jaguars lose 15th game in a row

Titans-W-Houston..(41-38)…Rookie Sam Sloman game winning FG (:03)…RB-Derrick Henry (252R)…52Y-TD run…WR-AJ Brown (10R-150)….Texans QB-Deshaun Watson (365P-3TD)…WR-Brandon Cooks (11R-166)…Kai Fairbairn 4FGs in loss…Titans wins AFC south.

Seattle-W-49ers..(26-23)..Russell Wilson (171P-2TD)…WR-Ty Lockett (12R-90Y-2TD)….CJ Beathard (273P)

Tampa Bay-W-Atlanta.(44-27)….Tom Brady (399P-4TD)…Antonio Brown (11R-138-2TD)…Chris Godwin (54-133)…Bucs wildcard slot….Matt Ryan (265P-2TD) in loss.

Vikings-W-Lions..(37-35)…Kirk Cousins (405P-3TD)…Justin Jefferson (9R-133)….in win…Matt Stafford (293P-3TD)…WR-Marvin Jones (8R-180)…in loss..Both teams missed playoffs

Patriots-W-Jets (28-14)…Cam Newton (242P-3TD-79R)…Pats defense 2-Int-3 sacks in win…Sam Darnold (249P) in loss…Pats finish (7-9)…Jets (2-14)..

Raiders-W-Broncos..(32-31)….Raiders block 2FG attemptsin game….Derek Carr 4th quarter TD pass and 2-point conversion with (:15) left caps wild see-saw game…Carr (371P-2TD)…Darren Waller (9R-117) in win….Drew Lock (339P-2TD) in loss…Raiders finish (8-8) miss playoffs..Denver (5-11).

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(NFL Notes)

Jets…Fire coach Adam Gase f…Was (9-23) in New York

Jacksonville..Doug Marrone firing..Jaguars lost 15-games in row

Eagles..Doug Pederson expected to be retained despite (4-10-1) record…is (22-24-1) as head coach.

Raiders..Report Jon Gruden will blow up defensive coaching staff..Gruden (18-29) as head coach since returning to NFL.

Atlanta..Interviewed Raheem Morris for head job..(4-6) since taking over as interim coach after Dan Quinn firing after (0-5) start.

 

Atlanta..Confirms will do Zoom interviews with Eric Bienemy-Chiefs…Richard Salaeh-49ers on Monday

Lions..Want permission to interview John Schnieder-Seattle GM about President Football Ops job

Jacksonville…Florida Times Union says Jaguars want to talk to Urban Meyer-ex Gators coach and Ryan Day-Ohio State

Lions..Intefview Marvin Lewis-ex Bengals coach

Houston..Interviews Malik Boyd-Buffalo-for vacant GM job

Eagles..Defensive Coordinator Jim Schwartz leaving team health problems with hip-heart surgeries

Cincinnati..Fire OL-coach Jim Turner

Lions..Have interviewed 8-candidates for head GM job.

Cowboys…Sign Kellen Moore to 3Y-contract extension-remain as Off Coord

Eagles..QB-Carson Wentz agent asks team for trade…Wentz has (34M) cap figure
Patriots..Sources say New England will not offer contract extnesion to QB-Cam Netwokn

Raiders..DE-Arden Key-fined (6752) for flagrant face mask penalty vs Miami last weekend.

Colts..QB-Philip Rivers says he wants to play next year-is on 1-year deal
Denver..QB-Drew Lock-ranked 35th in QB rating (72R)
Tampa Bay..Coach Bruce Ariens on Tom Brady..’exceeded expectations’

NFL…Referre Clay Martin hospitalized night before game-Covid issues

Saints..RB-Alvin Kamara fined 5,000-for wearing Christmas shoes last weekend.

Broncos..Mourn passing legendary RB-Floyd Little (78Y)-long battle with cancer..All American at Syracuse…Little (8700APY-54TD) in career

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(Injuries)

Chiefs…CB-DeAndre Baker-broken leg on Sunday

Bucs..WR-Mike Evans sprained knee

Saints..RB-Alvin Kamara tests positive twice for virus-could miss start of playoffs.
Saints..3-other RBs-Latavius Murray-placed in isolation for close contact..as well as RB-coach.
Saints..S-DJ Swearingen..S-CJ Johnson-placed on Covid IR

Browns..Bill Callahan-OL coach and his assistant test positive for Covid

CBS-Analyst Tony Romo misses Sunday broadcast-Covid issue

Miami..QB-Ryan Fitzpatrick-placed on Covid IR
Steelers..TE-Eric Ebron on Covid IR list
Steelers..CB-Joe Haden on Covid IR list
Arizona..LB-Leonard Floyd-hospitalized with stomach illness
49ers..IR-OT-Trent Williams-elbow injury
Seattle..CB-Demarious Randall placed on Covid IR
Tampa Bay..LB-Devin White on Covid IR
Tampa Bay..LB-Shaq Barrett on Covid IR
Tampa Bay..DT-Steve McLendon on Covid IR
Arizona..IR-WR-Christian Kirk-Covid issues
Bills…IR-TE-Tyler Kroft-Covid issues
Bengals..IR-DT-Mike Daniels-Covid
Broncos..IR-WR-KY Hamler-knee
Broncos..Surgery DT-Shelby Harris-knee
Packers..Surgery OT-David Bakhtiari-knee injury
Colts..Surgery OT-Anthony Constanzo-knee
Patriots..IR-RB-Damien Harris-knee issue
Raiders..IR-OT-Trent Brown-knee..has missed 16-of-32 games
Eagles..DT-Fletcher Cox misses game-knee injury

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(Roster Moves)

Bills..Sign FA-WR-Kenny Stills-ex Houston
Ravens..Sign FA-P-Johnny Townsend-ex Kings
Washington..Sign FA-RB-Jon Williams-ex Packers

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(College Football)

Rose Bowl..Ohio State-W-Clemson (49-28)..Buckeyes QB-Justin Fields  (385P-6TD)….RB-Trey Sermon (193R)..Buckeyes pile up (639Y) offense vs Tigers…Clemson QB-Trevor Lawrence (400P) in loss…finishes career (34-2)

Orange Bowl..Alabama-W-Notre Dame (31-14)..QB-Mac Jones (25-30) 297P-4TD..RB-Najee Harris (125R)..WR-Devonta Smith (7R-130Y-3TD) in Tide win…Irish (0-7) in BCS-playoff games.

Texas..Fires coach Tom Herman (32-18)..is owed 15M-buyout
Texas..Hires Steve Sarkisian-Alabama Off Coor as Longhorns coach..(46-35) at Washington-USC.

Florida..Fires 2-DB coaches after Gators gave up 28-TD passes
USC..Fires OL coach Tim Drevno and strength coach
Arizona..Hire Chuck Cecil-DB coach
Arizona..Hire Brennan Carroll-ex Seahawks-as Off Coord
ASU..Fire Darien Hagan as WR coach

Boise State..Hires Jeremiah Dickey as Athletic Director-ex Baylor
Boise State..Kellen Moore pulls out of interview for Broncos head job

Florida..QB-Kyle Trask files for NFL draft (43TD) this year
BYU..QB-Zach Wilson files for NFL draft..(33TD) this year
Texas..QB-Sam Ehlinger files for NFL draft
USC..WR-Armon St-Brown files for NFL draft
USC..DT-Marlo Tuipulotu files for NFL draft
USC..CB-Olajah Griffin-files for NFL draft
UCLA..QB-Ethan Garber transfers in from Washington Huskies
Oklahoma..QB-Chandler Morris enters NCAA Transfer portal
Oklahoma..QB-Tanner Mordecai-transfers to SMU

Aztecs..S-Tariq Thompson..CB-Darren Hall file for NFL draft
Aztecs..RB-Zidane Thomas enters Transfer portal-did not play in 2020
Aztecs..Land P-Collyn Hopkins-recruit from Illinois

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…………..(Basketball)……………

Aztecs-L-Colorado State (70-67)….SDSU loses gruesome game to Rams…blew 26-point lead….Aztecs led (33-7) in first half…Rams took lead with 3-point shot and 3-free throws in final (:12) of game….Aztecs had a (25-2) run to take huge lead…Rams had (19-0) run in second half…State hit 14-3 points shots in game but lost…Rams hit 11-3’s…SDSU  is (6-2)…Rams off to (3-0) start in Mountain West Conference.

Aztecs-Colorado State…2nd game of back-to-back series on Monday night.

USD-BYU…Toreros game cancelled…4th incident of Covid problems ast USD.

UCLA..F-Chris Smith-torn ACL-gone for year (12P-6R)

BYU..Former coach Dave Rose-suffers major stroke-spent 14Y with Cougars (348-wins)..retired in 2019

Virginia..shuts down Cavaliers program for 2nd time in 2-weeks-Covid issues.

Duke..coach Mike Krzyzewski put into isolation-contact testing

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(NBA)

Lakers-W-Memphis (108-94)…LeBron James-Anthony Davis combine (39P)…Montrzl Harrell-Wes Matthews combine (30P) off bench….Lakers used (13-2) spurt in 4th quarter to pull away from Grizzlies in Sunday night action…Lakers now (5-2)…play in Memphis again on Tuesday

Clippers-W-Suns  (112-107)…Paul George scores (39P)…LA hits 17-3’s…Clippers now (6-2)…Sunday night game

Phoenix..Suns mourn passing of former All Star Guard-Hall of Famer-Paul Westphal-passes away brain cancer (70Y)..Played for Boston-Seattle-Knicks….Coaches Suns-Seattle among other teams..(15PPG) career average

Dallas..F-James Johnson fired (40,000) for flagrant shoving incident
Charlotte..F-Caleb-Cody Martin fined combined (35,000) for incident.

Utah..G-Jordan Clarkson fined (25,000) for shoving referee in game

Toronto..G-Pascal Siakim benched for walking off floor to lockeroom during game
Sacramento…Father of C-Marvin Bagley says Kings should trade son if not playing him.

Orlando..Lose G-Cheme Okeke-4W-knee
Denver..F-Michael Porter-placed on Covid list
Golden State-Surgery-C-Marquese Chriss-broken leg
Indiana..F-TJ Warren-fractured foot
Sacramento..G-Ty Haliburton-wrist injury
Atlanta..F-Danilo Gallinari-out 2W-ankle
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……………..(Baseball)………………

Padres…Make contact with FA-2B-Keke Hernandez of Dodgers
Padres…Talk to FA-2B-Marwin Gonzalez-ex Twins-Astros
Padres…Contact FA-SS-Brad Miller-ex Mariners-Phillies
Padres..DFA-OF-Greg Allen…hit (.154) last year
Padres..Reopen talks with FA-OF-Jorge Mateo

Dodgers…Open contract talks with FA-2B-DJ LeMaheiu-ex Yankees….Hit (.364) last year…won batting titles in both AL-NL…Career (.305) hitter…Sources say Yankees are 25M-apart in contract talks with LeMahieu

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(Roster Moves)

Toronto…Open talks with FA-P-Trevor Bauer-ex Reds-Indians
Twins..Contract offer to FA-P-Alex Colome-ex White Sox-Tampa Bay
Cubs..Open talks with FA-C-Jason Castro-ex Padres

Cubs..Sign FA-P-Adam Morgan-ex Phillies
Miami..Sign FA-C-Sandy Leon-ex Red Sox
Miami..Sign FA-P-Ross Detwiler-ex Washington-White Sox
Phillies..Sign FA-P-Michael Ynoa-ex A’s
Yankees..Sign FA-OF-Socrates Brito-ex Arizona-Pirates-Padres

Yankees..P-Masahiro Tanaka-offered contract Rakuten Eagles-Japan

NC Dinos-Korea..Sign FA-OF-Aaron Altherr-hit 30HRs last year KBO
Tomo Sugano…Yomiuri Giants..have 6-free offers MLB

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……………(Hockey)…………..

Anaheim Ducks…Coach Dallas Eakins say team plans to keep Gulls G-Anthony Stolarz as 3rd goalie this season with big club…could keep top 4-Gulls players on Ducks taxi squad

LA Kings…ex Ranger Liass Anderson scores 2-goals in 2-intrasquad games since arriving from Sweden.

Vancouver…Sign FA-D-Travis Harmonic-ex Calgary-Islanders-opted out last year
Arizona..Sign FA-F-Derek Brassard-ex Islanders
Winnipeg..Sign FA-F-Trevor Lewis-ex LA Kings veteran checker
Vancouver..F-Michael Ferland will not report to camp-concussion issues
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-F-Boo Nievfes-ex Rangers
Boston..Lose F-Brandon Guance-signs with Vaxjo-Sweden

LA Kings…have 12M-cap space to make deals to upgrade roster to start season

NHL..Says it plans on 2-Winter Classic outdoor games at Lake Tahoe…2/20-Colorado-Las Vegas..2/21-Flyers-Bruins.

Minnesota Wild..Hire Randy Sexton as Assistant GM-to Bill Guerin.

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………….(General)……………

English Premier League…Scores

..Leicester-W-Newcastle…City (10-5-2)..game winning goal 72′
..Manchester City-W-Chelsea..City (8-2-5)…City scores 2-goals in 3-minutes in first half
..Everton-L-West Ham…Everton gives up goal in 86′

..Manchester United-W-Aston Villa…Man U get penalty kick goal
..Hot Spur-W-Leeds..Harry Kane goal for Tottenham
..Crystal Palace-W-Sheffield…Palace scores at 4′ mark
..Brighton-Tie-Wolverhampton..Both teams score on penalty shots
..Arsenal-W-West Brom..Andre Lacazette 2-goals 61′-64′
..Burnley-Fulham….Postponed-Covid issues at Fulha

…Liverpool-vs-Southampton…Monday game…Liverpool (9-1-6)

EPL…Soccer officials continue discussion about possible shutdown of league for 2-weeks in hopes of controlling virus outbreaks among its owner players…No vote scheduled yet.

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