Hacksaw’s Headlines-Tuesday

Posted by on November 16th, 2021  •  0 Comments  • 

…(Football)…

Charges…Coach Brandon Staley continues to praise his team despite 3-losses in last 4-games..Bolts defense failing to make plays or to stop drives….Chargers defensive front cannot stop run…young secondary continues to get beat in coverages….NFL stats show Bolts ranked #32 in run defense (155YPG)……46% on 3rd down conversion rates…have just 11-takeaways in 9-games….Defense has given up 154-points in the last 5-games..

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(Scoreboard)

Rams-L-49ers (31-10)…..49ers ambush Rams-mug job in Levi Stadium…Jim Garoppolo (182P-2TD)…Jimmy Ward 2-interceptions in 1st quarter-including Pick 6- as Niners jumped to a (14-0) lead…SF had 18-play 93Y-drive to start the game…..Matthew Stafford 217P)…Cooper Kupp 11R….Odell Beckham (2R-18Y) in limited play for LA….Rams fall to (7-3) on season-back to back losses…….Monday Night Football…..

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(NFL Notes)

Carolina…Cam Newton named starting QB for Panthers.
Tampa Bay..Coach Bruce Arians rips team for ‘dumb plays’ in loss
Raiders..QB-Derek Carr says team has firepower to stay in AFC-West race.

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(Injuries)

Washington..DE-Chase Young-torn ACL-gone for year
Washington..QB-Ryan Fitzpatrick ruled out for season-setback fracture hip rehab
Arizona..QB-Colt McCoy-Pectoral injury
Ravens..DE-Derek Wolfe to miss rest of season-ongoing back issues
Browns..QB-Baker Mayfield-bruised knee-could play next weekend
Lions..RB-Jemar Jefferson-ankle injury
Packers..LB-Whitney Merciulus to miss rest of year-bicep injury
Packers..DT-Rashaun Gary-hyperextended elbow
Packers..RB-Aaron Jones-out 2W-strained knee
Raiders..FB-Alec Ingold-torn ACL
Steelers..CB-Joe Haden-foot injury
Steelers..S-Minkah Fitzpatrick-Covid issue
Steelers..MRI-TJ Watt-hip-could play this weekend
49ers…IR-WR-Mo Sanu
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(Roster Moves)

Packers..Release QB-Blake Bortels
Miami..Sign FA-DT-Andrew Billingsley-ex Bengals

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(College Football)

Aztecs..Coach Brady Hoke-Press Conference comments:
..Quote Bo Schembechler…the team..the team..the team..that’s who we are
..QB-Lucas Johnson-playing best of career-grown in decision making
..Told Johnson-when you have chance to run the ball..run the ball
..Matt Araiza-kicker is our MVP
..Proud of our team-have not played a home game in 2-years..
..Carson is a great stadium-but no fans there
..I have a gut feeling for the game..coach with my gut..do use analytics
..We have played with great edge-team knows how we win
..Fun to listen on headsets to defensive play calls-then see it works
..Def Coor-Kurt Mattox is always ahead of the curve calling plays
..Our win vs Nevada..get QB-Carson Strong off his spot-we did
..We win games vs Power 5-teams..Recruits see that-we sell that
..Group of 5-teams deserve chance in playoffs…we root for Cincinnati
..DE-Cam Thomas has another year to play at SDSU if he wants
..UNLV-has changed culture..playing freshman QB-facilities better
..RB-Charles Williams is 5th year senior-heavy duty RB

Florida International..Butch Davis quits as head coach..says President of school has undermined program…(24-30) at FIU.

Grambling..Fires Coach Brad Fobbs with (3-7) season…was (54-32) in 7-years

UConn..Incoming head coach Jim Mora says he will recruit heavily out of Transfer Portal to fix the Huskies football program.

Miami Hurricanes…Fire AD-Blake James-been there 6Y…Coach Manny Diaz could be fired…(18-15) with Canes

Auburn…QB-Bo Nix-ankle surgery
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….(Baseball)…

Mets…Hire Billy Eppler as GM…ex Angels GM..longtime exec Yankees
Yankees..Hire Luis Rojas3B coach-ex Mets manager
Angels..Interview Phil Nevin-ex Yankees coach
Cubs..Hire Dan Moskau-Asst pitching coach

American League Rookie of Year..Tampa Bay-Randy Arozarena wins…(21HRs)..made only 1-error in 119-games…Wander Franco-Rays finished 2nd.

National League Rookie of Year..Reds 2B-Jonathon India wins..(21HR)…Cardinals OF-Dylan Carlson was second.
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(Roster Moves)

Tigers…Sign lst big name free-agent…P-Eduardo Rodriguez-ex Red Sox..(5Y-77M) package

Braves..Sign FA-C-Manny Pina-ex Brewers

Houston..Opens talks with Miami FA-OF-Starling Marte

Dodgers…OF-Chris Taylor rejects (18.4M) qualifying offer-will go to free agency

A’s….Put 3B-Matt  Chapman on trading block.

Hiroshima Carp…Sign FA-P-Nick Turley-ex White Sox

Mets..MLB lifts 1-year suspension on 2B-Robby Cano-had steroid suspension

Julio Lugo…Longtime Red Sox-Astros infielder dies of heart attack (45Y)
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…(Basketball)…

Lakers-Bulls…Slow start for Lakers…Bulls jump out to (27-19) lead in first quarter at Press Time…Monday game

Clippers-vs San Antonio…Tuesday matchup….LA won 7-of-8

NBA..Fines Minnesota Timberwolves (250,000) for illegal team function with new owners.
Sacramento..Coach Luke Walton on thin ice..(67-90) record
Portland..Coach Chauncy Billups upset at team after 29P-home loss to Detroit
Lakers…G-LeBron James-yet to practice ..has missed 7-games with abdominal injury
Atlanta..G-DeAndre Hunter-out 8W-wrist surgery

AP College Poll..1-Gonzaga..2-UCLA..3-Kansas…4-Michigan…5-Villanova

Aztecs…Coach Brian Dutcher Press Conference quotes:
..We are a Power 5-school..even if not in Power 5-Conference
..We compete in recruiting because we have a Power 5-label
..March Madness has a beauty..everyone has a chance..want football to get that
..We schedule up..we challenge ourselves..
..There are no good-losses…know we are not crisp on offense
..We can bring it defensively..need to find efficiency on offense now
..Know we will be a good team-just don’t know when
..We need to find our rhythm-get all involved
..Need to polish our ball screens..ball movement
..Went (2-22) on 3s..need to find confidence..not 2nd guess shots..they will fall soon
..Teams know about Matt Bradley-they will defense him-needs others get hot
..Played 11-man rotation early…find players who produce..
..Need to stay out of foul trouble..Baker-Butler-Bradley in trouble at BYU
..Proud how we challenged BYU up there with our defense

Aztecs-Arizona State…play on Thursday

USD-L-California (75-70)…Golden Bears hand USD first loss of season in Berkley…..Monday game..
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…(Hockey)….

Ducks-Washington Caps…Tuesday game..Anaheim won 7-in a row…now (9-4-3)

NHL..Cancels 3-Ottawa Senators games this week..will not play till November 22nd…Ottawa has had 10-players test positive..but questions about possible false positive tests with a testing company.

Montreal…G-Jake Allen out with concussion….Veteran G-Carey Price not ready to play
Flyers..D-Ryan Ellis-out with lower body injury
Colorado..C-JT Compher-out 4W-shoulder
Las Vegas..F-William Carrier-positive Covid test

 

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…(General)…

USA-Jamaica…..World Cup qualifying game-Tuesday night….USA coming off big win vs Mexico…USA in 1st place in Group play…USA without Wes McKennie-Miles Robinson-must sit out because of 2-yellow cards in win over Mexico….Christian Pulisic will move into starting lineup.

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