Hacksaw’s Headlines–Tuesday

Posted by on January 21st, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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Aztecs…Climb to #4 in AP rankings…highest since 2011-season
AP Poll..Shakeup up top…1-Baylor (15-1)…2-Gonzaga (20-1)…3-Kansas (14-3)…4-Aztecs……Duke dropped to 8th..Butler 13th…Auburn 16th after back to back losses.

Aztecs-Wyoming…Mountain West game Tuesday night…Aztecs can tie school record with 20th win in a row….Cowboys (5-15) on season…San Diego State defensive metrics thru the roof….Opponents shooting just (36%) from floor….(27%) from three point line….averaging (56PPG)….turned it over (287) times…given up (125) steals.

LaMelo Ball….former ULCA recruit out for year reinjurying foot second time playing in New Zealand pro league…Played only 7-games (17P-7R-6A) per game…His team was (5-17)…Criticism all he cared about were his numbers-not help team to win

Lakers…F-Anthony Davis cleared to play after missing 5-games with bruised back.
Knicks..G-Dennis Smith sent to see specialist about oblique injury-has missed 13-games.

Atlanta…Lawyer for F-Chandler Parsons says player suffered severe brain trauma-neck injury-torn labrum and severe concussion…car was hit by a drunk driver triggering 3-vehicle accident.

Brooklyn Nets….Owner Joseph Tsai says NBA must find a way to get NBA-games back on TV in China…been blocked all year..

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Lakers-L-Boston (139-107)….Boton explodes for 69P in first half enroute to 32P-win….Kemba Walker-Jayson Tatrum-Jayson Brown combined (67P)….Antony Davis gets 2-fouls in (:49) at start of game…finished with (9P-4R) i limited play…….Monday Night action…Lakers (34-9)….Lakers play 4-games in 6-nights on East Coast trip.

Clippers-at-Dallas….Tuesday night game….Clippers (30-13)…Mavericks (27-15)

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………………(Football)……………

Chargers…QB-Philip Rivers….family of 11-move into new home in Florida panhandle to be closer to families in Alabama…..Contract status with Chargers still unresolved…CBS Sports reporting both Tampa Bay-Colts would be interested in Rivers as a free agent if he hits the open market in March.

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Carolina..Hire Phil Snow-exBaylor-as Def Coord
Carolina..Hire Frank Okam-ex Baylor-as Def Line coach
Carolina..Hire Samir Suleiman-ex Steelers-as apologist

Bengals..Hire Steve Jackson-ex Jets-as DB coach
Browns..Hire Bill Callahan-ex Redskins-Off Line coach
Browns…Interfiew Mark Colombo-ex Cowboys for assistant coaching job
Browns..Hire Chad O’Shea-ex Miami-as QB coach
Browns..Offer contract to George Paton-ex Vikings-to become GM
Browns..Interview Joe Woods-49ers for Def Coord job

Miami..Hire Steve Marshall-ex Jets-Off Line coach job
Miami…Jim Caldwell quits job as Off consultant on Brian Flores staff
Houston..Fire-Chris Olson-VP Football Operations
Houston…Name Anthony Weaver as Def Coord
Houston..Romeo Crennell retires as Def Coord
Eagles..Interview Mike Kafka-Chiefs for Off Coord job
Titans..Dean Pees-Def Coord-retires
Titans..Kerry Coombs-DB coach…leaves to become Ohio State Def Coord

Chiefs…WR-Tyreek Hill facing major fine for pregame incident..acted like a dog urinating in end zone during introductions.

NFL…TV ratings drop a combined 14M-viewers for Sunday game…Chiefs-Titans game drew (41.1M) viewers….Niners-Packers drew (47M) viewers.
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(Injuries)

49ers..RB-Tevin Coleman-hyperextend elbow-dislocated shoulder
Steelers..OG-David DeCastro-ankle surgery
Patriots..S-Jason McCourty-groin surgery
Houston..WR-DeAndre Hopkins-fractured rib in playoffs

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(College Football)

USC…Grahame Harrell turns down NFL job with Eagles-stays USC
USC..Offers Def Coord job to Todd Orlando-ex Texas Def Coord
UCLA…16-players leave program…13 to transfer…3-in NFL draft

LSU…Interviews Bo Pelini for Def Coord job…Pelini-ex Nebraska coach..has been head coach at Youngstown State

Arkansas…Lands QB-Felipe Franks-transfer from Florida
Miami…QB-D’Eriq King-transfers from U Houston
Ole Miss…Lands RB-Otis Reese-ex Georgia…Ken Yeboh-TE-ex Temple
North Carolina..Lands K-Grayson Atkins-ex Furman as transfer..33FG
Oregon State..Lands WR-Trey Lowe-transfer Washington…WR-Tre’Shaun Harrison-transfer Florida State

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……………(Baseball)………….

Mets-Pirates…Open trade talks about deal for CF-Starlin Marte….Pittsburgh asking for OF-Jeff McNeil and 2-pitchers in trade

Colorado…3B-Nolan Arenado says he is feels disrespected by organization which was taking trade offers for him…Rockies announced ‘will not be traded’.

Atlanta..Sign FA-P-Felix Hernandez-former ace Seattle Mariners-spent 15Y with club
Pirates..Sign FA-P-Tom Koehler-ex Marlins-Dodgers-has battled shoulder woes for 2-years
Giants..Sign FA-P-Jerry Blevins-ex A’s

Toronto..Sign FA-C-Caleb Joseph-ex Orioles
Orioles..Sign FA-P-Cesar Valdez-ex Mexican League (2.26-ERA)
Arizona..Sign FA-P-David Huff-ex Yakult Swallows-Japan
Arizona..Sign FA-P-Joe Mantiply-ex Yankees

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(MLB)

Houston…Interview Dusty Baker for vacant managerial job-Tuesday
Houston..Interview Eduardo Perez for managerial job Tuesday
Houston…contacts Jeff Bannister-ex Texas about manager’s job.
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…………….(Hockey)………………

Gulls-Tucson…Tuesday night AHL game at Sports Arena…Gulls on season high 5-game winning streak…now (17-15-4) trying to climb into playoff race.

Kings..Send F-Jarret Dolan and Matt Luff to AHL-Ontario during All Star break.

Montreal…Preparing contract offer for veteran RW-Ilya Kovalchuk…has (8P-8Games) since leaving LA Kings

Carolina…Surgery-D-Dougie Hamilton-fractured leg-out 12W
Winnipeg..Lose C-Adam Lowrey-4W-shoulder injury.

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……………(General)……………

LA Galaxy….Open MLS camp with newcomer Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandz and Alex Katai…Must replace 5-veterans including goal scoring star Ztalan Ibrahimovic.

Team USA…F-Michael Bradley to miss 3-months…ankle surgery for injury in MLS playoffs.

Manchester United…F-Marcus Rashford has ‘double fracture’ in his back…will be out 3-months.

Santa Anita…3-more horses die over the weekend….2-on turf course races…third in training collision….Brings to 41-number of horse fatalities at track in 13-months.

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