Hacksaw’s Headlines–Thursday

Posted by on August 8th, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

…….(FOOTBALL)………

Chargers-Cardinals…NFL preseason opener….QB-Philip Rivers will not play….QB-Tyrod Taylor expected to play first half…..QB-Cardale Jones to play second half…..RB-Justin Jackson-Dextraze Newsome to get a lot of work in backfield….Cardinals QB-Kyler Murray-1st round pick…will likely play just 1-series…..Chargers top 2-draft picks DT-Jerry Tillery…S-Nassir Adderly-will not play because of injury issues.

Chargers…RB-Melvin Gordon to be docked 330,000 game check for missing tonights preseason game…..Has already accumulated 520,000 in fines for missing 13-days of camp…..Now 850,000 in fines because of contract holdout.

Rams-Raiders…Open preseason action on Sunday night

Rams..LB-Justin Lawler-surgery-foot injury-out indefinitely

Raiders..Confirm WR-Antonio Brown damaged foot by not wearing proper footwear while going into a Cryotherapy unit for treatment of foot injury in France in July….Has severe case of frostbite….damaged foot tissue…..skin damage.

Rams-Raiders….Joint practice on Wednesday….Raiders S-Jon Abram strong showing….Rams CB-Aquib Taleb interception…..QB-Jared Goff sharp throwing TD to TE-Gerald Everett and completing big passes to WRs Cooper Kupp-Robert Woods….

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(Schedule)-Thursday games

Denver-Seattle…QB-Joe Flacco to debut…Broncos have 4-RBs battling for playing time….Seahawks will play Paxton Lynch-Geno Smith in battle for backup QB-job.

Colts-Bills…Jacoby Brissett starts at QB-with Andrew Luck unable to practice with calf injury….Bills unveil new pass package with QB Josh Allen and with 4-RBs but dealing with serious OL problems.

Jets-Giants…Adam Gase debuts as Jets head coach….Rookie QB-Daniel Jones to get extensive playing time.

Browns-Redsksins….Debut of Odell Beckham with Baker Mayfield led offense in Cleveland…..Redskins will play rookie QB-Dwayne Haskins

Patriots-Detroit….New England rookie QB-Jarret Stidham to play a lot in debut game…Lions coach Matt Patricia may coach from box coming off foot surgery.

Atlanta-Miami…Falcons to auditon backup QBs after losing rookie Kurt Benkert in Hall of Fame game

Eagles-Titans…No word yet if QB-Carson Wentz-plays in game…He missed last year with knee injury….Ryan Tannehill to play for Titans at QB

Ravens-Jaguars….QB-Lamar Jackson-working under center-should play opening quarter-looking to improve on passing…Nick Foles debuts for Jaguars at QB.

Carolina-Chicago….Panthers decided to sit QB-Cam Newton-LB-Luke Kuechly in first preseason game….Bears unveil rebuilt passing game with QB-Mitch Trubisky.

Green Bay-Houston….Coach Matt LaFleur debuts as Packers head coach….Texans camp bothered by injuries and Jadaveon Clowney holdout.

Friday Schedule….Steelers-Tampa Bay…Saints-Vikings
Saturday Schedule…Chiefs-Bengals..Rams-Raiders..Dallas-49ers

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(Injuries)

49ers..DE-Nick Bosa leaves workout with possible calf injury-MRI in evening
Atlanta..WR-Kevin White-ex Bears-injures leg in practice
Cowboys..DE-Robert Quinn to miss 4-6 W-fractured hand
Houston..QB-AJ McCarron-thumb
Jets..WR-Quincy Enunwa-groin
Steelers..CB-Sean Davis-fractured hand
Bucs..DT-Veta Vea-MRI-knee injury
Bucs..OG-Mike Liedtke-gone for year-knee surgery
Seahawks..Surgery on TE-Ed Dickson-knee scope…out 5W

Bengals..Activate rookie RB-Rod Anderson from PUP

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(NFL)

Patriots..WR-Josh Gordon applies for NFL reinstatement…suspended since end of last season…has been disciplined by NFL 5-times in career.

Colin Kaeperneck…Tweets he is interested in playing in NFL….has missed 2-seasons since opting out of contract with 49ers…and going unsigned after kneeling during National Anthem in fight for justice for minorities.

Eagles..QB-Carson Wentz says NFL teams do not need 4-preseason games.

Jets..Coach Adam Game says he wants 4-preseason games kept in place-helps grade 90-man roster

Packers..QB-Aaron Rodgers speaks out against joint practices-too much hitting…could not believe live hitting on special teams play

Miami..WR-Ken Stills criticizes owner Steven Ross for holding Long Island fundraiser for Donald Trump under the guise of a non profit venture.

Browns..say they may keep 3-QBs on roster-impressed with AAF-QB-Garrett Gilbert.

Cowboys…Coach Jason Garrett unhappy with 7-days of camp-‘team is way far off’.

Rams..Reach 90M-sponsorship deal with American Airlines for new Hollywood Park Stadium.

Bears..Announce will erect statues to honor Walter Payton-George Halas outside Soldier Field.

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(Roster Moves)

Steelers..Sign FA-CB-Jermaine Ponder-Division II-star
Saints..Sign FA-TE-AJ Darby-ex Miami
Patriots..Sign FA-WR-Cam Meredith-ex Saints-Bears
Packers..Sign FA-RB-Keith Ford-ex Bills

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(College Football)

Aztecs…3-JUCO transfers cleared academically to play
..DT-Jonah Tavai-El Camino College (6′-315)
..DE-Sefo Mailani-Saddleback College (6’3-248)
..LB-Kahi Neves-Snow College-Utah (6’4-235)

Oregon..Lose WR-Brenden Schooler-8W-broken foot

USC…NCAA grants immediate waiver CB-Chris Steele-transfer Florida State…No decision yet on WR-Bru McCoy-transfer from Texas.

UCLA…CB-Tyree Thompson-knee surgery-out 4-6W

Ohio State…Season Tickets 5%-cancellation since Urban Meyer left as coach.

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………(BASEBALL)………

Padres-L-Mariners (3-2)…Kyle Seager HR….Yusei Kikuchi strikes out 9-outdueling Joey Lucchesi……..San Diego (7-16) last 3-weeks…Mariners had dropped 5-in row

Padres-Colorado…Thursday opener of 4-game series and 7-game homestead…Eric Lauer (6-8)-vs-John Gray (10-7).

Padres..P-Garrett Richards…shoulder exam showed tightness but no inflammation

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Dodgers-W-Cardinals (2-1)…Russell Martin 2R-single in bottom of 9th….Dustin May (5inn-1R)….10th walkout win of season for LA………LA (46-15) at home this year…(77-40) on season…won 13-of-18.

Dodgers..off on Thursday..open weekend series with Arizona on Friday.

Dodgers..P-Ross Stripling cancels rehab outing when neck stiffness returns.

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Angels-Red Sox….Thursday matches Dillon Peters (2-0)-vs-Chris Sale (5-11)…..Halos have lost 6-in row and 11-of-13

Angels..Travel day on Wednesday headed to Fenway Park.

Angels..Sign FA-P-Drew Hutchinson-ex Royals-Yankees-Pirates-Twins…had (5.55-ERA) in AAA.

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(Scoreboard)

Mets-W-Marlins….Peter Alonso 2R-HR..Jeff McNeil 2R-HR…Michael Conforto solo HR-2R-HR….NY won 19-of-24-games…Mets won 13-of-14-hottest streak since 1990.

Yankees-W-Baltimore…Rookie Kyle Higahieka 3R-HR…Gio Ursula 2R-HR…NY (75-39)….Orioles (38-76)…Yankees won 15-row at Camden Yards

Tigers-L-White Sox..Jose Abreu RBI single-RBI double…Ivan Nova 8-shutout innings….Detroit (33-78)

Indians-W-Rangers…Jose Ramirez 2R-HR…1st game
Indians-Rangers..2nd game…Jose Ramirez solo HR….Tribe won 24-of-32 games in last month.

Tampa Bay-L-Toronto..Derrick Fisher 2R-HR…Lourdes Gurriel HR…….Rays won 9-of-12

Twins-L-Atlanta..Ozzie Albers 2-solo HRs…Freddie Freeman-Ron Acuna HRs…Minnesota (70-44)….Braves (69-48)

Houston-W-Colorado…Yuli Gurriel 3R-HR.-finished with 8RBIs….Jose Altuve HR…Astros won 21-of-24….(75-40) on season…Rockies lost 16-of-22

A’s-L-Cubs…Ian Happ Grand Slam HR….Athletics on (15-9) tear

Washington-W-Giants….Gerrardo Parra 3R-HR…SF is (19-12) over last month

Pirates-L-Brewers…Keston Hiura solo HR-2R-HR for Milwaukee…Pittsburgh in (1-16) skid

Red Sox-Royals….Tied (4-4) at Press Time…JD Martinez 2R-HR…Boston just (1-9) last two weeks…..KC (41-74)

Arizona-Phillies…D-Backs led (2-0) at Press Time….David Peralta 2R-single

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(Roster Moves)

Giants…DFA-2B-Joe Panik to make room for 2B-Scooter Gennett.
Arizona..DFA-P-Greg Holland…(4.54-ERA)….35-Innings-49 Base runnes

Cubs..Sign FA-C-Jon Lucroy-ex Angels
Toronto..Sign FA-P-Zack Godley-ex Arizona

Miami..Callup 2B-Deven Marrero

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(Injuries)

Yankees…3B-Gleyber Torres leaves team-exam in NY-2nd oblique injury
Boston..2B-Dustin Pedroia undergoes 3rd surgery on knee
Cardinals..MRI-P-Alex Reyes-recurring pectoral injury
Miami..DL-OF-Miguel Rojas-hamstring
Cubs..DL-P-Brandon Kintzler-pectoral issue
Cubs..Activate P-Pedro Stropp from DL.

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……….(BASKETBALL)……….

Steve Kerr-Golden State…criticizes Trump administration in aftermath of shootings in El Paso-Dayton…President-Congress-Mitch McConnell share blame for what has happened…97% of voters want universal gun background checks-McConnell blocking it…Republicans value their political careers over human life….NRA has bought off our country leadership…I fear someone will walk into an NBA practice and shoot us.

Greg Popovich-San Antonio….We’re all vulnerable now…Congress is always on vacation

Kevin Durant…1st interview since playoffs says he does not hold Warriors responsible for Achilles injury…..’Never pressured to return to lineup-it was my call’

Clippers…Open contract talks with veteran FA-G-Jodie Meeks-ex Washington
76ers..G-Tony Wroten signs contract to play in Croatia
Miami..Re-sign C-Udonis Haslam…17th year with Heat..(39Y) old

Utah..NCAA places Utes on 2Y-probation for recruiting violation in pursuit of 6’6 G-Both Gach of Somalia…..Violated visitation rule by having Zach visit Salt Lake Community College and then spend part of day on Utah campus with coaches after school had already used up all its recruiting visits…SDSU was about to land Cach when he decided to go to Utah.

………(HOCKEY)……………..

Montreal…Opens contract talks with D-Andre Markov-played last year in KHL-Russia.

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………(GENERAL)……………

English Premier League….Thursday is deadline for teams to acquire players in transfer window…EPL season opens on Friday.

..Hot Spur-Puts in 65M-bid to sign Paul Dybala-Juventus
..Inter Milan..Reopens talks to sign Romey Lukau-Manchester United
..Real Madrid…Still talking to Manchester United about Paul Pogba
..Real Madrid..Discussing deal for Neymar-Paris St-Germaine in possible 200M transfer deal.

Michigan State…Dean of Osteopathic School sentenced to 1-yer in prison for ‘Neglect of Duty’ in not dealing with sex crimes issues with Dr. Larry Nassar.

Golf…PGA-Fed X-Playoffs begin…Northern Trust Open in New Jersey…..Top 70-golfers compete for 15M-first place prize money….Brooks Koepka-Rory McIlroy head the field.

Tiger Woods…shuts down play in Pro Am when back stiffness surfaces middle of round.

Rory McIlroy…implores PGA to discipline golfers violations of slow play rules…Give 1-warning then take a penalty stroke from golfers.

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