Hacksaw’s Headlines-Thursday

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

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Padres…..Met for 2-hour dinner meeting with Japanese FA-Shoehei Ohtani on Tuesday night in Los Angeles…8-to-10 members represented the Padres including GM-AJ Preller and Logan White, plus Hideo Nomo and other execs….The meeting followed a Power Point presentation sent to Octane’s agents last week before he arrived in Los Angeles…Padres were 7th and final team to meet with him in 3-days span….Reportrs he may narrow field down to 3-teams and have 2nd round of meetings.

Padres…Wil Myers says he would be willing to move to left field next season if Padres can sign Royals FA-1B-Eric Hosmer.

Dodgers….Met with Giancarlo Stanton in Los Angeles and believe he will make a decision on waiving his ‘No Trade’ clause by Friday, clearing the way for a deal…Stanton also met with Giants and Cardinals this week in Los Angeles..Miami asking for huge deal in trade talks.
..Dodgers-Yasiel Puig-Joc Pederson-Alex Verdugo
..Cardinals-Jedd Gyorko-Randall Grichuck-2 top minor league pitchers
..Giants..4-top minor league prospects.

Angels..Open contract talks with Indians FA-1B-Carlos Santana.
Angels-Twins…Trade-OF-Jacob Pearson to Minnesota for 1M-international slot…can be put towards a bid for Shohei Ohtani

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(MLB)

Toronto…Rogers Communication reportedly interested in selling Blue Jays…have owned team since 2000 when they bought it from Labatts.

A’s…Laney College pulls out of deal to sell 15-acres of land on campus to build new baseball stadium….A’s may have to reopen talks at Oakland Coliseum sight.

Pirates..Fire Latin American scouting director Reno Gayo-MLB probe of him taking kickbacks from Mexican League teams when he delivered prospects to Pirates.

Atlanta..Sign FA-OF-Chris Colon-ex Mariners-Marlins

Boston…Puts once top prospect Henry Owens on waivers to get him off 40-man roster ..had (5.18-ERA)

Royals..Sign FA-3B-Juan Negret-ex Atlanta Braves

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(Football)

(NFL)

NFL…says it is evaluating a new ‘Targeting’ rule that would lead to instant ejection of players-similar to NCAA college rule put into effect in 2013.

NFL…Compensation committee confirms it has signed 5Y-contract extension with Roger Goodall…Falcons owner Arthur Blank signed on behalf of owners-reminding them the league agreed to let Blank’s committee do the deal back in May….this circumvents Jerry Jones attempt to block extension.

Arizona…Bruce Ariens criticizes NFL refs for missing to penalties on 2-blocked kicks in Sunday’s loss….says his long snapper was hit in head twice on snaps on rush that came up the middle….Long snappers are defenseless players-not to be hit.

Seattle…Legendary QB-Warren Moon sued for sexual battery and harassment by assistant in his marketing firm-charging Moon has history of sexual incidents with here as employee….and with former exec who left the firm….Seahawks removed him from their radio broadcasts.

Rams…Cancel practice of poor air quality in Thousand Oaks from fires.

Kansas City…Suspend CB-Marcus Peters for temper tantrums-personal foul penalties on the field….has been discipline problem all year

Jets..Source say teams has fined DT-Mohammad Wilkerson 5-times for failing to show up at team meetings this year.

(Injuries)

Pittsburgh…LB-Ryan Shazier remained hospitalized in Cincinnati undergoing more tests…then transferred to U-Pittsburgh Medical Center rehab division…..Progress from bruised spinal cord has been slow….sources say swelling in spinal column has led to loss of sensory nerve functions in the lower back….Further exams for possible fractures in lower back…..lower back injuries more serious than upper back injuries.

Bears..IR-OG-Kyle Long-shoulder…..DT-Mitch Unrein-knee
Dallas..DE-David Irving put into concussion protocol
Raiders..WR-Amari Cooper remains in concussion protocol-10-days after hit

Packers..IR-CB-Kevin King-shoulder
Houston..IR-TE-CJ Federowicz-Sconcussion…WR-Bruce Ellington-hamstring

Colts..IR-LB-John Simon-shoulder
Bengals..IR-WR-John Ross-shoulder woes..having surgery
Saints..OT-Andrus Peat-out of practice-groin

Bengals..9-players miss practice with injuries from Monday night game
Patriots..WR-Chris Hogan returns to practice from shoulder

(Roster Moves)

Steelers..Sign FA-LB-Sean Spence
Patriots..Sign FA-LB-Jon Freeny-ex Ravens

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(College)

Oregon….Ready to interview candidates to replace Willie Taggart….included in group-Greg Schiano..Jim McElwain…Jim Ldavett….Kevin Sumlin and Justin Wilcox-Cal coach.

Tennessee…Offers job to Jeremy Pruitt-defensive coordinator-Alabama

Arkansas..Hire Chad Morris-SMU head coach

UTEP…Hire Dana Dimel as Miners coach…former head coach Wyoming and Houston…had been Off Coor at Kansas State

Montana…Hire Tim Rosenbach as Off Coor…had been head coach Adams State-Colorado.

South Carolina..Fire Kent Roper-Off Coor.

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……..(Basketball)…………

UCLA….LaVar Ball again criticizes school…..says “Coaches carry responsibility for what happened in China”…..Coach Steve Alford responds….”Players know difference between right and wrong”……”Book is closed”.

USD-W-New Mexico State (65-60)…Toreros hit 11-3s…F-Isaiah Pineiro scores 23 in big win in Las Cruces

Aztecs…Preparing for weekend game at California…G-Trey Kell remains out with lower ankle sprain….SDSU now (7-2)…Coach Brian Dutcher comments
..3-point shooting (31%)..will be better when Max Montana-Trey Kell get back
..Don’t know my full team yet because of injuries over 3-weeks
..Cal is dangerous team-they were up 18-on Wichita State
..Mountain West teams combined (42-9) in non-conference so far…impressed Boise beat Oregon…CSU beat Colorado….Nevada is (8-0)…..UNLV lost by 3-to Arizona.

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(NBA)

NBA suspended agent Andy Miller…reports he was involved in financial payment scheme involving shoe company and assistant coaches.

Clippers-L-Minnesota (113-107)…Timberwolves put 6-in double figures….Build 13 point lead-hold off LA comebacks…Clippers lost 4-in row and 14-of-18…Clips F-Dino Gallinari (212) shooting…been out a month……..Wednesday night game

Lakers-76ers…Thursday night matchup…LA (8-15) lost 5-in row…and 10-of-13.

Charlotte…Coach Steve Clifford leaves club with health issues.
Memphis..Fines C-Marc Gasol 15,000-for obscenity in tv interview
Brooklyn..Fine F-Alex Crabbe 15,000 for tantrum on floor-abuse of official.

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…………(Hockey)………….

San Diego Gulls-L-Chicago Wolves (3-1)….Wolves score 2-goals in 3 minute span vs G-Kevin Boyle……

Ducks-W-Ottawa (3-0)…..Adam Henrique scores 2-goals for Anaheim in home ice win….

LA Kings-Ottawa…Thursday right game…Kings won 6-in row.

Florida..G-Roberto Longo-could be out 8W-torn groin.

NHL…Hoard of Governors meet on Friday….reports they will look at Seattle as possible expansion candidate….Rumblings may also talk about possible franchise shifts…Arizona Coyotes to Houston….Carolina Hurricanes sale to Quebec.

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