Hacksaw’s Headlines-Wednesday

Posted by on April 1st, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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NFL…Owners approve plan for expansion of wildcard playoffs to start at end of this 2020 season….Top team each division gets first round bye.  The other 3-division winners will face the 3-wildcard teams….6-wildcard games first weekend…3-on Saturday…3-on Sunday…CBS-NBC will televise additional wildcard games

NFL…League lawyer Jeff Pash says league plans on a full 16-game schedule-starting September 10th.

NFL…No decision made yet on status of International Games…4-scheduled in London…1-in Mexico City.

NFL..Revises draft day plays….Team war-rooms will be limited to 10-people….League contacts 30-top draft picks and asks them to be available on draft night for first round interviews from home.

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Indianapolis….Colts coach Frank Reich praises Philip Rivers…’knows 85% of playbook already thru teleconferencing’.

Indianapolis..Tells QB-Jacoby Brissett-his role will be backup QB when camp opens.

Atlanta…Player Agent Buddy Baker confirms he lost both of his parents-hospitalized with virus…died within 6-minutes of each other in hospital.

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(Roster Moves)

Browns..Sign FA-DE-Adrian Clayborn-ex Falcons
Titans..Sign FA-DE-Jack Crawford-ex Falcons

Seattle..Open contract talks with FA-DE-Everson Griffen-ex Vikings
Seattle…Release TE-Ed Dickson…S-Tedric Thompson

Raiders…Report Oakland willing to trade #12-#18 picks to Giants for #4-picks….Raiders want either QB-Tua Tagovailoa or Justin Herbert.

Miami…Reopen talks with Bengals about trade for #1 pick in draft-to take Joe Burrow…Miami has #5-18-26 picks in opening round.

Jacksonville…Puts DE-Yannick Ngakoue on trade block…had franchise tagged him.

Cincinnati…Release CB-Dre Kirkpatrick….(8.3M) cap savings

Washington…Franchise tagged OG-Brandon Scherff signs 14M-tender.

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(College Football)

Fiesta Bowl…Donates 1M to Arizona Charities for covid research.

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………………(Baseball)…………..

MLB….Votes to give all minor league players a weekly stipend of (400)-dollars from now thru May 31st….and will keep them on medical health care  benefits.

Toronto…City bans any public gatherings thru June 30th-meaning Blue Jays may be forced to play games in empty stadium if MLB starts up.

Padres….Confirm they will give 1M-to 400 people employed at Petco Park game day workers to cover salaries for next two months.

Dr. James Andrews…Announces he will not perform any future Tommy John surgeries during pandemic…..MLB criticized for allowing P-Noah Syndegaard-Chris Sale to have surgeries last week.

A;s…confirm that minor league manager Garrison Webster is in ICU-kon ventilator with virus….Manages Class A-Stockton team in California League.

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………………….(Basketball)………………

NBA….Postpones June 25th draft….League says it will hold draft at the conclusion of rescheduled season-possibly end of summer.

NBA..Commissioner Adam Silver says he wants a 2-week minicamp for players when season gets started up…would like teams to play 5-more games….Talking about Best of 3-playoff series in one sight….Las Vegas…games to be televised….but no fans allowed.

Jeff Van Gundy….ABC analyst says NBA should cancel rest of season-just go directly to playoff schedule in June.

Lakers…Say 2-players who tested positive for virus are full recovered.

China Basketball Association….Chinese government bans CBA reopening of season in mid-April.

Arizona State…G-Remy Martin files for NBA draft…(19PPG)

Air Force..Hires Joe Scott as head coach-was assistant at Georgia…former head coach at Academy.

Tarleton State…Texas school hires controversial coach Billy Gillespie-who was fired for player abuse and alcohol issues at Texas Tech.

USC…Lands 3-transfers
..Chevez Goodwin (6’9-F)-Wofford College
..Isaiah White (6’6-F)-Utah Valley
..Tahj Gaddy-G-Santa Clara.

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……………(Hockey)……………..

San Jose…Sign college hockey stars John Leoanrd-F-U-Mass (27G)
San Jose…Sign D-Brinson Pasichnuk-Arizona State..(37Pts-36 games)

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………………….(General)…………….

USA Rugby…..Files for bankruptcy because of shutdown.

Indy Car Racing…announces Indy 500 rescheduled for August 23rd..
Indy Car…says it is rescheduling all 7-postponed races…will race virtually every weekend this summer.

NASCAR…Driver Joey Logano donates 1M-for corona research in Charlotte.

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