Hacksaw’s Headlines-Thursday

Posted by on June 22nd, 2023  •  0 Comments  • 


Padres-L-Giants (4-2)….SF defense turns 4-double plays…Joc Pederson RBI-single….SF has won 3-straight in series…..Game turned after instant replay gave Giants a run on ‘catcher blocking home plate violation;…..Manager Bob Melvin ejected…Giants then reeled of 3-run scoring singles against Yu Darvish…Wednesday game…Padres (35-39)..Giants won 10-in row..Friars fall 9-and-half behind Arizona.

San Diego-San Francisco..Thursday day game…Blake Snell-vs-Alex Wood…Snell has given up just 1-run in last 25-innings….Snell-last 5-starts (30inn-2R-14H-45K-0.60ERA)

Padres..P-Nebil Crismatt-embittered leaving team after being put on DFA after recovering from hip injury..’Learned alot about business’

Padres..Callup P-Adrian Morejon from rehab assignment-El Paso

Dodgers-W-Angels (2-0)…Freddie Freeman-Miguel Vargas solo HRs off Shohei Ohtani……LA (41-33)…Halos (41-35)

Dodgers…Off Thursday..host Astros-Friday
Dodgers..Sign FA-OF-David Dahl-ex Padres-Arizona-Rockies
Dodgers..DFA-P-Andre Jackson to get him off 40-man roster

Angels..Off Thursday..play at Colorado on Friday
Angels..Move P-Jose Suarez to 60-day IL-shoulder

Tampa-W-Orioles..Randy Arozarena HR-RBI single..Rays (52-25)..O’s (45-28)
Jays-W-Marlins..Toronto 5R-2nd inning
Reds-W-Rockies..Jake Fraley 2RHR..Reds won 11-in a row
Cubs-W-Pirates..Nico Hoerner HR-2R-triple-Chi
Tigers-W-Royals..Javy Baez 2RBIs-Det
Arizona-W-Brewers..Zac Gallen 9th win-DBacks..
Mets-L-Houston../Astros 10-0 win..Alec Bregman 3H-Hou….
Cardinals-L-Nationals..St L falls to (29-44)..
Braves-Phillies…Rained Out.
Yankees-W-Mariners..Yankees hit 3HRs in win.
Cleveland-W-A’s..Stan Kwan 3R-double-Guardians.
Red Sox-L-Twins..MaxKeplar HR-Minn.
Texas-W-White Sox..Jon Heim 3R-HR..
(MLB Notes)

The Athletic..Poll of MLB Players on New Rules..Scale 1-to-5…Grade ‘4’ ..like Rule Changes ..Pitch Clock-Ban on Shift…Very favorable response.

MLB…Expanding games in Europe…Talking to Yankees-Red Sox about series in Paris…Will put more games in London..explore Berlin-Netherlands.

MASN-Mid Atlantic Sports Network…Agrees to pay 100M each to Orioles-Nationals to settle 5-years lawsuit over split TV revenues.

Washington..Dugout flareup MacKenzie Gore-Victor Robles  after Robeles failed to hustle to get flyball that led to rally in blowout loss on Tuesday.
(Roster Moves)

Milwaukee..Release OF-Roman Quinn
Texas..Re-sign FA-P-Ian Kennedy.

Cubs..XRays-SS-Dansby Swanson–wrist
Giants..MRI-1B-LaMont Wade-oblique
Cleveland..MRI-P-Tristan McKenzie-elbow
Marlins..2B-Jazz Chisholm-sent out on rehab
Orioles..Rehab workouts OF-Ryan Mountcastle..OF-Ced Mullens
Yankees..Rehab outing P-Carlos Rodon
Seattle..Rehab P-Trevor Gott
Texas..Rehab SS-Brad Miller
Toronto..Bo Bichette-thumb issue

NBA Draft-Thursday night…Top picks:
..Spurs-Likely to take Victor Webanyama (7’5-C-France)
..Charlotte..Expected to take Brandon Miller (6’9-F-Alabama)
..Portland..Could trade 3rd pick or take G-Scootie Henderson-NBA Ignite
..Houston..Likley take G-Amen Thompson (6’7-G-Overtime Elite)
..Detroit…Cam Whitmer (6’6-F-Villanova)

NBA Draft…Teams with hi picks
..Charlotte 2-27
..Portland 3-23
..Houston 4-20
..Orlando 6-11
..Indiana 7-26-29
..Utah 9-16-28
..Brooklyn 21-22

NBA Draft-Lakers-Clippers

..Lakers 17th pick-looking closely at (6’5-G) Jordan Hawkins-UConn or (7’1-F) Derek Liveley
..Lakers-Washington..Talk about Chris Paul trade for #17 pick

..Clippers..Draft 30th..Interested in UCLA-F-Jaime Jacquez
..Clippers..Shopping G-Paul George to Houston for #4-20 picks
..Clippers-Washington..Discuss Chris Paul for #30 pick
..Clippers..Shopping F-Marcus Morris-Rob Covington-Nick Batum

NBA-Trade Rumors
..Portland-shopping #3 pick to Miami for G-Tyler Herro-C-Bam Adebayo
..Portland shopping #3 pick to New Orleans for Brandon Ingram-Zion Williamson

Washington-Boston..Late night report Celtics would deal G-Malcom Brogdon for Wizards F-Kristaps Porzingas.

..Brooklyn..Shopping #21-22 picks to move up
..Spurs..Shopping two 2nd round picks  to get into late in first round
..New Orleans-Charlotte..Offer Zion Williams for #2 pick
..Knicks-Pacers..Discuss Obi Toppen for #29 pick

Denver-Indiana..TRADE..Nuggets deal #1-next year and #2 this year for Pacers   #29-32 picks
(NBA Notes)

LA Clippers…Team has (227M) Payroll on roster..with Tax Payments-could spend (400M) in Payroll-Penalties

Denver..G-Bruce Brown-opts out of (6.8M) deal for free agency
76ers..C-Montrzl Harrell-opts out for free agency (12P-5R) per game-career
Toronto..G-Gary Trent-opts in to remain-has (15.8M) contract

Memphis..NCAA suspends U-Memphis coach Penny Hardaway for 3-games last year for illegal recruiting contacts during Covid era.

Matt Araiza…HBO does investigative report on Matt Araiza-Rape investigation-Civil Lawsuit…Interviewed ex-Aztecs punter
..Araiza says he will file defamation lawsuit against attorney Dan Gilleon
..Gilleon says Civil suit against Araiza and 2-other players will go forward
..NFL GMs say teams won’t sign Araiza…’Where’s the Truth in case’
..GMs..If teams lose a punter in camp-they may call Araiza
..GMs..There are more punters than teams
..Civil case hanging over his head.-can’t touch him

..Araiza told HBO..’I was stupid’…’She told me she was an adult’
..’She was sober..She came onto me…She told me she had sex with other men’
..’She said she’d make me come in 5-minutes..Her intentions were clear’
…’We had oral sex and then sex’…Had sex with her 15 minutes after I met her’
..’Never took her to the house-never threw her on the bed..never gang raped’
..”This is all made up..this is a lie…Can’t see how the media can do this’
..’They took my job, my reputation, my name
..’Believe the police, the 35-witnesses, the 9-videos, the audio tape’
..Police confirmed witnesses- she was not distraught-not drunk after sex with Araza’

..Seemed happy-continued to party’
..’11 friends interviewed said she was telling guys to f— me’
Michigan…Former RB-Mister Simpson has passed away suddenly.  Played at Michigan then transferred back to U-Cincinnati
(NFL Notes)

Denver..Report that longtime NFL-LB-Bill Romanowski is face foreclosure of homes-owes 15M-back taxes over 10-year period.

Miami..Police investigate assault incident WR-Tyreek Hill-punched marina employee on a dock

New England..Agents for CB-Jack Jones of smearing player after gun arrest..calling him a ‘thug”

Giants..Reopen contract talks RB-Saquon Barkley..had offered him 12-13M a year deals-Refuses to sign the 10M-Franchise Tag

Steelers..Veteran LB-Clark Haggins passes away (46Y)..Spent 80years

Lions..Unveil alternate helmet..’Hawaiian Blue’ with 90th Anniversary old school Lions logo

XFL-USFL…Spring TV ratings..XFL averaged 602,000 viewers per game…USFL averaged 604,000

Carolina..Players praise QB-Bryce Young-taking control of offense
Broncos..Players say Coach Sean Payton has changed the culture
Colts..Interested in FA-LB-Melvin Ingram-Jadaveon Clowney

San Diego Gulls…NHL sources say if Anaheim Ducks draft either Adam Fantelli or Leon Carlsson with 2nd pick in draft….both players could play immediately for Gulls in AHL if they do not make Ducks roster.

NHL Hall of Fame…Announce inductees:
..Henrik Ludqvist-Won 457-games-NY Rangers
..Mike Vernon-won Stanley Cups-Calgary-Detroit
..Tom Barraso-Won (360G) Buffalo-NY Rangers
..Pierre Turgeon..Scored (515) goals Buffalo-St Louis
..Ken Hitchcock..Won 849-games-Dallas-St Louis-NY Rangers
..Pierre LaCrox..ex GM-Quebc-Colorado..won 2-Stanley Cups-Avalanche

Winnipeg..Report Jets opening buyout talks for Captain Blake Wheeler..owed 8M a year next year at age (37)

Vancouver..Confirms F-Tanner Pearson has had 7-surgeries on his shattered wrist

Las Vegas..Has not opened contract talks with G-Aiden Hill who went (6-2-1) to get them into NHL Stanley Cup finals.

NHL..Gary Bettman confirms-will meet in July with ex-Blues coach Joel Quenneville and GM-Stan Bowman-seeking reinstatement…Both stepped aside in 2021 during investigation that a Blackhawks video coach sexually assaulted a young player and the organization did noth.

PGA..1st round Traveler’s Championships in Connecticut.

PGA…Players meeting with leadership..Told..’Tour maintains leadership of the newly merged business model’…..’This is not an LIV-takeover’….PGA will run ‘NewCo-the newly formed business arm of Pro Tour-Globally-that includes 3B-of LIV money”

PGA..Legend Tom Watson condemns leadership in angry letter-saying they sold out the players by making deal-bypassing Players Advisory Committee.

US Open..TV ratings (6.2M) viewers on Sunday-with peak hour of (10.2M)…up 27% from last year.
Soccer…Team USA Women announce World Cup roster..led by Alex Morgan-Megan Rapinoe-Julie Ertz-Alyssa Thompson…Will not have Captain Becky Sauerbrunn because of knee injury…World Cup begins July 20th-Australia..

English Premier League…Arsenal signs Kai Havertz-Chelsea to (83M) deal
Al Ittihad..Signs N’Golo Kante-Chelsea to (200M) package

San Diego Sockers…Sign FA-F-Gabriel Costa to 3Y-deal..Scored 18-goals for Empire Strikers in MASL this past year.

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