Hacksaw’s Headlines-Tuesday

Posted by on January 23rd, 2018  •  0 Comments  • 

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(NFL)

Eagles…Players salute coach Doug Pederson for game plan that counter-acted the Minnesota defense….Piled up 476-yards against a defense that was giving up just 275-yards per game.

Vikings..Coach Mike Zimmer said his team made so many mistakes in coverage assignments that led to big chunk plays for Nick Foles.

Patriots…Coach Bill Belicheck downplayed 12-stitch cut on hand of Tom Brady, saying ‘it was not open heart surgery’…..said hit on Rob Gronkowski was not intentional just football play of two guys who put head down.

Jaguars..Coach Doug Marrone refutes criticism of having Blake Bortels kneel twice in final (:55) of first half with 2-timeouts left……did not want to risk a mistake and giving New England a chance to take lead…’getting to lockeroom with the lead was important’.

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(Coaching)

Arizona…Hires Steve Wilks-Carolina as head coach.
NYGiants..Hire Pat Shurmur of Vikings as head coach..Had been (9-23) in Cleveland
Dallas..Hire Kris Richard-DB coach-ex Seattle Def Coor
Green Bay..Hire Ryan Downward-Defensive consultant..ex-Bowling Green

Tennessee..Dick LeBeau leaving Titans as Def Coor.
NY Jets..Promote Jeremy Bates to Off Coor.
Carolina..Promote Eric Washington to Der Coor replacing Steve Wilks
Seattle..Fire Travis Jones-DB consultant

Browns..Open negotiations with Todd Haley-ex Steelers about Off Coor job.n..
Arizona..Interview Darrell Bevell-Seattle for QB coaching job

Carolina…Incoming Off Coor-Norv Turner says improving Cam Newton’s (58%) completion rate.

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(NFL)

Dallas…President Stephen Jones says Dez Bryan’ts blowups have become a distraction to team.

NFL…TV ratings for both playoff games dropped.
..Eagles Vikings had (24.7) rating..down from (27.6) LAST YER.
..Patriots-Jaguars..had (27.3) rating..shade down for (27.4) last year.

NFL..ABC-TV drops out of bidding for Thursday night package saying NFL wants too much money and company not willing to lose big amounts of money…NBC-Fox-CBS stay in bidding.

NFL…Wall Street Journal says Salary Cap will jump from 167M-to-180M in 2018.

NFL…Legendary players Harry Carson and Nick Buonoconti are proposing US Youth football ban tacking for all players up to age 14….saying incidents in concussions are growing in youth football.

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……..(College)………

Oklahoma…hires Sean Beamer of Georgia as Asst Head Coach
New Mexico…Hire Calvin Magee as Off Coor…had been at Arizona.

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………(Baseball)………..

Padres..Sign FA-OF-Allen Craig-ex Red Sox-Cardinals..not played in majors since 2015
Padres….Baseball American ratings of top 100-prospects….6-of top-66.

..#9-SS-Fernando Tatis
..#26-P-MacKenzie Gore
..#28-P-Michel Baez
..#32-Luis Urias
..#52-Cal Quantrill
..#66-Adrian Morejon

Angels ranking
..#2-OF-Shoehei Ohtani

Dodgers ranking
..#13-P-Walker Beuhler

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(Roster Moves)

Giants..Sign FA-OF-Austin Jackson-ex Indians
Arizona..Sign FA-P-Fernando Salas-ex Angels
Cubs..Sign FA-C-Chris Giminez-ex Texas-Indians-Seattle-White Sox

White Sox..Sign FA-P-Chris Volstad-ex Royals..P-TJ House-ex-Blue Jays
Houston..Sign FA-P-Buddy Boshers-ex Twins
Pirates..Sign FA-C-Ryan Lavarnway-ex Red Sox
Arizona..Sign FA-Michael Blaczek-ex Brewers
Indians..Sign FA-C-Jack Murhy-ex Dodgers.

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(Free Agency)

Milwaukee…enters bidding for P-Yu Darvish..possible 5-year deal.
Twins..open talks with P-Wade Miley-Orioles
Orioles..contact OF-Jarrod Dyson-Mariners.

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……….(Basketball)………….

(NBA)

Lakers-Boston….Tuesday night matchup

Clippers-L-Minnesota (126-118)…Andrew Wiggins (40P)…Jeff Teague (30P) in blowout wins on Monday game.

Spurs…Deny report of falling out with F-Kawhi Leonard over his extended rehab problems with quad tendon….says player has been sent to 2-specialists seeking solutions.

Milwaukee…Fire coach Jason Kidd…(23-22) record.

(College Basketball)

UNLV-vs-Fresno State….Rebels (14-5)….Bulldogs (14-6).

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………(Hockey)………..

LA Kings-Vancouver…Tuesday matchup…Kings lost 6-of-7
Ducks-NY Rangers……Ducks are (3-4)…..scored just 17-goals in 7-games.

Kings-Columbus…LA deals G-Jeff Zatkoff to Blue Jackets…had (2.95-GAA) last year.
Columbus-Arizona..Jackets deal D-John Ramage to Coyotes for draft pick

Tampa Bay….Lose D-Ondrej Palat-8W with knee injury.

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……..(General)………….

USA Gymnastics….Suspends coach of Team USA….was close friend and worked with Dr. Larry Nasser for 25-years…….athletes said coach entered training room one time and saw Nasser perform ‘digital sex’ on young girl and did nothing about it….

USA Gymnastics…3-top execs of Team USA all re-sign their posts on Monday

Australian Open….Novak Djokovic upset by Korean Hyeon Ching in straight sets….Ching hit 47-game winners in 7-6, 7-5, 7-6 win.

English Premeir League
..Swansea-W-Liverpool…Last place team wins (1-0) over Liverpool who had beaten 1st place Manchester City last week.

Landon Donovan…goes thru first day of practice with Club Leone in Mexico….needs at least two weeks to get in game condition.

LA Galaxy…Rebuilt MLS team opens practice…Coach Sigi Schmid welcomes Norwegian star Ola Kamara-who came from Columbus Crew in trade…scored 34-goals last year…joins Gio and Jon dos Santos on roster.

FC-LA ….Bob Bradley opens first workout for expansion team…Diego Rossi…Carlos Vela…Omar Gabor head 15-man roster.

PGA….Players arrive at Torrey Pines for Farmers Insurance Open….Defending champ John Rahm-who won on Sunday at LaQuinta headlines the field.

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