Hacksaw’s Headlines-Thursday

Posted by on August 30th, 2018  •  0 Comments  • 

……(Baseball)………

Padres-W-Mariners (8-3)…Hunter Renfroe hits 3R-HR-Sacrifice Fly-4RBI day…Manny Margot HR-RBI double..Joey Luchessi (6.2-inn-1R)…Padres win 2nd in a row at home…after a (3-18) skid…Friars now (52-83) on year….Mariners playoff hopes fading-have lost 8-of-13.

Padres-Colorado…open 4-game weekend series at home..German Marquez (11-9)-vs-Eric Lauer (5-7)-coming off disabled list.

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Dodgers-W-Texas (3-1)…Yasmani Grandal-Manny Machado-Cody Bellinger solo HRs…..LA won 5-in row…won 8-of-12……

Dodgers-Arizona…Showdown for 1st place begins on Thursday..Rich Hill (6-4)-vs-Robbie Ray (3-2).

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Angels…off day on Wednesday

Angels-Houston…4-game series begins Thursday….Andrew Heaney (7-8)-vs-Justin Verlander (13-8)

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(Scoreboard)

Cubs-W-Mets..Cole Hamels (5inn-0R)..has (0.69-ERA)
Cubs-L-Mets..nitecap twin bill-Todd Frazier Grand Slam HR.

Astros-W-A’s..Tyler White HR-in 9th..Houston won 7-of-8…extend lead in AL-West back to 2-and-half games

Royals-W-Tigers..Alex Gordon-Raul Mondesi 2R-HRs

Boston-W-Miami…Mookie Betts 3H-HR…..Bosox (92-42)

Yankees-L-White Sox..Ryan LaMarre 4RBIs…NY won 9-of-12.

Washington-L-Phillies…Carlos Santana Grand Slam HR…Phiuladelphia fading-lost 8-of-11

Indians-L-Twins…Minnesota scores 3-late runs off bullpen…Tribe in (11-6) spurt

Reds-Milwaukee..Brewers led 13-11 in 10th inning at press-time….Christian Yelich 6-for-6 at plate in game….Reds hit 4-HRs…Cincinnati had lost 10-of-15

Braves-L-Rays..CJ Cron-Tommy Pham HRs…Atlanta won 6-of-9

Cardinals-Pirates..St Louis trailed 2-0 in 9th at press-time….Cards had won 16-of-19

Arizona-Giants….D-Backs led 3-0 at pass-time…Steve Souza HR-RBI double

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(Roster Moves)

Dodgers….put in waiver claims for Washington Nats reliever Ryan Madson.

Blue Jays..Put SS-Josh Donaldson on trade waivers.
Angels-Braves..Halos sell C-Rene Rivera to Atlanta
Royals-Braves…KC sell 1B-Luca Duda to Atlanta
Pirates..DFA-SS-Sean Rodriguez
Seattle..Callup P-Shawn Armstrong.

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(Injuries)

Angels..DH-Albert Pujols-knee scope surgery-out for rest of year…hit (.245)
Astros..DL-P-Charley Morton-shoulder
Indians..DL-P-Andrew Miller-shoulder impingement-3rd time on DL
Cardinals..DL-3B-Jed Gyorko-groin
Texas..DL-P-Matt Bush to miss rest of year-elbow rehab
Reds..DL-P-Amir Garrett-foot
Giants..DL-OF-Stefen Duggan-Shoulder strain.

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(MLB)

Astros…Give manager AJ Hinch 2-year contract extension….(352-266) in 3-and-half years in Houston

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…….(Football)……..

(Roster Moves)

Packers-Seattle..Green Bay trades QB-Brett Hundley to Seattle for mid round draft pick…Packers give backup QB job to DeShone Kizer.

Jets-Saints…NY deals QB-Teddy Bridgewater to New Orleans for 3rd round pick…means Sam Darnold is NY starting QB.

Saints..Sign FA-WR-Tanner McEvoy-ex Seattle
Houston..Release KR-star Chris Thompson
Cowboys..Sign FA-OG-Matt Diaz-ex Titans..OG-Kyle Bosche-ex Carolina
49ers..Release WR-Max McCaffrey.
Colts..IR-LB-Ben Heeney
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(Teams)

Packers…QB-Aaron Rodgers gets NFL record (6Y-174M) extension-includes 50M-bonus…33M-average salary.

Giants..WR-Odell Beckham signs (6Y-94M) extension.

Raiders…Refuse comment on whether team can afford to have two 20M-players on roster…QB-Derek Carr and holdout LB-Khalil Mack.
Raiders….Talked to 12-teams about deal for LB-Khalil Mack…demanding 2-first round picks in return

Patriots..Name Trent Brown-ex 49ers..starting LT.
49ers..Bench starting OG-Josh Garnett-give job to Mike Person
Atlanta..Bench starting OG-Brandon Fusco.
Vikings..WR-Cayleb Jones arrested-felony theft-assault

(NFL)

Union…says it has no intention of negotiating an 18G-schedule with owners even though players could get an extra 1B-salaries per year.

Cleveland…LB-Mychael Kendricks faces NFL suspension-SEC accuses him of ‘insider trading stocks’ while a player with Eagles.

NBC…Network negotiations buyout contract of broadcaster Bob Costas.

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(Schedule) Final preseason games on Thursday night:

Chargers-San Francisco..Cardale Jones will start at QB-final attempt to save roster spot

Rams-Saints….All LA starters will sit 4th game in a row

Raiders-Seattle…LB-Khalil Mack holdout reaches 35-th day.

Denver-Arizona…QB-Paxton Lynch fighting for roster spot.

Chiefs-Packers…Kansas City defense been shaky

Miami-Atlanta…Falcons offense subpar in preseason games

Colts-Bengals..Andrew Luck 1TD drive in 11-possessions

Browns-Lions…Baker Mayfield to start at QB..Lions just (1-2) camp

Patriots-Giants…New England uncertainty at WR.

Jets-Eagles..Sam Darnold lands QB job…Nick Foles 0-TDs-14 drives

Carolina-Pittsburgh…Panthers have 3-OL hurt

Jaguars-Tampa Bay…Final game for Jameis Winston before suspension

Washington-Baltimore…Lamar Jackson extensive QB playing time

Bills-Chicago….Nathan Peterman final chance to win QB-job Buffalo

Vikings-Tennessee..Marcus Mariota struggling in new offense

Dallas-Houston…Cowboys (0-3) preseason.

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(College Football) 1st weekend of season.

Aztecs-Stanford…SDSU returns 14-starters…Stanford returns 18-starters and ranked 13th in polls….Aztecs QB-Christian Chapman 23-6) as starter…SDSU coach Rocky Long (64-29)….Cardinal led by RB-Bryce Love (2,118Y-19TD-8.1YPC) last season…Both teams carbon copy of each other…Stanford run ball (202YPG) last year-State (252YPG)….Stanford only 12-turnovers…Aztecs only 13-turnovers..SDSU averaged (405YPG) last year…Stanford gave up (405YPG)…Aztecs (10-3)…Stanford (9-5) with 4-losses by a field goal or less.

USD-Western New Mexico…Toreros led by 4th year starter QB-Anthony Lawrence.

USC-UNLV…Debut of Trojans freshman QB-JT Daniels…SC also replaces RB-Ronnie Jones.

UCLA-Cincinnati….Bruins debut of new head coach Chip Kelly…was keeping starting QB a secret-though many believe graduate transfer Will Speight-Michigan will be starter.

(Mountain West)

Colorado State-Colorado..Rams QB-KJ Carta-Samuels threw (537-5TD) last weekend.
Air Force-Stony Brook…Falcons play 1AA team
Wyoming-Washington State..Cowboys won last week on road
Fresno State-Idaho..Bulldogs picked to win divisional race
Hawaii-Navy..Rainbow QB-Cole McDonald (504APY) lat week.
New Mexico-Incarnate Word…Lobos open against NAIA school
Boise State-Troy..Broncos led by record setting QB-Brett Rypien
Nevada-Portland State..Wolfpack play 1AA-Vikings
Utah State-Michigan State…Aggies play at East Lansing
San Jose State-UC Davis..Spartans try to rally from horrible season

(PAC-12)

Cal-North Carolina..QB-Ross Bowers returns after 3,100Y-freshman year
Arizona-BYU…renewal of old time WAC rivalry
Arizona State-UTSA..debut coach Herman Edwards
Oregon-Bowling Green..Ducks QB-Justin Herbert returns
Oregon State-Ohio State..Debut Beavers coach Jonathon Smith
Wyoming-Washington State..Cowboys host Cougars in Laramie
Washington-Auburn..Jake Browning returns as 3rd year starter
Colorado-Colorado State..return of instate rivalry
Utah-Weber State..Utes play 1AA-team.

(Top 10)

1-Alabama-Louisville..Tide with 2-QBs-both play…life after Lamar Jackson for Cardinals.
2-Clemson-Furman…Tigers play 1AA-Paladins
3-Georgia-Auburn..Dogs-Tigers must replace top running backs
4-Wisconsin-Western Kentucky..Badgers huge favorite over Hilltoppers
5-Ohio State-Oregon State..Buckeyes without coach Urban Meyer.
6-Washington-Auburn..Huskies QB-Jake Browning returns 3rd year starter.
7-Oklahoma-Florida Atlantic..Sooners start freshman QB-Ky Murray-1st round baseball draft pick.
8-Miami-LSU…Tigers start Ohio State transfer QB-Joe Burrows
10-Penn State-Appalachian State…Lions host former 1-AA power.

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(College Notes)

Ohio State…Fired coach Zach Smith goes on twitter tirade against reporter Brett McMichaels for domestic abuse stories that led to his firing and suspension of coach Urban Meyer.

BYU-Wyoming…sign home and home contract in football.
Iowa..Kinnick Stadium-severe flooding damages turf
Idaho State..Firxes AD-Jeff Tingey
Oregon State…Lands QB-Tristan Beggia-transferring in from Nebraska.

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………(Basketball)………..

USA Basketball…reaches agreement with NCAA and NBA on format to evaluate ‘elite high school players’ to give them information about potential for NBA draft….Part of new proposal to allow players to go right up to NBA draft before withdrawing name and to have access to agents.

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………..(Hockey)……..

Anaheim Ducks…Invite 28-players to rookie camp next week…Included #1-pick Isac Lundestrom-Sweden…young goal scorers Sam Steele-Max Jones-Jack Kopacka-Antoine Morand from junior hockey….F-Troy Terry-Denver University…Swedish goalie Ollie Ek.

LA Kings…Invite 23-players to rookie camp..incuding last year’s #1-pick Game Villardi from Ontario Hockey Legue…F-Mark Russell-scored 50-goals in Western Hockey League…Clarkson College F-Shelon Rempel.

NHL Survey…Report Detroit Red Wings lead league with 10-players with no trade clauses….Tampa Bay has 10….chicago 9….Ducks have 7-with no trade clause…Kings have 6.

Washington…Offers contract to top Russian FA-F-Sergei Shumakov-Moscow-had 40-points in 47-games
Edmonton…Sign FA-D-Jason Garrison-ex Las Vegas.
Chicago..Sign FA-F-Brandon Davidson-ex Montreal-Islanders

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……(General)………

Soccer…Clint Dempsey-retires after 15Y-pro career…starred with Seattle Sounders….Fulham-England and Team USA-World Cup…scored 57-goals with Team USA.

English Premier League-Top games this weekend:
..Manchester United-Burley…Man U off to (1-2) start
..Manchester City-Newcastle United
..Liverpool-Leicester City
..Everton-Huddersfield
..Chelsea-Bournemouth
..Arsenal-Cardiff City

LAFC….MLS team sells FB-Laurent Ciman to Dijon-in French League

US Open Tennis..Blazing heat for 2nd day in row…Heat index on court reached 114-degrees.
..Serena Williams..straight sets win
..Venus Williams-straight set win
..Sloane Stephens-come from behind win
..Rafael Nadal..won in 2-sets

..Andy Murray-comeback ends with 5-set loss
..Juan Del Portro-straight set win

NASCAR…runs Darlington 400 under the lines
Indy Car..Josef Newgarden heads field in Grand Prix-Portland
Formula 1..Italian Grand Prix-Monza…Lewis Hamilton tries to fight off Sebastian Vettle-points race

PGA Golf…Dell Championships-TPC-Boston…Tiger Woods heads field…tees off on Friday

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