Hacksaw’s Headlines-Thursday

Posted by on February 20th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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Padres-Red Sox-Reds….Trade talks continue involving a 3-team deal or possibly two different trades….Padres balking at including P-Cal Quantrill as part of Wil Myers deal-also included 30M cash…Padres willing to put young SS-Gabe Arias in deal instead of Quantrill.

Padres-Reds…Possible deal for OF-Nick Senzel has to include 2-Padres prospects…C-Luis Campusano and a pitcher.

Padres…Manager Jayce Tingler challenges Manny Machado in public…Needs to become real voice in clubhouse..but voice comes from action…Critical to become a leader….Machado hit (.209) in August-September last season.

Dodgers..P-Clayton Kershaw-Kenley Jansen did extensive throwing in winter…ahead of schedule…P-David Price-coming off wrist issues-surgery for cyst- will be brought along at slower pace.

Angels..Sign FA-P-JC Ramirez…had (3.48-ERA) in Mexican League coming back from elbow problems….has (4.71-ERA) in career with Halos.

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(MLB)

Union….Chief Tony Clark says he was informed on November 13th by Commissioner’s office that probe was beginning of Astros-Sign Stealing Scandal…Rob Manfred told him players had to be interviewed and would be granted immunity….Clark denied he blocked interviews with players unless everyone granted immunity….Clark says probe began on November 14th-day after he was notified-with full union cooperation.

Cubs…President Theo Epstien-3B-Kris Bryant-‘clear the air’ meeting to address trade rumors all winter.

Rockies..GM-Jeff Brdich-yet to meet-will meet with 3B-Nolan Arenado  to clear air over his comments he has been ‘disrespected’ by organization in trade rumors…and club failure to upgrade roster.

Houston..OF-Josh Riddick dismissed MLB across the board criticism…’Time to move-don’t give a s—…We will play…We will win and that will shut people up.’

Houston..P-Lance McCuller…’We stood here as men-we addressed it….Teams talking trash won’t have to play us…Guys popping off most-won’t play us’

Yankees..Say big money FA-P-Gerritt Cole will make spring training debut Monday-vs-Pirates.

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(Roster Moves)

Brewers….DFA-P-Taylor Williams
Orioles..Sign FA-2B-Andrew Velasquez-ex Indians.

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………………..(Football)……………..

NFL…Formal presentation to Union…Expanded NFL playoffs…add 1-wildcard team each conference…14-total tams in post season…Top team in AFC and NFC would get opening week bye….Other 3-divisional winners would play other 3-wildcard teams in opening round.

NFL…Negotiating committee meets in New York on Thursday to evaluate Union proposals for changes in CBA…including Increased Roster…2-bye weeks in 17-game schedule….Medical Marijuana…Increase in revenue share from 47% to 48.5% of gross revenue pie.

Union…Will hold conference call with Player Reps to discuss latest owner proposal-including 17-game season and expansion of playoffs.

Cleveland…Browns release starting LT-Greg Robinson…following arrest at Sierra Blanco-border cross in El Paso…Charged with felonies importing large amount of marijuana to put up for sale….Police say his SUV was carrying (157-pounds) of marijuana-valued at over 600,000-dollars….Also arrested was CFL-WR-Quan Bray…both remain jailed without bond….Could face 20-years in prison.

Carolina…Give NFL teams permission to bring QB-Cam Newton in for physicals-clearing way for possible trade….Newton has 1-year option worth (19M).

Raiders…Reportedly taking possible trade offers for QB-Derek Carr…has 1-year left on his contract….threw for (4,058Y-21TD-8Int) last year under Jon Gruden.

Minnesota…Shopping outspoken WR-Stefon Diggs…has (14.5M) cap figure.

Chiefs..May franchise tag DT-Chris Jones (16M)…May have to release WR-Sammy Watkins (13.7M) to get beneath salary cap.

Miami..No decision yet on QB-Josh Rosen…has 1-year left on contract (2M)….just (3-13) as starting QB in NFL.

Washington…Pick up option RB-Adrian Peterson for next year…age (34)…will make (3.1M)

Tony Romo…CBS-given exemption-will play on PGA-Development Tour to try and get pro card.

Browns…Complete hiring 19-new members to coaching-support staff of new head coach Kevin Stefanski….Retained just 1-assistant coach…Stump Mitchell from prior staff.
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(Roster Move)

Miami..Sign FA-TE-Michael Roberts-ex Green Bay

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(College Football)

New Mexico…Hires Jerome Haywood-DL coach…ex Aztecs star…former DL coach SDSU also.

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………………..(Basketball)………………

Lakers-Clippers….start second half of season..
Lakers-Memphis…Friday night game…LA (41-12)
Clippers-Sacramento…Saturday game..LA (37-18)

Golden State..G-Steph Curry-begins shooting drills-coming off rehab for broken hand…Not scrimmaging yet.

Bulls..G-Kris Dunn-out 6W-sprained knee

Cleveland…Player revolt led to John Beilein decision to quit in wake of (14-40) season….Players said problems began in training camp-never abated…Beilein never got used to NBA-player culture….Practice sessions too long…Too many film sessions…refused to create load management schedule with injured players.

NY Knicks…Villanova coach Jay Wright-no interest in interviewing for NBA job.

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………….(Hockey)…………….

San Diego Gulls-Stockton Heat….Keifer Sherwood scored 2-goals early….Gulls had (3-1) lead in 3rd period at Press Time….AHL action on Wednesday night…Gulls won 11-of-15-trying to climb back into playoff race.
Ducks-Florida….Panthers scored 3-goals in row in Anaheim…..Florida led (3-1)   heading to 3rd period at Press Time…

Kings-Las Vegas….LA deals D-Alec Martinez to Golden Knights for 2-second round picks….GM-Rob Blake has now traded Tyler Toffolli..Kyle Clifford…Jack Campbell….Ilya Kovalchuk in last 3-weeks…Kings have now stockpiled 21-picks in next two drafts.

Florida-Toronto…Trade…Panthers deal LW-Denis Malgin to Leafs for F-Mason Marchment.

Edmonton…Callup D-Evan Bouchard from AHL-Bakersfield.

Toronto…LW-Andreas Johnsson-knee surgery-needs 6-months rehab.

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………..(General)……….

NASCAR…..Ryan Newman released from hospital 42-hours after horrific crash in Daytona 500….Walked out of hospital with his 2-little girls….No clarification from Roush-Fenway Racing whether he will drive this weekend in Las Vegas 400.

Indy Car Racing….Andretti Auto Sports signs James Hinchcliffe to drive in Indy 500….Had been with Arrow-McLaren team the last 3-years….Hinchcliffe replaces Fernando Alonso in Indy 500-ride.

Golf…PGA Tour-heads to WGC-Mexico City tourney.

Soccer-English Premier League

..Manchester City-W-West Ham….Kewvin DeBruyne scores key goal.

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