Hacksaw’s Headlines–Wednesday

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


Aztecs…SDSU looking at 3-transfer players for next year.
..6’10-C-Michael Steadman-Montana
..6’6-F-Au Toney-Pitt
..5’8-G-Tazri Eason-Cincinnati

Aztecs…3-veteran players say they will not come back next year for extra year of eligibility:
..F-Matt Mitchell-4 year starter-captain
..G-Terrell Gomez-spent year as Grad Student
..F-Josh Tomaic-spent year as Grad Student

Oregon State…Incoming President F-King Alexander resigns-weeks after hiring…he was heavily criticized for mishandling LSU investigations of sexual assaults in football program…Last week OSU ordered him to hearing over his conduct at LSU involving then-head coach Les Miles.

George Mason..Hire Kim English-ex Asst-Tennessee
DePaul..Interview Kenny Payne-NY Knicks assistant for job



Lakers-L-New Orleans (128-111)….Pelicans built 30-point in blowout win…Zion Williamson (27P)…Brandon Ingram (36P)….Pelican shots (52%)….Tuesday night game…LAS (28-16)..lost 3-in row since injury to LeBron James….Lakers have lost 9-of-15 games

LA Clippers-at-San Antonio..Wednesday game…Lippers (27-16)

Lakers-Oklahoma City…LA linked to trade talks for G-George Hill
Lakers-Cleveland..LA interested in F-Andre Drummond-if bought out

Toronto..Fines G-Pascal Siakam for on court argument with coach Nick Nurse..Reportedly 50,000-fine for insubordination

Knicks..NBA fines F-Julius Randle (15,000) for abuse of officials

Charlotte..G-LaMelo Ball-surgery fractured wrist

NBA…Trading deadline is Thursday afternoon…Hot names on board:
..G-Kyle Lowry-Toronto..carries 35M salary
..G-Victor Oladipo-Houston..headed to free agency..Knicks-Denver
..F-Harrison Barnes-Sacramento..Knicks in play
..G-Lonzo Ball-New Orleans..Clippers interested
..F-Aaron Gordon-Orlando
..F-Nikola Vucevich-Orlando..Portland interest
..F-Andre Drummond-Cavaliers..28M-contract buyout-Lakers interest
..F-LaMarcus Aldridge-San Antonio..possible move to playoff team
..G-Otto Porter-Chicago..injury history
..G-George Hill-Oklahoma City..Lakers interested
..G-Ricky Rubio-Minnesota..Clippers talking to Wolves
..C-Javale McGee-Cavaliers…Lakers-Portland interested.


Houston…QB-Deshaun Watson could be removed from team roster and placed on Commissioner’s Exempt List after 14-lawsuits charging Sexual Misconduct filed against him by lawyer representing 24-women..Report 8-more lawsuits could be filed…Women massage experts claim Watson is ‘serial sexual predator’.  Watson attorney says the claims are false..uses term ‘blackmail’….says lawyer has turned this into ‘media circuis’….Lawsuits charge:
..Forced oral sex
..Exposing himself
..Lewd conduct with private parts

Tampa Bay…WR-Antonio Brown…Trial date set for December in rape-lawsuit filed last year by an artist who said she was attacked in Brown’s home.

Houston..Rich Snead-longtime Personnel Director-Oilers-Titans-Raiders-Jets..passes away

(Roster Moves)

Chargers…Lose OT-Sam Tevi-signs with Colts..4Y-starter…becomes 8th starter to leave Chargers in 1-week since free agency started..5-other Chargers free agents are still unsigned…Bolts have signed only 4-free agents from other teams

Colts..Sign FA-OT-Sam Tevi-ex Chargers

Eagles..Sign FA-QB-Joe Flacco-ex Ravens-Broncos-Jets (1Y-7M)

Atlanta..Sign FA-LB-Bark Mingo-ex Browns-Patriots-
Atlanta..Sign FA-RB-Mike Davis-ex Carolina

Bengals..Sign FA-CB-Eli Apple-ex Giants-Saints
Bengals..Sign FA-OT-Quinton Spain-ex Bills

Seattle..Sign FA-DE-Kerry Hyder-ex 49ers
00Lions..Sign FA-WR-Kahlif Raymond-ex Titans

Ravens..Sign FA-S-Geno Stone-ex Houston

Carolina..Sign FA-LB-Frankie Luvu-ex Jets
Giants..Sign FA-LB-Ryan Anderson-ex Washington
49ers..Sign FA-DT-Zach Kerr-ex Carolina
Chicago..Sign FA-OT-Elijah Wilkerson-ex Broncos
Jets..Sign FA-LB-Del’Shawn Phillips

Raiders..QB-Marcus Mariota takes pay-cut to remain with team…Goes from (8M-to-3M) base salary with incentives.

Steelers..Release veteran CB-Steven Nelson
Miami..Works out FA-DT-Lawrence Guy-ex Patriots
Broncos..Re-sign S-Kareem Jackson
Broncos..Release TE-Nick Vannett
Packers..Re-sign CB-Kevin King
Bills..Re-sign WR-Isaiah McKenzie
Bills..DT-Star Lotolelei returns to team-sat out 2020 with covid


(College Football)

Texas Tech…Lands Oregon transfer QB-Tyler Slough (13TD)



Padres-W-Reds (5-4)…Fernando Tatis leaves with injury
..Fernando Tatis leaves with left shoulder discomfort
..Padres say he has battled injury since last year
..May have aggravated injury with 2-head first dives week ago
..Will be re-examined on Wednesday
..Club did not reveal if injury is shoulder socket-labrum-collarbone

..Tucu Marcano 2R-double..hitting (.437)….
..P-MacKenzie Gore (3.2inn-2R-3H-1W)
..SS-Ha Kim (.125) BA
..OF-Jurickson Profar (.031)

Padres-Giants..Wednesday game…Dinelson Lamet to start-will pitch 1-inning..first start since shutdown last August with injured forearm and bicep…Had Plasma Platelet injection rather than forearm surgery.

Padres..Manager Jayce Tingler expresses confidence in Japanese FA-2B-Ha Kim despite (.125) BA
..Has show he can hit plus fastballs and secondary pitches
..Working on mechanics-location of head on swings
..Has to learn to adjust to MLB pitching
..Has great hand-eye coordination

Padres..Jay Tingler press conference:
..MLB-Union know my concerns about pitchers safety-why I want DH
..Chris Paddack (5inn-0R-3H-6K) intrasquad game
..Drew Pomeranz-threw strong bullpen..will pitch on Friday
..Austin Nola caught bullpen today to test fractured finger

Padres..Have apologized to new season ticket holders-who will not be given access to Opening day tickets…Padres are giving longest tenured Season ticket holders (Platinum) and Half season (Gold) all opening day tickets.

Dodgers-L-Milwaukee (9-6)…
..Walker Beuhler-gives up 4HRs..(4.2-inn..9R-10H)..(8.10-ERA)
..David Price (4inn-0R) in simulated game

Dodgers..off day on Wednesday

Angels-L-Texas (6-4)..
..P-Andrew Heaney (4.2inn-5R-=8H-6K)
..OF-Taylor Ward..HR-Triple

Angels-Royals..Wednesday game

Angels..2B-Franklin Barreto-out 6W-wrist injury



Blue Jays..P-Kirby Yates-needs surgery-torn UCL-gone for year
Blue Jays..P-Robbie Ray-elbow injury-fell down stairs
Blue Jays..OF-George Springer-oblique injury

Rockies..P-Kyle Freeland injures oblique pitching-strain

Arizona..P-Zac Gallen-stress fracture of forearm-hurt while swinging at a pitch.

Texas..OF-Khris Davis-hamstring
Orioles..Put 1B-Chris Davis on 60D-IL-back issues
Yankees..P-Justin Wilson-shoulder flareup
Yankees..SS-Miguel Andujar-wrist issue
Tigers..P-Julio Teheran-back issue

(Roster Moves)

Seattle..Option P-JT Chargois..P-Jim Yacabonis to AAA
Royals..Option top draft pick OF-Bobby Witt to AAA

Phillies..P-Brandon Kuntzler-Tony Watson-Hector Rondon can opt out of deals at midnight.



Ducks-at-Minnesota….Anaheim (9-18-6) record..Wednesday game
Ducks..1-player put on Covid list..Tuesday practice cancelled

Kings-at-San Jose..Wednesday night

Minnesota..G-Andrew Hammond placed on Covid list

Buffalo…Sabres winless streak now at 14-games

San Jose…F-Kurt Gabriel fined (3,000) and Coach Bob Boughner (5,000) for pregame cross checking incident during warmups befor Kings game

NHL…Votes to change Draft Lottery…Non playoff teams will have opportunity to get either 1st or 2nd pick in lottery….Worst team in league can drop no farther than 3rd choice.

Gulls-at-Ontario…AHL action on Wednesday…Gulls (10-10) on year



PGA…1st round of World Match Play Tourney in Austin, Texas….16-groups of 4-players tees off on Wednesday….Dustin Johnson-Jon Rahm-Rory McIlroy head 64-man field.

Tennis..Andy Murray pulls out of Miami Open..continued health problems.


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