Hacksaw’s Headlines–Thursday

Posted by on April 16th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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Chargers…confirm 1-front office employee tested positive for Corona-Virus…and 2-others were self quarantined after showing signs of the virus…Team had shut facilities down March 12th…positive tests happened March 26th….Club refuses to say if those who became ill were on football side or business side of the operation….Did say Dean Spanos-Tom Telesco-Anthony Lynn were not ill.

Rams-Chargers…LA Mayor Eric Garcetti says he does not believe any teams can play games in Los Angeles market until beginning of 2021…which would put Rams-Chargers season in jeopardy.

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(Teams)

Eagles…Express interest in veteran FA-QB-Joe Flacco-released by Denver-as possible backup to Carson Wentz.

Raiders..GM-Mike Mayock confirms team interested in using a 1st round pick on WR…Looking at WR-CeeDee Lamb-Oklahoma…WR-Jerry Juedy-Alabama….Team trying to upgrade group led by TE-Darren Waller and WR-Tyrell Williams…Did sign FA-Nelson Agholor-ex Eagles.

Browns-Vikings…Trade rumor that Cleveland is shopping WR-Odell Beckham to Minnesota and is asking for #2-and-#5 draft picks…Beckham had (74R) but only 4-TDs in Cleveland.

Falcons..Sign FA-CB-Josh Hawkins-XFL-Dallas.
Bills..Sign FA-C-Evan Boehm-ex Dolphins

Alabama…Sports Illustrated reporting teams are dropping QB-Tua Tagovailoa on draft board because of history of injuries…5-injuries..3-surgeries in 3-year span.  Might drop out of top 5-choices.

Baltimore..TE-Dennis Pitta confirms he spoke to Tua and his family about his hip injuries…Pitta had dislocation and then a fracture over a two year span.

Green Bay…Legendary DE-Willie Davis passes away (85Y)…Played 10Y for Packers beginning in the Vince Lombardi era.

Bills…Pegula Sports fires 21-employees…furloughs (104) others from across all companies Pegula owns, including Bills-Buffalo Sabres and stadium operations.

Browns..Unveil 2020 uniforms, with striping-numbers-color piping that matches the Jim Brown era of the 1950s-60s.

NY Jets..DT-Quinnen Williams buys (25,000)-dollars in meals.. (65,000-total) for hospital workers on Long Island.

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(College Football)

Vice President Mike Pence….Meets with College Football Oversight Committee to discuss the pandemic and impact on college football…Report NCAA will not allow Players on campus if Universities remain closed…NCAA looking at possible delay of schedule in 2020…Play February-thru-May in 2021.

NCAA…The Group of 5-Conferences, including Mountain West..Mid American..Conference USA….AAC and Sun Belt petition NCAA  to waive its rules…Call this ‘most severe financial difficulty schools could be in’…they ask a 4-year waiver to drop below the 16-sports rule each school must have to remain in Division 1…want to table any Title 1X requirements if they suspend certain non revenue sports……this after NCAA cut revenue payments to schools by 60% because of cancellation of March Madness.

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…………….(Baseball)……………….

MLB…Dr. Anthony Fauchi says Baseball could open the season, but would have to play months without fans….says he believes the ‘Arizona Idea’ could work with athletes quarantined in hotels…weekly testing at training facility…all stadiums closed to fans…Says July 4th could be target date.

Dodgers..P-Clayton Kershaw-‘Not in favor of baseball in isolation-Players separated from families…Players are people-not robots’

Angels..OF-Mike Trout disapproves of starting baseball now…’Too many red-flags’

MLB-Stanford University…will take part in Virus testing programming involving 10,000-people to determine if they have anti-bodies to fight disease.

Associated Press…reports that former Blue Jays-Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay ad 10X-legal limit of amphetamines in his system…a high level of morphine…and anti depressants when he pilot his plane that crashed into ocean off Tampa Bay in 2017….Report says Halladay was so loaded with drugs should not have been flying when he went 86mph into the bay nose-first in crash.

MLB…Thomas Tull…who wrote movie ’42’ about Jackie Robinson…buys (4.2M) in PPE-Equipment for hospital workers in Inner Cities in America.

Toronto…Longtime 2B-Damaso Garcia passes away (63Y)….Former all star-played with Tony Fernandez-who died last month.

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………………..(Basketball)………….

NBA-Union….Union says if NBA hopes to start season…players likely need a 4-week training camp.

NY Knicks…Dave Blatt dropped as consultant by team…was former Head Coach and a GM.

U-Washington…Freshman G-Jade McDaniels files for NBA draft…(13P-6R) for Huskies last year.

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……………….(Hockey)…………………

NHL-Gary Bettman….says league is ready to hold playoffs in July-August….Confirms looking at 3-proposals how to restart with post season playoff when lockdown lifted.

Bill Peters…former Calgary Flames coach-hired by KHL-Avto mobilize team in Russia.

Pittsburgh…Signs D-William Riley-RPI
Calgary..Signs D-Greg Moro-Clarkson University….F-Noah King-Spokane-WHL….D-Kole Wilson-Lethbridge-WHL

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…………….(General)……………..

Tour-de-France….Moving June 29th race to begin August 29th.

PGA…Florida Governor says he is ready to help host a 10M-charity golf tourney  pitting Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson on a Florida course in late spring, without fans.

Speedway Motorsports….Lays off-furloughs (280) employees act 8-diferent tracks…owns Charlotte-Atlanta-Texas speedways among others.

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