Hacksaw’s Headlines-Monday

Posted by on February 13th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

……….(Baseball)…………….

Padres…some 15-to-18,000 show up at Petco Park for “Celebrate San Diego” sports festival…3-teams and 5-Universities take part to support teams here…Party takes place 1-month to the night owner Dean Spanos announced he was moving the Chargers to Los Angeles.

Padres…Manager Andy Green and coach report to camp Saturday for 2-days of meetings…Pitchers and catchers report on Tuesday-first on field on Wednesday.

Padres…Open talks with FA-P-Travis Wood…had (2.95-ERA) with Cubs last year.

Padres..Sign FA-P-Aroni Nina-ex Royals (27-19) minor league career had 1.05-ERA in AA last year.

Padres..Invite 68-players to major league camp….included are 28-non-roster players…and 14-minor league free agents from other clubs…Amongst the free agent pitchers are ex-White Sox-Andre Rienzo..former Nationals closeer Craig Stammen..ex-Royals starter Carlos Fisher…

Dodgers..Re-sign FA-2B-Chase Utley to contract..had talked to Indians
Dodgers..Sign FA-OF-Franklin Gutierrez-ex Mariners

Angels-Indians..Trade..Halos acquire P-Austin Adams from Tribe.

Reds-Braves..Trade-Cincinnati sends 11Y-veteran 2nd baseman Brandon Phillips to Braves for 2-minor league pitchers..Reds will pay a large portion of 14M-contract.

Pirates..Put OF-Andrew McCutchen back on trading block, but seeking a (3-for-1) deal including top pitching prospect.

Blue Jays..Sign FA-OF-Jose Tabata-ex Pirates
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-P-Nathan Eovaldi-ex Yankees
Pirates..Sign FA-1B-Phil Gosselin-ex Arizona.
Arizona..Sign FA-P-Tom Wilhelmsen-ex Mariners
Texas..Sign FA-P-Anthony Bass-pitched in Japan (3.59-ERA) last year.

(MLB)

Detroit…Mike Ilitch-longtime owner Tigers-Red Wings-passes away (87Y)…made Tigers contender….won 4-Stanley Cup rings with Red Wings…built Comerica Park-new NHL Arena..led drive to renovate downtown Detroit.

Miami…Jose Fernandez estate sued for 4M damages by 2-men killed in boating accident with Fernandez in October…Marlins pitcher had cocaine-alcohol in his system.

Texas..Roger Clemens agent Randy Hendricks arrested in prostitution sting in Texas.

Braves..2B-Sean Rodriguez to miss 5-months-shoulder surgery after injuries in auto accident a week ago.

Giants..Talking to Barry Bonds about coming to camp as a minor league hitting instructor in Cactus League.

Pirates..Criticized for wanting to change name of spring training field in Bradenton from McKechnie Field (built in 1929) to a corporate title name.

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………….(Football)…………………

Raiders…President Mark Baldain says 10-different groups are interested in helping finance Las Vegas Stadium…Atlanta owner says Raiders to Las Vegas “still in play”.

UNLV…President Lee Jessup says school willing to pay for renovation to upgrade seating to 50,000 at Sam Boyd Stadium and have Raiders use it as interim home till new Stadium is built.

Chargers..Interview just fired Atlanta Falcons Def Coor-Richard Smith for LB job.

Falcons..Name Maques Manuel Def Coordinator
Falcons..Steve Sarkisian takes over as Off Coor-“Alcholism not define me”.

Raiders..Give Coach Jack Del Rio 4Y-extension.

Tampa Bay..Hire longtime TE-Alex Smith as scout

Washington..President Bruce Allen bars GM-Scott McCloughan from talking to media during NFL combine.

49ers..Interview Rob Saleh-Jaguars..Jerome Henderson-Atlanta for Def Coor job.

Hamilton Ti-Cats..CFL club hires ex Chargers-OG-Dennis McKnight as special teams coach

Ottawa Red-Black..Legendary QB-Henry Burris retires-finishes as 3rd all time leading passer in CFL history…(63,369Y) and (373-TD)

Miami…Former Dolphins DE-Quentin Moses dies in house fire in Georgia-killed woman and child also at 6am on Sunday.

(Players)

Bills..QB-Tyrod Taylor refuses to restructure 30M in guarantee clauses in his deal.
Jets…QB-Ryan Fitzpatrick opts out option year in contract.
Raiders..DE-Aldon Smith-suspended for 23-games over two years-will rejoin team.
Redskins..OC-Kory Lichtensteiger retires.
Bears..Sign FA-TE-Justin Perillo-ex Packers.
Vikings..Release OT-Mike Harris…OG-Brandon Fusco

(College)

Nebraska..Hires longtime college coach Bob Elliott-Notre Dame as DL coach.
Michigan..Star LB-Wyatt Shallman transfers to Ohio University

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………(Basketball)…………..

Aztecs-W-Nevada (70-56)..SDSU plays wicked defense…held Nevada to 1-basket on 24-possessions….Had 9-steals..Forced 13-turnovers…held leading scorer Marcus Marshall to (1-10) shooting…Nevada shot 29% from floor…….SDSU (14-11)….Wolfpack (19-6)….Sunday matchup…

USD-L-Pepperdine (65-60)..Toreros lose to (8-17) Wave…USD scores 1-basket in 9-minutes…gets outscore (22-3) in one segment in first half…Trails by 15-never catches up…USD falls (11-15)……….Saturday night…

Gonzaga-W-St Mary’s…Bulldogs to to (26-0) with road win on Saturday.
UCLA-W-Oregon State…Bruins now (23-3)…(10-3) in Pac 12..Lonzo Ball (22P)

Fab Melo…Former Syracuse star-ex 1st round draft pick of Boston Celtics, passes away in his sleep at home in Brazil…played just 2-years in NBA then went abroad…may have had heart issue…Career at SU marred by academic fraud and a drug issue.

LA Clippers-W-Charlotte…LA wins 2nd road game in a row…still without Chris Paul-rehab thumb surgery…….Saturday game..

Clippers-Utah…Monday night matchup.

Lakers…Off weekend after Friday win in Milwaukee..LA (19-37)

Lakers..Magic Johnson-now advisor-says he wants to become a ‘decision maker’ and call the shots with the NBA team…Magic criticized for ‘living in the past’.

Knicks…Outpouring of media criticism against owner James Dolan and coach Phil Jackson-aftermath of Charles Oakley arrest at Madison Square Garden….Dolan says former Knicks player has anger and alcohol issues…and is barred from attending Knicks games….NY also fires Director Security at Garden….since 1999-Dolan has had 8-GMs and 10-coaches…and just 3-winning seasons in 16-years…Knicks have lost 19-of-25 heading into weekend games…in midst of rumored trade of F-Carmelo Anthony.

Warriors..F-Draymond Green with very different triple-double…had just 4-points..but 12-rebounds..10-steals…10-assists….Golden State won at Oklahoma City-Kevin Durant (34P) in game vs former team

76ers..C-Joel Embid ailing with minor meniscus tear in knee

Cavs..F-Kevin Love ailing with swelling of knee.

Portland-Denver…Trade-Blazers deal C-Mason Plumlee (11P-8R) to Nuggets for #1-pick and C-Jusuf Nurkic (8P-5R)..

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……………(Hockey)…………..

San Diego Gulls-W-Bakersfield (4-0)….Gulls score 2-power play goals…then shorthanded goal…Nic Sorenson-Antoine Langaniere score PPlay goals…Anton Samuels-Thomas scored shorthanded…Dustin Tokarski wins his 10th game of season in nets…..Gulls (14-2-1) in last 17-AHL games.

Gulls…G-Jhonas Enroth (9-1) in San Diego

Minnesota…F-Ryan Carter rejoins team-been out all year with torn labrum surgery.
Red Wings..F-Jon Ericsson out with broken wrist.

Las Vegas…Golden Knights expansion team begins coaching interviews…Gerard Gallant-ex Florida Panthers….Jack Capuano-ex-Islanders.

Ottawa…G-Craig Anderson returns to team after 39-game abscence caring for cancer-ridden wife…pitches another shutout…4th of season…

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………………….(General)…………………

ATT-Pebble Beach Open …Jordan Spieth blows field away with 6-birides on Saturday…coasts to win on Sunday….finishes (19) under par…went 28-holes without a bogey….Kelly Kraft-2nd at 15-under..Dustin Johnson (-14)….Brandt Snedekeer (-13)…Jason Day (-12)…Phil Mickelson awful finish…had double bogey..then quadruple bogey on back nine-finished 20-shots behind….

Tiger Woods…Cancels out playing in LA-Genesis Open at Riviera and Honda Classic in Orlando…continued back spasms a week after exiting Dubai Classic.

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