Hacksaw’s Headlines–Tuesday

Posted by on February 25th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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Kobe Bryant-Memorial….More than 20,000-attend at Staples Center.
..Vanessa Bryant-wept during her eulogy about Gigi-Kobe….”All everything-players-father-husband-hero”
..Shaquille O’Neal-“We argued-fought and wupped ass..Proudest to win 3-titles in a row”
..Michael Jordan-Tears streaming down his face..”Gifted player-person…Left nothing in the tank…My little brother”
..Gino Auriemma-He called me at U-Conn…”Most uncoachable player of all time-calling to ask for coaching tips”
..Rob Pelinka…”Best Friend-Dad-Husband…Always said Enjoy the road-even the hard one…Let him be the sun in all our lives”

Kobe Bryant Memorial…Legendary Sports Figures were there…Alex Rodriguez..Bill Russell..Michael Phelps…Jerry West..Elgin Baylor..Kareem Jabbar…Phil Jackson..Doc Rivers..Greg Popovich..Mitch Kupchack..Elgin Baylor..Magic Johnson..Steph Curry-Klay Thompson-Pao Gasol-Kyrie Irving-Kawhi Leonard-James Harden..LeBron James-Anthony Davis-Kyle Kuzma-Draymond Green…Rick Fox-James Worthy among those on hand.

Kobe Bryant…Vanessa Bryant files ‘Wrongful Death Lawsuit’ against Island Express Helicopters…27-page lawsuit charges pilot Aaa Zoboyan with negligence-failing to abort the flight..failing to monitor changing weather conditions.

Clippers-W-Memphis…Clippers scorched Grizzlies in 1st quarter…shot 65% from floor-Memphis was (2-13) shooting at start….Clippers led (26-6) and then (40-14) after first quarter at Press Time…Monday matchup…LA (38-19).

Lakers-New Orleans…Tuesday game-1st chance Lakers have to play against #1-draft pick Zion Williamson…Lakers (43-12).

Indiana Pacers…Lose F-Jeremy Lamb for year-fractured leg.

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(College Basketball)

Aztecs…drop 1-spot in AP-Poll…fall to 5th spot after weekend loss to UNLV.
Aztecs…Coach Brian Dutcher predicts bounce back by his team….”We are wired to win”

Aztecs-Colorado State….SDSU (26-1) face Rams (19-10) in final home game of season.

AP Poll….Kansas jumps to #1-ranking….Baylor drops to #2….Gonzaga slips to #3….Dayton jumps up to #4…SDSU is #5.

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……………….(Baseball)………………..

Padres-L-Kansas City (8-5)..Cal Quantrill (2inn-1R-4K) in start…Drew Pomeranz-Jared Eickhoff (2inn-2R)…Manny Machado 2R-HR in 1st inning….Padres (1-1)…Cactus League action

Padres-vs-Oakland A’s…Tuesday game..Joey Lucchesi-Matt Strahm to pitch.

Padres…Welcome FA-2B-Brian Dozier to team…will compete with Jurickson Profar-Greg Garcia for starting 2B-job and likely 26th roster spot…..Dozier…”I came here to be starting 2B”…Manager Jayce Tingler…”Impressed with veteran been to playoffs 3-years in a row”

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Dodgers-White Sox (2-2)Tie…Called after 9-innings…Ross Stripling-Dylan Florio-Andrew Kolarcho combine 3-shutout innings….Cody Thomas HR…Mookie Betts (2-3) for LA…….Monday game.

Dodgers-Arizona…Tuesday matchup.

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Angels-L-Brewers (2-1)…Milwaukee wins on bases loaded walk in 9th….Dillon Peters-Ryan Buchter throw 3-shutout innings..Monday game

Angels-vs-Cubs…Tuesday matchup.

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(Roster Moves)

Toronto..Sign FA-P-Mark Rzepczynski-ex Indians-Padres
Seattle..Sign FA-OF-Rymer Liriano-ex Padres-White Sox-Mets
Arizona..Sign FA-P-Mark Leiter-ex Tigers

Pirates..OF-Lonnie Chisenhall announces retirement-injuries
Red Sox..Sign FA-P-Philips Valdez-ex Mariners
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(Injuries)

Texas..P-Brock Burke-needs shoulder surgery-out for year
Boston….Newly acquired OF-Alex Verdugo told may not be ready to play till May 1st-coming off stress fracture of back.

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(MLB)

Derek Jeter….Miami Marlins CEO says Astros scandal has given baseball a ‘black eye’

Astros..2B-Jose Altuve booed all day in 1st exhibition game appearance….Fans at Tigers-Astros game-removed by security by Houston dugout…..Altuve hit on foot by pitch….3-Astros batters get hit in game…No ejections.

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……………(Football)…………….

NFL Combine…QBs arrive for physical exams…..7-QBs now listed as likely 1st round draft picks…Joe Burrow..Tua Tagovailoa..Justin Herbert..Jacob Eason…Jake Fromm…Jordan Love..Jalen Hurts.

NFL-Union…Negotiating teams will resume talks on Tuesday in Indianapolis at combine to discuss some 7-items Players Association wants clarity on….Union wants to know why the owners removed an offer of 8-years post career health insurance and dropped it back to 5-years…..Why a proposal for 2nd bye week was removed as part of 17-game schedule…..Clarification on the locations of the 16-extra games at neutral sights….Why there is 250,000 cap as pay to all players-regardless of their contract for 17th game in season…..Report that Union conference call last week was angry exchange involving Aaron Rodgers-Bobby Wagner demanding to know why 5-committee members wanted to accept the deal…

NFL…Owners Management Council led by Robert Kraft-Jerry Jones-John Mara-Clark Hunt….Union will have its 11-Members Executive Committee led by DeMaurice Smith-Eric Winston-Richard Sherman-Russell Okung plus all 32-NFL team Player Reps.

NFL…Competition Committee will meet on Tuesday with coaches to discuss proposal for “Sky Judge” to be added to each game crew….and possible dropping of Pass Interference challenge in Instant Replay.

NFL…Reinstates suspended Raiders LB-Vontaze Burfect-suspened for 12-games for violent acts on the field as a repeat offender…Burfect has been undergoing anger-management counseling during suspension.

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(Teams)

Dallas…Owner Jerry Jones says team made a (33M) offer to Dak Prescott last September-was rejected…no offers since then

Jacksonville..Release DT-Marcel Darius-had 20M cap figure

Pittsburgh..QB-Ben Roethlisberger to begin full season off season throwing pregam after being examined and throwing infront of doctors in Los Angeles.

Colts..Owner Jim Irsay..talking about his QB-situations…”All options open….Draft-Free Agency-Trade”

Giants…Hire Amos Jones-ex Tampa Bay…Assistant Special Teams coach

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(College Football)

Utah…WR-Terrell Perriman-arrested 8-counts of felony assault..reports raped 3-women in Salt Lake City.

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………………(Hockey)………………

NHL….Trading Deadline….34-trades made on Monday

Ducks make 7-trades….Kings make 1-deal

Ducks-Boston..Deal LW-Nick Ritchie to Bruins for C-Danton Heinan…Ritchie (43G) in career…Heinan (34G) in NHL

Ducks-Flyers..Send C-Derek Grant to Flyers for C-Kyle Criscuolo and #4 pick..Grant score (14G) this year…Criscuolo (46G) in AHL career)

Ducks-Pittsburgh…Acquire F-Andrew Agozzini for case…has (160G) in AHL career.

Ducks-Columbus..Send C-Devin Shore to Blue Jackets for LW-Sonny Milano…Milano (20G) in NHL career.

Ducks-Washington..Trade RW-Daniel Spong to Caps for D-Christian Djoos…Spong had (11-G) with Gulls.

Ducks-Nashville..Ship D-Korbinian Holzer to Predators for D-Matt Irwin

Ducks-Oilers…Send minor league G-Angus Redmond to Edmonton for D-Joel Persson-Sweden.

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Kings-Calgary…LA sends D-Derek Forbort to Flames for #4 pick

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(Top Trades)

Ottawa-NY Islanders…Senators deal F-Jean Gabriel Pageau for Islanders #1-2-3 picks…Pageau (24G) was Senators leading scorer.

Edmonton-Detroit…Oilers send C-Sam Gagner and #2-2 picks to Wings for F-Andreas Athanasion

Edmonton-Detroit…Oilers acquire D-Mike Green

New Jersey-Buffalo..Devils trade LW-Wayne Simmonds to Sabres
Montreal-Ottawa…Habs deal C-Matt Peca to Senators
Montreal-Washington..Habs ship RW-Ilya Kovalchuk to Caps

Montreal-Las Vegas..Habs trade F-Nick Cousins to Knights
Chicago-Las Vegas..Hawks deal G-Robin Lehner in 3-for-1 deal
Chicago-Calgary..Hawks trade D-Eric Gustafsson to Flames
New Jersey-Vancouver..Devils send G-Louis Domingue to Canucks

Ottawa-Colorado..Avalanche trade for F-Vlad Namestnikov
Florida-Carolina..Panthers get D-Vince Trocheck
San Jose-Pittsburgh…Sharks send RW-Pat Marleau to Penguins
Colorado-Toronto..Avs ship D-Callie Rosen for G-Mike Hutchinson
Calgary-San Jose…Flames D-Brandon Davidson to Sharks.

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Carolina….Lose G-Petr Mrazek indefinitely with concussion
Carolina…Lose G-James Reimer indefinitely with back injury
Rangers..Lose F-Igor Streslerkin-fractured ribs
Rangers..Sign RW-Chris Kreider to 7Y extension

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………………(General)……………..

NASCAR…..Driver Ryan Newman confirms he is suffering from a concussion and head injuries….does not detail is other injuries from Daytona 500-crash…Publically thanked Denny Hamlin…Jim France-Mike Hlton for visiting him in ICU…Says Roush-Fenway Racing saved his life by ‘constructing’ a car to survive bad crash.

Indy Car…Veteran driver Robbie Buhl announces he is forming new Indy 500-team with Pittsburgh entrepreneur Robert Citrone
Indy Car…Speedway owner Roger Penske says his priority as leader Indy Car…Cost controls…Venues…Length of races..Future schedules

Soccer…English Premier League…
..Liverpool-W-W Ham (3-2)…Liverpool gets goals from Mo Salah and Sol Mane in 68th-81st minute avoiding shocking upset to come from behind to win…Liverpool now (26-0-1) on year…win 21st match in a row at home-Anfield-club record.

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