Hacksaw’s Headlines–Wednesday

Posted by on February 24th, 2021  •  0 Comments  • 


Tiger Woods….Suffers very serious injuries to both legs in rollover accident in Ranchos Palos Verdes at 7:11am on Tuesday.

..Sheriff’s Department says Woods broke both legs-2 compound fractures..2-broken ankles…trapped in SUV
..Jaws of Life extracted him thru front windshield
..In surgery for both legs at UCLA Medical Center..surgeries more than 4-hours
..Was in state of shock when removed from vehicle
..Police report-Lost control SUV high rate of speed..possibly 70 in 45-zone coming down hill
..Jumped tree-lined center berm into oncoming lane
..Hit a tree and a large side on the median
..Hit curbing and barrel rolled down embankment…rolled at least 40-yards
..Hit 3-trees..nearly hit a telephone pole
..May have rolled 3-times..ripped engine from front of SUV.
..No skid marks..no signs he tried to break
..Was on way to golf course to shoot TV video
..Not life threatening injuries-but serious leg injuries..concern about infection
..Bones broke thru the skin leading to more serious compound fractures
..Woods in midst recovering from 5th back surgery
..Police have not begun any possible DUI violations..do not believe he fell asleep either
..Deputies…Lucky to be alive….Seat belt saved him from ejection



Padres…Manny Machado-Eric Hosmer-Trent Grisham all report after 1-day delay for intake testing.

Padres..OF-Jurickson Profar only player out of camp-visa issue

Padres..Ha Kim-Jake Cronenworth split time at 2nd base

Padres…P-Dinelson Lamet threw full bullpen-including sliders.

Dodgers-Toronto….LA acquires 1B-Ryan Noda from Blue Jays-final payment in Ross Stripling trade…hit 40-home runs in 2-years in A-AA ball.


(Roster Moves)

Giants..Sign FA-P-Scott Kazmir..(108-96)-ex Tampa Bay-Dodgers-Angels….Been with 6-teams in career.

Yankees..Sign FA-P-Justin Wilson-ex Cubs
Twins..Sign FA-OF-Andrew Romine-ex Tigers
Atlanta..Sign FA-OF-Travis Snyder-ex Orioles-Royals

A’s..DFA-P-Paul Blackburn
Yankees..DFA-OF-Greg Allen

Shin Soo Choo…Signs FA-deal with SK Wyvens-Korea…career (.275-218HRs)…played with Rangers-Indians-Reds-Mariners



Phillies…OF-Rhys Hoskins-cleared full practice-coming off elbow surgery



Yankees..P-Domingo German apologizes to team for 82G-suspension last year for violent domestic abuse incident.

Seattle..GM-Jerry DiPoto meets with team to clear the air about racial comments made by fired-CEO-Kevin Mather.



Aztecs…Coach Brian Dutcher criticizes Mountain West Conference for forcing SDSU to go to Las Vegas for 1-makeup game next Wednesday…Mountain West awarded SDSU 2-victories via forfeit for New Mexico opting out of games vs SDSU.

..Coaches not in favor of scheduling postponed games next week
..This was Mountain West Conference decision for TV
..Our number 1-concern is health of players-don’t want a setback
..Goal is NCAA tourney
..Risk not beneficial to anyone..having to travel 1-more time
..Covid cost us our NCAA tourney berth last year
..Don’t want a positive test next week-cost us a berth
..We want to lessen our exposure

Aztecs…F-Matt Mitchell says he will not be coming back to play an extra year at SDSU
..These are my last 2-home games
..I graduate this semester
..I am prepared to move on
..SDSU is (49-6) the last two years

Aztecs-vs-Boise State…Thursday home game

USD-L-Pacific (77-67)…Toreros lose 12-11-9 point leads…allow UOP score 50-points in 2nd half…Tigers shot 51% from floor and added 17-free throws in win…USD falls to (3-9)

UCLA..F-Chris Smith will need 6-months rehab after surgery for torn knee ligaments.



Clippers-Washington….Blowout in lst half….Clippers led (72-55) at halftime…at Press Time..Paul George-Kawhi Leonard combined (41P) in opening half.LA (22-10)…Tuesday night game

Lakers-at-Utah…Wednesday  road game…Lakers (22-10)

Lakers-LeBron James..says he does need rest nor reduction in minutes…played 43-minutes in (127-124) overtime loss to Wizards…LeBron (31P-13R-9A) in loss…Montrzl Harrell (26P) off bench…Brad Beal (33P) for Wizards..Russell Westbrook (32P-14R-9A) in win.

Lakers..Release G-Quinn Cook
Houston..Release C-DeMarcus Cousins
Suns..Release F-Damian Jones



Aztecs…Associate AD-Derek Grice-Zoom call about Stadium
..75% of SDCCU stadium torn down
..Scoreboard will be last portion of stadium taken down
..Expect to put open flat ground parking where current stadium is
..Early teardown huge help to give contractors access to utilities
..We will create a section to honor Old Stadium in new Stadium
..Expect 7,000-open parking spaces for new stadium
..Pandemic has not cost any delays in construction time
..Challenges never stop-Never stall..digging out ground kee
..Lack of rain in February helped us alot-we have stayed on schedule



Washington…Veteran QB-Alex Smith critical of organization in interview in GQ-Magazine
..Never wanted me there
..Did not want me on roster..on team..in games
..I rehabbed away from team
..Arrived-said ‘I’m giving it a go’
..Not welcome with open arms
..Went (5-1) as starter-all they talked about other starters at QB
..Has 24M-cap figure for next year

Tennessee…#1-draft pick Isaiah Wilson says ‘he is done’ with team…Played only 4-snaps last year because of suspension..2-Covid issues..injuries.

Denver..Police investigation concluded into Von Miller-domestic abuse case-turned information over to District Attorney to determine if he is to be charged.

Detroit..Chris Spielman-VP Operations…’You cannot buy a lockeroom of free agents’

Pittsburgh..QB-Ben Roethlisberger meets with owner Art Rooney about final year of his contract that carries (41M) cap figure

Dallas..Does not Franchise Tag QB-Dak Prescott on first day clubs can make those moves…Franchise tag would cost them (37.7M) against the cap.

NFL…Has told Network Partners it is planning on 17-game schedule and 3-preseason games.

Carolina..Hire Don Johnson-Def Line Coach-ex Chargers-Raiders-Bears-Seattle
Houston..Front office purge continues…Fires Personall Director CJ Leak and 2-more scouts



LAKings-at-St Louis on Wednesday..Kings (8-6-3)
Ducks-at-Arizona on Wednesday..Ducks (6-10-3)

Gulls-at-Henderson Knights…Gulls off to (7-1) start..open 3-game series on Wednesday

Blues..D-Carl Gunnarsson to miss rest of year-major knee injury
Toronto..G-Frederik Andersen-out of lineup-shoulder injury
Calgary..G-Jacob Markstrom-ailing-knee injury
Buffalo..D-William Borgen-out 3M-broken arm

Bruce Boudreau…Longtime NHL coach-interested in interviewing with expansion Seattle-team.



English Premier League-Scores

..Leeds-W-Southampton…(3-0) shutout win-Stu Dallas key goal

NASCAR..Suspends owner Chip Ganassi for 1-race…fined 30,000-for Covid violations last weekend at Daytona.

CIF….Looking at proposal to hold hi school wrestling outdoors on mats under tent….Yet to rule on basketball-wrestling return to action.


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