Hacksaw’s Headlines—Wednesday

Posted by on November 27th, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

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(College Football)

Aztecs…Coach Rocky Long says QB-Ryan Agnew will miss 3-workouts this week with injured calf….If he cannot play this week against BYU, freshman Carson Baker will likely be the starter…he has not played a game this year.

Aztecs…Rocky Long says he’d like to see BYU rejoin the Mountain West Conference….says MWC teams should stop scheduling BYU-‘make it tougher to put together a schedule’ as a way to convince them to rejoin MWC….Cougars this year played Washington-Boise-Tennessee-Utah-USC as an independent…”They have a national brand-would be good for our league”.

UNLV..Interested in talking to Weber State coach Jay Hill…Danny Gonzalez-ASU…Kalen DeBoer-Indiana about vacant Rebels coaching job.

New Mexico..Interested in ‘name coach’ to replace Bob Davie-let go after (35-63) run with Lobos….Coach Bob Davie owed 800,000 on buyout final 2-years contract.

Rutgers..Interested in Ohio State Def Coor-Jeff Halley for vacant Scarlet Knights job.

USC..Report schools new President wants Clay Helton retained as Trojans coach….Helton had (8-4) season….(40-21) at USC.

Miami..Vote of confidence to Manny Diaz to remain as head coach

 

College Football Poll….1-Ohio State-Buckeyes bypass LSU….2-LSU…3-Clemson..4-Georgia…5-Alabama….6-Utah….7-Oklahoma……Oregon plunged from 6th to 14th.

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(NFL)

Chargers…QB-Philip Rivers takes all snaps with #1-offense despite poor play in last two losses….Rivers has (73-QBR) in fourth quarters of games this year…His season (85.5-QBR) is his lowest in his career as a starter.

Dallas..Owner Jerry Jones says he is ‘beyond disappointed’ in coaching during (6-5) season that has put Dallas playoff hopes in jeopardy…Told media…’It’s my discretion-I put them in there-I can change them’…Report Urban Meyer would be interested in coaching in NFL.

Rams..NFL investigates incident in tunnel between Rams S-Jalen Ramsey and Ravens CB-Marcus Peters after Baltimore (45-6)  beating.

Steelers..Bench QB-Mason Rudolph..will start Devlin Hodges-vs-Browns on Sunday.

Ravens..QB-Lamar Jackson stockpiles impressive stats in Ravens (9-2) season…Now had (3,303APY)-30TD this year…completing (66%) passes..only 5-interceptions.

Bengals..QB-Andy Dalton returns to starting QB job
Lions..3rd string QB-David Blough takes all snaps with starters
Lions..Move TE-Logan Thomas to backup QB because injuries
Jaguars..Coach Doug Marrone..’no staff changes’ despite bad streak
Carolina..QB-Cam Newton says he wants to remain with Panthers.

Hall of Fame…Narrows list of candidates to Final 25…1st time names on list…S-Troy Polamalu..WR-Reggie Wayne.

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(Roster Moves)

Jaguars..Sign FA-S-Marcus Gilchrist-ex Jets

Carolina..Sign FA-DT-Stacy McGee-ex Raiders

Denver..Sign FA-CB-Shaq Taylor-ex Colts
Vikings..Release WR-Josh Doctson
Patriots..Release OT-Jared Veldheer from IR
Giants..Release WR-Bennie Fowler
Browns..Release DE-Devaroe Lawrence
Colts..Sign FA-TE-Matt Lengel-ex Bengals
Jaguars..Workout FA-CB-DeShaun Shead-ex Seattle

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(Injuries)

Titans..IR-DE-Cam Wake-knee
Bears..WR-Taylor Gabriel-in concussion protocol
Ravens..OC-Matt Skura-surgery-torn knee ligaments
Arizona..Activate OT-Jordan Mills from IR

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………(BASEBALL)…………..

Padres…P-Kaz Makita signs with Rakuten Eagles-Japan…had (5.40-ERA) in parts of 2-seasons with San Diego

Dodgers…Talking to FA-Ps-Gerrit Cole-Stephen Strasburg….Could combine salaries of departed Hyun Jin-Ryu and Rich Hill to sign a marquee free agent and stay under 208M-Luxury tax.

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(Roster Moves)

Rockies..Pulling P-Jon Grey off trade block
Twins..Open talks with Mets FA-P-Zach Wheeler-Mets

White Sox..DFA-OF-Daniel Palka to AAA
Texas..Sell P-Adrian Sampson to Lotte Giants-Korea
White Sox..Put 2B-Yolmer Sanchez on waivers despite winning Gold Glove last year.

Phillies..Sign FA-2B-Josh Harrison-ex Pirates-Tigers

Arizona..Sign FA-C-Stephen Vogt-ex Giants

Texas..Sign FA-P-Nick Goody-ex Indians

Twins..Sign FA-P-Blaine Hardy-ex Tigers
Houston.Sign FA-C-Dustin Garneau-ex Reds
Seattle..Sign FA-P-Kendall Graveman-ex A’s

A’s..Sign FA-P-Zach Lee-ex Dodgers..P-Brian Schlitter-ex Cubs..2B-Ryan Goins-ex Blue Jays..P-Ian Gardeck-ex Rays

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(Teams)

Orioles.Hire Anthony Sanders-1st base coach-ex Rockies
Tampa Bay..Hire Greg Brown-hitting coordinator-ex Astros
Mets..Interview Jeremy Hefner-2nd time-pitching coach job

Minnesota..MLB investigation allegations relief P-Sam Dyson involved in domestic abuse relationship.

Minnesota..adopting-bringing back “Baby Blue” jerseys as alternate jersey in 2020…wore them 1973-1986.

MLB…Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders writes hostile letter to Commissioner Rob Manfred over plan to fold 42-minor league teams and cease operation of 4-class A-leagues….says owners made 40M-profits last yar….Pay minor leaguers just (1,160) per month…yet want to contract 42-teams..cost thousands of jobs.

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………..(BASKETBALL)………..

Clippers-W-Dallas 114-99)….LA jumps to 16-point lead early on road….Kawhi Leonard-Paul George combined (54P)….Dallas was (28-35) from free throw line… ….Tuesday night action….Clippers (13-5) on season

Lakers-at-New Orleans…Wednesday night matchup….Lakers (15-2)….Pelicans without #1 pick-Zion Williamson….Lakers face former teammates Brandon Ingram-Lonzo Ball.

Clippers-at-Memphis..Wednesday night game

Aztecs….head to Las Vegas for matchups with Creighton-Texas Tech in Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitiation….Aztecs (6-0)

Aztecs..Coach Brian Dutcher says two non-conference games could mean a lot in building resume for NCAA tourney in March.

USD-Hofstra…Toreros (2-5) start to season.

NBA…Proposal for “Mid Season Tourney” as part of regular season schedule drawing scorn from club owners…”Will fans care?”

76ers..C-Joel Embid goes (0-11) from floor in game-criricism of dedication.

Golden State…Draymond Green becoming leader of struggling young team (4-14).

Clippers..G-Landy Shamet-still not cleared practice-ankle sprain
Miami..F-Justise Winslow-cleared practice-been out with concussion

Boston..G-Marcus Smart says G-Kyrie Irving’s ‘mood swings’ wore out club last year.

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…………(HOCKEY)…………..

Gulls-SanJose…Wednesday night AHL game…Gulls (7-8) on season.
Gulls..D-Josh Mahura reassigned from Anaheim Ducks.

Kings-NY Islanders…LA tries bounce back from overtime loss to San Jose
Ducks-Arizona…Arizona coming off shutout win over Islanders..now (11-11-3)

Kings..D-Alec Martinez undergoes emergency surgery for gashed artery from skate cut in Monday night game…Surgery success on wrist but could be out weeks.

Calgary…Denies reports it is firing Coach Bill Peters for racial slur incidents that occurred in 2009-while coach of AHL team in Chicago Blackhawks farm system….NHL calls incident “repugnant and unacceptable…..Calgary examining new evidence that Peters was abusive and physically confronted players while coach Carolina Hurricane……Report says he will not coach Calgary in game vs Buffalo coming up…

Toronto..Report coach Mike Babcock ripped rookie Mitch Marner in first year…told him to write up list of hardest working and laziest players on team…then circulated list to teammates…Babcock called it a ‘motivational tool’….later apologized to team….Report says 95% of Leafs players couldn’t say good things about Babcock coaching style.

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…………(GENERAL)…………….

Fox Sports..Suspends soccer analyst Marco VanBasten…for saying “Seig Heil” while talking about German national team winning games in Europe.

Paris St Germaine….Bench soccer star Neymar….still injured-not playing up to form.

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