Hacksaw’s Headlines–Wednesday

Posted by on November 30th, 2016  •  0 Comments  • 

…………….(Baseball)………….

Padres…Lose OF-Jon Jay to free-agency…signs (1Y-8M) to join Chicago Cubs…Jay hit (.291) in San Diego though was out for months with a broken forearm…had (.996) fielding percentage….

Padres…Outfield made up of Hunter Renfroe (.381)…Alex Dickerson (.258)…Travis Janksowski (.245)…Manny Margot (.333)..Jabari Blash (.169)

Cardinals..Open contract talks with FA-3B-Justin Turner-Dodgers.
Yankees..Open contract talks with Dodgers FA-P-Rich Hill..Texas-Houston also bidding.
Brewers…Sign FA-OF-Eric Thames-hit (124HR) in 3-years in Korea.

Mets..Re-sign OF-Yoenis Cespedes (4Y-110M) deal with full no trade clause.

Pirates…Put 2B-Josh Harrison on trade block.
Arizona..Sells 1B-Kyle Jensen to Softbank Hawks-Japan
Angels..DFA-OF-Gregorio Petit

NY Times…Reports MLB has pulled proposal for “International Draft”: off the table in hopes of speeding up CBA talks with Union.

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………..(Football)………………

Miami…LB-Kiko Alonso angrily reacts to Colin Kaeperneck praise of Fidel Castro..calling him “Ignorant without a clue to the suffering of Cubans….Castro was ruthless killer of his own people”….Alonso’s father was exile from Cuba.

Rams…Coach Jeff Fisher confirms he told Eric Dickerson “not welcome” around facility or on sidelines because of constant criticism…says Dickerson cannot be part of inner circle of team and get favors if he is going to criticize players-coaches.

Los Angeles…Longtime S-Darin Sharper sentenced to 20Y-prison for date rape cases involving 8-women in California-Louisiana-Nevada-Arizona.

49’ers….Coach Chip Kelly says players on (1-10) team have not quit..but will not pat them on back…”you get paid to win”

Arizona..Coach Bruce Ariens rips team-calling them “selfish players”…Cardinals are (4-6-1) and playing with no spirit.

Bengals..Coach Marvin Lewis under fire-no playoff wins in 14Y as head coach.

Denver..CB-Aqib Talib shoved WR-Justin Norwood after critical punt fumble in loss to Chiefs on Sunday.

Eagles..OT-Jason Peters says team has lost focus in falling out of playoffs.

(Roster)

Bills sign ex-QB-Logan Thomas-Miami..will convert him to TE.
Patriots..sign DT=Darius Kilgo-ex-Broncos

(Injuries)

Packers..concerned about on-going shoulder issues with LB-Clay Matthews…Hamstring injury QB-Aaron Rodgers-not serious

Cleveland..QB-Robert Griffin III-cleared full contact workouts-Wednesday.

(College)

Oregon..Fires Coach Mark Helfrich after a (4-8) season in Euguene…gets (11.6M) buyout…West Virginia coach Dale Holgorson becomes hot candidte for job.

Aztecs…Coach Rocky Long not worried about 11-degree windchill for Saturday Mountain West Conference championship game in Laramie….Winds will be 11-to-15 mph…Kickoff will be (5:45pm) Laramie time.

Aztecs..RB-DJ Pumphrey named Offensive Player of the Year in Mountain West Conference…Damontae Kazee-Defensive Player of Year…Rashaad Penny-Special Teams Player of Year..4-other Aztecs named lst team including..OG-Nico Siragusa..DE-Alex Barrett..LB-Calvin Munson..K-John Barron.

USD…Dale Lindsey named Pioneer League Coach of the Year…RB-Jonah Hodges named Offensive Player of he Year….9-USD players in all named lst team..led by QB-Anthony Lawrence..DE-Jonathan Peterson…DB-Jamal Agnew

College Football Playoff Rankings…1-Ohio State..2-Ohio State…3-Clemson..4-Washington…5-Michigan…6-Wisconsin…7-Penn State.

Purdue…Asks for permission to talk to Western Michigan coach PJ Fleck..Broncos are (12-0) and ranked 17th.

San Jose..Interested in talking to Pat Hill-ex Fresno State head coach about taking over Spartans program.

Baylor…Interim coach Jim Grobe says he will not stay on…Bears interested in Cal Golden Bears head coach Sonny Dykes.

Minnesota..Vote of confidence to coach Tracy Clayes…(10-8) with Gophers over a year and a half.

Rice..Vote of confidence to coach Dave Baiiff to remain.

University of Houston…Board of Regents angry at U-Texas for blocking Big 12-expansion-not admitting Cougars..then hiring UH-coach Tom Herman to replace Charley Strong.

Eastern Michigan…accepts invitation to play in Bahamas Bowl vs Old Dominion…lst bowl game for EMU since 1987.

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…………….(Basketball)……………….

Clippers-L-Brooklyn…(127-122) in double overtime…F-Blake Griffen does not play in game…Sean Kilpatrick scores (38) in win for Nets…Clippers lost 3-row on road trip..

Lakers-L-New Orleans (105-88)…Pelicans C-Anthony Davis goes off for (41P-16R) in win…New Orleans (21-25) at free throw line…Lakers (9-10) on season.

Lakers-at-Chicago ..Wednesday night basketball

USD-vs-USC…Trojans (6-0)…Torerors (2-4)…Game at Jenny Craig Pavilion.

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…………(Hockey)……………….

Ducks-W-Montreal Canadiens….Cam Fowler scores for Ducks..G-John Gibson outduels Habs goalie Cary Price.
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Edmonton-L-Toronto…Matchup of lst round draft picks Connor McDavid-vs-Austin Matthews does not occur…Oilers defense falters early let’s Leafs score 4-goals for easy win. .

Gulls..Sign FA-F-Austin Brassard-ex Winnipeg Jets draft pick…had been playing at Utah in ECHL.

Montreal..Travis Moen-9-year veteran forward-retires-to take coaching job with Swift Current Broncos in Western Canadian Junior League.

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………….(General)……….

Brazil….Soccer World devastated by plane crash in Medellin, Columbia that wiped out Chapeco team…the Brazilian champion…they were heading to Columbia to begin play in the championship game in South America Cup….71-die in crash…3-players survived crash on mountainside….Chartered flight also had 20-soccer journalists and broadcasters on board…Report plane may have run out of fuel 22-miles from airport-flying around thunderstorms.

Tiger Woods…Practice round..ready to play Thursday in the Bahamas Challenge golf tourney…1st golf appearance since 2-back surgeries in 9-weeks in summer of 2015….missed entire 2016 PGA schedule.

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