Hacksaw’s Headlines–Thursday

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Cleveland-L-Golden State (118-113)…Cavs lose 7-point lead in final minutes..Warriors go off on (11-0) run to win and take (3-0) lead in the NBA finals…Kevin Durant hits 3-point shot with (:45) left then shut off Cavs on final 2-possessions…Golden State now (15-0) this year in record setting playoff run…Durant (31P)..Klay Thompson (30P)…Steph Curry (26P) in win…Cleveland loses despite heroic efforts from LeBron James (39P) and Kyrie Irving (38P)…Cavs went just (12-44) on 3’s in game..wasted Kevin Love (16R-6 steal) effort..

Cavaliers…Mounting criticism of poor bench play…Aside from Cavs Big 3-LeBron James..Kyrie Irving..Kevin Love…rest of team is shooting (29%) from floor (21%) from 3-point arc.

Indiana Pacers..Say they will not entertain any trade offers for high scoring All Star G-Paul George-becomes a free agent after next season.

Lakers..Hold 30-minute workout with UCLA guard Lonzo Ball…also had dinner with Magic Johnson-Luke Walton-Rob Pelinka…only workout Ball has held.



Padres-L-Arizona (7-4)…Luis Perdomo gives up 3R-HR to Jeremy Lamb…2R-HR to Brandon Drury…D-backs score 2-more runs when C-Luis Torrens passed ball and fail to make tag at home plate on sacrifice fly…Friars now (23-37) on another losing streak

San Diego-Diamondbacks..Thursday matchup-Clayton Richard (4-6)-vs-Pat Corbin (4-6).

Padres..P-Christian Friedrich sent to San Antonio for rehab start-has had shoulder-forearm problems since spring.

Dodgers-W-Washington (2-1)…Corey Seager hits solo HR…Yasmani Grandal RBI-double off Stephen Strasburg after his catcher commits 2- passed balls on back to back pitches to allow inning to continue…Clatyon Kershaw (7inn-3H-9K)…Strasburg (7inn-3H-2R-7K) in loss…LA now (36-25)..Nats are (37-21).

LA…Off day on Thursday.

Angels-L-Tigers (4-0)..Justin Upton 3R-HR for Detroit …

Halos-Detroit…Thursday matchup JC Ramirez-vs-Mike Fulmer

Angels..Send P-Huston Street out on another rehab-test bicep.
Angels..P-Andrew Bailey begins new throwing regimen
Angels..P-Cam Bedrosian says he needs another rehab outing.


Yankees-W-Red Sox…Chris Carter 3R-HR..RBI-single.

Pirates-L-Orioles..Nick Mancini solo HR-3R-HR..Adam Jones HR

Reds-W-Cardinals..Joey Votto HR..Cincinnati hits 3HRs in win..

White Sox-L-Tampa Bay.Rays score runs on error and fielder’s choice.

Phillies-L-Braves..Nick Markakis 3-doubles-5RBIs..

Giants-L-Milwaukee..Jon Villar-Danny Santana HRs..

Mets-W-Texas..Jay Bruce solo HR-2R-HR..

Cubs-L-Miami..Marcel Ozuna solo HR..

Astros-L-Royals..Chestor Cuthbert 3RBIs..KC beats Astros 2nd night in row.

Rockies-W-Indians..Nolan Arenado 2R-double..rBI-triple..Charley Blackmon 2R-double…Colorado now (38-23).

Blue Jays-W-A’s..Josh Donaldson 2R-HR..Kevin Pillar 3R-HR.

(Roster Moves)

Giants-Texas…Trade..San Francisco acquires P-Sam Dyson (10.80-ERA)

Braves..Callup P-Sean Newcombe-ex Angels..(2.97-ERA) at AAA.

Orioles..Callup P-Edwin Jackson..becomes 12th team he joins.

Texas..Sign FA-P-Ernest Frieri-ex-Yankees.

Cardinals..Sign FA-P-Hector Mendoza-Cuba

Reds..Sign FA-SS-Jose Garcia..inks deal that costs Reds 10M-investment.

Cardinals..Callup P-Chad Huffman.

Tigers..Release P-AJ Achter

Miami..Sign FA-P-William Cuevas-ex Tigers

Arizona..Callup OF-Jeremy Hazlebaker from AAA


Rockies..P-Chad Bettis-coming back from cancer-begins throwing program.
Braves..DL-P-Bartolo Colon-oblique
Toronto..DL-OF-Devon Harris-2-injuries to knee
Indians..DL-P-Danny Salazar-shoulder
Texas..DL-OF-Mike Napoli-groin
Arizona..DL-3B-Yasmani Tomas-groin
Tampa Bay..DL-SS-Brad Miller-groin-just came off DL list-hurt again
Texas..3B-Adrian Beltre-ankle issues


Tampa Bay…C-Derek Norris denies he choked girlfriend-pulled her hair..woman never reported 2015 drunken incident to police.

Boston..NESN network apologizes for Jerry Remy comment on TV…’interperators’ should not be allowed to make mound visits..make players learn English.

MLB..Commissioner Rob Manfred says he believe expansion is on the horizon within next 3-to-5 years..




Oklahoma…Coach Bob Stoopes retires after 18Y with Sooners…says it is not health related…just wanted change….(190-48) career record…9-Big 12-titles…Offensive Coordinator Lincoln Riley will replace him.


Chargers…Indications WR-Mike Williams-1st round pick-Clemson-will start preseason camp on PUP list-barring him from workouts…with herniated disc in back.

Bill Polian…Longtime GM says NFL needs to monitor business approach of Cleveland Browns and New York Jets…says Browns tanked last year intentionally…and Jets appear to be doing the same this coming season….Says actions may not be fair to fans and hurts NFL credibility.

Rex-Rob Ryan…NFL brothers facing assault charges for two bar fights in Nashville over the weekend.

Steve Sarkisian…Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator says documentary on CC Sabathia’s battle with alcohol issues led him to seek help after firing at USC.

Detroit..WR-Calvin Johnson-who quit last year-had to return 1.1M in signing bonus upon retirement.

Arizona..Move Andre Ellington back to RB-from WR

(Roster Moves)

Jets..Release WR-Eric Decker…day after release LB-David Harris.
Ravens..Visit with FA-WR-Jeremy Maclin-ex-Chiefs
Ravens..Release TE-Dennis Pitta with dislocated hip..
Ravens..Sign FA-TE-Ryan Mallack
Cowboys..Visit with LB-Daryl Washington-ex Arizona Cardinals
Lions..Workout FA-OT-Cyrus Kouandijo


Lions..DT-Nick Fairley enters hospital for heart stress tests.
Colts..QB-Andrew Luck not cleared to begin throwing drills.
Vikings..QB-Ted Bridgewater finished up 2nd week throwing drills-recovering knee surgery.



Penguins-Nashville…Game 5-tonight in Pittsburgh…Series tied (2-2).

Calgary…Flames President Brian Burke says franchise could be in jeopardy of moving unless city and province help workout financing plan to replace aging Olympic Saddledome.

Seattle…Oak View Group wins 564M-contract to renovate Key Arena with eye towards NHL expansion team in 3-years.

Chicago..Hires Ulf Samuelsson as assistant coach…was head coach AHL-Charlotte Checkers.

Flyers..Hire Kris Knoblauch-head coach OHL-Erie Otters ..coming off season went to Memorial Cup finals with (50-15-3) record.

St Louis..interviews Craig Berube-Flyers about assistants job on Blues staff.

Las Vegas..Hires Rocky Thompson as coach of AHL-Chicago Wolves team..just led Windsor Spitfires to Memorial Cup win.

LA Kings..sign F-Tyler Toffoli to 3Y-14M extension

Montreal..sign FA-D-Stephen Leblanc-scored 27-goals in OHL.

Blackhawks..sign FA-D-Jan Rutta-Czech veteran star.



San Diego…Independent land evaluator tells Mayor Kevin Faulconer and City Council….232-acres of land at Qualcomm sight and Chargers park have a total value of 110M……Recommends that price if any developer wants to purchase the property……Soccer City-FS investors had agreed to pay 10% per year to lease the land for 99-years…..According to evaluation….city would receive 11M per year..plus 12M they would save on upkeep of Qualcomm Stadium once it is razed.

Soccer..Team USA-hosts-Trinidad-on Thursday night in World Cup qualifieer in Denver….US is (1-0-1) since Bruce Arena replaced Jurgen Klinsmann.

Golf..PGA tour heads into steam Memphis for St. Jude’s Open…run up tourney to US Open next week.

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