Hacksaw’s Headlines–Wednesday

Posted by on November 16th, 2016  •  0 Comments  • 

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Dodgers…Manager Dave Roberts named National League Manager of Year..Got 16-first place votes…Joe Maddon-Cubs (8)..Dusty Baker-Washington (4)..Lead LA to (91-71) season despite pitching staff ravaged by injuries.

Indians..Manager Terry Francona wins American League Award..leading Tribe to World Series…(94-67) record…2nd time he has won the honors.

(Roster)

Dodgers..OF-Yasiel Puig elects to stay in LA, not void final 2-years of contract-will earn 6-7M the final two years before free agency.

Tigers..P-Joel Hanrahan-retires-failed comeback from 3rd elbow surgery.
Houston.P-Joe Thatcher retires after 9-year career reliever-knee issues.

Braves-White Sox..Open talks major trade for Chicago pitcher Chris Sale-who has feuded with front office.
Tigers-Giants..Trade talks that would send OF-JD Martinez to San Francisco.

Joe Wieland..ex Padres-Dodgers-Mariners pitcher signs to pitch for Yokohana Bay Stars-Japan..has never fully comeback from elbow surgery.

Phillies..Release P-Matt Harrison-failed come back from back surgeries.

Blue Jays..Expressing interest in Padres FA-OF-Jon Jay.

(MLB)

Mets..Sign 25Y-lease extension Port St. Lucie spring training camp after city commits to spend 55M in renovations over next 5-years at Stadium.

Astros..Hire Alex Cora-ESPN analyst as bench coach
Orioles..Talk to Frank Viola about pitching coach job-was working in Mets minor league system.

——(Football)————–

Chargers…Release C-OG-Chris Watt..former 3rd round draft pick..had battled injuries for 2-seasons…Just came off PUP..team could re-sign him to Developmental squad.

Chargers..QB-Philip Rivers named candidate for “Rooney Award” for sportsmanship in NFL.

Chargers..Stadium Point Advisor Fred Maas meets with Mayor Kevin Faulconer to discuss failed Measure C-issue….to keep lines of positive communications open…no other comment beyond that.

(Teams)

Giants..Tom Coughlin-honored in the Ring of Honor-tells reporters he’d like to coach again at age-70..won 2-Super Bowl rings with team.

Kansas City..Father of Long Snapper-James Winchester-shot and killed by a man at Oklahoma City Airport…Man found dead of self inflicted gunshot wound in his truck in parking garage at Airport…both father and son played college ball at Oklahoma..Police looking for motive..Michael Winchester worked for Southwest Airlines-was shot at the ticket counter…Airport was closed for 4-hours..75-flights cancelled.

Denver..LB-Von Miller hires lawyers to block release of sex tape-woman has of vacation and sex party in Mexico in June…Wanted 2.5M payoff.

Miami..Owner Steven Ross salutes coach Adam Gase..Dolphins on 4-game win streak.

(Roster)

Rams..Demote QB-Case Keenum..team scored 2-TDs in last 12-quarters of football…lst round pick Jared Goff will start vs Miami.

Bills..Sign FA-S-James Ihedigbo-ex Lions.
Arizona..Release P-Ryan Quigley..Re-sign P-Drew Butler.
Colts..Sign FA-LB-Deion King-just released by Chargers
Vikings..Sign FA-K-Kai Forbath…released K-Blair Walsh after 7-missed kicks
Seattle..Releases RB-Christine Michael despite leading team in rushing (469Y)
Seahawks..Sign FA-DT-John Jenkins-ex Saints.
Bears..IR-OT-Kyle Long..DT-Will Sutton

(Injuries)

Denver..CB-Aqib Talib-returns to practice-been out 3-weeks back
Miami…OT-Brandon Albert-wrist injury
Saints..LB-James Lauriniaitis-asks for release-on IR list
Saints..LB-Michael Mauti-undergoing surgery-colitis problems.
Steelers..IR-LB-Steven Johnson-ankle injury

(NFL)

Giants..Will Allen-longtime CB-pleads guilty to 28-count indictment-running 37M-Ponzi Scheme..took money from NFL players.

Anquan Boldin..Lions-WR leads contingent of NFL players meeting with House of Representatives, Black Caucus and White House Staff to discuss Race Relation Problems with Police in America.

Oakland City Council…meeting to discuss proposal of sale of land to group headed by Ronnie Lott and Rodney Peete.

Aztecs…San Diego State getting ready to play at Wyoming on Saturday…weather is 38-degrees with 15 mph wind…but no snow or rain…

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———–(Basketball)——————

Aztecs-vs-San Diego Christian….San Diego State (1-1) trying to bounce back from battering at Gonzaga..play tonite at Viejas Arena..

Lakers-W-Brooklyn Nets..DeAngelo Russell hits 7-3 point shots early to build lead …Julius Randle triple double..Luke Walton team now at (7-5) in very good start to season.

LA Clippers-Memphis…LA is (10-1) heading into Wednesday night game.

4-NBA teams have cancelled contracts to stay at Donald Trump owned hotels in New York and Chicago. 7-other NBA teams, slated to stay at Trump Hotels while on road trips, have yet to decide their future plans.

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————–(Hockey)———————

Ducks-W-Oilers…Nick Ritchie scores goal..Corey Perry 2-assists…

Kings-L-Colorado….G-Semyon Varlamov 32-saves for Avalanche..Colorado scores 2-goals in (:22) span in win….

NY Islanders..Coach Jack Capuano on hot seat..team off to (5-8-3) start.
Calgary…Denies report team my fire Coach Glen Gulutzan after (5-10-1) start.

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—————-(General)—————-

Soccer…..USA-L-Costa Rica (4-0)…Worst performance by Jergen Klinsmann side since he took over as head coach….Terrible defensive breakdowns…bad matchups…turnovers in own end…Had just 1-shot on goal..USA now (0-8-1) in gmes played in Costa Rica…U S goes to (0-2) in hexagnol round in World Cup Qualifier

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