Hacksaw’s Headlines-Thursday

Posted by on November 15th, 2018  •  0 Comments  • 

…(Basketball)…..

Aztecs-W-Texas Southern (103-64)….SDSU jumps to (20-6) lead-builds 30-point lead in first half own hot shooting…shot 57% in opening half to 21% for TSU…..Matt Mitchell scores (21P)…..Nolan Norain-Jalen McDaniels combine for 5-baskets in opening 6-minutes to lead blowout…..Aztecs go (27-36) from free thrown line…State now (2-0) as they head out on road for 3-games in Hawaii…..

SDSU…Leaves on weekend for Maui Classic-Hawaii…plays Duke in 1st round game on Tuesday….Blue Devils blew out Eastern Michigan on Wednesday to go (3-0).

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(NBA)

Lakers-W-Portland (126-117)…LA wipes out 10-point deficit….LeBron James becomes 5th all time scorer in NBA…finishes with 44-points 10-rebounds..9-assists….LA won 4-games in a row-…Lakers (8-6) on season

Clippers-San Antonio…Thursday night matchup

Minnesota..Owner Glen Taylor says club had to deal F-Jimmy Butler…”He had an agenda-we were tired of it”

Lakers…No interest in veteran F-Carmelo Anthony who wants to leave Rockets-has been away from club for 4-games.

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…….(Football)……….

Chargers..DE-Joey Bosa goes thru first on field workout with team…has been out since August with bone bruise and tendon problem in a foot…Did limited workouts-will be evaluated in morning to determine Thursday practice schedule.

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(Schedule)

Thursday Night Football…..Packers-Seahawks…QB-Aaron Rodgers (2741P-17TD) and RB-Aaron Jones-coming off s145Y-rushisng game….QB-Russell Wlson (1967P-21TD) for Seattle.

Rams-Chiefs….NFL refuses to comment why they were so late dealing with turf problems in Azteca Stadium in Mexico City….Turf was badly damaged by a concert on October 11th…and NFL waited till this past weekend to address torn up field by trying to lay new sod it….Game could have drawn 105,000….now moved to LA Coliseum as Rams home game on Sunday…Both teams (9-1)

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Roster Moves)

Arizona..Sign FA-CB-David Amerson-ex Chiefs
Arizona..Sign FA-CB-Leonard Johnson-ex Bills
Bills..Sign FA-WR-Deontae Thompson-ex Cowboys
Carolina..Sign FA-RB-Kenjon Barner-ex Chiefs-Patriots
Miami..Sign FA-WR-Brice Butler-ex Cowboys-Raiders
Ravens..Sign FA-KR-Tyler Ervin-ex Houston-San Jose State
Patriots…Sign FA-LB-Roman Humber-ex Bills
Atlanta..S-Jalen Collins-reinstated from NFL suspended list-drug issues

Miami…workout QB-Paxton Lynch-ex Broncos
Colts..workout S-Jalen Collins-ex Falcons
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(Injuries)

Steelers..RB-James Connor works out-cleared from concussion protocol
Baltimore..QB-Joe Flacco remains out of practice-hip injury
Bengals..LB-Vontaze Burfect returns to practice-hip injury
Bengals..Activate CB-Devontae Harris-from IR
Houston..Activate RB-Dont’a Foreman from IRL-out since last year-Achilles
Colts..Activate OG-Joe Haig from IR-out with knee issues
Saints..OT-Terron Armstead-out 4W-pectoral

Lions..IR-OT-TJ Lang-neck stinger

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(Teams)

Steelers..QB-Ben Roethlisberger says RB-Le’Veon Bell was a good teammate and a great player-wishes him well in free agency

Browns…GM-John Dorsey says he will conduct coaching search by himself
Ravens..QBs Lamar Jackson-Robert Griffin take 1st team snaps

Jets..CB-Morris Clairborne-critical of teammates-‘players doing bare minimum to prepare for games’

Raiders..coach Jon Gruden being mocked for saying Nathan Peterman was most NFL ready QB in draft two years ago…rated him ahead of Patrick Mahomes-Deshaun Watson…Peterman released this week by Bills after throwing 13-interceptions in 9-games in career.

Seattle..ex-Seahawks KR-Charley Rogers arrested for brining a sword to a youth basketball function…chared with weapon-stalking incidents.

NFL…50th anniversary of the Heidi Game-NBC-TV pulled out of final minutes of Raiders-Jets game to switch to children program ‘Heidi’…Raiders scored 2-TDs in final minute to win game.

NY Giants..Announce passing RB-Ron Johnson (71Y)…starred for Giants (1970-75)..had Alzheimers…superb college career at Michigan.

NFL..TV Ratings for week 10-…up 8% from last years ratings.

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(College Football)

SDSU…Announce Graduation Rate of Student Athletes at all time high 80% according to NCAA stats….General student graduation rates across country 75%.

USC..dismiss LB-Levi Jones-4Star-recruit…has been arrested on alcohol issues this summer-has not played this year.

College Football Playoff Poll….1-Alabama..2-Clemson…3-Notre Dame…4-Michigan…5-Georgia…6-Oklahoma

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….(Baseball)……..

Cy Young Award
..AL-Blake Snell-Tampa Bay (21-5) record-runs away with voting
..NL-Jacob deGrom-Mets wins award with (10-5) record with 1.70-ERA

Orioles..Hire Mike Elias-General Manager…served as key front office exec in Player Development with Astros-Cardinals

Red Sox..Manager Alex Cora-contract extension thru 2022.

Texas…Hire Luis Ortiz-hitting coach-ex Dodgers….Fire bullpen coach Dan Werthen–pitching coach Doug Brocail…bench coach Don Wakamatsu.
Mariners..Veteran coach Scott Brosius decides to leave team

Phillies..Promote Chris Young to pitching coach-former Astros exec…replaces demoted Rick Kranitz.

Mariners..Hire Tim Laker-hitter coach-ex Arizona Diamondbacks

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(Roster Moves)

Dodgers..sign FA-P-Kevin Quackenbush-ex Reds
Tampa Bay..sign FA-P-Ryan Merritt-ex Indians
A’s..sign FA-P-Jake Buchanan-ex Arizona
Cardinals.sign FA-P-Tommy Layne-ex Red Sox-Arizona
Cardinals..sign FA-P-Williams Perez-ex Mariners-Braves
Red Sox..sign FA-C-Juan Centeno-ex Texas
Arizona..sign FA-OPF-Abraham Almonte-ex Royals

Phillies..Put 1B-Justin Bour on waivers

Pirates-Indians..Trade…Bucs deal OF-Jordan Ludlow (.300)..2B-Max Moroff to Indians for Ps-Tah Thomas-P-Dante Mendoza…2B-Eric Gonzalez.

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….(Hockey)……

Ducks-L-Las Vegas (5-0)…Knights exploded for 3-goals in 2nd period…knock G-John Gibson out of game…Vegas goalie Marc Andre Fleury stones Ducks in huge saves in flurries infront of net… …Anaheim lost 10-of-13…..Knights (8-10-1) this year.

Kings-Penguins…Trade….LA deals F-Tanner Pearson to Penguins for F-Carl Hagelin…Pearson only 3-points this year in 16-games…Hagelin has 1-point as a penalty killer.

Ducks..Callup C-Sam Carrick from San Diego Gulls-AHL

Penguins..Give GM-Jim Rutherford contract extension thru 2022…Pens just (1-5-1) last 7-games.

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……(General)………

Soccer…USA-vs-England…Friendly matchup-Thursday at Wembley Stadium….US star Christian Pulisic will play coming off injuries…English veteran Wayne Rooney joins team for final ‘cap’ appearance with national team.

Fulham..English Premier League team fires coach Slavisa Jokaniovic….had just 1-win in 12-matches…..hires Claudio Ranieri-who led Leicester City to EPL title in 2016.

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