Hacksaw’s Headlines-Thursday

Posted by on October 24th, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 


(World Series)

Washington-W-Houston (11-2)….Washington had lead in 9th inning at Press Time….Nationals stun Astros with blowout win…Kurt Suzuki breaks early tie with upper deck solo HR…Adam Eaton hits 2R-HR…and 3B-Alex Bregman makes 2-errors in 7th inning opening flood gates ¬†for 6R-rally in fateful 7th inning….Stephen Strasburg gave up 2-RHR to Bregman in 1st inning then shutdown Astros into the 6th inning out dueling Justin Verlander…..Washington leads series (2-0) heading home for Games 3-4….Nationals will host first World Series game in Washington since 1933.

Nationals-Astros…Travel day on Thursday…Series resumes Friday in Washington….Zach Greinke-vs-Patrick Corbin likely starters.

MLB..Investigators begin interviews into clubhouse incident where Assistant GM-Brandon Taubman shouted at 4-female reporters trying to bully them…Club facing discipline also for attempting to smear Sports Illustrated female reporter who first broke Taubman story.


Padres…Could call press conference to name new manager on Thursday-off day for World Series….Ex-Texas manager Ron Washington and Texas Player Personnel Director Jayce Tingler were two finalists.

Padres..Sources say club made late contact with former St-Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny.

Padres..Did interview Mark Loretta-Cubs bench coach early this week….He was 6th to interview for job.

Padres…GM AJ Preller reportedly in Dominican Republic early this week meeting again with Jayce Tingler.



Cubs…Hire David Ross as manager-longtime major league catcher.
Angels..Press conference for Manager Joe Maddon on Thursday.
Giants..2nd interview with Astros coach Joe Esp[ada.
Royals..Interview minor league instructor Vance Wilson.

Pirates..Fire President Frank Coonelly in wake of losing seasons and poor attendance…Will hire Travis Williams-former CEO of NHL-Pittsburgh Penguins.

Phillies..Hire Brian Barber -Director of Scouting-ex Yankees exec.
Miami..Hire Wellington Cepeda-bullpen coach-ex Arizona coach

Joe West..Veteran umpire filing lawsuit against ex-Mets-Dodgers catcher Paul LoDuca for saying on podcast that West gave favorable ‘strike zone’ calls to P-Billy Wagner in 2006 after Wagner let him use his antique vehicles to drive.

A’s…Offer 85M to city of Oakland to buy its share of land ownership at Oakland Coliseum sight…A’s trying to finalize plans to build new stadium on that sight.


(Roster Moves)

Rockies..Will non-tender P-Tyler Anderson..P-Chad Bettis.
Red Sox..Sign FA-P-Chin-Jung-Liu-Taiwan college star



Chargers…OT-Russell Okung will play in Sunday game against Bears..Has gone thru 4-full practices in coming back from Blood Clot issue…Will rotate with starting LT-Trent Scott.

Chargers…8-players either miss practice or limited….LB-Melvin Ingram-limited-hamstring..DT-Damion Square-limited-hamstring…DTs-Brandon Mebane-Justin Jones-Cortez Broughton and S-Nasir Adderly miss complete practices for Chicago game.



Vikings-Washington….Minnesota with red-hot QB-Kirk Cousins-last 3-games (10TD-976Y) passing…WR-Adam Theilen will not play-hamstring…Redskins staying with troubled QB-Case Keenum-threw for just (77Y) last weekend….Minnesota (5-2)…Washington (1-6)



Eagles..DT-Fletcher Cox fought off intruder in home using rifle…Man broke into home looking for ex-girlfriend…Man charged with B&E, attempted burglary among 4-charges.

Steelers..Player reps say they are dead set against the Union accepting a 17th game on the schedule…eventhough NFL salary cap would go up 8M per year-per team.

Steelers…LB-Anthony Chickillo put on Commissioners Exempt List after arrest last weekend domestic abuse.

Atlanta..Veteran backup QB-Matt Schaub takes all 1st team snaps with Matt Ryan out with ankle injury.

Denver…John Elway confirms he traded WR-Emmanuel Sanders to 49ers after player requested trade after being downgraded in game plans.


(Roster Moves)

Browns-Giants..Open trade talks..NY would send OT-Nate Solder to Cleveland for draft pick.

Arizona..Sign FA-RBs Zach Zenner-ex Lions..Alfred Morris-ex Dallas
Bengals..Release DE-Anthony Zettel
Lions..Activate RB-Paul Perkins from developmental squad

Houston..Workout FA-WR-JJ Nelson-ex Raiders..LS-Matt Overton-ex Detroit

Patrios..Release TE-Eric Tomlinson..CB-Jordan Richards.

Seattle…Suspended DE-Dion Jordan reactivated by NFL…had missed 6-games with Adderall violation.

Raiders..Sign FA-DE-Kasim Edelbah-ex Saints



Patriots..IR-WR-Josh Gordon-knee injury-will be waived when healthy

Chiefs..QB-Patrick Mahomes cleared to do light throwing-knee injury
Chiefs..Activate QB-Chad Henne from IR-had broken ankle

Jets..QB-Sam Darnold misses workout-toe injury
Jets..LB-CJ Moseley sent to specialist-reinjured hamstring
Jets..OG-Kelechi Osemele says will have shoulder surgery on Friday over club objections.

Atlanta..QB-Matt Ryan misses 2nd workout with ankle injury

Jaguars..DT-Marcel Darius could miss 6W-hernia injury
Jaguars..QB-Nick Files returns to practice from collarbone injury
Jaguars..IR-TE-Geoff Swaim…IR-LB-DJ Alexander

Eagles..WR-DeSean Jackson-not cleared to practice-abdomin issue
Eagles..IR-DT-Hassan Ridgeway-ankle

Steelers..RB-James Conner cleared to practice-quad injury
Browns..WR-Odell Beckham misses workout groin-hip issues
Titans..Activate K-Ryan Succopp from IR


(College Football)

Michigan..Coach Jim Harbaugh denies he is interested in returning to NFL as head coach.

Florida State..Deny any interest in talking to Urban Meyer if Seminoles fire coach Willy Taggert.

Stanford…Lose 1st and 2nd string QBs..KJ Costello-Davis Mills with injuries to keep them out of lineup.

South Carolina..Hit with NCAA fine 10,000…suspended from 6W-recruiting contacts…2-week ban off campus recruiting…Limit head coach to contact with just 10-recruits…for assistant coach contacting high school underclassmen.

California..Suspend LB-Joe Ogunbanjo
Colorado State..Suspend top RB-Marvin Kinsey (703Y)
Arizona State..QB-Dylan Cole..RB-Isaih Floyd-enter NCAA transfer portal….Sun Devils left with just 68-scholarship players on roster.



Clippers-at Golden State….Clippers coming off opening night win over Lakers…Warriors open season without Klay Thompson….and no longer have Kevin Durant-Andrew Iguodala on roster.



Celtics-L-76ers (107-93).Ben Simmons (24P)….all 5-starters for Philly in double figures…Gordon Hayward 25 in loss for Boston…
Denver-Portland…..Nuggets led 67-60 in 3rd quarter at Press Time
Minnesota-W-Brooklyn….Karl Anthony Townes (36P) for T-Wolves in opening night win
Spurs-W-Knicks..Lionel Aldridge (22P) for San Antonio in win…Knicks got 51-points from Julius Randle and MarcusMorris in loss.


Jamal Crawford…high scoring NBA 6th man still without contract contacts Lakers about possible free agent deal.
Carmelo Anthony…NBA season opens without anyone signing him
Amare Stoudemire..ex Knicks-Suns star signs to play in China
Dwayne Wade..Hired by TNT to do studio work on NBA telecasts
Blake Griffin..to miss start of season with knee-hamstring issues

NBA…Chinese television blackout opening night of telecasts in continued feud with Commissioner Adam Silver.

LaVar Ball…Confirms he is restructuring Baller Brand Company after lawsuits filed against firm by former exec Alan Foster and allegations of misappropriation of company funds involving LaVar Ball.



Ducks-at-Dallas…Anaheim lost 2-in a row

Kings-at-Blues…LA won 2-straight on road

Gulls…Lose opportunity to pick up veteran NHL D-Luca Sbisa…Ducks were to sign him and send him to AHL…Winnipeg Jets instead signed him for NHL roster.

Dale Hawerchuck…NHL Hall of Fame-former BuffaloSabres star undergoing chemo treatment for cancer of stomach..is only (58)

Minnesota..G-Devan Dubnyk-possible concussion-hit in crease
Colorado..D-Mikko Ratenen-knee injury

Chicago-Florida..Trade-Blackhawks deal AHL goal scorer Aleksai Saarela to Panthers…Scored 30-goals last year for Charlotte in AHL.



Formula 1…Williams Racing Team…dropping veteran driver Robert Kubica…will give practice runs this weekend in Mexico to Formula 2-driving star Nic Latifi.

Formula 1..Team Red Bull…Fire Patricio O’Ward-Mexican star…will return to Indy Lights series next year.


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