Hacksaw’s Headlines-Monday

Posted by on July 24th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

(British Open)

British Open…Jordan Spieth puts on wild final round but wins the Open at Birkdale…finished with (-12 under 268)…but needed heroics to win it on back nine….Made 30-and-50 foot puts on back to back holes…had 3-birdies and an eagle on a 4-hole stretch to pull away after giving up lead…had 20-minute delay trying to determine an out of bounds shot..He had 3-bogeys in first 4-holes……Spieth wins 3rd major in career and only 23-years old..

..(268)..Jordan Spieth ..Earlier in weekend had an eagle in driving rain..then made 35-foot putt in 30mph gale.
..(271)..Matt Kuchar..could not holdoff Spieth hot streak
..(274)..Hao Li-shot a 63 and ripped off 7-birdies on day
..(275)..Rory McIlroy..never recoverd bad 2nd round
..(276)..Bradon Grace-had shot (62) on Saturday
..(276)..Brooks Koepka-faded on final day.



Padres-W-Giants..(5-2)..Wil Myers HR..Jabari Blash 2R-double…Padres win 3-of-4 in San Francisco..Friars now (43-55)…(15-11) since June 20th..Giants cratering-now (38-62).

Padres-Mets…Open series at Petco…Jake DeGrom (11-3)-vs-Clayton Richard (5-3).

Padres..Option OF-Franchy Cordero to AAA
Padres..Release P-Tyrell Jenkins (7.74-ERA) El Paso.

Padres..DL-SS-Eric Aybar-bruised foot-CT scan for possible fracture
Padres..P-Craig Stammen-ailing hamstring-running bases
Padres..Activate P-Buddy Baumann from 60D-DL
Padres-A’s..Trade Talks with Oakland about starting P-Sonny Gray.
Padres..Talking trade with 7-teams about reliever Brad Hand-asking ‘3-for-1’.


Dodgers-W-Braves (5-4)..P-Clayton Kershaw exits after 2-innings-back tightness..Austin Bazrnes 3R-HR..Cody Bellinger HR..Logan Forsythe game winning RBI single in 10th…LA has won 13-of-15…Dodgers have won 33-of-39.

LA-Minnesota…Monday opening series…Hyun Jin-Ryu (3-6)-vs-Jose Berrios (9-3)

Dodgers-Mets..Trade talks…P-Addison Reed (1.97-ERA)..Mets want OF-Yasiel Puig.

Dodgers-Texas…Trade Talks…LA inquires about Rangers P-Yu Darvish…LA scouts looked at Darvish on weekend…Texas interested in Yasiel Puig and Anthony Verdugo.

Dodgers..P-Brandon McCarthy being treated for blisters

Dodgers-Tampa…LA deals P-Sergio Romo to Rays in cash transaction.

Dodgers..P-Scott Kazmir leaves extended spring training to return home to deal with on going hip issues.

Dodgers..Say 1B-Adrian Gonzalez will not return till September 1st from herniated disc issues.


Angels-W-Red Sox (3-2)..Mike Tmout-Andrellton Simmons-Luis Valbuena

Halos…Off day on Monday

Angels..P-Garrett Richards-out 3-months with forearm issues-begins throwing program.



Cubs-W-Cardinals..Will Castillo 2R-HR…Cubs won 8-of-9

Astros-L-Orioles..Adam Jones-Jon Schoop combine 7-hits

Rockies-W-Pirates..Mark Reynolds 2R-HR..Trevor Story 2R-HR..Charley Blackmon HR

Nationals-W-Arizona P-Stephen Strasburg pulled from game with injury..Anthony Rendon RBI single

Yankees-W-Mariners..Didi Gregarious 2-solo HRs

Brewers-L-Phillies..Nick Williams 2R-HR

Indians-W-Blue Jays..Michael Brantley 2R-HR

Marlins-L-Reds..Reds hit 4HRs..Scooter Gennett HR-RBI single

Mets-L-A’s..A’s hit 3-HRs off Raf Montero

Texas-W-Tampa Bay..Calos Gomez HR in 8th…Rougned Odor 2-solo HRs

Tigers-W-Twins..Justin Upton RBI-double..Jose Iglesias HR

Royals-W-White Sox..Whit Merrifield 2-solo HRs…KC hits 4-homers

(Roster Moves)

Cardinals-Mariners..Trade-St Louis sends minor league P-Marco Gonzalez to Seattle for OF-Ty O’Neill (89HRs) in minors.

Mariners-White Sox..Trade..Seattle sends relief Ps-Mark Lowe-Jean Machi to White Sox.

Yankees-Blue Jays..Trade-Rob Refsnyder-OF to Jays in cash deal

Tigers..Shop P-Justin Verlander-willing to pay 11M left on this year contract-but still owed 56M final two years.

Braves..Talk to Twins-Brewers about deal for P-Jaime Garcia

Cubs-Toronto..Trade talks for P-Marcus Strohman
Cubs-Texas..Trade talks for P-Yu Darvish.

Brewers-Mets..Trade talks for NY reliever Addison Miller
Brewers-Tigers..Trade talks for Detroit 3B-Ian Kinsler.

Indians-Mets..Trade talks for OF-Jay Bruce
Indians-Mets..Trade talks for 2B-Asdrubal Cabrera

Giants..Sign FA-3B-Pablo Sandoval-relesed by Boston
Arizona..Sign FA-P-David Carpenter-ex Braves

Milwaukee..Option OF-Keon Broxton to AAA
Milwaukee..Sell OF-Michael Choice to Nexen-Korean League
Braves..DFA-OF-Eric O’Flaherty


Astros..Activate P-Collin McHugh from DL.
Milwaukee..Activate 2B-Eric Sogard
Cardinals..Activate P-Zack Duke..OF-Randal Grichuk
Blue Jays..Activate P-Joe Smith
Indians..Activate P-Danny Salazar
Orioles..Activate P-Mike Wright

Yankees..DL-SS-Starlin Castro-reinjures hamstring
Blue Jays..DL-P-Aaron Sanchez hamstring
Astros..DL-OF-Colin Moran-facial fractures-hit by foul ball
Texas..Surgery-P-Chi Chi Gonzalez-elbow
Blue Jays..SS-Troy Tulowitzki-groin


Topps…Baseball card company is deleting Chief Wahoo logo from any future Cleveland Indians cards.

St Louis..President John Mozeliak says he does not like the attitude nor culture of Cardinals team this year.



Chargers…1st round draft pick WR-Mike Williams-Clemson refutes report he needs surgery for herniated disc in back.


Arizona..CB-Deone Buchanan placed on PUP-ankle surgery
Jaguars..CB-Jalen Ramsey on PUP-core muscle surgery
Miami..Exam today on C-Mike Pouncey-coming off hip surgeries


Dallas..RB-Ezekiel Elliot…former girlfriend threatening legal action if NFL does not take strong disciplinary action against player…Says she was victim of domestic abuse 5-times in a 6-day period last spring….Owner Jerry Jones told reporters ‘no domestic abuse’ took place based on documents he saw.


Bengals..CB-Pac Man Jones handed 1G-suspension by NFL for off field incident at a hospital.

Packers..DB-Coach-Darren Perry facing suspension after guilty plea DUI

Cowboys..DE-David Irving no show at camp-facing 4G-NFL suspension.

Cowboys..RB-Darren McFadden misses team flight to camp Oxnard.

Lions..Name Barry Sanders as ambassador to team-work in community.

Chiefs..DE-Tamba Hali asks team what his future is after limited time in postseason games last year.

Rams..Hire Brain Xanders-Pro Personnel…ex-Lions-Broncos exec.

Giants..New WR-Brandon Marshall says his old team NY Jets “don’t have a chance” after tearing apart roster.

Eagles..RB-Ryan Mathews may be released with failed physical following neck surgery


Ravens..Sign ex-Colts WR-Griff Whalen.
Bills..Workout FA-WR-Anquan Bolden-ex-49ers-Ravens
Cowboys..Workout FA-RB-Dennard Robinson-ex-Jaguars
Cowboys..Workout FA-RB-Ronnie HIllman-ex Chargers



Ole Miss..Coach Hugh Freeze re-signs after being implicated in scandal for calling Escort Service multiple times…this on top of NCAA probe for 21-recruiting violations….was (39-25) with Sugar Bowl win….Matt Luke promoted to head coach.

Michigan..Coach Jim Harbaugh hires Tom Gamble-former 49ers-Eagles exec to work in footbal program operations.

UNLV..Hires law firm from New York to negotiate lease in new Raiders Stadium….seeking income from renting 80-acres parking spaces for new stadium….split advertising revenue in stadium….rent formula for skyboxes.



Cleveland..All star G-Kyrie Irving (25P)..asks to be traded…has 2-years left on contract…wants to go to Knicks-Minnesota-Miami or San Antonio…sent shockwaves thru organization…does not want to play with LeBron James.

Spurs..Re-Sign F-Pao Gasol…3-year deal…(17P-9R) in career.
Washington..Extension to G-John Wall…(4Y-170M)
Indiana..Sign FA-F-Damie Wilken (6’9)..played last 3Y-China.

Suns..Hire longtime player James Jones-as assistant GM
Utah..Hire David Morway-ex Indiana Pacers GM as assistant GM…Justin Zanek-Bucks-as assistant GM.
NYKnicks..Incoming GM-Scott Perry not interested in trading Carmelo Anthony.
Cleveland..Promote Kolby Altman to GM job.

Knicks-Clippers..NY report says owner James Dolan may file suit against city of Inglewood for purchasing land next to the Forum that Dolan owned..and then selling it to Steve Ballmer-Clippers owner-who intends on building his own Arena-Entertainment Center….Dolan had purchased the Forum-renovated it into entertainment center…Inglewood asked him to sell back additional land without telling him they were dealing with Clippers owner.



San Diego Gulls..may wind up with 2-top Ducks draft picks…F-Max Jones (6’3) power forward and F-Sam Steele-scored (131P) for Regina Pats in WHL.

Red Wings..Sign F-Tomas Tatar to (4Y-28M) extension.

Kings..D-Tom Gilbert signs to play in Germany.



Soccer..Paris St. Germain reaches agreement to sign FC-Barcelona superstar Neymar.

Soccer…Gold Cup….Mexico-L-Jamaica (1-0)..Tavar Lawrence scores on rocket shot direct kick at 87-minute mark after Mexican goalie leaned wrong way and could not get back to defend upper left corner of net…Stunning upset..Reggae Boys to play USA in title game on Wednesday night..

Soccer..US-W- Costa Rica..(2-0)..Craig Dempsey-Jozy Altidore score 2-goals in 10-minute span to move team to finals in Gold Cup..Bruce Arena now (8-0-5) with team….

Delmar..Disappointing 4th place finish for Arrogate in San Diego Handicap…7-race win streak snapped..finished 15-lengths back.

NASCAR..Brickyard 400….Accident marred finish…..weather delayed start….Race stalled 1:47 early because of rain….3-long delays because of time consuming cleanup of track….Darkness set in…..then wildest finish to race in Indy history-race lasted nearly 6-hours…….6-yellow flags and a red flag in the final 49-laps of the race…Teammates Martin Truex and Kyle Busch-racing 1-2-knocked each other out with 40-laps left…Truex car caught fire….then red flag crash with 11-laps left-Clint Bowyer near head on crash into wall……then Jimmie Johnson grabbed lead and hit wall…then an 8-car crash with 3-laps to go on a restart… only 12-cars left at finish from 40-car field…Kasey Kahne won getting lead on final restart edging Brad Keselowski as darkness set in after 15-yellow flags in race…

Hendrick Motor Sports…Hires Alex Bowman to replace Dale Earnhardt Junior next year.

Tour-de-France…Chris Froome dominant win in final speed stage on Saturday…on way to win in Tour..would be his 4th yellow jersey.



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