Hacksaw’s Headlines–Thursday

Posted by on November 12th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

….(Football)…

Chargers…DE-Joey Bosa still not cleared from concussion protocol…Went thru only individual drills with trainers on Wednesday…RB-Justin Jackson ruled out this week-bruised knee

Chargers..Coach Anthony Lynn says he is committed to play young players..’Go thru the growing pains-get better quickly’…’Tough to keep losing-guys put so much into it’….’Time for our team to make a statement over the last 8-games’….RB-Kalen Ballage-‘Like his size-speed-takes to coaching-unique skill set’…QB-Tua Tagovailoa…’Intangibles off the charts..Quite competitor-leader’

Chargers..Coach Anthony Lynn on NFL changes to Rooney Rule by offering bonus draft picks when minorities are hired…’NFL league office and owners are doing the right thing’….’Thought process is correct by allowing more minority interviews’.

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(Schedule)

Colts-at-Titans…Thursday night matchup…Tennessee (6-2)…Colts (5-3)

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(NFL)

NY Jets…Players say no problems with team having cameras hidden in locker-rooms.

Pittsburgh…WR-Antonio Brown…Former trainer files new 12-page lawsuit asking financial damages saying Brown masturbated on her and then raped her in two separate incidents in 2017-2018….Civil lawsuit will go to trial in 2021.

Tennessee…Former college star WR-Titus Davis dies of kidney cancer (27Y)…played for Bills-Jets…former star Central Michigan…brother of Titans WR-Corey Davis.

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(Injuries)

Giants..Activate OG-Will Hernandez from Covid list
Vikings..Activate LB-Todd Davis from Covid list
Vikings..Put CB-Holton Hill on Covid IR-list

Houston..Activate LB-Whitney Mercilus from Covid list
Houston..RB-David Johnson placed in concussion protocol
Browns..Activate QB-Baker Mayfield from Covid list
Browns..IR-WR-Ryan Switzer-leg injury

Bengals..Place 4-DBs in isolation after exposure to Covid
Bengals..RB-Joe Mixon still out of practice-foot injury
Ravens..Activate CB-Marlon Humphrey from Covid list

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(Roster Moves)

Arizona..Sign FA-CB-Johnathon Joseph-ex Tennessee
Ravens..Sign FA-CB-Tramon Williams-ex Packers
Patriots..Sign FA-TE-Jordan Thomas-ex Arizona
Patriots..Sign FA-TE-Dylan Cantwell-ex Texas Tech (158-R)
Giants..Release CB-Corey Ballantine

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(College Football)

SEC…Cancels Georgia-Missouri game-Covid outbreak Mizzou
SEC…Has now cancelled 4-games for this weekend
Big 10..Cancels Ohio State-Maryland game-outbreak Terps team

LSU..QB-Miles Brennan to miss rest of year..possible surgery-hip-shoulder injuries

College Football Playoff…Evaluating proposal to create a ‘Bubble’ for its playoffs..would mean locking down players-teams-staffs for 24-days.

Syracuse..S-Andre Cisco leaves school to prepare for NFL draft…had 12-interceptions in two years..Missing this year with injuries.

Penn State…RB-Journey Brown-retires-heart disorder

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…………(Baseball)………..

Cy Young Award
..National League…Trevor Bauer-Reds (5-4) 122-strikeouts…27-votes
..American League..Shane Beiber-Indians.. (8-1) 1.63-ERA..30-votes

Angels…GM opening could be filled by weekend….Cubs exec Jason McLeod…Diamondbacks assistant Jared Porter are lead candidates.

Mets..P-Marcus Stroman accepts (18.9M) qualifying offer

Atlanta..Re-sign FA-P-Josh Tomlin

Justin Bour..Former Miami Marlins 1B-leaves Hanshin Tigers after 1-year in Japan….(.243-17HRs)

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………..(Basketball)……………

Aztecs…Get verbal commitment¬†from 6’9-F-Demarshay Johnson-Selesian Prep-Oakland.

Aztecs…Preseason pick to win Mountain West Conference title…1-SDSU…2-Boise State…3-Utah State

Oklahoma City Thunder…Elevate assistant coach Mark Daigneault to head job…had been assitant to Billy Donovan for last 10-years at Flrodia and with Thunder.

Atlanta..Hire Nate McMillan as assistant coach-ex Indiana Pacers head coach.

NY Knicks…shutdown facility and team offices in Westchester County after 3-employees test positive for Covid.

Oklahoma City-Minnesota…Open trade talks for #1-pick…Thunder offer G-Chris Paul and #1-#1 picks in deal…Thunder want to draft G-LaMelo Ball.

New Orleans-Atlanta…Trade talks..Pelicans would send G-Jrue Holiday (19P-8A-4R) to Hawks for 6th pick in opening round.

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……….(Hockey)………….

NHL…Owners to hold conference call on Thursday to get update from Gary Bettman on possible NHL start on January 1st….possible 60G-schedule…Realignment of divisions….Develop ‘Bubble Schedule’ to cut down on travel-Teams play in pods-isolated for 12–days-play 6-games.

Florida Panthers…Sign FA-G-Scott Darling-ex Carolina..played in Austria last season.

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…………(General)…………..

Masters….1st round at Augusta….Tee off on 1st and 10th tees…start early at 7am…limited daylight….Dustin Johnson heads star studded field.
(7:55)..Tiger Woods
(11:27)..Phil Mickelson
(12:00)..Dustin Johnson..Rory McIlroy

Soccer…Team USA-at-Wales…Friendly…..Christian Pulisic..Wes McKinnie..Tyler Adams will all play for USA in game in Swansea City, Wales.

Indy Car…Legendary driving star Jimmie Johnson begins two days testing at Leguna Seca road course in California.

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