Hacksaw’s Headlines–Wednesday

Posted by on September 16th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

……(Football)………

San Diego State…Moving home games in 2021 to Dignity Health Sports-Complex in Carson…Would mean 4-home games in MWC-spring schedule….possibly 7-home games in regular fall schedule….SDSU wants additional 1-year time to begin tear-down of SDCCU Stadium to clear land, move infrastructure and advance work on building the Aztecs Stadium at that sight…Was slated to play next fall at SDCCU…but needs additional lead in time for sight preparation….Carson Stadium housed Chargers for 3-years…seats 27,000-fans…By vacating SDCCU now..Aztecs will save 12-to-15 M operational costs…Were shocked when they took control of Stadium at its deteriorating condition….SDSU still has to pay 11M for tear down of stadium but will save the operations costs of keeping it open another year

Holiday Bowl…Searching to new location to play this year’s bowl game….Director Mark Neville says bowl will likely not have fans at December bowl game…will move to another Community College stadium for 2020 game…and seek deal to relocate to Petco Park for 2021 on permanent basis….Neville says downtown next to Gaslamp Quarter would be spectacular event.

Big 10-Conference….School’s Chancellors discussing restart of season on October 16th once approval given by CDC.

PAC 12 Conference…Report ‘Rapid Testing computers being installed at all schools…possible start up date will be November-December with Conference championship game December 19th…..Oregon-California-Washington schools yet to be given approval by Governors.

LSU..Coach Ed Ogeron says majority of 105 players in camp, have tested positive for virus since June workouts..but virtually all have recovered…Source in Baton Rouge says more than 85 had positive tests.

Virginia Tech…Suspends CB-Devon Hunter…arrested for strangling family member in argument.

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(NFL)

Chargers….TV Ratings in LA drew a (4.9) in home market for Bolts-Bengals game on Sunday…Lowest ‘home market’ rating in league….TV Ratings in San Diego for Bolts-Bengals drew (9.3) rating…a (20%) drop off from last year’s average rating (15)….Chargers used to draw (32) rating in San Diego.

Chargers…Workout FA-RB-Bilal Powell-ex Jets
Chargers..IR-LB-Drue Tranquill-broken leg
Chargers..Activate LB-Asmar Bilal from taxi squad-ex Notre Dame

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(NFL Notes)

NFL-TV Ratings
..Fox drew (25.8M) viewers for Tom Brady debut..up 8% from last year
..CBS drew (13.6M) viewers..down 12%
..NBC drew (18.9M) viewers for Sunday night game..down 15%
..ESPN-Monday Nite (10.8M)..down 21%-early game
..ESPN-Monday Nite (7.7M) down 38%-late game

NFL…Longtime player-activist Ephraim Salaam says NFL efforts to deliver Racial Justice Messages..’Half Hearted….need to include Colin Kaepeneck as point man’

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(Teams)

Rams…Announce they will fly on Saturday for road game in Philadelphia…rather than travel on Friday.

Colts..name rookie Jonathon Taylor-Wisconsin as starting running back.

Patriots..Defend having QB-Cam Newton run ball 15-times on Sunday.

Titans…Vote of confidence to veteran K-Stephen Gostkowski-missed 3FGs and 1-PAT in Monday night game with Denver.

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(Roster Moves)

49ers..Sign FA-WR-Mohammad Sanu-ex Patriots-Falcons-Bengals
Colts….Workout FA-RB-Lamar Miller-ex Texans
Colts..Sign FA-K-Matt Gay
Bengals..Sign FA-K-Austin Seibert-ex Browns
Jets…Sign FA-RB-Kalen Ballage-ex Miami
Jets..Workout FA-LB-Paul Worrilow-ex Lions
Houston..Workout FA-LB-James Burgess-ex Jets..KR-Dwayne Harris-ex Dallas
Vikings..Workout FA-S-George Iloka-ex Bengals

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(Injuries)

Saints..WR-Mike Thomas-out 3W-sprained ankle
Denver..CB-AJ Bouye-separated shoulder
Lions..CB-Desmond Trufant-hamstring
Lions..IR-CB-Justin Coleman-hamstring
Packers…OG-Lane Taylor-knee injury
Raiders..LB-Nick Kwiatkowski-exam-pectoral injury
Raiders..OT-Sam Young-groin injury
Raiders..OT-Trent Brown-calf injury
Steelers..RB-James Conner-ankle injury
Steelers..OT-Zach Banner-ACL knee injury
Steelers..OC-Stefen Wisniewski-pectoral injury
Titans..IR-CB-Adoree Jackson-leg injury
Jaguars…IR-S-Jarrod Wilson-hamstring

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……………(Baseball)……………

Padres-L-Dodgers (3-1)…Kenley Jansen pitches out of bases loaded 1-out jam in 9th with strikeouts to preserve win…Edwin Rios long home run…Justin Turner RBI single….Tony Gonsolin went 7-strong innings………Friars had won 8-games in row…(32-18) on season…Dodgers (34-15)…..LA lead is 2-and-half games….Padres won 21-of-27 games….Dodgers had lost 5-of-9 games.

Padres-Dodgers..Wednesday game…Chris Paddack (3-4)-vs-Dustin May (1-1)

Padres…TV rating for Monday game with Dodges was season high (9.0) rating….for the year-Padres TV rating is (5.5)..50% increase over last year’s television ratings on FSSD.

Dodgers…Upset that Padres OF-Trent Grisham taunted LA by standing at home plate…starting …after hitting home run then slammed back into the ground before running

Padres…SS-Fernando Tatis-fighting fatigue…in (4-21) slump..

Dodgers..Activate 3B-Justin Turner from DL-with hamstring issue

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Angels-Arizona….Tied (8-8) at Press Time…Halos wiped out 8-1 deficit…Jared Walsh HR..2R-signle…Justin Upton HR…..Kole Calhoun 2R-HR..3R-HR for Arizona…Halos (20-28)

Angels-Diamondbacks…Wednesday pitchers..Dylan Bundy (5-2)-vs-Caleb Smith.

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(Scoreboard)

A’s-L-Colorado ..Elias Diaz 2R-HR for Rockies……Athletics (30-19)

Red Sox-W-Miami..Jackie Bradley RBI-double

Pirates-L-Reds..Taylor Barnhart HR for Cinn

Tampa Bay-W-Nationals…Nate Lowe HR for Tampa..Rays (31-17)

Yankees-W-Blue Jays..NY explodes for 20-runs..Luke Voit 3R-HR..Gary Sanchez 3R-HR..

Mets-L-Phillies..Didi Gregorious 2R-HR for Phila

Royals-L-Tigers..Miggy Cabrera HR for Detroit…

Atlanta-W-Orioles…Adam Duvall HR…

Cardinals-L-Milwaukee..Brewers score 13-runs in 2 inning span..

White Sox-W-Twins…Luis Robert 2R-single..Chisox (32-16)

Texas-L-Houston…Alex Bregman 2R-single.

Cubs-W-Indians…Javy Baez HR…Chicago (29-20)

Giants-Mariners…Postponed by bad air quality in Seattle.

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(Roster Moves)

Seattle…DFA-P-Jimmy Yacabonis
Reds..DFA-OF-Nick Williams
Yankees..Option 3B-Miguel Andujar to taxi squad
Miami..Activate SS-Sean Rodriguez to roster
Tigers..Callup C-Eric Haase

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(Injuries)

Miami..DL-2B-Isan Diaz-groin
Reds..DL-P-Jose DeLeon-groin
Yankees..Activate OF-Giancarlo Stanton from DL..3B-Gio Ursela from DL.

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(MLB)

MLB…announces postseason schedule…
..ALDS-games will be played at Petco Park-Dodgers Stadium
..ALCS-will be played at Petco Park
..NLDS-games will be played in Houston-Arlington
..NLCS-will be played in Texas Rangers Stadium
..World Series-will be played at Texas Rangers Stadium

MLB…Orders all teams who qualify for playoffs to enter ‘quarantine hotel’ for final week of season (9/22)…with playoffs beginning on (9/29)…all teams will be quarantined without families.

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…………….(Basketball)……………..

(Scoreboard)

Clippers-L-Denver (104-89)….Nuggets complete shocking comeback from 3-1 deficit in playoffs to win the series…..Denver blew Clippers out in 2nd half (50-33)…Jamal Murray (40P) for Nuggets…Nikola Yokic (16P-22R-13A)…..Clippers stars Kawhi Leonard-Paul George went combined (10-37) shooting in ugly loss…..LA went (9-35) from 3-point line…bench did virtually nothing…Clippers franchise now (0-9) in closeout games trying to get to conference finals.. in franchise history….

Boston-L-Miami (117-114)….Bam Ayabayo blocks slam dunk with (:02) left to preserve win….Goran Dragic-Jimmy Butler combine (49P) in surprise win.  Jayson Tatum scored (30P) in loss….Heat take lead in series…..Game 1-Eastern Conference playoffs.

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Toronto….coach Nick Nurse signs 4Y-extension..Raptors (111-43) in 2-years under Nurse.

Golden State..Hire longtime NBA player Sean Livingston-ex Clippers for Assistant GM job running player programs.

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………………..(Hockey)………………..

(Schedule)

NY Islanders-W-Tampa Bay (2-1)…Semyon Varlamarlov 36-saves in win in double overtime….Stay alive in series….Lightning still lead series (3-2)…

Washington Capitals..Hire Peter LaViolette as head coach…signs 3Y-deal …Ex Nashville Predators coach….led Carolina Hurricane to Stanley Cup title…career record (637-425-123).

Florida Panthers…Hire longtime GMs Paul Fenton and Rick Dudley as assistants to newly hired GM-Bill Zito.

Dallas..Contract extension to Ric Bowness to become fulltime head coach.

Minnesota…Signs D-Jonas Brodin to (7Y-42M) extension.
Washington…G-Braden Holtby says he will test free agency

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…………(General)……………

Soccer…Arsenal signs star F-Pierre Aubameyang to 12M a year deal.

Forbes Magazine…says Lionel Messi is highest paid player in world (126M) last year including (92M) salary….Cristiano Ronaldo is second (117M)….Neymar (94M)

PGA….English golfer Sam Horsfield-ruled out of US Open this weekend after positive Covid test coming from Europe.

Santa Anita…Cancels opening of fall season because of air quality issues..were slated to open season on Saturday.

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