Hacksaw’s Headlines–Thursday

Posted by on March 12th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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NCAA….Mark Emmert announces March Madness games will be played without fans the first weekend to try and prevent spread of the Coronavirus…’Concern with public health more than anything else’.

NCAA….Selection Sunday will go forward to place team in regionals.

Big West Conference…will play tournament games behind closed doors.

Pac 12 Conference…Commissioner Larry Scott makes decision to allow fans to attend conference tourney later this week in Las Vegas…Calls the situation ‘fluid’….Tourney began with small turnout of fans for 1st round game.
Big 10-Big 12 Conference shuttered  their tournament from fans.
ACC-SEC-Big East-Atlantic 10…had yet to decide as of 8pm on Wednesday night.

CBI…Cancels its postseason invitational tourney…tourney was for teams not invited to NCAA-NIT.

Western Michigan…Fires Coach Steve Hawkins after (13-19) season…was Broncos coach for 17-yers.
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(NBA)

NBA…Commissioner Adam Silver suspends the schedule indefinitely after Virus hits Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert.  NBA cancelled the Utah-Oklahoma City after a 35-minute delay once the Jazz received the tests results of Gobert.

NBA….Silver held conference call with owners earlier in the day…League had considered shutting down for 2-weeks…pushing schedule back into late June or July…..then decided to shutdown league after the Gobert story happened.

Lakers-Houston….Thursday matchup cancelled….Lakers (49-14) on season…..Game cancelled.

Golden State…Mayor of San Francisco asks Warriors to play next home game in padlocked arena or move game to neutral sight.

Chinese Basketball Association…Slated to re-start season on April 2nd…asks 40-players under contract from the USA-to return to China this weekend.

Cleveland…Give interim coach JB Bickestaff-3Y extension…team is (5-6) since he replace John Beilein.

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…………….(Baseball)……………….

Padres-L-Cubs (3-2)…Cal Quantrill 3-no hit innings…Jared Eichoff 2-no hit innings……..Wednesday night game

Padres-L-Mariners (4-2)…Dinelson Lamet (4inn-0R-1H)….Mackenzie Gore (.2inn-3R-2H-2W)……Split squad game on Wednesday

Padres-Indians…Thursday matchup

Padres…Struggles behind home place continue…3-catchers-Austin Hedges-Francisco Mejia-Luis Torrens hitting combined (.133) in Cactus League.

Dodgers-W-Milwaukee (4-1)…Walker Beuhler (4inn-1R)…Corey Seager HR……Wednesday night game

Dodgers-Cubs..Thursday split squad game
Dodgers-A’s…Split squad game

Angels-A’s…Rained out on Wednesday
Angels..Off day on Thursday

Angels..P-Dillon Peters-sprained ankle-will miss a week
Angels..P-Felix Pena-cleared throw bullpens-coming off knee scope

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(Roster Moves)

Angels…Make contact with unsigned FA-OF-Yasiel Puig-ex Dodgers-Reds-Indians….hit (.267-24HR) last summer.

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(MLB)

WHO-NIH….call Virus-crisis a ‘pandemic’ and implore MLB to postpone opening of baseball season….saying the only way to control the disease is thru ‘social distancing’.

Seattle…Washington governor implores Mariners to move opening games of season to neutral sight or play first 7-games on road….MLB considering having Mariners take 3-game home series and flip it and play in Texas.

Giants-A’s…Cancel March 24th-Bay Area Bridge series.

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(Injuries)

Yankees…OF-Giancarlo Stanton-cleared to begin running drills to test injured calf.

Twins…OF-Byron Buxton-cleared for batting practice-coming off shoulder surgery last season.

Yankees..P-Zach Britton-bruised wrist-hit by comebacks

Indians..Shutdown P-Carlos Carrasco-elbow issue
Phillies..P-Suranthony Dominguez-reinjures elbow 2X.
Cardinals…P-Brett Cecil-hamstring issue

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………………….(Football)………………….

(NFL)

NFL…No decision yet on whether to postpone NFL Draft Party in Las Vegas because of Virus-Crisis.

XFL…LA Wildcats-at-Seattle Dragons game will be played in empty Stadium this weekend.

Eagles..Pulling scouts off the road this week-will not attend Pro Days because of virus issues.

NFL…Hands out additional compensatory Free Agent picks:
..Patriots-Pick up #3-3-6-6 round picks
..Seattle-Land #3-4-6 round picks
..Eagles-Acquire #3-4-4 round choices
..Ravens-Pick up #3-4 round picks.

Carolina…Russell Okung-OT…hires lawyer to seek injunction to prevent voting on new Collective Bargaining Agreement….says Union violated its bylaws for asking (1,900) players to vote on new agreement after both the 11-member Executive Committee and the Player Reps voted “No”, not wanting to forward the deal onto the players.

Dallas…WR-Vontrell Bryant-arrested DUI early Wednesday morning in Tampa.

Seattle…Hire Steve Hutchinson in scouting….Aaron Curry-defensive assistant

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(Teams)

Broncos..Report Denver setting up FA-visits with WR-Amari Cooper-Dallas…RB-Melvin Gordon-Chargers….Broncos have 75M-cap space.

Chicago…Ask DE-Leonard Floyd to take payout from (13.3M) cap figure contract.

Houston..Will let veteran starters CB-Jonathon Joseph…RBs-Larmar Miller-Carlos Hyde-test free agent market.

Houston ..Release S-Jahleel Addae

Miami..Release S-Reshad Jones-(11.5M) cap savings

Packers..Release TE-Jimmy Graham…(6M) cap savings
Jets..Release S-Blake Countess
Titans..Release CB-Chris Melton

Raiders..Visit with FA-LB-Christian Kirksey-ex Browns

Seattle…Visit with FA-S-TJ Carrie-ex Browns…Michael Bennett-DE-ex Patriots

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(College Football)

Hall of Fame…Name Eric Dickerson-ex SMU..Steve McNair-ex Alcorn State..Eric Crouch-ex Nebrasa….Cade McNown-ex UCLA as enshrines into Hall of Fame…Also small college coaches Dick Sheridan-Furman…Andy Lalley-St Lawrence-Villanova.

USC-UCLA…Ban fans from attending any spring football workouts-games or other spring events.

Ivy League…Cancels all of spring football workouts
Cincinnati…Cancels Bearcats spring football game

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…………..(Hockey)………………

LA Kings-Ottawa…..Tied (2-2) in 3rd period at Press Time….Bobby Ryan scored for Senators….Gabe Villardi scored for Kings…Kings won 6-games in row

 

Ducks-L-Blues (4-2)…Alex Pietrbngelo 2-goals for St Louis

Gulls-W-Tucson (3-2)….Troy Terry scores 2-goals for Gulls…San Diego outshot Runners (39-30) on Tucson ice….San Diego ends 7-game road trip

Kings..Sign #1-draft pick AlexTurcotte-U Wisconsin star…will report to AHL-Ontario Reign immediately…Scored 9-goals…26-points in first year in college hockey.

Flyers…Lose C-Nate Thompson-sprained knee
Montreal…Lose C-Jesperi Kotkaniemi-spleen injury

San Jose Sharks…Asked to not allow fans to March 19th game with Montreal…because of virus.

NHL…Gary Bettman-says he is in ‘hour-by-hour’ contact with leaders of other leagues about shutting down Arenas from fans.
Columbus…Blue Jackets say they will close arena to fans for game with Pittsburgh Penguins.

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……………..(General)……………….

TPC-Sawgrass….Rory McIlroy leads field for Thursday’s first round.

Soccer..Manchester City-Arsenal game postponed-2 Arsenal players exposed to virus.

Spain-LaLiga…German-Bungdalisa Leagues suspend schedules.

MLS..Cancels Dallas-at-Seattle Sounders game

English Premier League….Friday-Saturday-Sunday games still scheduled to go on with fans in attendance.

Formula 1…Cancels-Chinese Grand Prix-scheduled April 19th.

Formula 1…Team Renault quarantines 3-crew members for tests
Formula 1…Team McLaren removes 1-crew member for tests
Formula 1…Team US-Haas sends 2-crew members for testing

NASCAR…Ryan Newman confirms he suffered a concussion and bruised brain from last lap violent crash at Daytona…says he has memory loss-no idea when he might be cleared to drive.

NASCAR….Will limit driver access to fans and media for weekend race in Atlanta……will limit interaction of of pit crews from team to team….Cancel all marketing meetings….Will hand out hand sanitizers to all fans at race.

 

NASCAR…Teams arrive for Atlanta 500-no plans on race being cancelled yet.

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