Hacksaw’s Headlines-Thursday

Posted by on February 8th, 2024  •  1 Comment  • 


Aztecs…Coach Sean Lewis announces 1st recruiting class…36-players in all
..36-recruits including 20-transfers-16 high school recruits
..2-quarterbacks..Transfers from Florida State..High School QB-Indianapolis
..7-WRs..Transfers Portland State-West Virginia-Colorado State

Aztecs…Top recruits:
..QB-AJ Duffy-transfer Florida State
..QB-Danny O’Neil..Indianapolis Central Catholic
..WR-Nate Bennett-transfer Portland State (110R)
..WR-Lewis Brown-transfer Colorado State (47R)
..WR-Jerry McClure-transfer UCLA
..WR-Ja’Shaun Poke-transfer Kent-West Virginia (83R)
..TE-Jude Wolfe-transfer USC (12R).

Michigan..Interviews Don Martindale-ex NY Giants Def Coord
Ohio State..Coach Ryan Day gives up play-calling.
Boston College..Interview Bill O’Brien for head job-just took Ohio State Off Coor

Chiefs..Coach Andy Reid refuses to answer questions about possible retirement
Colts..Owner Jim Irsay thanks NFL-Fans for support in battle with painkillers

Dallas..Interview Rex Ryan for Def Coord job-ex Jets-Bills head coach
Chiefs..Talk to Eric Bieniemy about returning to team for next season
Seattle..InterviewAden Durde-Dallas for Def Coord job
Bills..Hire Ron Curry-ex Saints for QB coach job
Patriots..Hire Alonzo Highsmith-ex U Miami-for Player Personnel job
Colts..Hire Alex Tanney-ex Eagles..passing game coordinator
Cleveland..Hire Andy Dickerson-ex Seattle-OL coaching job
Patriots..retire Brian Belichick-special teams coach

NFL…Union says 92% of players vote to request NFL consider mandating removing all artificial turf fields and replace them with natural grass…..15-of-30 NFL stadiums have grass.

Raiders…Zero in on LSU-QB-Jayden Daniels with 13th pick in draft

ESPN..NFL reporters vote on Super Bowl…(49-15) say Chiefs will win
ESPN..Hires Nick Saban-ex Alabama to work on NFL draft telecast
CBS..NFL Today crew-possibly final broadcast on Sunday…Most of talent have contracts expiring.



A’s…Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman says use of (380M) public funds to help pay for new stadium is not being received well…Says A’s should reopen talks with Oakland.

Angels..Owner Arte Moreno under fire for not improving team…Budget last year (215M)…Payroll this year (173M)

Toronto…Vlad Guerrero wins record (19.9M) arbitration case against Blue Jays..they had offered (18M)…all time record award in arbitration.
(Roster Moves)

Mets..Open talks with FA-DH-JD Martinez-ex Dodgers
Angels..Reopen talks with SS-Gio Urshela..hit (.299)
Angels..DFA-P-Austin Warren

Angels-Cardinals..TRADE..Halos acquire P-Guillermo Zuniga from St L

Twins..Sign FA-P-JayJackson-ex Braves-Blue Jays
Twins..Sign FA-SS-Zach Weiss-ex Boston
Miami..Sign FA-P-Declan Cronin-ex Arizona
Red Sox..Sign FA-Dalton Guthrie-ex Phillies
Washington..Sign FA-P-Stephen Nogosek-ex Mets
Rockies..Sign FA-OF-Brad Zimmer-ex Indians
Miami..Sign FA-SS-Jonah Bride-ex A’s
Brewers..DFA-P-Clayton Andrews
Mets..DFA-P-Austin Adams
Seattle..Sign FA-OF-Duncan Njiba-Smith-ex Pirates


Clippers-New Orleans….Pelicans led (55-47) at halftime at Press Time in LA….LA (33-15) going into ..Wednesday game

Lakers-Denver..Thursday game…Lakers coming off (4-2) road trip

USD-Loyola Marymount…USD led (61-49) in 2nd half at Press Time…Toreros (12-10)..Wednesday game

UCLA-W-Stanford (82-74)..Sebastian Mack (24P) in win..Bruins (12-11)

USC-Cal..Bears led (20-19) in first half at Press Time…Trojans (9-13) heading into game


NBA Trade Deadline…1pm-Thursday

Utah-Detroit…TRADE..Jazz deal F-Simione Fontecchio for F-Kevin Knox-#2 pick

Pistons-Minnesota..TRADE..Pistons send G-Monte Morris to TWolves for G-Shake Milton..F-Troy Brown-#2

Boston-Minnesota..TRADE..Celtics send F-Lamar Stevens-#2 for F-Xavier Tillman

NBA Trade Deadline…Players being shopped in deals
..Lakers-G-D’Angelo Russell
..Atlanta..G-Dejountae Murray
..Toronto..G-Bruce Brown
..Clippers..F-PJ Tucker
..Chicago..F-Andre Drummond..G-Alex Caruso
..Pacers..G-Buddy Hield
..Pistons..F-Boj Bogdanovic
..Utah..F-Kelly Olynyk
..Golden State..G-Andrew Wiggins
..Washington..F-Kyle Kuzma
..Milwaukee..F-Pat Connaughton

Portland..G-Shaedon Sharpe…Core surgery
Houston..G-Fred Van Vleet..rib cage surgery

Sacramento…Longtime NBA C-Scott Pollard hospitalized..needs immediate heart transplant surgery…is on waiting list



Edmonton Oilers…16-game win streak snapped by Las Vegas.

Ducks..Return to action-Friday coming off All Star break-vs-Oilers.
Kings..Play Oilers-Saturday..1st game for new coach Jim Hillier

Gulls…Travel day…open weekend series vs Calgary Wranglers-Friday-Saturday

Tampa Bay..D-Mikhail Sergachev..possible fractured leg
Boston..F-Matt Poitras-season ending shoulder surgery



Phoenix Open…1st round tees off Thursday in Scottsdale..Scottie Scheffler leads field

Tiger Woods…Will make debut next week at LA Genesis Open-Riviera…Has not played since leaving Masters last spring to have ankle surgery.

PGA-LIV…TV ratings…head to head this weekend….PGA-ATT Pebble Beach had (1.2M) viewers…LIV-Mexico-Jon Rahm debut had only (432,000) viewers..

Soccer…FIFA-World Cup 2026…Host Stadiums have to drop their corporate names for tourney….Gillette Stadium will be known as Boston Stadium….ATT-Stadium-will go by Dallas Stadium….So-Fi Stadium will be called LA Stadium for global viewers….Met Life Stadium will be named NY-New Jersey Stadium…FIFA would not allow corporate names on stadiums unless paid a sponsorship fee by hosting venues.


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One Response to “Hacksaw’s Headlines-Thursday”

  1. CJL says:

    Businesses are pulling out of Oakland faster than a teenage boy on his first date. Until prop 47 is repealed and Oakland’s entire local government is fired, the A’s will not consider a return.

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