Hacksaw’s Headlines-Thursday

Posted by on January 4th, 2018  •  0 Comments  • 

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Padres….Embroiled in bidding war for FA-1B-Eric Hosmer….San Diego offers (7Y-140M)….Royals offer is now (7Y-147M)….Agent Scott Boras is now asking for an 8th year to be added….Just asking-Padres going to pay Hosmer one-third of their 60M-payroll-doesn’t make sense.

Padres..Sign P-Carter Capps to (1Y-1M) contract….coming off elbow surgery then blood clot-shoulder surgery.

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Pirates..Reopen trade talks…now shopping P-Gerrit Cole…2B-Josh Harrison and OF-Andrew McCutchen….asking for 9-prospects in trade talks….Yankees in on Cole….Giants on McCutchen….Mets on Harrison.

Phillies..Sign FA-P-Steve Geltz-ex Tampa Bay.
Red Sox..Sign FA-SS-Ivan DeJesus-ex Dodgers
Washington..Sign FA-P-Logan Darnell-ex Tampa Bay
Reds..Sign FA-2B-Phil Gosselin-ex Diamondbacks
Phillies..Sign FA-3B-Will Middlebrooks-ex Red Sox-Padres-Texas..OF-Dan Ortiz-ex Pirates..C-Matt McBride-ex-A’s…SS-Helker Menesses-ex- Boston

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……..(Football)……..

Aztecs…Could lose as many as 5-assistants off coaching staff Rocky Long…Recruting Coordinator Tony White interviewing at Arizona State….Syracuse-TCU interested in QB-coach Blane Morgan…Bobby Hauck-Zach Arnett gone to Montana….Dan Gonzalez at Arizona State.

Arizona..Fires coach Rich Rodriguez-facing 7.5M-sexual harassment lawsuit…involved in an affair with another woman…Will be paid 6M buyout.

UCLA..QB-Josh Rosen files for NFL draft after two seasons of big production and injuries….Could be first QB taken in draft…Threw for (9,300Y-59TD) in 30-games over 2-and-half seasons with Bruins.

USC…QB-Sam Darold announces an hour later he is filing for draft…threw for (4,143Y-25TD) this yer with Trojans…despite 22-turnovers

Alabama…LB-Anfernee Jennings has knee surgery-will miss title game with Georgia…4th LB to get hurt this year for Tide.

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(NFL)

Chargers…TV ratings in San Diego for Bolts games plunge 42% from 2016 ratings….Last year (24.4-rating)….This year (14.2)….Over 5-year average-rating has dropped 47%….(26.7-rating to 14.2).

NFL TV ratings…drop across the board…..viewership in millions
..NBC-Sunday Night Football..(22.5-to-18.1M)
..ESPN-Monday Night…(12.8-to-10.7M)
..Thursday Night Football..(12.4-to-10.9M)
..Sunday CBS-Fox games…down 9%.

(NFL Coaching Jobs)

Giants..Get permission to interview Jim Schwartz-Eagles
Arizona..Granted permission to interview Jim Schwartz.

Ravens..Will interview Chuck Pagano-for Def Coor job-ex Colts

Bears..Will interview Matt Nagy-Chiefs..George Edwards-Vikings..
Bears..Did interview Vic Fangio from coaching staff for head job

Lions..Interviewed Mike Vrabel-Houston for head job

Colts..Get permission to interview Josh McDaniels-Patriots

Broncos..will interview Ben McAdoo-ex Giants for QB coach job
Broncos..will interview ex Giants Off Poor Mike Sullivan

Browns..Interview Ken Zampese-ex Off Coor-Bengals

Packers..Fire Off Coor-Edgar Bennett..QB-coach Alex Van Pelt.

Bengals..Fire OL-coach Paul Alexander-been with team 23Y.

Cowboys..Fire Wade Wilson-QB coach..Joe Baker-DB coach

Raiders..will interview Rich Biasucci-Cowboys-for special teams job…Paul Guenther-Bengals-OL coach

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(Teams)

Seattle..Sign FA-K-Jason Meyers-ex-Jaguars

Giants..New GM-Dave Gentleman meets with suspended CB-Eli Apple about off field issues.

Cowboys..Owner Jerry Jones says WR-Dez Bryant needs to be more productive…caught 68P-to be paid 12.5M next year.

Seattle..OL coach Tom Cable could be fired for poor offensive production last season.

Tampa Bay…S-TJ Ward denies he was arrested on charges of possession of 99-grams of marijuana-case dates back to last October…was never charged in case.

CFL…Hamilton TiCats-trade QB-Zach Collaros to Saskatchewan Roughriders for 1st round pick…Collaros (83TD-39Int) in career in Canada.

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(Injuries)

Seattle.CB-Richard Sherman top have surgery on left leg…recovering from torn right achilles injury.

Miami..QB-Ryan Tannehill-cleared off season workouts after 2nd surgery on left knee last fall.

Chiefs..IR-CB-KR-Philip Gaines-elbow.

Houston..WR-Will Fuller-knee surgery..DE-Jadaveon Clowney-knee scope.

Broncos..QB-Trevor Siemian-surgery left shoulder

Vikings..QB-Sam Bradford goes thru full workout prepping for playoffs..Out with 2-knee surgeries.

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…….(Basketball)……….

Lakers-L-Oklahoma City….LA jumps out to (10-0) lead then Thunder storm back and build 21-point lead in opening half…..OKC scores 63 in first half….Big 3…Russell Westbrook-Paul George-Carmelo Anthony combined for 50-by halftime while Lakers team scored just 44 points..5l..Lakers lost 8-row…and 11-of-12..

Clippers-Oklahoma City…Thursday matchup.

(College)

USD-at-Portland…Torerors (10-4) open 2-game WCC road trip…play at St Mary’s on Saturday.

Mountain West Conference games..
..Wyoming-L-Nevada…Wolfpack now (14-3)…pull away from Cowboys in 2nd half.

..Fresno-L-Utah State…Koby McEwen (28P) in Aggies surprise win..

..Boise State-W-New Mexico..Justin Jessup (23P)..Broncos (13-2)…Lobos now (6-10)

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……….(Hockey)…………

LAKings-at-Calgary…Thursday matchup…Kings in 2nd place in Pacific Dvision..
Ducks-at-Edmonton…Road trip continues on Thursday…Ducks have climbed from 9th to 4th in division in 1-month.

NHL..Suspends Oilers F-Patrick Maroon-2G-for headshot hit on Kings D-Drew Doughty.

Calgary..Release F-Freddy Hamilton
Las Vegas…Give (6Y-30M) extension to F-Jon Marchessault..has (37P-in-35G) for Golden Knights.

Gulls-W-Texas (4-3)…Corey Tropp scores 3-power play goals in 5-minutes in 2nd period as Stars take 3-straight penalties…in …AHL action

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………(General)………

English Premier League
..Chelsea-Arsenal finish in wild (2-2) tie….Arsenal goalie Peter Cech makes point blank save-then rebound shot hits cross bar preventing Chelsea from win….Marco Olson scored on deflection at 83 minute mark to give Chelsea lead…Arsenal Hector Bellerin tied game at 92 minute mark…..teams had 4-scoring chances in 4-minutes added time.

NASCAR…Team Penske announces will field 3rd car…Ryan Blaney will join Brad Keselowski-Joey Logano in 2018.

NASCAR…3-men arrested in Winston Salem for attempted armed robbery of owner Richard Childress in mid-December….Gunfire exchanged in incident in his North Carolina home.

PGA Tour…Opens 2018 season at Kapalua…Tournament of Champions…..tons of questions…Tiger Woods attempted comeback after 4th back surgery….Woods not entered in Hawaii…….Does Jordan Spieth dominate tour…Health issues of Jason Day-Rory McIlroy….Will Phil Mickelson ever win a tourney again.

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