Hacksaw’s Headlines-Thursday

Posted by on January 7th, 2021  •  0 Comments  • 

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Chargers…GM Tom Telesco and staff conducted Zoom interview with Chiefs Off Coord Eric Bienemy for 2-hours on Tuesday night.¬† First of 8-interviews Bolts will conduct in next two weeks…Report next interview with 49ers Def Coord-Richard Saleh…

Chargers…Tom Telesco press conference on Anthony Lynn firing:
..Will be patient to make right hire-including waiting for end of playoffs if necessary
..Called Lynn a great human being
..Lynn will be a head coach again
..This team will ascend quickly
..I want character leadership from next head coach
..No assistants from Lynn staff fired
..Next coach will decide whom he wants to retain
..Dean Spanos will make the final decision

Chargers…Get permission to interview Jason Garrett-ex Cowboys coach..now NY Giants Off Coord…is 8th candidate they will talk to.

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(NFL)

Atlanta..Will interview Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald
Atlanta..Will interview Todd Bowles-Def Coor-Tampa Bay

Houston..DE-JJ Watt apologizes QB-Deshaun Watson..’wasted a year of your career’

Houston…Interim President Jack Easterling given credit for luring longtime Patriots exec Nick Caserio to become Houston GM…Caserio had been with Patriots 20-years.

Vikings..Coach Mike Zimmer says team ‘miscalculated’ in letting DT-Linval Joseph-DE-Everson Griffin and 3-DBs leave last offseason.

Washington..No decision on starting QB-for playoff game..Alex Smith is (5-1) as starter since returning from broken leg..but plagued by calf issue.

Browns..OT-Jed Willis..WR-Rashard Higgins charged with drag racing on city streets Westlake, Ohio

NFL..Confirms no home field advantage this year…Home teams record (127-128-1)

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(College Football)

Ohio State..Coach Ryan Day says he is not interested in NFL coaching job

Ohio State…says it plans on playing on Monday-vs-Alabama despite reports of additional Covid outbreaks in Buckeyes program

Clemson..QB-Trevor Lawrence files for NFL draft…(34-2) record with Tigers.

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………..(Basketball)………….

Aztecs-Nevada…SDSU (7-2) heading into Thursday night game…Wolfpack (8-3) coming off sweep of games against New Mexico…coached by Steve Alford-Nevada led G-Grant Sheffield (17PPG) and Des Cambridge (15PPG) .

USD..Plagued by more Covid issues…Toreros cancel next 4-games on schedule.

Clippers-Golden State…Clippers built 9-point lead early…led (52-51) at halftime at Press Time..despite holding Steph Curry to 1-basket…..G-Paul George played on bad ankle-had just 1-basket in opening half..Wednesday night…Clippers (5-3)

Clippers…G-Paul George-ailing ankle

Lakers-San Antonio…Thursday matchup…Lakers won 4-in row and (6-2) on season.

Atlanta..G-Rajon Rondo-out 2-weeks-strained knee
Brooklyn..F-Kevin Durant-out 4G-in Covid protocol
Cavs..G-Dante Exum-out 8-weeks-calf
Pistons..G-Dillian Hayes-torn hip labrum-needs surgery
Orlando..G-Markelle Fultz-torn ACL in knee

Toronto..1st round pick Malachi Flynn struggling…(0-8) shooting in debut for Raptors.

Charlotte…Jalen McDaniels-ex Aztec..averaging (5P-2R) off bench for Hornets.

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……………..(Baseball)………….

Padres…2B-Ha Kim…Introductory press conference:
..Padres-World Series calibre team
..Lineup has tremendous firepower
..Excellent starting pitching
..Aggressive player
..Prefer to play 2nd base

Padres…Spent (28M) to sign Kim to contract…Will have to pay (5.5M) transfer fee to Korean League team also.

Padres-Yankees…Trade OF-Greg Allen (.154) to Yankees for minor league P-James Reeves..spent 5-years in farm system (20-7)..3.13-ERA….(350K-293inn)…but never got above AA-Trenton..

Dodgers…Sign P-Blake Treinen to (2Y-17M) extension
Dodgers..Open talks with FA-P-Brad Hand-ex Indians-Padres

Angels-Cubs…Open trade talks for veteran C-Will Contreras..Cubs want multiple prospects in deal…Has (.264BA-75HRs) in career…hit 24HRs in full season in 2019.

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(MLB)

Union-MLB…Feuding over start of 2021 season…Union lawyers say Commissioner Rob Manfred invoked Paragraph 11-of CBA-Suspending CBA last year and invoking a 60-game schedule because of ‘National Emergency’….Union says Manfred cannot invoke that clause again to either delay start of season or shorten schedule without Union approval.

MLB..Reaffirms it expects spring training camps to open February 16th

MLB…Informs AA-A minor league teams..their spring training camps will be delayed and their seasons may not start till June 1st and run thru October without playoffs…MLB wants Major League Spring training and AAA-workouts finished before players lower minor league teams report to camp

Tommy LaSorda…Legendary Dodgers manager returns home after 7-week stay in hospital for ‘heart disorder’….LaSorda (93Y)

Tommy John…legendary Yankees-Dodgers pitcher has been hospitalized since December 13 with Covid and breathing issues in Indio.

(Roster Moves)

Tomo Sugano….P-Yomiuiri Giants-Thursday deadline to decide on contract offers or return to Japan

Texas..Sign FA-P-Drew Anderson-ex White Sox
Reds..Sign FA-P-Art Warren-ex Rangers
Pirates..Sign FA-SS-Chase deJong-ex Dodgers-Mariners

Red Sox..Reopen contract talks with FA-P-Jake Odorizzi-ex Twins.

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………….(Hockey)…………….

Kings-Ducks…Top draft picks Alex Turcotte…Quinton Byfield…Tobias Bjornfot….Trevor Zegras…Jamie Drysdale…flew into LA on Wednesday after USA-Canada Gold Medal game in Edmonton…Will undergo physicals and Covid testing on Thursday and expected on ice fo practice without quarantines….Zegras named MVP of WJC tourney.

Winnipeg-Columbus…Trade rumor Jets would ship RW-Patrick Laine (138G) to Blue Jackets for F-Pierre Luc Dubois (65G)…both players unhappy with contracts-asked to be dealt.

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………….(General)……………

Formula 1…Discussing status of Australian Grand Prix…Could be delayed from March 21st start because of Covid issues in that country.

LA Galaxy…MLS team hires Chris Vanney as coach…son MLS Cup with Toronto FC…played with Galaxy and coached them earlier in career.

Team USA…Star Alex Morgan confirms she and family had Covid illness while spending holidays in California.

Team USA…Jozy Altidore reports to workouts with team….has not played for USA in 1-and-half years…while playing in Europe.

PGA Golf…2021 season opens in Kapalua-Hawaii.

PGA..Xander Schauffele confirms he had Covid a month ago

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