Hacksaw’s Headlines–Thursday

Posted by on January 3rd, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

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Chargers….Longtime-Hall of Fame NFL writer Jerry McGee passes away (90Y)….had worked for both San Diego Union and Tribune covering the Chargers ….worked from 1956-to-2008 covering all the big stories in San Diego….covered the Chargers after they moved to San Diego in the old AFL-Sid Gillman era thru 2008-finishing up as an NFL columnist for the paper….Was a gifted ‘lead story’ writer.

(NFL Coaching)

Browns…Will interview Mike McCarthy-ex Packers coach on Thursday…..yet to get permission to interview Josh McDaniels-Patriots….Interviewed Jim Caldwell-ex Lions-Colts on Wednesday

Packers…Get permission to interview Pete Carmichael-Off Coord-Saints…will talk to Pat Fitzgerald-Northwestern….will interview Matt LaFleur-Titans on Sunday

Miami..Interviewing Eric Bienemy-Chiefs on Thursday…will interview Brian Flores-Patriots on Saturday

Tampa Bay…Did interview Eric Bienemy-Chiefs on Wednesday…will interview George Edwards-Vikings on Friday…get permission to interview Kris Richard-Dallas…Brian Kelly-Notre Dame.

NY Jets..Did interview Eric Bienemy-Chiefs on Wednesday for 4-hours….will interview Kliff Kingsbury-USC Off Coord….waiting to schedule Mike McCarthy-ex Green Bay….will interview Adam Gase-ex Miami on Friday.

Denver…Interviewed Chuck Pagano-ex Colts on WEdnesday….will interview Mike Muchack-Steelers on Friday…Brian Flores-Patriots on Saturday.

Cincinnati..Interviewing Eric Bienemy-Chiefs on Thursday…will interview Vance Joseph-ex Broncos for job

Arizona..Will interview Kliff Kingsbury-USC for head job…Eric Bienemy-Chiefs rejects offer for interview

Atlanta..interviews Mike Mularkey for Off Coord job..ex head coach Tenn-Jacksonville-Buffalo

Minnesota..interviews Hue Jackson for Off Coord-ex Cleveland-Cincinnati coach

Jacksonville..will interview Darrell Bevell for Off Coord job-ex Seattle assistant

Raiders..Fire Joey Clinkscales-Director Player Personnel

Buffalo..Fire OL-coach Juan Castillo….Fire-Terry Robiske-WR coach

Dallas..Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett says Kris Richard is ready to be a head coach.

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(Teams)

Steelers..Coach Mike Tomlin says WR-Antonio Brown ‘let us down in our darkest hour’….said Brown had knee pain last week-was scheduled for MRI but did not show up…missed team meetings..then showed up wanting to play on Sunday-was declared in active…Tomlin says team will deal with strong discipline with players going forward.

Steelers…QB-Ben Roethlisberger said the Steelers were damaged by all the distractions caused by Le’Veon Bell holdout all season long…denies he had any rift with Antonio Brown

Giants..GM-Dave Gettleman says team will not trade WR-Odell Beckham…says team with use ‘brutal honesty’ to deal with issues involving QB-Eli Manning and future at that position.

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(Injuries)

Chargers..RB-Austin Eckler-limited in workouts on Wednesday-groin….LB-Jatavius Brown ruled out for the year with ankle injury

Bears..WRs Allan Robinson-Taylor Gabriel-Anthony Miller all return to workouts-will play this weekend vs Eagles.

Colts..C-Ryan Kelly cleared to play-coming off neck injury.

Chargers..RB-Melvin Gordon ready to play this weekend-ankle issue

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(NFL Notes)

NFL-TV Ratings….TV ratings went up across the board
..Fox…2% increase
..CBS..6% increase
..NBC..6% increase
..Monday Night Football…8% increase
..Thursday Night Football..4% increase.

Chargers TV Ratings

..San Diego-Full season…increased from 14-Rating to 15.2-Rating this year…however Chargers TV ratings final 5-years in San Diego averaged 26.7-Rating.

..Los Angeles..Last Sunday rating…Chargers-Broncos (4.9-Rating)…Rams-49ers (9.2-Rating)

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(College Football)

Notre Dame…Preparing to interview Bob Stoopes-ex Oklahoma…Luke Fickell-UCincinnati…if Brian Kelly takes NFL job.

Miami…Manny Diaz fires all 6-Hurricanes offensive assistants-plus strength coach…Inherits 104th ranked offense in country….says he will return Miami to ‘Quarterback U’.

Houston..Hires Dana Holgorsin-West Virginia..coached Mountaineers for 8-years.

West Virginia…interested in talking to Luke Fickell-Cincinnati…Neal Brown-Troy…Frank Solich-Ohio for Mountaineers job.

Ohio State..Hires Mike Yurchich-Oklahoma State as Offensive Coord

Penn State..Fires WR-coach David Corley after 1-year on job.

Arizona..Hire DeMarco Murray as RB-coach…longtime NFL player

Oklahoma..WR-Marquise Brown files for NFL draft…had (132R) in 2-years….Sooners also lose RT-Cody Ford…RB-Rod Anderson-file for draft.

Oregon..WR-Dillon Mitchell files for draft (69R-1184Y) this year.

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……………(Baseball)………..

Padres…Mark Loretta-Assistant GM-leaves to become Bench Coach for Cubs-Joe Madden….had been with Padres for 8-years.

Padres..Name Erik Greupner as President of Business Operaitons..,had been COO of franchise serving as interim replkaced fired Mike Dee in 2016.

Dodgers..Sign FA-OF-Shane Peterson…ex-Padres minor leaguer.

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(Roster Moves)

Yankees..Sign FA-SS-Troy Tulowitzki-ex Blue Jays-Rockies…has missed a year and half with bone spur-heel surgery…Toronto owes him 38M left on his contract.

Washington…Report that owner Ted Lerner met for 5-hours with Bryce Harper-agent Scott Boras but did not come to terms on length of contract.

Phillies…Will meet Bryce Harper and Scott Boras to make formal contract offer….reportedly 7-years with 3-options.

White Sox…have offered Manny Machado a 7-year contract.

Rockies..Sign FA-OF-Michael Saunders-ex Blue Jays-Mariners-Phillies

Marlins..Sign FA-2B-Rosell Herrera-ex Royals.

Cubs..Sign FA-OF-Jim Adduci-ex Tigers…Phil Evans-OF-ex Mets

Pirates..Sign FA-P-Tyler Lyons-ex Cardinals

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(Teams)

Mets..Say OF-Yoenis Cespedes will be out till next June following 2-surgeries on his heels.

Orioles..Hire Koby Perez-Indians-as Director of International Scouting.

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…..(Basketball)…..

Lakers-L-Oklahoma City (107-100)……Thunder blow out Lakers in 4th quarter…Paul George erupts for (37P)….Thunder got just (2-18) shooting from Russell Westbrook but still won…..Kantavious Caldwell-Pope had 25-in loss…..Lakers went (4-17) shooting in the 4th quarter as the game fell apart….LA (21-17)…Thunder (24-13)….Lakers (1-3) without LeBron James.

Toronto..G-Kyle Lowry-back ailment

San Antonio-Toronto…Meet Thursday night…coach Greg Popovic says Spurs fans should treat Kawhi Leonard with respect in his first game back on Spurs court.

USD-at-Santa Clara…Torerors (11-4) open West Coast Conference play on road. on Thursday night.

SDSU…Open Mountain West Conference play Saturday at Boise State.

Nevada…Opens Mountain West Conference play burying Utah State…Wolfpack now (14-0)
Fresno State…Bulldogs go to (10-3) with 20-point win over San Jose State

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…….(Hockey)…………..

San Diego Gulls-W-Bakersfield (2-1)….Joe Blandish scores game winner with (:70) left in game…G-Kevin Boyle 33-saves in win….Gulls now (15-11-4)-have climbed from last place to 3rd place in Pacific Division in 2-weeks time….AHL action on Wednesday night

LA Kings-Tamp Bay….Lightning comes to Staples Center with (31-7-2) record.

Vancouver-Ottawa…Trade…Canucks send G-Anders Nilsson..C-Darren Archibald to Senators for G-Mike McKenna..F-Tom Pyatt and 6th round pick.

Dallas..NHL says it is a ‘club matter’ and will not discipline CEO-Jim Lites for his public rebuke of hi priced star players Jamie Benn and others on his roster.

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……..(General)……………..

Chelsea…English Premier League team strikes deal to acquire F-Christian Pulisic for 64M-pounds from Dortmund-Germany..Pulisic star for Team USA-World Cup side..

English Premier League-Wednesday games

..Chelsea-Ties-Southampton…Eden Hazard possible game winning goal hit netminder in the face..game finished (0-0).

..West Ham-Tie-Brighton..Marco Arnautovic scored in 66 & 68′ for West Ham in tie..

..Manchester United-W-Newcastle…Romy Lakaku-Marcus Rashford score goals in Man U 6th win in a row.

..Bournemouth-Tie-Watford…Bournemouth scores 3-goals in 6-minutes.

..Burnley-W-Huddersfield…Chris Wood scores game winner

..Wolverhampton-L-Crystal Palace…Palace scores 2-goals in final 7-minutes to win.

..Manchester City-vs-Liverpool…Thursday showdown….City (15-3-2)…Liverpool (17-0-3)

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