Hacksaw’s Headlines-Thursday

Posted by on November 2nd, 2023  •  0 Comments  • 


(World Series)

Arizona-L-Texas (5-1)…Rangers win World Series
..Zach Gallen no hitter into 7th inning….
..Corey Seager broke up no hitter in 7th
..Jonah Heim 2R-single..Marcus Semien 2RHR in 9th
..Rangers 4-run 9th blow games open
..Texas starter Nathan Eovaldi pitched out of troup in first 5-innings
..Diamondbacks (0-9) runners in scoring position
..Rangers-1st World Series win in 62-years
..Bruce Bochy wins 4th World Series ring

Texas…OF–Adolis Garcia ruled out of rest of Series with oblique strain
(MLB Notes)

Padres…’The Athletic’ reports the Padres took out a 50M-loan to finish the season, pay its bills and meet its payroll…Club denies it has cash flow problems
..Padres lost 60M TV revenue deal with Bally Sports Bankruptcy
..Padres missed out on 10M-Playoff revenue
..Padres received 50M-guaranteed from MLB Takeover
..Padres sold 3.3M in tickets
..Attendance was record 2.32M-all time record
..Team had record 61-sellouts
..Team faces luxury tax bill because payroll-benefits reached 296M
..Team denies there is a cash-flow issue
..Team says this is not related to owner Peter Seidler health issues
..Team did not ask investors to make cash-call in September

Padres…Will interview Phil Nevin-ex Angels…Benji Gill-ex Angels coach for manager’s job…Nevin was (119-149) with Angels

Mets..Interview Carlos Mendoza-Yankees coach for NY managers job
Mets..Interview Cubs coach Andy Green-ex Padres manager
Washington..Hire Gerardo Parra-Ricky Gutierrez as coaches
Houston..Will interview Craig Counsell-ex Milwaukee manager
Cleveland..Fire 3-coaches including Mike Sarbaguh-3rd base coach

MLB..Sources say Joe Maddon has not received any interviews because of public stance refuting analytics input from front offices.

Cole Hamels…Would like to move into front office job now that has retired after 15-years as a star pitcher…will talk to Phillies.

(Thursday Night Football)

Tennessee-Steelers…Will Levis will make second start coming off 4TD game…Steelers may not have QB-Ken Pickett-rib injury..and could start backup Mitch Trubisky.
(NFL Notes)

Raiders….Fired GM-Dave Ziegler…Head Coach Josh McDaniels…Off Coord-Mick Lombardi just a year and a half into their reign
..Raiders (3-5) this year….
..McDaniels (9-16) as Raiders coach (20-33) overall as head coach
..Raiders #30 offense..#30-scoring…#31-defense
..Raiders name Antonio Pearce-former NFL players-ASU assistant coach-interim head coach
..Raiders bench QB-Jim Garoppolo..will start Aiden O’Connell this weekend
..Garoppolo (7TD-9-Int-3-Fumbles-13 sacks)..has had 2-different injuries in 7W
..Owner-Mark Davis under criticism-mismanagement (82-120) record…2-winning seasons in 13-years…has had 7-head coaches in 13-years…been in playoffs just 2-times

Bears..Fire RB-coach David Walker…confrontations with Human Resources employees and work relationships.

Atlanta..Name Taylor Heineke-starting QB in place of Desmond Ridder
Eagles..Activate WR-Julio Jones to roster
Arizona..Sign FA-QB-Jeff Driskel-ex Bengals

Arizona Cardinals…ESPN report quotes 32-team employees saying owner Michael Bidwell’s ‘negativity has sucked the life out of the organization’….says Bidwell’s explosive tirades against executives and common employees were constant and ‘over the top’…Accused of bringing two pregnant employees to tears with tirades….involved in a racial tirade with a black scout…said there was a ‘deep culture of alcohol’ among top execs..said Bidwell was guilty of ‘gross misconduct’

Chargers…Sign FA-TE Nick Vannett…ex Seahawks-Giants…(55R) career
(College Football)

Big 12…Announces schedule for 16-team conference beginning next season..Will play 9-gam conference schedules…will keep BYU-Utah and Arizona State-Arizona as rivarly conference games yearly.

ACC-SEC…Announce teams will play 8-conference games  and retain 1-rivalry game each year.

NCAA…Goes to court asking judge to dismiss ‘defamation suit’ filed by ex USC running back Reggie Bush-who is seeking reinstatement of his Heisman Trophy…NCAA says Bush did take illegal financial benefits while at USC and did ‘play-for-pay’ while a Trojan and says those comments were not defamatory.

Florida State..says it will remain a member of the ACC-and will not exit to become an independent in football and basketball…FSU was against the ACC admission of Stanford-California.

Lakers-Clippers..Lakers led (126-125) in OT at Press Time…Clippers lost 15 point lead in 2nd half….Lakers saw 9-point lead go away in 4th quarter…Game tied (117-117) heading to Overtime at Press Time…
..Paul George hits 3-straight free throws (:15) left to force overtime
..George (35P)…Kawhi Leonard (32P)
..LeBron James (37P) …D’Angelo Russell (27P)…Anthony Davis (27P)
..LeBron played 37 minutes in regulation

Bobby Knight…Legendary coach-passes away from Alzheimers..was (83Y)…coached Indiana to 3-NCAA titles (662-239) record…Broke into coaching at Army..finished career at Texas Tech….Career record (902-237)…Won 1st Olympic Gold Medal for USA..coached 29-years at Indiana…went to NCAA Tourney 24-times…Career defined by wins and combustible confrontations

Clippers…Veteran G-James Harden joins Clippers-who will take on (36M) of his contract…Clippers included 3M-cash in deal with 76ers-Oklahoma City to facilitate trade…76ers will pay a 40,000-trade kicker bonus to Harden contract.

Lakers…F-Rui Hachimura-concussion…G-Gabe Vincent-strained knee

Brooklyn Nets..Sign FA-G-Keon Johnson-ex Suns
76ers..C-Joel Embiid fined 35,000 for obscene gesture to crowd after slam dunk
Suns..Blow 20-point lead-lose to rookie laden Spurs team on Tuesday

NIT..Announces it will guarantee 2-post season tourney slots for each of 6-Power Conferences in tourney that do not get NCAA tourney bid…Move damages ability of Group of 5- conferences from getting post season NIT tourney spots.

Ducks-W-Arizona Coyotes (4-3) OT-win…Troy Terry 3-goals…Leon Carlsson 1-goal…Ducks won 5-games in a row…..Wednesday game

LA Kings-Ottawa..Thursday game

Ducks..Callup San Diego Gulls G-Alex Stalock to NHL club because of back injury to G-John Gibson.

Ducks..Send D-Robert Hagg back to AHL-Gulls
Gulls..Callup G-Toumas Souchanek from Tulsa-ECHL

NHL-Union…meet to discuss adoption of throat guards for players following tragic death of former Penguins player Adam Johnson

Penguins..mandate all AHL-ECHL players under contract wear throat guards

NHL..Strips Ottawa Senators of 1st round draft pick in illegal trade of F-Evgeni Dadonov to Las Vegas last yar, violating his no trade clause.

Ottawa…Fires Senator GM-Pierre Dorion after NHL discipline

Boston..D-Charley McAvoy-4-game suspension for head hit

Washington..D-Nick Backstrom placed on longterm IR-recurring hip issues
Ducks..D-Nathan Beaulieu signs to play in Switzerland.


Soccer…Inter-Miami cancels its international tour to China, postponing 2-games that would have featured Lionel Messi beginning this weekend.

Breeders Cup…1-of top favorites Arcangel scratched from Classic because of ongoing foot issue…Practical Move-a favorite in Breeders Cup Mile, suffers heart attack after morning workout at Santa Anita.

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