Hacksaw’s Headlines-Thursday

Posted by on July 9th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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Padres..P-Kirby Yates cleared to practice after passing Covid Test…Was late reporting to camp while his wife had tests in Arizona….Says he feels ‘very safe’ being tested every 48-hours by MLB protocols….safer than going to a grocery store….says he worked out for 2-months-is ready….Not thinking much about impending free agency.

Padres..P-Jose Castillo reinjures left shoulder-lat strain..4-6 weeks
Padres..2B-Jorge Mateo tests positive for virus-loss of smell-taste

Dodgers…7-players remain out of camp though Dodgers believe they will be reporting to camp shortly…Included in group is relief ace P-Kenley Jansen….Dodgers refuse comment why players out of camp.

Dodgers…Confirm P-Tony Gonsulin reported to camp on Wednesday afternoon.

Angels…P-Julio Teheran placed on 10-day injured list with no explanation…P-Dillon Peters on injured list also with oblique injury.

Angels..P-Shohei Ohtani struggled in 3-inning intrasquad game…walked 7-batters…retired just 1-hitter….1st time on mound at Stadum since June 2018.

Angels..P-Andrew Heaney says team voted not to eat out at restaurants or bars and to wear masks at all times away from stadium.

Angels…Sign FA-P-Jacob Rhame-ex Mets..(6.28-ERA)

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(Roster Moves)

Cubs..sign FA-2B-Hernan Perez-ex Milwaukee.
Cubs..Release P-Brandon Morrow…career sidetracked by elbow-calf injuries…had fought back from forearm surgery and diabetes to become quality relief pitcher.

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(Teams)

MLB…Testing Results…Intake Testing as spring training started…(3,740) tests…only 56-players test positive…just 2% total

Mets..Minority owner Steve Cohen re-enters negotiations to buy team from Wilpon family…Bidding 2.4B for franchise…1-of 7-groups negotiating.

Houston..3B-Alex Bregman held out of workouts..Delay in test results.

Seattle..P-Taijuan Walker clocked 93mph in initial workout…missed last year with shoulder issues.

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……………….(BASKETBALL)…………………

NBA….Commissioner Adam Silver says if there is an outbreak in Orlando bubble as teams being quarantined-he will shut down the playoffs…says that is his biggest ‘fear’

Clippers…Team flew into Orlando on Wednesday….Players tested-then put in 48-hour quarantine and will be retested on Friday.
Clippers…Confirm star F-Kawhi Leonard was not on team flight to Orlando…excusied abscence…not health related

Lakers…Team flies into Orlando on Thursday going thru testing protocol.

76ers..C-Joel Embid-critical of his teammates…’must not party or leave bubble’.

Boston..F-Jayson Tatum says ‘very uncomfortable’….’we are fighting virus and fighting racism in our country’.

Denver..C-Nikola Jokic must have 2-negative tests in Serbia and 2-negative tests in US before being allowed to go to Orlando for NBA playoffs.

New Orleans…Coach Alvin Gentry cleared protocols-will coach Pelicans despite age 65.

Brooklyn….Covid outbreak continues…F-Taurian Prince tests positive-not allowed to join team in Orlando…Becomes 4th key player to fail physical…Nets without 8-players now.

Brooklyn…Sign FA-G-Jamal Crawford-ex Clippers-Knicks

Oklahoma City..Lose F-Isiah Roby-surgery on arch.

NBA….Gives player list of social phrases they may use on their jerseys in place of their name-plates….List includes words describing social causes
..Equality
..Vote
..Education
..Black Lives Matter
..I Can’t Breathe
..Justice Now

WNBA…Players want league to remove Atlanta owner-Senator Kelly Loeffler after she opposed league after league decided to honor Black Lives Matter Movement….Demands league stop players from wearing shirts “Say Her Name”…..says BLM has become a politial tool….and that Mob Rules are taking over the country.

Derrick Williams…former Minnesota #1 pick signs to play in Valencia in Spanish League

Pao Gasol..ex Bulls-Lakers star signing with Barcelona in Spain.

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……………….(FOOTBALL)…………………..

NFL…Teams begin preparing to cutback on fan support at home games

Ravens..Announce they will allow only 14,000-fans per game in 71,000 seat stadium

Chiefs..Announce all season ticket holders will have orders moved to 2021 season…and that season ticket holders will be given opportunity to buy single game tickets in Arrowhead Stadium reduced seating capacity.

Raiders…say they may fight any move to reduce crowds at new Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

Eagles….NFL says team will discipline WR-DeSean Jackson for racial comments about Jewish faith…Club could void the 4.8M due in his contract and release him….Jackson met with Jewish faith leadership on Wednesday…after meeting with Owner Jeffrey Lurie-who is Jewish.

NFL…Union rejects overture from owners to defer 35% players salaries in 2020…payback over 5-year span.

NFL-Union..continue talks about new training camp protocols…including virtual team meetings….individual meetings outdoors….Still to be resolved the preseason schedule and number of days in camp.

Washington Redskins…Washington Post reports that Daniel Snyder’s ‘Native American Foundation’ has made no disbursement of money since 2014 to tribes…Foundation awarded 1.3M in first year…has decreased to 330,000 in 2014…and gone dark since.

Redskins…Report ownership will not consider using new nickname that has any attachment to Native American culture.

Redskins…Maryland Governor Larry Hogan demands change of team…calls it ‘racist’.

NFL-Shop.com….NFL website continues to sell Redskins gear.

NFL..Asks all employees of NFL Network and NFL.com to take 15% paycuts

Dallas..Former RB-Ezekiel Elliott raises money thru ‘Feed Me’ Foundation to buy 400,000 meals for families in Central Texas.

So Fi Stadium…..Worker dies on job-became ill with covid virus yet reported to work….2nd fatality at job sight in a month

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(College Football)

Stanford University…Cut 11-varsity sports in face of 25M-deficit in Athletics…Impacts 22-coaches….and 240-athletes…Included are Wrestling..Swimming..Diving..Volleyball..Rowing..Sailing..Fencing

Ivy League….Cancels football season…will play it in spring…Cancels all other fall sports….Puts winter sports including hockey on pause till decision in January.

Carnegie Mellon..Division III school cancels fall sports including football.

UNLV..QB-Amrani Rogers transferring out as graduate student….3rd QB to leave Rebels program in off season.

NCAA…Internal discussion delay start of football season till October…eliminate all non conference games….or move entire football schedule to March-April-May.

Ohio State…suspends off season football workouts because of positive tests.

North Carolina..shuts down athletic facility after 37-positive tests for virus in Athletic Department.

Vanderbilt…SEC schools folds entire Athletic Communications-Marketing Department in reorganization.

Northwestern…Moves home game with Wisconsin from Wrigley Field to Evanston campus.

Toledo…Mourns shooting death DE-Jahniel Douglas-shot during argument at Pizza shop.

Michigan..Jim Harbaugh says he wants to play football in fall….”Football did not cause this virus….Football will not make this virus worse….We can test…we can play”

Austin Peay…Loses head coach Mark Hudspeth after a (13-1) football season.

Colorado…WR-LaVontae Shenault arrested on DUI and other charges in July 4th incident.

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………………(HOCKEY)…………..

NHL…announces Hub playoff schedules….3-games in each city each day…Noon…4pm….8pm. in arenas.

NHL…Gives Union a Monday deadline for players to decide whether to ‘opt out’ or play in Hub Cities.

Florida Panthers…Chris Pronger leaves team as Director of Hockey Operations to go into family business.

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……………..(GENERAL)………………..

PGA America….Cancels Ryder Cup tourney at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin…was scheduled for September 25th-thru-27.

PGA…1st round John Deere Classic in Illinois.
PGA…1st round of Workday Charity Classic-Muirfield

NASCAR….Driver Jimmie Johnson passes two covid tests…reinstated to race this weekend in Kentucky 400.

MLS…Covid troubles continue..Vancouver Whitecaps leave 3-starters home because of positive tests….Dallas-Nashville teams games cancelled.

MLS…Summer tourney begins..
..Inter Miami-L-Orlando City (2-1)…Nani scores in 97′ in upset win..Moving openinc ceremony…players stood in Victory formation…Moment of Silence…Raised fist in meory of George Floyd..

English Premier League-Scores
..Liverpool-W-Brighton..Mo Salah 2-goals
..Manchester City-W-Newcastle..David Silva-Raheem Sterling score
..Burnley-W-West Ham..Jay Rodgriguez score 38′
..Sheffield-W-Wolverhampton..John Egan score 93′

EPL-Top games on Thursday
..Manchester United-vs-Aston Villa
..Hot Spur-vs-Bournemouth

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