Hacksaw’s Headlines-Thursday

Posted by on February 24th, 2022  •  0 Comments  • 


Phil Mickelson….Fallout continues from his attack on the PGA Tour and the Saudi-International Super League…His lead sponsor KPMG and Amstel Light have dropped him…Attacked by Boston Globe..”Portrayed himself as part victim..part martyr..part part sinner…part hero”….Associated Press column..”Offended so much-offended so many”

PGA..Commissioner Jay Monahan takes firm stance about ‘Super League rumors’
..If you want to play in the Super League-Walkout now
..You will be expelled from the tour if you are negotiating to leave
..You will not be allowed to be detrimental to the tour

PGA.1st round Honda Classic-Palm Beach, Florida…tees off Thursday

Union-Owners…Meet 5-hours..little progress made

..MLB establishes Monday deadline for CBA..will start cancelling games
..MLB players will not earn full pay
..Union response..If don’t play full 162-games..will not agree on playoff expansion

..Union asked for pay hike for all first year minor leaguers-increase (46,600 to 64,000)
..Owners offered to bump minimum salary from (630,000-to-640,000)
,.No discussion on Luxury Tax threshold..penalties..draft pick penalties
..No solutions on status of arbitration…Super 2-category…Rookie Bonus Pool mone


..One report if league is forced to cancel games at start of season…Teams could play full 162-game schedule by going to 7-inning doubleheaders on weekends

(Roster Moves)

Washington..Sign FA-P-Reed Garrett-Seibu Lions-Japan
(MLB Notes)

Seattle..Mariners confirm longtime player Julio Cruz has passed away (67Y)..played for Mariners-White Sox…then broadcaster for 10-years with Marlins

Texas..Top 3B-prospect Josh Jung has surgery for blood clot-torn labrum in shoulder.

Aztecs…Off till Friday game with San Jose State..SDSU (17-7) on season

USD-St Mary’s..Thursday game in WCC..Toreros (14-13)..Gaels (22-6)..USD lost 15-in row to Gaels

UCLA-at-Oregon..Thursday game..Bruins (19-5)
USC-at Oregon State..Trojans (23-4)

Lakers-Clippers…off till Friday

NY City..Mayor Eric Adams may removed Vaccine mandate for indoor sports in New York..would clear way for G-Kyrie Irving to become full time player with Brooklyn Nets

Knicks..Remove G-Kemba Walker from active roster-will sit out rest of season..ask for trade in off season

Brooklyn Nets..G-Goran Dragic says playing for Steve Nash reason he signed with Nets

Portland..C-Josef Nurkic-out 4W-sprained foot
Cleveland..G-Kevin Pangois signs with CKSA-Moscow

Cavs..Elevate Mike Gansey to GM after Kobe Altman upped to President.

Miami..Fired coach Brian Flores rejected Non-Disclosure Agreement-forefeited buyout payment from owner Steven Ross.

Houston..Coach Lovie Smith says Davis Mills is his starting QB…Deshaun Watson will be traded within a month.

Green Bay…Packers say they want to sign WR-Davante Adams to multi-year extension but will franchise tag him if they have to.
Green Bay..Clear 10M-cap space by restructuring DE-Ken Clark contract

Rams..WR-Odell Beckham undergoes successful knee surgery-torn ACL-Tuesday

Tampa Bay..Coach Bruce Arians supports Blaine Gabbert as replacement for Tom Brady..was (13-35) in Jacksonville

Washington..Post does survey..67% fans not interested in public funding to help Daniel Snyder build a new stadium

(Coaching Moves)

Saints..Name Doug Marrone-Off Line coach
Vikings..Hire Ben Katwica-Asst Spec Teams-ex Atlanta
Vikings..Hire Darone Jones-DB coach..ex LSU
Colts..Hire Cato June-Asst LB coach-ex Bowling Green
(Roster Moves)

Miami..Sign FA-QB-Chris Streveler-ex CFL-Arizona Cardinals
Saints..Release K-Brett Maher
Bears..Sign FA-LB-Noah Dawkins-ex Jets
Packers..Sign FA-K-Dom Eberle-ex Raiders

USFL…1st round of Draft-QBs
..Michigan..Shea Patterson-ex Michigan..Paxton Lynch-ex Broncos-CFL
..Tampa Bay..Jordan Ta’amu-ex Chiefs
..Eagles..Bryan Scott-Occidental College
..New Jersey..Ben Holmes-Tarleton State
..Houston..Clay Thorsen-ex NY Giants
..Birmingham..Alex McGeough-Florida International
..Pittsburgh..Kyle Lauletta-ex Giants-Browns
..New Orleans..Khle Sloter-ex Vikings
(College Football)

Auburn..Hire Ike Hillaird-WR coach-ex Steelers
UNLV..Hirte Nick Holtz-Off Coord-ex Raiders assistant
Cincinnati..Coach Luke Fickell-extension thru (2028) season was (13-1) last year

Marshall..Files suit against Conference USA-refusing to allow it to move to Sunbelt Conference because not given 14-month advanced notice to exit CUSA…Marshall agreed to pay 3M exit fee.

LA Kings-Arizona….Wednesday action..Kings (26-17-7) on year

Calgary..Hires Bob Murray as Scout…ex-GM-Anaheim Ducks

Toronto..Confirms #1 draft pick Rodion Amerov has brain tumor-hospitalized in Germany…started season in KHL-Russia…head injuruy-tumor discovered.

Chicago..Surgery F-Jujhar Khaird-out for year-back injury

Arizona-Boston..Trade-Coyotes deal F-Michael Callahan to Bruins for draft pick-college star at Providence College.

Formula 1…1st day testing for 2022 season in Barcelona..McLaren’s Lando Norris..Ferrari-Charles LeClerc were fastest in the first of 3-days of testing…Mercedes-Lewis Hamilton only tested half a day

Soccer..English Premier League-Scoreboard:
..Crystal Palace-W-Watford..Will Zaha 2-goals for Palace in 4-1 win
..Liverpool-W-Leeds…(6-1) blowout..Mo Salah-Sol Mane combine 4-goals
..Hot Spur-L-Burnley (1-0)..Tottenham upset

..Arsenal-vs-Wolverhampton..Thursday game


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