Hacksaw’s Headlines-Monday

Posted by on February 6th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

………(Super Bowl)…………..

Patriots-W-Falcons (34-28) in Overtime…QB-Tom Brady engineered 5-scoring drives in a row in the 2nd half….rallying the Patriots from a (28-3) deficit….earning New England its 5th Super Bowl trophy…Brady drove the Pats 91-yards in the 4th quartrer to tie the game on a James White run and a Danny Amendola 2-point catch….then went 75-yards on the first possession to win in overtime-with White powering over for the game winning touchdown….Brady survived a pounding…was sacked 5-times..took 16-hits….Matt Ryan threw 2-TD passes early and Devonta Freeman scored on a TD run…as Atlanta jumped to a (21-0) lead….The Falcons snuffed out scoring drives with a fumble recovery at the 25…an interception taken back for a score from the Falcons 18…and a defensive stop giving up just a field goal when New England got to the 7-yard line….But the Falcons defense died in the 2nd half…from the 3rd quarter on…the Pats outgained Atlanta (338-to-74)…and finished with 546-yards in offense in the game….

Brady…wins his 5th ring and gets his 25th playoff victory

Belicheck…gets his 5th NFL title and wins his 26th postseason game-tops in NFL

Robert Kraft…took trophy from Commissioner Roger Goodell-hardly looking at him in the aftermath of Deflategate..

………..(Hall of Fame)………..

LaDainian Tomlinson….Named to Hall first year on ballot…Former NFL-MVP…5th all time leading rusher…2nd in all time touchdowns..9-yers with Chargers…Had (19,100-APY) and 169-TDs in career.

Terrell Davis…Surprise entrant…Played just 7-years with Denver Broncos because of knee injuries..Wound up with (7,607Y) rushing…(60-TD)

Kurt Warner…Super Bowl MVP…2-time NFL-MVP…Played in Super Bowl 3-times..was QB of the Rams “Greatest Show on Turf”…amazing career going from Arena League to Hall of Fame…(36,296Y) passing (239TD).

Jason Taylor…Miami Dolphins DE…139-career QB-sacks.
Morten Anderson…Saints-Falcons kicker (565) career field goals
Kenny Easely…Legendary Seahawks safety-played only 7-years-kidney illness.
Jerry Jones..Cowboys owner-2 Super Bowls..built North Texas Stadium..Did TV contracts.

Bypassed

Don Coryell-Architect of great NFL passing offenses-was in 30th year of elibility.
Terrell Owens-49ers-Eagles-Cowboys WR..had (1,189) receptions..158TDs
John Lynch-Bucs-Broncos safety-had 35-takeaways
Brian Dawkins-Eagles-Broncos-had 56-takeaways
Joe Jacoby-Redskins OL…Alan Faneca-Steelers OL
Paul Tagliabue-former 17Y-Commissioner of NFL.

………..(NFL Awards)…………

Jason Garrett-Cowboys…Coach of the Year
Matt Ryan-Falcons…NFL MVP
Matt Ryan-Falcons…Offensive Player of Year
Khalil Mach-Raiders..Defensive Player of Year
Joey Bosa-Chargers..Defensive Rookie of Year
Dak Prescott-Dallas..Offensive Rookie of Year.

(NFL)

Commissioner Roger Goodell reiterated on weekend NFL-League Office wanted the Chargers to remain in San Diego…..Says the NFL has yet to determine if Las Vegas is a viable markete for a tea-once it does that..it will then determine the status of the Raiders application to move….Goodell said thee is no movement for an 18-game regular season schedule…says NFL Medical officials want more information on ‘Medical marijuana’ to help players deal with pain from injuries.

Paul Tagliabue…Former NFL Commissioner says he regrets what he said in 1994 that ‘concussions were not a major problem…the problem was Pack Journalists-asking questions”…90-of-93 players tested after death had CTE from concussions…22-players committed suicide since 1988 because of head injuries.

Chargers..Owner Dean Spanos will take care on non-football staff members…They will be offered pay raises of 12%….and a bonus stipend of 5,000….and all moving expenses will be paid for by the club if they elect to go to Los Angeles…..Staff members not moving will be given a severance package of 2-weeks pay for year each of employment….Employees have to decide by March 15th…and have been asked to work thru June 1st.

NFL Combine…will not invite Oklahoma RB-Joe Mixon nor Baylor DE-Ishmael Zamora to combine…Mixon implicated in violent domestic abuse case dating back to 2014…Zamora on animal cruelty.

New England…Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels name on list of witnesses asked to testify in second Aaron Hernandez maurder case.

Cleveland…QB-Johnny Manziel sends letter to NFL teams says he is willing to take drug-alchol tests on routine basis….Is seeking free agent tryout to OTA camps.

(Players)

49ers..QB-Colin Kaeperneck opting out of (14.5M) contract for next season to become free agent.

Redskins..QB-Kirk Cousins will not be franchise tagged next year at (23.9M)..club wants to sign him to multi-year deal.

Bills..QB-Tyrod Taylor says team has yet to open contract talks about his status for 2017..is due 30M in guarantees on deal in March.

Titans..Quentin Spain-robbed in hotel in Orlando…13,000-cash-jewelry stolen from hotel room.

Arizona..QB-Carson Palmer-WR-Larry Fitzgerald say they will return an play for Cardinals next year.

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(College)

Minnesota…University drops penalties to 4-players who were initially disciplined for a group sex incident last September…Reinstated to football program…6-other players appeal on expulsion penalty rejected.

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…………………(Baseball)…………………..

Padres….ESPN reports Padres GM-AJ Preller being criticized for grossly overpaying 1B-Wil Myers on 6Y-83M contract extension.

Dodgers…Offer contract to FA-P-Sergio Romo-ex Giants.
Angels..Sign FA-OF-Dustin Ackley-ex Yankees-Mariners
Blue Jays..Sign FA-P-Joe Smith-ex Cubs-Angels
Cubs..Sign FA-P-Williams Perez-ex Braves
Mets..Sign FA-P-Tom Gorzelany-ex Cubs-Nationals
Washington..Sign FA-P-Jeremy Guthrie-ex Orioles-Royals
Braves..Sign FA-P-Rex Brothers-ex Rockies
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-2B-Ricky Weeks-ex Brewers-Mariners-Arizona

Mets..Re-sign P-Jerry Blevins…P-Fernando Salas
Twins..DFA-DH-Byung Ho Park-still owed 14M on contract.

World Baseball Classic….Edgar Gonzalez-ex Padres..named to manage Team Mexico in WBC next March.

Pirates..SS-Jung Kang enters Alchol rehab center..has had 3-DUI arrests in Japan.

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……………………(Basketball)……………………..

Lakers-at-NY Knicks…Monday NBA matchup…Lakers in terrible tailspin.
Lakers…Have given up (38P) to Isaiah Thomas-Boston…(33P) to John Wall-Washington-last 2-games.
Lakers…(17-36)…Last 3-and-half years franchise is (82-222)

Clippers-at-Toronto…Clippers defense falling apart with injuries to Chris Paul…Matchup tonight.

Clippers-L-Boston )107-102(..Isaiah Thomas scores (28P)….Clippers just 1-starter in double figures..Sunday Night game
Clippers…Have lost 9-games in a row to Pacific Division champ Golden State.

NY Knicks..Trade talks for Carmelo Anthony continue…team has lost 17-of-23.

Cavaliers…Continue search for back-court help…talking to Lakers about deal for G-Jose Calderone…Talking to Dallas about trade for backup C-Andrew Bogut….Workout G-Jordan Farmar.

Golden State..Coach Steve Kerr faces major fine for angry ejection coming on the court during weekend game.

Minnesota..Lose F-Zach Levine (18PPG) for year-torn knee ligament.

(College)

Aztecs-W-Fresno State (70-67)…G-Trey Kell hits back to back 3-point shots..another basket and sinks 3-free throws all in final 4-minutes to stunt Bulldogs comeback…Aztecs had built 11-point lead…Fresno came back to cut lead to 1-point…SDSU now (5-5) in conference..

USD-L-St Mary’s (71-27)…Gaels had (12-0) and (22-3) scoring runs against hapless Torerors….USD scored 1-basket in 10-minutes….had just 9-baskets in entire 40-man game.

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……………..(Hockey)……………….

LA Kings-L-Washington (5-0) in early Sunday afternoon game..

NHL…Goaltenders begin wearing downsized pants in uniforms over the weekend-per new NHL rules…Goalies can be fined 25,000-suspended for 2G if caught with illegagl pants.

NHL…Commissioner Gary Bettman meets for 4-hours with IOC President Thomas Bach trying to resolve whether players will be allowed to play in 2018-Olympics in South Korea….IOC says it is willing to pay travel expenses and insurance for NHL players.

NY Islanders….Mayor Hartford wants to talk to Islanders owners about moving to renovated XL-Center in Hartford if team leaves Barclay Center in Brooklyn.

Arizona Coyotes…Plans to build new rink near Arizona State campus in Tempe collapse…ASU not interested in partnership nor expense.

Colorado…Former GM-Pierre LaCroix says he is interested in returning to team…Avs have faltered badly under leadership of of Joe Sakic as GM….coach Patrick Roy quit just before camp opened last fall.

San Diego Gulls-W-Ontario…sweep weekend series…Gulls now (12-1-1) last 14-games…Goalie Jhonas Enroth now (7-0) with 0.99-Goals Against Average since coming over in trade from Maple Leafs….

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………………(General)………………………

Tiger Woods…Withdrew from Dubai Classic with back spasms…denies he has reinjured surgically repaired discs in back….Has played just 3-rounds of golf before back flared up…Had taken 17-hour plane flight from Los Angeles…shot (77) in opening round…looked very unorthodox hitting off the tee…

Dubai Classic….Sergio Garcia leads wire to wire to win.

Phoenix Open…Hideki Matsuyama beats Webb Simpson in playoff to win tourney…Simpson birdied 3-of-final 4-holes to force playoff.

PGA…Aussie golf Steve Bowditch arrested 1am in Scottsdale-extreme drunk driving..found passed out at green light…had Blood Alcohol count (.204).

Soccer..Team USA beats Jamaica (1-0) in friendly…Jordan Morris with only goal of game…US very aggressive on offense-failed to convert….Team unbeaten in 2-friendly games with Bruce Arena back as head coach…..Next games will be World Cup qualifiers.

Chelsea-W-Arsenal….Blue win (3-1) in English Premeir League showdown between 1st and 2nd place teams…Chelsea scores 2-goals in 8-minutes in first half…Arsenal never recovered.

Chelsea..Star forward Frank Lampard announces retirement from EPL…scored 211-goals in career.

XOLOs-W-Leon….Tijuana goes to (4-1) in Liga-MX with win.

NASCAR…Stewart-Haas team files 30M-damage suit against “Nature Bakery” for reneging at last minute on sponsorship of Danica Patrick car for 2017….SH-Racing had restructured payment schedule twice to help Nature Company-which then started missing payments….Cancellation at late date of sponsorship is devastating to Patrick Racing team.

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