Hacksaw’s Headlines–Wednesday

Posted by on October 14th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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Padres…P-Dinelson Lamet given Plasma Platelet injection in ailing bicep to help with healing…move is alternative plan than surgery.

Padres..P-Mike Clevinger meets with doctors this week to determine if he will have scope surgical procedure to clean out issues in his right elbowl

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Dodgers…Scratch P-Clayton Kershaw from Game 2-start against Braves in playoffs…Julio Urias named starter in Game 3…..Kershaw could be cleared to start Game-4.

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(Scoreboard)

Braves-W-Dodgers (8-7)….Braves jump to (7-0) lead…withstand Corey Seager 3R-HR and LA 7-run rally…Freddie Freeman 2R-HR…RBI single…Ozzie Albes HR….Braves lead series (2-0)……..Game 2-of NLCS…Atlanta (7-0) in poseason…..LA (5-2)

Tampa Bay-Houston….Jose Altuve solo HR gives Astros (1-0) lead at Press time…..Rays led series (2-0)…. Game 3-of ALCS.

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(MLB)

A’s…Report that President-GM Billy Beane may step aside….Sources say Red Sox interested in talking to him again…..Beane’s teams have won just 2-playoff series since 1998….He would head up ‘Red Ball Acquisitions’…a corporate company that would make investments in European companies…Beane pioneered ‘Moneyball’…would leave baseball.

Tigers…Interview Dodgers coach George Lombard for vacant Detroit managerial job.

Aaron Sanchez….former Astros-Blue Jays starting pitcher works out for 20-teams following shoulder surgeries.

Yankees…Owner Hal Steinbrenner gives vote of confidence to Manager Aaron Boone-will return next year.

White Sox…Want to interview former Astros manager AJ Hinch.

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(Injuries)

Atlanta..OF-Adam Duvall to miss rest of playoffs with oblique injury.
Houston…P-Zach Grienke-batting shoulder soreness…cleared to pitch Game 4.

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…………………(Football)………………

Chargers…Coach Anthony Lynn under fire…teams collapses…
..Bolts are  (6-16) since its playoff win in 2018…..
..Chargers are (3-13) in 1-touchdown games over last two years..
..Bolts coming off blown leads (24-7) and (20-3) leads the last two weeks..

Chargers…Injuries grow heading to bye week
..CB-Craig Hayward-leg injury
..WR-Keenan Allen-back spasms
..OT-Sam Tevi-eye injury

Chargers…WR-coach Phil McGeoughan confirming he left team because two of his children have a heart disease.

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(Scoreboard)

Buffalo-L-Tennessee (42-16)….Titans sledgehammer Bills after Tennessee had gone 16-days without playing because of Covid outbreak…QB-Ryan Tannehill (195P-3TD)……Titans RBs combine (139R)….Malcom Butler 2-interceptions…Defense had 3-takeaways……QB-Josh Allen 2TD-2Int…Titans now (4-0)….Tuesday night football…

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(NFL)

NFL-Union discuss plan to adopt ‘Bubble Zone Hotels’ for playoffs
..Will have teams host wildcard playoff games
..Schedule Divisional and Conference playoffs in LA and Dallas
..Super Bowl will be in Tampa Bay

NFL…Invokes PCR-Covid testing on morning of games for all players and staff…’Nasal swab’ tests give instant results….NFL is testing players daily during the week.

NFL…Commissioner Roger Goodell says Tennessee Titans did not knowingly violate Covid-protocols after outbreak…said team was ‘lax’ in following rules during outbreak…Did not comment on Titans illegal workouts once facility was closed.

Saints….Mayor refuses to allow fans to attend home games at Superdome…Saints exploring playing home games in Baton Rouge-LSU where fans would be admitted.

Kansas City….FB-Anthony Sherman tests positive for virus…3rd player to show positive test in 1-week.

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(Roster Moves)

NYJets…Report team releasing RB-Le’Veon Bell….after attempting to trade unhappy RB-earning (8.5M) per year….continues to be critical of the coaching staff.

Jets…IR-WR-Chris Hogan-hamstring
Rams..IR-S-Jordan Fuller..shoulder
Vikings..Release LB-Hercules Mata’afa

Bengals..Sign FA-DT-Xavier Williams-ex Patriots
Falcons..Sign FA-LB-James Burgess-ex Jets

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(College Football)

Florida…Gators pause football workouts after 5-players test positive for Covid on Monday.

Florida State…Legendary coach Bobby Bowden (90Y)….tests negative for Covid and was released from hospital to return home.

Kansas State…QB-Skylar Thompson-shoulder surgery-gone for the year.

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……………….(Basketball)…………………..

Lakers….Announce no championship parade nor ceremony at Staples Center to honor 17th NBA title.

NBA…..Report that teams went 96-days with no positive covid tests

NBA…Open NBA facilities for Pre Draft visits of prospects….Teams will be allowed to bring in 10-potential draft picks for 1-workout and meeting.

Houston…Interview Tyronne Lue on Monday….Interview  Jeff Van Gundy on Wednesday…have 7-candidates.

New Orleans…Pelicans interview longtime coach Stan Van Gundy for vacant job.

NBA-Coaching Vacancies….Clippers..Houston..Pacers…New Orleans…Oklahoma City.

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………………(Hockey)……………

Ottawa…..Senators owner Eugene Melnyk  files 500,000-defamation lawsuit against Ottawa Sun for story last year that he misappropriated funds for a Senators charity foundation.

Toronto…Opens contract talks with legendary San Jose Sharks F-Joe Thornton about a free agent contract.

Ottawa…1st round draft pick Tim Steutzle breaks hand-has surgery-training in Germany.

Las Vegas…G-Robin Lehner-undergoes shoulder surgery

Champions League….Cancels 32-team European tournament because teams from 12-different countries facing significant travel bans.

Quebec Major Junior League….7-teams now report positive Covid tests as shutdown of league continues.

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…………………(General)…………………

Soccer….Christiano Ronaldo placed in quarantine….positive test.

Golf…Dustin Johnson leaves PGA Tour…positive Covid test

Delmar…Longtime trainer Gary Jones-passes away (74Y)…trained Derby winner ‘Best Pal’

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