Hacksaw’s Headlines–Wednesday

Posted by on December 30th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

………….(Baseball)…………..

Padres…Newly acquired P-Blake Snell emotional Zoom call about trade from Tampa Bay..
..Was shocked..this sucks
..Wanted to stay with Rays and get back to World Series
..Never wanted out
..Did not demand a trade
..Has nothing to do with being pulled from World Series game
..Loves the Padres swagger
..Like an owner who spends money and wants to win.

Padres..Payroll rockets to (168M) with acquisitions of Blake Snell..Yu Darvish and Ha Kim.
Padres..Will receive 5M from Cubs as payment towards Yu Darvish contract

Padres..Source says team will try both Jake Cronenworth-Ha Kim in leftfield in spring training or platoon them at 2B.

Padres…Will not offer contract to 2B-OF-Jurickson Profar despite (.277BA-7HR)

Dodgers-Tampa-Phillies…3-way trade..LA acquired P-Garrett Cleavinger from Phillies…Tampa gets OF-Dillon Paulson from LA…Phillies land P-Jose Alvarado of Rays…Cleavinger (4.08-ERA) in five years in Phillies farm system.

Angels-Pirates…Pittsburgh report Halos trying to put together package to acquire Pirates P-Joe Musgrove…Deal might have to include OF-Jo Adell.

Angels..Remain in running for FA-P-Trevor Bauer-Reds

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(Roster Moves)

Yomiuri Giants-Japan…Sign FA-1B-Justin Smoak-ex Rangers-Blue Jays
Royals..Sign FA-P-Ervin Santana..ex Twins-White Sox-Angels-Braves
Twins..Sign FA-P-Hansel Robles-ex Angels

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…………(Basketball)………….

Clippers-W-Minnesota…LA blows out Timberwolves with (70-50) explosion in first halfTuesday game
Clippers-Portland..Wednesday matchup
Clippers..F-Kawhi Leonard sits out  2nd game in row with 8-stitches in mouth

Lakers-San Antonio…LA (2-2) opens 4-game road trip..two in San Antonio..two in Memphis.

Lakers..G-Alex Caruso placed in Covid protocol because of exposure
Portland..F-Carmelo Anthony placed in Covid protocol
Memphis..G-Ja Morant out (5W) badly sprained ankle
Miami..G-Jimmy Butler-sprained ankle
Milwaukee..G-Torrey Craig-fractured nose
Cavaliers..F-Kevin Love-out 4W-calf strain
Houston..Has not held full practice in 8-days because of Covid issues

Milwaukee…set NBA record hitting 29-3 point shots in 144-97 win in Miami vs the Heat.

Baron Davis…Longtime NBA star pairs with up rapper ‘Master P’ to put in 2.4B-bid to buy Reebok company from Adidas.

Arizona…Wildcats self impose 1Y-tournament ban on basketball while NCAA continues investigation into Adidas Slush Fund scandal involving Assistant Coaches and head coach Sean Miller.

USD..cleared to return to practices after 2nd Covid shutdown…Toreros to play USF on Thursday

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…………..(Football)…………..

Chargers…Head Coach Anthony Lynn says “if we had full training camp and off season workouts-Justin Herbert might have won starting job in camp…was not ready to start opening day”

Chargers..DT-Justin Jones says team “struck gold when it landed Herbert”

Rams..Sign FA-QB-Blake Bortels-ex Jaguars-Broncos
Rams..WR-Cooper Kupp placed on Covid IR list

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(Roster Moves)

Washington…QB-Dwayne Haskins goes unclaimed on NFL waivers…is still owed (4.2M) salary from original contract.

Washington..LB-Thomas Davis announces retirement
Colts..workout FA-OT-Jared Veldheer-ex Broncos-Raiders

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(Teams)

NFL..Issues update on Playoff-Super Bowl protocols
..Will not postpone any games if team has a shortage at any position
..Will only postpone game if it is a health issue to entire team or both teams
..Cancels Super Bowl festitivites in Tampa Bay
..Super Bowl teams will travel in day before game
..Will have daily covid testing and contact testing thru all of playoffs and Super Bowl
..No team bubbles mandated by the league each week of playoffs..club’s choice
..Unlimited use of taxi squads each week during the playoffs
..No plans for any neutral sight games

NFL…Announces since August 1st-camp openings
..881,510-Covid tests over 20-weeks
..222-Players tested positive
..396-Staff members test positive.

Chiefs..Andy Reid praises QB-Patrick Mahomes for MVP season despite losing OTs-Mitch Schwartz-Eric Fisher-OG-Laverne Tardif this season

Arizona…Former CFL-QB-Chris Streveler will start this weekend if Kyler Murray cannot play

Steelers..Face NFL fine for video of AFC-North celebration-no masks
Ravens..Fined 250,000 for Covid rules violations use of Hot Tub
Denver..WR-Jerry Jeudy apologizes for 5-drops on Sunday
Raiders..Coach Jon Gruden said loss to Miami was a shame-disgrace
Patriots..Off Coord-Josh McDaniels says he’d like to interview for head coaching jobs in NFL.

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(Injuries)

Buffalo..RB-TY Yeldon placed on Covid IR

Buffalo..WR-Cole Beasley (82R)..leg injury
Bengals..RB-Joe Mixon will miss final game season-ongoing foot issue
Browns..TE-Harrison Bryant..S-Andrew Sendejo placed on Covid IR
Browns..IR-S-Karl Joseph-Covid issues
Chiefs..WR-Sammy Watkins-calf issue
Vikings..IR-TE-Kyle Rudolph-foot injury
Patriots..WR-Julian Edelman miss final game of season-10W-knee issue
49ers..C-Hronnis Grasu placed on Covid IR
Titans..K-Stephen Gostkowski..P-Brett Kern placed on Covid IR
Tampa Bay..Activate RB-Ron Jones from IR after finger surgery

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(College Football)

(Scoreboard)

Alamo Bowl…Texas-Colorado..Longhorns led (24-10) in 3rd quarter at Press Time..Texas RB-Bijan Robinson (156R) in first half

Cheez It Bowl..Miami-L-Oklahoma State (37-34)..Cowboys QB-Spencer Sanders (305P-4TD)..Cans lost QB-D’Eriq King with knee injury in 2nd quarter.

(Schedule)

Cotton Bowl..Oklahoma-vs-Florida…Gators QB-Kyle Trask will be without top 4-WRs-opted out to file for NFL draft

Mayo Bowl..Wisconsin-vs-Wake Forest

Texas Bowl..Cancelled because of outbreak in TCU-Arkansas programs…19th bowl to be cancelled.

Stanford..Star WR-Semi Fehoko files for NFL draft.
USC..OT-Alijah Vera-Tucker files for NFL draft.
Buffalo..RB-Jaret Patterson files for NFL draft..(1,072Y-6G-19TD)..including a (409Y-8TD) game

AP Player of the Year…Alabama WR-Devonta Smith (98R) for Tide.

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………..(Hockey)…………..

Anaheim Ducks..Announce 44-players will report to training camp on December 31st…Included in group will be 12-San Diego Gulls players led by G-Anthony Stolarz…as well as 1st round draft picks C-Trevor Zegras…RW-Jacob Perrault…D-Jamie Drysdale.

Kings..Sign FA-F-Andreas Athanaisiou-ex Red Wings-Oilers.

Arizona..Coyotes sign FA-F-Jordan Schmaltz-ex Blues
Edmonton..Oilers sign FA-F-Devin Shore-ex Columbus
Edmonton..Oilers sign FA-D-Ryan Stanton-ex Kings
Buffalo..Sabres sign FA-F-Riley Shahean-ex Oilers

Blackhawks..Announce F-Jontahon Toews-will not take part in camp while undergoing treatment for blood disorder.
Blackhawks..Former star Steve Ludzik undergoes liver transplant surgery

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……………(General)………….

English Premier League…London Daily Telegraph reports there have been 18-positive Covid tests in 10-days….League owners discussing a 2-week shutdown of schedule…’cooling off period’ in midst of bad outbreak in England.

English Premier League…Scores..
..Arsenal-W-Brighton..Alex Lacazette scores game winner for Gunners
..Sheffield-W-Burnley..Ben Mee scores for United
..West Ham-Southampton..(0-0) tie
..Leeds-W-West Brom…Leeds scores 5-goals in blowout win
..Manchester United-W-Wolverhampton..Marcus Rashford scores 90′

English Premier League-Schedule
..Liverpool-vs-Newcastle
..Hot Sopur-vs-Fulham

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