Hacksaw’s Headlines–Monday

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Cavaliers-W-Golden State (93-89)…Cleveland wins NBA title-not with offense, but on the defensive end….Cavs hold Warriors without a basket for final (4:39)…Kyrie Irving hits a long-distance three over Steph Curry with (:53) left to give Cleveland the win….Warriors missed their final 9-shots…Cleveland hit just (1-of-8) shots down the stretch…Curry missed final 5-shots…LeBron James missed final 4-shots….Draymond Green scored 22-points in opening half to keep Warriors in game….Irving erupted for 10-points in 3-minute span in 3rd quarter to put Cleveland back in it….Golden State had 8-point lead lost it…Cavs had 7-point lead in 2nd half-let them back in game….Green finished with (32P)….Curry (17P)..Klay Thompson (14P)-they went combined (12-36) from the floor…Golden State lost despite hitting 15-three pointers…

Golden State…Steph Curry-Steve Kerr fined 25,000-each for criticism and abuse of officials in Game 6-of playoff series…Curry ejected for throwing mouthpiece into stands after technical foul…Kerr for criticism 3-of fouls on Curry were ridiculous.

Lakers…Report-LA shopping G-DeAngelo Russell..last year’s #1 pick (13P-4A)..want either top 5-draft pick, or possibly Derrick Rose-Bulls.

76ers.. Meet with LSU-forward Ben Simmons-likely lst pick in the draft.

Knicks-Bulls..Report NY interested in trading for G-Derrick Rose…interested in offering players and draft picks..Rose average (16P-4A) last year..has had injuries problems 3-years in row.

NBA..Announces salary cap will jump this summer from (70M) to (94M) with increased TV revenues.


Padres-W-Washington (6-3)..Adam Rosales 2R-double..Alexi Ramirez 2R-single…Drew Pomeranz gives up 3-solo homers…Gio Gonzalez self destructs..walks 4-hits 2-batters-makes throwing error…Padres win final 2-games of series vs Nationals…Fernando Rodney extends shutout streak-25-innings without allowing an earned run….

Padres…Travel day…open 6-game road trip to Baltimore-Cincinnati.on Tuesday..

Padres…Pitching problems grow…Team ERA (4:57)..4th worst in baseball….Starters (4.57)…Relievers (4.58)…Bullpen aside from Fernando Rodney has (7.63-ERA).

Padres…El Paso stats…(.401)-Alex Dickerson…(.336)-Carlos Asuaje..(.321-15HR-56RBI)-Hunter Renfroe….(.295)-Manny Margot…(.283)-Austin Hedges…(.218)-Jabari Blash.

Dodgers W-Brewers (2-1)..Kiki Hernandez solo homer in 8th ties it..Yasmani Grandal bases loaded walk in 9th wins it..LA won 5-of-6 ….

Dodgers-Washington..Clayton Kershaw (10-1)-(1.58-ERA)-vs-Stephen Straburg (10-0)-(2.09-ERA)..Monday nite matchup.

Dodgers…Contemplating activating Hyun Jin-Ryu from DL..threw 4-shutout innings in 2nd rehab start at Rancho Cucumonga..fastball only at 86mph.

Dodgers..Activate Yasiel Puig from DL afrter rehab starts
Dodgers…Sign 1st round pick Gavis Lux-SS
Dodgers-Mariners..Trade..LA deals P-Zach Lee-former lst round pick to Mariners for SS-Chris Taylor-hitting (.313) at Tacoma
Dodgers..Option P-Mike Bolsinger to AAA..callup P-Carlos Frias

Angels-W–Athletics (2-0)..Jered Weaver 3-hit shutout…
Halos-at-Houston…Open road trip..Jhoulys Chacin (3-4)-vs-Doug Fister (7-3)

Angels..Emotional outpouring P-Tim Lincecum after win over ‘As-on-Saturday..(6inn-1R) allowed.


Giants-W-Tampa Bay..Brandon Belt HR..Giants won (26-of-34)
Rangers-W-Cardinals..Jurickson Profar pinch hit 2R-single-Rangers won 14-of-17.
Cubs-W-Pirates..ARizzo-KBryant-Javy Baez HRs..Cubs (47-20)..Bucs (1-10).
Tigers-L-Royals…KC won 8-of-9..
Blue Jays-L-Orioles Matt Wieters 4RBI for Baltimore..
Arizona-W-Phillies..Jake Lamb RBI-double..RBI-triple..Phillies (1-10)..
Red Sox-W-Mariners..Mookie Betts solo HR.
Indians-W-White Sox..Juan Uribe HR..Chisox lost 26-of-36.
Mets-L-Braves..Julio Teheren throws 1-hitter..Mets lost 6-of-8.
Miami-W-Rockies..Marcel Ozuna 3R-HR…
Yankees-L-Twins..Max Kepler HR..Minnesota hits 3-homers..
Astros-W-Reds..Evan Gattis HR..Reds now (27-43)..


Tigers…OF-JD Martinez-fractured elbow-out 8W
Mets..3B-David Wright-neck fusion surgery-herniated disc.
Mets..DL-OF-Juan Lagares-thumb
Blue Jays..DL-OF-Jose Bautista-sprained toe
Rockies..P-Tyler Chatwood-back stiffness
Mariners..DL-P-Wade Miley-forearm..P-Taijuan Walker-foot injury.
White Sox..Surgery OF-Austin Jackson-thumb.
Blue Jays..Activate SS-Troy Tulowitzki from DL.
Orioles..Activate SS-JJ Hardy from DL


Boston..Release OF-Rusney Castillo-Cuba..still owed (46M) contract
Pirates..Release P-Cory Luebke..Place P-Juan Nicasio on restricted list.
Mariners…DFA-P-Steve Johnson.
Rangers..R-Tom Wilhelmson
Rangers..Visit with FA-P-Kyle Lohse-ex Cardinals-Brewers.
Twins..DFA-OF-Oswaldo Arcia.
Arizona..Callup P-Shelby Miller from Rehab assignment.
Cardinals..Callup OF-Kolten Wong from AAA
Giants..Sign FA-P-Jean Machi-ex Red Sox
Red Sox..Sign FA-1B-Cody Decker-ex Padres-Royals.
Giants..Contact Cuban FA-3B-Yulieski Gurriel (32Y)
Cardinals..Option OF-Randall Grichuk (.206) to AAA-callup OF-Tommy Pham
Tigers..DFA-Wynton Bernard (.229)..callup 3B-Casey McGehee.
Tigers..Callup P-Bruce Rondon from AAA.



USC…LA Times report outgoing AD-Pat Haden and relatives received (2.4M) in payments serving on different foundations while he was also serving as Trojans AD.

Baylor…Board of Trustees negotiates out of 40M-owed coach Art Briles over his firing…he drops lawsuit against the school.


Vikings…Announce Metrodome II-Stadium will open 6-weeks ahead of schedule.

Patriots…Executive Mike Lombardi leaving organization to likely return to TV work.

Rams…Tell fans they cannot bring back popular Blue-Yellow nor White-Blue Jerseys for regular season…Will wear them twice this year as part of Throwback program.

Colts…Install ‘rollout package’ offense to protect QB-Andrew Luck from hits.

Cleveland..QB-Robert Griffin III finishes up errative OTA workouts..not ready to be starter.

Rams…1st round pick Jared Goff throws 4-interceptions in final OTA workouts.

Miami….OT-Laremy Tunsil struggles at LT…may be moved inside to LG-in camp in July.

Ravens…DE-Terrell Suggs-believes he will be ready to start camp in July coming off Achilles surgery….DE-Elvis Dumerville-cleared after foot injury…WR-Steve Smith not ready to practice-Achilles.


Carolina..Signs OT-Michael Oher to 3Y-contract extension.
Bills..Sign FA-OT-Justin Renfrow-ex Cowboys
Chiefs..Sign FA-LB-Akeem Davis-ex Colts-Seahawks
Giants..Sign FA-QB-Logan Thomas-ex Dolphins
Jets..Sign FA-WR-Kyle Williams..ex-Broncos-Chiefs



LA Kings…Offering F-Milan Lucic a 7M-contract-hoping to retain him-team has salary cap issues…he could become FA-July 1st.

Dallas-Arizona…Stars trade D-Alex Goligoski to Coyotes for 5th round pick.

Calgary..Hires-Glen Gutlatzan as head coach…was assistant Vancouver.



US Open….Dustin Johnson beats a tough course..survives the weather…copes with the pressure on the back nine-to win at Oakmont….Johnson sinks key putts and keeps ball in fairway to pull away from field…Finished 4-under par….Shane Lowrey-Ireland-wilts at the turn…bogeys 4-holes on back nine to give up the lead…finishes in 3-way tie with Scott Piercy (ex-Aztec) and Jim Furyk tied for 2nd….Johnson’s first career Grand Slam.

Phil Mickelson…Arizona Republic rips vetertan golfer for involvement in gambling after implicated not only in 951,000-insider trader scam…but also 2.7M gambling debt payment to gamblere to money-laundered Mickelson’s paytment thru off-shore accounts to hide them….Paper asks “How does Mickelson go unpunished…How is he not held accountable”…..”Breaks rules with Zero consequence”…..”Violated PGA rule -‘players shall not associate with or have dealings with gamblers”

International Olympic Committee….Upholds WADA ban of All Russian track and field athletes because of drug doping scandal dating back to the Beijing Olympics. Sir Sebastian Coe, President IAAF, will hear appeal this week on possibly allowing “clean” athletes to compete as independent in Rio Games.

New York Times…Investigative report shows that WADA-World Anti Drug Agency was alerted to massive Russian drug doping program by Russian track medalist-said she was forced to blood dope-earned medal….WADA did no investigation-turned letter over to Russian Federation who suspended woman for 10Y….ex-Russian doctor came forward said 15-Russian medalists in Sochi Olympics were blood-doping….Evidence surfaced Russian Federation told its doctors “who to test-not test”….325-page report said Russian state controlled federation had a blood doping plan equal to East German scandal of the 1980s…..

Copa America Tourney…Team USA will have to make 3-lineup changes for semi-final game with Argentina-Tuesday….Redcard suspension for Jermaine Jones..Bobby Wood..Alejando Bedoys.

Copa America….Mexico-L-Chile…Shocking (7-0) beating at hands of Chile…El Tri defense collapses infront of its goalies…allows 5-goals in 9-minutes to start 2nd half…Allowed two goals on rebounds…one on breakaway..

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