Hacksaw’s Headlines–Wednesday

Posted by on June 17th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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Padres…Remember Tony Gwynn…’Mr. Padre’….passed away 6-years ago on June 16th after courageous battle with cancer….Lifetime (.338) batting average….15X-All Star…8X-Batting Champion…19X-hit .300 or better…7-Silver Slugger Awards…5-Golden Glove Awards.

MLB…Commissioner Rob Manfred sends new letter to Union asking them to ‘Go to Arbitration’ to settle differences of pay scale in shortened schedule.

Union…Sends letter to players telling them 3-options now…1-Waive right to Grievance and report to camps…2-Agree to Arbitration  ….3-Keep Negotiating.

Yankees…President Randy Levine says Union needs to agree to return to negotiating table and bridge the gap between 80-and-89 game schedules….Says talks should not be about dollars…but to safeguard against a 2nd outbreak of Virus…..Save the season-Avoid loss of the postseason….Says Players are ‘Heart of the Game’.

NBC…Reports that 8-of-30 owners are in favor of cancelling season rather than lose even more money than has been lost by paying players full shares.

CDC…Dr Anthony Fauci says “MLB must wrap up its season in October…;Not play foo deep into fall….there will be a 2nd outbreak…there are dangers…avoid late fall”

Astros…Owner Jim Crane says there will be no front office furloughs thru October.

Giants…Longtime San Francisco pitcher Mike McCormick passes away (81Y)…..Pitched 18-years in baseball…(134-128) career record with San Francisco-Baltimore-Yankees.

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……………………(Basketball)…………………

NBA…Commissioner Adam Silver says the league needs to resume season and stage postseason because they have a ‘public obligation’ to fans and players….Says the NBA costs are enormous to stage a ‘bubble playoff system’.

NBA…Distributes ‘Health Survey’ to 800–players-coaches-staffs who would come to Orlando for NBA playoffs.

Charles Barkley….says players would make ‘catastrophic mistake’ to not return to finish out the season.

Denver..Coach Mike Malone confirms he tested positive for the Covid Virus on March 20th.

Tim Mozgov-ex Lakers-Knicks center suffers severe knee injury training in Russia…will be out 6-months.

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……………………(Football)………………….

(NFL)

Roger Goodell…refuses to comment on constant stream of criticism from Donald Trump….’We are focusing on our work’.

Tony Dungy-Brian Billick….Public criticism of NFL owners for going forward with 17-game schedule next year….’Talk safety-safety-then vote to add 17th game and expand playoffs for more money.’

Saints…..S-Malcom Jenkins hired by CNN as contributor to talk about sports and black society and what needs to change.

Washington Post….Editorial demanding owner Daniel Snyder change Redskins nickname…2016-Post poll however showed 90% of Native Americans polled did not find name offensive.

Giants…K-Aldrick Rosas arrested DUI-Hit & Run-Leave scene of accident in Chico, Calfornia.

NFL…moves Pro Bowl to Las Vegas to play in Raiders new stadium.

CFL….Cuts 500,000 in Football operations budget…Informs teams must go from 11-man coaching staffs to 9-man staffs this year.

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(College Football)

Oklahoma State…Coach Mike Gundy formally apologizes for his public stance on One America Network….says he was never aware of its criticism of Black Lives Matter protests.

Michigan…Wolverine football players cleared to return to campus for conditioning workouts on Friday.

College Football Hall of Fame…85-names up for possible enshrinement…including LB-Ray Lewis….Coach Bob Stoops

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………………(Hockey)……………

Buffalo Sabres…House cleaning in front office….GM-Jason Botterill fired after 3-seasons…3-assistant coaches on staff fired…Ryan Jankowski-Director of Scouting fired….along with GM-Coach-3 assistants of AHL-Rochester Amerks farm team.

NY Islanders…Announce they are shuttering Nassau Coliseum-home ice of team….Will need to find alternate place to play in 2020-21 season.

Ducks..Owner Henry Samueli announces team not furloughing any front office staff members.

Ducks..Report club considering buying out contract of F-David Backes-ex Boston Bruin…would created 3.5M-cap space.

Boston..Sign D-Victor Berglund-played Modo-Sweden
Winnipeg..Sign G-Arvid Holm-played at Farjestad-Sweden

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…………………(General)……………..

English Premeir League…restarts season…2-games on Wednesday.
..Manchester City-Arsenal…City (18-7-3)
..Sheffield United-Aston Villa.

PGA…148-man field heads into Hilton Head for the Heritage Classic-tees off Thursday.

NASCAR….Announce 5,000-fans will be allowed for this weekend Talladega 500.

NASCAR….Hall of Fame names 3-for enshrinement…Dale Earnhardt Junior-15X most popular driver….Red Farmer-part of Alabama gang won 4-titles in modified and sportsman in 1950s-60s…Mike Stefanick…had 74-modified wins in short track career.

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