Hacksaw’s Headlines-Tuesday

Posted by on March 1st, 2022  •  0 Comments  • 

..(Baseball)…

MLB-Union….Negotiations were in their 13th hour….started at 10am in Jupiter and were going after 11pm…..10-different meetings between lawyers and negotiators….Rob Manfred  took part in sessions with the Union…..Intense negotiations on Luxury Tax Thresholds….Penalties for going over tax rate…2-Plus Bonus Pool…Both sides discussed possible 1-day extension to continue talks on Tuesday

Late evening movements on both sides…as of midnight:
..Owners offered to take Luxury Tax Threshold from 214M-up-to 235M
..Owners offered huge upgrade on rookie salaries-starting at 700,000
..Owners upgraded offers on Plus 2-pool to 40M for 32-players.
..Owners offered a 14-team playoff format and a 12-team playoff package
..Union proposed luxury tax rate of 35-47-80% for years 2-3-4.

Union says it would agree to 12-team playoffs-worth 100M to owners
Union says it would agree to Ads-on-Uniforms-worth 150M to owners
Owners tell Union it is offering 15-more roster spots for DH in NL
Owners willing to drop Qualifying offers and compensation draft pick
Owners demanding each team spend minimum 100M on salaries

MLB..Report owners told Union on Monday morning…’Willing to cancel month of April if they cannot agree to a fair deal.

MLB..Report Players would lose 20M-salary for each day cancellation
MLB..Report each team would lose 100,000 per day revenue cancelled home games

Union..Announces it will start writing 5,000-monthly checks to each player on Tuesday from its Lockout Fund.

Ron Fowler…Padres owner-part of Owners Committee left Jupiter, Florida on Monday afternoon after 8-days there in meetings.

Miami Marlins…CEO-Derek Jeter resigns and will sell his ownership stock in franchise…Report he exited after ownership decided not to increase payroll significantly…Jeter been with Marlins 4-years..stripped down roster and purged front office and rebuilt roster…Record (218-327)…4th worst record in baseball in 4-years…had (61M) payroll last year.

Yankees..Hire Hensley Meulens-ex Giants as Asst Hitting Coach

Dodgers…Report P-Clayton Kershaw will either sign with Texas or retire.
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…(Basketball)…

Aztecs-W-Wyoming (73-66)…Matt Bradley rifled home 30-points, Trey Pulliam hit 2-key baskets in final (:30) to stunt a Wyo comeback in criticial win…The Aztecs hit 10-3’s in the opening half…Snapped Cowboys 14-game home court win streak…SDSU (18-7)…Cowboys (23-5)…Monday game

UCLA-Washington…Bruins (21-6)…Monday game

USC-at-Arizona..Tuesday matchup..Trojans (25-4)..Wildcats (25-3)

AP Poll..1-Gonzaga (24-3)..2-Arizona (25-3)…3-Baylor..4-Duke..5-Auburn..16-USC…17-UCLA

Georgetown…Hoyas Coach Pat Ewing wants to return next season…Hoyas (6-22)..(0-17) Big East Conference.
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(NBA Notes)

Lakers-Dallas..Tuesday game…Lakers now (27-33)
Clippers-at-Houston..LA (32-31)

Lakers…Angry G-Russell Westbrook…’Fans boo-take your ass home’
Lakers..Team appears ‘Spirit is Broken’..lost by 28-at home to (24-36) team

Orlando..G-Markelle Fultz returns for first game in a year…has had shoulder injury…prior to that torn ACL-knee…Nerve damage in shoulder and arm.

Knicks..C-Nerlens Noel-out with arch injury.

New York..Mayor Eric Adams says he will not make an exceptions to Covid vaccine rules so Kyrie Irving can play for Brooklyn Nets.
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…(Football)….

NFL…Draft Combine opens in Indianapolis…Draft loaded with Defensive draft picks…Offensive lineman…. and wide receivers…Maybe only 1-QB in first round.

NFL-Competition Committee….Colts make proposal to change Overtime Rule…’1-Possession for each Team’..in overtime in regular season and post season…..Does not expect any proposal to revisit ‘Sky Judge’ in booth.

NFL…Hall of Fame Game in Canton..will match Raiders-Jaguars…debut of Coaches Josh McDaniels-Doug Pederson.

Tampa Bay..announce it will bring back ‘Creamsickel’ Orange Uniforms in 2023.

ESPN…Signs Troy Aikman to 18M deal to leave Fox for Monday Night Football broadcast seat.

Miami…Tried to get permission to talk to Sean Payton-Saints but were rebuffed because of draft pick compensation.

Denver..GM-George Paton says John Elway will be a consultant this off season.

Vikings..Report Coach Mike Zimmer told Assistant Coaches he lost confidence in QB-Kirk Cousins..called him a ‘stat QB’ not win big games
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(Roster Moves)

Steelers..Reports will talk to FA-QB-Jameis Winston-Saints..Mitch Trubisky-Bills..Ted Bridgewater-Broncos.

Chiefs-Packers..Discuss possible trade for LB-Za’Darius Smith-who has 28M-cap figure.

Cowboys..WR-Amari Cooper cold be cut…has 22M-Cap Figure

Arizona…QB-Kyler Murray writes comprehensive letter asking for contract extension and game plan to make team better…Slated to earn 5.4M in final year of contract….Cardinals have collapsed last two seasons in November-December

Eagles..Sign FA-DE-Renell Wrenn-ex Bengals
Raiders..Sign FA-DT-Andrew Billings-ex Browns-Bengals

CFL-Edmonton Elks..Sign FA-WR-Martavious Bryant-ex Steelers-Raiders..career marred by Drug issues
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(College Football)

Aztecs…Hire Justin Enu as Def Line Coach…was Def Coordinator at Dixie State-Utah…formerly DL-coach Utah..Utah State.

SDSU…Report that Oakview Group approached San Diego State and City with plan to build 15,000 seat Sports Arena next to Snapdragon Stadium…SDSU declined because it would mean changes to the Masterplan for Qualcomm sight…and Environmental Impact Study did not cover a Sports Arena.

Grambling…Art Briles resigns as Off Coordinator..4-days after hiring by Hue Jackson..Outcry over his disgraced stay at Baylor led to decision to step down.
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…(Hockey)…

LA Kings-Boston…Bruins led (2-0) in 2nd period at Press Time..Monday Night game

Ducks-Bruins..Tuesday…Anaheim lost 6-of-8 games.

Gulls…Tuesday travel day…Play at Colorado Eagles on Wed-Fri-Sat.

Anaheim Ducks….Report new GM-Patrick Verbeek will try to re-sign soon to be free agents…D-Hampus Lindholm..D-Josh Manson…F-Rickard Rakell…TSN-Canada reports Verbeek will trade any of the unsigned players by March 21st deadline to stockpile assets.

San Jose..Lose D-Mario Ferraro-8W-fractured tibia
Edmonton..Lose F-Ryan Nugent-Hopkins..Kai Yamamoto injuries

KHL..Dinamo Riga-Latvia…Jokerit pullout KHL-Russian playoffs

IIHF…International Ice Hockey Federation meet to discuss expelling Russia from the World Championships and the World Junior Championships…also pull the World Juniors-supposed to be held in Russia in 2023.
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…(General)…

Soccer…FIFA expels Russia-Belarus from World Cup playoffs and bans them from World Cup in Qatar.

FIFA..bans Russia from Euro Championships
FIFA..Cancels 40M sponsorship from Russian Energy Company

English Premier League…Leeds hires  Jim Marsch as head coach..former head coach MLS-New York Red Bull.

Leicester-Burnley…Tuesday EPL game

PGA Tour…Contemplate suspension Phil Mickelson for ‘Conduct Detrimental to Tour’…would ban him from Masters-US Open-PGA Championships and being at the Champions Dinner at Augusta.
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