Hacksaw’s Headlines-Thursday

Posted by on January 11th, 2024  •  0 Comments  • 


NFL Coaching Chaos grows…7-coaching jobs now open

Seattle..Pete Carroll removed after 14-years (137-89-1)..has offer to remain as a Consultant-but indicated he wants to continue coaching.

Seattle..Asks for permission to interview Dan Quinn.

New Orleans..Negotiating to hire Jon Gruden as a Front Office Consultant

Tennessee..Will interview Antonio Pearce-Raiders..Mike Kafka-Giants..Aaron Glenn-Detroit..Dan Quinn-Dallas

Chargers..Add Leslie Frazier-ex Bears…Brian Callahan-Bengals to interview list
Chargers..Ask permission to interview Jeff King-Chicago..Ian Cunningham-Chi

Jacksonville..ask permission to talk to Ejiro Evero-Carolina-Def Coord

Chicago..Fire Luke Getsy-Off Coor..as well as WR-RB-QB coaches

Carolina…Interviews Dan Morgan for vacant GM job-was VP Player Personnel


(NFL Notes)

NFL…TV ratings second highest in history of NFL..All telecasts averaged (17.9M) viewers

NFL…Putting Miami-Kansas City game on Peacock streaming…61%-people polled  say they will buy the package for (5.99)….64%-Fans say they would pay a 1-time fee to watch the Super Bowl.

(College Football)

Nick Saban….Shocks college football world by retiring after 17-year run at Alabama…Reportedly upset  at the NIL operation and the out of control transfer portal….6X-National titles with Crimson Tide..9X-SEC Champions…Career record (292-71-1) at Alabama-LSU-Toledo…had 4-Heisman Trophy winners….44-first round draft picks.

Michigan-Washington…TV ratings (25M) viewers for championship game..2nd highest playoff game of all time behind the (25.2M) for the LSU-Clemson title game that pitted Joe Burrow-vs-Trevor Lawrence.

USC…Lands transfer QB-Jayden Maiava-transfer from UNLV

Alabama..RB-Jace McClellan files for NFL draft.


Padres…Newly signed Japanese FA-Yuki Matsui…says ‘Must build trust to become a closer….Not thrown a single inning in MLB-unrealisttic to think can pitch in 9th inning at Petco Park….Yu Darvish greatest influence to sign in San Diego’

Dodgers…LA police release report that P-Julio Urias threw his wife against a fence and pulled her hair in domestic abuse incident…District Attorney not filing felony assault charges against Urias…but City police might file misdemeanor charges against him.

MLB…Negotiating a new deal with Diamond Sports that would allow the 11-teams  to receive reduced rights fees in 2024, and that MLB would take over control of streaming rights for those teams in 2025.

MLB..Rejects a proposal from Amazon that would allow them to loan Diamond Sports (150M) this year to take over the rights to those 11-teams.

California Legislators want tax loophole closed…saying Dodgers deferred (680M) in salary for Shohei Ohtani would mean California would lose (98M)
in tax revenues by the deferral, if Ohtani leaves California when he retires.
(Roster Moves)

Cubs..Sign FA-P-Shota Imanaga-(5Y-85M) contract…Yokohama Bay Stars (3.18-ERA).

Dodgers..Sign FA-P-Elisier Hernandez-ex Marlins
Texas..Sign FA-P-Shane Green-ex Yankees-Detroit
Texas..Sign FA-P-Jon Holder-ex Angels
Texas..Sign FA-P-Austin Pruitt-ex A’s
White Sox..Sign FA-P-Jake Woodford-ex Cardinals
Mariners..Sign FA-P-Mauricio Llovera-ex Red Sox
Mariners..Sign FA-P-Jhonny Diaz-ex Angels
Phillies..Sign FA-P-Lashlan Wells-pitched in Australia (0.73)

Yankees…visit with FA-P-Marcus Stroman-ex Cubs
Red Sox..visit with FA-P-Mike Clevinger-ex White Sox-Padres-Indians

Clippers-Toronto…LA led (115-106) in 4th  quarter at Press Time…Paul George (24P) for LA in Wednesday game

Lakers-Phoenix…Thursday game…Lakers (19-19) have won 2-in a row

Clippers…Give Kawhi Leonard contract extension (3Y-152M)..was earning (45M) in final year of his current deal

Miami..Contract extension to Coach Eric Spoelstra…(8Y-120M)..record pay for an NBA coach…Has been with the heat for 16-years.

Toronto..Coach Darko Rajakovic faces major fines for table pounging rampage after NBA refs gave Lakers a (23-2) shot advantage in 4th quarter on Tuesday game

Sacramento-Toronto…Trade talks…Kings interested G-Pascal Siakam..Raptors asking for Harrison Barnes…Kevin Huerter and #1 picks.

Sacramento-Washington..Trade Talks…Harrison Barnes for Kyle Kuzma

Aztecs…Now (14-2) after struggling to win in San Jose…Won game that had (42-fouls)…(45FT)..15-lead changes…14-ties.

USD-at-USF..West Coast Conference game-Thursday night.


Gulls-W-Coachella Valley Firebirds (4-2)….Jaxsen Weibe early goal…Gulls win despite being outshot (36-23) on home ice…most complete game in awhile…….AHL action

Ducks-at-Carolina..Thursday game
Kings-at-Florida..Thursday game

Blackhawks…Surgery C-Connor Bedard-out 8W-fractured jaw

Ducks..C-Trevor Zegras-out with ankle injury-hit boards..has played only 8-games this year because of injuries…’Could be out extended time’
Ducks..Sign FA-D-Gustav Lindstrom-ex Montreal
Ducks..Callup D-Robert Hagg from San Diego Gulls

Maple Leafs..Callup G-Ilya Samsonov from AHL..has only won 5-of-13 games this year and has an (.852-save percentage)

Ron Hahn..who saved San Diego Sports Arena and brought minor league hockey back with the San Diego Gulls…passes away (80Y)…Bough sports arena 1992..operated it with his son Ernie Hahn…renovated 1960s facility…brought in AEG Entertainment in the 2010 era to continue upgrades.



PGA…Sony Open tees off in Hawaii on Thursday..2nd event of the year
PGA..Veteran golfer Gary Woodland cleared to return to Tour..had brain tumor

Formula 1…Haas-US 1 Team…removes team president Guenter Steiner after 3-years of failure.


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