Hacksaw’s Headlines–Thursday

Posted by on July 23rd, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

……….(BASEBALL)………..

Padres-Angels…San Diego scores 5R in 3rd inning against Pat Sandoval and led (5-1) at Press Time…Manny Machado-Fernando Tatis-Tommy Pham RBI-singles to get the lead…P-Joey Luchessi dazzling first inning…strugged 30-pitch second inning.

Padres..Must turn in 30-man active roster by Friday-9am

Padres..Manager Jayce Tingler..100% we consider ourselves a contender

Padres-Diamondbacks…Arizona arrives for early workout at Petco Park before Friday opener.

Dodgers…Signing OF-Mookie Betts to (12Y-385M) contract extension package taking him off the free agent market….(.301) career BA..(.893) OPS..139HRs…126SB…4X-All Star…MVP.

Dodgers….Press Conference-Andrew Friedman-Mookie Betts:
Friedman:
..We bet on the ability of the player and the person
..Mookie impacts game everyway
..He sets a standard in the clubhouse
..We did this trade with more than just 2020 on our mind
..We did deal in 6-day timespan
..Both sides wanted this deal
..We are consumed winning championships

Betts:
..Looked for this day my entire life
..Got here and saw all this talent
..Dodgers going to be good for a long time
..The dollars-what you work for your entire life
..Getting here was eye opening=-how good everything was

Angels..May put 3B-Athony Rendon on Injured List retoractively to start the season…David Fletcher moved to 3B to start year.

Angels..Option OF-Jacob Rhame to taxi squad.

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(MLB)

Opening Day of season.
..Yankees-Washington Nationals..Gerritt Cole-vs-Stephen Strasburg…Yankees with a healthy Aaron Judge-Giancarlo Stanton-Gary Sanchez…Nationals looking to replace the departed Anthony Rendon and with Juan Soto-Victor Robles reporting late to camp with the virus issue.

..Dodgers-Giants…Clayton Kershaw starts for LA…debut of big money MVP candidate Mookie Betts…Giants begin life after P-Madison Bumgarner…San Francisco will be without 3B-Evan Longoria and 1B-Brandon Belt both on the DL…Giants likely doormat in NL West as Gabe Kaplar makes his managerial debut with new GM-Farhan Zaidi.

Toronto Blue Jays…Governor of Pennsylvania blocks Blues Jays move of home games to PNC-Park-Pittsburgh…too much danger of outbreak…Jays may look again at Camden Yards-Baltimore or Comerica Park-Detroit.

MLB-Union…Report Union has proposed reopening talks for expanded baseball playoffs from 10-teams to 16-teams as first proposed…No public response from Rob Manfred.

Washington..P-Sean Doolittle praises MLB for upgrades in Covid-testing and turn around time on results in last two weeks

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(Roster Moves)

Phillies..Release 2B-Josh Harrison.
Tigers..Release P-Hector Santiago
Mets..Sign ex Padres 2B-Brian Dozier..OF-Juan Lagares
Cardinals..Release P-Brett Cecil
Mets..Release-OF-Melky Cabrera..SS-Gord Beckham..

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(Injuries)

Mets..P-Marcus Strohman leaves workouts torn calf muscle
Royals..OF-Hunter Dozier tests positive for virus-isolated
Sox..DL-OF-Nomar Mazara-shows symptoms of virus
Orioles..Shutdown P-John Means-shoulder fatigue
Houston..OF-Jose Altuve-ailing with bruised leg.
Yankees..Put P-Masahiro Tanaka on Concussion DL list
Seattle..C-Tom Murphy-ailking ankle

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……………..(FOOTBALL)……………..

NCAA Oversight Committee…Writes Letter to NCAA Board of Governors asking them ‘to delay vote’ on shutting down season that was scheduled for Friday…wants more time to look at options…Asking for ‘Pause’ in season-not cancellation.

New Mexico…Governor asks New Mexico-New Mexico State to cancel football season because of virus outbreaks in the state.

SEC-ACC-Big 12…Discussing adopting an ‘8-and-1’ schedule…allowing schools to schedule 1-big money game out of conference.

West Virginia…Fire Def Coord-Vic Koenning after probe of use of racial language with players.

Toledo…Head coach Jason Candle leaves program after positive test for Virus..will miss start of Rockets camp.

Clemson..announces fall classes will be on line.

Michigan State…pauses conditiong workouts after staffers positive test

Air Force Academy…Star QB-Donald Hammond removed from team…’not in good standing with academy’…had (1900-APY-26TD) last year for Falcons

BYU…RB-Deontae Henry asks for release from transfer…wants to enroll at Utah State…had been at Utah.

San Diego State…loses top recruit from 2019..RB-Justin Dinka enters transfer portal…becomes 10th SDSU player to leave.

SDSU…4-Aztecs voted onto Mountain West Conference preseason all star team….DE-Cam Thomas..DT-Keshawn Banks…S-Tariq Thompson…CB-Darren Hall.

Aztecs..S-Tariq Thompson comments on camp:
..Tested twice in camp so far
..Being on-line student will be different-will miss interaction profs
..Coach Brady Hoke very inspirational
..Players know risk-cannot socialize-definitely hard

Aztecs..DE-Cam Thomas:
..Everything about this is weird-have to play the game
..School has done good job making us safe
..Temperature checked each day
..Brady Hoke no different as head coach than DL coach
..Replacing Rocky Long-Brady made it comfortable

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(NFL)

NFL-Union…Continue discussions about protocols to start training camp.
..80-man roster..10-on stand-by list
..No limits in recalls off Injured Reserve
..Opt Out Rules and pay stipend for players
..Reduction in padded practices to just 8-in final weeks of camp.
..How to spread out financial losses over salary cap next 5-years

NFL..mandates any fans at games must wear masks

Pittsburgh..Former Steelers Pro Bowl OG-Carlton Haselrig passes away-heart issues (54Y)..was NCAA wrestling champion who never played college football-won 6-NCAA titles..went to NFL for 7-years.

Cleveland…Title sponsor of stadium ‘1st Energy’…involved in 60M-bribery scan as part of Financial Bailout of company…Pays team 6M per year.

Falcons…Tell Atlanta season ticket holders pick 4-games they might like to attend…Want only 10,000-fans in stadium when season starts.

Jets…Owner Woody Johnson accused of using ‘racial-sexist slurs’ while he was Ambassador to United Kingdom….NFL says it is a State Department issue not a league issue.

Minnesota…closing in on contract extension Coach Mike Zimmer …(57-38-1) with Vikings

Tampa Bay…QB-Tom Brady…says there are more ‘questions than answers’ about NFL health care program.

Seattle..Veteran OL coach Paul Ruel-opting out-says he will retire.
CFL..Canadian Government rejecting request for financial help to re-launch season…”Government does not fund for-profit independent leagues”…CFL asked for 40M to help play players.

CFL..Chooses Winnipeg as ‘hub city’ if league can restart the season.

Harris Poll..Nationwide poll says (32%) say NFL should open camps…(24%) in favor of College Football…(29%) think NBA can finish season…(45%) on baseball finishing season.

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…………(BASKETBALL)………………

Clippers…G-Patrick Beverly leaves camp because of family crisis.

Clippers..Inglewood City Council approves Environmental Plan for building new Arena in that area.

Houston..G-Russell Westbrook passes intake test-begins practice with Rockets in the bubble.

New Orleans..Pelicans say C-Zion Williamson is tested daily and clean, while away from camp for family issue

Sacramento..C-Marvin Bagley gone for year-sprained foot

Suns..G-Ricky Rubio reports to camp-tests clean-practicing.

Houston..F-Luc Mbah Amoute reports to Orlando after passing tests.

Minnesota Timberwolves…Owner Glen Taylor puts team up for sale

U-Conn..former C-Stanley Robinson passes away (32Y) heart disease

UCSD..Confirms 3-players have transferred into Tritons program as it begins Division 1-play in Big West Conference.
..Matt Gray-transfer-Drake (6’8-F)
..Jake Killingsworth-transfer-Columbia (6’5-G)
..Tony Rocak-transfer-Regis (6’8-F)

Aztecs..coach Brian Dutcher expects SDSU players to report August 23rd for preseason conditioning on campus.

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……….(HOCKEY)…………

Jeremy Roenick…files lawsuit for unlawful termination…was taken off the air mid season for Twitter comment about 3-way sexual tryst.

Seattle…NHL expansion team to unveil nickname of team on Thursday morning.

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…………….(GENERAL)…………….

Jim Ryun…Legendary distance runner to be given ‘Medal of Freedom’ honor at White House on Friday…1st high school runner to break 4-minute mile barrier.

Dick Beurkle…passes away (58)…was marathon runner for 10-years…shifted to 1-mile indoors…broke record with (3:54-9) clocking in first meet.

English Premier League-Scoreboard
..Manchester United-Tie-West Ham..Mason Greenwood goal (51′)
..Liverpool-W-Chelsea…Liverpool scores 3-goals in 20-minutes..now (31-3-3) on season..Christian Pulisic scores again for Blue in loss.

PGA…3M-Open tees off in Minnesota
..Tiger Woods not playing
..Dustin Johnson coming off 80-80 rounds last week
..Brooks Koepka undergoes MRI on ailing knee

Formula 1..Shakeup in engineering and engine building department…drivers Charles Leclerc-Sebastian Vittle are 7th-10th in point standings.

NASCAR…Runs Kansas 400 on Thursday night

Indy 500…Says it will allow 25%-capacity for Testing-Qualifying and Race…fans will be temperature checked-must wear masks

 

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