Hacksaw’s Headlines–Thursday

Posted by on December 3rd, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

………….(Baseball)………….

Padres…Surprise move-tender OF-Tommy Pham (1Y-8M) contract despited 3-surgeries last year…a (.211) season…and getting stabbed at strip club in October…Pham will sign deal equal to last year’s salary and avoid arbitration.

Padres…Do not tender contract to super utilityman Greg Garcia…hit only (.200) last year after (.246) year prior…but was top pinch hitter in NL last season (.429) on base percentage.

Padres..Re-sign P-Matt Stram to (1Y-2M) deal.

Dodgers…Sign P-Scott Alexander to 1-year deal..had (2.11-ERA) last year.

Dodgers…Acquire P-Corey Knebel from Milwuakee in a cash deal….has a (3.20-ERA) in 5-years…recovered from elbow surgery in 2019…has 57-career saves.

Angels-Orioles…Trade…Halos acquire SS-Jose Iglesias …send two lower minor league pitchers to Baltimore…Iglesias replaces Andrelton Simmons in lineup…Inherit 2.3M salary.

Angels..Do not tender contracts to P-Hansel Robles..Matt Andrasie..Kenyan Middleton..

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(Roster Move)

Atlanta..Non Tender OF-Adam Duvall
White Sox..Non Tender OF-Nomar Mazara..P-Carlos Rondon
Reds..Non Tender OF-Brian Goodwin..P-Archie Bradley
Rockies..Non Tender OF-David Dahl..C-Tony Wolters
Indians..Non Tender OF-Taylor Naquin
Royals..Non Tender 3B-Mikhail Franco
Cubs..Non Tender OF-Kyle Schwarber

Cubs..Tender contracts to 3B-Kris Bryant..SS-Javy Baez..could still trade them
Yankees..Tender contract C-Gary Sanchez

Twins..Release OF-Eddie Rosario..(.257-13HR)
Cubs..Sign FA-P-Robert Stock-ex Red Sox-Padres

Washington..Re-sign P-Joe Ross
Royals..Re-sign OF-Franchy Cordero
A’s..Re-sign OF-Chad Pinder
Rockies..Re-sign P-Jairo Diaz
Giants..Re-sign OF-Alex Dickerson
A’s..Re-sign 1B-Matt Olson
Miami..Re-sign 1B-Jesus Aguilar
Braves..Re-sign 3b-Jon Camargo
Brewers..Re-sign SS-Orlando Arcia
Royals..Re-sign 2B-Hunter Dozier

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…………(Football)………….

Chargers…Coach Anthony Lynn tells team “Our playoff hunt is over”

Charges..QB-Tyrod Taylor says he will not take legal action against team doctor who punctured his lung giving pain killing injection second week of season.

Chargers…Lose DE-Melvin Ingram for rest of season…Cannot be placed on IR list a 2nd time and be recalled…Is a free agent at end of year…Finishes season with 0-QB sacks.

Chargers…9-starters miss or limited in practice on Wednesday.

Chargers..Confirm moving 3rd QB-Easton Stick into quarantine workouts to protect him in case other 2-QBs get ill.

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(Scoreboard)

Steelers-W-Ravens (19-14)…Steelers go to (11-0)..Steelers defense 3-sacks..2-takeaways…Hold Ravens (3-13) on 3rd downs…Ben Roethlisberger (266P-TD)…Joe Haden 14Y-TD interceptions…Baltimore had 1-first down passing in game using Robert Griffin-Trace McSorley..Ravens have lost 4-of-5 games.

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(NFL)

Commissioner Roger Goodell..Says NFL is following health and science in determining whether games should be cancelled-rescheduled.
..Baltimore Ravens had ‘outbreak in lockeroom’-why game delayed
..Denver had ‘QB room infected-but not lockeroom’
..NFL will not invoke a ‘hotel bubble’ for teams for rest of season
..NFL will not consider a ‘playoff bubble’ for all teams in 1-city.
..’Crystal Clear-Partnership Players-Union critical to control virus’

NFL…Covid numbers exploding last 4-weeks..Positive tests gone from 52-56-72-156 in last month.

Broncos…Fine 4-QBs between 10-13,000 each for violations of Covid protocols.

Denver..Bowlen Family says it may put team up for sale because of lawsuits within family trust-who should operate the team.

Browns…Want to reopen facility with split schedule…Offense-morning..Defense afternoons….Facility shutdown for 3rd time after 2-staffers tested positive

NFL…TV ratings for Thanksgiving Day game-Cowboys-Washington..a season high 30.3-million viewers.

Lions…New coaching staff says it will change its bottom ranked defense…’can’t fix defense in 3-days’

Jaguars..Staying with QB-Mike Glennon as starter eventhough Gardner Minshew is healthy.

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(Roster Moves)

Washington…Sign FA-QB-Taylor Heinicke-ex Carolina
Giants..Sign FA-QB-Alex Tanney-ex Cowboys backup
Giants..Workout FA-QB-Joe Webb-ex Packers-Vikings
Vikings..Release LS-Austin Cutting..LB-Hardy Nickerson
Atlanta..Sign FA-WR-Laquon Treadwell
Denver..Sign FA-S-Will Parks-ex Eagles

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(Injuries)

Ravens..Covid tests came back negative for 3rd day in row allowing game to be played.

Broncos..Backup QB-Blake Bortels quarantined in practice to be available to play if other QBs became ill again.

Steelers…LB-Bud Durpree tears knee ligament in Wednesday game
Steelers..IR-C-Maurkice Pouncey-Covid test
Eagles..Activate TE-Zach Ertz..WR-JJ Whiteside from IR
Lions..IR-DT-Danny Shelton-knee issues..CB-Des Trufant-hamstring
Bengals..IR-WR-Auden Tate-shoulder surgery
Bengals..Activate OG-Xavier Sua-Filo from IR list
Bills..Activate LB-Matt Milano…WR-Jake Kumerow from IR list
49ers..Activate WR-Brandon Aiyuk from Covid IR
Vikings..Activate WR-Adam Thielen from Covid IR
Raiders..Activate OT-Trent Brown from IR list
Raiders..Actrivate S-Lamarcus Joyner from IR list
Raiders..IR-DT-Maliek Collins…DT-Maurice Hurst on IR-2nd time
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(College Football)

Las Vegas Bowl..cancels December game..Pac 12-vs-SEC team

Big 10-Conference..Cancel Michigan-Maryland game
Big 10..Ohio State practices for 2nd day in a row after shutdown last week
Mid American…Cancels Miami-Ohio-vs-Kent game
Mountain West..Clears Utah State return to practice
AAC Conference..Cancels Houston-SMU…8th game UH has had cancelled
Washington State..Cleared to practice after 3-games cancelled
USC…Cleared to practice after 3-days negative tests

Southern Mississippi..Hire Will Hall as head coach..was Off Coor-Tulane
Texas..Reports school may dismiss Coach Tom Herman..Interest in Urban Meyer

Oregon State..QB-Triston Gebbia-likely out for the year-hamstring tear

Southwest Conference…Saturday is 25th Anniversary of final game in conference…League folded with Arkansas going to SEC…and SMU hit with 2-year death penalty-loss of 45-scholarships for cheating..Texas-Texas AM wound up joining Big 12 initially…Aggies then moved to SEC.

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……………….(Basketball)…………..

Aztecs-W-St Katherine (83-41)…Aztecs blow game open with (18-0) run in first half….Took (48-16) halftime lead…SDSU (3-0) will host Pepperdine on Sunday……Non conference game….

NCAA…Survey shows 38-teams have shutdown preseason basketball workouts.

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(NBA)

Houston-Washington…Rockets stun NBA trading G-Russell Westbrook to Wizard for G-John Wall and #1 pick…Washington inherits 40M a year contract.

Clippers…”The Athletic” reports-quoting players that Kawhi Leonard-Paul George ruined team chemistry last year..
..Demanded Personal Security Guards
..Demanded Personal trainers
..Leonard late for flights-team meetings-workouts-lived in San Diego
..Leonard-George dictated some practices be cancelled
..Leonard-George demanded changes in system Doc Rivers ran

Clippers…coach Tyronne Lue says team must ‘block out noise’…new year..new leader..new culture

Clippers..Sign FA-G-Reggie Jackson-ex Pistons (12PPG)
Clippers..Release veteran C-Joakim Noah
Clippers..Sign FA-Nick Batum-ex Charlotte

Lakers..F-LeBron James signs (2Y-85M) extension taking him to 2023
Lakers..C-Anthony Davis expected to sign (3Y-106M) extension

Detroit…Sign FA-G-LiAngelo Ball..undrafted free agent

NBA…Confirms opening day of training camp..48-players positive test of 546-tests in first day.

Toronto..Raptors players report to Tampa-St Leo’s College for preseason camp…Will play home games in Tampa to start the season.

Golden State..Delays start training camp because of 2-positive Covid tests among players.

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………………….(Hockey)……………..

Finland…LaLigue shuts down season till January 3rd because of major outbreaks in different cities around league.

NHL…Commissioner Gary Bettman says Union must work with them over loss of revenue and formula how it impacts players for 2021-season….Says players-Union must understand league owners are facing “Nuclear Winter”…League would lose 60M if they have to pay salaries with no fans allowed at games…Bettman asking for salary discounts and salary deferrals.

Montreal…25th Anniversary of game where Patrick Roy gave up 9-games in goal and walked to bench to tell owner of team he wanted to be traded…He was dealt to Colorado 3-days later.

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……………..(General)………………

Formula 1….Team Haas driver Romain Grosjean released from hospital in Bahrain after suffering burns in horrible crash in Grand Prix race last Sunday.

MASL….Indoor League says it will play next season with only 11-teams…Includes San Diego Sockers….but only 3-teams left in league on West Coast…Tacoma…Ontario….May play 12-game schedule

Team USA…Lose F-Frankie Amaya-tests positive for Covid.

Rafer Johnson…Legendary Olympic Decathalon star passes away (86Y)…Won Gold in 1960-Rome Olympics then began a career in Governmental service and Charity work with Special Olympics.

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