Hacksaw’s Headlines–Wednesday

Posted by on November 25th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

……….(College Basketball)…….

Aztecs-UCLA…San Diego State opens season vs nationally ranked Bruins coming off (19-11) season..Aztecs (30-2) last season unranked….SDSU must replace 1st round draft pick Malachi Flynn and Yonni Wetzel in lineup…SDSU returns C-Nathan Mensah-sat out last year with blood clot issues…Transfer G-Terrell Gomez (CSUN) and F-Josh Tomaic (Maryland) will move into starting lineup….Bruins are led by G-Chris Smith and F-Jalen Hill-both who opted out of NBA draft to return to school.. plus (6’6-G) John Juzang-transfer from Kentucky….Aztecs are (157-21) at Viejas Arena in home games since 2010-season…Game will be played without fans.

Utah..Shuts down workouts after Coach Larry Krystkowiak and 8-players test positive for virus.

Duke..Baylor..Tennessee…cancel opening weekend of games
U-Conn..Lady Huskies cancel first four games of season due to virus.

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(NBA)

Sacramento-Atlanta….Kings front office decides ‘not to match’ offer sheet for F-Bogdan Bogdanovic…allowing him to go to Atlanta Hawks on (4Y-72M) offer sheet without getting any compensation….Kings failed to execuite sign and trade with Milwaukee.

Lakers..Sign FA-G-Kevon Harris-SF Austin (17P-5R)
Clippers…Shopping veteran Gs-Lou Williams..Pat Beverly in trades
New Orleans..Sign F-Brandon Ingram (5Y-158M) max extension
Washington..Sign F-David Bertrans (5Y-80M) extension
Miami..Sign F-Bam Adebajo (5Y-140M) extension
Sacramento..Sign G-D’Aaron Fox to (4Y) extension
Denver..Sign FA-F-Greg Whittington…played in Turkey 2-years

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………….(Football)………….

Chargers…Coach Anthony Lynn upset at lack of production from running backs…Team activates RB-Austin Ekeler from IR..has 3-week exemption to get him on roster.

Chargers…Teams 3-wins have come against teams with combined (3-26) record (Jets-Bengals-Jaguars)…Final 6-games on schedule have combined record (33-27)..Bolts play in Buffalo next Sunday.

Rams…QB-Jared Goff (346P-3TD)…team upset Bucs QB-Tom Brady blew him off for postgame hand shake after loss.

Chargers..OG-Trei Turner..DE-Issac Rochelle hand out 450-turkeys to needy families in LA…CB-Casey Hayward bought 65-needy families pre-Thanksgiving dinner in LA

Rams..CB-Jalen Ramsey purchaes 20,000-dollars in Von’s Food Cards for needy families in LA.

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(NFL)

Dallas…Cowboys strength coach Markus Paul suffers Massive Heart attack on Tuesday morning (7:30am) at Team facility…Rushed to hospital in critical condition…Placed on life support…Syracuse.com reported Paul was ‘brain dead’….Paul was legendary star safety with Orange…played in NFL with Tampa Bay…Assistant coach with Patriots-Giants-Saints….Cowboys cancelled practice and closed facility…sent players home…Sports Illustrated website apologized for reporting Paul had pased away.

Baltimore….Ravens confirm 10-positive tests for virus in 2-days…Close facility on Tuesday-send players home…scheduled to play on Thursday against Steelers.

Tampa Bay…Coach Bruce Arians says Tom Brady has input into passing game strategy…Brady (1-9) on deep balls last night….is (0-19) on passes of 20-yards or more this season…Brady (25TD-9 Int) this season.

Houston…Ownership confirms Romeo Crennell will not be considered for permanent head coaching job…Team will hire a GM first..then decide on coach.

Hall of Fame…Names 25 on final ballott in latest cutdown…Peyton Manning..Reggie Wayne..Charles Woodson..Sam Mills..Alan Faneca…Hines Ward..John Lynch headline list.

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(Injuries)

Seattle…IR-FB-Bo Scarbrough-surgery-torn hamstring
Seattle..IR-TE-Stephen Sullivan-surgery-hernia
Bills..IR-TE-Tom Sweeney-heart inflammation
Jets..IR-CB-Bless Austin-neck injury
Jets..RB-LaMichael Perine-MRI-ankle

Jacksonville…6-Def coaches quarantined-Covid tests
Vikings..WR-Adam Thielen placed on Covid-IR list
Steelers..Activate TE-Vance McDonald from Covid list

Bengals..Coach Nick Eason-positive Covid test

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(Roster Moves)

Giants..Release WR-Corey Coleman
Raiders..Release DE-Datone Jones
Rams..Sign FA-DE-Derek Rivers-New England
Titans..Sign FA-K-Sam Sloman

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(College Football)

USC…Shutdown football workouts-facility after player tests positive…Player tested negative 3X in 36-hours before trip to Utah…negative day after game-then positive.

Clemson..Coach Dabo Swinney continues criticism of Florida State…”I have been here as head coach 12-years…they have had 3-head coaches in 4-years”

PAC 12…Utah-Washington…Negotiating to play Saturday since Washington State-Apple Cup game cancelled.
PAC 12..Cancels Arizona State-Utah because of ongoing positive tests in Sun Devils program
Big 10…Minnesota-Wisconsin cancelled-Virus outbreak in Golden Gophers program.

Mountain West…Negotiating to find an opponent for San Diego State to play this weekend with Fresno State game cancelled.

USD…AD-Bill McGillis says Toreros will not schedule any non-conference games in spring…Will play 3-home games…3-road games in Pioneer League.

College Football Playoff Rankings:…1st ranking of season….1-Alabama..2-Notre Dame..3-Clemson..4-Ohio State…5Texas AM…6-Florida..7-Cincinnati..8-Northwestern…9-Georgia…10-Miami……12-Indiana…14-BYU…15-Oregon…..BYU downgraded though unbeaten because of soft-shedule

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……………(Baseball)………………

Tampa Bay…Star OF-Randy Arozerena arrested in Yucatan, Mexico on domestic abuse incident…taking his daughter from mother over concerns how she was being raised….Conflicting reports whether player assaulted the mother of his child.

Chicago…Team President Jed Hoyer says team will go ‘outside’ to hire a new GM…Says Cubs will re-tool in off season.

Mets..President Sandy Alderson says he has been blocked from interviewing 3-top candidates for VP-Baseball Operations job…will hire a GM for coming season instead.

Dodgers…Longtime manager Tommy LaSorda to remain hospitalized in Orange Country thru Thanksgiving….has had 2-heart attacks in 16-year span…Club not revealed why he is hospitalized at age 93.

MLB…Baseball America reports there will be no ‘short season’ minor leagues this year….Each MLB team will be allowd 4-minor league clubs and a rookie ‘Summer League’ team at their spring training facilities.

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(Roster Moves)

Braves..Sign FA-P-Charley Morton-ex Tampa Bay…(1Y-15M) deal.
Giants..Open talks with FA-P-Jon Lester-ex Cubs
Red Sox..Meet with FA-P-JA Happ-ex Yankees
Toronto..Open talks with FA-3B-Justin Turner-ex Dodgers
Toronto..Open talks with FA-OF-George Springer-Astros

Red Sox-Cubs..Open trade talks about 3B-Kris Bryant
Houston.Puts SS-Carlos Correa on trading block
Tampa Bay…Confirms it is taking offers for P-Blake Snell
Reds..Listening to offers for P-Sonny Gray

Nippon Ham Fighters..will post FA-P-Kohei Arihara (60-50) in Japan
Kiwoom..will post FA-SS-Ha Seong Kim…(.306-30HR)

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(Hockey)

Las Vegas Knights-Columbus Blue Jackets…Close down practice facilities  after players on both teams-working out on their own-test positive for virus.

Florida…Panthers sign FA-F-Juko Lammikko-played in KHL -Russia the last two years.

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