Hacksaw’s Headlines–Thursday

Posted by on October 29th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

…………(Baseball)………..

Dodgers…World Series Champions remain isolated in Texas team hotel 24-hours after winning the title…..Because of Justin Turner issue after the game…Dodgers had ‘Nasal Swab’ tests after the game…then PCR-restests on Wednesday morning…awaiting results…Could be given clearance to return to Los Angeles by Thursday.

MLB…Informs the Union that they will likely discipline Justin Turner for violating protocols by leaving the clubhouse to go on the field to celebrate with teammates…Took part in team picture sitting next to Dave Roberts (cancer survivor)….hugged teammate Clayton Kershaw…hugged female Dodgers employees in the dugout…MLB upset Turner refused request from League and Union not to go on the field….Turner says he has no symptoms.

Dodgers…Say Turner was tested Tuesday morning…test inconclusive….re-tested in afternoon….Test came back positive during game…Dodgers alerted in 7th inning and removed Turner from game-isolating him till he left clubhouse in postgame ceremony.

Dodgers…Back Justin Turner for what happened after the game:
..President Andrew Friedman..He earned the right to celebrate.
..Manager Dave Roberts..He deserves his enjoyment.
..Mookie Betts…He is a big part of this team
..Clayton Kershaw…We are not heere without him.

Corey Seager…won MVP honors…World Series..(.400-2HR-5RBI-6W)…comes on heels of outstanding NLCS stats (.310-5HR)….Entire postseason (.328-8HR-20RBI-11W).

World Series-TV Ratings….Averaged (9.8M) viewers…all time low in TV history….Previous low was (12.7M) for 2012-Giants-Tigers series.

Tampa Bay…P-Blake Snell says he is ‘Disappointed and Upset’ he was pulled in the sixth inning by Manager Kevin Cash after 5-dominant innings-allowing 2-hits and 9-strikeouts…’Should have allowed me to finish what I started-I was rolling’….Manager Kevin Cash…’We have managed this way all year-that got us to the series-I would trust the bullpen again’…I did not want him to face Mookie Betts-Justin Turner-Corey Seager a third time in the lineup’….’He’s never gone 6-innings in his career in a start……Betts-Seager-Turner were (9-6) with 6-strikeouts.

San Diego…Longtime Padres IF-Tim Flannery remains hospitalized with staph infection problems.

MLB…147-veteran players become free agents…Top names:
P-Trevor Bauer-Reds
P-Corey Klueber-Texas
P-Cole Hamels-Braves
P-Robbie Ray-Arizona
OF-George Springer-Astros
OF-Marcel Ozuna-Braves
2B-DJ LeMahieu-Yankees
DH-Nelson Cruz-Twins
OF-Shin Soo Choo-Texas
SS-DD Gregarious-Phillies
1B-Daniel Murphy-Rockies

Padres Free Agents..P-Kirby Yates..P-Trevor Rosenthal..OF-Jurickson Profar..P-Garrett Richards…C-Jason Castro.

Dodgers Free Agents..3B-Justin Turner..OF-Joc Pederson..P-Padro Baez..P-Blake Trienan..P-Alex Wood

Angels..SS-Andrelton Simmons

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(Roster Moves)

Mets..Buyout 10M-C-Wilson Ramos..3B-Todd Frazier…C-Rob Chirinos
Arizona..Buyout P-Mike Leake..P-Hector Rondon..P-Junior Guerra
Texas..Buyout 18M-P-Corey Klueber
Seattle..Buyout 14M-SS-Dee Gordon
Washington..Buyout OF-Adam Eaton..P-Anubal Sanchez..1B-Eric Thames
Cardinals..Buuout 12M- 2B-Kolten Wong
Twins..Buyout P-Sergio Romo

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…………….(Football)………………..

Chargers…Coach Anthony Lynn-Vote of Confidence K-Michael Badgley-missed 3FGs…3-PAT this season.
Chargers..OT-Bryan Bulaga-returns to practice after 3W-back issues

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(Roster Moves)

Bengals-Seattle…Trade….Cincinnati deals DE-Carlos Dunlop (82 sacks) for OC-BJ Finney and 7th round pick.

Greeb Bay-Houston…Packers open trade talks with Texans about WR-will Fuller.

Arizona..Sign FA-DE-Josh Mauro-ex Jaguars
Bears..Sign FA-WR-Dwayen Harris-ex Cowboys
Cowboys..Sign FA-QB-Cooper Rush
Houston..Sign FA-RB-CJ Prosise-ex Seattle
Vikings..Sign FA-CB-Marcus Sayles-ex Bears
49ers…Sign FA-OT-Tony Bengstrom

Cowboys..Release NT-Dontari Poe..S-Daryl Worley..CB-Clinton Dix
Ravens..Release S-Marcus Gilchrist
Chiefs..Release QB-Jordan Ta’amu
Vikings..Release C-Brett Jones
49ers..Release-WR-Tavon Austin

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(Injuries)

Bills..DE-Jerry Hughes-out foot issue
Bears..WR-Alan Robinson put in concussion protocol
Houston…IR-OG- Max Scharping-covid test

Packers..Activate WR-Alan Lezard-from IR
Vikings..RB-Dalvin Cook-cleared to practice-groin issue
Eagles..TE-Dallas Godert-cleared to practice
49eers..RB-Tevin Coleman…TE-Jordan Reed-cleared to practice
Seattle..S-Jamal Adams..LB-Mychael Kendricks..DT-Damon Harrison-cleared

Tennessee…OL coach Mike Munchack-leaves team with Covid test.

Houston…Texans facility closed with 6-possible Covid tests.

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(Teams)

Clevelasnd…QB-Baker Mayfield-feuding with media says they are ‘insensitive’ for writing Browns are a better team without WR-Odell Bekham-gone for year with torn ligaments.

Super Bowl..NFL announces game in Tampa will have just 20%-capacity…approximately 21,000fans.

Jimmy Orr….longtime WR-with Colts-Steelers…1950s-60s…passes away (85Y)……had 400-receptions…66TDs….19YPC…played with Johnny Unitas.

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(Schedule)

Atlanta-vs-Carolina…Falcons (1-6)-vs-Panthers (3-4)

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(College Football)

Wisconsin…..Covid outbreak leads to cancellation of Saturday game at Nebraska…12-positive test of players and coaches test positive…in 5-day span…Badgres have lost 3-QBs.

LSU…Starting QB-Myles Breenan ruled out again…core injury.

Oregon….Eugene Register Guard reports 5-Ducks players had ‘false negative’ test this week.

William & Mary…Fires Athletic Director Samantha Hage-under fire .for eliminating 7-varsity sports on campus during budget cuts.

ESPN…Cancels Hawaii Bowl because of Pandemic…becomes 5th bowl to postpone this year…..Reports Idaho Bowl….New Mexico Bowl….LA Bowl could be next to closed down.

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……………(Basketball)………….

LA Clippers….Expressing interest in FA-G-Rajon Rondo-Lakers

Charlotte-Minnesota….Trade talks…Hornets would deal 3rd pick plus C-Bismak Biyombo to Timberwolves for #1 pick in November draft.

76ers…Hire Daryl Morey as Director of Operations..former GM-Rockeets
76ers..Coach Doc Rivers hires Sam Cassell-ex Clippers-as lead assistant…Dan Burke-ex Indiana Pacers.

Houston…Hire Stephen Silas-head coach…ex Mavericks assistant.

Utah….Jazz franchise and arena sold by owner Larry Miller to industrialist Ryan Smith for (1.66B)….Millere owned team for 35-years.

Toronto…Raptors G-Terrance Davis arrested in New York on domestic abuse incident.

West Coast Confeence proposes playing league schedule in a ‘Las Vegas ‘bubble’….Bring teams in for 8-games round robin….take a 2-week break….then return to play 8-games each team.

Mountain West Conference …confirms it is examinging a Las Vegas ‘bubble’ proposal if it has to cancel a large number of games.

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……………(Hockey)………………

American Hockey League….Board of Governors votes to delay start of the season till February 5th because of Covid Crisis….Source says AHL wants to play 60-game schedule…but different state protocols prevent teams from having fans at game….Border crossing laws…

NHL…Could further delay start of season till February 1st.

Ontario Hockey League…Announces delay start of their season till February 4th…will play only 40-game schedule

Ottawa…Sign FA-F-Alex Golchenyuk…ex-Penguins-Minnesota

Pittsburgh…Interview former Florida Panthers GM-Dale Tallon for front office job.

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……..(General)……………

NASCAR….Texas 500-Kyle Busch wins rain delayed race…posts 4-second win over teammate Martin Truex for Joe Gibbs Racing sweep.

Indy Car…Chip Ganassi Racing re-signs young European driver Marcus Ericsson to extension.

Boston Marathon…Announces 2021-race, scheduled for April…will be pushed back to late fall because of Virus-Crisis.

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