Hacksaw’s Headlines–Thursday

Posted by on June 18th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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MLB–Union…..Commissioner Rob Manfred-Union Chief Tony Clark meet in Arizona-Tuesday night and Wednesday morning and come to a framework agreement on ‘Return to Play’ format….Deal is forwarded on to Union’s Executive Committee…Manfred recommends to owners it be accepted.  Highlights…Owners have asked for followup conference call on Thursday….Report Union may ask for upgrade of schedulle from 60-games to 66-games.:

..60-game schedule in 70-day window
..Season to run July 19th-to-September 27th
..16-team playoff for next two seasons
..Players get Pro-Rated Salaries
..Owners will not ask for Give-Backs if post season cancelled
..Union will receive 250M-share of new TV postseason contract
..Union guaranteed 1.5B…83% of prorated salaries
..Union agrees not to file grievance
..Union agrees to ‘Geographic schedule’
..Universal DH for all games in both 2020-2021
..30-Man Roster..30-Man Taxi squad
..Taxi squad may be housed at Spring Training headquarters
..Players keep 286,000-advanced money given in spring
..Owners drop draft pick compensation for free agents
..Owners drop Qualifying offer
..Owners give 1Y service time all players on roster for free agency
..Owners give 1Y service time for arbitration
..Union will allow neutral sight playoff games if needed

MLB-Union…Sources say statements of Dr. Anthony Fauci impacted talks because of virus fears erupting again…Owners agreed on Monday to change proposal as a trade-off of not facing a possible grievance filed by Union….Neither side wanted to face an arbitration hearing on differences….Lawyers Dan Halem-Bruce Meyer did not take part in Tuesday-Wednesday meetings.

MLB..ESPN reports if 60-game schedule approved:
..Mike Trout-earn (13.9M)…lose (23.7M)
..Gerrit Cole-earn (13.3M)..lose (22.7M)
..Max Scherzer-earn (13.3M)..lose (22.6M)
..Stephen Strasburg-earn (12.9M)..lose (22.1M)
..Manny Machado-earn (11.8M)..lose (20.2M)
..David Price-earn (11.2M)..lose (20.2M)

Union….Will donate 1M-from Trust fund to pay all minor league players thru September 1st.

USA-Today…Reports Padres International Scouting Director Chris Kemp was under investigaton for possibly tampering with players in Dominican Republic under signing age of 15….Former scout had testified that Padres were making agreements with young players, then reneging on dollar offers when they tried to sign them.

USA-Today..Reports 4-teams offering contracts to draft picks and undrafted players don’t want contracts to kick in till 2021-delaying payments to players.

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………….(Basketball)………..

NBA…Informs teams they must turn in ‘Bubble Roster’ by June 24th
NBA…Issues 113-Page Health Protocols details schedules teams
..June 23..Phase Two-Daily Testing-Blood samples
..July 1..Phase Three-Testing-Individual workouts
..July 7..Phase 4-Report to Bubble…36-hour Quarantine..Testing-Masks required at all times.
..July 11..Phase 5-Minicamps-full practice open all teams in playoffs
..July 22..Phase 6-Scrimmages between teams
..July 30..NBA schedule resumes

Toronto Raptors….Will open camp in Naples, Florida for conditioning-workouts because Quarantine rules in Canada.

Lakers…NTSB document of final minutes of Kobe Bryant crash…’pilot disoriented in fog-lost horizon-had radioed he was going up to 4,000 feet when he was descending and crashing at 184mph.

Bryan Colangelo…Longtime NBA exec purchase partial ownership of team Illawarra Hawks in Australian Basketball League.

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…………………..(Football)……………….

Chargers…Coach Anthony Lynn says QB-Colin Kaepernick ‘fits style of QB we want’….indicates might ‘put him on our workout list’…..says club needs to get answers about Tyrod Taylor-Justin Herbert-Easton Stick first when camps open.

NFL…Report that Competition Committee has asked owners to increase Developmental Squad from 12-players to 16-this because of Covid Virus issues.

Denver…CB-Kareem Jackson-latest NFL player to test positive for virus.

Bengals..Hire 3-black coaches for Fellowship jobs on coaching staff.

Jets..Demote 24-year veteran trainer John Mellody..team had 21-players on IR last year.

Giants..Confirm K-Aldrick Rosas had DUI incident in 2016…arrested over weekend for DUI-hit-run-leave scene of accident.

Broncos..Confirm working on plans for 50%-capacity for Denver home games to start the season.

NFL..Announces team offices and league office will close to celebrate Juneteenth (June 19th)…Day Slavery ended in America.

Denver…Longtime AFL-center Jerry Sturm passes away (83Y)

New Orleans…Superdome renovations stopped…32-workers test positive for virus.

Pro Football Hall of Fame….Not sure it can allow fans into Game and Ceremonies because of virus outbreak…Sold 25,000 tickets for Cowboys-Steelers game…10,000 tickeets for Hall of Fame induction.

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(College Football)

San Diego City Council….holds public hearing on sales agreement for SDCCU land with SDSU…Council votes (8-1) approve sales agreement…Will hold 2nd hearing next week…Final approval likely June 30th.

ESPN…discussing using Chris Fowler-Kirk Herbstriet on Monday Night Football broadcasts.

USC…Considering allowing just 35,000-fans in at home games in 72,000 seat LA Coliseum to start the season.

Pac 12-Conference…8-schools allowed to welcome players back onto campus for conditioning drills…USC-UCLA-Stanford-Cal are still closed down by state law.

Texas…6-Longhorns players test positive for virus…15-others in quarantine.

Syracuse..lands DE-Cody Roscoe-transfer from McNeese State…had 13-sacks..19-tackles for losses in two years with Cowboys.

Boston College..Hire Patrick Craft-Temple as new Athletic Director
Temple..Name Fran Dunphy-longtime basketball coach as Interim AD

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…………………..(Hockey)…………….

Buffalo….Sabres continue front office purge….Fire 12-scouts a day after firing GM-Jason Botterill…head of scouting…3-assistant coaches and entire AHL-Rochester Amerks staff.

NHL…Gary Bettman says league will not mandate full face visors for players…however game officials in arena will wear them.

Seattle….Confirm delay in opening of Key Arena-in midst of 930M-renovation for NHL expansion team….will open in late summer 2021…but will not host NHL Draft nor Expansion Draft

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……………….(General)…………………

English Premier League…Opens play
..Manchester City-W-Arsenal (3-0)..Raheem Sterling-Kevin DeBruyne score goals 4-minutes apart in win.
..Aston Villa-Sheffield (0-0) tie….United has goal disallowed when video replay fails.
..EPL players knee in ring before opening kickoff to honor Covid 19-victims and to remember death of George Floyd.

Newcastle United…US consortium makes 440M-bid to buy struggling team.

PGA…Rory McIlroy heads field for opening round of RBC-Heritage Tourney at Hilton Head-South Carolina.

Tennis…Statue of Arthur Ashe defaced by protestors who pained “White Lives Matter too”….in response to taking down of Confederate Monuments in City.

NASCAR…Longtime driver-broadcaster Dale Jarrett confirms tested positive for virus.

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