Hacksaw’s Headlines–Wednesday

Posted by on May 6th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

………………..(Baseball)……………….

Scott Boras….MLB’s premier agent-writes Op-Ed piece for NY Times imploring owners to open spring training camp in each city to help baseball heal from the Virus-Crisis….Cites baseball’s role in helping America get thru World War II with the “Green Light Letter”…the healing of America after 9/11 with President Bush…David Ortiz speech after the Boston Marathon bombing…Says MLB can follow what Korea-Taiwan did to open their seasons….staggered workouts…pitchers-catchers…then full roster…then select minor leaugers.

Houston…Former Astros OF-Michael Bourne-owns 3-apartment buildings in Houston…forgives rent owed for April-May by 70-families in his apartment buildings.

Taiwan League…says it will open stadiums to fans…allow 1,000-to attend each game.

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……………(Football)……………….

Miami….Outpouring of emotion on the passing on Don Shula:

Stephen Ross-Dolphins owner…’The Greatest’
Dan Marino…’Embodied the definition of greatness’
Bob Greise..’Molded us into champions’
Troy Aikman…’He defines legend’
Joe Theismann..’True coaching legend’
Larry Csonka…’Terrible loss-such a rock of a person’

Roger Goodell…’Forever impacted the NFL’
John Madden….’Friend-Mentor-Confidante’
Marv Levy…’Greatness in every aspect of life’
Jim Irsay…’Last from an unbelievable era’
Bill Cowher…’An icon in leadership and wisdom’
Bill Belicheck…’Established the standard of consistency-leadership’
Clark Hunt…’Paved the way for greatness of the NFL’
Jerry Jones..’An American institution of character-integrity
Mark Davis..’Fierce competitor-leader-innovator’.

NFL…Cancels Mexico City game…all 5-International games now off the schedule.

Pro Football Hall of Fame…Cancelling game and ceremonies…may move to Labor Day weekend.

Brett Favre…Investigation as to why he received 1.1M from Mississippi Department of Health Services but did not show up for speeches-functions he was scheduled for.

CBS…Hires Charles Davis-Fox TV to work games with Ian Eagle-replacing Dan Fouts on NFL games.

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(Roster Moves)

NY Jets..Sign FA-RB-Frank Gore-ex Bills..(15,347Y) rushing career
Jaguars..Sign FA-DE-Aaron Lynch-ex Bears
NY Giants..Sign FA-QB-Cooper Rush-ex Cowboys
Raiders..Sign FA-OG-Sam Young-ex Miami..been with 5-clubs
Chargers..Sign FA-RB-Derrick Gore-ex Redskins-in Bolts camp last year

Raiders..Release QB-DeShone Kizer-ex Packers-Browns
Baltimore..Re-sign LB-Pernell McPhee

Seattle..Open contract talks-re-sign FA-RB-Marshawn Lynch

Jets..Put WR-Quincy Enunwa on season ending PUP list-neck issues

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(College Football)

University of Akron…Cuts Athletic Budget 20% for next year….Closes down 6-different academic colleges…Pay cuts 10% all employees in wake of loss of 42M in funds because of Covid-19

ACC..Commissioner John Swofford says league may not be able to play in fall because Universities are in 10-different states-all have different rules about stay at home orders.

AAC-Conference USA….Join Mid American..Mountain West in cancelling football media days.

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……………..(Basketball)……………..

Clippers…Owner Steve Ballmer delivers 400M-cash payment to purchase the Forum in Inglewood from Madison Square Garden.

Big West Conference…names Dan Butterly as Commissioner replacing Dennis Farrell-retiring after 28Y.

Louisville…School hit with Notice of Allegations….1-Level 1-violation against former coach Rick Pitino…2-Level II-violations against assistant coaches for setting up 100,000-payment to family of recruit Brian Bowen in 2017….Pitino was fired for lack of institutional control.

Arizona State…C-Romello White enters NCAA transfer portal…averaged (12P-8R) a game for Devils.

Orlando…Former 1st round pick Fran Vasquez retires after career in Spain…Never signed with Magic.

Tom Thibodeau…..likely to interview for vacant NY Knicks and Brooklyn Nets head coaching job.

Tony Parker…Legendary San Antonio Spurs star says he would like to be in ownership group to buy NBA team…Currently owns Lyonnis team in France.

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…………..(Hockey)………….

NHL…Board of Governors-holds conference call but fails to resolve proposal to hold NHL draft in June even though season not resuming.

NHL…Owners conference call on Wednesday to get update on restart of season in ‘4-Arena’ proposal made by Gary Bettman.

AHL…Board of Governors…Conference Call on Friday-likely to cancel AHL playoffs.

Florida Panthers…Sign F-Grigori Denisenko-Lokomotiv-KHL-Russia

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