Hacksaw’s Headlines-Tuesday

Posted by on November 28th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

…….(Basketball)……..

UCSD….Tritons announce they are joining the Big West Conference for 2020-season as they elevate their 23-varsity sports programs to Division 1-status…UCSD will serve a 4-year probation period then will compete for all sports championships in the conference….Big West has Fullerton..Long Beach State…UC-Irvine…Cal-Santa Barbara among the 9-other schools.

Aztecs…Banged up team without G-Trey Kell-ankle…F-Malik Pope-foot….F-Max Montana-knee after losing title game in Wooden Legacy Classic…SDSU (5-2) plays at USD (5-0) on Thursday.

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Lakers-L-Clippers (120-115)…Clippers G-Lou Williams scores career high (42P)…goes (14-14) free throws…Clippers (28-for-30) on free throws…Clippers run off (15-3) burst to take lead after 16-lead changes…..Lakers G-Kantavious Pope (29P)…..Lonzo Ball 1-basket in 26-minutes…..Clippers F-Blake Griffin leaves with left knee injury when teammate fell on him in 4th quarter….Monday Night matchup

Memphis Grizzlies…Fire coach David Fizzle in wake of 8-game losing streak

Golden State…Warriors banged up…G-Steph Curry-out with bruised hand…F-Kevin Durant-missed 4-games with sprained ankle…F-Draymond Green-bruised foot.

Spurs..F-Kawhi Leonard joins team for closed practices..could return in 3-weeks from quad injury suffered last spring in playoffs.

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……..(Baseball)……

Padres…Sign FA-P-Jonathan Aro….(27Y) relief pitcher…had (2.96-ERA) at Tacoma in PCL in Mariners farm system…In 7-minor league seasons…career (2.84-ERA) in Red Sox-Mariners systems…served 50-game PED suspension last year.

Dodgers…Sign FA-P-Pat Vanditte-ex Mets-Phillies-A’s…ambidextrous pitcher

Miami…Report that slugger Giancarlo Stanton-on trade block-has given Marlins a list of teams he would accept a trade to, and the Dodgers are atop that list…Has 10-years-285M-left on his contract which contains no-trade clause.

Phillies..Interview Robbie Thompson-Yankees-for bench coach job on Gabe Kaplar new staff.

(Roster Moves)

Texas..Sign FA-P-Doug Fister-ex-Astros-Red Sox-Tigers-Nationals
Mariners..Sign FA-P-Hishashi Iwakuma-coming off shoulder surgery
Milwaukee..Sign FA-P-Dylan Baker-ex Indians
Reds..Sign FA-P-Kyle Crockett-ex Indians
Pirates..Sign FA-P-Sam Moll-ex A’s
Indians..Sign FA-OF-Brandon Barnes-ex Marlins
Texas..Sign FA-C-Juan Centino-ex Astros

Mets..Invite Tim Tebow back to spring training…hit (.226-8HR-126K) last year in A-ball

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…….(Football)……..

(College)

College Football Playoff Poll….Due out tonite…massive shakeup atop polls with top ranked Alabama losing over weekend….Questions..Clemson-Oklahoma-Wisconsin-Georgia climb….How far do Alabama and Miami drop.

(Coaching)

UCLA…introduces Chip Kelly as head coach….waiting to determine how many assistant coaches he retains from Jim Mora staff…and whether QB-Josh Rosen stays in school another year or goes to NFL draft.

Tennessee…Wants to talk to Mike Leach-Washington State about Vols job….Duke coach David Sutcliffe says he will not interview for job

Tennessee…Backed out on deal to hire Greg Schiano as head coach over protests of his involvement in Penn State scandal…Penn State trustees says Schiano had no knowledge and was involved in Jerry Sandusky scandal…Social media outrage in Knoxville…Chancellor refused to sign a potential deal between AD and Schiano….Decision led to strong support of Schiano from NFL and college coaches….

BYU..Fires Ty Detmer as Offensive Coordinator after disappointing season.

Ole Miss…Promotes Matt Luke to head coach from interim coach.

Oregon State..Fires entire coach staff, including assistants, that were on Gary Anderson staff after Beavers finished (1-11) this year

Nebraska…Wants to talk to Iowa State coach Matt Campbell…Virginia Tech-Justin Fuentes..though Scott Frost-Central Florida is hot candidate for Huskers job.

Arizona State..reports Sun Devils interested in just fired Texas AM-coach Kevin Sumlin.

Mississippi State..wants to interview Tampa Bay Bucs assistant Todd Monkey.
Rice..Meeting with coach David Bailiff to determine his future.
Georgia Southern..promotes interim coach Chad Lunsford to head job.
Iowa State…gives Matt Campbell 6-year contract extension

Michigan…starting QB-Will Speights will transfer to play as graduate student next year at another school.

Mountain West Conference…announces championship game will be played at Boise State this weekend, despite fact Fresno State beat Broncos last weekend in Fresno.

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(NFL)

Baltimore-W-Houston (23-16)…Justin Tucker kicks 31-49-53 FGs….Ravens pull off key fake punt….Baltimore drops 5-punts inside 20-yard line…Defense has 3-takeawys of Texans…..Monday Night Football

Chargers…Return to practice field…(5-6)…in 2nd place….1-game behind Kansas City…Last 5-games against teams with (20-35) record.

TV Ratings..drop across the board for all 3-Thanksgiving Day games…Chargers-Dallas game down 20%….Vikings-Lions-down 12%…Giants-Tedskins-off 10%.

Denver Post…Critical column in midst of Broncos 7-game losing streak-worst since 1967….Called QB-Paxton Lynch-crybaby…CB-Aqib Talib-a punk…Coach Vance Joseph-a whiner-after horrible loss to Raiders on Sunday.

Chiefs…Coach Andy Reid-says “he’s my man”-referring to QB-Alex Smith-will not make a change…KC lost 5-of-6 games

NFL…Suspends Michael Crabtree-Aqib Talib each two games for fight on Sunday that led to ejections

Raiders..Coach Jack Del Rio says Broncos hit that injured Amari Cooper was act on the field…wants NFL discipline.

Broncos..Wants NFL to suspend Raiders WR-Michael Crabtree for throwing punches at Denver players on back to back plays.

Denver…Coach Vance Joseph rips Aqib Taleb “unacceptable” to take a personal feud on the field that led to fights with Raiders Michael Crabtree.

Dallas..Owner Jerry Jones-supports coach Jason Garrett in wake of 3-game losing streak…have to solve offensive problems..but defense needs to play better.

Packers..Mike McCarthy wants discipline to Steelers LB-TJ Watt for hit on QB-Brett Hundley helmet.

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(Injuries)

Bills..WR-Kelvin Benjamin-has torn meniscus
Cowboys..OG-Zach Martin-cleared to play-from concussion
Denver..QB-Paxton Lynch-out 2-4 weeks with ankle
Lions..Surgery S-Tavon Wilson-shoulder.
Miami..RB-Damien Williams-sprained shoulder
Patriots..IR-TE-Martellus Bennett-Reinsures shoulder
Patriots..IR-Nate Exner-Special teams-knee injury
Giants..IR-OG-DJ Fluker-turf toe…CB-Donte Deyon-fracgured arm..LB-Curt Grant-knee.
Raiders..WR-Qmari Cooper in concussion protocol-also has ankle injury
Tampa..QB-Jameis winston-cleared to practice-plasma platelet injection in shoulder
Seattle..S-Kam Chancellor to miss rest of season with neck.

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…….(Hockey)……..

Ducks-L-Chicago (7-4)…Blackhawks score 3-goals in 1st period against John Gibson..Alex DiBrincat hat trick…Ducks lost 4-in row …Ducks lost 2-more players with injuries…F-Rikard Rakell…D-Brandon Montour both left ice with injuries…..Monday night NHL action

LA Kings-Detroit…Tuesday night road game

Winnipeg…G-Steve Mason-put in concussion protocol.

Colorado..C-Gabe Landeskog-4G suspension for cross check

Kings..Sign FA-D-Austin Stand (6’3) undrafted rookie-playing at Spokane in WHL.

Gulls…Off till Friday…continue 5G-road trip-headed to Ontario for AHL action

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