Hacksaw’s Headlines-Thursday

Posted by on July 11th, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

……..(BASEBALL)…….

Padres-Mets….Trade talks…Report out of New York Padres inquired about availability for P-Noah Snydegaard….but Mets are asking for a (5-1) possible trade…..Mets reportedly would want P-Cal Quantrill-Eric Lauer-Michel Baez …C-Francisco Mejia and another prospect……Mets not interested in Will Myers….Padres want them to take either Myers or Ian Kinsler in salary dump….Syndegaard (43-26) 3.43-ERA in career.

Padres-Mets…San Diego also inquires about possible deal for P-Zach Wheeler….Mets seeking starting pitcher and 2-prospects for him.

Padres…Open 3-game series with Atlanta on Friday…Friars play 9-of-12 on road coming out of All Star break.

Dodgers..Open second half of season with 7-game road trip…with weekend series in Boston..on Friday….then play 4-in Philadelphia…LA plays13-of-18 on road.

Angels..Start second half of year vs Seattle on Friday.

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Dodgers…Activated SS-Corey Seager from DL….option 2B-Matt Beaty (.278) back to Oklahoma City

Red Sox..Release P-Tyler Thornberg-refused top report to AAA-Pawtucket.

Phillies..P-Jake Arrieta facing fine for threatening to throw beanball…’dent his head’ at Mets 3B-Todd Frazier.

Miami…Signs #1-draft pick OF-JJ Bleday-Vanderbilt University slugger to (6.6M) deal…hit .350-26HRs this season.

Jim Bouton-former Yankees pitcher-turned author of ‘Ball Four’ passed away (80Y)…former 20-game winner…2-World Series win….had (39-20) record over two years before arm problems impacted career….went to Seattle then Atlanta….(62-63) record…then wrote controversial tell-all book.

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………..(BASKETBALL)………..

Clippers…NBA sources say F-Kawhi Leonard…G-Paul George have both signed 3-year contracts……2-year deals plus players option for 3rd season….(3Y-103M) value for each contract….Leonard-George could go back on the free agent market after the 2020-2021 season.

Toronto…Raptors GM-Masai Ujiri says fans should ‘thank’ Kawhi Leonard for leading the team to the NBA title….says it is time for Raptors to ‘move on’

Golden State…Releases G-Jimmer Fredette-ex BYU star….will sign to play in Greece this year.

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………(FOOTBALL)……….

(NFL)

Arizona…..Draft CB-Jalen Thompson-Washington State in NFL Supplemental draft…give up 5th round pick as compensation.

Jacksonville…Signs FA-WR-Marcus Simms-West Virginia-went undrafted in supplemental draft.

Tennessee….Former NFL DT-Albert Haynesworth-in failing health-asks for nationwide help in finding a donor for kidney transplant surgery….only (38Y)

Vikings..QB-Kirk Cousins says he has to be difference maker this year…Cousins criticized for 32M-contract….career record is (34-37-2)

Washington…Report 40-front office employees on business side of organization have left since January after owner Daniel Snyder removed top 3-execs on business side.

Houston..Report that fired GM-Brian Gaine and Coach Bill O’Brien feuded over giving FA-DE-Jadaveon Clowney a 4-year contract extension…Gaine was fired…Clowney will play under a 1-year Franchise Tag deal then become free agent.

Tampa Bay…NFL suspends CB-Ryan Smith-4G-PED violations

Eagles…bringing 5-running backs to camp…don’t have room for unsigned Darren Sproles-Jay Ajayi.

Raiders..Sign RB-Josh Jacobs-Alabama to fully guaranteed 4-year contract.

Rams…RB-Todd Gurley says team will miss OL-Roger Safford-C-John Sullivan next year.

Chargers…Say 1st round pick DT-Jerry Tillery and DT-Justin Jones will replace departed DE-Corey Liuget and DT-Darius Philon-allowed to leave as free agents.

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(College Football)

Hawaii….Governor signs bills to fund 350M-to build new Aloha Stadium to replace current stadium built in 1975….Will seat 40,000-not current 55,000.

Central Florida…Loses starting QB-Darriel Mack with broken ankle-will miss half the season…Lost starter last year McKenzie Milton with dislocated kneecap at end of season…has had 6-surgeries.

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……….(HOCKEY)………….

San Diego Gulls…Announce AHL schedule
..Open season October 4th-at Bakersfield
..Play 3-in row on the road to start-Bakersfield-San Jose-Stockton
..Home opener-October 18th-vs-Stockton.
..Gulls play 7of-11 on road to start season
..Play 12-of-15 on road in February-March stretch
..Have 7-game road trip in February
..Home schedule..25-games Fri-Sat-Sunday….only 9-midweek games

Penguins..C-Matt Cullen retires after 21Y-NHL career…Was originally 2nd round pick of Anaheim Ducks-1996.

Vancouver..Sign FA-RW-Michael Ferland-Carolina Hurricanes…(4Y-14M)…has scored 38-goals in year and a half with Canes.

NY Islanders..Sign FA-G-Jared Coreau-ex San Diego Gulls..(57-GAA) with Gulls

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…….(GENERAL)…………..

Team USA….Women’s World Cup soccer champion honored with parade down Broadway in New York…..Fans chant ‘Pay Them-Equal Pay’ as Mayor attempts to address crowd….Megan Rapinoe tells audience ‘We need more love-less hate”…..drops F-bombs during speech….Still refuses to go to the White House-‘Will not allow Donald Trump to piggyback on our success’.

Wimbledon…..Roger Fedrerer wins 4-set match….Novak Djokovic wins in straight sets….Raffa Nadal-straight set win to move to semi finals.

Wimbledon….Serena Williams-vs-Barbora Strycova….Simona Halep-vs-Elina Svitolina in women’s semi finals on Thursday.

Wimbledon…..Mixed doubles team Andy Murray-Serena Williams lose in 3rd round to Bruno Soares-Nicole Meliehar in 3-sets.
Formula 1….Troubled Haas-US-F-1 team loses lead sponsor “Rich Energy”…cancels contract in mid season because of poor showing all year.

Formula 1…Reaches contract agreement for 5-year extension of contract to hold British Grand Prix at Silverstone track…..Confirms it is negotiating to put a street race ‘Grand Prix-London’ for possibly 2021 season.

Golf…..1st round on Thursday for Scottish Open….and John Deere Classic….preludes to British Open next week.

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