Hacksaw’s Headlines-Thursday

Posted by on March 15th, 2018  •  0 Comments  • 

…….(Basketball)……….

Aztecs-Houston….1st round Wichita regional…SDSU won 9-in row…playing much stronger team defense….Aztecs (22-10) with 9-game win streak…Cougars (26-7)…quality wins over Cincinnati-Wichita State-Providence and Arkansas…have won 12-of-15….

Aztecs…Defense allowing (40%) shooting from floor in 9-game win streak…SDSU more explosive with Malik Pope-Jalen McDaniels on front line

Cougars..shooting 46% from floor-giving up just 64PPG on defense..opponents shooting just 39% from floor….Houston thick-physical rebounding team..very physical guards on defense…Guards Rob Grey (18)..Corey Davis (13) lead team,,,UH hit (285-3’s) this year.

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(NCAA) Play-In Games

Syracuse-W-Arizona State..Oshae Brissett (23P) in Orange win…Sun Devils started season (12-0)..finish (8-12)

Texas Southern-W-North Carolina Central..Dem Jefferson (25P) in Tigers win.

(NCAA) Opening Round Games-Thursday

Gonzaga-UNC-Greensboro
Kansas-Penn
Duke-Iona
Ohio State-South Dakota State
Miami-Loyola
Oklahoma-Rhode Island
Tennessee-Wright State
Seton Hall-North Carolina State
Villanova-Radford
Kentucky-Davidson
Virginia Tech-Alabama
Michigan-Montana
Arizona-Montana
Florida-St Bonaventure
Texas Tech-SF Austin

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(NIT) 1st Round games

Washington-W-Boise…Jaylen Nowell (25P)…Huskies build 15P-lead then hold on…Boise finishes year (23-10)
BYU-L-Stanford..Reed Travis (25P) for Cardinal….Cougars season ends (24-11)..
Utah-W-UC Davis..Justin Pebbins (19P) for Utes
Nebraska-L-Mississippi State..Dogs win at home (19-2) this season in Starkville.
Penn State-W-Temple….Lions now (22-13) on year
Marquette-W-Howard..Marcus Howard (22P) in win
LSU-W-Louisiana..Duop Reath (26P-11R)

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(Coaching)

Pitt..Interviews Tom Crean-ex Indiana-Marquette
Ole Miss..Hires Kermit Davis-Middle Tennessee State
Memphis..Fires Tubby Smith (21-13) record
Memphis..Will hire former NBA player Penny Hardaway

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(NBA)

Lakers-L-Golden State. (117-106)…Kevin Durant (26P)….Warriors-without Klay Thompson-Steph Curry-still shot 55% from floor….Lakers hit 12-3’s but lost…Wednesday matchup

Clippers-at Houston…Thursday night game

Golden State…Lose G-Klay Thompson-fractured right thumb-could be out 3-weeks…still without G-Steph Curry-ankl.e.

San Antonio…Kawhi Leonard personal physician not willing to clear F-to return to action from quad injury….has been practicing with team.

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…….(Football)………..

Chargers..Sign FA-TE-Virgil Green…5-years as blocker with Denver.
Chargers..Release LB-Jerry Attaochu-plauged by injuries-3 years.
Chargers..LB-Kori Toomer leaves as free agent
Chargers..Will workout FA-K-Sebastian Janikowski on Friday.
Chargers..Tender DE-Chris McCain-1 year deal
Chargers..Re-sign backup OT-Michael Schofield
Chargers..Re-sign S-Adrian Phillips.

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(Free Agency). 29-Players sign contracts on Wednesday after 40-signed on Tuesday.

NYGiants..Sign FA-OT-Nate Solder-Patriots (4Y-62M).
NYGiants..Sign FA-CB-Teddy Williams-Carolina

Packers..Sign FA-DE-Muhammad Wilkerson-Jets

Bills..Sign FA-QB-AJ McCarron-Bengals
Bills..Sign FA-LB-Trent Murphy-Redskins
Bills..Sign FAS-LB-Julian Stanford-Jets

Browns..Sign FA-CB-TJ McCarrie-Raiders
Browns..Sign FA-RB-Carlos Hyde-49ers
Browns..Sign FA-CB-Terrance Mitchell-Chiefs
Browns..Sign FA-TE-Darren Fells-Lions

Denver..Sign FA-CB-Tramaine Brock-Vikings
49ers..Sign FA-RB-Jerick McKinnon-Vikings
Seahawks..Sign FA-LB-Bark Mingo-Colts

Saints..Sign FA-LB-Demario Davis-Jets
Saints..Sign FA-CB-Patrick Robinson-Eagles
Saints..Sign FA-QB-Tom Savage-Houston

Jets..Sign FA-C-Spencer Long-Redskins
Bears..Sign FA-QB-Chase Daniel-Saints
Arizona..Sign FA-QB-Mike Glennon-Bears
Arizona..Sign FA-OT-Andre Smith-Bengals

Tampa Bay..Sign FA-DT-Beau Allen-Eagles
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-K-Chandler Catanzaro-Jets
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-DT-Mitch Unrein-Bears

Atlanta..Sign FA-OG-Ben Garland-Denver
Atlanta..Sign FA-OG-Brian Fusco-49ers

Houston..Sign FA-OG-Zach Fulton-Chiefs
Houston..Sign FA-OG-Senio Kelemete-Saints
Colts..Sign FA-DE-Derico Autrey-Raiders

Jaguars..Sign FA-CB-DJ Hayden-Lions
Jaguars..Sign FA-S-Corey Davis-Rams
Jaguars..Sign FA-CB-Don Carey-Lions

(Roster Moves)

Browns…OT-Joe Thomas retires-11Y in NFL…played 10,363-snaps in a row..was 10X-Pro Bowler.

Denver-Minnesota…Trade-Broncos deal QB-Trevor Siemian and #6 to Vikings for 5th round draft pick

Lions..Release TE-Eric Ebron..8.2M-cap savings
Miami..Release DT-Ndamakong Suh-take 9M cap hit
Miami..Release TE-Julius Thomas

Steelers..Release S-Mike Mitchell
Steelers..Release CB-William Gay
Seahawks..Release RB-Thomas Rawls
Arizona..Release S-Tryann Mathieu-take 9.3M-cap hit
Ravens..Release WR-Jeremy Maclin-5M-cap savings

Carolina..Re-signs DE-Julius Peppers
Broncos..Re-sign LB-Todd Davis
Chiefs..Re-sign DE-Jarvis Jenkins
Patriots..Re-sign RB-Rex Burkhard
Titans..Re-sign OG-Josh Klien

(Visits)

Seahawks..Visit with WR-Jordy Nelson-ex Packers..TE-Ed Dickson-ex Carolina..RB-DeMarco Murray-ex Titans…DT-Ndomakong Suh-Miami

Raiders-Bengals..Open trade talks deal LB-Vontaze Burfect to Oakland for draft pick
Raiders..Visit with WR-Jordy Nelson-ex Packers.

Denver..Visit with CB-Delvin Breaux-ex Saints
Arizona..Visit with OT-Justin Pugh-Giants

Giants..Visit with LB-Kareem Martin-ex Cardinals
Miami..Visit with OG-Josh Sitton-ex Bears
Colts..Visit with C-Ryan Jensen-ex-Ravens.
Carolina..Visit with TE-Luke Willson-ex Seahawks
Titans..Visit with B-Chad Henne-ex Jaguars

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(College)

Oklahoma…Baker Mayfield goes thru Pro Day workouts…completes (62-of-70) passes….OT-Orlando Brown runs (5.63) 40…improving form (5.86) in combines.

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…….(Baseball)………

Padres…Off day on Wednesday from Cactus League
Padres-Giants..Thursday game

Dodgers-W-Rockies (9-5)…Kiki Hernandez 3R-HR..5RBI…Ross Stripling (3inn-1R)…….

Angels-L-Indians (7-0)…Corey Kluber (5inn-0R-1H)….Matt Shoemaker (5inn-1R)….Blake Parker (.2inn-5R) 18.65-ERA…Shohei Ohtani (0-2) hitting (.100) fo spring.

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(Injuries)

Arizona..P-Zach Grienke-groin injury
Mets..OF-Yoenis Cespedes-cortisone shot in ailing wrist
Miami..3B-Martin Prado-will start season on DL-knee proglems
Seattle-DH-Nelson Cruz-quad injury
A’s..P-Jharel Cotteon-MRI-elbow
Texas..P-Clatyon Blackburn-MRI-elbow

(Roster)

Yankees..Option red hot rookie Gleyber Torres to AAA-(4-25) in spring
Yankees..Release 1B-Adam Lind
Seattle..Option P-Mike Morin to AAA.

(MLB)

Reds..Hire John Farrell-ex Red Sox manager-as scout

Minor League Baseball…adopts new rule changes
..Extra inning games…inning will start with a runner on 2nd base
..AAA-6-mound visits per team
..AA-8 mound visits
..(:20) pitch clock when men on base
..(:15) pitch clock when no one on base.

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……(Hockey)……..

Ducks-W-Vancouver (3-0)…Brandon Montour scores 2-goals…John Gibson 37-save shutout…Ducks climb into 3-way tie for 7th place in playoff race with 82-points..tied with Kings-Colorado…Canucks collapsed ..shutout 3rd game in a row….lost 5-in a row….. and (12-of-16)

LA Kings-Detroit…Thursday matchup

Gulls..Sign FA-D-Chris Forney (6’2)-played at UMass-Lowell

Edmonton..D-Oscar Klifbom-shoulder surgery
Vancouver..D-Eric Gubranson-shoulder surgery

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…….(General)……..

PGA…Bay Hill Classic-Arnold Palmer Invitational…..red hot Tiger Woods leads field with Jason Day-Ricky Fowler.

NASCAR….Jimmie Johnson loses Loews sponsorship end of 2018-season…been with his team since 2001…won 7-NASCAR titles-83 races…Loews dropping out of all auto racing sponsorship

NASCAR….Drivers arrive at Fonanta for this weekend Auto Club 400

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