Hacksaw’s Headlines–Wednesday

Posted by on July 8th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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Dodgers…Confirm 7-players remain out of camp….Team not showing transparency to answer questions why out of camp…Players missing from workouts since last Wednesday…Kenley Jansen..Pedro Baez..Tony Gonsolin..Scott Alexander..AJ Pollock…Gavin Lux…Kei Ruiz.

Dodgers..1B-Max Muncy out of workouts with finger injury
Dodgers..P-Jimmy Nelson-back surgery-will miss entire year.

Padres…P-MacKenzie Gore roughed up-gives up 5-hits in intrasquad game against veterans

Padres…Manager Jayce Tingler….’been thru two sets of Covid tests-some delay in results-otherwise gone smoothly’

Padres…1B-Eric Hosmer praises training staff-sanitize everything…says he might wear a mask in the field.

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(MLB)

Giants..Suspend Tuesday workouts…team not get test results back

Toronto…12-Blue Jays plays remain in Dunedin for evaluation-had been in contact with player who failed test.

Washington..Test results returned after 4-day delay-workout begin

Cubs…Delay Tuesday workouts-test results held up

MLB…Negotiating with 2nd drug lab to help with test results

Joe West…Longtime umpire says he will work games…’Don’t believe that all these deaths been from virus.’

Atlanta…Braves internal discussions about discontinuing ‘Tomahawk Chop’….will not consider change name of franchise.

Cleveland…Fans up in arms over proposal to drop Indians nickname

Nashville…Baseball Execs Dave Dombrowski-Tony LaRussa-Dave Stewart working with “Music City Baseball” to make bid for an expansion franchise for that city.

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(Injuries)

Indians…OF-Franmil Reyes with-held workouts…was at July 4th party with alot of people.

Arizona..OF-Kole Calhoun tests positive
Red Sox..P-Eduardo Rodriguez-tests positive
Phillies..OF-Mikie Mahtook-fails test
A’s..P-Jesus Lozardo tests positive
Washington..Put OF-Victor Robles-Juan Soto into isolation-exposed
Royals..P-Brad Keller..OF-Ryan O’Hearn-test positive
Arizona..1B-Seth Beer fails test

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(Roster Moves)

Milwaukee..Sign #1 pick-OF-Garrett Mitchell-UCLA..(3.2M)
Red Sox..Sign 2B-Nick York..#1 pick (2.7M)

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……………………(FOOTBALL)……………….

Eagles..WR-DeSean Jackson condemned for social media posts with ‘anti-semetic comments’…..He wrote quotes from Hitler directed at Jews “White Jews Blackmail-Extort America”…..Also wrote quotes from Louis Farrakan from Nation of Islam….Criticized by team..Eagles called the texts “Offensive-Harmful-Appalling”….ordered to meet owner Jeffrey Lurie…Jackson issued apology….Might face NFL discipline.

NFL…Asks Union to put 35% of players salaries in ‘escrow’ to be paid at a later date to control cost of operation if NFL revenues take big hit….The CBA provides no mechanism for players to take pay cuts-give money back or defer money.

NFL-Union….heated discussion over NFL not wanting to give players permission to ‘opt out’ of training camp because of virus.

NFL Union…President JC Tretter criticizes NFL for second time in a week over Health Protocols…”NFL unwilling to prioritize-player safety”….says “Players will be unprepared to play games”….”Need 48-day training camp”

NFL..Upgrades health guidelines….Super Bowl team player….Any player Asymptomatic…will be isolated for 5-days then must have 2-negative test….Any players with symptoms will be isolated 10-days then must have 2-negative tests.

NFL…Update on roster size…Negotiating to have 16-player Taxi Squad and teams allowed to have veteran players on that taxi unit.

Carolina..Fire scouts Don Warren-Clyde Powers

Norv Turner…vote of confidence to QB-Cam Newton..”Not Bet Against Him”…..Philip Rivers move to Colts….”Change is Good”

Chiefs..Coach Andy Reid praises Hunt Family ownership for new 10-year contract QB-Patrick Mahomes…”Big Day-Win-Win for everyone”

Denver..Name Coach Mike Shanahan to team’s Ring of Honor

Washington…9-Tribal Nations send Letter to NFL demanding Roger Goodell force team to drop Redskins name…also asked NFL to do same to Kansas City Chiefs.

Tampa Bay..Coach Bruce Arians-3 time cancer survivor-says he will likely wear double mask and face shield while coaching.

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(Roster Moves)

Raiders…Make contact with FA-DE-Jadaveon Clowney-ex Seattle…Raiders already have young pass rushers Arden Key, Maxx Crosby, Cle Ferrell, Carl Nassib..but do have salary cap room.

49ers..Sign FA-CB-Jamar Taylor-ex Seahawks-Browns- Miami-Arizona

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(College Football)

SDSU…53-Aztecs players report for Covid Testing..will begin voluntary workouts in 3-different groups.

Alabama..Assistant coach Steve Sarkisian undergoes heart blockage surgery

Notre Dame…Confirmed all 103-Irish players tested clean

Fordham…Cancels season opening game at Hawaii…Patriot League teams dropping non conference games.

Ivy League….Votes on Wednesday on moving football season to spring schedule.

Centennial League…Division III-league in Pennsylvania cancels football season..10-team league includes Gettysburg..Juiniata…Johns Hopkins..Moravian and others.

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………………(BASKETBALL)…………….

Clippers….Leave for Orlando with team testing before entering NBA bubble.

Lakers..Leave for Orlando on Thursday to enter bubble.

Lakers..C-Dwight Howard says he will join team for NBA playoffs.
Washington..G-Brad Beal opts out-rotator cuff issues.

Orlando…G-Markelle Fultz will not report with Magic-family issue

Brooklyn..G-Spencer Dinwiddie tests positive 2nd time-will not play

Brooklyn Nets..Negotiate with C-Amir Johnson on contract…Nets without 6-players-injury or illness.

Houston..Coach Mike Dunleavy says he will wear a mask when he coaches Rockets playoff games in bubble.

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…………………(HOCKEY)…………………

NHL…Working on 6-year extension on Collective Bargaining Agreement with Union….Players agree to defer 10% of salaries this year…Will continue Salary Escrow plan next year….will allow players to take part in Olympics in 2022 and 2026

Chicago….Ownership says it will not consider giving up name “Blackhawks”

LA Kings..Lose G-Kevin Poulin…sign to play for Bjorkloven-Sweden
Blackhawks..Sign FA-D-Wyatt Kalynuk-Univ Wisconsin-ex Flyers pick

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……………….(GENERAL)…………….

MLS…Scheduled to open Summer Tourney in Orlando
..Orlando City-vs-Inter Milan
..Nashville-Chicago game cancelled…5-Nashville players fail test
..Toronto-DC United game postponed…Toronto team delayed arrival

English Premier League
..Arsenal-Tie-Leicester…Jamie Vardy scores for Gunners 85′
..Chelsea-W-Crystal Palace..Christian Pulisic 8th goal of season
..Watford-W-Norwich..Dan Welbeck scores 55′ game winner

EPL Schedule-Wednesday
..Liverpool-Brighton
..Manchester City-Newcastle

Horse Racing…Bob Baffert…..Derby favorite Charlatan positive test for Lidocaine in system…Baffert testifies horse trainer was wearing bandage that touched horse mouth harness that had painkiller on it….says it was ‘innocent exposure’…not ‘intentional cheating’

Golf…Memorial Tournament changes policy-will not allow fans because of renewed nationwide outbreak.

Formula 1…Veteran driver Fernando Alonso will return to Team Renault for 2021….won 2-titles in 2005-2006 with that team.

NHRA…John Force-16-time Top Fuel champion..removes all 4-of his teams from this weekends races in Indianapolis…for possible exposure to virus…was supposed to run in the Lucas Oil Nationals.

Indy Car…8-different teams received a total of 10M in Cares Federal Relief from Government this spring to help pay employees.

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