Hacksaw’s Headlines-Thursday

Posted by on November 30th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

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Aztecs-Toreros….City rivalry renewed…SDSU (5-2)…USD (5-0)….State coming off win over Georgia and close loss to Washington State….Toreros coming off road win at Grand Canyon….State leads series (30-18)

..SDSU banged up-likely without G-Trey Kell and F-Malik Pope…..Geaat matchup in backcourt-Devin Watson-Jeremy Hensley vs USD’s Isiah Wright…Olin Carter…..Freshman F-Jalen McDaniels and F-Matt Mitchell to likely get big minutes vs USD transfer F-Isaiah Pinera and much bigger bench…..

..Aztecs hitting improved 45% from floor….Defense holding teams (67P) and just 38% shooting….State averaging 43-rebounds a game…Toreros shooting improved 46%…Defense holding teams 36% shooting…..USD also averaging 8-3-point shots a game.

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(NBA)

Lakers-L-Golden State (127-123) overtime…Steph Curry hits back to back 3’s to start OT…Curry ran off 13P in overtime… and Warriors go on to win back and forth game……Kevin Durant (29P)…Curry (28P)…Klay Thompson (20P)….Brandon Ingram scores career high (32P)….Julius Randle (20P)….Kantavious Pope (21) in loss………Wednesday night

Clippers-Utah…Thursday night matchup…LA without F-Blake Griffin till possibly mid-January.

Chicago…F-ikola Mitotic returns to practice..been out since early October with facial fractures after sucker punched by teammate Bobby Portis in fight during practice.

Miami…Chris Bosh-veteran NBA center-says he is retiring as player because of blood clots…but wants to chance to move into a coaching role with an NBA team.

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Miami….Trade talks with Giancarlo Stanton coming to a head….Stanton no-trade clause becoming an issue…..Giants trade proposal would have San Francisco take on entire contract…10Y-285M……Cardinals have demanded Miami pay a portion of salary…Red Sox have backed away from deal…..Stanton wants to play for Dodgers but LA not showing strong interest in taking on full contract….Report Miami has told Stanton if he blocks a trade to another club…they would deal 7-other players away and keep him with a rookie roster.

Cubs..Prepared to make an offer to Japanese free agent slugger Shohei Ohtani…want him to play the outfield when he is not pitching…..most of Ohtani interest has come from American League teams who would want him to DH when not pitching.

Dodgers…Baseball America names LA as best organization in baseball…Team got to World Series…Minor League system had a (.562) winning percentage.

(Roster Moves)

A’s…Sign FA-P-Yusmeiro Petit to 2Y-10M contract…had (2.86-ERA) with Angels…first veteran free agent to change teams.

Giants-Pirates…Open trade talks about deal for OF-Andrew Mccutcheon.
Red Sox-White Sox…Continue talks over Chicago 1B-Jose Abreu.
Cardinals-Blue Jays..Start trade talks for Toronto SS-Josh Donaldson.

Angels..Sign FA-2B-Colin Walsh-ex Brewers..C-Curt Casali-ex Tampa Bay
A’s..Sign FA-OF-Anthony Garcia-Phillies…OF-Nick Martin-Cardinals..P-Jarret Martin-GIants

Mets..Contact FA-1B-Adam Lind-Washington.

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(College)

Aztecs…RB-Rashaad Penny named 1-of-5 finalists for Walter Camp Award…also on list Penn State-Rb-Swquon Bsrkley….Oklhamoma QB-Baker Mayfield…Louisville QB-Lamar Jackson

Oregon State…Hiring Jonathon Smith as head coach-currently Off Coor-Washington…former Off Coor Boise State…played for Beavers…deal to lure Beau Baldwin-Cal-fell apart…Smith played for Dennis Ericsson-Mike Riley.

Arizona State…ex-Texas coach Mac Brown expressing interest in Sun Devils job….will interview Herman Edwards this weekend…AD Ray Anderson was Edwards agent..

Tennessee..talking to Purdue coach Jeff Brohm…..then make contact with North Carolina State Dave Doreen

Oregon..Opens contract extension talks with Willie Taggart-wants to prevent him from going to Florida State.

Texas AM…Wants to woo Jimbo Fisher of Florida State for Aggies job.

Mississippi State..Hires Joe Moorehead-Off Coor-Penn State for Bulldogs job

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(NFL)

Chargers…Sign FA-K-Travis Coons-been with 4-teams…(11-11) on FGs in NFL…kicked 24FGs-University of Washington….Could kick this weekend if Nick Novak back-hip issues continue.

Chargers..CB-Casey Hayward leaves team to return home-brother killed in auto accident in Macon, Georgia.

NFL…Reduces 2G-suspension for Raiders-Michael Crabtree…Broncos-Aqib Taleb to just 1G-suspensions.

49ers..say Jim Garroppolo will start at QB in place of injured CJ Beathard.

Giants…Archie Manning said he could never imagine his son Eli playing for anyone ever than the Giants…now says he might next year….Jacksonville could be landing spot.

Raiders..CB-David Amerson says ripping the gold chain from around neck of a player is like taking his manhood…responding to Taleb-Crabtree fight.

NFL-Union…Reach agreement on formation of a 100M-foundation to deal with ‘social issue in major cities….Will donate money to United Negro College Fund and program in NFL cities…Money will be spent over 7-year period…Controversy erupts when Eric Reid resigns from coalition saying that leader Malcom Jenkins tried to make deal that players would end protests if NFL funded social issue programs….also upset that Colin Kaeperneck was not allowed access to the talks about the foundation ideas.

Houston..Activate LB-Brian Cushing-been out 10G suspension for PED use

Detroit…Announce it will implode the 82,000-seat Pontiac Silverdome this Sunday…opened in 1975.

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(Injuries)

Ravens..RB-Alex Collins-out with calf injury
Texans…IR-LB-Ben Heeney
Miami..QB-Jay Cutler-cleared from concussion protocol to play
49ers..Activate RB-Jeremy McNichols from PUP
Bucs..IR-OT-DeMar Dotson…OC-Ali Marpet-gone for year injuries
Giants..IR-CB-Janoris Jenkins…surgery…19th NY player on injured reserve.

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….(Hockey)……….

Ducks-W-Blues (3-2)….G-John Gibson 37-saves on road….Antoine Vermette scores 2-goals…NHL Wednesday night action

LAKings-at-Washington…Thursday night road game

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……….(General)………..

Tiger Woods…returns to Pro Golf Tour…plays in Bahama Open…lst action since last February when he left tour to have 4th back surgery.

MLS Soccer…announces 4-finalissts for 2-expansion franchises to be given out in late December…Cincinnati…Detroit….Nashville…Sacramento in running for team to start in 2020.

English Premeir League
..Everton…Hires former World Cup coach Sam Allardyce
..West Brom..Hires ex-Crystal Palace-Newscast coach Alan Pardew

..Chelsea-W-West Ham..Wayne Rooney scores 3-goals on Wednesday
..Manchester City-W-Southampton…City now (13-0-1)
..Manchester United-W-Watford…Still 7-points back of City in table
..Hotspur-L-Leicester City..surprise upset

NBC..Announces all coverage in 2018 Olympics will be “live programming’ in all time zones…no tape delays

NASCAR…Mourns passing Bud Moore…legendary engine builder became 30Y-owner…Had Fireball Roberts..David Pearson…Bobby Allison…Dale Earnhardt…Cale Yarboro…Darrell Waltrip..Buddy Baker in his stable….was World War II hero…2-Bronze Stars…5-Purple Hearts in European theatre.

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