Hacksaw’s Headlines–Tuesday

Posted by on May 26th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

…………(Baseball)………………

MLB-Union…..Commissioner’s Office to make a ‘Financial Proposal’ to Union about pay scale for the 82-game schedule MLB wants to play beginning July 4th….Proposal could include deferred payments on salaries due players rest of this season-defer into 2021-season…Union rejected overtures on a 50-50 revenue split.  Union demanding full accounting of all owners revenues.

..Union wants Sky Box revenue Stadiums and revenue from MLB-Media included in total amount of money in proposed split with players.

..Amount of money teams will be saving if there is no minor league baseball this season….Each team has average of 6-minor league teams…some 200-minor league players not have to be paid this year..

..Union wants to know what amount of money MLB will lose from TV network rights fees with season cut in half.

..Union wants owners to pay interest rates on any deferred players salaries not paid till 2021.

..Union wants total teams will save on bonuses-salaries since MLB draft is being cut from 40-rounds to 5-rounds.

Japan…Nippon Baseball League announces it will open training camps on June 1st…start season on June 19th.

KBO..Korean League hands down 1-year suspension to ex-Pirates shortstop Jung Ho Kang for 3-DUI arrests earlier in his career…had already been suspended 1Y by MLB.

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………………..(Football)…………………

NFL…Senior VP-Troy Vincent said NFL system to hire minorities was ‘broken’…and needed to be fixed…..Said NFL did not due enough ‘due diligence’ in 1-year operation of Coaches Challenge for Instant Replay Review.

NFL..Former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue urges league to do “Zoom Calls” in season with top minority candidates, giving owner opportunity to meet specific coaching candidates even before hirings-firings happen….Proposes no interviews for any coaching vacancy until the Super Bowl is over.

NFL…Owners vote on Tuesday on NFL rule changes.

..Change on-side kick rule-allow 4th and 15 play instead
..Change IR-rule..can bring back 3-players off Injured Reserve
..Change Defenseless receiver rule-protect kick-punt returners
..Add Sky Judge in press box to help officials make calls on field

Chargers..Former QB-Ryan Leaf released on 5,000-bond after weekend arrest on domestic abuse incident in Palm Springs.

Giants..Hire Nick Williams…former special teams assistant at Alabama.

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(College Football)

Stanford…Cardinal coach David Shaw says he has no interest in coaching in NFL…has (86-34) record at Pac 12-school.

Michigan..President Mark Schilissel says ‘no students on campus in Ann Arbor means no football players on campus either’….”Have doubts college season can start.”

San Jose State…DT-Kyane Schmidt suffers brain damage when ejected from vehicle in auto accident in California.

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…………….(Basketball)……………..

NBA….Owners-Union discussing dropping East-West designation for playoffs in ‘bubble format’…..Would just seed teams 1-thru-16 based on standings and hold games in Orlando….If adopted-would mean Milwaukee would be 1st seed…Lakers-second..Toronto-third….Clippers-fourth…Boston fifth.

NY Knicks-Brooklyn Nets…both announce will open facilities for player conditioning on Tuesday.

Detroit…Veteran F-Jon Leuer-announces retirement.

Patrick Ewing…Georgetown coach-released from ICU after 4-days to return home-had virus outbreak infection.

Euro League…11-team league votes to cancel rest of season because of Covid outbreak in different countries where teams are based.

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…………….(Hockey)……………….

NHL-Union….Develop Phase 2-for players, that could be released next week…allowing players to return to facilities….6-players at a time to work on conditioning….Players returning from Europe would serve 14-day quarantine….Could be implemented on June 1st.

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………………..(General)…………….

Golf….Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson Charity golf tourney…drew 5.8M-viewers on Sunday afternoon….Reportedly raised more than 20M for Covid research.

NASCAR…Charlotte 600….Brad Keselowski outruns Jimmie Johnson in final stage to win Sunday race….Johnson winless streak stretches to 102-races in a row.

NASCAR….Charlotte 600-drew 4.3M-viewers for Sunday night race…dropoff of some 2M from Darlington 400-race the weekend before.

NASCAR….Suspends Crew Chief-Chief Engineer-Pit crew member of Denny Hamlin team-for rules violation as start of Charlotte 600

Soccer…Global star Zlatan Ibrahimovic suffers possible torn Achilles..while training to return to AC-Milan in Italy.

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