Hacksaw’s Headlines-Thursday

Posted by on September 7th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

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NFL Season Opener…..Thursday Night Football…

Kansas City Chiefs-at-New England…Patriots debut WR-Brandin Cooks-ex Saints star…Pats without Julian Edelman-out for the year knee injury…New England with 2-new RBs but without FB-LeGarrett Blount….Chiefs without lead RB-Spencer Ware-out for year with knee injury and DE-Tamba Hali-still on PUP…Kansas City no longer has NT-Dontari Poe to anchor the middle of defense…LB-Justin Houston-Derrick Johnson return after knee surgeries

NFL…Cancels Sunday Dolphina-Tampa Bay game because of hurricane….Will be played in week 11 in November.

NFL…Season starts with 16-players on suspended list for off-field incidents…Ezekiel Elliott-Dallas to start his suspension in Week #2….Bengals LB-Vontaze Burfect heads list….Chargers without C-Max Tuerk.

Seattle..DE-Michael Bennett confronted by Las Vegas police, taken to ground and had gun pointed at his head while being handcuffed…was coming out of hotel after Mayweather-McGregor fight when he was accosted without reason…has hired Civil Rights lawyers to investigate police incident….was released and no charges filed.

New England..NFL says Patriots not involved in any wrongdoing in listing of injuries to QB-Tom Brady last season…says no information he ever suffered a concussion.

Rams…Day 40-of holdout of DT-Aaron Donald in contract dispute..he remains in Pittsburgh working out on his own.

Rams..Owner Stan Kroenke pledges 1M-to Houston flood relief.
Chargers..Owner Dean Spanos pledges 500,000

Houston…JJ Watt drive to raise money for Houston flood victimes reaches 28M in 10th day.

NFL..Investigating sexual assault charges involving ex-Cowboys star Michael Irvin…Police not pressing charges…..Irvin works for NFL Network.

NFL…Hires 24-officials as fulltime employees of league.

Baltimore…Legendary Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis says team was about to offer QB-Colin Kaeperneck a free agent contract, but player’s girlfriend texted a racist picture on twitter and club changed its mind.

(Injuries)

Browns..DE-Myles Garrett suffers high ankle sprain in practice..could be out 3W

Ravens..QB-Joe Flacco goes thru full practice-will start on Sunday
Carolina..QB-Cam Newton full practice-will start opening day

Broncos..WR-Demaryius Thomas returns from groin injury-will play Monday
Houston..RB’s D’Onta Foreman-Alfred Blue both still out practice
Giants..WR-Odell Beckham remains out practice-ankle injury
49ers..TE-George Kettle-goes down with hamstring injury in practice

(Roster Moves)

Bills..Workout FA-DT-Ahtyba Rubin-ex-Seahawks

Denver..Sign FA-RB-Jon Williams-ex Bills
Patriots..Sign OT-Willy Beavers-ex Vikings
Houston..Sign FA-CB-Marcus Burley-ex Cleveland
49ers..Sign FA-RB-Jeremy McNichols-ex Bucs-Boise State
Bengals..Sign FA-DT-Chjris Ringo-ex-Packers

(College)

AP Poll…1-Alabama..2-Ohio State…3-Clemson…4-Penn State…5-Oklahoma…6-USC…7-Washington….8-Michigan….9-Wisconcin…10-Florida State.

Arizona State..Lose top S-Marcus Ball-retiring because of seizures.

San Diego State…2-players sent home because of illness…Believes they have virus-not a spread of chickenpox.
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…………….(Baseball)………………….

Padres-L-Cardinals (3-1)..Steven Piscotty 2R-HR..St Louis wins 3rd in row vs Padres..San Diego now (62-78)..

San Diego-St Louis..Thursday matchup..Clayton Richard (6-13)-vs-Lance Lynn (10-6).

El Paso-W-Reno..Hunter Renfroe 2R-HR in opening PCL Playoff game

San Antonio-L-Midland..Missions pitching gives up 9-runs in opening game loss in Texas League playoffs

Ft Wayne-W-Bowling Green..Michel Baez 7-strikeout performance in lst game of Midwest League playoffs.

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Dodgers-L-Arizona..(3-1)..Adam Rosales RBI double..Diamondbacks club record 13th win in row…LA now lost 11-of-12

LA-Colorado…Open weekend series..Clayton Kershaw (16-2)-vs-John Gray (6-4).

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Angels-L-A’s (3-1)..Khris Davis HR-RBIi double in Oakland win

Halos…Off on Thursday

Angels..DFA-P-Mike Morin..P-Daniel Wright…P-Vincente Campos

Angels..Activate P-Bud Norris from DL

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(Scoreboard)

Yankees-Orioles..Rained out

Red Sox-W-Blue Jays..Jackie Bradley 2R-HR..Boston 4-game lead over Yankees

Indians-W-White Sox..Carlos Santana 2R-HR..Tribe wins 14th in row

Astros-W-Mariners..Cam Maybin 2R-HR….3rd homer in week..Houston (86-53)

Rockies-L-Giants..Joe Panik 2-RBII doubles..Rox lost 11-of-17

Cubs-W-Pirates..Al Avila RBI triple..Chicago won 7-of-12

Washington-W-Miami..Mike Taylor-Ryan Zimmerman HRs..Nats (85-54).

Texas-W-Atlanta..Mike Napoli-Elvis Andrus HR in lst game
Texas-L-Atlanta..Freddie Freeman 2R-double

Mets-W-Phillies..Travis D’Arnaud 2R-HR…Mets (60-79)

Tigers-L-Royals..Alcides Escobar 4-hits..Sal Perez 3-RBIs

Reds-W-Milwaukee..Zack Cosart-Jose Peraza HRs

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(MLB)

MLB…Expected to fine Red Sox and suspend 3-players and trainer who were involved in electronically stealing signs in 3-game series vs Yankees…Documentation shows Red Sox went (9-28) with men on 2nd base in that series where signs were being stolen.

Mets…GM-San Alderson says 155M-payroll may come down next season..Mets will be clear of 60M-in contracts thanks to trades of 6-players last month.

Cubs..Hire longtime OF-Will Venable as assistant to GM…played 9-years in majors-most with Padres.

(Injuries)

Reds..OF-BIlly Hamilton-fractured thumb.
Yankees..DL-P-Adam Warren-back issue
Houston..Send C-Evan Gattis out on rehab

(Roster Move)

Pirates..P-Juan Nicasio claimed on waivers by Phillies-but traded to Cardinals.

Orioles..Callup OF-Austin Hays (.330)
A’s..Callup P-Raul Alcantra
Tampa Bay..Callup ;P-Chaz Roe.
Rockies..Callup P-Shane Carle
Texas..Recalls 1B-Phil Gosselin
Seattle..Release P-Ev Scribner
Yankees..Callup 1B-Ty Austin

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……….(Basketball)………….

Miami Heat..Sign FA-G-Larry Drew-ex 76ers.

Atlanta..C-Miles Plumlee arrested on marijuan possession charge

Michael Cooper…Fired as head coach WNBA-Atlanta franchise…had been fired prior by WNBA-LA Sparks.

NCAA…Transfer Committee discussing revising rule that would allow some players to transfer and play immediately rather than wait a year….Want players to have a 3.0-GPA to transfer play…also look at allowing players to transfer-play if head coach is fired or leaves for another job.

Virginia….16Y-veteran Athletic Director Craig Littlepage announcing retirement.

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…………..(Hockey)…………

Anaheim Ducks…Open rookie camp this weekend…loaded with young players…Top prospects include
..Max Jones-6’3-LW
..Julius Nattinen-6’2-C-from Sweden
..Austin Ortega-RW-Nebraska Omaha star
..Sam Steel-LW-scored 50G-Regina
..Gio Fiore-RW-scored 50G-Cape Breton
..Alex Dotsie-F-scored 30G-Quebec
..Jacob Larsson-D-top pick out of Sweden
..Marcus Pettersson-from Sweden
..Angers Redmond-G-Michigan Tech-1.85-GAA
Ollie Eriksson-Ek-G-Sweden-2.08 GAA

LA Kings..Sign FA-D-Brooks Laich-ex-Maple Leaf-Washington Caps

Winnipeg..Contract extensions to Coach Paul Maurice-GM-Kevin Cheveldayoff.

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…………(General)…………

US Open…Rafael Nadal moves to semi-finals with win….Roger Federer-loses in shocker to Juan Del Potro…5-7, 8-3, 6-7, 4-6.

US Open…Womens semi-finals has Venus Williams…Sloane Stephens…Madison Keys…Coco Vandeweigh..

Presidents Cup Golf…Coach Steve Stricker names Phil Mickelson and Charley Hoffman as Captain’s Picks for his team…Mickelson has been on every Cup team since 1994…Play begins in late September.

Rory McIlroy…struggling thru injury prone season…falls to 6th in World Rankings and 51st in Fed X-standings.

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