Hacksaw’s Headlines-Thursday

Posted by on November 2nd, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

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Dodgers-L-Astros (5-1)…Houston wins World Series…Astros jump on LA starter Yu Darvish…Score 2-runs in opening inning…George Springer hits 2R-HR in 2nd…and Astros bullpen shutdown LA bats rest of way…..Dodgers left 10-on base in the first 5-innings-could not get runners home…went (1-13) with runners in scoring position…Charley Morton threw 4-shutout innings to seal the win…First World Series ring in 55-years with the franchise…Clayton Kershaw 4-strong innings out of the bullpen ….Darvish lost two Series games…lasting just (3.1-innings-gave up 9R on 9-Hits) in the two bad starts…Dodgers stopped hitting in Series…had team batting average of (.208) in losing.

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(MLB)

Mets…Will not bring back hitting coach Kevin Long nor 1st base coach Tom Goodwin…had already fired pitching coach.

Dodgers…Raids on front office-2 key execs exit…Gabe Kaplan-Director of Player Development takes Phillies managerial job….Jason Zoll-Farm Director takes same job with Minnesota Twins.

Arizona..Slugger JD Martinez-one of top upcoming free agents-hires Scott Boras-agent

Angels..OF-Justin Upton can opt of (4Y-88M) contract beginning on Thursday to become a free agent…may seek 25M per year.

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…………(Football)…………

(Schedule)

Bills-Jets….Thursday Night Football….Bills off to (5-2) start under coach Sean McDermott….paced by RB-LeSean McCoy coming off (151Y) rushing game last weekend…Jets big defensive front

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(NFL)

Colin Kaeperneck….Lawyer says player may sign FA-contract within next 10-days.

Robert Griffin III….Says he would like a chance to join an NFL team as backup QB to prove himself.

Carolina…QB-Cam Newton says he does not ‘understand’ why team would trade WR-Kelvin Benjamin in middle of playoff race.

Houston…Player unrest over trade of LT-Duane Brown to Seattle.

Denver….Bench turnover prone QB-Trevor Siemian…will start Brock Osweiler….(24TD-22-Int-47 QB sacks) in 2-years as starter…..Siemian (3-TD-8-Int-19 QB sacks)…67 QB-rating in last 5-games…Denver scored 5-TD in last 20-quarters.

Cleveland-Cincinnati…Feud over who was responsible for failing to get paperwork done in time for Browns to acquire QB-AJ Mccarran

Jacksonville..DT-Calais Campbell praises Jaguars front office for deal to acquire Bills DT-Marcel Dareus.

NFL…CEO-Papa Johns Pizza criticizes league for off field problems-says it has led to bad TV ratings and drop-off in sales.

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………(Roster Moves)………

Patriots..Sign FA-QB-Brian Hoyer-ex-49ers to 3Y-deal.
Packers…Report made contract offer to Brian Hoyer before he signed with Pats
Redskins..Sign FA-DE-Arthur Jones-ex Colts
49ers..Sign FA-OT-Bryce Harris-ex Lions
Houston..Sign FA-DT-Angelo Blackmon-Ex-Patriots

(Injuries)

Browns..DE-Myles Garrett-cleared from concussion protocol.
Miami..QB-Jay Cutler cleared full practice-chest injury..
Miami..WR-Davante Parker-practices-ankle issues resolved
49ers..IR-S-Jimmy Ward-broken forearm.

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(College Football)

Tennessee…Coach Butch Jones denies report Vols played OT-Brett Kendrick with concussion-player became vey ill on field.

Iowa..Assistant coach Brian Ferentz faces Big 10-discipline-angry tirade against conference replay official in press box after controversial call.

Florida..Begins search for head coach….interested in Scott Frost-Central Florida…3s-Oregon coach Chip Kelly….ex-LSU coach Les Miles…and possibly Lane Tiffin-Florida Atlantic.

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……….(Basketball)…………

Clippers-W-Dallas…..LA scores 66P in explosive first half rallies back from bad 141-point defensive effort in loss to Warriors.

Lakers-at-Portland…Thursday night matchup

Lakers…Lonzo Ball averaging (8P-7A-6R-3Tovers) a game…shooting a problem..just 29% from floor….21% from 3-point arc.

Cavaliers..Hold players only meeting after losses to lowly Knicks-Nets-Pelicans…Cavs lost 4-of-5.

(College)

AP Preseason poll….1-Duke-led by Grayson Allen and 7′-recruit Marvin Bagley….2-Michigan State….3-Arizona…..4-Kansas…..5-Kentucky.

Aztecs-UCSD…exhibition game at Viejas Arena…SDSU won scrimmage at USC over the weekend.

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……….(Hockey)……..

Ducks-L-Maple Leafs 3-1)…Patrick Marleau scored on back-hand shot in 3rd period…..NHL refs waive off Jakub Silfverberg goal with :90-left saying he kicked the puck into the net…Seconds later Toronto scored an empty net goal to get the win….

LA Kings-vs-Toronto…Thursday night game

Boston…F-David Backes out 8W-surgery to remove colon
Calgary…F-Jaromir Jahr practices with Flames to test ailing back-still out lineup

PA Parenteau….NJ Devils-unsigned free agent…signing in KHL-Russia.

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