Hacksaw’s Headlines–Tuesday

Posted by on March 31st, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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NFL-Owners…Conference call on Tuesday…will vote on invoking new Playoff structure for 2020 season….Add wildcard team each conference.
..Top team in each conference gets a first round bye…
..3-Divisional winners will play 3-wildcard teams each conference
..3-Wildcard games on Saturday
..3-Wildcard games on Sunday

NFL Draft…NFL informs clubs changes in rules with draft picks

..Teams can do 1-hour video chats with prospects 3X-per week

NFL…Lead physician Thom Mayer tells league they should not allow OTA workouts in spring.

NFL…Halfway thru Free Agent signing period….Salary Cap money:  Houston (49.2M)…Jets (45M)….Browns (43.7M)….Chargers (37.4M)…..Rams (26.3M)…….Kansas City (177,000) has least amount….Patriots (891,000)

CFL…Postpones start of training camps-due to open May 11th

Atlanta…Owner Arthur Blank believes NFL will ban off season workouts..open with shorter training camps…Reduce 4G-preseaso. schedule…will Virus test players daily…play full 16-game schedule…will vote ‘yes’ on expanding playoffs.

Los Angeles…Worker at So-Fi Stadium tests positive for virus

Tampa Bay…Uncle of ex-Bucs RB-Michael Pittman dies of virus.

New Orleans…Longtime kicker Tom Dempsey tests positive for virus in Senior Care Facility-being treated for dementia.

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(Teams)

Chargers…Conduct Skype Interview with Oregon QB-Justin Herbert on weekend.

Chargers..QB-Tyrod Taylor predicts ‘team will turn a lot of heads this year with roster changes’.

Raiders….Tuesday video conference with Oregon QB-Justin Herbert.

Washington..coach Ron Rivera says Dwayne Haskins will go to camp as starting QB

Carolina..Deny put WR-Curtis Samuel on trading block
Rams..Unable to deal WR-Brandin Cooks because of 12M cap figure

Houston..Offers LT-Laremy Tunstil (18.5M) per year contract.

Tampa Bay..Tom Brady confirms he called Bucs GM-Jason Licht and Coach Bruce Arians-told them reasons they should sign him.

Cam Newton…Agent trying to set up video conferences with Chargers-Jacksonville.

Denver…..Goldie Sellers….passes away (68Y)…had 13-interceptions in 4Y-with AFL-Denver Broncos-Kansas City Chiefs

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(Roster Moves)

Colts..Sign FA-S-TJ Carrie-0ex Browns
Steelers..Sign FA-DE-Dwayne Hendricks-XFL-St Louis

Vikings..Open talks with FA-WR-Jarius Wright-ex Carolina

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(College Football)

Washington…Mourns passing former head coach Jim Lambright (77Y)….replaced Don James…went (44-25-1) in 6-seasons…had been suffering from dementia.
Alabama…Team surgeon says QB-Tua Tagliviola cleared for full football activity.
USC…Gets commitment from top RB-Brandon Campbell-Katy, Texas

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……………….(Baseball)……………..

Cubs…2-staff members quarantined with virus…had taken part in staff seminars at Wrigley Field on March 8th.

Boston..P-Chris Sale-elbow surgery on Monday
Phillies..P-Seranthony Dominguez-needs elbow surgery

NCAA grants all college baseball player-extra year of eligibility.

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…………………..(Basketball)…………………

Aztecs….Send out basketball season ticket renewal forms….hiked prices for top seats 34-to-40% for next year….Primary courtside seats go from 850-to-1750 dollars and include a 1500-Aztec club membership….Student athletic fees hiked 40-dollars next year also…First ticket price increase in 5-years at SDSU.

NBA…Adam Silver-Commissioner….confirms league looking at starting the season in June with Best of 3-series from bottom teams to make playoffs….games to be played at neutral sight-possibly Las Vegas…those teams to join top ranked NBA teams in post season that will run into August….NBA evaluating starting 2020-21 season in Decemb.er

Stephon Marbury…Former Knicks-Nets G-playing in China, attempting to help put together a deal for Chinese firm to manufacture 10M-(N95) facemarks for doctors…for NY hospitals.

Boston..G-Marcus Smart-cleared by doctors after testing positive for virus last month.

ABC-TV…Sideline analyst Doris Burke confirms she became deathly ill with virus last week of season before league shutdown.

Michigan..F-Isaiah Livers files for NBA draft (13PPG)

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……………(Hockey)…………….

Ottawa-Colorado….NHL clubs confirm positive tests to players after both Senators and Avalanche played San Jose Sharks back to back games just before NHL shutdown.

Montreal…D-Jeff Petry writes check to buy breakfasts-lunches for hospital staff at 2-Montreal hospitals…at area restaurants.

NY Islanders…Construction on new Belmont Park Arena shutdown because workers test positive for virus.

Florida Panthers..Sign D-John Ludvig…Portland Winterhawks-WHL…had (62P) in 50-games this year in junior hockey.

LA Kings…Sign F-Trey Madden-Northeastern University….scored (19G) in freshman year.

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……………….(General)…………….

Wimbledon…All England Club to announce  cancellation of tourney in London in July…1st time postponed since 1940-thru-45 because of World War II

English Premier League…meets to discuss suspending rest of season…and starting 2020-2021 season on time, with same teams….including last place teams who won’t be relegated…Will determine Champions League teams based on standings at time of suspension.

MLS…says it wants to play full 32-game schedule the ssummer…plush playoffs back a month.

Indianapolis Speedway….Begins furloughing employees.

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