Hacksaw’s Headlines–Thursday

Posted by on December 26th, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

……………..(College Football)……………..

 

Holiday Bowl…..Rain continues to plague final prep for Friday nights game between USC-Iowa.  Rain could also be int the forecast into Friday-attendance however likely to top 50,000

Boise State…OT-Ron Counts-files for NFL draft

Independence Bowl…Miami Hurricanes-vs-Louisiana Tech-Thursday
Quick Lane Bowl..Pitt-vs-Eastern Michigan..Thursday game

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(NFL)

(Teams)

Chargers…Likely to have the 7th pick in the first round of the draft if they finish (6-10) this season, leading to speculation this will be the year they select a quarterback to groom to replace Philip Rivers.

Washington..Interim Coach Bill Callahan meets with owner Daniel Snyder…wants the full time head coaching job…Is (3-7) since replacing (0-5) Jay Gruden.

Steelers..Coach Mike Tomlin says QB-Duck Hodges must not turn ball over.  Hodges last 2-games (1TD-6Int-QB Rating 41).

Jacksonville..Coach Doug Marrone says ‘disappointed’ he could not do a better job for team…Jaguars (5-10) this year..have lost 21-of-31 games over last two seasons.

Carolina..To interview Perry Fewell-ex Giants head coach for Panthers job..Fewell has been interim coach since Ron Rivera firing.

Arizona…Kliff Kingsbury confirms ‘brutally honest’ meeting with ownership about problems with Cardinals assistant coaching staff in Kingsbury’s first year.

San Francisco…Police in Nashville identify knife wielding man who killed 2-men outside bar…Included in dead was Clayton Beathard-brother of CJ Beathard-Niners QB…and grandson of Bobby Beathard.

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(Roster Moves)

Raiders..Sign FA-DT-Jeremiah Valoage-ex 49ers
Lions..Sign FA-TE-OJ Howard-ex Tampa Bay

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(Injuries)

Miami..IR-RB-Myles Gaskin-ankle
Raiders..RB-Josh Jacobs-practices-has shoulder issue
Redskins..IR-CB-Quinton Dunbar..CB-Danny Johnson-knee issues

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…………….(Basketball)……………….

Lakers-L-Clippers (111-106)….Clippers wipe out 15-point deficit in 2nd half….rally with great defense to pull off win….G-Patrick Beverly blocked LeBron James 3-point shot attempt with (:03) left to preserve win…Clippers went on (13-2) scoring surge late in 4th quarter…held Lakers without a basket for 4-and-half minutes….Clippers hit 16-free throws in a row in 2nd half….Kawahi Leonard (35P)……..LeBron James-Anthony Davis combine (47P) but struggled shooting…Kyle Kozma 25P off bench….Lakers lost 4-in a row…..Lakers (24-7)….Clippers (23-10)

NBA…Confirms it is conducting probe of allegations made by Lakers-Toronto that the uncle of Kawhi Leonard-who also acted as his agent, tried to get NBA teams to violate the salary cap…by demanding teams include use of lear jets…use of luxury hotels…access to hi priced violations as part of new contract he would sign….Clippers cleared of any wrongdoing….League still researching allegations from Lakers-Raptors.

Brooklyn…G-Kyrie Irving-could be out 3-more weeks..shoulder impingement.

Indiana….G-Victor Oladipo-to miss 4-more weeks..slow rehab quad injury.

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………(Hockey)………….

Ottawa Senators…putting veteran G-Craig Anderson on trading block

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…………(General)……………

English Premier League…9-games on Thursday-Top games
..Liverpool-vs-Leicester…Liverpool (17-0-1)..City (12-3-3)
..Manchester City-vs-Wolverhampton…City (11-5-2)
..Manchester United-vs-Newcastle..Man U (6-5-7)

NASCAR…Memorial service this weekend for legendary driver-car owner Junior Johnson…passed away at age (88).

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