Hacksaw’s Headlines-Monday

Posted by on January 23rd, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

………(Football)………..

(Playoffs)

Packers-L-Falcons (44-21)..Matt Ryan thorws for (392Y-4TD) in blowout win.,..Atlanta scores on 4-of first 5-possessions…took (31-0) lead…WR-Julio Jones (9R-180Y)…RBs caught 7-passes…Atlanta piles up (493Y) in lopsided win…QB-Aaron Rodgers (287Y-3TD) passing trying to play catchup…Falcons defense had interception-fumble recovery-2 sacks-7 hits on Rodgers…Atlanta heads to Super Bowl for 2nd time in 51Y-history

Patriots-W-Steelers (36-17)…Tom Brady lights up Steelers secondary …WR-Chris Hogan runs wild on broken coverages….Hogan (9R-180)….Julian Edelman (8R-118)…….Hogan caught passes of 16-24-26-34-39 from Brady…2-TDs-including a flea flicker touchdown…Brady winds up with (384Y) passing….Ben Roethlisberger stymied by drop passes-had to play catchup all day….(314Y) passing..Steelers lost RB-Le’Veon Bell in first half with groin and toe injuries…Patriots defense had fumble recovery….4th quarter interception and 4th down stop in 4th quarter in end zone..Brady now (17-3) in postseason games at Gillette Stadium…Bill Belicheck (25-10) postseason career record

(San Diego)

Chargers….Michael Aguirre-former City Attorney-says contacts have been made with NY-Washington law firms of James Quinn to discuss Anti-Trust suit against NFL and Dean Spanos for move of Chargers to Los Angeles…says the NFL allowed an “egregious violation” of anti trust laws by allowing a monopoly to close down the San Diego market…says the Chargers were making 10-to-21M a year profit at time of the moved….Mayor Kevin Faulconer refused comment on whether City Attorney has been asked to begin legal action.,

Chargers…Employees told CW-6 that the meeting last week with staff members to announce the move to Los Angeles-lasted less than 10-minutes…that Owner Dean Spanos made a statement-took no questions-then left…saying employees could have their jobs in LA-but made no mention of moving expenses or pay raises….Employees called the staff meeting “cold-and-corporate”

Chargers…ESPN-Chris Mortensen reports…”Many NFL owners very upset with Spanos move of the Chargers to LA”…..”Situation badly bungled up”….”Spanos should wakeup and move the team back to San Diego.”

Chargers…Coach Anthony Lynn continues purge of coaching staff…Hires Gus Bradley as Defensive coordinator…had been head coach of Jaguars…but before that was Seahawks Def Coor under Pete Carroll….John Pagano-15Y veteran coach-Defensive Coordinator was fired as was 14Y-running back coach Ollie Wilson….Hire Alfred Roberts as RB-coach-former NFL tight end-was assistant with Browns-Jaguars…Chargers retaining DL-coach Giff Smith and DB-coach Ron Milus.

Chargers…Informed by City they owe immediate 12M-payment upon termination of lease at Qualcomm Stadium…and must vacate Chargers Park by July 1st.

(NFL)

Raiders…Owner Mark Davis files application to move to Las Vegas….Will meet with individual owners between now and March vote to explain further….Jerry Jones-Robert Kraft in favor of relocation.

Colts..Owner Jim Irsay fires GM-Ryan Grigson…retains coach Chuck Pagano…opens door for Indianapolis to hire Peyton Manning for front office job…Irsay says Manning will not be GM…Ex-Chargers exec Jimmy Raye will be interviewed…Colts players say Grigson was distant and arrogant to those in the lockeroom.

Colts..Report that Indianapolis talked to Saints about a package deal in which they would send a draft pick to New Orleans for right to hire coach Sean Payton and Assistant GM-Jeff Ireland….Teams could not agree on compensation so talks ended.

New England..Chip Kelly-ex 49ers coach-meets with Patriots about offensive consultant’s job.

Atlanta…Will meet with Chip Kelly this week about possible offensive coordinator opening.

49ers…Kyle Shanahan expected to reach agreement on San Francisco head coaching job.

49ers…Brian Gutekunst withdraws from consideration for GM-job…4-top interviews have stepped aside from post.

Redskins..Promote Greg Manusky to Def Coor…had roles in KC and San Diego.

Broncos…Report that President John Elway was upset that Coach Gary Kubiak had lost the lockeroom-second half of the season.

Packers..Report GM-Ted Thompson may retire….Chiefs GM-John Dorsey could be lead candidate…or in house promotion of Eliot Wolf.

Chiefs..TE-Travis Kelce fined (12,000) for ripping refs in playoff games.

Steelers..Fined WR-Antonio Brown (10,000) for violation of social media rules by putting Coaches rant on facebook.

Houston..DE-Jadeveon Clowney fined (18,231) for hit on Tom Brady last weekend.

Ricky Williams..Former NFL running back detained by Tyler, Texas police while walking in hotel parking lot…frisked and questioned…in likely ‘racial profile case’…..was in Texas to take part in Earl Campbell charity dinner.
Aztecs..LB-Calvin Munson stars in East-West Shrine Bowl game in St-Petersburg..2-solo tackles-forced fumble-fumble recovery.

Alabama..promotes Mike Locksley to Co-Off Coor..had been head coach New Mexico State.

Oregon..will fire newly hired Off Coor-David Reaves after DUI azrrest over weekend-had just been hired from USF staff by coach Will Taggart.

UCLA..hire DeShaun Foster-RB coach from Texas Tech-ex Bruins star…Hire Hank Fraley-OL coach-had been with Eagles in NFL

Auburn..Hire Chip LKindsay-Off Coor-had been at Arizona State

NCAA…Will vote in April on an early December signing period for football recruits.

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………….(Baseball)…………..

Padres…ESPN rates San Diego with the 3rd best farm system in baseball….most minor leaguers with “upside”…..Atlanta rated #1 with most pitching….Yankees #2 with most bats….Dodgers rated #5.

Padres..DFA-OF-Jabari Blash-put on El Paso roster..hit (.160) in San Diego…(.246) at El Paso…makes room on roster for P-Trevor Cahill.

Dodgers-Texas…Open trade talks for SS-Jurickson Profar…willing to part with P-Jose DeLeon…Have had talks with Tampa Bay-Logan Forsythe…Twins-Brian Dozier..Tigers-Ian Kinsler.

Angels…Sign FA-3B-Luis Valubena-ex Astros..hit (.260) last year.

(Teams)

Royals..Shocking death of P-Yordano Ventura-killed in SUV accident outside Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic early Sunday morning…25Y-pitcher won (38G) in 3-seasons with Royals.

Braves..Former 3B-Andy Marte killed in Dominican auto accident over weekend also…had been with Atlanta-Indians-Yankees

Red Sox..P-Drew Pomeranz confirs received stem cell injection in elbow to help recover from ailments second half of last season.

Reds-Marlins..Cincinnati deals P-Dan Straily to Marlins for top minor league pitcher Luis Castillo and another minor leaguer

Giants..FA-P-Josh Johnson retires-failed to come back from 3-elbow surgeries…was (31-14) in 3-and-half years with Marlins-Blue Jays before arm problems surfaced…spent 2-years trying to rehab with Padres.

Tim Lincecum…Agent says P-not ready to retire…had (9.15-ERA) with Angels last season…Wants minor league contract.

Blue Jays…sign OF-Jose Bautista (2Y-27M) deal with 3rd year option.
Orioles..sign 1B-Mark Trumbo (3Y-37M) deal

Red Sox..sign FA-P-Kyle Kendrick-ex Phillies
Brewers..sign FA-P-Neftali Feliz-ex Texas-Pirates
A’s..sign FA-P-Sergio Casilla-ex Giants
A’s..sign FA-OF-Alejando DeAza-ex-Mets
A’s..sign FA-P-Ross Detwiler-ex Nationals
Brewers..sign FA-P-Joba Chamberlain-ex Yankees-Tigers-Indians
Cubs..sign fA-P-Jim Henderson-ex Mets.
Texas..sign FA-1B-James Loney-last year with Mets
Braves..sign FA-C-Kurt Suzuki-ex A’s
Tampa Bay-Toronto..Trade-Rays acquire OF-Miki Mahtook from Jays
Toronto..DFA-Anthony Gose-OF
Pirates..sign FA-1B-Joey Terdoslavich-ex Braves
Marlins..Sign FA-P-Brandon Cunniff-ex Braves

Indians..Sell contract P-Jeff Manship to team in Koreat

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………………(Basketball)………………..

NBA-Union….Reach agreement on new CBA…Changes include
..Designate FA Rule..Star player can receive 5Y-extension at 35% cap figure if he has been with team 5Y-wins MVP award-All Star.
..Schedule..Cuts 4-games off preseason..NBA starts week earlier.
..Hardship Fund..NBA funds health care for retired ailing players.
..D-League..Teams allowed to carry “3” two way contracts.
..Rookies Salary…Increase in pay for rookies-prevent them from going abroad.

Spurs..Coach Greg Popovich rips President Donald Trump…questions psychological-emotional maturity to be in that position…”Cannot believe anything he says”….”Respect the Presidency”.

NBA All Star…Starters named…includes Kawhi Leonard-Steph Curry-Kevin Druant-James Harden in West…LeBron James-Kyree Irving in East…Russell Westbrook-Joel Embid not named not named starter in vote.

Chicago…Interested in talking to FA-C-Chris Bosh once waived by Miami
Minnesota-Detroit..Talk trade..G-Ricky Rubio for G-Reggie Jackson.

Lakers..MRI-G-DeAngelo Russell-sprained knee ligament-out 2-weeks.
Spurs..F-Pao Gasol-out 6W-broken hand.
Sacramento..G-Rudy Gay-gone for year…torn Achilles.

Lakers L-Dallas (122-73)…Worst loss (49P) in Lakers history..Mavericks hit 17-3’s…Lakers went (3-for-21) from arc….No Lakers starter in double figures.

Clippers-L-Denver..begin 3-game road trip with 25P-loss..trailed by 35P at one point playing without Blake Griffin-Chris Paul

Clippers-at-Atlanta…Monday night.

(College)

Aztecs…Travel Day…head to Air Force Academy for Tuesday game.

USD-L-USF…Torerors lose (60-43)..Flu ridden team did not have G-Olin Carter..went (1-17) from three poing line.

UCLA-L-Arizona…2nd ranked Bruins give up 96P-in loss to Wildcats..Wildcats shot 50% from floor..hit (19-of-21) free throws…UCLA falls to (18-2) will drop in polls.

Gonzaga-W-Portland..Bulldogs now (19-0) could climb as high as 2nd in polls.

Oregon-W-Stanford..Ducks won 16-in a row.

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……………(Hockey)……………….

LA Kings-NY Rangers…Monday night matchup
Kings-L-NY Islanders over weekend…LA dropped 3-in row.

Ducks-at-Winnipeg…Monday night game
Ducks-L-Minnesota..wild score 3-goals in (1:59) span
Ducks..G-John Gibson out with chest injury.

San Diego Gulls-L-Ontario (3-2) OT-shootout…Corey Tropp scores with (:68) left in game to tie..but Reign wins in shootout…Gulls had 6-minute man advantage in opening period-could not score…in Sunday night AHL action..

NY Islanders…name Doug Weight-interim coach after firing Jack Capuano.
Boston..reports coach Claude Julian could be next fired.

Kings-Chicago…Trade..LA acquires D-Cam Shilling for F-Michael Lotta
Ducks-Nashville..Trade..Anaheim deals D-Andrew O’Brien to Predators for LW-Max Gortz.
Ducks..Callup F-Corey Tropp from Gulls..had (8G-29P) in 32-games.

Ducks..F-Jakub Silfverbereg-out with concussion issues..has 13-goals
Dallas…D-Johnny Oduya-out 4-weeks-reinjures ankle.

Ottawa..D-Clarke McArthur ruled out for the year… with concussion ..4-head injuries in 18-months.
Ottawa…G-Craig Anderson returns to team after extended leave to be with wife battling cancer.

Southern Hockey League…Columbus Cottonmouths team bus hits ice patch-rolls over on side…2-players and drive injured…20-others uninjured…team was on road trip to Peoria, Illinois when interstate accident occurred.

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………..(General)……………….

PGA-La Quinta….Adam Hadwin loses big lead on Sunday..after having 13-birdies and PGA mark of (59) on Saturday…Hudson Swafford reels off 6-birdies to win at (20-268)…Haddad finishes second at (19)…Phil Mickelson debut after surgery (-11-270)

PGA-Phil Mickelson…critical of San Diego voters for not passing Measure C to keep Chargers in town…says city made Chargers feel ‘unwanted’….says San Diego not appreciate ‘value’ of having an NFL team

Australian Open…#1-Serena Williams rolls on with wins….6-time champ Novak Djokovic knocked out in 5-set match…6X-champion dispatched in 2nd round loss…Rafael Nadel-coming off wrist surgery-continues on winning ways..heading to quarterfinals.

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