Hacksaw’s Headlines–Wednesday

Posted by on January 27th, 2021  •  0 Comments  • 

………(Baseball)……….

Hall of Fame Vote…None of top candidates received 75% vote for enshrinement…
..Curt Schilling received 71%…promplty announced he wants off the ballot next year
..Barry Bonds stalled at 61%…next year is his final year o ballot
..Roger Clemens received 61%…next year his last year on ballot.

..14-voters turned in blank ballots to protest lack of direction from Hall on how to proceed with players involved with steroids.

..Scott Rolen made the biggest jump on ballot into the 50% category

..Alex Rodriguez-David Ortiz will both be on ballot next year but both were involved with PEDs.

Hall of Fame…Veterans Committee…Will enshire Union Chief Marvin Miller in Cooperstown….along with Derek Jeter…Larry Walker…Ted Simmons from the Class of 2020 after last Summer’s ceremony was postponed till this year.

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(Roster Moves)

Mets…Make formal bid to FA-P-Trevor Bauer-Reds…reported (3Y-111M) that averages (37M) per year.

Phillies-Atlanta…Re-sign FA-C-JT Realmiuto (5Y-115M)
Twins..Sign FA-SS-Andrellton Simmons-ex Angels (1Y-11M)
Toronto..Sign FA-SS-Marcus Semian-ex A’s (1Y-18M)
Orioles..Sign FA-SS-Fred Galvis-ex Reds
Tigers..Sign FA-SS-Will Ramos-ex Mets
Giants..Sign FA-2B-Tommy LaStella..ex Cubs-Angels-A’s
Phillies..Sign FA-P-Ivan Nova..ex Yankees-Pirates
Braves..Sign FA-2B-Ehire Adrianza-ex Twins
Phillies..Sign FA-P-Bryan Mitchell..ex Yankees-Padres-White Sox

Indians..Re-sign 2B-Cesar Hernandez

Yankees..P-Masahiro Tanaka arrives in Japan..could sign with Rakuten Eagles…Yankees wanted him to take major paycut from (23M) a year deal.

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(MLB)

Angels…Judge throws ‘defamation lawsuit’ filed by clubhouse manager out of court..

Mets..Hire Omar Minaya as Assistant to Sandy Alderson..Former GM Expos-Washington-Mets…worked with Padres

Boston..Former Red Sox coach and minor league manager Ron Johnson-passes away (64Y) from Covid….Popular manager in Pawtucket-Norfolk in International League

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…………….(Football)…………….

Aztecs…QB-Mark Salazar enters NCAA transfer portal as Grad Student..did not play in 3Y at SDSU….QB-Carson Baker will also transfer out with 3Y eligibility to play….SDSU left with 4-QBs on roster heading to spring football.

Aztecs…QB roster includes Mississippi State transfer Jalen Maden…Freshman recruit Will Hasell…and veterans Lucas Johnson-Jordan Brookbank.

Nebraska…QB-Luke McCaffrey enters transfer portal.

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(NFL)

NFL-TV Ratings…San Diego market last weekend:
..Chiefs-Bills…(28.0R)
..Bucs-Packers..(28.9R)

Green Bay…President Mark Murphy says QB-Aaron Rodgers will not be traded in off season.

Green Bay..Report Rodgers wants final (3Y-73M) of his contract upgraded.

New England..Judge in Robert Kraft prostitution case orders the ‘Sex Tape’ video involving Kraft in Florida destroyed since charges have been dropped.

Rams..GM-Les Sneed refuses to give vote of confidence to QB-Jared Goff that he will be with team in fall of 2021 season.

Rams..OT-Andrew Whitworth says he will play next fall at age-40

Seattle..OT-Chad Wheeler arrested on domestic abuse case..strangled girlfriend-broke her shoulder blade…Being held on 400,000 bail.

Chargers…LB-Kenneth Murray undergoes shoulder surgery
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(NFL Coaching)

Chargers..New Off Coord-Joe Lombardi press conference:
..Says he must have balanced offense…”Pass to Score….Run to Win”
..Justin Herbert skillset is elite
..There is nothing he cannot do
..Time with Drew Brees…he is so detailed
..Footwork..timing..QB presence
..Brees was in control of everything..that’s what great QBs do
..Austin Ekeler is Darren Sproles
..WR group has everything in it
..Will build the playbook around Justin Herbert
Houston..2nd interview with Leslie Frazier-Buffalo Def Coord for head coaching job

49ers..Hire Darryl Tapp as DL coach-ex Virginia Tech
Steelers..Interview Mike Sullivan for QB-coach job-ex Giants-Broncos
Vikings..Interview Austin Blevins for Sp Teams coach-ex Giants
Lions..Hire Dave Fipp for Sp Tecams coach-ex Eagles

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……………..(Basketball)…………

Clippers-L-Atlanta (108-99)….Kawhi Leonard-Paul George do not travel with team…in isolation….lHawks G-Trae Young (38P)…..Atlanta (24-27) from free throw line……Tuesday night action…LA (13-5) on season.

Lakers-at-Philadelphia…Wednesday night….Lakers (14-4)

Indiana…Pacers G-Caris LaVert undergoes successful kidney surgery to remove cancerous growth…expected make complete recovery.

Golden State..Bench #1 pick C-James Wiseman for poor defensive play…averaging (11P-5R) game but is (-21) in five games this year.

New Orleans..Bench PG-Lonzo Ball…(12P-4A) per game..but shooting just 39% from floor..29% from arc.

Atlanta…Longtime Hawks reporter Sekou Smith passes away (58Y)…worked for Journal-Constitution…NBA.com and Turner Sports

Iona..coach Rick Pitino isolates-after positive Covid test
Fordham..Fires coach Jeff Neubauer…Rams (1-7)…and (5-31) in Atlantic 10 the last two years.

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………….(Hockey)……………

Ducks-Arizona…Tied (1-1) in 3d period at Ptess Time…Tuesday night game…Anaheim (2-2-2)

Kings-W-Minnesota (2-1)…Carl Grandstrom scores 3rd period goal…….LA (3-2-2) after raod win…Kings won despite goig 14-minutes without a shot on goal

American Hockey League….Will rework schedule of teams in Pacific Division after Stockton Heat team is moved to Calgary for the season because of Covid issues….AHL is supposed to start play February 5th.

AHL..More problems for league….San Jose Barracuda team not allowed to play home games to start season in Santa Clara County…Barracuda have 7-road games scheduled to start season..

Lehigh Valley..AHL team signs ex Gulls C-Chris Mueller

NY Rangers…Demote #1 pick-Alex Lafreniere to 3rd line…has 0-goals-0 points in 5-games..is (-6) in plus minus

Toronto..Lose G-Jack Campbell for 4-to-6W with leg injury after Calgary F-Matthew Tkachuk fell on his back in the crease

Rangers..Lose F-Filip Chytil-6W-shoulder separation

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…………(General)……………

English Premier League-Scoreboard
..Leeds-W-Newcastle..Jack Harrison scores (63′) for win
..West Ham-W-Crystal Palace..Tomas Soucek scores 2-goals
..Manchester City-W-West Brom..City erupts for (5-0) blowout win
..Arsenal-W-Southampton..Andre Lacazette scores (72′) for win

Farmers Open..
..Pro Am cancelled because of violent weather-tourney lose 280,000-revenue
..Torrey Pines…Tourney will lose 2.5M in revenue by not having 150,000 fans attend this year tourney

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