Hacksaw’s Headlines–Thursday

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

……………..(BASEBALL)…………….

Padres..Owner Ron Fowler confirms team will likely lose 115M this season-losses fueled by playing home games with no fans…Team will operate with 59M-payroll this year..Franchise has taken out 9-figure loan to cover losses…expect limited revenues to spill into 2021 season

Dodgers…VP-Andrew Friedman says team has tried to help OF-Andrew Toles with ‘mental health’ problems…Toles in jail in Key West, Florida…Left team two years ago…Family says he has been in and out of 20-mental health facilities over two years time….Family says he is bi-polar and suffering from acute schizophrenia.

Cubs..Pitching coach Tommy Hottovy says he was in ICU for 14-days with worsening Covid illness.

Mexican League..Cancels 2020 season because of Covid outbreak.

MLB…Says it will release total number of Covid tests and positive tests daily…will not identify players.

Minor Legue Baseball….Says as many as 80-of-160 minor league teams could fold becase of cancellation of season and money woes…..Says each minor league team takes in about 5.4M-per team in revenue for a season….will miss out on 850M of revenues.

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(Roster Moves)

Mets..Sign FA-P-Jared Hughes-ex Astros
Rockies..Release P-Zac Rosscups
Rockies..Sign #1 pick-C-Drew Romo (2M) package
Giants..Sign C-Pat Bailey..#1-pick (2M) package

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………………(BASKETBALL)…………..

Lakers…Players report for physicals and covid testing…Lakers must turn Playoff roster into NBA League office by Wednesday night.
Lakers..C-Dwight Howard not coming to Los Angeles…and not sure if he will join team for playoffs
Lakers..Turned in 17-man playoff roster….included Dwight Howard on list

Houston…G-Thabo Sefolosha opts out-will not be in Rockets playoffs
Houston..Sign FA-F-Luc Mbah a Moute for roster
Denver..C-Nikola Jokic cleared after recovering from virus-will play
Portland..G-Damian Lillard says concerned players not taking isolation in bubble seriously

NBA…Commissioner Adam Silver confirms it will cost league (150M) to put on Bubble Playoffs….Housing 22-teams in 4-hotels…Rent 7-Practice Courts…3-Arenas….Covid test 1500 people….Medical support staff.

NBA…Commissioner Adam Silver-somber faced-says ‘don’t know if we can finish the season’ with bad outbreak in the south.

NBA…Joe Borgia-longtime referee and administator-retires after 32Y in league.

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……………..(FOOTBALL)………………

NFL…Union holds Conference Call on Thursday with 2800 players to discuss ‘Training Camp’ setup and what players should expect.

NFL…Cuts Preseason games from 4-to-2…deleting Games 1 & 4 to give teams more time to practice and to keep them away from possible outside infections.
NFL Union….Not sure any preseason games should be played

NFL..Cancels supplemental draft for 2020 season

Union….President JC Tretter says ‘for every answer NFL gets-it creates 3-more questions.’

NBC-TV….analyst Rodney Harrison says he does not see ‘how NFL can get thru camps without problems.’

ESPN…Rod Woodson says NFL head coaches don’t want Hall of Fame players on their coaching staffs…assistants who are ‘Alpha Males’

NBC-TV…Tony Dungy says Washington owner Daniel Snyder has to change name of team from Redskins…’it is not that hard to change a name’

Pittsburgh..Longtime coach Bill Cowher confirms he and wife tested positive for Covid disease in March.

Browns..Deny report they are shopping WR-Odell Beckham in possible deal with New England to open up salary cap space to sign Seahawks FA-DE-Jadaveon Clowney.

Tampa Bay..Coach Bruce Arians reiterates no interest in signing WR-Antonio Brown despite public push by QB-Tom Brady.

Washington…Investment firms pressuring Fed X-Pepsi-Nike to drop sponsorship of Redskins because team refuses to change nickname.
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(College Football)

San Diego State…Releases time line for new Aztecs Football Stadium
..August..Close escrow on land-take title to Stadium and property
..August..Enclose northwest corner of property with fencing
..August..Begin demolition of Parking Lot
..September..Move utilities at SDCCU sight
..October..Begin Excavation and Transfer of Dirt
..November..Arrival of Equipment
..December..Begin pouring of foundation

Utah..Defensive Coordinator Morgan Sculley salary decreased from 1.1M-to-525,000 and title of ‘coach in waiting’ removed after discipline for tweets with racial comments.

Ivy League..proposing to move fall season to spring of 2021
Grinnell College…Division III-program-Iowa-cancels season
Bowdoin College-Maine..cancels Division III season
NJ Tech…cancels Division III football season
Williams College-Massachusetts..cancels Division III season.

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……………………(HOCKEY)…………………….

NHL….Reports league leaning towards choosing Edmonton and Toronto as ‘Hub Cities’ for playoffs…

Ducks…Sign agreement with Tulsa Oilers-ECHL to become 2nd affiliate for coming NHL season.

American Hockey League…David Andrews steps down after 26-years as President of AHL….Credited with stabilizing the league…getting affiliates for all teams…Expanding to West Coast with Pacific Division.

Carolina Hurricane….Do not renew contract of longtime front office Exec-Rick Dudley…Also worked with Buffalo and Tampa Bay aftrer playing career.

NHL..Agrees to pay roster bonuses owed to all players on July 1st rather than ask for delay to October.

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…………..(GENERAL)………………

PGA….Tees off Detroit Classic on Thursday
PGA…Chad Campbell tests positive for virus-6th player to get ill

English Premier League..
..Everton-W-Leicester…Richarlson scores winning goal
..Newcastle-W-Bournemouth..Score goal at 5′ mark-lead to rout
..Arsenal-W-Norwich..Pierre Aubameyan scores for Gunners
..Chelsea-L-West Ham..Andriy Yarmolenko scores 89′ in big upset

MLS…Dallas Sidekicks-confirm 6-players test positive at their training camp.

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