Hacksaw’s Headlines-Thursday

Posted by on June 13th, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

….(Basketball)…….

Golden State…F-Kevin Durant undergoes surgery-ruptured Achilles tendon…will be sidelined 6-months minimum…Surgery in New York…Says no one to blame for injury…’part of the game’….Durant can opt out of (31M) contract and become free agent and go on open market thought he might not be ready to play next season…or opt-in and stay with Warriors for another year….Max offer would be (38M) from another team..Coach Steve Kerr said 5-people including Durant and his agent were part of decision making process to let him play on Monday night…Klay Thompson says criticism of Durant and organziation is ‘stupid’…he was ready to play…fluke injury

Toronto-Golden State…Game 6-playoff series on Thursday in Oakland…Raptors lead (3-2).

Boston..G-Kyrie Iriving opts out of his contract (21M) to go on open free agent market…Knicks-Nets expected to bid on him…would get (33M) max contract if he signs with another team.

Oklahoma City…G-Paul George undergoes second surgery for torn left labrum in shoulder….Had surgery on right shoulder end of season.

New Orleans….Pelicans confirm opening trade talks with Celtics and Lakers about Anthony Davis deal…but want 3rd team in trade talks to get better assets.

Lakers-New Orleans…Lakers make 2-offers to Pelicans for Anthony Davis….Lakers offer 4th pick-Lonzo Ball-Brandon Ingram in a 3-for-1 swap….or offer Kyle Kuzma-Ball-Ingram in a 3-for-1 deal with Lakers keeping the 4th pick in the draft.

New Orleans…Agent Rich Paul says if New Orleans trades Anthony Davis to Boston Celtics…player will report-but will go on the open market in 2020 as a free agent.

Houston..Sign FA-C-Deyonta Davis-ex Atlanta Hawks

Cavaliers..Hire Lindsey Gottlieb as assistant coach…was head coach at California last 8-years.

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……(Baseball)…….

Padres-L-Giants (4-2). …….Friars commits 3-errors on sloppy night….SS-Fernando Tatis 2-errors……Kevin Pillar HR…Evan Longoria RBI single…Dom Solano 2R-double……Eric Hosmer RBI-double….Club sat both Hunter Renfroe-Wil Myers in game…San Diego lost 11-of-16…..Giants (28-38)

Padres-Colorado…Thursday matchup in Denver…Cal Quantrill (1-2)-vs-Jon Gray (5-5)….Rockies won 12-of-17

Padres..Send P-Chris Paddack to Class A-Lake Elsinore…must be kept on that roster for 10-days…expected to be given additional rest and possible 1-short start to manage his ‘innings’…Paddack has (7.20-ERA) in last 6-starts-given up 8-HRs.

Padres..Recall reliever Robert Stock from El Paso to help with long relief…(2.79-ERA) in AAA…had 15-scoreless outings after shaky start with control issues. .

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Dodgers….Off day on Wednesday

Dodgers-Cubs…Thursday matchup…Clayton Kershaw (5-1)-fs-Jon Lester (5-4)…Dodgers lost 4-of-6….(45-23) on season.

Dodgers…SS-Corey Seager suffers severe hamstring injury running bases…could be out 6-to-8 weeks.

Dodgers..P-Scott Alexander placed back on DL….Callup P-Caleb Ferguson from AAA.
Dodgers..Sign FA-P-Zac Rosscup-ex Mariners-Blue Jays

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Angels….Off day on Wednesday

Angels-Tampa Bay….Thursday pitchers…Tyler Skaggs (4-6)-vs-Ryan Yarbrough (5-2).

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(Scoreboard)

A’s-W-Tampa Bay..Ramon Laureano Grand Slam HR….Athletics won just 6-of-16…Rays (41-26)

Reds-W-Indians..Joey Votto HR..Nick Senzel HR..Eugenio Suarez HR…Chris Casali HR in Cincinnati win

Cubs-W-Rockies..Kyle Schwarber 3R-HR….Cubs won 7-of-10….Rockies now (12-5) over last 3-weeks.

Red Sox-W-Texas….Mookie Betts bases loaded walk in 9th for win…Andrew Benetendi RBI double-RBI triple….Hunter Pence 2R-double for Texas…Rangers won 9-of-13…Boston just (2-5).

Arizona-W-Phillies….Merrill Kelly 3-hit shoutout…..D-Backs won 6-of-7….Phillies (5-3)

Blue Jays-W-Orioles..Vlad Guerrero RBI double…Lourdes Gurriel 2-run scoring singles…Toronto (29-43)….Baltimore (21-46)

Cardinals-L-Miami….Garrett Cooper Grand Slam HR…Curtis Granderson 3R-HR for Miami…St Louis won 7-of-12…..Marlins (24-42)

Pirates-Braves….Tied (6-6) in rain delay at Press Time….Austin Riley 2R-triple for Braves…Atlanta won 5-in row and 8-of-10…Bucs lost 16-of-22.

Tigers-W-Royals…Bengals score 2-runs on sac flies…Detroit lost 18-of-25….KC (21-46)

Milwaukee-Houston…Tied (3-3) in 13th .Brewers won 6-of-9…..Justin Verlander struck out 15 in no-deision….Astros (46-22)

Mariners-W-Minnesota…Seattle scores 2R in 9th on errors….Twins Byron Buxton 2R-HR…Max Keplar HR….Seattle lost 16-of-22….Twins won 14-of-20..now (44-22) on year.

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(Injuries)

Orioles..P-Alex Cobb-season ending hip surgery
Mets..Put OF-Matt Kemp on DL-reinjured rib in rehab at Syracuse.
Detroit..Shutdown P-Tyson Ross-injures neck while rehabbing elbow-
Miami..DL-P-Jose Arena-back strain
Braves..DL-P-Kevin Glausman-foot injury
Toronto..DL-P-Ken Giles-elbow

Indians..Activate P-Mike Clevinger from DL-been out back issue
Seattle..Activate 2B-Dee Gordon from DL
Yankees..Send OF-Giancarlo Stanton to Tampa-rehab
Mets..Send 2B-Rob Cano..OF-Brandon Nimmo to Syracuse-rehab

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(Teams)

Boston…David Ortiz still in ICU-upgraded to guarded status…Took first steps out of bed…

Boston..Dominican Police say shooter in case identified as Oliver Acosta has been arrested…….captured on video before and after shooting….was accused of killing 4-men in drug deal in Las Palmas in 2013…Police say 5-have been arrested so far… looking for 2-other people of interest may have been involved in shooting….Have videoof supsects meeting before shooting and then meeting after shooting…Police say the shooters were offered 400,000-pesos (7,800-US) by a Drug Cartel to gun down Ortiz..

Phillies..demote P-Jared Eickoff to bullpen…gave up 27-runs in 27-innings including 16-homers this year.

Texas..demote P-Drew Smyly to bullpen…has allowed 15 home runs in 45-innings this year.

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…….(Football)………

Chargers…Refusing comment on extent of injury to LT-Russell Okung…not taking part in veterans minicamp…Coach Anthony Lynn sounded ‘ominous’ tone when questioned about Okung status.

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(Teams)

Patriots..File tampering charges against Houston Texans for tampering with VP-Player Personnel Brian Caserio…illegal contact before ever asked for permission to talk to him.

Patriots…RB-Sonny Michel held out of workouts-had off season knee scope surgery

Patriots..QB-Tom Brady says players could handle 18G schedule if they knew how to handle “physical recover” week to week.

Saints..QB-Drew Brees returns to camp after testifying in trial in San Diego..will go thru veterans Mini-camp

Arizona…Praise continues for QB-Kyler Murray…calls new offense ‘dangerous’

Green Bay…Coach Matt LaFleur preaches ‘no improvising’ by QB-Aaron Rogers in new offense.

Chiefs…No information on possible reinstatement of WR-Tyreek Hill-NFL continues probe of child welfare problems…Johnson County police say 3-year old son broke arm in fall..not from beating…however child had bruises and welts from spankings.

Seattle..No decision on status of LB-Mychael Kendricks-plead guilty to Insider Trading violation in stock market…repaid the money…could still be suspended by NFL.

San Diego…Prosecution will decide on Friday whether to try Kellen Winslow Junior on two other rape charges that wound up in a mistrial this week in Vista…Must serve 9-years in prison for conviction on four charges and register at sex offender.

Raiders..WR-Antonio Brown dazzling in mini-camp….beating up DBs with his routes..will ‘make them better’

Raiders…Richie Incognito moved into starting OG-job in OL

Dallas…QB-coach Jon Kitna-Off Coor-Kellen Moore call QB-Dak Prescott “rare talent”

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(Injuries)

49ers..OT-Matt McGlinchey-Plasma Platelet injection in knee…
49ers..TE-Brent Celek-back surgery..out 8W
49ers…8-veterans out of minicamp workouts-injury issues from last year

Colts..QB-Andrew Luck-taking conservative approach to dealing with calf problems..missed all OTA workouts

Patriots..RB-Sonny Michel held out of workouts-recovering from knee scope surgery.

Titans..DT-Jeff Simmons-1st round pick…says knee rehab going well..but might sit out entire season to get healthy.

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(Roster Moves)

Bears..Release K-Chris Blewitt
Raiders..Sign FA-WR-Montay Crockett-ex Jaguars
Raiders..Sign FA-CB-Isaiah Langley-ex USC

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(CFL)

CFL-Season opens Thursday night….Saskatchewan Roughriders-at-Hamilton Ti-Cats.

CFL-Edmoton…Veteran QB-Kevin Glenn retires after 17Y in league…threw for (52,867Y-294TD) in career.

CFL…Season Opens with 7-teams with new QBs.
..Hamilton…Jason Masoli-ex Oregon QB-returns as star
..Montreal…Vernon Adams-ex Oregon QB to play
..Ottawa..Dom Davis-ex East Carolina QB-named to start
..Toronto..McLeod-Bethel Thompson-ex UCLA will start
..BC Lions..Big money free agent Mike Reilly came from Edmonton
..Saskatchewan..Zach Collaros-ex Cincinnati star takes over
..Winnipeg..Veteran Matt Nichols returns at QB
..Edmonton…Trevor Harris comes from Montreal as big money free agent
..Calgary..Record setting Bo Levi Mitchell signed extension rather than go to NFL.

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……….(Hockey)………..

(Stanley Cup)

Boston-L-St Louis….Blues win 1st Stanley Cup ever-franchise founded 1967….win Game 7-in Boston…..G-Jordan Bennington survives 1st period on-slaught….makes huge saves in 3rd period when game still tight…finishes with 32-saves in (4-1) win….Ryan O’Reilly scored on deflection in 1st period…Alex Pietrangleo scored on backhand with (:08) left in first period to give Blues a (2-0) lead…..Blues were in last place in November when they fired head coach and hired Craig Berube…..Bennington was journeyman minor league goal called up on emergency basis in January-won the job-carried team thru playoffs……St Louis finished (10-3) on the road in the playoffs to win the Stanley Cup.

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Anaheim Ducks…coaching candidate Todd Nelson withdraws his name to return to Dallas Stars….Minnesota Duluth coach Scott Sandelin withdrew last week to sign 4Y extension with Bulldogs.

Dallas..Stars hire ex-LA Kings coach John Stevens as assistant on Jim Montgomery’s staff.

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……..(General)………….

PGA…..US Open….Pebble Beach…Tee Times
..(7:51)..Martin Kaymar..Rory McIlroy
..(8:02)..Jason Day-Ricky Fowler
..(8:13)..Phil Mickelson-Dustin Johnson
..(1:47)..Brooks Koepka
..(2:01)..Tiger Woods.

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(World Cup)

Team USA..Enormous criticism for running up score in (13-0) thrashing of Thailand…and criticism for celebration-taunting after goal scoring.

France-W-Norway..Eugenie LeSommer scores on penalty kick for Les Bleus
Germany-W-Spain….Sarah Daebriz scores in (43′) for only goal
Nigeria-W-South Korea..Upset win..South Korea own goal fatal

Thursday Schedule….Australian-vs-Brazil…..China-vs-South Africa.

Team USA…Men’s World Cup team loses MF-Tyler Adams with severe groin injury…was top defender at midfield….will miss Gold Cup tourney.

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Stanford…..Sailing coat John Bandore put on 2-years probation…fined 10,000….for taking part in University Blues academic entry scandal….Took 600,000 from parents to get kids admitted to Stanford…did not take any money personally….put all money back into sailing program….Fired from school day he was indicted.

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