Hacksaw’s Headlines–Wednesday

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

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Chargers….Do Video Interview with Oklahoma QB-Jalen Hurts…day after interview with Utah State QB-Jordan Love….Lends credence to reports Chargers would consider trading out of #6-slot…acquiring a 2nd opening round pick, then take either Hurts or Love and an OT later in first round.

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(Team Notes)

Bengals….Not interest in trading #1-pick….rejecting possible 3-for-1 trade package from Dolphins..

Detroit….Confirm they are listening to trade offers for #3 pick draft.

Giants..Shopping #4 pick in opening round.

Dallas…QB-Dak Prescott says he will not take part if voluntary OTA Virtual workouts that begin next week…Prescott has not yet signed 31M-dollar Franchise Tag tender-wants multiyear contract.

Detroit…Does Video Interviews with Oregon-QB-Justin Herbert and Alabama QB-Tua Tagovailoa.

Seattle..Say RBs-Rashad Penny…Chris Carson..CJ Prosise all ahead of schedule in rehab from end of season injuries….Penny-knee..Carons-hip…Prosise-arm

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(NFL Notes)

NFL-OTAs…..NFL teams with new head coaches open 1-week of Virtual Classroom teaching sessions….4-days of 4-hours each of classroom work….Veteran coach can begin their OTA Classroom work on April 20th.

NFL…Reiterates it will not open any team facilities until all 50-states remove their stay-at-home orders.

NFL…Wisconsin LB-Zack Baun tests positive at combine for diluted urine sample…he was 3rd rated LB on draft boards.

Georgia…QB-Jake Fromm impressive in interviews with NFL teams..has pushed himself back into first round…could be as many as 7-QBs taken in opening round.

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(College Football)

Washington State…Coach Nick Rolovich…School President…AD…Basketball Coach take paycuts for rest of year and forfeit bonuses during Virus-Crisis.

Boise State…TE-Mason Sikes-Lamar University-transfers in.
Florida State..DE-Rabien Lovett-transfers from Missisippi State.
Cincinnati…Lands WR-Michael Young-transfer from Notre Dame.

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………………..(Baseball)…………….

MLB….Commissioner Rob Manfred tells Fox Business Channel
..Public health our first priority-not games
..Will play games only when it is safe for players-employees-fans.
..Relaunch of season has complicated logistics
..We have contingency ideas…but not final plans
..We are concerned about testing-travel-mass gatherings
..No final plans in place-just exchange of ideas.

MLB…Announces it will pay all League employees thru May 31st….Top executives have taken 35% payouts…Each team advanced 5.6M to help meet payrolls thru May 31st.

Governor Andrew Cuomo….”If baseball returns-want it with fans in stands”

Yankees…Hank Steinbrenner-co owner of team passes away (63)..had health issues for 5-years…died in Clearwater, Florida…Ran Yankees after father’s passing…then turned it over to brother Hal to operate day-to-day…Signed Alex Rodriguez to NY contract….Battled Red Sox…said “Red Sox nation is in Yankees universe.

Jim Frey…Former manager Cubs-Royals..passes away (88Y)….spent 14-years career minor leaguers with Cardinals-Braves….became coach with Orioles-Earl Weaver….then manager of Royals-Cubs…went (323-287) won two divisional titles.

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…………………..(Basketball)……………………

China Basketball Operation….shutdown again…Chinese government bans April 15th opening…Postpones to July 1st…..Bans any foreign players from re-entering China effective immediately….informs players just arriving from other countries-back into 14-day quarantine….Teams can still pay players.

Euro League…Doctors advise 18-team league not to plan to reopen season.

Chicago Bulls…Begin interviews for vacant GM job….Mark Eversley-VP-76ers..Mark Hughes-Asst GM-Clippers….Matt Lloyd-Asst GM-Orlando.

Arizona State…Land G-Joshua Christopher-LA Marydale…(6’5G) averaged (29PPG)…turned down USC-Michigan.

Kentucky…F-Nick Richards-files for NBA draft…(14P-7R)
West Virginia..C-Oscar Tshiebewe-files for draft..(11P-9R)

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…………….(Hockey)………………

Nashville….Raises-donates (2.7M) for Mayor’s Relief funds.

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…………….(General)……………….

Chip Ganassi Racing….Lead sponsors McDonald’s…Credit One Bank…Clover…all cancel contracts after driver Kyle Larson uses racial slur…Larson was fired on Monday….NASCAR suspends him indefinitely-orders him into counseling.

PGA TOUR…Commissioner Seth Waugh-says he will propose reopening season in August-even if it means playing without Fans.

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