Hacksaw’s Headlines–Wednesday

Posted by on July 11th, 2018  •  0 Comments  • 

……..(World Cup Soccer)……..

France-W-Belgium (1-0)…France advances to championship game for 3rd time in history…Samuel Umtiti scores on a header off a corner kick set piece in 51st minute….French goalie Hugo Lloris made diving punch save in 81st minute…had 3-diving saves in opening half…and key foot save tp keep Belgium off the score sheet in a dominant first half….French defense made Eden Hazard and Rom Lekaku disappear in 2nd half of game.

England-vs-Croatia….Wednesday’s other semi final game…Croatia is (5-0) in cup action….English side led by Harry Kane-Raheem Sterling-Jamie Vardy.

(Soccer)

Cristiano Ronaldo….Leaves Real Madrid in (123M) transfer deal that sends him to Juventus in Italy.

Manchester City…Does (60M) transfer fee deal to acquire F-Riyad Mabrez from Leicester City.

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….(Baseball)…….

Padres-W-Dodgers (4-1)…..Austin Hedges 3R-HR…Wil Myers HR…..Eric Lauer 8-strikeout in 8.2-innings-allows 4-hits….best outing of season…………San Diego lost 16-of-22…..Dodgers (33-14) hot streak.

San Diego-LA…Wednesday matchup…Joey Luchessi (4-4)-vs-Kenta Maeda (5-5).

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Angels-W-Mariners (8-3)….albert Pujols 2R0HR……….Halos lost 10-of-16….Seattle won 10-of-14

Halos-Seattle..Wednesday pitching…Jamie Barria (5-5)-vs-Marco Gonzalez (9-5)

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(Scoreboard)

Yankees-L-Orioles….Manny Machado HR-2R-HR in surprise win….NY won 10-of-16…(59-31) on year…Orioles (26-66)

Red Sox-W-Texas….Andrew Benetendi 2-doubles-2RBIs…Boston won 8-in row..(64-29).

Houston-W-A’s…Alex Bregman 2-solo HRs….Astros (61-32)

Cubs-Giants…Jose Quintana 3-hit shutout…Cubs led 2-0 at press time….Chicago won 8-of-10….Giants (13-7) stretch.

Washington-W-Pirates…Anthony Rendon 2R-HR…..Nationals (6-12) tailspin

Reds-W-Indians…Joey Votto 3R-double..Adam Duvall 2R-double…Cincinnati (16-6) spurt…..Indians won 5-of-9

Mets-L-Phillies….Mikail Franco 3R-HR-…Odubel Herrera HR….NY lost 15-of-20

Milwaukee-W-Miami….Chris Yelich 2R-signle…2R-double….Brewers won 7-of-9…..(55-37) on season

Tigers-L-Tampa Bay…..Will Ramos 3R-HR.

Braves-L-Toronto….Justin Smoak HR….Atlanta (50-40)

Cardinals-W-White Sox….Dexter Fowler Grand Slam HR….Chicago (30-61) record.

Twins-L-Royals….Adalberto Mondesi 4RBI….KC now (26-65) record

Arizona-W-Colorado….AJ Pollock-Nick Ahmed-David Peralta HRs…..D-Backs lost 7-of-11…Rockies won 8-of-11.

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(Roster Moves)

Dodgers-Miami…trade talks involving relief P-Brad Ziegler.
Blue Jays…Move top prospect Vlad Guerrero-Junior to AAA-Buffalo…was hitting (.407) at AA-New Hampshire.

(Injuries)

Yankees..Activate P-Mashiro Tanaka from DL.
White Sox..DL-OF-Avisail Garcia-hamstring
Seattle..DL-P-Felix Hernandez-back
Washington..DL-P-Sean Doolittle-toe

(MLB)

Tampa Bay Rays…unviel plans for new domed stadium in Ybor City-transluscent dome…would seat only (30,824).

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…….(Basketball)………

San Antonio…..News Express reports agents for Kawhi Leonard blocked player from meeting with Spurs officials in New York City where they came to watch him workout at end of season while rehabbing quad injury….Paper also reports Leonard told teammates he would rejoin them on 3-different occasions in season and never showed up.

Cleveland..Report LeBron James called G-Kyrie Irving ‘soft’ for refusing to play thru nagging injuries-then never met with Irving to try to talk him into staying rather than requesting trade…Irving wound up in Boston.

Oklahoma City….gives Carmelo Anthony permission to talk to Houston Rockets and Miami Heat about contract extensions….Thunder may buy out Anthony contract to give them luxury tax relief-allowing him choice where to sign.

Sacramento….Kings preparing free agent offer sheet for Boston Celtics G-Marcus Smart.

Boston…1st round draft pick Robert Williams leaves summer league workouts with artery-leg condition that leads to pain and cramps….not considering surgery yet.

Kermit Washington…Ex-NBA star sentenced to 6Y in prison and ordered to pay 970,000-restitution for stealing money from Charity Foundation he was working for.

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……..(Football)………

Chargers…Drop Dan Fouts as color analyst for TV preseason games…will replace him with LaDainian Tomlinson…..Hire Daniel Jeremiah-NFL Network-to replace Nick Hardwick as color analyst on radio broadcast.

Arizona…Team President Mike Bidwell says there will be consequences for GM-Steve Keim-on DUI arrest last week….Police report says Kim was driving erratically, ran over curbs, could not take sobriety tests, lied to police about his job with Cardinals-said he was Director of Security-not GM…slurred speech-bloodshot eyes.

Buffalo…RB-LeSean McCoy denies reports he was involved in violent domestic abuse incident with girlfriend or that he hit her child and beat dog…allegations made by girlfriend’s best friend.

Seattle….Brandon Browner-ex Seahawks-charged with attempted murder of former girlfriend in addition to armed robbery and other chargers in LaVene, California.

Carolina..new owner David Tepper says he has great confidence in Ron Rivera-Norv Turner to lead the team.

NFL…Supplemental draft on Wednesday….top picks…CB-Sam Beal-Western Michigan….CB-Adonis Alexander-Virginia Tech.

NFL…Confirms talking to government leaders in Queensland, Australia about hosting a ‘regular season’ game there.

NFL Union…Files grievance against NFL for invoking new Anthem policies without having input from Union on rule changes…violates CBA rules.

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(College)

USC….Wins arbitration case against former head coach Steve Sarkisian…fired for alcohol problems…Arbitrator rules Sarkisian with-held information about his drinking problems….then refused counselling….Throws out breach of contract 30M-lawsuit.

Nebraska…Confirms 10-players have left Cornhuskers football program since Scott Frost named head coach.

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………..(Hockey)……….

St Louis Blues…Sign FA-LW-Patrick Maroon to 1Y-contract..ex-NJ Devils.

NY Islanders…Sign FA-C-Jan Kovar-played in KHL-Russia last year.

Tampa Bay…Signs F-Nikita Kucherov to (8Y-76M) contract extension…has scored (79G) in two seasons.

San Diego Gulls..announce will open AHL season on Friday-October 12th vs Tucson Roadrunners.

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….(General)……..

Wimbledon….Serena Williams drops first set then reels off victory to move to semi-finals….Ana Kerber also advances.

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