Hacksaw’s Headlines–Tuesday

Posted by on April 7th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

………….(Football)…………..

NFL…Sports Illustrated reporting NFL is now looking at possible schedules that would include just 12-games…rather than traditional 16-games…Drawing up alternative schedule to start October 1st-if state’s do not lift embargo on fan gatherings till fall.

NFL…Sends out 2-page memo to clubs….NFL draft will be conducted away from facilities…GM..Coaches..Scouts to work from home on setups configured by NFL-IT sources.

NFL..New Jersey-California reiterate they will not lift bans on group gatherings for Draft broadcast-shuts down NFL Network separate broadcast…..NFL will use ESPN facilities in Connecticut and include NFL Network talent.

NFL Competition Committee…Sources say Coaches Replay Challenge does not have 24-votes needed to renew it for another year.

Bobby Mitchell…Legendary Cleveland Browns-Washington Redskins RB-WR-passes away (84Y)…Hall of Fame…spent 4-Y with Cleveland…7-Y with Redskins…Broke the color barrier in Washington….had (7,954APY-91TD) in career….served as longtime Redskins scout and Assistant GM.

Baltimore…Kevin Byre-Longtime VP Communications with Browns-Ravens retires…Went to work in 1981-for Art Modell in Cleveland..worked 40-years including transfer of team to Baltimore.

Antonio Brown…Troubled WR-hires new agent in hopes of getting back into NFL..Still facing NFL suspension after 3-indictments on assault charges in off season with moving van driver in Florida.

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(Teams)

Ravens..Refuse comment they approved of Lamar Jackson workout in Florida with Antonio Brown last week-to scout him.

Jacksonville-Eagles…Talk about possible trade for DE-Yannic Ngakoue-who is franchise tagged…Jaguars want #1 and #3 pick.

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…………………….(Baseball)………………..

Detroit….Legendary OF-Al Kaline passes away (85)….Spent 22-years as player and 25-years as broadcaster for Tigers….Signed as bonus baby in 1953-never played a day in the minor leagues….Career stats..(.297-399HR-3007-hits).

MLB…On this day in history, 1972-season opening cancelled after Marvin Miller led Players Union on ugly 13-day work stoppage.

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…………………..(Basketball)………………..

Aztecs….Transfer G-Terrell Gomez contacts SDSU about possible transfer from Cal State-Northridge…Averaged (19PPG) each of last two seasons.

Kentucky…Starting G’s both file for NBA draft….Tyrese Maxey (14PPG)….Ashton Hagans (11P).

Louisville…F-Jordan Nwora files for NBA draft…(18P-7R) game

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………………(Hockey)…………..

NHL….Hockey pauses and remembers 2nd anniversary of tragedy that took 16-lives in Humboldt Broncos bus crash in Saskatchewan…team on way to playoff game when broadsided by tractor trailer on Prairie highway.

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……………………(General)…………………

British Open….Cancelled….will not be played this year…Will be played in Sandwich, England in 2021…..Open cancelled 12-times previously during World War I and II.

Masters Tourney….Moved to November 12th at Augusta
US Open…Moved to September 17th at Winged Foot
Ryder Cup…Scheduled for September 25th.

Indy Car Racing….Cancels May 30th-Grand Prix of Detroit….Season will now start June 6th-with Texas 400.

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