Hacksaw’s Headlines-Wednesday

Posted by on January 15th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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Aztecs-Fresno State (64-55)……SDSU (18-0)…Aztecs survive awful 3-point shooting night…crank up defense and pull away from Bulldogs for another road win…Malachi Flynn (22P)…Yanni Wentzel (17P) in win….Aztecs held Fresno State (34%) from floor….SDSU just (3-19) shooting from the arc……Bulldogs (5-12) on season

North Carolina-Wilmington..Fires coach CB McGrath after (5-14) start.

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LA Clippers-W-Cavaliers (128-03)…Kawhi Leonard (43P)…Clippers jumped out to 35P lead..used 40-point 3rd quarter to blow it open……Clippers (29-13)..Cleveland (12-29)

Lakers-vs-Orlando Magic…Wednesday game…

Golden State…Re-sign C-Marquese Chriss to 2-way contract-allows him to play in NBA-G League.
Orlando..Release F-Josh Magette
Suns..Sign FA-F-Tariq Owens-ex Texas Tech to 10-day deal

Pistons..Lose F-Luke Kennard-4W-knee tendon issue flares up

Detroit..G-Derrick Rose-Fined 25,000 for throwing pen at fans heckling him.

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Chargers…Legendary TE-Antonio Gates announces retirement…Did not play in 2019….Spent 16-yers in NFL with Bolts…(955R-11,841Y-116TD)….8X-Pro Bowl…Gates-Philip Rivers combined for 89-TD passes.

Chargers..OT-Russell Okung plans to apply to become President of the NFL-Players Association…has been actively involved in Union affairs for years.

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(NFL)

Raiders..Consultant says NFL Stadium in Las Vegas is running behind schedule-heading towards July 31st opening…Says the Cable Net System for installation of the Translucent Roof has had construction suspended because of overstress problems that need to be re-evaluated…The 2B-stadium is ahead of schedule in some areas.

Hall of Fame Game..NFL negotiating to have Steelers-vs-Cowboys in Canton game to honor enshrinement of coaches Jimmy Johnson-Bill Cowher.

NFL…Pain Management Council…Doctors…Union officials meet with Company that manufacturers CBD-Sports Medicine to discuss use of Medical Marijuana to help players deal with pain.

Rooney Rule…NFL discussing extending the rule about interviewing minority candidates to include both Offensive-Defensive Coordinator job openings starting next year.

Hall of Fame…To name 15-Centenniel /Class members on Wednesday morning for 100th Anniversary enshrinement….Paul Tagliabue-George Young-Don Coryell are the names in the contributors

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(Teams)

Carolina…Pro Bowl LB-Luke Kuechly stuns Panthers by retiring at age (29)…Pro Bowler 7X in 8Y…Walks away from (10.3M) salary..has had concussion issues

Carolina…Panthers hire Joe Brady-LSU as Offensive Coordinator 12-hours after his team wins College Football Playoffs.

Browns..Owner Jim Haslam denies report he demanded new coach Kevin Stefanski preview Game Plan report with him each Friday before games as a condition to hiring.

Washington..Promo Kyle Smith to VP-Player Personnel…Tim Gribble to Director of Scouting as restructure front office continues.

Raiders..Fire Brenston Buckner-DL coach despite team improving to 32-QB sacks and #8 in run defense.
Raiders..Hire Rod Marinelli-DLine coach-ex Cowboys Def Coord

Eagles…Will interview Hines Ward-Jets….Bobby Engram-Ravens for vacant WR-coaching job

Giants..Interview Mike Shula for Off Coord job on Joe Judge staff.
Arizona..Hire Derious Swinton-special teams coach-ex Lions

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(Injuries)

Cowboys..LB-Logan Vander Esche-surgery-nerve damage in neck.
Bills..DT-Ed Oliver-surgery-shoulder issue

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(College)

Washington State…Hires Nick Rolovich-Hawaii for head coach job…was (28-27) with Rainbows including (10-5) this year….Gets 3M per year

Hawaii..Will interview former QB-Timmy Chang for head coach job.

Auburn…Hire Jack Bicknell-ex Boston College for OL job.
Notre Dame..Promote Tommy Rees to Irish Off Coord job

Baylor..Will interview Justin Fuente-Virginia Tech for Bears head coaching job.
Oregon..Hires Joe Moorhead-Off Corrd..ex head coach Mississippi State

USC..Fires 3-long time Associated ADs including Steve Lopes-Ron Orr-Scott Jacobsen…over 80-years experience as USC…This in aftermath of ‘Varsity Blues’ admission scandals.

Penn State..Coach James Franklin and 5-players named in Federal Lawsuit charging Lions allowed upperclassmen to take part in extreme hazing incidents of underclass players.

Iowa..DE-EJ Epenesa files for NFL draft…11-sacks..15-tackles for loss this past season.

Houston..QB-D’Eriq King files for NFL draft…Left team early in year to redshirt-decided wants to leave school

Idaho…Former Vandals AD-Pete Isakson passes away (48Y) at home

AP Poll..Final poll…1-LSU…3-Clemson..3-Obio State…4-Georgia…5-Oregon..6-Florida..7-Oklahoma…8-Alabama..9-Penn State…10-Minnesota……22-Air Force..23-Boise State..31-Aztecs.

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……………..(Baseball)………………

MLB…Commissioner Rob Manfred-in conference call with owners-told them no team was to comment on sanctions handed down against Houston Astros.

MLB.com…Reports that Astros reportedly turned in information the believe at least 7-other teams were using electronics to steal signals including Dodgers-Yankees.

MLB…Anonymous criticism from MLB execs to USA-Today…”Astros stole 2-seasons and possibly 2-World Series by cheating…Sanctions not tough enough”

Astros..Meet with Joe Espada-bench coach-discuss taking over for fired AJ Hinch.
Boston..Report Red Sox want to talk to Tampa Bay coach Matt Quararo about managerial job…New Bosox GM is Chaim Bloom-ex Rays Assistant GM

Giants..Hire Pat Burrell as minor league hitting coach.

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(Roster Moves)

Minnesota…Twins sign FA-3B-Josh Donaldson (4Y-92M) contract-leaves Atlanta Braves

Angels-Arizona..Trade…Halos acquire P-Matt Andriese…former Padres-Tampa Bay long reliever.

Rockies-Cardinals…Trade talks intensify…report Rockies willing to deal 3B-Nolan Arenado to St Louis but want P-Dakota Watson…3B-Matt Carpenter…OF-Dylan Carlson and C-Andrew Knizer in package.

Phillies..Sign FA-OF-Nick Martini-ex Padres
Phillies..DFA-Odubel Herrera-OF…hit (.222)..suspended Domestic Abuse.

Miami-Cardinals..Trade OF-Austin Dean to St Louis.
White Sox..DFA-P-Dylan Covey.

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………………..(Hockey)…………

LAKings-L-Tampa Bay (4-3)-OT-Shoot Out…Steve Stamos scores -2-goals and game winner in shootout…..Kings (18-27-4)…Tuesday night action

San Diego Gulls-at-Stockton…Wednesday…Gulls go for 3rd win in a row…trying to rally into playoff race…now (14-15-4)

Ottawa…Put veteran G-Craig Anderson on NHL trade block.
Sabres..Lose D-Tage Thompson-6W-shoulder surgery

Washington…C-Nik Backstroke signs (5Y-45M) contract extension includes full no trade clause.

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………………..(General)………………

LA Galaxy…Refuse comment on status of negotiations to acquire Mexican goal scorer ‘Chicharito’..Javier Hernandez in 10M deal with Seville in Spain.

LAFC…MLS team lands veteran F-Bradley Phillips…had 3-20 goal seasons playing for New York Red Bull.
LAFC…Confirm G-Ty Miller-won 34-games last year-will not return as a free agent.

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