Hacksaw’s Headlines-Thursday

Posted by on December 21st, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

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Aztecs…Historic day-big recruiting sweep by SDSU in early signing period…Sign 17-players including record 10-from San Diego. Top recruits:
..Keshon Banks-DT (6’4-260) New Mexico
..Carson Baker-QB-Mt Helix-33 TD passes
..Rashad Scott-CB-Mt Helix (6’2)
..Cam Thomas-DE-Carlsbad (6’5)
..Josh Bomes-LB-San Marcos
..TJ Sullivan-WR-Mt Carmel (6’2)
..Will Dunklel-Ot-Eastlake (6’5)
..Dan Ballinger-TE-Las Vegas (6’8)
..Matt Araiza-K-Rancho Bernardo (32FG)
..JR Justice-WR-St Augustine (6’3) 82 receptions
..Dan Okpokol-DE-Saskatchwan (6’5)
..Anthony Luke-DE-Roseville
..Alan Miata-DB-Las Vegas (6’2)
..Elijah Koethal-WR-Las Vegas (6’4)
..Jordan Byrd-Rb-Albeqoerque

USC…Signs 11-recruits
..Markese Stepp-RB-Indianapolis Cathedral (6’2-220)
..Abdul McClain-DE-San Juan Cap-Recommit from UCLA

UCLA…Limited early signings
..Bo Calvert-WR-Westlake-decommit from USC
..Chris Cota-WR-Medford, Oregon-d├ęcommit from Oregon
..Kyle Phillips-WR-San Marcos
..Kaz Allen-RB-Tulare

Ohio State…Loses 3-top recruits on signing day
..QB-Emory Jones signs instead at Florida State
..OT-Jackson Carman-signs with Clemson
..Micah Psrsons-DE-inks at Penn State

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(Bowls)

Frisco Bowl…SMU-L-Louisiana Tech (51-10)..QB-J’mar Smith (216P-4TD) in Bulldogs blowout win over Mustangs

Gasparillo Bowl in Tampa….Temple vs Florida International.

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(NFL)

Dallas…RB-Ezekiel Elliot walks out of press conference after (:90) refusing to answer questions about suspension.

New England..Coach Bill Belicheck-refuses to answer questions about firing of Tom Brady personal trainer

Carolina..QB-Cam Newton upset NFL forcing Richardson Jones to sell team.
Carolina..LB-Thomas Davis 2G-suspension cut to 1G-despite being repeat offender.

Minnesota..Coach Mike Zimmer says NFL players need to protect each other-stop head shot tackles.

Giants..Interview GM-candidate Dave Gettleman-ex Carolina GM
Gians…Will interview Louis Riddick-ESPN-for vacant GM job

Cleveland..Browns players say QB-DeShone Kizer ‘confidence is shot’…(9TD-25-turnovers-31-sacks) this season

Seattle..DE-Sheldon Richardson says he’d like to return to NY Jets in off season.
Jets..DT-Mo Wilkerson-suspended-feels he has earned his 37M contract.

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(Roster Moves)

Packers..Sign FA-OT-Dillon Day-ex Denver
Saints..Sign FA-TE-John Phillips-ex Chargers-Cowboys

CFL-Montreal Alouettes…Hire Mike Sherman as head coach-ex Packers-Texas AM coach…becomes 3rd NFL coach to go to Canada following Mark Trestman-June Jones

Dallas…RB-Darren McFadden-suing former financial advisor…learned 3M investment that was supposed to be invested at Bitcoin was never invested…its worth would have been (237M) currently.
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……..(Injuries)……….

Rams..IR-K-Greg Zeurlein-has 38FGs this season despite ailing back
Bears..Surgery-OT-Kyle Long-neck
Bears..IR-LB_Pernell McPhee-shoulder
Bengals..IR-OT-Andre Smith-knee
Miami..IR-TE-Julius Thomas-knee
Miami..IR-OT-Jermon Pushrod-Foot
Saints..IR-LB-AJ Klien-groin
Rams..IR-QB-Brandon Allen-back
Tampa Bay…IR-TE-OJ Howard-foot..OG-JR Swezey-knee..CB-Vern Hargraves-hamstring..S-Justin Evans-ankle

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……(Baseball)……….

Padres..Lose P-Jhoulys Chacin…Signs (2Y-8M) contract with Milwaukee….was (13-10) with 3.89-ERA…had (1.79-ERA) at Petco Park.

Padres..Release veteran P-Travis Wood after he goes unclaimed on waivers after DFA.

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(Roster Moves)

Giants-Tampa Bay…Trade Rays ship 3B-Evan Longoria (81M-contract) to Giants for 3B-Christian Arroyo (.326-AAA)…OF-Denard Span….minor league P-Stephen Woods (2.91-ERA-ball)…Mat Krook (5.12-ERA-A ball)

Indians..Sign FA-1B-Yonder Alonso to (2Y-16M) deal…hit 28-homers last year
Miami..Sign FA-P-Jacob Turner-ex Nationals-Tigers
Atlanta..Sign FA-OF-Preson Tucker-ex Astros
Washington..Sign FA-1B-Matt Adams-ex Braves-Cardinals
Washington..Sign FA-P-Tommy Milone-ex A’s
A’s..Sign FA-OF-Dairon Blanco…hit (303) in Cuba

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(Free Agency)

Giants…open talks with OF-Jay Bruce-ex Indians
Giants..contact FA-P-Scott Feldman-ex Reds
Rockies..open talks with FA-P-Addison Reed-ex Red Sox
Texas..Meets with FA-P-Yu Dervish
Giants..Talk to FA-P-Trevor Cahill.

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(MLB)

Orioles…P-Zach Britton-ruptures Achilles tendon in workouts-out 6-months
Miami..Marlins CEO-Derek Jeter gets roasted in Town Hall Meeting about Marlins moves.

Mets..give GM-Sandy Alderson-contract extension.

Rob Manfred…Commissioner gets criticized in ESPN interview for lying about Marlins purchase…aaid MLB did not receive plans of Marlins owners to cut payroll from 140M to 85M….Miami Herald says MLB received ‘prospectus’ from the Derek Jeter group.

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………(Basketball)……….

Lakers-W-Houston Rockets (122-116)….Lakers build 22-point lead early…then run off 10-points late in 4th quarter to stave off comeback….Kyle Kouzma (38P)…hit 7-3’s….hit 9-shots in a row to begin the game…Corey Brewer had (21P)…..Kouzma-Brewer went (19-for-26) shooting…James Hardin had 51-points in loss…Chris Paul left with leg bruise …Wednesday night action.

Clippers-W-Phoenix Suns (108-95)….Clippers held Suns to 34% shooting..win only 12th game of season…

NY Knicks..C-Enis Kanter told Turkish government will imprison him for 4-years if he returns to his native country for criticism of President.

LaVar Ball….Says he wants to form the JBA-Junior Basketball Association…wants to lineup 80-hi school players who do not want to go to college…and start an 8-team US league to train them for NBA.

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Aztecs-Gonzaga…Thursday action….Zags (10-2)…averaging 92-points per game…have already beaten Ohio State-Texas-Creighton-Washsington…lost in OT to Florida….Led by 6-9 F-Jon Williams….G-Josh Perkins….have 5-in double figures….shoot 50% from floor and 38% on 3’s.

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……..(Hockey)………

Ducks-at-NY Islanders…Anaheim won just 4-of last 15-games…heading to Thursday game
Kings-Colorado…LA tries to stay in first place

Kings..recall D-Kevin Gravel from Ontario-AHL
Ducks..Send C-Joe Blandini to San Diego Gulls

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………(General)……..

Boxing…Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor open contract talks for rematch fight in UFC..

Soccer..MLS expands to Nashville…now may consider also adding Cincinnati and Sacramento immediately…and award just 1-franchise next year.

English Premeir League…Swansea fires coach Paul Clement…3rd coach employed in last 14-months.

USSF…Soccer Federation says 8-candidates will vie for vacant President’s job in February vote….group includes Eric Wynalda…Paul Caligiuri…and lawyer Steve Gans.

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