Hacksaw’s Headlines-Tuesday

Posted by on June 9th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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MLB-Union…Owners make new offer to Players Association:
..76-game schedule
..75% of Pro-rated salary to players because no fans in stands
..Players get share of TV playoff pool money (893M) share
..Owners drop draft pick compensation for 1-year for free agents
..Owners drop draft pick compensation for Qualifying offer players..No Q-offers allowed
..Players give back 25% of Pro-rated money if playoffs cancelled
..Players sign risk waiver because of Covid virus
..Hi Risk playes can opt out-paid full share and receive 1-year towards free agency
..Players keep 286,000 per man given as advance money
..Players given 1Y-service time towards free agency-arbitration
..30-man rosters
..50-players in spring training camp
..Uiiversal DH for games and playoffs

..MLB adds 2-more teams for playoffs…16-team brackets
..1st round playoffs  Best of 3 series…1-vs-8….2-7….3-6…..4-5

Union…Initial response-owners still asking for players to take pay-cut from agreed upon Pro-Rated deal in March….Union not willing to give owners 25% salary for games already played if postseason gets cancelled.

USA TODAY…Reports Owner expect to get 2.75B in revenues if 76-game schedule-playoff played….Players would receive 1.9B of that revenue.
Dennis Gilbert….Longtime agent criticizes Union for not negotiating in good faith…’No fans in stands changes everything in baseball’.

NY Mets….Wilpon family opens sales talks with David Blitzer-Josh Harris..owners of 76ers-New Jersey Devils about buying MLB team.

Cincinnati…OF-Joey Votto says ‘time players be no longer ignorant-be no longer silent-know the pain people have suffered.

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………………..(Football)……………….

NFL-Roger Goodell….President Trump tweets ‘Goodell Video-giving players rights to kneel-is disrespecting flag and country again’.

NFL…Owners yet to respond to President Trump criticism of league stance….Robert Kraft-Jerry Jones-Daniel Snyder all give 1M to Trump campaign funds.

NFL…Says Players will be allowed to participate in demonstrations during National Anthem this year.

NFL-Union….ask League to allow teams to have 2-week rookie-orientation camp in July….have 5-day Acclimation camp….before 5-W training camps open.

NFL…Issues Health protocols to each team for camps reopening…want expanded lockeroom facilities-safe spacing for 90-players in each camp.

John Zook…longtime Atlanta Falcon-St Louis Cardinals DE-passes away (72) cancer…Played 11-years in league.

Reche Caldwell…Police say ex-Charger was fatally shot and targeted in gang incident in Tampa…Caldwell had been arrested on drug dealing, money laundering, health care fraud schemes over the last 6-years.

Colts…QB-Philip Rivers moves to Indianapolis and has begun off season workouts with skill players weekly on his own.

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(College Football)

Redlands University….Suspends head coach Mike Maynard for tweets about car bombs in New York…’I want one of those bombs’.

Nebraska…Star WR-JD Spielman to enter transfer portal…(170R) for Cornhuskers in 3-years…Becomes 14th player to transfer out this year.

Nebraska…CB-Henry Gray-transfers to Florida International University.

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………………….(Basketball)………………

Bill Russell…..Hall of Fame criticizes President Trump…calls him ‘Divisive Coward’

San Antonio….F-LaMarcus Aldridge-shoulder surgery-will miss playoffs.

Charlotte..G-Malik Munk-reinstated from drug suspension by NBA.

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…………….(Hockey)…………….

San Diego Gulls…Lose C-Justin Kloos-signs with KHL-Novgorod team in Russia…Scored 11-goals-30 points in AHL….last week-Gulls lost D-Chris Wideman-signed with KHL-Torpedo team.

Arizona Coyotes…Hire Xavier Gutierrez-CEO…Spent 20-years as CEO with investment firm in Phoenix.

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…………………(General)…………………………

English Premeir League….Soccer season will reopen 6/17-Manchester City-vs-Arsenal….6/18-Manchester United-Hot Spur.

LaLiga…Spanish League announces it will reopen 6/13-FC Barcelona game….6/14-Real Madrid.

PGA…Colonial…Pairings announced for Thursday opening round…
Rory McIlroy-Jon Rahm-Brooks Koepka paired together….Justin Thomas-Jordan Spieth-Ricky Fowler highlited together.

Memorial Golf Tourney…say they will allow 8,000-spectators per round starting July 16th.

Mike Tyson…Tweets taking a knee by a flag….’No longer friends-Donald Trump’….President not responded.

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