Hacksaw’s Headlines–Thursday

Posted by on July 16th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

………….(FOOTBALL)…………….

NFL-Owners…Call Emergency Video Conference call for Friday to get update on “Go–No Go” to start of training camps….”Where We Stand” update from owners talks with union.

NFL-Union…Stalled negotiations continue-as loggerheads on issues:
..Salary Cap-Owners want to lower cap next two years-take losses…Union wants it spread over 10-years..keep cap
..Preseason games…NFL wants two..Union wants none
..Opt Out..High Risk players to get paid
..Opt Out..Players with families at risk-get 1-year service time
..NFL wants no Opt Out Players
..Training Camp pay..250,000 if season cancelled
..NFL wants players ill on Covid List-non football illness-not pay them
..Daily Drug Testing vs Owners Testing every 3rd day
..Limits of 20-players in facility at any time-staggered times
..48-Day training camp
..80-man rosters
..Players on Covid IR-list get full salary
..Players salaries guaranteed with 1st game of season
..Full face shields and Covid mouth guards for players

Green Bay..announce no fans at practice nor preseason games
Denver..no fans at practices..limited seating for games

Redskins…Washington Post story on internal troubles on team

Patriots…Players go on social meeting expressing doubts about year
..We are in the dark
..Not a damn shot of playing
..They trippin
..Can’t social distance in football

Bengals..Legendary QB-Ken Anderson says team must play QB-Joe Burrow from first day of camp.

Chiefs..OL-Eric Fisher-Mitch Schwartz says players must put their faith in team trainers and doctors.

Houston…WR-Kenny Stills arrested felony charges of initimation while protesting death in Kentucky.

Colin Kaeperneck…Donates 1.7M to Black & Brown Foundation of US.

Bills…Confirm Stadium Sponsor ‘New Era’ is opting out of contract.

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(Roster Moves)

Dallas…Free agent deadline passes…QB-Dak Prescott will play under  (31.4M) franchise tag salary…cannot negotiate extension till next year.

Bengals..WR-AJ Green fails to get extension done-play at 18M
Patriots..OG-Joe Thuney will play under tag at 14.7M
Tampa Bay..LB-Shaq Barrett will play under tag at 17.8M

Jacksonville…Rejects last minute trade offer for DE-Yannick Nguokue…must play under 1Y deal 14M..could still be traded

Tennessee..RB-Derrick Henry signs (4Y-50M) extension..had (1,986Y) rushing last year.

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(College Football)

SEC…Conference Presidents criticized…”Put unpaid amateur athletes on field for sake TV contracts…..Wasted 4-months  of time to develop testing programs….Gave us Happy Talk rather than Protocols”

SEC..Birmingham News reports SEC looking at a possible 8-Plus-2 schedule if they play in fall…8-conference games and retaining 2-big money intersectional games for each team…Trying to preserve games like LSU-Texas..Oklahoma-Tennessee…Auburn-North Carolina….Florida-Florida State…South Carolina-Clemson…however would not preserve USC-Alabama because of Pac 12 cutbacks.

SEC…Tuscaloosa News says AD’s against moving season to spring time..would impact 2021 season

LSU..Coach Ed Ogeron tells VP-Mike Pence-“America needs football”

Big 12…Commissioner Bob Bowlsby..”Not ready to move forward with decision on the season”

Penn State….Confirms 178-tests..no positive tests
East Carolina..Shutdown off season workouts..27-positive tests

Rose Bowl…Cancels the Rose Parade in Pasadena..game still scheduled.

USC..Mourns passing of former star LB-David Lewis…went on to star with Tampa Bay Bucs for a decade.

Marshall…Starting QB-Isaiah Green says he will transfer…had 36-TDs in 2-years for Thundering Herd.

TCU…lands LB-Marcel Brooks-transfers from LSU.

Pennsylvania State Conference…18-team Division III conference cancels football season…League includes small college powers Slippery Rock, Indiana of Penna, Lock Haven, Edinboro and Shepard.

St Thomas University-Minnesota…NCAA allows it to move from Division III to Division 1 in sports….Legendary football program will join Pioneer Conference and be challenger to USD…St Thomas was asked to leave Minnesota Inter Athletic Conference because it was so dominant…Tommies (126-21) in last 12-years.

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…………….(BASEBALL)……………..

Padres….Chris Paddack-Garrett Richards-Dinelson Lamet lockdown 1-2-3 starting spots in rotation…Zach Davies-Joey Luchessi seem to be in lead for slots 4-5….Cal Quantrill-Adrian Morejon move into long relief roles to start season in 9-days.

Padres..Intrasquad game at Petco…Tommy Pham 2R-HR on lst pitch off Zach Davies

Dodgers..Kenley Jansen-recovered from virus-gets 4-straight outs in first appearance on mound.

Angels..P-Dylan Bundy-Griff Canning each throw 5-strong innings in intrasquad game.

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(Injuries)

Mets..P-Jacob deGrom has MRI on back tightness-no damage
Cubs..1B-Anthony Rizzo leaves workout rib-back issues
Houston..P-Joe Smith opts out of camp-virus
Texas..OF-Willie Calhoun..MRI on hip
Kansas City…SS-Kelvin Gutierrez-sprained elbow
Twins..SS-Miguel Sano reinstated-had positive virus test
Yankees..P-Masahiro Tanaka may miss start of season-concussion protocol still in place.

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(Roster Moves)

Red Sox..sign FA-P-Zac Godley-ex Arizona-Detroit
Reds…Add 2B-Derek Dietrich to taxi squad roster
Texas..Release P-Bryan Flynn

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(MLB)

MLB…Umpires Association agree to wear face shields under masks

MLB-Union..Negotiate Opt-Out rule…if player opts out at high risk-can  he elect to rejoin team later in season.

Washington…Batting practice pitcher Ali Modani-opts out.

U-Texas…Former Longhorns coach Clint Gustafson suffers major heart attack in Austin (89Y)

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………………..(BASKETBALL)………………….

NBA…Confirms “Tip Line” getting calls about players violating rules…players refer to it as “Snitch Line”

Indiana…Pacers G-Victor Oladipo says he will not opt out-will play
Orlando..G-Markelle Fultz reports to camp
Orlando..F-James Ennis confirms he tested positive-not in camp
Clippers..C-Ivica Zubac..F-Marcus Morris still not in camp
Washington..C-Thomas Bryant reports to camp after negative tests

Oklahoma City..F-Dennis Schroder asks club for permission to leave bubble to be with wife at child birth.

Spurs…Assistant coach Tim Duncan opts out

Boston..G-Kemba Walker leaves workouts with knee discomfort.

Knicks…Complete 2nd round of interviews for vacant head coaching job….Field of 11 will be cut down for 3rd round interviews.

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……………………(HOCKEY)…………………..

NHL…Announces schedule for 8-opening rounds of playoffs
..August 1st..Best of 5-series
..Rangers-vs-Carolina
..Florida-vs-Islanders
..Montreal-vs-Penguins
..Oilers-vs-Chicago
..Winnipeg-vs-Calgary

..August 2nd…Best of 5-series
..Leafs-vs-Columbus
..Nashville-vs-Arizona
..Vancouver-vs-Minnesota

Nashville..Sign FA-F-Sean Malone-ex Buffalo
Florida..Sign F-Grigori Denisenko-KHL-Lokomotiv
Edmonton..Loan D-Dmitri Samarukov to KHL-CSKA-Moscow
Chicago..Sign D-Ian Mitchell..college star Denver University

Switzerland…Top player in league..F-Pius Sutter-files for free agency to come to NHL…scored 30-goals for ZSC Lions in Zurich.

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………………….(GENERAL)………………

English Premier League-Scoreboard
..Arsenal-W-Liverpool…Gunners score goals off 2-turnovers in come from behind upset in…Blocks Liverpool from getting to 100-points in standings.
..Manchester City-W-Bournemouth…David Silva-Gabriel Jesus goals
..Hot Spur-W-Newcastle..Harry Kane scores 60′-90-‘
..Wolverhampton-Tie-Burnley..Chris Wood scores 96’ for Burnley

EPL…Thursday games
..Manchester United-vs-Crystal Palace
..Leicester-vs-Sheffield
..Everton-vs-Aston Villa
..Southampton-vs-Brighton

PGA….Memorial-Muirfield…1st round tees off-no fans…Tiger Woods…Brooks Koepka…Rory McIlroy.

Del Mar…cancels this weekend of racing after 15-jockeyes tested positive after opening weekend last Friday-Saturday-Sunday…Hope to resume July 24th

Horse Racing..Bob Baffert suspended 15-days by Arkansas Racing Commission…two horses test positive for pain killers.

NASCAR…Bristol All Star Race…Chase Elliott dominates winning final 3-stages pulls away from Kyle Busch to win 1M-bonus.

Indy Car….Iowa 250 on Friday night…Scott Dixon-Simon Pagenaud lead field.

Auto Racing…Tony Stewart-Ray Evernham propose restarting all star series to be known as ‘Superstar Racing Experience’….will have 6-short track races….using stars from each racing series….similar to the original IROC series.

NASCAR…Myrtle Beach Speedway…legendary short track in South Carolina on brink of closing down…has run races since 1958 but money losing proposition.

Katherine Legg…former Indy 500-drivers breaks leg and wrist in heavy crash while testing at LeMans in France.

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