Hacksaw’s Headlines-Thursday

Posted by on January 28th, 2021  •  0 Comments  • 

……….(Basketball)………..

Aztecs-vs-Wyoming…Thursday game-6pm…SDSU (11-4)…Cowboys (10-5)…Aztecs led by F-Matt Mitchell (14P)..F-Jordan Schakel (13P)..C-Nathan Mensah (10P)….Cowboys-surprise team in league…led by 6’3-freshman-G-Marcus Williams (16P)..6’6-sophomore-Kwan Marbe (10P) and 6’7-F-Hunter Maldonado (13).

USD-vs-Gonzaga…Bulldogs ranked #1 in nation (15-0)…USD (2-6)…Zags averaging (94PPG)..shooting 63% from floor..led by 6’7-F-Corey Kispert (20P)..6’10-F-Drew Timme (16P)…have 4-players in double figures…Gonzaga has beaten USD 12-games in a row.

Oregon..Cancels Pac 12-game with UCLA..more Ducks Covid problems
U-Conn..Pauses workouts..came in contact with ref-positive test

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(NBA)

Lakers-L-76ers (107-106)….Sixers blow 11-point lead in final 3-minutes of game…Tobias Harris hits 15-foot jumper (:03) left to rally Sixers to win….Joel Embid-Ben Simmons combine for (45P)…LeBron James-Anthony Davis combined (57P) in loss..  …Wednesday game…Lakers (14-5)

Lakers-at-Detroit..Thursday game
Clippers-at-Miami..Thursday game…Clippers (13-5)

Clippers…Remain without F-Kawhi Leonard..G-Paul George-exposed to Covid.

Denver..NBA fines G-Jamal Murray (25,000) for cheapshot foul vs Dallas
Utah..Place G-Donovan Mitchell in concussion protocol

NBA-Union..Open discussions about Covid outbreaks on teams…Players want league to consider some type of limited bubble to protect players

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……………….(Football)………………

Chargers..Hire Shaun Sarrett-OL coach-ex Steelers
Chargers..Hire Derrick Ansley-ex Tennessee Vols Def Coord
Chargers..Hire Tommy Donatell-ex Seattle Seahawks DB coach
Chargers..Rehire Giff Smith-Def Line coach..backed out Lions job

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(NFL Coaching Moves)

Houston Texans…Surprise coaching hire…choose David Culley-QB-coach Baltmore Ravens (65Y)…Been NFL assistant for 27-years and was QB coach Ravens…Houston bypassed Eric Bienemy-Leslie Frazier-Jim Caldwell after multiple interviews

Seattle..Hire Shane Waldron-Off Coord-ex Rams QB coach
Eagles..Hire Brian Johnson-QB Coach-ex Florida Gators Off Coord
Steelers..Interview James Campen-OL coach-ex Chargers
Steelers..Interview Mike Sullivan-QB coach-ex Giants
Colts..Hire Scott Milanovich-QB coach-ex head coach CFL-Edmonton
Packers..Fire Special Teams coach Shawn Mennenga after disastrous season turnovers
Packers..Meeting with Def Coord-Mike Pettine whose contract expired.

Miami..Coach Brian Flores begins search for 3rd Off Coord in 3-years.

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(NFL)

Rams…Say QB-competition between John Woford-Jared Goff in offseason

Rams..Sources say taking trade offers for QB-Jared Goff-would take 22M-cap hit if they traded him…Goff has (110M) in guaranteed salary on contract…Has (39) turnovers in last two years.

Packers..NFL sources say Aaron Rodgers will force trade in offseason because of issues with head coach Matt LaFleur…Packers take (31.5M) cap hit if they trade him.

Raiders..GM-Mike Mayock says #1 pick-CB-Damon Arnette must get into the weight room-get stronger and change his diet
Raiders..Club concerned OT-Trent Brown missed 16-games last two years with health-conditioning issues

Raiders..Veteran TE-Jason Witten retires..spent 16-years with Cowboys..(1,228R-74TD) career

Seattle..Releases OT-Chad Wheeler after arrest for violent domestic abuse case-choked girlfriend into unconsciousness…Released on 400,000-bond.

Saints..Team is 91M over Salary Cap…facing major roster decisions..if Drew Brees retires-team would gain 27M cap space

NY Giants..Confirm owner John Mara met with retired QB-Eli Manning about a front office non-coaching job.

Packers..Offer RB-Aaron Jones contract extension (4Y-48M)…12M-year total matches top RBs in NFL-

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(College Football)

Tennessee..Hire Josh Heupel-Central Florida as head coach..(6Y-24M) deal

Arizona State…AD-Ray Anderson says he will remain with Sun Devils and not interview for vacant Pac 12-Commissioner’s job.

Northwestern…10Y-contract extension to coach Pat Fitzgerald.

USC..Lands RB-Keontay Ingram..transfer from Texas Longhorns.

Arizona State..Hires Mike Cavanaugh as OL coach..ex-Syracuse

SMU..Hires Jim Leavett as Def Coord..ex head coach S-Florida

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……………(Baseball)…………

Hall of Fame…BWAA rejects request from P-Curt Schilling he be removed from next year ballot…Schilling attacked Hall of Fame voters via twitter”
..Somehow I am linked with two cheaters
..Instead of being accountable they chose to destroy other lives
..They protected their lies
..I have a legacy.

Mets..Name Zack Scott as GM..spent 17-years with Red Sox..replaces fired Jared Poerter.

Brodie Van Wagenan…ex Mets GM hired as agent for Roc Nation sports agency.

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(Roster Moves)

Mets-Toronto…Trade..NY deals P-Steven Matz to Jays for 3-minor leaguers…Matz (31-41) in career beset by injuries.

Yankees..Sign FA-P-Darren O’Day-ex Braves
Washington..Sign FA-P-Jon Lester-ex Cubs ..(193-111) career record
Washington..Sign FA-C-Blake Swihart-ex Red Sox
Boston..Sign FA-P-Matt Carasiti-ex Mariners
Mets..Sign FA-P-Aaron Loup-ex Tampa Bay-Blue Jays-Padres

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…………….(Hockey)…………….

Pittsburgh…Penguins GM-Jim Rutherford surprise retirement (71Y)…had built Penguins into 2-time Stanley Cup champions with Sidney Crosby-Evgeny Malkin.

San Jose..Head coach Peter deBoer and 3-assistants remain in isolation after coaching staff positive Covid tests…Could be isolated 14-days.

Anahiem Ducks-San Jose..Trade..Ducks deal LW-Jack Kopacka to Sharks for veteran AHL-D-Trevor Carrick-has played with Charlotte Checkers-San Jose Barracuda

Ducks..Recall F-Jack Badini from Tulsa-ECHL-assigned to Gulls roster.

San Jose-Ottawa…Sharks trade Jack Kopacka to Senators for D-Chjristian Jaros
Penguins..Sign FA-D-Yannick Weber-ex Nashville
St Louis…Put D-Vince Dunn on NHL trading block

Anahiem-at-Arizona..Thursday game..Ducks (3-2-2)
Kings-at-Minnesota..LA (3-2-2) heading into Thursday game

ECHL..Announces it will put expansion team into Savannah, Georgia….Last week expanded into Trois Riviers, Quebec

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………..(General)………

Farmers Insurance Open…1st round tees of Thursday morning….field led by Rory McIlroy..Jon Rahm…Brooks Koepka…Xander Schauffele…Phil Mickleson….Tee Times:

9-20..Tony Finau
9-30..Phil Mickelson..Xander Schauffele..Jordan Spieth
10-30..Jon Rahm..Jason Day
10-40..Rory McIlroy..Brooks Koepka

Indy Car….Coyne-Vasser-Sullivan racing signs Ed Jones to drive in Indy 500..Was rookie of year in 2017.

Rolex 24 Hours Daytona…49-teams go off at Saturday 12-noon….Jimmie Johnson..Chase Elliott…Scott Dixon..Sebastian Bordais…Simon Pagenaud are part of field driving race.

English Premier League…Wednesday games:
..Manchester United-L-Sheffield…Oliver Burke scores (74′) to pull off upset…1st Sheffield win at Old Trafford in 48-years.
..Chelsea-Ties-Wolverhampton..Blue coaching change makes no difference in (0-0) tie
..Burnley-W-Aston Villa…Christian Wood scores (78′) for win
..Brighton-Tie-Fulham…both pick up 1-point in game

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