Hacksaw’s Headlines—Wednesday

Posted by on November 9th, 2016  •  0 Comments  • 


Chargers…Stadium Vote…Early returns show Measure C-losing badly…Absentee ballots and early returns had (61.2%) voting No….(38.8%) voting Yes…..Measure D-losing badly also..(60-40) negative margin.

Chargers..Release CB-Stevie Williams-had given up 7-big pass catches in 3-games since returning from the Rams as a free agent….Sign FA-WR-Geremy Davis-ex New York Giants


Raiders…LB-Aldon Smith asks for NFL reinstatement hearing so he can rejoin team November 18th when 1-year suspension ends.

Dallas…Owner Jerry Jones says does not know if Tony Romo would “consent” to being backup QB-to Dak Prescott when cleared to play.

Rams..Coach Jeff Fisher gives vote of confidence QB-Case Keenum dispite 4-game losing streak.

Vikings..Begin auditioning kickers..Blair Walsh-4 missed field goals..3-extra points..Bring in 6-kickers including Kai Forbath

49ers..Release WR-Keshawn Martin


New England..Patriots coach Bill Belicheck wrote a letter to Donald Trump complimenting him on his campaign against a slanted-negative media…called his leadership abiility amazing.

Buffalo..Coach Rex Ryan calls NFL officiating ridiculous-after blown calls from Walt Anderson crew in Monday Night loss to Seattle.

New Orleans..QB-Drew Brees says players have ‘no faith’ in NFL leadership-investigations-discipline-business operations…..Says Fans have lost faith in Roger Goodell and Owners to make the right decisions on issues..says NFL has made everything “contentious”.

NFL…TV ratings continue to drop..Monday nite Seahawks-Bills had just a (7.8) rating…26-of-27-NFL prime time games have had faltering TV ratings..Overall-NFL ratings off 20% thru first 9-weeks of season.


Bills…OC-Eric Wood gone for year-broken leg.
Steelers..OC-Maurkice Pouncey-surgery for dislocated thumb
49ers..WR-Torrey Smith-out of action-back issues


Alabama..Did Crimson Tide violate rule bringing in NFL-running back Trent Richardson to workout with scout team against #1-defense.

Texas AM-QB-Trevor Knight-gone for year-torn labrum-shoulder
UCLA-QB-Josh Rosen-surgery shoulder injury-will need 6-months rehab
Wake Forest-QB-Kendall Hinton to miss year-sprained knee
Nebraska-QB-Tommy Armstrong remains in concussion protocol.
Florida..QB-Luke DelRio to miss rest of year-shoulder injury
San Diego State..Suspends CBs-Derek Babiash-Billy Vaughn-repeated violations team rules.

Clemson..Confirms QB-DeShaun Watson will leave school end of season to file for NFL draft.

Penn State…Asks judge to overturn 7.3M-defamation award to former Joe Paterno assistant oach Mike McQueary.



Padres…Begin GM-meetings…Searching for starting pitching…GM-AJ Preller may use C-Derek Norris as trade bait to find some back of the rotation starting pitching.

Dodgers..Open contract talks with P-Kenley Jansen and 3rd baseman Justin Turner after offering both 17.2M-qualifying offers as free agents.

Angels..Pick up 7M-option on 3B-Yuniel Escobar.

(Roster Moves)

Boston..Open FA-contract talks with Kendrys Morales
Texas..Buys out P-Derek Holland-not willing to pick up 11M-option
Yankees-Giants-Red Sox..Interest in Royals FA-releiver Greg Holland
Royals..P-Dillion Gee opts out of deal to become free agent
Edwin Encarnarcio…Contacted by 11-teams in Day 1-free agency.


Giants..Hire Phil Nevin as 3rd base coach on Bruce Bochy staff..Managed at AAA-Reno-Arizona Diamondbacks top minor league affiliate.

Rockies..Hire Bud Black as manager…”Coors Field-such a tough place..a fun place..and a not-so-fun place…all wrapped into one”

Red Sox..3rd baseman Pablo Sandoval-recovering from shoulder surgery-asks for permission to play Winter Ball to get jump on spring training.

Phillies..Hire Brian Minnitti-Arizona..as Assistant to GM
Arizona..Hire Jared Porter-Cubs..as Assistant to GM-Mike Hazen

MLB-Gold Glove Awards handed out…Cubs-Anthony Rizzo…Giants-Buster Posey lead National League…Rangers-Adrian Beltre..Red Sox Mookie Betts head American League team.



Lakers-L-Dallas (109-97)…Harrison Barnes (31P)..Mavs shoot 52%….Lakers fall to (4-4)
Cavs-L-Hawks…Atlanta snaps Cleveland (6-0) start

Clippers-Portland…Wednesday matchup…LA now (6-1) starting season

Miami…Chris Bosh being held hostage…Heat fail him on physical…owe him 75M…refuse to put him on waivers so he can try to join another team.

Knicks…Phil Jackson feuding with new coach Jeff Hornacek over poor play in triangle offense….Names Kurt Rambis to take over coaching defense-last in NBA-giving up 110P per game.

Golden State..Steph Curry hits 13-3’s-finishes with 46-points..sets NBA record for most three point shots in a game.

San Diego State…F-Matt Shrigley to miss opening game of season with ankle injury suffered in exhibition win over Cal State-San Marcos



Kings-W-Toronto (7-0)…Jeff Carter scores 2-goals..Kings erupt for 4G-in-2nd period..G-Peter Budaj lowers goals against average to (1.90) with shutout.
Ducks…Open road trip at Columbus tonight.

Vancouver…Canucks give vote of confidence to Coach Willie Desjardins-team started (4-0)..has lost 9-in row since.

Calgary..Release D-Nik Grossman
Nashville..Callup G-Juuse Saros-had (1.90GAA) in AHL-Milwaukee



Phil Mickelson…undergoes minor hernia surgery.
PGA..Commissioner Tim Finchem retiring



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