Hacksaw’s Headlines–Monday

Posted by on December 18th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

…..(Baseball)…….

Dodgers-Braves….Blockbuster trade….LA deals 1B-Adrian Gonzalez…P-Scott Kazmir-Brandon McCarthy-SS-Charley Culberson and 4.5M-cash to Atlanta for OF-Matt Kemp…..Identical swap of 47.5M in salaries….Gonzalez waives no-trade clause in contract in trade off for being DFA’s on Monday to become a free agent…..He is owed 22.3M on salary…Kemp has 2-years left (42M) on contract and could be dealt or waived also…Deal takes Dodgers beneath the MLB-Luxury Tax threshold for this season.

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Padres…USA-Today speculates Adrian Gonzalez could come to Padres if San Diego fails to sign FA-1B-Eric Hosmer-Royals.

Padres…Sign P-Jordan Lyles..had (1-5) record last year
Padres..DFA-P-Travis Wood (6.80-ERA)…owed 6.5M-to be paid by Royals in 2018.
Padres..have 8-starting pitchers on staff-yet to re-sign Joules Chacin or Craig Stammen.

Padres…Have added nearly 21M in salaries with acquisitions of Freddy Galvis-Chase Headley….Team overloaded with infielders now….could deal Headley or Yanger Solarte…could also move Headley to 1st base….or Corey Spangenberg to LF in platoon with Alex Dickerson or Franchy Cordero.

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(Roster Moves)

Giants-Texas…Trade..San Francisco deals P-Matt Moore to Rangers for minor league P-Ismael Cruz-Sam Wulff.

Yankees..Re-sign P-CC Sabathia…takes payout from 25M to 10M
Dodgers..Sign FA-P-Tom Koehler-ex Marlins
Indians..Sign FA-OF-Melvin Upton-ex Padres-Jays-Braves
Milwaukee..Sign FA-P-Yovani Gallardo-ex Seattle
Rockies..Sign FA-2B-Shaun O’Malley-ex Seattle
Twins..Sign FA-C-Wynston Sawyer-ex Dodgers
Tigers..Sign FA-2B-Ron Rondriguez-ex Indians
Miami..Sign FA-OF-Rafael Ortegal-ex Padres
Seattle..Sign FA-P-Alex Wimmers-ex Twins

Houston..DFA-OF-Preston Tucker

Cubs..Open contract talks with FA-P-Yu Darvis-ex Dodgers-Rangers.

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…….(Football)……..

Chargers-L-Chiefs (30-13)…Kansas City defense 3-interceptions..1-fumble recovery…2-sacks…RB-Kareem Hunt (155R-53-receptions)…QB-Alex Smith (231P-2TD)…Tyreek Hill 64Y-TD-catch…CB-Marcus Peters 2-picks-forced fumble…CB-Ron Parker interception-fumble recovery….Hunter Butker 3FGs…KC beats Bolts 8th time in a row…Chargers (8-30) at Arrowhead since 1989.

Chargers…9-players leave with injuries
..Keenan Allen-strained back.
..Russell Okung-groin-hip
..Joe Barksdale-hip
..Corey Luiget-hamstring
..Denzell Perryman-hamstring
..Jatavius Brown-ribs
..Hunter Henry-shoulder
..Austin Eckeler-broken hand
..Adrian Phillips-ankle

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(Scoreboard)

Patriots-W-Steelers. (27-24)..Tom Brady leads TD drive in final minute..Dion Lewis scores on TD run…Ben Roethlisberger throws 60Y-pass to JuJu Smith down to goal but Ben Roethlisberger intercepted with (:05) left going for game winning TD rather than game tying FG…Brady (298P-TD)…Roethlisberger (281P-2TD)…Le’Veon Bell (165APY)…Patriots could not have home field advantage for AFC-playoffs..

Rams-W-Seattle (42-7)…Todd Gurley (120Y) rushing…scores 4-TDs..Jared Goff (120P-2TD)…Rams defense 7-sacks of Russell Wilson….Wilson (142P)….Seattle just (149Y) offense…

Eagles-W-Giants (34-29)…Nick Foles (237P-4TD)..withstand Eli Manning (427P-3TD)…Eagles blocked punt-FG-PAT…..

Packers-L-Panthers (31-24)…Cam Newton (242P-58R)…Christian McCaffrey (136APY)….Carolina defense 4-takeaways…Aaron Rodgers (290P)…3TD-3Int-3-interceptions-3 sacks..

Cowboys-W-Raiders (20-17)…Derek Carr fumbles at 1-yard line with (:05) trying to score winning TD…..QB-Dak Prescott (221P-2 Int)…Derek Carr (171P)…Michael Crabtree 2-Ds…Marshawn Lynch (75R)……Raiders likely out of playoff race ..

Vikings-W-Bengals (34-7)..Eric Kendricks 31Y-TD-interception..Case Keenum (296P-2TD)…Vikings defense 3-sacks-2 interceptions…Andy Dalton (113P)..

Jaguars-W-Texans (45-7)..Blake Bortels (326P-3TD)..Jazgs add (138R)…TJ Yates TD-Int-4-sacks in loss.

Arizona-L-Washington (20-15)..Kirk Cousins (196P-2TD)…Blaine Gabbert had interception..3-fumbles..5-sacks…

Saints-W-Jets (31-19)..Drew Brees (285P-2TD)…Mark Ingram (151APY)….Bryce Petty (179P-TD-Int)..

Bills-W-Miami (24-16)..Bills defense 3-picks of Jay Cutler…Tyrod Taylor (224P-TD)..Cutler 3-picks-3 sacks-4 fumbles…

Ravens-W-Browns (27-10)..Joe Flacco (288P-TD)…Brandon Willilliams-fumble recovery-TD….DeShone Kizer 2-int-Fumble-2 sacks…Browns (0-14)..

Titans-L-49ers (25-23)…Jimmy Garoppolo (381P-TD)…Robbie Gould 6-field goals…45Y-game winner (:03)…Ryan Succopp hit 50Y-FG (1:07) left to give Titans lead

Falcons-Bucs..Monday Night Football

Detroit-W-Chicago (20-10)…Matthew Stafford (237P-2TD)…Mitch Trubisky (3-14P-TD)…Lions 3-picks

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(Teams)

Cincinnati…Reports Marvin Lewis will leave Bengals at end of season…15-years as head coach…never won a playoff game.

New York…Bill Cowher says he is not interested in Giants coaching job…’not about the team-about a lifestyle’

New Orelans..Longtime RB-Reggie Bush retiring…had (10,001 APY) with Saints-Miami-Lions-49ers-Bills before injuries knocked him out.

Carolina..NFL takes over investigation of workplace harassment issues with owner Jerry Richardson….Sports Illustrated says owner had to settle 4-cases out of court…including sexual harassment towards women and a racial slur towards a coach.

Washington…Monday-Grievance hearing involving fired GM-Scott McCloughan…Redskins refuse pay final 2-years of contract because of McCloughan alcohol abuse on job.

NFL..Report League office was made aware of serious sexual harassment issues at NFL Network in October…did not discipline nor begin investigation till lawsuit filed in December.

Seattle-Jacksonville..NFL has out (64,000)-fines to Seahawks-Jaguars players for fights and incident with fans last weekend.

Houston…Fines (18,231) to Garrett Celek-Ben McKinney-personal fouls last weekend.

Giants..NFL fines Olivier Vernon (18,231) hit on QB

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(Roster)

Packers..Release QB-Joe Callahan
Seattle..Release OG-Mark Glowinski
Chargers..Activate S-Craig Magur from developmental

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(Injuries)

Steelers…WR-Antonio Brown taken to hospital with calf injury after leg whip incident in Patriots game…

Washington…CB-Bash Breeland-shoulder..LB-Ryan Anderson-knee

Arizona..DT-Robert Nkendiche-wrist..LB-Karlos Dansby-calf

Giants..OG-Larry Warford-concussion.
Jets..DT-Leonard Williams-Concussion
Carolina..WR-Russell Shepard-shoulder
Jaguars..WR-Marquise Lee-ankle
Houston..OC-Nick Martin-ankle…OG-Jeff Allen-concussion
Bills..CB-EJ Gaines-knee
Miami…S-TJ McDonald-shoulder
Ravens..WR-Jeremy Maclin-knee
Packers..Davante Adams-concussion..LB-Nick Perry-ankle
Bengals..S-George Ioka-shoulder
Vikings..WR-Jarius Wright-foot
Chiefs..LB-Kevin Louis-shoulder..DE-Jarius Jenkins-elbow
Patriots..RB-Rex Burkhard-knee
Utah…Lose C-Rudy Gobbert-4W-sprained knee.

Lorenzen Wright…Memphis police arrest ex-wife in murder 10-years ago of ex-NBA player…Last week indicted her friend as part of conspiracy to kill player to collect 1M insurance payment.

Cleveland..Sources close to LeBron James says player will not take a discounted contract when he becomes free agent after he opts out next July….’taken discounts twice for Heat-Cavaliers-deserves max contract’.

Cleveland…LeBron James spoke to Lakers-Lonzo Ball about all the issues around him….’Ignore the white noise-stay focused;.

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……..(Hockey)……..

LA Kings-at-Philadelphia…Kings in tailspin-continue East Coast road trip on Monday

Ducks-at-New Jersey…Monday

Ottawa…Owner Eugene Melnyk says he may have to consider moving franchise if they cannot get a new arena built…..Attendance has fallen to (15,138) in Ottawa from over 18,000 per game….Sources say Melnyk would look at both Quebec City or Seattle.

Ottawa-W-Montreal…100th Anniversary of League-Outdoor Winter Classic-Landsdowne Park-foot of Parliament Hill-Ottawa.

Detroit..Put G-Petr Mrazek on trade block…Arizona-Minnesota-Penguins interested

Tampa Bay…Lose RW-Ryan Callahan-4W-shoulder injury

Gulls..Put together win streak with back to back wins at home vs Stockton.

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…..(General)……..

FIFA…Expels head of Brazilian soccer federation, Marco Del Nero, for taking 7M in bribes and kickbacks.

FIFA…Jury begins deliberations in trial of 3-South American soccer execs for their part in bribery scandal.

English Premier League
..Manchester City-W-Hotspur…City wins 16th game in row..Raheem Sterling 2-goals.
..Arsenal-W-Newcastle..loss sends Newcastle closer to relegation zone
..Crystal Palace-W-Leicester City..Palace unbeaten in last 7-games.
..Chelsea-W-Southampton..Marcus Alonso scores on free kick
..Liverpool-W-Bournemouth…Mohammad Salah scores 20th of season
..Manchester United-W-West Brom..Romelu Luikaku scores 2nd goal in 2-games for U.

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