Hacksaw’s Headlines–Thursday

Posted by on April 2nd, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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Chargers…Conduct video conference with Utah State-QB-Jordan Love…threw (8600Y-60TD-29Int) in 2-years as Aggies starter…Sources Chargers concerned that Joe Burrow-Tua Tagovailoa-Justin Herbert could all be taken in the first 5-picks,

Chargers..OT-Bryan Bulaga-ex Packers…critical of fellow players…said some 22% of players in union never bothered to vote on the new CBA…”Disheartened by those players”

Chargers..Coach Anthony Lynn says he expects C-Mike Pouncey to be cleared for training camp late summer-coming off neck surgery.

Chargers…Colts coach Frank Reich praised Philip Rivers…Player skills not diminished….Has not lost anything….is the right fit for us”

Chargers…coach Anthony Lynn says QB-Cam Newton will be a ‘good QB-for some other team’.

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(Roster Moves)

Titans..Open contract talks with FA-DE-Jadaveon Clowney-ex Seattle
Titans..Sign FA-DE-Jack Crawford-ex Cowboys

Patriots…Release QB-Cody Kessler

Houston..Sign FA-DT-Tim Jernigan-ex Eagles

Seattle..Sign FA-DE-Benson Mayowa-ex Raiders

Giants..Sign FA-LS-Casey Kreiter-ex Broncos

49ers..Releas OG-Mike Person.

Raiders..Restructure contract C-Rod Hudson-created (9.2M-cap space)

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(Teams)

Patriots..OC-David Andrews-cleared for full practice-missed last year-blood clots
Saints..DT-Sheldon Rankins-cleared workouts-had torn Achilles.

Baltimore…Owner Steve Biscotti donates 1M-Baltimore cover fund
Charters..Doante 250,000 to LA Food bank…Rams raised 2.2M with their own telethon.

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(College Football)

Syracuse…Former Orange head coach Frank Maloney-passes away (79Y)…Spent 7-years as head coach (32-46)…replaced Ben Schwartzwalder iconic Orange coach.

LSU…Athletic Department releases budget showing Tigers football program made (56M) profit last year…basketball (1.6M)….baseball (569,000)…other 10-sports all lost money including nearly (4M) in women’s basketball program.

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…………….(Baseball)……………

Padres….Pitchers based in San Diego going thru 2-bullpen sessions in private at Petco Park each week.

Dodgers..Resolve 7Y-TV feud with Spectrum Sports…Games will be carried this year on Direct TV and all other ATT-outlets….Dodgers had signed record (8B-23Year) contract but could not get games cleared on cable channels in LA market….Only 33%-of homes saw Dodgers games for last 7-years.

Angels…P-Griff Canning cleared to begin throwing program…been out 6-weeks with elbow inflammation…had Plasma Platelet injection in elbow to avoid surgery.

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(MLB Notes)

MLB-Union…Open discussions for a 100-game season to start July 1st-even possibly with empty stadiums…MLB would eliminate All Star games…Playoff series could be moved to neutral sights-domed-or weather city….World Series would be played in warm weather cities…If Dodgers made World Series..the games might be moved to Anaheim or San Diego.

MLB…Cancels London series games in June-Cubs-vs-Cardinals
MLB…Union says it is willing to start season in empty stadiums.
MLB..Concerned that Minor Leagues may not start season in June.
MLB..Union says each veteran player on 40-man roster and DL will receive (286,000) in pay running thru May 31st.

Texas..OF-Shin Soo Choo will give (1,000) to 190-Rangers minor league players to help them during shutdown.

Toronto…Mayor says Blue Jays-Raptors-Maple Leafs will be exempt from ban on public gatherings thru June 30th…Province of Ontario says their ban stays in place….Means Toronto teams would have to play without fans when seasons start up.

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……………(Basketball)…………….

NBA-Union….Negotiating to withhold 25% of players pay for rest of season for lost games.

Brooklyn…Nets announce that 4-players who were ill-now cleared from Covid-virus infections

Boise State…F-Derek Alston-files for NBA draft (17P-5R)
Washington..F-Isaiah Stewart-files for draft (17P-8R)
Ohio State..C-Kaleb Wesson (14P-9R) files for draft

USD…Toreros assistant coach David Carter-named head coach Loyola Marymont.

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…………(Hockey)…………..

Ottawa Senators…Confirm 3-more players test positive for virus.

Anaheim…Ducks sign G-Roman Durny-draft pick….had (4.02-GAA) for Norfolk in East Coast Hockey League.

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………………..(General)…………………

Wimbledon….All England tennis club cancels tourney slated to run June 29th thru July 12th….First time tourney has been cancelled since World War II shutdown from 1941–thru-45…..Wimbledon made announcement after (543) citizens in England died on Tuesday in the country from the virus.

ITF-ATP….Extend cancellation of all tourneys global wide thru July 13th.

US Open…Tennis officials say the August tourney in New York is still on schedule.

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