Hacksaw’s Headlines-Thursday

Posted by on February 22nd, 2018  •  0 Comments  • 

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Padres….Rookie prospects camp opens….52-top prospects come to camp 2-weeks ahead of rest of minor leaguers….Headed by P-McKenzie Gore and Cuban import Adrian Morejon.

Padres…Radio broadcasts move to 3rd station in 3-years….”The Machine”…97.3-FM

Dodgers…P-Alex Wood decides to pitch out of stretch rather than use full windup….Had (1.79-ERA) first half of season…then (3.89) after All Star break..

Dodgers..P-Clayton Kershaw throws 1-inning BP…Club says there is dialogue about contract extension but nothing happening yet…Kershaw can opt out end of season.

Angels..1st full squad workout…Zach Cosart-ex Reds-moves to 3rd base-first time in career.

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(Roster Moves)

Orioles..Sign FA-OF-Colby Rasmus-ex Tampa Bay-coming of hip issues
Miami..Sign FA-OF-Cam Maybin-ex Padres-Houston-headed to 7th team
Pirates..Sign FA-OF-Michael Saunders-ex Mariners
Rangers..Sign FA-P-Jesse Chavez-ex Angels
Reds..Sign FA-C-Tony Sanchez-ex Pirates high pick
Tampa Bay…Sign FA-OF-Carlos Gomez-ex Rangers
Giants..Sign FA-P-Manny Parra-ex Reds-Cubs-Brewers
Indians..Sign FA-P-Carlos Torres-ex Brewers

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Tampa Bay…Heavy criticism for trading of stars Evan Longoria-Jake Odorizzi-Sammy Souza…Rays received 8-prospects in deals.

Houston…Top young P-Forrest Whtley-suspended 50G-for 2nd drug violation

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………….(Basketball)………..

Aztecs-W-Air Force (67-56)..SDSU had (13-2) spurt to start 2nd half…Matt Mitchell hit 4-straight 3-‘s to trigger early 13-point lead….SDSU now (16-10)…(8-7) in league….Air Force hit 13-3’s trying to rally…..

Boise State-W-Colorado State…Broncos built 30-point lead in first half in Ft-Collins…Chandler Hamilton (27P)…Broncos (22-6)

Nevada-W-San Jose…Wolfpack (24-5)..now (13-2) in league…Kendall Stephens scores 30P in win

UNLV-L-Fresno….Bulldogs jump to 13-point lead…Rebels shoot just 34% from floor in first half…Fresno (20-8)…UNLV fading end of year…now (19-9)

USD-Gonazaga….Thursday matchup….Toreros (15-7)..(8-8) in WCC….Zags (25-4)…(15-1) in conference.

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LA Clippers-at-Golden State….begin second half of season after All Star break…Wednesday night game

Dallas..NBA fines Mavs owner Mark Cuban (600,000) for comments on allowing his team to tank after they went (18-40) to start the season.

Spurs…Coach Greg Popovic says F-Kawhi Leonard may not play rest of season after reinsuring quad for a 2nd time this year…..has played just 9-games this year..

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NBA…Begin league probe of allegations of the Mavericks organization allowing its Corporate CEO to be a serial sexual harasser…..7-female employees told Sports Illustrated that the Mavericks allowed a corporate culture ‘Animal House’ existed for 6-years…Team CEO Terdema Ussery was allowed to remain on the job despite numerous incidents of touching, rude comments, and sexual propositions…and that Human Resources official told employees to ‘shut up and take it’…..Owner Mark Cuban said he had no idea of the corrosive culture that existed on the business side of the franchise-that he was involved basketball operations only….Ussery resigned and went to work for Under Armour…but was removes just 2-monthed into job…..Cuban told reporters “I will deal with this now”…..”This will get Fixed-Period-End of Story”

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……….(Football)…………

Carolina…Hires Marty Hurney as fulltime GM for second tenure with club.

Broncos..Put QB-Trevor Simian on NFL trade block…has played 25-games…(30TD-24Int-2 Fumbles)

Miami…Franchise Tag WR-Jarvis Landry (16.2M) for one year.
Vikings..Must decide on picking up 6.5M-otpion on Latavious Murray contract.
Giants..Players tell new GM-Dave Gettleman-Odell Beckham ‘not problem player’.
Colts..Sign K-Adam Vinatieri to extension…age (45)…kicked 29FG last year.

Saints…Owner Tom Benson (90) hospitalized with flue
Eagles..WR-Alshon Jeffrey-surgery-rotator cuff in shoulder.

Raiders..Suspended DE-Aldon Smith-unemployed…is (79,000) in debt failure pay child support payments…Not played in 2-eyars…..says he cannot make (9,000) per month payments.

(College)

Tennessee..Hire longtime QB-Chris Weinke as RB-coach.
Fresno State..Sign 4-star DT-Tyrone Sampson-decommitt from Syracuse
Kansas Sate..Jim Dickey-passed (84) coaches Wildcats 7-years.
Nevada..Hire Angus McClure-longtime UCLA staff member.f

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……….(Hockey)……..

Kings-Arizona….Surprise trade…Kings deal young G-Darcy Kuemper (10-1-3) 2.10-GAA to Coyotes for RW-Thomas Reider (51-career goals)….and G-Scott Wedgwood (3.45GAA)

Ducks-Dallas……
Ducks..Callup G-Reto Berra from San Diego Gulls..(2.72-GAA)

Las Vegas..D-Shea Theodore out with severe throat infection
Kings..C-Jeff Carter cleared to practice..out all year with skate cut

Montreal-Washington..Trade-Habs deal D-Jakub Jerabek to Caps
Ottawa-Tampa Bay..Sens deal F-Gabe Dumont to Lightning
Washington-Columbus…Caps send D-Taylor Chorney to Blue Jackets

(Olympics)

US-L-Czech (3-2)…Team USA loses on shootout-missed 5-shots in row
Canada-W-Finland (1-0)…G-Ben Scrivens hurt in goal mouth collision.
Russia-W-Norway (6-1)….Score 3-goals in 1st period
Germany-W-Sweden (4-3) OT…G-Dan Birken 31-saves in upset win

USA-Canada-Womens Gold Medal Game….US got power play goal from Hillary Knight with (:25) left in first period…USA led (1-0) at Press time.

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……..(General)……..

PGA…Honda Classic tees off in Florida…Rory McIlroy heads field…..Tiger Woods to play 2nd tourney in 2-weeks after poor showing at LA Open.

NASCAR….Drivers arrive in Georgia for Atlanta 500….Jimmie Johnson wrecked 3-cars last weekend at Daytona.

Soccer….Manchester Uniyed benches 125M-F-Paul Pogba for Champions League game…..has been benched 2-games in a row…and pulled from games 3-other times.

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