Hacksaw’s Headlines–Wednesday

Posted by on January 29th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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Aztecs-at-New Mexico….Mountain West showdown….SDSU goes for 22nd win in a row….Lobos have won 13-in row at the Pit-playing much better after getting injured players back…New Mexico averaging (80PPG)…shooting 49%….5-players in double figures…led by 6’5-F-JaQuan Lyle…6’9-F-Corey Manigault and 6’4-G-Zane Myles…New Mexico expelled F-Connor Bragg from the program last week after 2-different arrests for sexual misconduct and then a DUI…Also removed F-JJ Caldwell from team following multiple off court incidents…..Bragg had left Kansas and Arizona State after arrests…Caldwell was removed from Texas AM program.

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Lakers….FAA probe of Kobe Bryant helicopter crash
..Copter was not equipped with ‘Terrain warning system’
..Copter did not have voice recorder unit
..Copter did not have black box
..Pilot elevated (756′) in :36 seconds…may have hit mountain
..Copter descended 2000-feet in 1-minute
..Copter dropped (325′) in :14 seconds…hit ground
..Copter was doing 176mph in its descent
..Belief pilot became disoriented in intense fog.
..Police confirm all 9-bodies removed from sight of Sunday crash
..Coroner identified Bryant and his daughter
..NTSB released video of debris field and massive destruction of helicopter

Shaquille O’Neal in tearful speed on TNT
..I did not want to believe it…anything can be photoshopped…anything can be hoaxed
..Everyone call me to talk about it
..Haven’t felt pain like this in years

Jerry West…Grief everywhere-broke into tears on network TV

NBA….No decision yet when to reschedule postponed Lakers-Clippers game from Tuesday night.

Alan Iverson….Former 76ers legend-robbed of 500,000-dollars in jewels he had in backpack in hotel in Philadelphia.

Sacramento….Benches starting G-Buddy Hield.

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……………………(Baseball)…………………

Padres-Red Sox….Trade talks stalled over Boston demands of “4-for-1” deal for OF-Mookie Betts…..Padres being questioned about ‘renting’ Betts for one year, but at cost of weakening starting rotation by putting Cal Quantrill in package with Manny Margot-Wil Myers and and another prospect.

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(Roster Moves)

Angels…Interest in FA-OF-Yasiel Puig-still on open market..ex-Reds.
Pirates…Interest in FA-OF-Kevin Pillar-ex Giants-Blue Jays
Cubs..Sign FA-P-Jeremy Jeffress-ex Brewers-Texas
Tigers..Sign FA-1B-Kennys Vargas-ex Twins
Nationals..Sign FA-2B-Emilio Bonifacio-ex-Rays
Yankees..Sign FA-C-Josh Thole-ex Mets
Giants..Sign FA-2B-Yomer Sandhez-ex White Sox
Mets..Sign FA-3B-Eduardo Nunez-ex Red Sox-Twins
Twins..Signs FA-P-Parker Bridwell-ex Angels
Twins..Sign FA-P-Juan Minaya-ex White Sox

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(MLB)

Houston….Astros open contract talks with Manager Dusty Baker…ex-Giants-Reds-Cubs-Washington manager….career record (1,863-1,636).

Houston..Interview Peter Wooford-current MLB-VP Operations in Commissioner’s Office…former Red Sox-Diamondbacks assistant GM.

ESPN…Removes Jessica Mendoza from Sunday TV broadcast team
Rockies..Dismiss longtime radio broadcaster Jerry Schemmel.

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……………..(Football)……………..

Chargers…Deny reports they have made a decision on status of QB-Philip Rivers….Club Coaches just returned to offices after Senior Bowl scouting
Chargers..Lose OL-coach Pat Meyer-takes job with Carolina Panhers
Chargers…Have two openings on Anthony Lynn coaching staff…QB-OL.

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(Super Bowl)

Chiefs-49ers…Pall hangs over festitivities in wake of death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant.

Roger Goodell…State of League address…expected to be peppered with questions about 17-game season proposal made to Union as part of new Collective Bargaining agreement…..and to discuss on going problems with Instant Replay and 1-year trial on Pass Interference challenges.

Richard Sherman….49ers star ripped former coach Jim Harbaugh from time at Stanford….Coach called Sherman a ‘quitter’ and demoted him.

Wes Welker…Players praise WR coach for work with rookie Deebo Samuels and veteran WR-Emmanuel Sanders

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(Teams)

Cleveland..RB-Kareem Hunt could be suspended again following DUI arrest-for violating NFL aftercare program.

Houston …Bill O’Brien elevated to GM-Head Coach….5-front office administrators fired as purge of employees continue….Texans GM and 4-assistant coaches let go prior as Coach Bill O’Brien takes over control of team.

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Antonio Brown…Judge in Florida removes ‘house arrest-GPS monitor’ to allow former NFL player to leave home to conduct business…Still on 100,000 bail with other restrictions after arrest on assault charges.

Reche Caldwell….Former Chargers-Patriots WR-pleads guilty for his part in stealing 4M in bogus claims from NFL Health Fund

CFL-Winnipeg…Blue Bombers release former starting QB-Matt Nichols-led team to playoffs 4-years in a row.

CFL-Montreal…Alouettes hire Tom Gamble-longtime NFL exec-as General Manager of team.

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(College Football)

Rocky Long….Receives (2Y-550,000) contract to take over as Defensive Coordinator at New Mexico.

USD..Opens spring football looking for new QB-to replace Reid Stinnett…6’5-Bryce Fedderman and 6’2 Mason Randall battling for starting job.

LSU….Hire-Bo Pelini-Def Coord…(3Y-7M) deal…former head coach Nebraska-Youngstown State

Grand Valley State..Fires Off Coord-Morris Berger after he texted positive things about Adolph Hitler.

Colorado State…lands QB-Todd BCenteio-transfer from Temple.

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…………..(Hockey)…………….

Ducks-at-Arizona….Wednesday night game….Ducks won just 3-of-16 games…(19-25-5) on year.

Kings-vs-Tampa Bay…Wednesday matchup….Kings (18-27-5) in last place in Pacific Division.

Las Vegas Knights put in application to put an AHL expansion franchise into Henderson, Nevada…Knights do not have full working agreement the season.

Ottawa….Last place Senators drawn NHL season low (9,643) fans to home game.

Penguins..Sign D-Marcus Pettersson to 5Y-contract extension.

Ed Balfour…Former legendary goalie arrested after drunked rage in hotel in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

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………………(General)……………….

Australian Open…..Novak Djokovic storms to straight set win in quarterfinals…..Rafael Nadal plays overnight…he is (1-4) in Aussie Open-worst record of all of his grand slam events.

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