Hacksaw’s Headlines-Monday

Posted by on April 3rd, 2023  •  0 Comments  • 

…(March Madness)…

Aztecs-W-Florida Atlantic (72-71)….SDSU gets to NCAA Championship game for first time in school history…State now (32-6)
..Lamont Butler hits pull up jumper buzzer beater with (0.6) left on clock
..Aztecs wiped out 14-points Owls lead
..SDSU had (35-12) scoring surge coupled with strong defense-2nd half
..Matt Bradley (22P)
..Jaedon Ledee hits 2-baskets in (:18) span
..Aztecs hit 9-three point shots
..Aztecs defense held FAU 1-basket in final (4:08)
..Won game despite 9-missed free throws
..Survived 7-early fouls to Nathan Mensah-Jaedon Dedee
..Aztecs had 27-points off the bench

U Conn-W–Miami (72-59)…Huskies continue to storm thru tourney
..Adamo Sanogo (21P-10R)
..Jordan Hawkins (13P)

Championship Game: Monday..Aztecs-vs-UConn
..Huskies go after 5th NCAA title
..Aztecs in NCAA finals for first time
..Huskies (16-0) vs non conference teams..Margin victory 23-points
..Keys to game-Aztecs bigs hold up against 6’10-Sanogo
..Aztecs in your face defense against UConn shooting G-Jordan Hawkins
..Both teams use 9-man rotation
..U Conn averages (78P) per game..shoots 44%
..U Conn defense holds teams 40%-shooting
..U Conn tourney wins-blowouts..by 13-15-23-24-28 points
..Aztecs defense allows team shoot only 40%..
..SDSU is (6-0) winning by 3-points or less
..Aztecs have won 19-of-21 games
..Huskies have wins against Oregon-Alabama-St Mary’s-Arkansas-Gonzaga

(Women’s Tournament)

LSU-W-Iowa..(102-85)…Tigers set NCAA record with offensive explosion…Lady Tigers hit 11-3’s in jumping out to 21-point lead..then fought off 2nd half comeback when Iowa cut lead to 9-points…Kim Mulkey gets 4th NCAA title..1st at LSU…Jasmine Carson (22P)…Alexis Morris (21P) led onslaught…Iowa star Caitlan Clark had (30P) but only (9-22) shooting in loss..Championship game

March Madness ratings..dropped…drew 9.4M viewership first weekend…dropped to 9.1M-vieweers in Sweet 16-weekend.

(College Notes)

South Carolina-L-Iowa…Caitlin Clark record (41P) upset win for Hawkeyes
Virginia Tech-L-LSU…Kim Mulkey-ex Baylor coach-gets LSU to finals in 2nd year in upset win over #1-ranked Hokies

Michigan..C-Hunter Dickinson enters transfer portal-(7’C) 18P-9R
Kentucky..G-Caso Wallace files for NBA draft (11P-4A) game
Arkansas..G-Nick Smith files for NBA draft (12P)
Alabama..F-Brandon Miller files for NBA draft (18P-9R)
UCLA..G-Jaylen Clark files for NBA draft

George Mason..Hires Tony Skinn as head coach-Maryland assistant
Buffalo…Hires George Holcovage as head coach-Villanova assistant
Texas Tech..Hires Grant McCasland as head coach-North Texas (1635-65)

Michigan State..Coach Tom Izzo implores NCAA to change transfer portal preventing players from transferring to a 2nd team after initial transfer.

Cal..Hires Mark Madsen as head coach-ex Utah Valley
Penn State..Hires Mark Rhoades-ex VCU
Army..Hires Kevin Kuvick-ex Butler assistant
USF..Hire Amir Rahim-ex Kennesaw State
Temple..Hire Adam Fisher-ex Penn State assistant
VCU..Hites Ryan Odom-ex Utah State

Lakers-W-Houston (134-109)…..Lakers erupt for 70-points in lst half and blowout hapless Rockets…Anthony Davis (40P)..Davis (15-for-20) shooting..(10-12)Free Throws…..Sunday game…Lakers (40-38)

Clippers-L-New Orleans (122-114)…Brandon Ingram (36P) outgunned Kawhi Leonard (40P)…..Saturday game…Clippers (41-38)

Lakers-W-Minnesota (121-111)..Friday game..Anthohy Davis (38P) in win
Clippers-L-Memphis (108-94)..LA shoots just 34% in loss
(NBA Notes)

NBA-Union..Reach agreement on new 7Y-CBA
..No change in College 1-and-done rule
..No change in allowing 18-year olds from high school to go to draft
..Add 17M-to Salary Cap threshold..Teams would lose all cap exemptions
..Load Management-Players must play in 65-league games
..Mid Season Tourney..Play In games in November
..8-teams in Single elimination playoff in December
..Final 4-would be on neutral floor-likely Las Vegas.
..Upper Level extension for key players goes from 120% pay raise to 140%
..Add 3rd two way contracts for clubs to carry

NBA..Fines Minnesota’s Rudy Gobert (25,000),,Chris Finch (15,000) for criticism of refs in game with Suns

NBA..Supsends Milwaukee F-Thana Antetokounmpo 1-game-head butt incident with Blake Griffin.

Dallas..Owner Mark Cuban…’we expected to win’…Mavs (4-9) since trade to unite Kyrie Irving with Luka Doncic

Indiana..Lose G-Tyrese Haliburton ankle-elbow injuries
Knicks..F-Julius Randle-ankle sprain-out 2W…was averaging (25PPG)
Minnesota..C-Naz Reid-broken wrist
Utah..F-Laurie Markkonen-bruised hand

Golden State..G-Andrew Wiggins has now missed 20-games in a row with family issues

San Antonio…Longtime NBA-F-LaMarcus Aldridge retires-7X All Star..spent bulk of career in Spurs uniform

Basketball Hall of Fame…Names Greg Popovich..Dewayne Wade-Pau Gasol-Dirk Nowitzke to next Class of Enshrinees.

Padres-W-Rockies (3-1)..Trent Grisham HR..Xander Bogaerts 2RHR…Seth Lugo (7inn-1R)….Juan Soto (0-3)..now (1-14) on season…Sunday game

Padres-W-Rockies (8-4)-Saturday..Xander Bogaerts 2RHR..Michael Wacha (6inn-4R)

Padres-Arizona..Monday matchup-Ryan Weathers gets start for Friars

Padres..Coach Matt Williams remains hospitalized after major colon cancer surgery

Padres..Diamond Sports makes 50M-delayed rights fee payment to Padres to retain broadcast rights for this season.

Padres..Yu Darvish-85 pitch outing in minor league game-will start Thursday
Padres..P-Joe Musgrove 65 pitches-spring training..starts Thursday at El Paso
Padres..Drew Pomeranz throws batting practice in Peoria
Padres..P-Adrian Morejon out 10-weeks-elbow joint injury
Padres..Sign 1B-Jake Cronenworth (7Y-70M)
Padres..DFA-P-Michel Baez-has had chronic knee issues
Dodgers-L-Arizona. (2-1)…LA wastes strong outing Noah Syndegaard (6inn-1R)…Sunday game

Dodgers-W-Arizona (10-1)-Saturday..Trayce Thompson 3HRs-8RBI

Dodgers-Rockies..Monday game..Michael Grove makes start for LA

Dodgers..P-Tony Gonsolin throws bullpen session
Dodgers..P-Ryan Pepiot-oblique injury
Angels-W-A’s (6-0)…Mike Trout-Shohei Ohtani-Logah O’Hoppe HRs…Tyler Anderson (6inn-0R)…..Sunday game

Angels-W-A’s (13-1)…Halos score 11R-2nd inning against rookie P-Shin Fujiyama

Angels-Seattle..Monday game

Angels..3B-Anthony Rendon faces suspension for grabbing A’s fan by the shirt who heckled him in team tunnel.

Angels..Owner Arte Moreno criticized for refusing to spend 300,000 in travel costs to send radio broadcast team on the road again this season.

Angels..Put P-Griff Canning..Chris Rodriguez on IL to continue rehab
Angels..Put P-Jose Marte on 60-day IL-stress fracture elbow

Cleveland-W-Seattle..Mike Zunino 3RHR-Cleve..Julio Rodriguez HR-M’s
Phillies-Texas…Rangers had early (2-1) lead at Press Time..
Tampa Bay-W-Detroit..Tigers (0-4) start..Randy Arozarena HR
Washington-W-Atlanta..MacKenzie Gore (5inn-1R) for Nats
Boston-W-Orioles..Adam Duvall 3H-Bosox
Yankees-W-Giants..Giancarlo Stanton-Aaron Judge HRs
Mets-W-Miami..Tommy Pham (3-4) 3RBI
Reds-W-Pirates..Graham Ashcraft (7inn-1R)
White Sox-W-Houston..Mike Clevinger (5inn-0R)-Sox
Twins-W-Royals..Joey Gallo solo HR-3RHR-Minn
Cardinals-W-Toronto..Noland Gorman 2HR-4RBI
Brewers-W-Cubs..Jess Winker HR-3RBI-Milw

(MLB Notes)

MLB-Union..Reach agreement for pay raises for all minor leaguers
..AAA players pay goes to (35,800) from (17,500)
..AA players get (30,200) from (13,800)
..A players raise to (27,300) from (11,000)
..Rookie League (19,8000) from (4,800)

MLB..Opening Day new rules:
..14-pitching clock violations in 15-games
..Stolen bases 21-in-23 attempts
..Opening day games reduced 26-minutes

Pirates..Contract talks on OF-Brian Reynolds stall again…Negotiating (8Y-108M) extension but now arguing about deferred payments and  and Reynolds request for opt out clauses.

Yankees..Ask MLB to allow them to issue Manager-Coaches uniforms with no numbers…Yankees have 22-retired numbers and are running out of numbers to hand out.

Rockies..IL-P-Daniel Bard-stress attacks
Braves..IL-P-Max Fried hamstring
Braves..60-day IL-P-Tyler Matzek-shoulder
Mets..IL-P-Justin Verlander-minor shoulder issue
Seattle..IL-P-Robbie Ray-out 6W-forearm strain
Cubs..IL-OF-Seiya Suzuki-ongoing oblique issue
Orioles..60-day IL-P-John Means-continue rehab elbow surgery
Orioles..IL-C-James McCann-hamstring
Red Sox..60-day IL-Adalberto Mondesi-knee
Texas..60-day IL-P-Jake Odorizzi..P-Glenn Otto-shoulder injuries
Milwaukee..IL-P-Adrian Houser-groin
Milwaukee..Lose 2B-Luis Urias-8W-hamstring injury
Giants..60-day IL-P-Luke Jackson-continue rehab shoulder
Washington..IL-OF-Corey Dickerson-calf
(Roster Moves)

Reds-Mariners..TRADE..Cinn deals OF-Nick Solak to Seattle
A’s-Phillies…TRADE..A’s deal OF-Christian Palache
Tampa Bay-Yankees..TRADE..Rays send P-Colton Brewers to NY
Royals-Braves..TRADE..KC sends P-Rich Lovelady to Atl

Phillies..Sign FA-P-Jeff Hoffman-ex Royals-Reds
Washington..Sign FA-C-Kevin Plawecki-ex Pirates
Braves..Sign FA-OF-Charlie Culbeson-ex Tampa
Seattle..Sign FA-2B-Cesar Hernandez-ex Tigers
Giants..Sign FA-C-Gary Sanchez-ex Twins-Yankees
Yankees..Sign FA-OF-Franchy Cordero-ex Red Sox
Texas..Sign FA-OF-Rafael Ortega-ex Cubs
Giants..Sign FA-OF-Mat Beaty-ex Dodgers
Giants..Release OF-Stephen Piscotty

Chargers…GM-Tom Telesco comments on team
..QB-Justin Herbert contract will be extended soon..’deserves it’
..RB-Austin Ekeler-‘no prediction’ on outcome of trade demand
..Move RG-Zion Johnson to LG where he excelled at Boston College
..Move LT-Jam Salyer to RG after strong rookie season
..CB-JC Jackson ‘believe be ready opening day’
(NFL Notes)

New England..Owner Robert Kraft sounds off on status Bill Belichick ‘Future not about the past’…Belichick response…’Not living on our laurels’

NFL Network…Fires analyst Willie McGinest-for felony gun charge…Reporter Jim Trotter laid off-after critical questions of Roger Goodell about Minority hiring.

Washington…Owner Daniel Snyder is moving his family to London, England and has filed documents to form ‘Snyder-UK Investments.

Washington Post..reports Commanders will be sold in next 3-weeks
NY Times..Reports NFL considering International Division-2 teams in England..1-Germany…1-Spain…Working on how to schedule games

NFL Owners-Rules Changes:
..Table proposal use Instant Replay on roughing QB calls
..Table proposal instant replay on all personal foul penalties
..Table proposal to use ‘Flex Schedule’ for Thursday night game
..Table 3rd active QB-rule
..Reject proposal for 4th-and-20 play to replace onside kick
..Adopt personal foul penalty if player launches on 1-foot to make hit
..Adopt tripping penalty as personal foul
..Adopt 1-cutdown date from 90-to-53

NFL..Fines Houston #5 draft pick and 75,000 for salary cap violations for providing extra benefits for Deshaun Watson..hotel room that wound up being sight of sexual misconduct issues.

John Brockington..Legendary Ohio State-Packers RB-passes away (74Y)
Mike Kadish..Former #1 pick-Buffalo-DT-dies at (76Y)

Colts..Owner Jim Irsay ‘do not believe in fully guaranteed contracts’
Colts..Jim Irsay..’will explore trade demands for QB-Lamar Jackson
Tampa..Coach Todd Bowles-don’t need QB-superstar
49ers..Coach Kyle Shanahan-Sam Darnold ‘strong QB-skillset’
Titans..Vote confidence QB-Ryan Tannehill
Packers..Say QB-Aaron Rodgers refused request by ownership for meetings
Bengals..QB-Joe Burrow asks for (10Y-450M) extension

Raiders…Visit with DT-Jaylen Carter-Georgia..QB-Anthony Richardson-Florida
(College Football)

UCLA..Hires Ken Niuamataolo-Director of Leadership-ex Navy coach

Gulls-W-Iowa Wild (4-2)..Chase DeLeo-Bo Groulx key goals in road win…Gulls-….Sunday AHL game…Gulls (20-44-3)

Gulls-L-Iowa (5-1)..Saturday night

Kings-W-Vancouver..(4-1).. Sunday game…Alex Iafallo 2-goals for Kings….LA (45-22-10)

Ducks-Calgary..Sunday…Ducks jumped to 2-0 lead early…Tied (4-4) in  3rd period at Press Time……Frank Vatrano 2-goals for Ducks…Anaheim (23-42-10)

Kings-W-Seattle..(3-1)-Saturday..G-Phoenix Copley 25-saves
Ducks-L-Oilers (6-0)-Saturday..Leon Draisaitl 3-goals
(NHL Notes)

Ducks..Troy Terry-leaves team personal issue
Ducks..Sign F-Connor Hvidston-scored 22-goals-Swift Current
Ducks..Sign C-Callie Clang-Rogel-Sweden
Ducks-Penguins..TRADE..Pens send F-Judd Caufield to Ducks for D-Thimo Nickl

Kings..Callup D-Tobias Bjornfot from AHL

Detroit..Sign F-Marco Kasper-Rogel-Sweden
Colorado..Sign F-Jason Polin-Western Michigan star
Colorado..Sign F-Ondrej Pavel-Minnesota State star

NY Islanders..Lose F-Oliver Wahlstrom-for year-back injury
Las Vegas..D-Shea Theodore-lower body injury
San Jose..F-William Eklund-surgery-torn labrum
Ottawa..F-Derek Brassard-surgery fractured leg
Vancouver..D-Flip Hronek-out rest of year-reinjure shoulder

PGA Golf..Valero Open\..Corey Connors 4-birdies in final round-finishes (-15)…Co leader Patrick Rodgers 5-bogeys in day to lose lead

LIV-Orlando..Brooks Koepka hits 4′-putt on 18 to preserve the win…wins 2nd time on LIV tour…
Indy Car-Texas 400..Josef Newgarden outruns 6-car pack of leaders over final 8-laps to win..Pato O’Ward-Alex Palouu finish 2nd-3rd..Romain Grosjean crashed out on final 2-laps trying to get to front of pack

NASCAR-Richmond 400..Kyle Larson pulls away from field on late restart to post another win for dominant Rick Hendrick team.

Formula 1-Australian Grand Prix…Max Verstappen survives 2-red flag restarts to outpace Lewis Hamilton for win

NASCAR..Fines Daniel Suarez (150,000) for 2-pit lane crashes
Boxing…Legendary World Lightweight champion Ken Buchanan passes away (77) in Scotland

USA..Meets with Folarin Balogun-Arsenal about joining US national team..had scored 17-goals in France.

FC Barcelona…Meets with Lionel Messi about leaving Paris St-Germain.

Chelsea..Fires Graham Potter after just 7-months of the job
Leicester City..Fires coach Brendan Rodgers-team fights relegation

English Premier League-Scoreboard:
..Manchester United-L-Newcastle..Callum Wilson key goal
..Manchester City-W-Liverpool…Kevin DeBruyne leads way 4-1 win
..Arsenal-W-Leeds..Gunners win (4-1)..now (23-3-3)
..Crystal Palace-W-Leicester
..Wolverhampton-Tie-Nottingham Forest..Wolves goal 883′
..Brighton-Tie-Brentford..Brighton scores 83′
..Aston Villa-W-Chelsea..Blues fired coach after match
..West Ham-W-Southampton..West Ham moves out of relegation zone
..Everton-vs-Hot Spur…on Monday
Tennis…Wimbledon…Announce Russian players will be allowed to play in London under an ‘International Flag’

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