Hacksaw’s Headlines–Thursday

Posted by on March 7th, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

..(Basketball)…..

Aztecs-L-Fresno State (76-74)…..Bulldogs force 3-turnovers in (:36) span in final minute….rip off a (9-0) scoring spurt to rally from 7-points back to get win…..Jalen McDaniels had 2-turnovers-goaltending call and missed free throw in final minute to allowed Fresno to rally back and win……Bulldogs jumped to 15-point lead in lst half-hitting 5-3’s early in game……Aztecs rallied behind Nathan Mensah and took lead in 2nd half as Jeremy Hemsley-Devin Watson combined for (31P) before final minute meltdown…….SDSU (19-11)….Bulldogs (21-8).

Aztecs…Close out regular season on Saturday at Nevada-Wolfpack now (27-3).

USD-Portland…Opening game of West Coast Conference playoffs…Toreros (18-13)….USD started (10-3)…gone (8-10) since then…Pilots (7-24) record.

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Lakers-Denver….Nuggets led (115-97) late in 4th quarter at Press Time…Lakers gave up 43 points in horrid first quarter….Nuggets had built 23-point lead……LA bench rallied team…Alex Caruso had 13-point to trigger comeback……Moritz Wagner had 11-points in rally Lakers to lead….Gary Harris scored 11-striaght points in 4th quarter to push Denver to lead late in 4th quarter…Denver guards Harris-kWill Barton-Jamal Murray combined for 50P…….LA lost 10-of-13…(30-35) on season.

Lakers…New Orleans Pelicans criticize Lakers President Magic Johnson for leaking information about trade talks for Anthony Davis…saying Magic intentionally leaked info to try and pressure Pelicans into deal.

Lakers..LeBron James says it has been unfair to expect 5-young players to carry a lot of scoring load while they are learning to play at NBA level.

Lakers….F-Kyle Kuzma-out 1-week-ankle injury
76ers..C-Joel Embiid to miss 7th game in row-knee soreness
Boston..G-Kyrie Irving out of lineup-thigh bruise

Golden State..supports C-DeMarco Cousins despite poor defensive play…Celtics beat Warriors by 33 on home Oakland floor on Tuesday

Minnesota…Karl Anthony Towns goes for (41P-14R) in win over Oklahoma City.

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…….(Baseball)……..

Padres-L-Reds (6-4)….P-Jacob Nix (2inn-3R-3BB)….Carlos Torres (2inn-3R) in loss….Ferenado Tatis single-double…..Pedro Avila (3inn-0R)……..Wednesday night Cactus League action

Padres-Texas…Thursday game…Rookie P-Nick Margevicius makes second start of spring.

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Dodgers-L-Indians (6-1)…Rich Hill (3inn-0R-1H)…Tribe lights up LA bullpen…

Dodgers-Angels…Thursday afternoon matchup.

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Angels-W-Rockies (6-5)…..Matt Harvey (3inn-1R) in Halos debut…Tori Hunter 2R-double in win….Colorado P-Jon Grey (4inn-1H-0R) allowed.

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(Injuries)

Yankees..OF-Aaron Hicks-MRI-back ailment
Washington..2B-Howie Kendrick-MRI-hamstring
Houston..3B-Alex Bregman-leaves game with back issue
A’s…C-Chris Hermann needs surgery for for cartilage-bone chip in knee
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(Roster Moves)

Red Sox..Open contract talks with P-Chris Sale
Tigers..Sign FA-2B-Taylor Motter-ex Twins

Mexican League…Dos Laredos team signs Oregon State pitching star Luke Heimlich-bypassed twice in MLB draft because he was a registered sex offender for an incident when he was 15 with a cousin….

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(MLB)

Commission Rob Manfred…says he does not want players ‘recruiting’ players on other teams currently under contract…says Bryce Harper comments about Mike Trout are a violation of CBA.

MLB..Considering changing fan vote to All Star Game….Fans would continue to vote in players….then second ballot “Election Day” would have fans vote for the actual starter on MLB.com from top 3-vote getters each position.

MLB…Suspend Red Sox P-Steven Wright (80G)…use of HGH to recover from knee surgery.

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…….(Football)……..

Chargers…Likely to lose WR-Tyrell Williams to free agency…Hits open market next week…Raiders-Colts most interested in Williams.

Chargers…Open contract talks to re-sign ILB-Denzel Perryman-currently a free agent.

San Diego Fleet…AAF President Bill Polian says he wants officials to better protect QBs-after late hits injured Fleet starting QB-Philip Nelson….admitted flag should have been thrown on late hit…..refs also missed helmet hit opening weekend on QB-Mike Bercovicci.

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(Roster Moves)

Ravens…Release S-Eric Weddle-(6.5M) cap savings
Broncos..Release S-Darian Stewart
Browns..Release LB-Jamie Collins-(9M) cap savings
Arizona..Release LB-Josh Bynes
Jaguars..Shopping S-Tashaun Gipson for possible trade

Bears..sign FA-K-Chris Blewitt-U Pittsburgh

Packers..FB-John Kuhn retires after 12Y career

Bills..Visit with FA-TE-Dwayne Allen-ex Patriots..CB-Kevin Johnson-ex Houston.

Steelers…Reports they will trade WR-Antonio Brown by Friday-have to offer him (2.5M) bonus if he is still on the roster this weekend.

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(NFL)

Charley Casserly-NFL Network….writes report ripping Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray….says teams tell him Murray’s personal interviews were ‘worst’ ever seen from a top rated QB…..called meetings ‘disastrous’….Came off as ‘not a good leader’….’poor study habits’…..’poor white board workups’……says agent ‘failed to get player ready for intensity of interviews with teams’…..Murray talked to 10-teams at NFL combine.

NFL….meeting with team physicians to discuss whether to remove marijuana from banned drug list….or whether league should allow use of medical marijuana.

Pac Man Jones….arrested in drunken fight at Casino in Indiana….slapped with 8-charges including assault of police officers..was charged with cheating at gaming tables in casino.

AAF…President Bill Polian-Midseason address to media

..Says he has talked to NFL about possible working agreement to secure young players next season.
..AAF is 50% complete on due diligence on Johnny Manziel situation-not ready to detail its findings.
..Implores young officiating crews-must better protect QBs-WRs.
..Pleased with TV ratings on week to week basis.AAF no longer a curiosity
..AAF not thinking of expansion nor relocation of franchises.

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(College Football)

Holiday Bowl…negotiating to add ACC team to its bowl mix to face Pac 12-team in December game….Losing agreement with Big 10.

Las Vegas Bowl….Negotiating to match Pac 12-team with SEC team..game to be played in new Raiders Stadium in 2020.

Mountain West Conference…Negotiazting to move championship its affiliation from Las Vegas Bowl-to new bowl vs Pac 12-team to be played in Rams new stadium in 2020.

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….(Hockey)…….

Gulls-Stockton Heat….AHL action….Gulls (66P)..tied for 2nd place in Pacific Division.

Gulls…Sign LW-Ryan Tesnik-has 23G-Tulsa in ECHL…Sign Steve McParland-LW-has 21G-Idaho in ECHL.

Ducks-L-St Louis (5-4)……Blues score 2-goals in :14 span in final minute of game against G-John Gibson……..Anaheim led (4-3) till 2-minutes left in final period…..Trailed (3-1) before rally…..Anaheim had lost 6-of-7

Kings-St Louis…Thursday NHL action….Kings lost 11-of-12.

Detroit..Lose D-Mike Green-viral infection.

Las Vegas..Refuse NHL clubs permission to interview Assistant GM-Kelly McCrimmon for vacant GM jobs in Edmonton-Seattle…until NHL season is complete.

Gary Bettman…NHL President…says Ottawa Senators will remain in that city-no discussion of moving franchise…even as team struggles to find land to build new Arena.

Humboldt Broncos….Quality for playoffs….Saskatchewan Junior Team destroyed last April by terrible bus crash…killed 16-including 13 players….10-others injuries….only two players from that team returned to this years team.

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…….(General)……..

PGA…Bay Hill Classic-Arnold Palmer Invitational tees off…Rory McIlroy-Phil Mickelson head the field.

Boxing…Former WBC featherweight champ Eusebio Pedroza passes away (60Y)….was (41-6-1) in career….held title from 1978-1985….Panamanian star was criticized for being dirty fighter with low-blow tactics…..

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