Hacksaw’s Headlines–Thursday

Posted by on October 15th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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(Scoreboard)

Dodgers-W-Braves..(15-3)…..Dodgers set record with 11-run explosion in the first inning…Max Muncy crashes grand slam home run…Joc Pederson 3R-HR…Corey Seageer-Cody Bellinger-Edwin Rios solo HRs in early game outburst…Pederson went (4-6)…Seager had 3-hits…Braves lead (2-1) in series….Game 3-NLCS

Tampa Bay-Astros…Game 4-ALCS…Astros (4-2) lead in 7th inning at Press Time…..Zack Grienke throws gritty 6-innings despsite shoulder issues…George Springer 2R-HR…Jose Altuve solo HR…RBI-double for Houaton…Randy Arozarena 2R-HR for Rays…Tampa led series (3-0) going into the game..

Dodgers…Not sure if P-Clayton Kershaw can start game 4-after back flareup last Sunday….Did have daylong therapy on Wednesday after throwing on Tuesday….Kershaw has had back problems 4-times since 2014….Dustin May will be on standby to start if Kershaw has more problems.

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(MLB)

Padres…GM-AJ Preller-end of season press conference
..Dinelson Lamet-Mike Clevinger..neither needs elbow surgery-ready for spring
..Luis Patino-MacKenzie Gore..be ready to win job in spring
..Tommy Pham-lucky injury was not worse
..Will explore contract extension with Fernando Tatis….might seek (8Y-100M) deal similar to Ron Acuna of Braves-who signed after 1-big season.

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(MLB)

White Sox….Get permission from Angels to interview Tony LaRussa for managerial job….LaRussa has been a consultant for Halos for the last year.

Tigers..Interview Marcus Thames-Yankees hitting coach for Detroit vacant manager’s job.

Giants…1B-Brandon Belt-surgery bone spur on heel
Angels..C-Max Stassi-hip surgery-torn labrum..6-months-rehab

Tampa Bay…OF-Kevin Kiermaier-bruised wrist running into the wall.

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……………..(Football)……………….

Jets…Release RB-Le’Veon Bell….making (8.5M) per year…was averaging (3.2YPC) and did not fit offense coach Adam Gase was running….had been critical of Jets leadership for the last year….Sat out 2018 in contract dispute with Steelers…signed but was hurt much of 2019-Jets season…hurt again at start of Jets 2020 season.

Tennessee…LB-Kam Correa asks club to release him after being deactivated for Tuesday game with Bills.

Denver…RB-Melvin Gordon arrested Tuesday night…DUI-charge.

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(Injuries)

Atlanta..DT-Marlon Davidson-tests positive for Covid after playing game this weekend.

Browns..QB-Baker Mayfield-misses practice-rib injuries
Jets..QB-Sam Darnold ruled out 2nd week in a row-shoulder issues
Redskins..Activate OT-Brandon Scherff from IR list
Raiders..CB-Carl Nassib-broken toe

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(Roster Moves)

Bears..Workout FA-LB-Mantei Te’o-ex Chargers..
Patriots..Sign FA-DT-Carl Davis-ex Jacksonville

Tunch Ilkin-longtime Steeler OG-now broadcaster-diagnosed with ALS-Lou Gehrig Disease.

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(College Football)

Alabama…Coach Nick Saban tests positive for Covid Virus…leaves team for 14-days quarantine.

Florida…21-Gators players have tested positive for virus following last weekend game.

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…………….(Basketball)……………..

Lakers…..4-players have decisons to make on opting-out….Anthony Davis…Kantavious Caldwell-Pope…Rajon Rondo….JaVale McGee.

Clippers…Interviewing former Knicks-Rockets head coach Jeff Van Gundy for vacant head coaching job…..Have interviewed assistant coaches Tyronne Lue-Sam Cassell…and former Cavs-Lakers head coach Mike Brown.

Brooklyn Nets…Coach Steve Nash offers assistant coaching job to legendary Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzke….he decided against it.
Brooklyn Nets…Approach veteran coach Mike D’Antoni about become Associate Head Coach to Steve Nash.

Sacramento….Hire Wes Wilcox-ex Atlanta…as Assistant GM….Phil Jabour-ex 76ers..as Player Personnel Director…Paul Johnson-ex Oklahoma City as Director of Basketball Ops.

San Diego State…Begin formal preseason practices…Aztecs return veteran frontline led by Nathan Mensah-Matt Mitchell…will rebuild backcourt with Cal State-Northridge G-Terrell Gomez moving in as a starter.

USD..Open preseason workouts facing massive rebuild job after (9-23) season….4-transfers join the program including Duquesne G-Frankie Hughes and Texas AM power F-Josh Parrish.

SDSU…Hosting 2022-NCAA opening round regional games…also awarded opening round weekend games for 2026-tourney.

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………………(Hockey)…………….

Gulls…..Land F-Maxim Golod-LW-Erie Otters-OHL….undrafted…signed by Anaheim Ducks…scored 54G in 3-year in junior hockey.

Vancouver-Boston…open contract talks with FA-LW-Mike Hoffman-Florida Panthers..scored 29-goals last year.

Toronto..Sign FA-G-Aaron Dell-ex San Jose Sharks.

Montreal…Sign F-Brendan Gallagher to (6Y-38M) extension

Boston..Confirm that David Pastrnak…Brad Marchand-will miss start of season recovering from surgery…Pastrnak-hip….Marchand-hernia surgeries.

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League…Shuts down league play again-thru October 28th…8-teams now have outbreaks of Covid.

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…………..(General)…………..

English Premier League….Owners reject plan by Liverpool-Manchester United to breakup 20-team EPL and form 4-lower divisions….Had proposed 50M in loans and grants to help troubled teams in League 1-2 lower divisions…Report at least 6-lower teams may file for bankruptcy in the next week…Liverpool-Manchester United proposed forming a 10-team Super League and dropping other teams to a lower tier division.

Juventus…italian team confirms Team USA player Weston McKinnie has tested positive for Covid virus.

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