Hacksaw’s Headlines–Monday

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…(March Madness)…

Purdue-vs-U Conn…Men’s Championship Game..Monday night
..Boilermakers led by (7’4-300) C-Zach Edey
..UConn led by (7’2-280) C-Donovan Clinghan
..Purdue outside scoring from Lance Jones-Braden Smith
..Huskies strong guard play by Stephon Castle-Tristen
..UConn is (25-1) since January
Iowa-L-South Carolina (87-75)….Gamecocks complete (38-0) season…Women’s Championship game..Sunday
..Iowa jumped to (10-0) start and led (20-9)
..Caitlin Clark scored (18) in opening quarter
..South Carolina came back to tie game (27-27)
..Held Clark to (1-Basket-10 Minutes)
..Game of spurts…USC (11-0) run…Iowa (9-2) burst..USC (8-0)..Iowa (8-0) rally
..South Carolina built 14-point lead in 4th quarter..Iowa cut lead to 6 points
..Iowa went scoreless on final 9-possessions

..Kam Cardosa (15P-17R-3BS) in win
..Tessa Johnson (19P)
..South Carolina bench (37-0) scoring
..Gamecocks (51-29) edge on boards
..USC defense 8-blocks-8 steals
..USC scored 48-points in paint
..Iowa-Clark (30P) in final game

(Men’s Semi Finals)

UConn-W-Alabama (86-72)..Donovan Cleghan 2-dunks-blocked shot in 1-minute span broke game open…Clehan (18P=-5R)….Stephon Castle (21P)…Huskies shot 50% from floor…5-double figures…Alabama hit 8-3’s in first half-held to 3-in second half…Tide went 5-minutes without a basket in 2nd half..Mark Sears (24P) for Bama.

Purdue-W-North Carolina State (63-50)…Boilermakers (14-1) run in 2nd half pulled away..Zach Edey (20P-12R) in win
(College Notes)

Zach Edey…Says NCAA must rework NIL money rules…He is here on Canadian Visa and not eligible for US-NIL funding.

South Carolina..Coach Dawn Staley goes public…’NCAA should allow transgender women to play college sports..’if you consider yourself a woman and want to play sports-you should be allowed’

Zach Edey-Purdue..AP Player of Year
Kelvin Sampson-Houston..AP Coach of Year (23V)..Dan Hurley-UConn (21V)

Iowa-U Conn…Womens semi final game on Friday had record (14.3M) TV viewers shattering viewing record for 2nd weekend in a row

Aztecs..Jaedon LeDee wins the Karl Malone Power Forward of Year Award

Fresno State..Hire Vance Walberg as head coach…Legendary coach at Fresno Clovis West High School..replaces Justin Hutson.

USC..Eric Musselman takes over Trojans basketball program signing 5Y-contract….say ‘Potential thru the Roof’.

USC..Hires Lindsey Gottlieb as Lady Trojans head coach..was with Cavaliers-NBA

USC..G-Bronny James enters Transfer Portal…may have interest in playing at Duquesne.
Aztecs..G-Lamont Butler files for NBA Draft evaluation

Cornell..Hires Jon Jaques as head coach of Big Red
St Louis..Hites Josh Schultz-ex Indiana State as head coach-was (32-7) this year
(NBA Notes)

Lakers-Minnesota…Late starting-Sunday night game….Lakers won 9-of-10…(45-33)…climbed into 8th place in Western Conference race

Clippers-W-Cleveland (120-118)-Sunday…Paul George scores (22P) in 4th quarter…finishes with (39P) in comeback homecourt win…..Cavaliers led (80-59) at halftime….Sunday…LA (49-28)

Lakers-W-Cleveland (116-97)-Saturday…D’Angelo Russell-LeBron James combined (52P) in win

76ers..Fined (100,000) for repeated violations of NBA injury report list involving C-Joel Embiid.

Hall of Fame..Names Jerry West-Michael Cooper-Vince Carter-Walter Davis-Doug Collins-Chauncey Billups for enshrinement.

Charlotte..Hornets to interview Sacramento Kings assistant Jordi Fernandez


Padres-L-Giants (3-2)……Sunday…Friars fall to (5-7)..lose to Giants for 4th time in a week
..Ha Seong-Kim fails to make 2-defensive plays..bad throw..dropped throw in 9th
..Bullpen fails as Jhony Brito gives up 3-hits in 9th…(11.27-ERA)
..Matt Chapman key 9th inning single
..Matt Waldon (5.1inn-1R) before bullpen faltered
..Bullpen responsible for failing 6-times in 7-losses this year
..Jackson Merrill (4-4)..(.324BA) on season

Padres-W-Giants (4-0)-Saturday..Jurickson Profar 1st inning Grand Slam HR…P-Michael King (7inn-0R).

Padres-Cubs..Monday..Yu Darvish starts

Padres-Miami..Report Marlins shopping 1B-Luis Arraeza-300 hitters but want 3-top minor league players in any deal.

Padres…Have only 14M-left in budget to acquire players…Mandate from owners to stay below (237M) Luxury Tax threshold.

Padres..Agent Scott Boras confirms he met during 2023-season with Owner Peter Seidler ‘1-on-1′ to discuss extension for Juan Soto, but talks halted when Seidler became ill.
Dodgers-L-Cubs (8-1)…Cubs jumped to (7-0) lead..Michael Busch 3R-double in rain delayed game….P-Gavin Stone (3inn-5R) in rocky start…Sunday…LA (8-4)

Dodgers-W-Cubs (4-1)-Saturday…Yoshi Yajmamoto (5inn-0R-3H-8K) in strong start

Dodgers-at-Minnesota..Monday…James Paxton start.

Dodgers..LA Times report woman who caught Shohei Ohtani’s first HR ball was pressured to give ball up..received just 2-autographed caps and a bat.

Dodgers..Outright P-Nabil Crismatt to AAA-Oklahoma City

Dodgers..DFA-P-Dinelson Lamet to AAA-Oklahoma City despite (2.17-ERA)

Dodgers..P-Walker Beuhler makes 2nd rehab start in minors..Could rejoin LA-May 1st
Angels-L-Red Sox (12-2)……Bosox hit 3-solo home runs early…Ryan McGurie 3RHR for (8-1) lead..Sunday…Halos (5-4)

Angels-W-Red Sox (2-1)-Saturday…Halos score 2R on throwing error

Angels-Tampa Bay…Monday..Tyler Anderson starts

Angels..Hire Tori Hunter as Assistant GM..had turned down coaching job in off season.

Arizona-L-Atlanta..Austin Riley (444′-HR)..Braves hit 3HRs

Pirates-W-Orioles..Bucs score 2R-on throwing error in 9th

Yankees-W-Toronto.Giancarlo Stanton Grand Slam HR-NY.

Mets-W-Reds..Francisco Lindor HR-NY

Tigers-L-A’s..Zack Gelof 4-hits-A’s

White Sox-L-Royals..MJ Melendez 2RHR-KC

Cleveland-Twins..Rained out

Mariners-L-Brewers..William Contreras 2HRs..Willy Adames HR

Cardinals-L-Marlins..Miami 6R-1st..Jazz Chisholm 3RHR..Luis Arraez (4-5)..Snap 9-game losing streak

Tampa Bay-W-Rockies..Ryan Pepiot (6inn-0R-11K) for Rays.

Texas-L-Houston..Astros led (3-0) at PressTime…Rookie no-hit pitcher Roel Blanco follows no hitter last start with (6inn-1hit) in followup start..Yordan Alvarez 3RHR-Houston
(MLB Notes)

Orioles-Ravens…Donate combined 10M-to Key Bridge Emergency Fund.

Pat Zachry..Former Reds-Mets pitcher..passes away (71Y)

Cleveland..Lose ace P-Shane Bieber-elbow surgery-gone 14-months
Atlanta..Ace P-Spencer Strider-needs elbow surgery..was (20-5) 281-K last year
Yankees..P-Jon Loaisiga-60-day DL-forearm damage
White Sox..DL-OF-Luis Robert-hip
Red Sox..DL-SS-Trevor Story-dislocated shoulder
Houston..P-Ben Sousa-blood clot
Giants..P-Alex Cobb-hip issue while recovering shoulder issues
Giants..P-Robbie Ray-throws 40-pitch bullpen session

Houston..P-Justin Verlander rough rehab start…gave up (6R) did strikeout 6-in 4 innings
(Roster Moves)

Washington…P-Stephen Strasburg officially retires…will receive (105M) in deferred payments on contract…Never recovered from Blood Clot-shoulder surgeries….(113-62) record…(3.23-ERA)…(1,723K-1,470inn) in career

Yankees..Sign FA-2B-Rougned Odor-Yomiuri Giants

Brewers..Sign FA-P-Vlad Gutierrez-ex Miami
Twins..Sign FA-P-Diego Castillo-ex Orioles
Brewers..Sign FA-C-Francisco Mejia-ex Tampa
Phillies..Sign FA-C-Jose Godoy-ex Pirates
Phillies..Sign FA-P-Jose Rodriguez-ex White Sox
Dodgers..Sign FA-P-Connor Brogdon-ex Phillies
A’s..Sign FA-P-Alex Spears-ex Red Sox
Cubs..Sign FA-P-Carl Edwards
Houston..Sign FA-2B-Jacob Amaya-ex Miami
Seattle..Release P-Sean Poppen


Dallas..Mayor Eric Johnson says he wants to meet with Kansas City Chiefs about relocating to North Dallas…after bond levy to renovate Arrowhead Stadium failed…says market is big enough for 2-NFL teams

Kansas City..WR-Rashee Rice facing felony charges from drag racing accident on freeway that wrecked 6-cars…Street racing..Speeding…Reckless Driving..Leaving Scene of Accident…Injury charges.

NYGiants..TE-Darren Waller meets with team-considering retirement
Miami..Reject WR-Odell Beckham demand of (15M) per season as free agent
Carolina..Sign DT-Derek Brown (4Y-96M) extension
Chiefs..Re-Sign DE-Mike Danna

Larry Beightol..Longtime OL coach passes away (81Y)..Coached Packers-Jets.

ESPN…Norby Williamson-long time executive leaves network after 40Y
(Roster Moves)

Raiders..Release OG-DJ Fluker-ex Chargers
Ravens..Visit with FA-WR-Deonte Harry-ex Bills
Steelers..Sign FA-TE-MyCole Pruitt-ex Atlanta
Ravens..Visit with FA-CB-AQuan Stiggers-ex CFL-Rookie of Year-Toronto
Miami..Sign FA-DT-Teair Tart-ex Houston
Atlanta..Sign FA-CB-Antonio Hamilton-ex Arizona
Patriots..Re-sign FA-S-Kyle Dugger (4Y-58M) extension

Patriots..Met Friday with QB-Drake Maye…Meet Monday-QB-Jayden Daniels
Arizona..Met Saturday with WR-Marvin Harrison
Raiders..Met Saturday with QB-Bo Nix


Gulls-Tucson Roadrunners…Game tied (1-1) late second period at Press Time….AHL action-Sunday…Gulls lost (7-of-9)

Gulls-L-Tucson (4-1)..Saturday..Roadrunners 39-shots on goal…Drew (11,141) to game

Ducks-St Louis Blues…Robert Thomas power play goal…Blues rallies from deficit to lead (3-2) at Press Time in Sunday game…Ducks (25-48-4)

Kings-W-Vancouver (6-3)…Saturday…Kings score 2-power play goals-1 shorthanded goals

Ducks..Callup F-Nikita Nestorenko-Gulls..scored (15-goals)
Ducks..sign (6’6-D) Konnor Smith-Owen Sound-OHL…4th young player signed in week

Toronto..Activate RW-Mitch Marner from IR list

Arizona Coyotes…Owners to put in bid on 110-acre parcel of land in Scottsdale to build new NHL hockey rink

Hobey Baker Award…College hockey Player of Year finalists:
..Cutter Gauthier-Boston College (37G)
..Mac Celebrini-F-Boston University (64 Points)
..Jackson Blake-F-North Dakota


PGA..Valero Open…
…Ak Bhatia grabbed-then lost huge lead..had to go to playoff hole
..Denny McCarthy had 9-birdies on Sunday-birdie 7-holes in row to tie in regulation at (-20)
..Bhatia won on 1st playoff hole to clinch spot in Masters

Tiger Woods…arrived at Augusta to shoot practice rounds and will play in Masters next Thursday…26th appearance in tournament.

..Dean Burmeister roars from behind to catch Sergio Garcia on Sunday…force playoff and won on 2nd hole at Doral-Miami….

(Auto Racing)

Formula 1…Japanese Grand Prix…Max Verstappen dominates…(:12) victory over teammate Sergio Perez…Verstappen has won 19-of-21 races dating back to 2023.

NASCAR…Martinsville 400..William Byron continues strong season..winning 3rd race of year in short track victory in Virginia.

Indy Car…Off weekend…runs at Long Beach next week


English Premier League-Scoreboard
..Liverpool-Tie-Manchester United..Mo Salah penalty shot in 84′ for tie
..Chelsea-Tie-Sheffield..Chelsea unbeaten last 7-matches
..Hot Spur-W-Nottingham Forest..Spur scores in 52′-58’
..Manchester City-W-Crystal Palace..City (21-3-7)
..Aston Villa-Tie-Brentford..3-3 tie
..Luton-W-Bournemouth..Upset win
..Wolverhampton-L-West Ham…2-1 upset win
..Arsneal-W-Brighton..Gunners (22-4-5)

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