Hacksaw’s Headlines-Thursday

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Padres-Dodgers….LA led (3-0) in 8th inning at press time…Edwin Rios RBI single…Cody Bellinger RBI-double…Dodgers starter Tony Gonsolin (4.2inn-0R-8K).. Diego (11-7)…Dodges (11-7) when evening started.

Padres-LA..Final game of series..Chris Paddack (2-1)-vs-Julio Urias (1-0)

Padres..1st baseman Eric Hosmer confirms still undergoing 2-3 additional tests-no firm finding on what caused digestive issues…Lost nearly 15-pounds in 3-week span.

Padres..Yonder Alonso reports to USD workouts…career (.259) with 100-HRs.

Dodgers…SS-Corey Seager ‘making slow progress back’ from back strain..not ready to do full baseball workouts.


Angels-L-A’s (8-4)…Matt Olson-Rob Grossman-Steve Piscotty HRs…Matt Chapman RBI double……Halos (7-12)..Athletics (13-6).

Angels..Off on Thursday.



Rockies-L-Arizona..D-Backs erupt for 13R…8-runs in 7th..Colorado (12-6)

Tigers-L-White Sox..Eloy Jiminez-Tim Anderson HRs for Sox

Cubs-W-Indians..Chicago (12-3) best start to season since 1970..Anthony Rizzo-Kris Bryant HRs

Miami-W-Toronto..Marlins win (14-11) slugfest…16-pitchers 25-runs..32-hits..10-walks in wild game in Buffalo’s minor league park..Jays hit 7-homers in loss.

Reds-L-Royals…Sal Perez double-HR-3RBI game

Yankees-W-Braves..DJ LeMahieu (4-5)..Gary Sanchez HR.. Atlanta (11-9)..NY (12-6)

Orioles-W-Phillies..Rio Ruiz-Chance Sisco HRs for Birds..Phils (5-8)

Astros-W-Giants..Martin Maldonado 3R-HR..Giants (8-12)

Twins-W-Brewers..Byron Buxton 2-solo HRs..Eric Lauer ripped (12.87-ERA)…Minnesota (12-7)

Mets-W-Nationals…Brandon Nimmo-Pete Alonso-Dom Smith HRs.

Tampa Bay-W-Boston..Rays hit 4HRs..Blake Snell (5inn-0R)..Boston (6-12)

Mariners-Rangers..Mariners led (4-2) at Press Time..Dave Voglebach 2R-HR..



Yankees..OF-Aaron Judge out with hip stiffness
Boston..OF-Andrew Benetendi-hip issues0
Tigers..1B-CJ Cron needs knee surgery-strained ligament
Atlanta..MRI-OF-Ron Acuna wrist
Reds..DL-P-Pedro Strop-groin


(Roster Moves)

Mets..Activate P-Brad Brach..P-Walker Lockett from DL
Brewers..Activate OF-Ryan Braun from DL
Phillies..Option P-Nick Pavetta to taxi squad
Twins..Option C-Will Astudilla to taxi sqauad
Indians..Callup P-Logan Allen
Red Sox..Callup P-Robert Stock
Giants..Callup P-Trevor Cahill
Royals..Callup #1-draft pick P-=Asa Lacey



MLB…Confirms test results…just 1-and-half percent all tests given have been positive.

Houston..Manager Dusty Baker upset at 20G-suspension of coach Alex Citron for brawl with A’s…20-game suspension…’threw book at us’

Dodgers..P-Joe Kelly 8-game suspension for beanballs reduced to 5-games.

Fox Desportes..Spanish network hires Adrian Gonzalez to do analysts work on TV broadcasts.



Chargers…Coach Anthony Lynn confirms he tested positive for Covid virus in March.

Chargers..1st workout walkthru in Helmets as NFL moves to Phase 2-of training camp.

Raiders..Go thru 1st workout in helmets and shells in indoor facilities in Las Vegas.



So Fi Stadium…report 75-workers tested positive for virus..including 15-this week.

Dallas..Cowboys take over Omni Hotel and turn it into ‘Team Bubble’ to protect players.

St Louis…Judge allows City to take 42-depositions of NFL officials…including Roger Goodell..Stan Kroenke..Jerry Jones..Robert Kraft..Eric Grubman…City suing NFL for 1.2B in damages charging NFL violated its own bylaws on Franchise shifts by refusing to negotiate with city after financing plan put together to keep Rams in St Louis in 2016.

NFL..Negotiating with ESPN-ABC to move some games to Saturday broadcast windows if college football completely shutdown.

NFL-Union…announce daily testing of all players-staff will continue thru 9/5…Weekly testing was supposed to start on Friday.

NFL…Says it will expand testing…any player with positive test must also have cardiac screening for heart inflammation.

NFL..Says testing over 3-weeks of camp…Less than 1% positive tests…given (109,000) tests in camp…Positive rate (0.46)%

Washington..Owner Dan Snyder says no fans will be allowed at Fed-Ex Stadium this year.

Indianapolis..NFL mourns passing of legendary Off Line coach Howard Mudd…died two weeks after bad injuries in motorcycle accident in Seattle…Worked in NFL for 47-years

Dallas..Owner Jerry Jones says his team will ‘toe the line’ and honor the American Flag and America’s issues with ‘grace’ this season.

New Orleans…Saints say no fans will be allowed in home opener vs Patriots-Tom Brady.

Dallas…Jerry Jones says he expects to host fans at home games this year.

Buffalo..Give coach Sean McDermott contract extension thru 2023…is (25-23) as head coach.

Raiders..Owner Mark Davis gives vote of confidence to relationship between Coach Jon Gruden-QB Derek Carr..despite (11-21) record last two years.

Denver…Coach Vic Fangio says RBs Melvin Gordon-Philip Lindsay will play well together

Colts..Activate WR-TY Hilton from PUP list

Bengals..WR-John Ross leaves camp…Wife-Child test positive for virus in Los Angeles.

Deion Sanders…Left NFL Network-refused to take a paycut…will go to Barstool Sports.


(Roster Moves)

Cowboys..Surprise signing FA-DE-Everson Griffen-ex Vikings
Jaguars..Sign FA-DT-Tim Jernigan-ex Eagles-Ravens
Raiders..Sign FA-DT-Datone Jones-ex Packers
Bears..Sign FA-Marquis Christian-ex Jets
Packers..Sign FA-WR-Malik Turner-ex Seattle
Jaguars..Sign FA-LB-Josh Mauro-ex Raiders
Giants..Sign FA-WR-Cody White-ex Michigan State star

49ers..workout FA-WR-Tavon Austin-ex Rams
Browns..Workout FA-OG-Ron Leary-ex Cowboys-Broncos
Arizona..Workout undrafted FA-QB-Kelly Bryant-Missouri
Titans..Release LB-Reggie Gilbert


(College Football)

Big 10…Bans Nebraska from attempting to play an independent schedule this fall or aligning with another conference on 1-year deal.

Pac 12…conference officials say lack of ‘turnaround testing for players’ was lead reason league decided it could not play football…also the fact state rules were so different as to how to open universities.

Pac 12…Chairman of CEO Group says no schools will be allowed to play an ‘independent’ schedule since regular season cancelled.

Big 12…Doctors tell AD’s..’don’t let the cardiac events decide your season for you;

Urban Meyer…says Big 10 making terrible mistake trying to play a spring season and then play in fall…cannot play 2-seasons in 10-month span.

Pac 12…Players unity group condemns league for cancelling season without player input…”haphazard virus testing program…says league failed its athletes….says conference wanted to stifle ability of players to organize so they could protect the institution of exploiting athletes”

Bill Yeoman…legendary head coach at U-Houston..passes away (92Y)….first to run the ‘Veer offense’ in the country.

Southern Conference…to announce Friday whether it plays 1AA schedule.

Southland Conference cancels its 1AA season.

Conference USA-Sunbelt Conference say they will play this year.



Lakers-Sacramento…Friday game…LA (52-18)…final game in bubble before playoffs begin.

Clippers..C-Montrzl Harrell to rejoin team..been out 3W-with family death.

NBA Union…Chief Michelle Roberts says NBA is looking at using a 2-bubble city format to start season in December if virus is not under control.

NBA…Says it will allow families of four to join players in team hotels when playoffs begin…may also allow some family members to travel on team charters.

Indiana…Pacers give coach Nate McMillan contract extension…(43-28) season this year.

San Antonio..Coach Greg Popovich confirms he has sat veterans during seeding games to give young players chance to gain experience for next year…Spurs chances of making playoffs were longshot.

Houston..G-Russell Westbrook-MRI-strained quad

Portland..G-CJ McCollom has stress fracture of back



Clippers-W-Denver (124-111)…Kawhi Leonard-Paul George-Lou Williams combine (79P) in LA win..

Miami-L-Oklahoma City..Thunder wipe out 22P deficit..score 34P in fourth quarter

Toronto-W-76ers..Kyle Lowrey (19P) in Raptors win

Pacers-W-Rockets..Indiana overcomes 45P-from James Harden



(Playoff Scoreboard)

Boston-W-Carolina..Patrice Bergeron scores on rebound in 2nd overtime for Bruins win…Boston outshot Hurricane (40-28).

Islanders-W-Capitals..Isles score 4-goals in row to rally to win..3-goals in 12 minutes in 3rd period

Coyotes-L-Avalanche..Avs score 2G in (:10)..outshot Arizona (40-14)

Flyers-L-Canadiens..G-Carter Hall 27-saves

Canucks-Blues..Tied (1-1) in 2nd period at press time.



Tampa-Columbus…Have teams recovered after 5-OT game-Wed.
Las Vegas-Chicago..Knights go for 2nd win in a row in series
Boston-Carolina..Back to Back games
Calgary-Dallas..Flames lead (1-0) in series


(NHL Notes)

Florida..Gets permission to interview Scott Mellanby-for vacant GM job…currently Asst GM-Montreal.

Winnipeg..C-Bryan Little cleared to full practice in offseason..suffered brain injury when hit in head by shot early in season.

Edmonton..Lose F-Tyler Ennis-fractured leg in playoffs.

Toronto..President Brendan Shanahan gives vote of confidence to GM-Kyle Dubas and coach Sheldon Keefe…plus start players John Taveres..Mitch Marner..Auston Matthews..William Nylander..despite ouster in playoffs…Leafs have not gotten out of opening round in last four years.

Penguins..Fire all 3-assistants on Mike Sullivan staff…Mark Recchi..Sergei Gonchar..Jacques Martin.

Edmonton…GM-Ken Holland upset at team chemistry….’lack of playoff push’ by people on roster.



Masters-Augusta…Announces no fans will be allowed at tourney in November.

PGA…Wyndham Tourney-Greensboro…Brooks Koepka leads field..final tourney before Fed Ex Championships start.

MLS…Portland Timber-W-Orlando City to claim ‘Back to Play Tourney’
MLS…Resumes schedule on Friday..each team plays 18-games to complete season.

English Premier League..Manchester United opens negotiations to sign F-Paul Pogba to contract extension.

Indianapolis…Speedway opens for practice over 3-days..leading to qualifying Saturday-Sunday for Indy 500 next weekend.


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