Hacksaw’s Headlines-Monday

Posted by on January 29th, 2024  •  0 Comments  • 


AFC-Championship Game
..Ravens-L-Chiefs (17-10)…Kansas City pulls off the upset road win..Chiefs defense with 4-sacks, 3-takeaways in choking off QB-Lamar Jackson…Chiefs defense picked off 1-pass in interception…forced a fumble at 1-yard line..held Baltimore (3-11) on 3rd down…Ravens self destructed with 8-penalties…Defense could not get off field…Chiefs had (73-57) snaps advantage and (36-22minutes) TOP…Patrick Mahomes (240P)..Travis Kelce (11R-116Y)…Chiefs piled up (320Y)…Lamar Jackson (272P-54R) in loss…Andy Reid post season record (27-14)..

NFC-Championship Game
..49es-W-Lions (34-31)…Niners wiped out 17-point deficit, reel off 27-points in a row…score on 5-straight possessions in fierce 3rd quarter comeback…Detroit lost (24-17) lead…Niners had 2-4th down stops, recovered a key fumble, got a lucky 51Y-pass to set up a TD, and finished off all their drives in the comeback…Brock Purdy (267P-TD-51Y rushing) in the comeback win…RB-Christian McCaffrey (123APY) in win…WR-Deebo Samuel (8R-88Y)…Jared Goff (273P-TD) in loss…Lions had (182Y) rushing but lost game…Niners head back to Super Bowl to face Chiefs…Mike Shanahan is (8-3) now in playoff games.

(NFL Notes)

Atlanta..Declined to hire Bill Belichick as Coach-he wanted Player Personnel power which would have meant stripping President Rich McKay-GM-Terry Fontenot of having input.

Chargers..2nd interview Joe Hortiz-Player Personnel Director-Baltimore Ravens-could be offered GM job on Monday

Raiders..Will utilize Tom Coughlin-ex Jaguars-Giants and Marvin Lewis-ex Bengals as consultants for head coach Antonio Pierce.

Carolina..Fire OL-coach James Campen..Special teams coach Chris Tabor
Eagles..Fire QB-coach Alex Tanney

Eagles..Hire Kellen Moore-ex Chargers as Off Coor
Eagles.Hire Vic Fangio-ex  Miami as Off Coord
Atlanta..Hire Zac Robinson-ex Rams as Off Coord
Raiders..Hire Ricky Manning-ex Jets as DB coach
Jaguars..Hire Krish Richard-ex Saints as DB coach
Jaguars..Hire Cory Richardson-ex Titans-as safeties coach
Bears..Hire Kerry Joseph-ex Seattle as QB coach
Bears..Hire Eric Washington-ex Bills as Def Coor
Bear..Hire Jacques Cesaire-Houston-Def Line Coach job
Patriots..Promote DeMarcus Covington to Def Coor

Miami..Interview Brandon Staley-ex Chargers for Def Coor job
Packers..Interview Brandon Staley-ex Chargers for Def Coor job
Packers..Interview Bobby Babich-ex Bears for Def Coor job
Seattle..Interview Mike McDonald-Ravens for head job
Rams..Interview Dennard Wilson-Ravens for Def Coord job
Titans..Interview Eric Studesville-Miami for Off Coord job
Giants..Interview Brendan Daly-Chiefs for Def Coord job
Raiders..interview Alex Van Pelt-ex Browns..Luke Getsy-ex Bears for Off Coor job
Raiders..Interview Thad Lewis-Tampa for Off Coord job
Bears..Interview Joe Barry-ex Packers for Def Coor job
Carolina..Interview Cortez Hankins-ex LSU for Def Coor job
Carolina..Interview Marcus Brady-ex Colts for Off Coor job
Bills..Interview Sean Desai-ex Eagles for Assistant job
Patriots..Interview Thomas Brown-ex Carolina for Off Coor job
Falcons..Interview Aden Durde-Rams for Def Coor job
(NFL Notes)

New Orleans..Jury convicts man for killing of Saints DE-Will Smith in 2016-incident..Smith was shot 8-times in road rage incident…Man facing 40-years in prison.
(College Football)

Arizona..Hires Dino Babers-ex Syracuse as Off Coord
Michigan..Promotes Sherrone Moore to head coach-5Y-deal

Aztecs…1970s star WR-Tom Nettles passes away (79Y)..Had (363Y) receiving day..caught 73-passes in one season…played in CFL..came back and became TV sports anchor in San Francisco-Los Angeles.

Houston..Longtime NFL columnist Houston Post-David Casstevens passed away (77)-was lead columnist.



Padres..Invite (33) Non Roster players to spring training camp
..1B-Tyler Wade-ex Yankees-A’s
..C-Kevin Plawecki-ex Texas
..OF-Oscar Mercado-ex Cardinals-Cleveland
..C-Ethan Salas-top prospect (17Y)
..2B-Jackson Merrill-likely to break camp with team
..P-Rob Snelling-top pitching prospect in AA
..P-Drew Thorp-top A-pitcher who came from Yankees
..OF-Jakob Marsee-likely to start at AAA

Padres..Sign FA-P-Matt Festa-ex Seattle

Dodgers…Invite 20- Non Roster players to camp
..P-Daniel Hudson..reliever coming off 2Y injuries
..P-Nebil Crismatt-ex Padres
..P-Eli Hernandez-ex Marlins

Dodgers-Red Sox…Trade talks for relief ace Kenley Jansen-Boston would pay some of (16M) owed
Dodgers..Sign FA-P-TJ McFarland-ex Mets
Dodgers..Sign FA-P-Michael Peterson-ex Rockies
Dodgers..Sign FA-2B-Kevin Padlo-ex Angels

Angels..Continue talks with FA-2B-Keke Hernandez-ex Dodgers
(Roster Moves)
A’s..Sign FA-P-Alex Wood-ex Giants (4.77-ERA) lasst year..ex Dodgers-Braves
Cleveland..Sign FA-P-Carlos Carrasco-ex Mets
Cleveland..Sign FA-P-Tyler Beede-ex Giants
Cubs..Sign FA-P-Hector Neris-ex Yankees
Royals..Sign FA-2B-Adam Frazier-ex Orioles-Pirates-Padres-Mariners
Arizona..Sign FA-DH-Joc Pederson-ex Giants
Texas..Sign FA-P-David Robertson-ex Mets
Texas..Re-sign FA-OF-Travis Jankowski-ex Padres
Cubs..Sign FA-P-Carl Wedwards
Giants..Sign FA-P-Tommy Romero-ex Tampa Bay
Twins..Sign FA-P-Caleb Boushley-ex Brewers

Phillies..Meet with FA-P-Phil Maton-ex Astros
Phillies..Meet with FA-P-Jacob Junis-ex Giants
Yankees..Meet with FA-P-Ryan Brasier-ex Dodgers

Texas-Braves..TRADE..Rangers deal OF-JP Martinez to Atlanta..hit (.298) in minors


Ken Giles..Holds showcase workout in Arizona-seeking contract-ex Blue Jays-Mariners


Lakers-at Houston…Monday game…Lakers (24-23)
Clippers-at- Cleveland..Monday game..Clippers (30-14)…won 13-of-15

Lakers-W-Golden State (145-144) 2OT…LeBron James hits 2-FT with (:01) left in come from behind win….James finishes night (36P-20R-12A)…Anthony Davis (29P)….Lakers (38-43) FT…Steph Curry (46P) in loss….Warriors lost despite hitting (23) 3-point shots in the game….Warriors had (24-5) spurt in 3rd quarter…Lakers had (12-0) run in 4th quarter….Lakers trailed by 15-in 2nd half but came back…..Saturday game

Clippers-W-Boston (115-96)…Clipper built 33-point lead in Boston in 2nd half…Kawhi Leonard (26P)…Clippers held Celtics to (36%) shooting in lopsided win….Saturday game

Dallas..F-Luka Doncic scores (73P) vs Atlanta
Suns..G-Devin Booker scores (62P) vs Portland

Knicks..F-Julius Randle-dislocates shoulder-Saturday
Cavaliers..G-Ty Jerome-ankle surgery
Dallas…G-Kyrie Irving-sprained shoulder

Lakers..F-Anthony Davis re-examined hip spasms-groin issue
Nets..F-Darin Whitehead-surgery fractured shin


Charlotte..Sign FA-F-Kent Bazemore-ex Lakers-Hawks
Suns-Charlotte..Open trade talks for F-Miles Bridges (20P-7R) per game

Milwaukee..Doc Rivers hires longtime NBA coach Dave Joergert-Rex Kalamian as assistants on his new staff.
NBA..Working on contract extension for Commissioner Adam Silver thru 2030
(College Basketball)

Aztecs..off weekend-play Colorado State-Tuesday

USD-W-Pepperdine (69-67)..Wayne McKinnie hits jumper (:01) for win..-Saturday…Toreros (12-10)

UCLA-W-USC (65-50)…Bruins jump to big first half lead and coast rest of way…Lazar Stefanovic (17P)..Adem Bova (10P-10R) in win…-Saturday…Bruins (9-11)..Triojans (8-12)



Kings-L-St Louis Blues 4-3) OT…Brayden Schenn scores in OT for Blues……Sunday night….Kings on (2-14) tailspin

Ducks-W-Minnesota (3-2)…Troy Terry 2-goals..G-Luka Dostal 35-saves on road..Saturday game…Ducks (5-13) over last 3-weeks

Gulls-W-Iowa (7-4)..Sasha Pastujov 3-goal hat trick…Nikita Nestorenko hat trick…Gulls win 2nd straight in Iowa as road trip continues.. …AHL game-Saturday night…Gulls won 6-of-8

Gulls-W-Iowa (6-3)..Friday night..Pavol Regenda 2-goals

Edmonton Oilers..Win 16th game in a row…1-game shy of tying all time NHL record
Toronto..C-Auston Matthews scores 40th goal of season before All Star break
Vancouver..D-Tyleer Myers fined 5,000 for flagrant elbow penalty

Montreal..Suspends F-Brendan Gallager (5G-170,000-fine) for flagrant elbow to face of NY Islanders Adam Pelech

Calgary..Lose F-AJ Greer-8W-fractured foot
Columbus..F-Patrick Laine-reinjured in rehab workout-cannot come off IR list
Sabres..F-Jack Quinn out 3W-stress fracture leg

Colorado..sign FA-C-Zach Parise-ex Minnesota-Islanders..has (429G) in career
Flyers..Sign F-Owen Tippett to (8Y-64M) extension



LA Times..lays off (115) reporters…23%-workforce…no severance offered to employees..including Dodgers-Angels-Clippers beat writers.

(Golf)..Farmer’s Insurance Open
..Matthieu Pavon-France biridies 4-of-6 holes on front nine, survives shots into bunker and rough on 17-18, then hit pressure packed 7′-putt on 18 to win 1st PGA event in only 5th tourney on tour.
..(-13)..Matthieu Pavon
..(-12)..Nico Hojgaard just misses 49′ eagle putt on 18-finishes 2nd
..(-11)..Nate Lashley..6-birdies on final day
..(-11)..Stephan Jaeger-hits sand trap-rough to shoot himself out of lead

(Tennis)..Australian Open
Men’s Finals

..Danill Medvedev-L-Jannik Sinner…Sinner rallies from 2-sets down to storm to win…Trailed (3-6,3-6) then won 3-sets in a row (6-4.6-3-6-3) for first grand slam event.

..Jannik Sinner upsets Novak Djokovic in semi finals..snapping chance at 11th Aussie title

Women’s Finals
..Aryna Sabalenka-W-Zheng Qinwen (6-3, 6-2)..breaking 3-serve 3-times early in win.

(Soccer)…Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp announces will retire end of season..says he is ‘burned out’…Won 1-EPL crown.

(Wrestling)…Vince McMahon resigns as CEO of WWE-UCF after federal sex trafficking charge is filed against him by former employee.


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