Hacksaw’s Headlines-Tuesday

Posted by on March 9th, 2021  •  0 Comments  • 


Aztecs…Coach Brian Dutcher talks about his situation and the Big 10- Minnesota job..his name being linked to the job and about his team heading to Mountain West Conference Tourney:

..I told my players my name will come up at Minnesota..I went there-my dad coached there
..I tell my assistants..Manage your own path..be comfortable with your decisions..take the interview
..It will be a gut decision..a feeling..I talk to my family..my close advisors
..Been so rewarding to work for Steve Fisher-Michigan..Lou Henson-Illinois..South Dakota State..Comfortable each decision I’ve made
..Richard Pitino is head coach at Minnesota..my focus on Aztecs and tourney

Aztecs..Team came home and went to Viejas to cut the nets down after winning MWC regular season title at 2:30am..We do it alone..We do it as a team..It is a memory for them in a Covid season.

Aztecs..Will have 6:15am Covid test on Thursday morning of first game in tourney in Las Vegas..Be flexible..not ideal..worth doing right..we have 7am workouts so we are used to getting up early.

MWC-MVP…I always voted for top player on championship team..Matt Mitchell is the MVP in league

Aztecs…Play on Thursday in MWC tourney…winner of San Jose State-Wyoming play in game.

USC…Trojans play winner of Utah-Washington play in game on Thursday in Pac 12 tourney
UCLA..Bruins play on Thursday vs Oregon State in tourney

Mountain West Conference…Vote Niko Medved-Colorado State-Coach of Year….Neemius Queta-Utah State-Player of Year

Creighton..Reinstate Coach Greg McDermott from suspension after use of word ‘Plantation’ in angry exchange with players…had offered to resign job..Will undergo counseling..


Lakers..LA judge rules Vanessa Bryant can have access to names of LA Sheriff’s deputies who illegally took pictures of the bodies in the Kobe Bryant crash sight and shared them with other deputies…Bryant likely to file additional lawsuits against those deputies in addition to suits against helicopter company and estate of the deceased pilot in the January 2020 crash.

Lakers…All Star break..off till Friday game with Indiana Pacers

Lakers-Cleveland..LA interested in F-Andre Drummond (17PPG) in possible trade..May be bought out of Cavs contract…Lakers have (9.5M) trade exception.

Clippers..All Star break..off till Thursday game with Warriors

Golden State-Houston…Trade talks with Rockets for G-Victor Oladipo
Golden State-Chicago..Trade talks about Bulls G-Otto Porter



Chargers….Have (23M) Cap Space..face massive roster issues
Chargers…Considering release OG-Trai Turner..CB-Casey Hayward..would open up (21.2M) in cap space

Chargers..Have to re-sign FA-TE-Hunter Henry..LB-Denzel Perryman..OT-Sam Tevi..OG-Forrest Lamp..OC-Dan Feeney..DE-Melvin Ingram..CB-Michael Davis


(NFL Roster Moves)

Cowboys..Sign QB-Dak Prescott to record (4Y-160M) extension…42M per year average..123M-guaranteed…66M-signing bonus..full no trade clause.

Tennessee-Miami..Trade..Titans deal #1-draft pick OT-Isaiah Wilson and 7th round pick to Dolphins for 7th round pick…Titans give up on #1 choice after 1-year..played only 4-snaps last year…Suspended…Have covid issues twice during season.

Raiders..Release S-LeMarcus Joyner-cap savings (8.7M)
Raiders..Release OG-Richie Incognito-cap savings (3.5M)
Seattle..Release DE-Carlos Dunlop-cap savings (13.6M)
49ers..Release QB-Nick Mullens-part time starter 2-years.
Chicago..Release OT-Bobbie Massie-cap savings (5M)
Detroit..Release C-Russ Bodine..LB-Christian Jones-save (3.5M)

Rams..Meet with OT-Andrew Whitworth..has (9.5M) cap figure
Bengals..Meet with DT-Geno Atkins..has (9.5M) cap figure
Eagles..Meet with TE-Zach Ertz..has (7M) cap figure
Jacksonville..Shop OG-Andrew Norwell..has (12M) ca figure
Giants..Shop OG-Kevin Zeitler in trade..(4.5M) cap figure
Eagles..Shop OG-Brandon Brooks..has (13.4M) cap figure

Tampa Bay..Open talks contract extension QB-Tom Brady..has (28.4M) cap figure

Seattle..Trying to rework contracts..has only (5M) cap space..must re-sign LBs-Shaq Griffin-KJ Wright

Packers..Cannot franchise tag RB-Aaron Jones (12M)..C-Corey Linsley (13M)
Jets..Franchise tag S-Marc Maye (12M)
Washington..Franchise tag OT-Brendan Scherff (18M)

Cowboys…Facing 1pm deadline to sign QB-Dak Prescott or franchise tag him at (37.7M)

Patriots..Setup Visit with FA-TE-Kyle Rudolph-ex Vikings
Raiders..Visit with FA-CB-AJ Bouye-ex Denver-Houston



NFL-Union discuss delaying Franchise Tag deadline (1pm-Tuesday) because NFL yet to reach contract extensions with TV networks..Huge pay hike in TV deals would impact revenue streams and future salary caps….Teams cannot make decisions on Franchise Tags unless they know what Salary Cap number is…Cap rumored to fall from (198M-to-183M)….9-clubs over the cap.


(College Football)

Kansas…Terminates Coach Les Miles after school gets information about depths of Miles violations with female coeds while head coach at LSU…Miles was winless last season….LSU refused to fire Miles for sexual harassment issues while head coach.

UCLA..Lands LB-Brandon Kaho-transfer Alabama



Padres…off day on Monday
Padres-White Sox..Tuesday-San Diego (3-5) in spring..Chisox (1-5)
Padres..P-Dinelson Lamet-25P bullpen session..clocked 98mph

Padres..Sign contract extension with Petco for naming rights-thru (2027) season

Padres..Announce ticket plans for limited seating 2021 season
..Only Season Ticket Holders allowed to attend opening season.
..3-quadrant season (Apr-May)(June-July)(August-Sept)
..Platinum…Gold..Blue Category season ticket holders can apply
..Season ticket holders can opt in for Quadrant 1 (Apr-May)
..Ticket holders opt-out quadrant one..can still opt in for two-three
..Post season playoffs-World Series will be 4th quadrant-October

..Season ticket holders with Platinum-Seniority-Full Plans will get first choice..then Gold Half Season holders based on seniority..then Blue 20-game holders.
..Seating will be in Pods in areas closest to seats originally purchased tickets

Dodgers-W-White Sox (8-0)..Corey Seager 3R-HR…Julio Urias (3-perfect innings)..David Price (1-perfect inning)

Dodgers-Reds..Tuesday game..LA now (5-3)
Dodgers..P-Joe Kelly throws bullpen to test sore shoulder
Dodgers..P-Brusdar Graterol-cleared full workouts-shoulder issue

Dodgers..Manager Dave Roberts writes letter to organization imploring them to stand up against ‘Bullyism’ in Asian American communities and to Pacific Islanders..calls is ‘Cowardice’…Baseball needs to stand on platform

Angels-L-Brewers (10-9)..Justin Upton 2HRs..Anthony Rendon HR…P-Andrew Heaney (2inn-4R-7BR)…Ps-Chris Rodriguez-Kyle Keller gives up (7R-2inn) combined.

Angels..off day on Tuesday



NY Times..reports MLB Revenue Sharing will be cut 50% for 2021 season because of revenue losses of clubs…MLB revenue sharing was (400M) in 2019…No revenue sharing last year….Estimated in 2021 (200M)…Small market teams would annually receive (50-to-70M) a year..will be cut in half

Phillies-Cardinals..Former relief P-Real Cormier-passes away (53Y)-cancer..pitched for 16Y in baseball.



Astros..DL-P-Pedro Baez-Covid exposure
A’s..P-Trevor Rosenthal-tweaked knee injury
Brewers..OF-Lorenzo Cain-examined quad injury
Mets..1B-Jose Martinez-out 4-months..meniscus knee surgery
Mariners..2B-Shed Long-shin injury
Cardinals..Delay P-Miles Mikolas bullpen-forearm issues
Atlanta..P-Mike Soroka-throws bullpen-test Achilles rehab


(Roster Moves)

Mets..Open contract extension talks with SS-Francisco Lindor
Mets..Open talks with FA-3B-Maikel Franco-ex Royals
Pittsburgh..Acquire Cubs P-Duane Underwood
Pirates..DFA-P-Carson Fulmer



Ducks-Kings…Ducks led (3-2) late 2nd period at Press Time….Kevin Shattenkirk-Ben Hutton scored for Ducks…Dustrin Brown 13th goal of season for Kings…Monday night action…Kings (10-8-5)..Ducks (7-12-6)

Ducks..GM-Bob Murray gives Vote of Confidence to coach Dallas Eakins despite (1-6-3) stretch last 3-weeks

Ducks..Send rookie F-Brayen Tracey back to Victora-Western Hockey League…failed to score for San Diego Gulls-AHL.

Gulls-at San Jose..Tuesday night AHL action..Gulls (9-5)



Golf..Brooks Koepka pulls out of Players Championship…right knee problems…being examined this week…had left knee surgery last year

MLS…Montreal Impact team moving home games to Ft-Lauderdale to open the season because of Border Crossing issues between US-Canada.


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