Hacksaw’s Headlines–Wednesday

Posted by on June 10th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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Padres….MLB Draft this evening….Padres will draft 8th and 34th in opening round of draft.

Padres…expected to draft Tennessee high school OF-Robert Hassell (6’2-190)..hit (.410-12HRs)…had (1.07ERA) as pitcher.. at Franklin Indepence High…Committed to Vanderbilt…Could also take Max Meyer-P-University of Minnesota…or Reid Detmers-P-U Louisville.

Padres..GM-AJ Preller says organization is ‘ready for a half season of baseball’…..’I expect there to be a minor league season-we just don’t know what kind-when-where’……’Smart people in commissioner’s office are working on all plans’.

MLB…1st round of Draft on Wednesday evening…
1st pick-Detroit..2-Baltimore..3-Miami…4-Royals..5-Toronto…6-Seattle…7-Pirates…8-Padres…9-Rockies…10-Angels.

MLB…Top prospects on draft board:
..Spencer Torkelson-1B-Arizona State
..Austin Martin-2B-Vanderbilt
..Asa Lacy-P-Texas AM
..Zac Veen-OF-Florida High School
..Emerson Hancock-P-U Georgia
..Max Meyer-P-U Minnesota
..Nick Gonzalez-2B-New Mexico State
..Robert Hassell-OF-Tennessee High School

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Union makes counterproposal to Owners..
…Wants 89-game regular season
..Players to be paid Pro-Rated but full salary for 89-games
..16-team Playoffs
..Season to run July 10th to October 11th then postseason
..Players who are hi-risk can opt out and be paid full salary and free agency service time
..Wants MLB to establish 5M fund to pay all minor leaguers
…Players to be paid Bonus fund from 1B-TV contract postseason.

Owners likely to reject latest offer from Union
..Club source-they want more games and full pay which means owners lose even more money
..Any player who sits out season and refuses to play will lose free agent service time offer
..Not extending season into November-puts players health at greater risk
..Rob Manfred leaning towards invoking 50-game schedule
..Cannot agree to a deal unless players give back more money because of no fans in stands…

Union…Asking players to play for 35% of regular salary and play 47% of schedule makes no sense.

Union…Director Tony Clark on racial unrest in country…”It is complicated and painful problem….This is deeply personal….We have arrived at a new point….Hopeful there will be real action”

MLB…Accuses umpire Angel Hernandez of eavesdropping on a call…then lying about it…as MLB conducted investigation into umpire crews call in a Tampa Bay game with blown calls…Hernandez has history of mistakes and controversies with MLB officials and teams.

Cardinals…Owner Bill DeWitt says ‘Baseball is not profitable business any longer….says Salaries…Benefits…Minor League development…Health Care-Training players…Insurance …Stadium improvements…Taxes are inherent costs no one sees.

Arizona…Owner Ken Kendricks says owners-union need to discuss a true revenue sharing plan and a Salary Cap to create a true partnership…’Cap limit 30M player-given 66% rest of players fair share’.

U-Cincinnati…Student movement to remove the name of Marge Schott from University Baseball Stadium…..former owners of Reds involved in racial controversies during ownership.

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…………………..(Basketball)……………………

NBA….Develops Health Protocols for players-teams reporting to Orlando Bubble to complete the season…
..Teams reporting must go into 36-hour Quarantine in Hotel
..Players who leave bubble will be placed in 10-day Quarantine
..Players must pass 2-tests before being reinstated
..2-Week training camp upon arrival in Orlando
..Will be Temperature checked every other day

NBA…Orlando schedule:
..Regular season schedule resume 7/31
..Play in series begin 8/16
..1st round of playoffs begin 8/18

NBA…proposes starting 2020-21 season December 10th

Portland…G-Klay Thompson-coming off knee surgery-yet to compete in 2-on-2 or 1-on-1 workouts yet.

Golden State..GM-Bob Myers-commenting on racial unrest…”Sports is colorblind”

Detroit…Pistons to interview former players Chauncey Billups-Tayshaun Prince for Assistant GM-jobs.

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……………………(Football)…………….

New York Times…Survey of Epidemiologist nationwide
..64%-say would not attend sporting event this summer-fall
..1%-would go to game now
..2%-would go to game later in season

Houston…Emotional funeral service for George Floyd…Rev Al Sharpton gives eulogy ripping Roger Goodell…’Don’t apologize-give Colin Kaeperneck a job….You made an empty apology…..Took a man’s livelihood……You minimized the value of his life….Kaeperneck took a knee for all the families in this church.’

Houston….DE-JJ Watt..QB-Deshaun Watson…Houston Rockets players were part of funeral ceremony for George Floyd.

Patriots…Coach Bill Belichick brings in ACLU-Lawyer to do video conference with players about racial unrest and history of problems in America.
Saints…Bring in Spike Lee on video conference to talk about racism in America

Washington…President Donald Trump tweets…’Will never buy another NFL ticket;

Saints…CB-Malcom Jenkins says the NFL needs to personally apologize to Colin Kaepernecik

Los Angeles….So-Fi Stadium construction resumes…worker fell to death off roof last week.

Bears..Coach Matt Nagy ends Classroom Virtual work on Thursday…wants players to concentrate on physical training starting next week.

Colts..Coach Frank Reich says team has put in 90% of offense for QB-Philip Rivers and offense via Virtual Classroom work.

Seattle..Hires Alonzo Highsmith as Player Personnel Executive-ex Cleveland Browns exec

Minnesota..RB-Dalvin Cook drops out of Classroom work-says he will holdout if his contract is not renegotiated…Due to make (1.3M)…wants (15M) in new deal.

Atlanta…RB-Todd Gurley passes physical after exam on arthritic condition in knee.

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(College Football)

NCAA…Oversight committee says it is completing plans for 2-weeks OTA-classroom and conditioning  for college players and 4-weeks of training camp leading up to start of the season.

Canada….”U Sports”…Governing body of college athletics, cancels entire college football season and Vanier Cup playoffs.

USC…Will lift 10-year ban on former star RB-Reggie Bush….banned for his part in NCAA scandal that led to 3-years probation and loss of 30-scholarships…Heisman Trophy stripped and removed from Heritage Hall.

Miami…WR-Michael Irvin II-transfers from Hurricanes program to Florida Atlantic.
Cal…Lands RB-Brad Shaw-transfer from Wisconsin.

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……………..(Hockey)……………….

LA Kings…F-Jeff Carter undergoes core-muscle surgery…will need 3-months rehab.

Buffalo…G-Carter Hutton diagnosed with muscular vision disorder in one eye.

Buffalo…Lose D-Lawrence Pilut…signs with KHL-Traktor team in Russia.

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……………..(General)…………….

NASCAR….Confirms it is beginning movement to ban ‘Confederate Flags’ at race tracks.

NASCAR…Says developing plan to allow some limited number of fans to watch races at Miami-Homestead speedway and at Talladega.

NASCAR…Heads into Virginia for Martinsville 400 on Wednesday night…Ryan Blaney will be on poll.

PGA…Announces Moment of Silence (8:46am) to honor George Floyd during opening round of Colonial Tourney in Ft-Worth on Thursday.

LPGA…Cancels Evian Championships in France scheduled for July 6th because of Covid and travel problems.

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