Hacksaw’s Headlines–Wednesday

Posted by on March 6th, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

…..(Basketball)……

Aztecs-Fresno State….Wednesday night action..SDSU goes for 20th win of season….State (19-10)…Bulldogs (20-8)….under Coach Justin Hutson….Aztecs won 14-conference games in a row at home over last two years…SDSU won 9-of-11 games on hot streak…Bulldogs (6-2) on road in conference this year…have won at Utah State-New Mexico-UNLV on road.

Aztecs..F-Jalen McDaniels (16P-8R)…Devin Watson (15P)….SDSU defense holding teams (41%) shooting…(67PPG)

Fresno…F-Braxton Huggins (19P)..G-Deshon Taylor (17P)…Nate Grimes (11P-9R)….Dogs average (75PPG)…holding teams shooting (41%) from floor.

Mountain West Conference…Will not hand out discipline for incident with Utah State fans-Nevada players at end of Aggies upset win….Game Management end of game worked….Incident not caused by fans rushing court….Incident triggered by assistant coaches-staff not players nor fans.

Adidas Slush Fund….Judge sentences James Gatto and 2-others to 6-to-9 months in jail for setting up payments to recruits at Louisville, Kansas, Arizona, North Carolina State, Arizona, Auburn….5-assistant coaches facing fines-jail sentence for trying to deliver money to players families.

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Lakers-Denver…Wednesday game…LA has lost 9-of-12…now 5-and-half games behind Clippers-Spurs in chase for final playoff spot….LeBron James says he is not willing to ‘shut it down’…sit end of season because of back ailments….F-Kyle Kuzma out with ankle sprain.

Clippers..Outspoken G-Pat Beverly says ‘Clippers wanted it more than Lakers’ referring to Monday night win.

New Orleans…NBA Commissioner Adam Silver critical of Pelicans handling of Anthony Davis situation….playing him for 3-quarters then sitting him in 4th quarter of games…..Critical of Davis and agent for comments about demanding a trade….’undermining’ Pelicans season.

Detroit…C-Zaza Pechulia fined 25,000 for putting hands on official in argurment over foul calls.

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…….(Baseball)……..

Padres-Mariners (7-7) Tie…Francisco Mejia (3-3)..single-2R double-solo HR…Manny Margot HR….Ian Kinsler RBI single..Eric Hosmer RBI double….Owen Miller ties game with HR in 9th…Cal Quantrill (3inn-1R)….Bryan Mitchell (2inn-4R-6 baserunners)….Aaron Loup-Robert Stock (2inn-3R-6W)

Padres-W-White Sox..(7-4)..Logan Allen (1.2inn-0R…Pullled from game with bruised knee-hit by line drive in 2nd inning…)….Jose Pirela-Wil Myers combine 4-hits…Luis Perdomo (1inn-2R) allowed….SS-Luis Urias scratched with hamstring problems both legs.

Padres…OF-Travis Jankowski-surgery-broken left wrist-will be out 3-months….leaves team with 5-veteran outfielders on roster.

Padres…USA Today projects San Diego to finish 4th in division (74-88) despite signing of Manny Machado.

Padres..Baseball Prospectus predicts (79-83) record and 4th place finish to season.

Padres-Reds…Wednesday matchup…Jacob Nix to start.

Padres…President Eric Greener says team has sold 3M in additional tickets in two weeks since signing of Manny Machado

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Dodgers-Indians…Wednesday Cactus League game

Dodgers…off day on Tuesday

Dodgers…USA Today projects (94-68) season even with Clayton Kershaw health issues.

Dodgers…Baseball Prospectus says LA goes (93-69).

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Angels-W-Cubs (9-2)…Mike Trout 3R-HR…..Kole Calhoun 3-hits…..Angels score 5R-off Cubs reliever Rowan Wick-ex Padres..

Angels-Rockies..Wednesday game.

Angels..USA Today projects (82-80) season

Angels…Baseball Prospects predicts Halos (80-82) season.

Angels..3B-Zach Coast-could be out 2-weeks-calf injury.

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(Roster Moves)

Yankees…discuss possible offer to FA-P-Gio Gonzalez because of injuries to Luis Seferino-CC Sabathia.

Giants…OF-Cam Maybin-arrested at spring training-DUI…2:30am…had .127 Blood Alcohol count

(Injuries)

Yankees…pull P-Luis Severino from start…shoulder tightness.
Twins..SS-Miguel Sano will be out 6-more weeks-cut on foot
Cubs..P-Brandon Morrow will not throw bullpen till end of March-coming off elbow surgery.
Arizona..P-Silvino Brach-possible torn elbow ligament

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(MLB)

MLB….Commissioner Rob Manfred announces teams will go to 26-man rosters effective in 2020…..and will go to 28-man rosters in September in 2020.

Commissioners Office-Mexican League…finalize deal that will allow potential Mexican stars to sign MLB contracts….Players 25-or-older can sign with MLB teams….Players under 25-MLB must pay a ‘release fee’….15% of contract value or 35% of signing bonus to team losing player.

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………(Football)……….

Kellen Winslow Jr….2M-Bail revoked by charge following another arrest on 2-charges of lewd behaviour at Fitness center infront of 77Y-old woman….Winslow was free on bail facing trial the spring on 3-rape charges filed by women he met…in jail…facing life imprisonment if convicted.

Chargers…Opening negotiations offering likely 1-year contract extension to oft-injured CB-Jason Verrett…has missed parts of 3-seasons with major injuries.

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(Teams)

Redskins…open trade talks with Arizona Cardinals about possible deal for QB-Josh Rosen….Also talking to Cleveland about QB-Tyrod Taylor….may instead make offer to FA-QB-Teddy Bridgewater-Saints.

Cowboys-Browns..open trade talks about deal for Cleveland RB-Duke Johnson..

Ravens..Visit with FA-TE-Dwayne Allen-ex Patriots

Ravens..Release S-Eric Weddle-6.5M-cap savings
Rams..Release LB-Marc Barron-8M-cap savings
Rams..Release C-John Sullivan-5M-cap savings
Bears…Release LB-Sam Acho
Chiefs..Open contract talks with WR-KR-Tyreek Hill…has scored 34TDs in 3-seasons with Kansas City…has accounted for (5193APY) in receptions-rushes-kick returns.

Houston..Release CB-Kevin Johnson-former 1st round pick..9M-cap savings..had 1-interception in 35-games..former 1st round pick.

Tampa Bay…Sign OT-Donovan Smith to (3Y-41M) extension.
Colts…Sign DE-Margus Hunt (2Y-10M)

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(Coaching)

Atlanta…DL-coach Bryant Young quits team-health issues…Hire Jess Simpson-DL coach-U Miami.

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(College Football)

Aztecs…OC-Keith Ishmael to miss spring drills recovering from shoulder surgery……OT-Zach Thomas to be held out-continuing rehab knee surgery last year.

Arkansas…Lands QB-Nick Starkel-Transfer from Texas AM.

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……(Hockey)………

Ducks-W-Arizona….Anaheim led (3-1) in 3rd period at Press Time…Rikard Rakell-Corey Perry scored 3rd period Power Play Goals…Tuesday night action….Ducks had lost 5-of-6…..13-of-17…

Kings-Montreal…..Canadiens led (1-0) in 2nd period at Press Time…..LA lost 10-of-11

Ducks..Sign San Diego Gulls D-Simon Benoit to 3-year entry level deal…is (+17) with Gulls this year…undrafted out of Quebec League.
Ducks…Call up Sam Steele again…had 17-goals in AHL this year in San Diego

Vancouver..C-Brandon Sutter-surgery-sports hernia-to miss rest of season.

Humboldt Broncos…D-Morgan Gobiel released from hospital after 11-months treatment for brain damage in tragic hockey team-bus-accident last April….cannot talk-nor-walk with injuries…transferred to rehab unit.

NHL General Managers….Reject proposal to make penalties in overtime period just 1-minute rather than 2-minute penalties…meeting at Winter sessions in Florida.

Gulls…Host Stockton Heat-Wednesday night game at Sports Arena….Gulls fighting San Jose for 2nd place

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……(General)…..

Rory McIlroy….confirms Tiger Woods has been having treatment each day for neck issues including last week in Mexico City……Woods has pulled out of Bay Hill Invitations this weekend.

Santa Anita….Suspends operations-Cancels Santa Anita Handicap because of track conditions….21-horses have died since December winter schedule opened…..Officials from University of Kentucky will return to examine dirt condition where 16-horses have broken down in races and training….5-horses have broken down on turf course.

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