Hacksaw’s Headlines-Thursday

Posted by on December 19th, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

…………(Basketball)…………..

Lakers-at-Milwaukee…NBA showdown on Thursday….Top 2-teams in NBA…both (24-4) on the season….Lakers have won 14-of-15 on road…Bucks are (18-1) over last 4-weeks…Lakers-Anthony Davis (27P-9R)…LeBron James (24P)…Bucks-Giannis Antetokoumpo coming off a (48P-14R) game…(31P) for year….Lakers (14-2) on road…Bucks (13-2) at home.

Clippers-at-Houston..Thursday shootout…Clippers (21-8) led by Kawhi Leonard (25P)-Paul George (24P)…Rockets led by James Hardin (38P)-Russell Westbrook (21P)

Minnesota..Lose C-Karl Anthony Towns-sprained ankle
Utah..G-Mike Conley-reinjure hamstring 2X
New Orleans..C-Zion Williamson-cleared full workouts-been out since September knee surgery..doing weight bearing drills now.

NYKnicks..Hire Dave Blatt as consultant-ex coach Cavaliers
Atlanta..Coach Lloyd Pierce in hot water after (6-22) start

Knicks-Minnesota..Open trade talks about deal for NY-G-Dennis Smith

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Aztecs-W-San Diego Christian (92-48)…..Yonni Wentzel (17P)….Aztecs hit 10-3’s……Defense holds Christian 35% shooting…..forced 18-turnovers…..SDSU jumped to 22-point lead in opening ¬†half….SDSU goes to (11-0) with win…faces Utah on Saturday at Staples Center.

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…………(Football)………….

Chargers..Play final game in Carson Soccer Stadium…Players sound off to UT
..Melvin Gordon..”No Good Memories here-can’t wait get out”
..Keenan Allen..”We play 16-road games a year”
..Anthony Lynn..”Reminds me of Texas high school stadium”

Chargers…OT-Russell Okung out of workouts with second groin injury.

Raiders..Rule out RB-Josh Jacobs-shoulder..RT-Trent Brown-pectoral..won’t play Sunday vs Bolts.

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(NFL)

Jaguars…Fire Exec VP-Tom Coughlin after 3-stormy seasons….Jacksonville lost NFL grievances filed by Dante Fowler–Leonard Fournette….Coughlin had fined Fowler 700,000-in bonds money for refusing to do off season rehab at the facility….Fined Fournette 99,000-for sideline incident during game.

Buffalo…Coach Sean McDermott ordered 2-Patriots staffers to leave Bills side of field during pregame warmups two weeks ago.

Cowboys…Owner Jerry Jones says he believes NFL will drop Pass Interference challenge rule at end of the season…Too many penalties…too many delays in games.

Detroit..Owner Martha Ford denies reports family is considering selling Lions to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

Pittsburgh…Coach Mike Tomlin-asked about Le’Veon Bell-Antonio Brown…”I have no relationship with them”

Pro Bowl…Criticism of players for not voting Cowboys QB-Dak Prescott…Redskins QB-Kirk Cousins…Raiders TE-Darren Waller…Lions WR-Ken Golladay onto team.

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(Roster Moves)

Redskins..Sign FA-S-Coty Sensabaugh-ex Steelers..S-Kayvon Webster-ex Broncos

Titans..Sign FA-K-Greg Joseph-ex Browns

Seattle..Sign FA-LB_Dekoda Watson-ex 49ers

Saints..Sign FA-S-DJ Swearinger-ex Arizona
Miami..Sign FA-LB-Calvin Munson-ex Giants
Jaguars..Sign FA-RB-Jeremy McNichols-ex Broncos
Colts..Sign FA-CB-Breian Calhoun-ex Houston
Lions..Sign FA-DT-Jaime Meder-ex Seahawks

Jacksonville..Release S-Marcus Gilchrist

Lions..Workout FA-DT-David Parry-ex Colts..DT-Adolphis Washington-ex Bills

CFL-Saskatchewan…Roughriders put ex-Aztecs RB-Donnell Pumphrey on their negotiations list….Pumphrey is going to camp with XFL-Washington, DC team.

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(Injuries)

Carolina..QB-Cam Newton says he wants to play for Panthers next season..Carolina holds option for 19M for 2020.

Bears..IR-LB-Danny Trevaythan-elbow
Raiders..IR-OT-Trent Brown-pectoral
Eagles..LB_Kamy Hill-Surgery-spine issue
Titans..IR-K-Ryan Succop-knee issue
Giants..Surgery TE-Evan Engram-foot

Giants..QB-Daniel Jones takes 1st team snaps-had ankle injury
Cowboys..OT-Tyron Smith-miss workouts-eye issue
Cowboys..QB-Dak Prescott limited in workouts-had MRI on shoulder

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(College Football)

(Recruiting-early signing day)

Aztecs…Sign 12-players in all
..QB-Jack Sears-transfer USC-Graduate Transfer-2Y left
..CB-Dallas Branch-transfer Long Beach City College-6 Intcpt
..WR-Jelani Whitmore-Riato..73-Receptions
..LB-Koba Fuamoto-Mater Dei-163-tackles
..WR-Cassius Savage-Anaheim West-121-Receptions
..CB-Dez Malone-Fresno Edison
..OT-Aiden Finney-Pleasonton (6’6)
..TE-Jay Rudolph-Scottsdale-88 Receptions
..OT-John Harrison-Carlsbad (6’5)
..LB-Brady Hughes-Temecula
..OT-Joe Wright-Reno (6’6)
..LB-Kai Vahu-Reno

USC-Signed only 10-including 6-Off Lineman
..WR-Josh Jackson-LA Narbonne
..DT-Kobe Pepe-Long beach
..OT-Courtney Fard-deccomitt from LSU

UCLA-Signed 17-recruits-including 10-on defense
..WR-Matt Sykes-Honolulu-6’3
..DE-Iao Raass-Utah-deccomitt from BYU
..LB-Caleb Johnson-transfer from Texas
..QB-Parker McQuaerrie-New Hampshire

Stanford..RB-EJ Smith-son of Cowboys legend Emmett Smith
Oregon..LB-Justin Flowe-deccomitt from USC
Arizona State..WR-Johnny Davis-6’6-deccomitt from Oregon

Alabama..QB-Bryce Young-Mater Dei
Ohio State..QB-CJ Stroud-Rancho Cucomonga

Mississippi State…2-Bulldogs players in crucial condition after auto accident on highway-ran into back of tractor trailer.

LSU…RB-Clyde Helaire-hamstring injury in practice-may miss Peach Bowl
Oklahoma..Suspend DE-Ronny Perkins-3-other players from Peach Bowl for discipline issues.

Stanford…Veteran QB-KJ Costello says he will leave Cardinal and transfer as Graduate Student to play elsewhere next year…Team went (4-8)…season ruined by injuries.

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………..(Baseball)…………….

(Roster Moves)

Miami….Marlins sign FA-OF-Matt Kemp-ex Dodgers-Padres-Reds…career (.285) hitter.
Miami..Sign FA-C-Ryan Lavarnway-ex Red Sox..P-Josh Smith-ex-Red Sox
Brewers..Sign FA-2B-Eric Sogard-ex Tampa Bay
Tigers..Sign FA-P-Shao Chung-ex Indians from Taiwan
Twins..Sign FA-P-Danny Coulombe-ex Brewers
Arizona..Sign FA-P-Kyle Crockett-ex A’s
Washington..Sign FA-P-Fernando Ahbad-ex Giants
Phillies..Sign FA-OF-Mike Mahtook-ex Tigers
White Sox..Sign FA-P-Ross Detwiler-ex Nationals

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………………(Hockey)…………

Ducks-L-NJ Devils (3-1)…Kyle Palmieri power play goal for Devils…Ducks lost 10-of-14 games…Ducks (14-17-4)…Anaheim has scored just 89-goals in 35-games…4th lowest in NHL.

Kings-at-Columbus…Thursday night game…Kings (15-18-3)

Anaheim….Callup C-Isac Lundestrom…LW-Max Jones from AHL-San Diego Gulls.

Ducks..RW-Troy Terry-out with knee injury
Winnipeg…F-Andrew Copp-out concussion
Winnipeg..Meet with D-Dustin Byfuglien-map out rehab from knee scope

Calgary..Assistant GM-Chris Snow (38Y)..leaves team to battle advanced ALS disease.

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