Hacksaw’s Headlines-Wednesday

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MLB…Facing 9pm deadline on decision to lockout players as Collective Bargaining Agreement expires…Negotiations continued Monday-Tuesday in Dallas to avert shutdown…Would lead to free on Free Agent Signings…Embargo on trades…Cancellation of Winter Baseball meetings in Orlando.

MLB..New proposal for 14-team playoff next year…Top seed in AL-NL get first round byes….Other division winners would choose which of 2-wildcard teams they would play in Best of 3-first round…Union wants 50-50 of revenues from postseason
(Roster Moves)

Padres..Open FA-talks with two free agent relievers:
..Luis Garcia-P-Cardinals..had (3.24-ERA)…been with 4-teams..Career (4.16-ERA)
..Robert Suarez-P-Hanshin Tigers..(1.16-ERA-42 Saves) in Japan last year

Padres-Miami..Acquire veteran C-Jorge Alfaro-ex Phillies-Marlins (.248-4HR) for minor league player
Padres..Make contact with FA-DH-Nelson Cruz-ex Tampa-Twins..could be DH in NL
Padres..Do not tender Jose Castillo..Matt Strahm.Trey Wingenter contracts making them free agents..all were injured
Padres..Sign P-Austin Adams..Emilio Pagan to 1-year extensions
Padres..Hire Francisco Cervelli as catching coach..13Y-career..most with Pirates
Padres..Interview Ryan Christensen-bench coach..was on Bob Melvin-A’s staff

Padres..Former P-Lamarr Hoyt passes away (66Y)…spent 2-years with Padres…6-years with White Sox..was (98-68) career…Career marred by substance abuse issues and border arrest in drug possession

Dodgers…Continue discussions with FA-1B-Freddie Freeman,,,was seeking (6Y-180M) contract…Yankees-Braves remain in running
Dodgers..Express interest in FA-SS-Carlos Correa-ex Astros

Dodgers..Do not tender contract to P-Andrew Vasquez
Angels..Do not tender contract to 1B-Phil Gosselin
(Roster Moves)

Tigers..Sign FA-SS-Javy Baez-ex Mets-Cubs (6Y-140M)
Giants..Sign FA-P-Alex Cobb-ex Giants..(3.76-ERA)
Cubs..Sign FA-C-Yan Gomes-ex Indians-Washington
Pirates..Sign FA-C-Roberto Perez-ex Indians
White Sox..Sign FA-P-Kendall Graveman-ex Astros-Indians
Pirates..Sign FA-P-Jared Eickhoff-ex Phillies-Padres-Mets
Milwaukee..Sign FA-C-Brett Sullivan-ex Tampa Bay
Twins..Sign FA-P-Trevor Megill-ex Cubs
Washington..Sign FA-2B-Lucious Fox-ex Cubs
Cubs..Sign FA-OF-Clint Frazier-ex Yankees

Rockies..Offer contract to Giants FA-3B-Kris Bryant

Tampa Bay-Miami..TRADE..Rays deal 2B-Joey Wendle to Marlins for a minor leaguer.

Phillies..Offer contract to FA-P-Corey Knebel..had (2.45-ERA)
Phillies..Offer contract to FA-1B-Kyle Schwarber-ex Red Sox-Nationals..(32HRs)

Orioles..Release P-Brooks Kiske
Yankees..Release 1B-Chriss Gitten..hit (.301-AAA) will sign in Japan
(MLB Notes)

Braves..Pick up 1-year extension on Manager Brian Snitker-thru 2023 season.

LSU…Gives Brian Kelly (10Y-95M) deal to leave Notre Dame

Notre Dame..Anger over Brian Kelly decision to leave team on brink of playoffs..not inform team in advance..have them learn via social media…Criticism that Kelly exited Central Michigan-Cincinnati the same way.

Notre Dame..Interested in Luke Fickell-U Cincinnati (47-14)..Matt Campbell-Iowa STate…or promote Def Coord-Marcus Freeman.

Virginia Tech..Hire Brett Pry-Def Coord-Penn State

Kentucky..Extension for Coach Mark Stoops thru 2027
Oklahoma…NFL coach Urban Meyer-not interested in college job

College Playoff Rankings: 1-Georiga….2-Michigan…3-Alabama…4-Cincinnati…5-Oklahoma State…6-Notre Dame…7-Ohio State…8-Ole Miss..9-Baylor…10-Oregon

USC..Lands first recruit under Linc Riley:..QB-Malachi Nelson (6’3)-Los Alamitos

Aztecs…Brady Hoke named Mountain West Conference coach of the year…
Aztecs..DE-Cam Thomas-Def Player Year (11-sacks-20 tackles for loss)
Aztecs..K-Matt Araiza-Special Teams player of year-leads nation in punting
Aztecs..8-players named to 1st team All-MWC…15-players in all honored

Aztecs ranked 19th in Colleget Football rankings

Rams..Stan Kroenke informed by Roger Goodell that Rams owner will pay all 790M of out of court settlement for St Louis Lawsuit…Kroenke still owes NFL 650M-in territorial fees.

Arizona..Coach Kliff Kingsbury..not going to talk about Oklahoma opening
Steelers..Coach Mike Tomlin rejects player request have music at practice sessions
Steelers..Go back into Full Pads-hitting on Tuesday..Up tempo practices
Steelers..Coach Mike Tomlin..team needs mental reps-physical reps-get this right
Patriots..Off Coord-Josh McDaniels-praises QB-Mac Jones..’Processes other teams’
49ers..Kyle Shanahan-not using QB-Trey Lantz-don’t disrupt rhythm of offense
Washington..Former QB-Robert Griffin III-writing book about dysfunction of Redskins
Dallas..Mike McCarthy-6-other coaches..6-players have Covid

Dallas..WR-Amari Cooper-leaves practice-ill-just off Covid list
Dallas..CB-Nashon Wright-placed on Covid-list
Titans..Put CB-Kevin Byard on Covid-list
Raiders..LS-Trent Seig-Covid issue
Rams…RB-Darrell Henderson-quad injury
Washingtron..K-Joey Slye-hamstring
Chargers..LB-Kenneth Murray-ankle problem returns
Carolina..IR-CB-Done Jackson-knee
49ers..LB-Fred Warner-out 1 week-hamstring
(Roster Moves)

Chargers..Sign FA-CB-Davontae Harris-ex 49ers..Bolts secondary battered by injuries
Washington..Sign FA-K-Bryan Johnson-ex Saints-Bears

Steelers..Sign FA-DT-Monteravius Adams-ex Saints-Giants-Packers
Jaguars..Release WR-John Brown
Lions..Release DT-Da’Shawn Hand

Lakers…G-LeBron James tests positive for Covid-has been vaccinated…Will need to have 2-clean tests in 24-hour span to be re-activated…4th time James has come out of the lineup in 22-games Lakers have played.


Lakers-Sacramento…Trailed (66-52) early 3rd quarter..at Press Time-playing without LeBron James….LA (11-11) on season

Clippers-Sacramento…Wednesday game..LA (11-9)

Orlando..Lose G-Jalen Suggs-broken thumb-out 6W

Bucks..Sign FA-C-DeMarcus Cousins..ex Kings-New Orleans-Lakers-Clippers

Suns..Report Disney CEO-Bob Iger negotiating 2B-purchase of Suns from controvrsial owner Robert Sarver-under investigation for toxic workplace incident.

Aztecs-Long Beach State…SDSU led (35-21) at halftime at Press time…State held 49ers to 30% shooting in first half…including (0-8) from 3 point range…..SDSU (4-2) coming into game…head to Michigan to face Wolverines on Saturday in Ann Arbor

AP Poll…1-Duke…2-Gonzaga..3-Gonzaga..4-Baylor…5-UCLA

Ducks-Kings….Tied (0-0) at Press Time on Tuesday night….Ducks (11-8-3)…Kings (9-8-3)

Kings..Activate D-Drew Doughty from long term IR

Montreal..Legendary goalie and former Colorado Avs GM-Patrick Roy says he wants to be considered for Canadiens GM job after front office shakeup.

Boston..Coach Brad Cassidy-isolation..Covid test

LA Kings..F-Brandon Lemieux-biting act called ‘reprehensible’ …hit with 5-game suspension by NHL..
Bill Peters..Ex-Calgary coach fired as coach KHL-Automotiv team in Russia (14-15-3) record
Boston..F-Brad Marchand-suspended 3-games for slew foot injury
Boston..F-Jake DeBrusk-asks for trade
Sabres..Put D-Chris Wolanin on waivers
Edmonton..Cancel practice..D-Cody Ceci-positive test
St Louis..F-Tyler Bozak in isolation-Covid test


Ottawa-Nashville…TRADE..Senators deal F-Kole Sherwood to Predators for draft pick

Sudbury Wolves…OHL suspends franchise operation after 12-players test positive-Covid ===============================================


Tiger Woods…Golf Digest Interview:
..Not going to comment  SUV crash
..Lucky be alive…Lucky to have my leg
..Doctors talked about amputation
..Media poking around in private life
..Not in favor of World League..PGA-you earn your salaries-no guarantees
..Not realistic I can climb back to the top
..Not halfway there yet in rehab
..Don’t have to compete against the best to have a great life
..Would like to ‘Pick-N-Choose’ tourneys if I come back
..I have so far to go.
English Premier League-Tuesday games:
..Newcastle-Ties-Norwich..Colin Wilson scores Penalty shot for United for tie
..Leeds-W-Crystal Palace..game winner on penalty shot 93′

EPL-Wednesday top games
..Chelsea (9-1-3)-vs-Watford
..Manchester City (9-2-2)-vs-Aston Villa
..Liverpool (8-1-4)-vs-Everton

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