Hacksaw’s Headlines–Tuesday

Posted by on December 13th, 2016  •  0 Comments  • 

…………….(Football)…………..

Chargers….Good news on injury front…RB-Melvin Gordon does not have a fractured hip, but rather a strain of his left hip….He does have a sprained knee however….DE-Joey Bosa has a strained neck but does not have a concussion-and could practice on Wednesday.

Chargers..Coach Mike McCoy-under enormous criticism-says he is not “insulted” by local columnists and national writers, and talkshows in San Diego calling for his firing…says he is ‘only focused on the Raiders game’….told local media on Monday he gets positive feedback from the fans.

Chargers..DE-Tenny Palepoi suspended for 4G-without pay for positive test for PEDs..2nd drug suspension of year for team.

Chargers….Sign FA-CB-Robert McClain, just released by Carolina Panthers.

Chargers…San Diego City Council’s Scott Sherman drafts a letter to Owner Dean Spanos offering him a $1 per year lease agreement on a new stadium at Qualcomm Sight….but wants Chargers to return to the bargaining table immediately….Letter to be delivered to Spanos and Roger Goodell at owners meetings in Dallas Tuesday….No comment form Mayor Kevin Faulconer on his role in the letter proposal.

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(Scoreboard)

Patriots-W-Ravens (30-23)…Tom Brady torches #1-ranked Baltimore defense for (406Y) passing-3TD…Joe Flacco (324Y) passing and 3-scores as Ravens tried to rally.

(Teams)

Rams..Fire Coach Jeff Fisher-weeks after giving him 2-yer contract extension…axed after club was blown out (42-14) at LA Coliseum by Atlanta…Rams have lost 8-of-9 games….Running feeble offense..Rookie QB-lst round pick Jared Goff overwhelmed right now by pass rush-sacks-turnovers…Fisher was (31-44-1) with Rams….former coach of Houston Oilers and Tennessee Titans-had just 6-winning seasons in 22-years as NFL head coach…COO-Kevin Demoff calls coaching situation an “organizational failure”.

Rams..Name John Fassel as interim coach…son of former Giants head coach Jim Fassel.

Buffalo..Coach Rex Ryan says he has had no conversations about his future with Bills ownership…Buffalo falling out of playoff race with (6-7) record.

Arizona..WR-Michael Floyd arrested in Scottsdale..3am-Monday…DUI-passed out while sitting in intersection with car in gear…Hit with 4-different violations.

Cowboys…Say no consideration to changing from Dak Prescott to Tony Romo at quarterback…Prescott (11-2) as starter..(20TD-4 Interceptions).

Vikings..Coach Mike Zimmer to continue wearing eye patch while coaching-coming off retina surgery.

Titans..WR-Kendall Wright benched for last Sunday game-miss team meetings.

Browns..Vote of confidence to QB-Robert Griffin III-despite just (44%) completion rate.

Bills..No decision yet on benching QB-Tyrod Taylor.

Bengals..Looking at kickers..Mike Nugent (just (23-29) on PAT kicks

Seattle…CB-Richard Sherman says blowout loss in Green Bay should serve as wakeup call..worst Seahawk beating since 2011

49ers..Colin Kaeperneck stays as QB..(3-18) record last 21-games…(21TD-16 turnovers-69-QB sacks)

(Injuries)

Cowboys..Activate RB-Darren McFadden from PUP list-out all year-broken arm.

Miami..Good news..QB-Ryan Tannehil does not have torn ACL in knee.

Giants..RB-Shane Vereen-concussion protocol

Eagles..IR-RB-Wendell Smallwood-knee..OT-Matt Tobin-knee..LS-Jon Dorenbos-fractured wrist.

Colts..IR-OG-Jack Mewhold-knee….S-Clay Gaethers-neck.

Vikings…IR-DE-Shareef Floyd-knee scope

49ers..IR-TE-Vance McDonald-shoulder dislocation.

(NFL)

NFL…Owners meetings Wedneday in Dallas to discuss Stadium issues with Raiders-Chargers.

Raiders..Report that owner Mark Davis not in favor of selling a share of team to Las Vegas financier Sheldon Adelson.

Supreme Court…Will not hear appeal of 965M-Concussion settlement-orders NFL to implement pay schedule for players.

New Orleans..Convicted killer Cardell Hayes faces 60Y in prison for murder of Saints DE-Will Smith and wounding of his wife in road rage incident.

(College)

Colorado…Brother of RB-Rashaan Salaam-who committed suicide…says ex-Buffaloes and Chicago Bears player had shown signs of CTE.

South Florida..Hires Charley Strong-ex Texas head coach.

LSU…Talking to Steve Sarkisian-Mark Helfrich about becoming Off Coor-on Ed Ogeron staff.

Florida Atlantic…Continues talks with Lane Kiffin about head coaching job.

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……………….(Baseball)………………..

Padres…Sign FA-P-Michael Baez-Cuba…6’8-20Y old..Inks 3M-bonus contract-Padres also pay 3M-tax on signing…San Diego has now spent 95M on signing International players and players taken in last year’s June draft.

Dodgers..Re-sign FA-P-Kenley Jansen (5Y-80M) after 47-save season.
Dodgers..Closing in on deal with FA-3B-Justin Turner (4Y-64M) deal.

Angels…Say Danny Espinosa will take over at 2B-after trade from Washington..and OF-Cam Maybin will bat leadoff after trade from Tigers.

Orioles..Offer DH-Mark Trumto (4Y-52M) extension.

Braves…Sign FA-P-John Danks-former White Sox starter…

Yankees..Sign FA-SS-Ruben Tejada-ex Mets-Giants.

Milwaukee..Sign FA-SS-Ivan DeJesus-Reds

Cardinals..Sign FA-OF-Logan Schaeffer-ex Twins

Astros-Royals..Discuss trade for KC-P-Yordano Ventura.

Washington..P-Stephen Strasburg says new grip on slider he used last year led to elbow injury.

Colorado..P-Chad Bettis undergoes surgery for testicular cancer.

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……………..(Basketball)………………

Aztecs-W-Alabama State (73-41)..Malik Pope scores 16P in blowout win over overwhelmed SWAC school…SDSU now (5-4)…

Lakers-L-Sacramento(116-92)…Kings outscore Lakers (35-8) to start 3rd quarter…C-DeMarco Cousins hits 12-baskets vs Timothy Mozgov..Cousins finishes with (31P-16R)……Luke Walton ejected from game over lack of cals on flagrant fouls……LA-lost 7-in row…(10-17)

Clippers-W-Portland (121-120)……LA record…(18-7)..Blake Griffin scores (26P)…Chris Paul (21P-14A)…Clippers put 6-in double figures….also went (23-for-25) at free throw line….Took 11-minutes to play final 2-minutes of game with intentional fouls..timeouts..substitutions and a double ejection.

Oklahoma City..Lose G-Victor Oladip-sprained wrist.

Knicks..Win 4th in a row on road-players starting to buy into Phil Jackson “triangle” offense.

AP College Basketball Poll…1-Villanova (10-0)…2-UCLA (10-0)..3-Kansas..4-Baylor…..USC moves to 24th with (9-0) record.

Western Michigan…F-Jov Kennedy arrested-charged with murder and robbery in shooting death of another student in argument over cell phone.

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………………..(Hockey)…………….

San Diego Gulls…Open up 5G-homestand tonight vs Ontario…Gulls shutout 2-games in row in San Jose.

LA Kings-vs-Buffalo…Kings won 7-of-10
Ducks-vs-Dallas..Anahiem (6-1-1) heading onto road trip.

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