Hacksaw’s Headlines–Wednesday

Posted by on May 20th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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Padres…Austin Hedges-Padres Player Rep says players need to listen to owners…”Time to make sacrifices now…..Keep the future in mind”.

Padres..Owner Ron Fowler says there are no discussions about San Diego State’s possible use of Petco Park for home games in 2021….”We have had multiple meetings and it cannot be done during our baseball season, and we cannot make it economically feasible for our franchise”

Angels…City Council decides to give owner Arte Moreno delay till September 1st to deliver ‘development plans’ for Angels Stadium parking lot….Moreno will deliver 30M-check as next step in process of buying all the land.

Angels..Begin furloughs of front office employees and minor league staff-June 1st…Angels will develop 1M-fund of bridge loans to employees…will have health benefits till end of year.

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(MLB)

NY Post….Uncovers Email owners sent to Union on March 26th..informing them in writing that players agreed to pro-rated salaries, but also understand if games are played without fans-then players would have take reduction in salaries’….union lawyer responded to MLB-they understood meaning of Email…..Union Chief Tony Clark said players agreed to pro rated salaries but nothing else…Email shows something different.

Union….Players Association says owners financial proposal is to give Players 1.5B for final 3-months of season….Means players would take another 33%-of pay to play 82-games schedule on tap of having lost half of salary because of cancellation of half of season.

Union…says Owners financial plan of revenue does not include money owners get from MLB-Media or a share of 1B-in TV revenue from expanded playoffs….says that money must be included if players are to agree to 50-50 revenue cut.

Oakland A’s…Send letter to Coliseum Commission-stopping payment on rent at Stadium …invoking ‘Force Majeure Clause’…..Alameda County closed down operation of Coliseum in violation of lease and did not make it available for treatment of Covid testing or medical use.

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…………………….(Football)………………

NFL Owners…Table Roger Goodell request to add bonus draft picks for teams that hire minorities for front office job….Large number of owners not in favor of using draft picks as leverage to hire blacks…..Owners do change Rooney Rule effective immediately:

..NFL teams can no longer block front office execs nor coaches under contract from interviewing for GM-Asst GM-Head Coaching-Coordinators-QB coach jobs-Scouting Director jobs… beginning next year as long as jobs are viewed as a promotion.
..Owners agree to expand interview pool…Must interview 1-minority for President-CEO job…GM jobs..Asst GM-Player Personnel Directors-Head Scouting jobs that open.
..Must interview 2-minorities for head coaching job
..Must interview 1-minority for any coordinators or QB coaching job.
..Must interview 1-minority for any senior level management job in front office in any of 10-categories including Communications-PR-HR-IT Division-Health

NFL Owners…agree to allow NFL to loan Rams owner Stan Kroenke 500M to help finance So Fi Stadium in Los Angeles.

Cleveland…NFL Union President JC Tretter-Browns….says every idea proposed to restart the season comes with 5-more questions…how complex situation is.

Chargers…Elect not to reopen training facility for non-football employees yet in Costa Mesa.
Rams..Not opening training facility in Thousand Oaks nor business offices in LA for non football employees.

NY Giants…Lawyer for CB-Deandre Baker says people filing gun assault charges against player have 100% criminal records-this is targeted money shakedown….Says people interviewed gave 1-version of story to police…another version to lawyers…Refuses comment on report that Baker lost 70,000-in dice-card games to people he was at party with.

Washington..WR-Cody Latimer-facing gun charges-told police man he confronted had sexually assaulted his 4-year old son leading to  gunshots

Atlanta..WR-Matt Ryan says NFC South will become QB’s Division with Drew Brees-Tom Brady-Ryan in the division.

Eagles…Say Nate Sudfeld will be backup QB…that rookie Jalen Hurts will be 3-position player.

Jesse Frietas-Senior….First QB of 49ers in the All American Football Conference passes away (99Y)….became successful high school coach at San Mateo, California…father of Aztecs QB-Jess Frietas..1960s passing star.

Columbia University…Confirms that QB-Geno Rossides has passed away at (99Y)…engineered great college football upset in 1947 when Lions upset Army snapping Cadets 32-game win streak.

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(College Football)

UCLA…Incoming AD-Martin Raymond inherits athletic program lost 18.9M last year and is facing bigger financial losses this year…Inherits record lows in attendance and season ticket sales at Rose Bowl…Lost nearly 60% ticket revenue in football-basketball…Inherits football coach Chip Kelly (7-17) record and 9M-contract buyout.

Boise State…lands USC-transfer QB-Jack Sears…backed out of scholarship deal at San Diego State once Coach Rocky Long left.

Stanford..Family of deceased S-Zach Hoffpauir deny former player committed suicide….donating brain to Boston University CTE program for examination.

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…………………(Basketball)………………..

Clippers…Open training facility for 4-players at a time
Clippers..Coach Doc Rivers tells players via Email…”Let’s win the wait”…be prepared for when season starts up.

Lakers..Open facility just 2-players at a time.

NBA…No changes to lottery system even if final standings show teams did not play equal number of games.

NY Knicks..Hire Frank Zanin-Assistant GM-ex Oklahoma City
NY Knicks..Hire Walt Perrin-Assistant GM-ex Utah

Arizona State…C-Romello White transfer to Ole Miss.

Mountain West Conference….AD’s vote (7-4) to expand conference season to 20-games…home and home with each school….Will limit number of marquee games teams can schedule out of conference.

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…………………..(Hockey)…………………..

Toronto…John Tavares-Maple Leafs-part of NHL ‘Return to Play Committee’….says league is struggling to find a way to deal with players crossing the border…or returning from Europe…because of different governmental guidelines.

Ottawa…F-Mikkel Boedker leaving NHL team-will sign with Lugano-Switzerland.

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……………..(General)……………..

NASCAR….Darlington 500 to be run on Wednesday night…3-days after running of Darlington 400….Kevin Harvick-winner on Sunday-will start in 10th row this race.

English Premier League….Tests 748-players and staff members on weekend….6-test positive for virus and are quarantined….the rest cleared to open camp.

Juventus…Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Italy team from quarantine status in both Portugal-Italy covering 10-weeks…cleared to practice.

Real Madrid…English star Eden Hazard reports to team…has had 3-major injuries this year…hamstring, ankle and broken foot.

Golf…Skins Game drew 2.6M-viewers on Sunday….well short of 6.3M who viewed NASCAR race

USGA…Cancells all qualifying for US Open.

Belmont States….Will run June 20th…ahead of both Kentucky Derby and Preakness.

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