Hacksaw’s Headlines-Wednesday

Posted by on December 15th, 2021  •  0 Comments  • 

…(Football)…

Chargers…Insert Trey Pipkins into starting LT-spot in place of starter Rashawn Slater-on Covid list for positive test.

Chargers..Activate WR-Keenan Allen from Covid list-practice Wednesday
Chargers..10-players go thru limited walkthrough because of injuries
Chargers..TE-Jared Cook goes on injury report-quad issue

Rams..Close practice facility because of Tuesday outbreak of Covid
Rams..WR-Odell Beckham-S-Jordan Fuller- tests positive Tuesday morning
Rams…Had 11-players on Covid list by Tuesday afternoon
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(NFL Notes)

NFL…Owners meeting-League doctors tell teams ‘be prepared to be placed in advanced protocols this week because of Covid outbreak.

NFL..62-players test positive in 2-day span
NFL..orders all coaches-staff members to have immediate boosters
NFL..Talks to Union asking them to urge players to get boosters

Jacksonville..Owner Shad Khan meets 2nd time with struggling coach Urban Meyer amidst mounting criticism.

Washington Post..columnist calls Meyer a ‘poser’….full of conceit…incompetence…lost the lockeroom.

Washington Post…Report that owner Daniel Snyder and lawyers interfered with NFL probe of toxic work environment by offering additional money to former employees not to cooperate…Lawyers for Snyder showed up at homes of former employees trying to ‘intimidate’ them not to talk to league investigation.

NY Jets…Autopsy shows former S-Philip Adams had acute Level 2-CTE in two front lobes of brain when he went on shooting spree killing 6-people in South Carolina then taking his own life…Was only 33Y of age when violent outbreak occurred in April.

CFL…Toronto Argonauts fire VP-Player Personnel John Murphy for attacking Hamilton TiCat fans during playoff game a week ago.
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(Injuries)

Rams…11-players on Covid list including Odell Beckham..Darrell Henderson..Rob Havenstein..Jaylen Ramsey-Jordan Fuller

Browns..8-players on Covid list..Positive tests for Jarvis Landry..Austin Hooper..Jared Wills

Chiefs..Put DT-Chris Jones on Covid list-might not play Thursday

Washington..DT-Jonathan Allen on Covid list
Vikings..WR-Dede Westbrook on Covid list
Arizona..WR-DeAndre Hopkins-leg injury
Colts..Activate OC-Ryan Kelly from IR
Raiders..Activate RB-Jalen Richard-Damian Square from IR
Tampa Bay..IR-RB-Giovanni Bernard-hip
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(Roster Moves)

Washington..Sign FA-LB-Nate Orchard-ex Bills
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-KR-Kenjon Bonner
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(College Football)

Aztecs..Coach Brady Hoke press conference comments:
..Team is recovering from Covid issues…Only 1-player out of practice
..QBs Jordan Brookshire-Lucas Johnson remain out with minor injuries
..3-OL-Players in Transfer portal will not practice nor play in Bowl game
..Team players going thru finals-not all at workouts
..Did 3-days weightlifting this past week..now on field
..Utah State loss-Teams have diffeerent mentalities to bounce back
..This team’s legacy is a chance to win 12-games-never done before
..Review loss to USU..Not play with any discipline..Too many penalties
..Kicking game went bad…(1-14) on 3rd down-impossible overcome
..Expect to sign 13-to-15 players on Wednesday
..Tough to evaluate so many QBs in transfer portal on short notice
..NCAA Oversight board may change signing date to January
..Best group seniors been around…32-players..some may comeback next year

Texas AM..RB-Ike Spiller files for NFL draft
Washington..QB-Michael Penix transfers in from Indiana

Jackson State..Deion Sanders named FCS-1AA Coach of Year

Army-Navy…TV ratings draws (7.8M) viewers…3rd highest rated game of season behind Ohio State-Michigan…Alabama-Georgia.

Southern Utah..Hires DeLane Fitzgerald…was head coach at Division II-Frostburg State (10-1)
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…(Basketball)…

Lakers-Dallas..Wednesday game
Lakers..Canceled Tuesday practice because of Covid issues
Lakers..Talen Horton-Tucker tests positive for Covid-placed in isolation

Lakers..Reports team trying to trade G-Russell Westbrook-no one willing to take on the 44-47M left on his contract.

Clippers-Utah..Wednesday game..Paul George-Nick Batum to miss game

Brooklyn Nets..7-placed on Covid list-including James Harden-Bruce Brown-LaMarcus Aldridge-Paul Millsap

Bucks..G-Khris Middleton..strained knee

Dallas-Brooklyn…Mavericks express interest in possible trade of holdout G-Kyrie Irving…Nets want F-Kristaps Porzingas

Sacramento…coach Alvin Gentry says team needs to shakeup roster with trades…3-blowout losses in a row..Criticism of hi-priced G-De’Aaron Fox

Indiana…former #1 pick-F-TJ Leaf signs to play in China
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…(Baseball)…

Angels..Sign FA-OF-Dillon Thomas-ex Seattle
Phillies..Sign FA-P-Cam Bedrosian-ex Angels-Braves

Toronto..P-Jordan Romano-knee surgery..had (2.13-ERA)

Rockies..Hire Andy Gonzalez-PJ Pilittere as co hitting coaches…Pilittere worked for Yankees.

Aztecs…Baseball Coach Mark Martinez signs 3Y-contract extension…(215-150) career record.

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…(Hockey)…

Kings-L-Tampa Bay (3-2) OT…Lightning score on 2-on-1 break in OT…Kings (12-10-6)…first game of 4-game road trip……Tuesday game

Ducks-Seattle..Wednesday matchup
Ducks..LW-Maxime Comtois resumes skating after surgery-broken hand

Gulls-Abbotsford…AHL game-Wednesday…Gulls (9-9-1) record.

NHL…30-players placed on Covid list on Tuesday

Edmonton Oilers..Coach Dave Tippett-isolated after possible positive Covid-test

Calgary…9-players placed on Covid list including Milan Lucic-Sean Monahan-Noah Hanifin…GM-Brad Treliving says team was tested Saturday before game..Positive Test on Sunday morning…entire team Retested at Airport on Sunday…Flight delayed…then canceled…Then more positive tests on Monday..Decision to shutdown team

NY Islanders…F-Matt Barzal placed on Covid list..5th player in a week.
Vancouver..D-Luke Schenn..F-Juho Lammikko placed on Covid list
Carolina..4-players goes on Covid list
Carolina-Minnesota..NHL cancels game-Covid issues with Hurricanes

Carolina..Calls up LW-Andrew Poturalski from AHL-Charlotte Checkers..had (34P) in 23-games in AHL
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…(General)…

PGA…Former golfer Casey Martin confirms he had amputation of leg because of circulation disease..since childhood…Currently head golf coach-University of Oregon…Tried to play on PGA Tour-which refused him permission to use golf cart on tour.

Indy Car…Veteran driver James Hinchcliffe leaves Andretti Autosport team..wants to try hand on sportscar racing

Soccer..English Premier League:
..Manchester United-Brentwood..Game cancelled-Covid outbreak Man U
..Aston Villa-W-Newcastle..easy (3-0) win
..Manchester City-W-Leeds…City scores 5-goals in 50-minutes..wins (7-0)

Tottenham Hot Spur..Confirms it will put F-Dele Alli on trade block

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