Hacksaw’s Headlines–Thursday

Posted by on July 30th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

………….(BASEBALL)…………..

Padres-W-Giants…Trent Grisham 3R-HR…Manny Machado 2R-HR…Padres led (6-2) at press time in 4th inning…Survived shaky outing by Chris Paddack..threw 38-pitches in first two innings….Padres trying to get to (5-1)

Padres..1st baseman Eric Hosmer out of lineup for 3rd time in a week with stomach indigestion.

San Diego-San Francisco..Thursday matchup..Dinelson Lamet-vs-TBA

San Diego..Padres head to Colorado to face Rockies on Friday.

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Dodgers-Astros..Were tied (2-2) in 12th inning at press time..Corey Seager HR..Mookie Betts RBI double for LA….Dodgers starter Dustin May only went 3-innings…Dodgers used 9-pitchers in game heading to 12th inning…

LA-Arizona..Ross Stripling-vs-Robbie Ray in opening game of long weekend series in Phoenix.

Dodgers..MLB Suspends Dodgers P-Joe Kelly suspended 8-games without pay for throwing at Astros hitters…..Manager Dave Roberts suspended 1-game for not controlling his team…Astros manager Dusty Baker fined for using F-bomb on TV interview..Roberts called the incident ” 7-months of tension relieved”  since Astros discipline for Sign Stealing incidents in 2017 season and World Series.

Dodgers..Clayton Kershaw to throw bullpen..will be ready to start in Arizona series.

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Angels-Seattle…Angels led (3-1) at press time…Shohei Ohtani 3R-HR for Halos

Halos-Mariners..Final game of series-Thursday..Dylan Bundy-vs-Marco Gonzales.

Angels..Activate 3B-Anthony Rendon from DL list-had oblique issue.
Angels..Callup P-Daniel Bard from taxi squad..option P-Pat Sa1ndoval

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(Scoreboard)

Rockies-W-A’s..Charley Blackmon RBI-double..Colrado (4-1)
Arizona-L-Texas..Joey Gallo 2R-HR..triggers 5R-rally
Washington-W-Toronto..Asdrubal Cabrera 3R-triple
Indians-L-White Sox..Luis Robert 2R-single for Sox
Cubs-L-Reds..Nick Castellanos Grand Slam HR..Mike Moustakas HR
Brewers-W-Pirates..Ben Gamel 2R-HR
Rays-L-Braves..Freedie Freeman 2R-HR..RBI single
Royals-L-Tigers..JaCoby Jones HR for Detroit
Mets-L-Red Sox..Christain Vasquez HR-2R single for Boston..Sox now (2-4)
Yankees-W-Orioles..Aaron Hicks-Aaron Judge-DJ LeMahieu HRs..NY (3-1)
Twins-W-Cardinals..Eddie Rosario HR..Twins now (4-1)

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(MLB)

Miami…16th player tests positive for virus while quarantined in hotel in Philadelphia…Report at least 5-Marlins pitchers are among those ill.

Phillies…Cleared to return to play…no players tested positive in last three days…Phillies will play doubleheader against Toronto on Saturday.

Astros…Manager Dusty Baker calls relief pitcher Joe Kelly ‘dirty’ for throwing at Houston batters…P-Lance McCullers called Kelly ‘unprofessional’ for throwing then back pedalling to dugout as benches emptied.

Union…Talks to MLB about more rule changes in wake of further positive tests…Making doubleheaders 7-inning games…Keeping 30-man roster for full season.

Atlanta..OF-Nick Markakis asks MLB to allow him to return to team from ‘opt-out’ list

John McNamara…19Y-veteran manager passes away (88Y)..Managed A’s..Padres..Reds..Red Sox..over 19-year span.

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(Injuries)

Texas..Put P-Corey Kluber on 45-day DL-torn shoulder muscle
Indians..DL-C-Rob Perez-shoulder
Washington..OF-Juan Soto cleared return from virus
Atlanta..Activate C-Ty Flowers-Travis D’Arnaud from DL for virus
Reds..Activate 3B-Mike Moustakas..OF-Nick Senzel from list.
Mets..DL-OF-Jake Marisnik-hamstring
Giants..Activate 3B-Evan Longoria..1B-Brandon Belt from DL
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(Roster)

Baltimore-Houston..Trade..Orioles deal P-Hector Velasquez to Astros
Miami..Sign FA-2B-Logan Forsythe-ex Tampa Bay-Phillies
Red Sox..DFA-C-Jon Lucroy
Red Sox..Sign FA-P-Chris Mazza-ex Mets
Tigers..P-Alex Wilson..retires

Jose Reyes…Longtime Mets-Toronto-Rockies SS-retires after 16Y career

Wichita…Owner of Marlins AAA-farmclub passes away from covid virus…had been in minor league baseball 35-years.

USC…Legendary college baseball coach Mike Gillespie passes away (81)…went to College World Series 4X…won 1-title…(763) wins in career

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……………..(FOOTBALL)……………..

Chargers…All 80-players report to camp…No players opt out yet.

Chargers..Coach Anthony Lynn says NFL has become ‘everyday chaos’ dealing with pandemic…Says players will need ultimate self control to get thru the season…Says Tyrod Taylor is perfect mentor for rookie QB-Justin Herbert…Challenge will be adding new things to different offense in 4-weeks….Replacing 3-OL.

Chargers…Facing challenge of re-signing upcoming free agents..WR-Keenan Allen..C-Mike Pouncey..LB-Melvin Ingram…TE-Hunter Henry after signing DE-Joey Bosa to (5Y-135M) extension.

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(Teams)

49ers..Give GM-John Lynch a 5Y-contract extension
49ers..Open contract talks TE-George Kittle-due just 2.1M this year

Bears..declare open QB-competition for starters job between Nick Foles-Mitch Trubisky.

Ravens…QB-Lamar Jackson says team should sign FA-WR-Antonio Brown

Jets..coach Adam Gase defends trade of S-Jamal Adams….’Deal could not turn down…Want players who want to be here’

Raiders…name former QB-Randall Cunningham-team chaplain

CFL..Meets with Government…asking federal financial help and provincial help to raise 40M to pay players this season.

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(Roster Moves)

Chiefs..Sign FA-OG-Kineche Osemele-ex Raiders
Chiefs..Sign FA-S-Tedric Thompson-ex Seattle
Cincinnati..Release DT-Ryan Glasgow
Ravens..Sign FA-OG-Parker Ehringer-ex Chiefs
Houston..Sign FA-DE-Albert Huggins-ex Lions

Packers..Visit with FA-CB-Tramon Williams about deal
Giants..OT-Nate Solder ‘opts-out’…son has cancer
Chiefs..RB-Damien Williams-opts out..2nd KC starter to exit.

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(Injuries)

Eagles..OG-Lane Johnson-fails covid test
Lions..WR-Ken Golloday..TE-TJ Hockenson test positive-virus

Steelers..DE-Cam Heyward says ‘will play’ despite asthma issue
Steelers..RB-James Connor-will play-recovered from cancer
Steelers..CB-Justin Layne put on Covid List

Titans..LB-Victor Beasley fails to show for 2nd straight covid test
Titans..WR-Corey Davis placed on covid list

Miami..Put LB-Calvin Munson on NFI list-ex Aztec
Jaguars..OT-Ryan Pope tests positive for virus-ex Aztec.

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(College Football)

ACC…AD’s meet decide to play 10-game league schedule and allow 1-non conference game….Notre Dame will play 10-ACC opponents and compete for league title on 1-year basis-Irish will also share their NBC-TV revenue with ACC league office.

Oklahoma..Coach Lincoln Riley gets 2Y-extension
Rutgers..Medical doctors say covid outbreak came from indoor workouts of players.

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…………(BASKETBALL)…………..

NBA…Union chief Michelle Roberts says NBA is evaluating opening the season next December with 2-bubbles of teams if the virus crisis is not under control…season supposed to start December 1st.

NBA…Shuts down Basketball Academies in China over abuse incidents by coaches directed at Chinese teenage players enrolled…also charge that Chinese coaches have failed to allow students to continue education work while in academies….At least 5-academies shuttered….ESPN reports American coaches were harassed and spied on by Chinese police and detained without cause multiple time….The Academy program is worth 5B to NBA.

NBA..Announces 344-players tested…..0-positive tests the last two weeks of July…inside the bubble.

NBA schedule….Season restarts on Thursday:
..Lakers-vs-Clippers….Lakers (49-14)…Clippers (44-20)…Clippers struggling with players reporting late because of positive tests outside the bubble…and the suspension of Lou Williams…and loss of C-Montrzl Harrell who left with family issue.

..Utah-vs-New Orleans…Pelicans do not know if C-Zion Williamson will be ready to play…has had just 1-practice since returning to bubble.

Houston..G-Eric Gordon-sprained ankle-out 2-weeks
Denver..G-PJ Dozier cleared to return to team in bubble
Suns..Report 30-employees laid off by owner Robert Sarver
Suns..Selling NBA G-League team to Detroit Pistons-will operate without farm team.

Minnesota..Report the Straus Group is negotiating to buy team from owner Glen Taylor.

Lou Henson..Longtime head coach Illinois-New Mexico State passes away (88Y)…won 712-games with Illini-Aggies.

Big West Conference…Cancels all fall sports..but will allow basketball teams to begin preseason workouts in October.

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…………….(HOCKEY)………………

NHL…Investigating possible New Jersey Devils tampering with Arizona Coyotes GM-John Chayka…who quit this week as team was heading to NHL playoffs.

NHL….24-team Playoff begins on Saturday in Edmonton-Toronto.

Vancouver…Sends #1 draft pick Vasily Podkozin-F to play for KHL-St Petersburg in Russia.

Toronto…F-Egor Korshov signs to play for KHL-Lokomotiv in Russia

Winnipeg..Assigns F-Arvid Holm to Farjestad-Sweden team.

Mike Babcock…Longtime NHL coach Wings-Ducks-Leafs..hired as consultant to University of Vermont hockey program.

CCHA…Announces expansion…St Thomas University-Minnesota will join league-moving from Division III to Division 1.

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…………………(GENERAL)……………….

PGA…World Golf Championships begin..St Jude Classic-Memphis…Tiger Woods will not play….Brooks Koepka-rejects knee surgery-will play….as will Dustin Johnson-battling back issues.

US Open…Announces no fans will be allowed at Winged Foot in NY for September 14th tourney.

NASCAR…Driver Jimmie Johnson says testing Indy cars for Chip Ganassi Racing …’lit the fuse’…wants to run Indy cars next year.

Soccer…Lazio-Italy makes big financial bid for free agent David Silva-Manchester City.

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