Hacksaw’s BONUS Podcast
San Diego Union Tribune…owner Patrick Soon-Shiong gives up ownership of UT-sells it to hedge fund operator Alden Capitol…which runs the Southern California News Group…The News group includes the Orange County Register, Riverside Press and LA Daily News…Memo to employees there will be buyouts and layoffs effective next Monday..UT has 108-Newsroom employees…Alden Capital has history of cutbacks and decreases in content….Shiong owned UT since purchasing it and LA Times in 2018-but failed to build a strong subscriber following despite increased staffing.
LA Times..laid off 78-news side employees last week-about 13% of staff..announced earlier deadlines…cut back in hard core content and more features writing rather than game stories and game notes.
NY Times..Folds its entire sports department and will shift sports reports into different sports roles…Times took over operation of the ‘The Athletic’ last yar but lost 43M in operations in its first year…Will try to convince Times sports fans to subscribe to the Athletic website.
The Athletic..cut some 20-beat writers and editors last month in a streamlining.
MLB All Star Game…Tuesday night in Seattle..
..Gerritt Cole-Yankees will start vs Zac Gallen-Arizona
..NL paced by power hitters Ronald Acuna-Freddie Freeman-Mookie Betts-Randy Arozarena-Nolan Arenado
..AL led by Shohei Ohtani-Marcus Semien-Corey Seager
Home Run Derby…Vlsd Guerrero-Junior-Toronto beats Randy Arozarena-Tampa (25-21) in Derby finals…Guerrero hit 72HRs during the entire competition…Arozarena hit 35-in the first round..Julio Rodriguez hit 41HRs in his first round.
Dodgers..Manager Dave Roberts criticizes last year’s Dodgers team-did not take Padres seriously in playoffs and lost..says this year’s team has a different intensity level.
Dodgers..Option 2B-Miguel Vargas to AAA..was hitting (.082) since June.
Yankees..Fire hitting coach Dillon Lawson-team is 28th in hitting with (.231) average….Riddled by injuries-Yankees hitting (.218) as team since Aaron Judge injury….Giancarlo Stanton (.203)..Anthony Rizzo (.168)…Josh Donaldson (.152)…DJ LeMahieu (.220)
Yankees..Hire Sean Casey as hitting coach..longtime Cincinnati Reds..has been working at MLB Network.
Spurs..1st round pick Victor Wembenyama scores (27P) in 2nd game in Las Vegas Summer League -club announces they are shutting him down for rest of summer league.
Lakers..Looking for backup center-talking to Christian Wood-ex Dallas-Houston Rockets center
Lakers..GM-Rob Pelinka says LeBron James-Anthony Davis do not need surgeries on feet and will be ready tor training camp.
Warriors..Report that G-Chris Paul does not want to come off the bench for Golden State this year which has Steph Curry-Klay Thompson as starting in backcourt.
76ers…Match 23M-free agent offer sheet Utah gave to C-Paul Reed.
Bucks..Re-sign veteran F-Jae Crowder.
76ers..C-Joel Embiid wants face to face meeting with G-James Harden to talk him out of demanding a trade to LA Clippers.
Mikey Williams…Judge grants a 3rd delay in hearing on evidence in 5-counts of shooting incident last spring..Remains free on 50,000-bail, but has not enrolled at University of Memphis..Could be facing 29-years in prison if convicted.
Northwestern..Fires coach Pat Fitzgerald after President’s office probe showed the coach allowed ‘hazing’ of freshman recruits to go untouched over a group of years…Players turned on Fitzgerald…President of school said ‘Fitzgerald was CEO of the program and responsible for its culture-did nothing to stop the hazing’…was (110-101) in 17-years at Big 10-School.
Rams..The Athletic reports Rams attempted to trade QB-Matthew Stafford before NFL-draft but found no takers with QB coming off neck-spine injuries
Ottawa Red-Black…CFL team loses start QB-Jeremiah Masoli with ruptured Achilles tendon suffered over the weekend..Ottawa reaching out to former CFL-start QB-McLeod Bethel-Thompson-led Toronto Argonauts to 2-Grey Cup titles-former UCLA quarterback.
Ottawa-Detroit…TRADE..Senators deal 27G-scoring F-Alex DeBrincat to Wings for #1-4 draft picks and two minor leaguers.
Ducks-New Jersey..Report Devils interested in Ducks goalie John Gibson..would give up top prospect G-Vitek Vanecek plus future picks
San Jose..signs FA-C-Filip Zedina-ex #1 pick Red Wings
Maple Leafs..Sign F-Josiah Slavin-ex San Diego Gulls
Andrej Sustr..Former Ducks defenseman-signs in Germany
ECHL..Minor league awards expansion team to Lake Tahoe, Nevada..will be partially owned by football star Tim Tebow.
Larry Nassar…Former US Gymnastics-Michigan State doctor..stabbed 10-times in prison fight on Sunday afternoon at Maximum Prison in Florida..listed in stable condition….had been moved to Florida after a similar assault incident in a Tucson prison…Found guilty of sexual assault of female athletes at Michigan State and on US Olympic gymnastics tea…Serving (70-to-129) years in prison term.
Wimbledon…Madison Keys and Jessica Pegula moved into quarterfinals of women’s play…Top seed Carlos Alcaraz comes from behind to beat Matt Berrettini in 4th round play..