Hacksaw’s Headlines–Thursday

Posted by on May 7th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

…………(Football)………….

Chargers…Begin virtual off season classroom work….Morning begins with Offensive-and-Defensive classroom work as a group….Then Classroom work by position group….No virtual physical training-each player given specific training plan to work on…..

Chargers..GM-Tom Telesco says there have been no conversations about cancelling minicamps….No conversation cancelling the 4-preseason games yet….Believes teams need 6W-of training camps if there are no OTA’s scheduled this summer.

San Diego State…Announce they are opening sales of Founders Sky Boxes and Sky Box suites for new stadium…despite Pandemic underway….SDSU has yet to take control of property….nor signed contract with city to take over control SDCCU Stadium…New Stadium slated to open by 2022 if no more delays.

SDSU…Turns over signed 600-page contract to City Council…wants response from Council at May 19th meeting…SDSU wants to take over entire sight and operation of Stadium by July 1st…City attorney issued 28-page memo to Council of concerns she had about over 2300-changes in language in contract San Diego State made including oversight issues and potential litigation area….City Attorney says there are still 14-key issues not addressed despite SDSU signing off on contract.

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(NFL)

NFL…Issue Memo to all teams saying teams facilities will reopen on limited basis only with ‘Governor’s approval’ in various states…..Phase 1-will involving allowing only 50% of non football workforce to return to building…no players allowed in….Phase 2-will be followed with limited player access….Roger Goodall tells teams they will have to hire an ‘Infectious Weapons Teams’ to develop testing program for team employees…..Also tells team owners “no uninformed commentary on hypothetical situations”

NFL…Releasing its 2020 schedule Thursday night-5pm …Plans on season starting September 10th.

NFL…Calls Video Conference owners meeting on May 19th.

NFL…Owners say it will cost them 100M-in revenue each-if NFL opens the season without fans in the stands….Would also impact the 2021-salary cap because of massive loss of revenue.

Green Bay…Brett Favre repays 500,000 to Mississippi Foundation for ¬†marketing money he was given but never did any work for…Will repay the other 600,000 over next group of months.

Cowboys…Ask city of Oxnard to make preseason camp and team hotel available for extended training camp in August.

Miami..QB-Tua Tagovailoa chooses uniform #1 to wear this season.

NFL..Investigating Carolina Panthers for attempting to sign QB-Tommy Stevens-Mississippi State before draft was concluded.

Jacksonville…LB-Telvin Smith pleads not guilty to having sex with minor this past year.

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(Roster Moves)

Dallas…Cowboys sign FA-OT-OG-OC-Cam Erving-ex Chiefs..is 10thy free agent signed in off season.

Washington..Sign FA-OG-Mike Liedtke-ex Tampa Bay.

Ravens..GM-Eric DeCosta refuses comment on team’s interest in FA-WR-Antonio Brown.

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(College Football)

SEC…Alabama-LSU-Tennessee-Texas AM-Arkansas-South¬†Carolina-Georgia all announce campuses will be open for fall term in August…meaning football teams can report to campus then.

Arizona…AD-Head Coaches all take 20%-paycuts for rest of year.

Pitt…Head coach Pat Narduzzi and coaching staff donate (500,000_ to Covid 19-research in that city.

Notre Dame..AD-Jack Swarbrick says he believes South Bend campus will open to students in October and team will be allowed into preseason camp in August…..Irish scheduled to play Navy in Ireland on August 29th.

Texas..Head Coach Tom Herman says it is time for Longhorns to sign contract to renew rivalry game with Texas AM.

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…………(Baseball)…………..

MLB…Reports Commissioner Rob Manfred will make formal proposal to opening spring training cams on June 10th with hopes of starting season on July 1st in home stadiums without fans.

Union…Told MLB will make formal proposal on ‘Resumption to Play”…Will entail details about reopening spring training camp…possible start to season……Will negotiate deals about possible use of DH in both leagues….regional realignment….post season schedule…….Problems coming-MLB will also detail pay structure for players with pro rated schedule….and pay structure if games have to be played without fans.

KBO…Ex Giants star Matt Williams begins managerial debut in Korea with (11-2) loss for his Kia Tigers team.

Cubs…Longtime front office employee Salty Saltwell passes away (90Y)…was with Cubs major league and minor league organization for 53-years.

Yankees…OF-Aaron Judge to have another CT-bone exam-problems with healing of broken rib….OF-Ginacarlo¬†Stanton will be cleared May 15th for baseball activities-coming off back surgery….P-James Paxton throws 5-bullpen sessions and now simulated game coming off elbow problems.

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…………..(Basketball)……………

NBA….Teams will attempt to open training facilities in some cities for players conditioning…Only 4-players allowed in building at any time…players will be tested entering building….extreme sanitizing protocols….1-player per basket to shoot or do conditioning….1-trainer per player….no coaches allowed.

NBA…As of Wednesday…Lakers-Clippers-Golden State-Sacramento will not open facilities because of state guidelines still in shutdown mode.

NBA-Union…discussing a 3-bubble system…10-teams per arena to complete regular season..then take playoffs to Disney World-Orlando.

Georgetown…Head coach Patrick Ewing confirms thieves stole his 2-Olympic Gold Medals and his Hoyas NCAA-championship ring….Did recover the ring off E-Bay.

Kentucky…Lands F-Olivier Saar-Wake Forest as transfer…(13P-9R) a game last year for Deacons.

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………………..(Hockey)…………….

Ducks…Re-sign D-Jani Hakanpaa-Finland-played last year for Gulls.

Kings..F-Jeff Carter will not return to play this season-recovering from core surgery.

Toronto..Veteran F-Pontus Aberg-negotiating with KHL-Traktor in Russia…had (20G-24A-44P) in 50-games with Toronto Marlies in AHL.

NHL-Union…Discuss proposal to reopen camps on May 15th for small group conditioning and practices if states will allow opening.

American Hockey League…Conference call on Friday to discuss cancelling playoffs.

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……………(General)………………

English Premier League…facing revolt over starting the season up and also possible legal action about plans for relegation…An alliance of 6-teams have joined together saying they do not want to restart the season if it means playing in neutral stadiums without fans…Aston Villa..Norwich City…Bournemouth facing relegation…want EPL to guarantee they would remain in league next season if season is cancelled….

English Champions League….Leeds City-West From-Fulham threatening legal action if EPL elects not to promote their teams up while relegating the 3-worst teams in league for next year.

EPL…Told it will have to repay its TV partners (933M) if the league cancels rest of season….League says it would lose 1.5B in revenues if season is cancelled….Will lose 622M-if they play in empty stadiums.

MLS…Wants to open training facilities, but LA Galaxy-FC LA are barred because of state mandated shutdown still in effect.

USL..Tier II league wants to open training on May 11th

Preaknes..Announces it will run at Pimlico on Saturday October 3rd….Kentucky Derby will be run 1st Saturday in September…Belmont Stakes yet to be rescheduled.

NASCAR…Injured driver Ryan Newman says he is ready to take physical-hoping for clearance to run in Darlington 400 on May 17th.

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