Hacksaw’s Headlines–Wednesday

Posted by on April 3rd, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

….(Football)…….

San Diego Fleet-AAF….Suspend operations with two weeks left in regular season….Lead investor Tom Dundon stops funding after league lost 70M in 4-months of operation….President Bill Polian dismayed at pullout of Dundon this late in season…Dundon said inability to work out a deal for access to NFL players next year and Union refusal to cooperate killed his desire to continue to fund…League needed another 20M to finish out the season….Cost of stadium rentals and players health insurance ran higher than had been anticipated by League founder Charlie Ebersole….Dundon met late into Monday night with DeMaurice Smith-Union but could not find common ground for agreement next year….AAF says it will spend spring trying to re-finance-re-structure with hope it can return in 2020.

Fleet…President Jeff Garner unavailable to comment….Team cancelled all team meetings and Tuesday workouts…..Players in other cities cleaned out their lockers on Tuesday rather than practice…Each player made 70,000 this year….Report that AAF had failed to pay some vendors in different cities…including in San Diego.

AAF…Joins XFL-NFL Europe-USFL and World Football League in failed attempts to survive.

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Chargers…Announce off season workouts will begin April 15th…OTA workouts on May 20th.

(Teams)

Seattle..QB-Russell Wilson, headed into last year of contract, wants extension done by April 15th.

Houston..Hires Jack Easterby-VP Player Development…worked for 6-years with Patriots.

New England…Bill Belicheck-refuses to talk about ‘brain drain’ on his staff…Has lost 6-assistant coaches, and newly hired Def Coord-Greg Schiano resigned and key exec just left for job with Houston.

NFL Referees….7-of-17 top NFL referees have either retired or resigned in last 13-months in wake of feud over salaries paid to veteran refs.

Buffalo..Richie Incognito-former Bills OG…pleads guilty to incident at funeral home-disorderly conduct…Placed on probation…ordered into Mental Health evaluation program.

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(Roster Moves)

Arizona…Sign FA-C -Tremaine Brock-ex Broncos
Colts..Sign FA-S-Derrick Kindred-ex Browns
Jaguars..Sign FA-RB-Bennie Cunningham-ex Rams-Bears
Chiefs..Sign FA-TE-Blake Bell-ex Vikings

Seattle..Visit with FA-S-Jamar Taylor-ex Browns…S-Taylor Mays-ex Bengals.

Houston..S-Andre Hal-retires-injury issues

Cowboys..Sign DE-Randy Gregory to 2Y-extension even though under NFL suspension for drug violations.

Patriots..Sign DE-Michael Bennett to (2Y-16M) extension

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(College)

UNLV…WR-Brandon Presley-tears knee ligament in spring football-will miss 2019 season.

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……(Baseball)……….

Padres-Arizona…Trailed Diamondbacks (8-5) in 8th inning at Press Time….HR fest 8-bombs in game…D-Backs pitcher Zack Greinke hit 3R-HR off Eric Lauer….John Ryan Murphy hit home run to upper deck of Western Metals Building….Arizona hit 3-HRs off reliever Adam Warren……Hunter Renfroe solo HR…2R-HR….Wil Myers pinch hit 2R-HR late in game….Manager Andy Green ejected for arguing interference call against Manny Machado for clicking feet with catcher on foul ball middle of game…..Eric Lauer struggled (5inn-4R-9H) when pulled

San Diego-Diamondbacks..Wednesday day game…Joey Lucchesi-vs-Robbie Ray.

Padres-Toronto..Trade..San Diego sends OF-Socrates Brito to Blue Jays for OF-Rod Orozco (.304) in Class A ball.

Padres..P-Bryan Mitchell agrees to report to AAA-El Paso-will go into the starting rotation.

Padres..P-Jacob Nix decides to do rehab with PPR-injection for minor tear of elbow ligament rather than have surgery.

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Dodgers-W-Giants…LA wins (6-5)…had early (6-2) lead… ….Cody Bellinger grand slam HR off Madison Bumgarner

LA-San Francisco…Wednesday game…Ross Stripling-vs-Derek Holland.

Dodgers..Sign FA-P-Zach McAllister-ex Rangers..had (3.00-ERA) in spring.

Dodgers…P-Clayton Kershaw to make rehab start…Thursday-opening day Oklahoma City Dodgers in Pacific Coast League.

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Angels-L-Mariners (2-1)..Dan Voglebach HR in 8th inning….Halos fall to (1-5)….Mariners now (7-1) ….

Halos…Off day on Wednesday.

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(Scoreboard)

Yankees-L-Tigers..Dustin Peterson RBI double-Jody Mercer RBI single in 9th off Aroldis Chapman…Yankees off to (2-3) start…

Brewers-W-Reds…Ozzie Arcia 3R-HR….Milwaukee (5-1) start to season

Phillies-W-Washington….Bryce Harper 2R-HR in return to.Nationals Park…Jean Segura 2R-double…Nats P-Max Scherzer (5inn-7R-9H) in loss….Phillies (4-0)

Orioles-W-Blue Jays…Jon Villar RBI triple…Andrew Casher (6inn-0R)……Baltimore (4-1) start

Rockies-L-Tampa Bay…Blake Snell (7inn-2H-13K) outing…Rays (5-1)

Mets-W-Miami…Edwin Rosario 2R-double…..Mets pitchers give up 16-hits…NY (4-1) start

Houston-L-Texas..Asdrubal Cabrera 2R-HR….Joey Gallo 2R-single…Astros off to (2-4) start

Twins-W-Royals…Nelson Cruz 2R-double….RBI single in 19th.

Red Sox-L-A’s…Matt Chapman solo HR in (1-0) win…..Boston (1-5) start on bad West Coast trip.

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(Injuries)

Reds..Lost top pitching prospect..P-Hunter Greene needs elbow ligament surgery..was clocked at 103mph last year.

Yankees..3B-Miguel Andujar has possible tear of labrum

Rockies..DL-P-Jake McGee-sprained knee.

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(Roster Moves)

Giants-Blue Jays…Trade…Toronto deals OF-Kevin Pillar to San Francisco for P-Derek Law..P-Juan DePaula..2B-Allan Henson.

Orioles-Royals..Trade..Baltimore deals C-Andrew Susac to KC for minor leaguer.

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(MLB)

Atlanta…Report that legendary Braves manager Bobby Cox has been hospitalized with a stroke…became ill at ballpark.

MLB…Purchases Dodgertown at Vero Beach..will rename it Jackie Robinson-complex….build indoor training facility for development of players.

NYMets..Ron Darling stands by story in his new book saying Lenny Dykstra-ex Met-racially slurred Red Sox P-Dennis ‘Oil Can’ Boyd before World Series game in 1986.

NY Mets..Crfiticism after team decides not to fund satellite charges to run a baseball radio network across upstate New York and New England.

Braves…Give young OF-Ronald Acuna (8Y-100M) extension after tremendous rookie year.

Blue Jays…OF-Randal Grichuk signs 5Y-extension
Rockies..P-German Marquez gets 5Y-extension

Orioles..Manager Brandon Hyde criticized for pulling rookie P-Dave Hess from start even though throwing no hitter into 7th inning.

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……(Basketball)…….

Lakers-L-Oklahoma City (119-103)….Russell Westbrook wild triple double…(20P-20R-21 Assists) in Thunder win….OKC puts 6-in double figures….Lakers lose despite hitting 16-3’s in game…….LA (35-43)…Tuesday game.

Clippers-Houston…Wednesday nite game…LA (47-31)…Rockets (49-28)

Golden State…NBA hands out (75,000) fines for players abuse of officials…Draymond Green (35,000)..Steph Curry (25,000)..Kevin Durant (15,000) for different confrontations.

Washington Wizards…Fire GM-Ernie Grunfeld-been with club 16-years..only 8-playoff appearances.

Brooklyn..Open contract extension talks with Coach Kenny Atkinson..Nets (39-39) this season.

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(College)

NCAA Final 4….Michigan State-Texas Texas-Virginia-Auburn arrive for Friday’s semifinal games.

NIT-Semi finals
..Texas-W-TCU….Longhorns jump out to 14-point lead and coast to win
..Lipscombe-W-Wichta State….Garrison Matthews (34P) in upset win..

Vanderbilt..Hire Jerry Stackhouse as head coach-ex Memphis Grizzlies assistant.

St Josephs…Hire Billy Lange as head coach-ex 76ers assistant

Cal Poly…Hire John Smith as head coach-lead assistant at Cal State-Fullerton.

UCLA…Down to 3-finalists for Bruins job…..Randy Bennett-St Mary’s (414-174)….Jamie Dixon-TCU-Pitt head coach….Mick Cronin-U Cincinnati (296-146)

North Carolina…Suspends Lady Tar Heels head coachSylvia Hatchell and 3-assistants while probe underway for abuse of players…Hatchell has been head coach for 33-years..(751) career wins.

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………(Hockey)……..

Gulls-at-San Jose…AHL action…Gulls trying to hang onto 4th and final playoff spot in Pacific Division…heading into Wednesday action on road.

LA Kings-W-Arizona (3-1)….Kyle Clifford goal-assist in win that damages Coyotes playoff hopes…..LA now (22-49-9)…Tueday nite action

Ducks-Calgary Flames…Wednesday night game….Ducks (33-37-10)..on year.

Ducks..RW-Troy Terry to need 3-months to rehab from broken leg.
Washington..D-Mike Kempny-out 6-nonths-torn hamstring

Kings..Sign Blake Lizotta-F-St Cloud State-3-year starter.

Minnesota Duluth…Family for 4-year captain Andrew Carroll release autopsy report from Boston University…College player had Grade 1-CTE when he committed suicide last year.

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……….(General)………..

English Premier League

..Manchester United-L-Wolverhampton…Alan Young gets 2-yellow cards in 3-minutes…Man U plays shorthanded for 32-minutes in loss…drops them into 4th place tie in the standings.

..Watford-W-Fulham..3-goals in 12 minutes…Fulham relegated out of EPL for next year with _(4-25-4) record.

(Wednesday Games)

Hot Spur-Crystal Palace
Chelsea-Brighton
Manchester City-Cardiff City

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