Hacksaw’s Headlines–Wednesday

Posted by on May 27th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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MLB….Owners make new financial proposal to Union to reopen season…Ask for ‘Sliding Pay-Scale’…for the 82-game season….Players with biggest salaries would take biggest pay-cuts…Players with minimum salaries would retain most of salaries….Owners say players would make bigger amount of money in new 1B-postseason TV contract.

..Union says the proposal involves ‘massive paycuts’ for virtually all players.
..Owners say new TV contract for playoffs would give baseball increase from 777M-to-1Billion this fall…Players would get bigger cut than under old postseason TV contract.
..Owners say Players paycuts would be same percentage of top front office execs of all teams.
..Owners rejected idea of ‘deferred payments’ of salaries into 2021.
..Owners rejected idea of playing more than 82-game schedule.

..Union says Players would wind up getting just 40% of their full salary…Example-Mike Trout salary cut would go from (37M-to-11M) Gerrit Cole would go from (36M-to-9M)…Bryce Harper salary (33M-to-8M)…Manny Machado (30M-to-7M).

..Union says it will do Video Call with Player Reps before setting up additional negotiating sessions with Owners to respond to ‘Sliding Scale Salary proposal’.

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Dodgers…Zoom video conference with employees….will be no layoffs of employees…but will begin tiered pay-cuts on June 1st….Dodgers had paid full salaries for 6-pay periods dating back to March shutdown during spring training….Paycuts of 15-to-35% for employees making over 75,000 per year.

A’s..Say they will furlough all their scouts once the Baseball draft is completed this summer….Means there may not be any Minor League baseball this year.

White Sox…Release 25-lower minor league players

Pirates…Anniversary of 1959-Harvey Haddix 12-inning perfect game pitching performance vs Milwaukee Braves…lost game in 13th inning on Joe Adcock home run…Braves lineup included Hall of Fame Henry Aaron-Eddie Matthews.

Bowling Green…Alumni begin 3.5M-drive to save baseball program-cut by Athletic Department.
Forman…Cuts baseball and lacrosse programs in cost-cutting moves

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…………………(Basketball)………………..

NBA….Reopens talks with Union about how to stage Playoffs in bubble….Union wants lottery teams to have chance in a ‘Play In-system’

Detroit…Begins search for General Manager to work under Team President Arn Tellum.

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…………….(Football)………………..

NFL……..Report that owners are prepared to open training facilities to football staff (Coaches-GM-Scouts)…as early as next week….But players will not be allowed in facility…..

NFL…….Report teams might be interested in allowing 2-weeks of Minicamps starting June 27nd.

NFL….Union says it has not been given proposal about players returning to facilities yet.

Miami…Owner Steven Ross says ‘believe we will play full season–not sure there will be fans in the stands to start season’.

NYGiants..New Jersey governor agrees to allow facilities to open.
NYJets…New York governor tells Jets they can open Long Island facilities.

Tampa Bay…DE-Noah Spence-tears Achilles in off season workout
Detroit…Moving CB-Jamal Agnew to WR.

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(College Football)

Pac 12 Conference…Announces players will be allowed to return to campuses June 15th…pending approval from State Governors..and Campus Presidents.

SDSU….Athletic Director JD Wicker says Aztecs are considering social distancing for home games at SDCCU Stadium this fall.

SDSU…School says if City signs contract for sale of land is completed this week….Construction could start end of August.

Holiday Bowl…Says it has plans to play its bowl game in December matching Pac 12-vs-ACC teams.

Appalachian State…cut 4-men’s sports in massive financial setbacks…Does away with Track-Cross Country-Tennis-Soccer.

Los Angeles Times…Mourns passing of longtime college football writer Chris Dufresne…had battled asthmatic conditions for years.

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……………….(Hockey)……………..

NHL…Gary Bettman announces plans for 24-team NHL postseason

..12-teams in Eastern Conference…12-in Western Conference
..2-Hub Cities would host games without fans
..10-Cities in running for Hub City.. playoffs including Los Angeles.
..Teams limited to 50-personnel each in hubs
..Teams will dress 28-skaters per team for post season-up from 23.
..Top 4-teams in East would play round-robin determine seeding
..Remaining 16-teams play Best of 5-Play In series
..Rest of Playoff series would be Best of 7-series.
..Stanley Cup finals would be in Hub City.
..Draft Lottery will be June 26th…7-non playoff teams qualify…8-teams knocked out in ‘Play In’ Round..will also qualify for lottery.
..NHL says 25-30,000-test kits to be used.
..Full Season planned for 2020-2021…No start date announced.

LA Kings-Anaheim Ducks…NHL season is over-did not qualify for playoffs in shortened season….Ducks-Kings qualify for NHL-draft lottery for top draft pick…15-teams will be in lottery for top pick.

NY Islanders…Announce resumption of construction of new Belmont Park Arena on Wednesday.

Buffalo…Vote of confidence to GM-Jason Botterill-will return.

Alabama-Huntsville…starts 1M-drive to save Division 1-hockey program

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…………..(General)……………..

NASCAR…Disqualify Jimmie Johnson-2nd place finish in Charlotte 600…had broken part in rear of car-went unfixed.

English Premier League…Bournemouth Goalie-Aaron Ramsdale-tests positive for virus-just two days after rejoining teams for conditioning.

German Soccer Federation….Likely lose 83M in revenue from all pro leagues due to shutdown.

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