Hacksaw’s Headlines–Thursday

Posted by on May 21st, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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NCAA….Ends moratorium on sports…Will allow fall sports athletes to report to college campuses on June 1st for conditioning workouts and meetings only…based on approval from state Governors and Universities opening up their campuses.

San Diego State…Athletic Director JD Wicker reaffirms intention for SDSU to allow football team to report to campus on July 7th…the day the second summer term of classes were to start.

Ohio State…announce it will open campus to athletes on June 8th.

Oregon..Expel recruit Luke Hill-CB-Baltimore following arrest on 8-gun charges including attempted murder in Maryland.

SF Austin…School placed on 3-years probation, fined, stripped of scholarships and recruiting visits for violation of NCAA certification rules involving 82-transfer students over 4-year period….SFA also facing sanctions for low APR-academic scores.

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(NFL)

Forbes Magazine….says NFL would lose 5.5B (38%) of local revenue if it had to play the entire season without fans in the stands…Survey:
..Dallas-lose 621M-local revenue
..Patriots-lose 315M-local revenue
..NYG-lose 262M-local revenue

..Chargers-lose 93M..team had just 375M in revenue last year
..Raiders-lose 77M..team had just 357M in revenue..2-lowest in NFL

NFL..Competition Committee confirms it is experimenting with full face shields for helmets…being designed by Oakley Industry-which manufactures face visors for players.

NFL..Unamed player files lawsuit against United Airlines for failing to control drunk female passenger to tried to fondle player and ripped his COVID mask off…Player went to airlines 4X to complain before woman was removed for sexual harassment.

Baltimore….Mayor extends social gathering ban till August 31st putting Baltimore Ravens training camp opening in jeopardy.

NFL..Considering imposing starting date after Super Bowl for all teams to begin interviewing candidates for head coaching jobs-rather than letting teams interview coaches during playoffs.

NFL…Study show since 2000, 139-head coaching openings…only 23-minorities hired.

Cincinnati…ex-Bengals WR-Chad Johnson leaves 1,000-tip for waitress at Cuban restaurant in Florida that just reopened.

Tampa Bay…QB-Tom Brady holding passing clinic with his new Bucs receivers at private school on Suncoast.

Chargers..Ex-RB-Melvin Gordon says Coach Anthony Lynn did not use ‘proper running plays’ to fit his skills….Gordon wanted ‘inside zone runs’ rather than outside runs in new Chargers offense…had worst season of his career last year-in addition to holdout that wiped out 6-games.

Chargers…Announce 4-game preseason schedule…will play at So Fi Stadium..8/16-vs-Cowboys…8/22-vs-Rams…then road games 8/27-at Seattle…9/3-at San Francisco.

Dallas…NFL-reinstates often suspended DE-Aldon Smith-ex Raiders-49ers.

Seattle…Opens contract talks with FA-RB-Devonta Freeman-ex Atlanta…Carlos Hyde-ex Browns-Houston.

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………………..(Baseball)………………..

MLB….Sources say Commissioner Rob Manfred may be dropping idea of ‘revenue sharing with players’ and just ask them to take a fixed pay-cut for every game that is played without fans if they start season July 4th.

MLB…Has Email to Union detailing need to not only have players take pro-rated share of pay for 82-game season-but also indicated further pay givebacks might have to occur if fans were not back in stadium.

Oakland A’s….Coliseum Commission says A’s are 1.2M behind in rent payments….Teams says Stadium was locked down and club could not use its facilities per State Order.

Atlanta..Legendary P-Tom Glavine  says owners will blame players in the 2020 season cannot be restarted because of financial differences.

Houston..Slugger Alex Bregman fires his agent ‘Klutch Sport’…which also represents LeBron James…says Klutch is funding a documentary on Houston Astros sign stealing scandal.

Pirates…lose 2B-Kevin Kramer for 6-months-hip surgery.

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…………………(Basketball)………………..

Aztecs-USD….breakoff contract talks for basketball games….USD wants home and home series…SDSU wants to play only at Viejas Arena…SDSU facing 20-game Mountain West Conference schedule will have 2-fewer non conference dates to schedule…needs better opponents than (9-23) USD team.

SDSU…Confirm they have approached USD-UCSD-Cal State San Marcos about some type of college basketball doubleheader at Viejas Arena.

Lakers…Magic Johnson creates 100-M fund to loan to minority small business owners in Los Angeles.

Utah…Jazz G-Mike Conley donates 200,000 to 3-Charities in Memphis-Columbus-Indianapolis.

Chicago…Ex-Bulls star Horace Grant says Michael Jordan has lost most of his friends from that team for things he said in documentary ‘Last Dance’.

NBA…Commissioner Adam Silver says he will have proposal for Union by next week on re-start of season and the Bubble Plan for teams.

Ken Burmiester…longtime coach at Loyola-Chicago and Texas-San Antonio passes away (76)

Dan Majerle…files breach of contract suit against Grand Canyon College-in Arizona over his firing.

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…………………..(Hockey)………………..

Florida Panthers…Veteran F-Brian Gibbons signs with Lugano in Swiss League.

Buffalo..Sign LW-Jesper Olofsson-scored 34-goals last two years for Farjestad-Sweden.

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…………………..(General)………………….

NASCAR….Darlington 500….race run on Wednesday night.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway….Roger Penske says it is ‘eerie’ to have IMS dark this weekend…historically qualifying weekend at track.

Belmont Stakes…announces it will run June 20th as a 1 1/8 mile race rather than 1-half miles….Will run before Kentucky Derby-Preakness…run right 2-weeks after Santa Anita Derby.

PGA…Number 1-ranked Rory McIlroy…3-Brad Koepka…5-Dustin Johnson…7-Patrick Reed commit to play in Charles Schwad Invitational at Colonial….1st tournament back since PGA suspended schedule for Virus-Crisis.

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