Hacksaw’s Headlines-Wednesday

Posted by on March 9th, 2022  •  0 Comments  • 


MLB-Union….Met throughout Tuesday in New York…closing in on deal end lockout..Had 1-face to face meeting on Monday and 2-Zoom Calls…Only 20-minute meeting on Tuesday but Zoom calls in afternoon…Wanted decision by Tuesday evening…Latest offers as of 11pm-Eastern-still meeting::

..MLB ups Luxury Tax offer to (230M-to-242M)-tradeoff right to make rule changes
..MLB increase in Rookie Bonus Pool to (40M)..right to 14-team playoff
..MLB proposes drop qualifying offers-draft pick compensation for adoption of international draft
..MLB adapt a ‘Max-Tax’ for teams that go over thresholds 3-years in a row
..162 game schedule
..MLB created Rookie Draft Pick prize..if teams puts prospect on opening day roster and player gets into Rookie of Year voting-team could get 3-bonus draft picks
..Give players 1-year service time for full schedule
..Small market teams can be in draft lottery two years in row-then draft pick penalty
..Big market teams can be in lottery just 1-time than incur draft pick penalty second year

MLB-Apple TV…Reach agreement for Friday night doubleheader game.
MLB..Makes 1M donation to workers at Spring Training camps-stadiums-shutdown

Dodgers..P-Trevor Bauer arrives at Union spring training camp-Mesa, Arizona-refuses to talk to media.

Seahawks-Broncos…Blockbuster TRADE…Seattle deals QB-Russell Wilson and #4 pick to Denver for #1-1-2-2-5 plus QB-Drew Lock..TE-Noah Fant..DT-Shelby Harris…Seahawks get 23M-cap space…Broncos get 9X-Pro Bowl QB..has (2Y-51M) left on contract.

Seahawks..Surprise release of LB-Bobby Wagner-last remaining member of Super Bowl team.

Packers..Closing in on Aaron Rodgers extension (4Y-200M) with 153M-guaranteed

Packers..Franchise Tag WR-Davante Adams (18.4M) deal…(123R) last year
Chargers..Sign WR-Mike Williams (3Y-60M) extension..40M-guaranteed
Miami..Franchise Tag TE-Mike Geiseki (10.1M) deal
Jaguars..Franchise Tag OT-Cam Robinson (16.6M) deal
Titans..Do not tag LB-Harold Landry-will test free agency

Patriots-Carolina..discuss trade for Panthers WR-Robby Anderson
Panthers..Taking trade offers for RB-Christian McCaffrey
Dallas..Release P-Bryan Anger-5M-cap savings
Dallas..Let DE-Randy Gregory test free agent market
Lions..Sign FA-WR-Josh Reynolds 2-year extension
Colts..Sign FA-CB-Tony Brown-ex Raiders

San Diego Strike Force-Indoor Football League-name Coaching Staff
..David Beezer-head coach
..Taylor Geneuer-Off Coord-former Iowa Barnstormer player
..Steven Thompson-Def Coord-former coach El Camino College
..Steve Anno-Spec Teams-played for 4-NFL teams
..Darren Carrington-DB coach-ex Chargers starter
..Steve Cluley-starting QB-William & Mary

Aztecs..K-Matt Araiza fran (4.68) at Combine..DE-Cam Thomas (24 Reps)

Clippers-Golden State…Game tied (21-21) in 2nd quarter at Press Time..Tuesday game

Clippers-Washington..Wednesday game

Lakers-at-Houston..Wednesday game..LeBron James likely out-knee issue..Lakers lost 13-of-17 games

Brooklyn…Kyrie Irving scores 50-on road in Charlotte…Nets have 15-games left..Irving can play in 5-road games..will miss 10-remaining home games-unvaxxed.

Lakers..G-Russell Westbrook upset with fans tauning ‘Westbrick’

Aztecs…MWC coaches name Matt Bradley-1st team all conference and newcomer of year…Nathan Mensah as Def Player of Year…Chad Baker-Mazara as 6th man of year.

Aztecs..Coach Brian Dutcher press conference:
..Wins in Laramie-Reno and vs Fresno very impressive 5-day span
..Believe best basketball is in front of us
..Covid schedule 11-games in 30-days gets us ready for 3-in-3 at tourney
..Gave team 2-days off..time for ‘all hands on deck;
..Will talk to Nathan Mensah about future when season is over
..Nathan is a deep thinker about his future
..We will go into the Transfer Portal if we lose our 3-big men
..Big men have contacted us about possible transfer
..This is a wide open tourney..top 4-teams
..Think about Fresno-UNLV-USU all dangerous
..Strongest Play in games ever seen
..Matt Bradley-elite scorer..very good defender
..Nathan Mensah-our doctors did great job during Covid because of his pre-condition situation…extra meds..monitoring him

Aztecs…Nathan Mensah press conference:
..Decision on my future has not been made
..Have to ask myself…’what is left to accomplish’
..Graduate school important..you never stop learning
..Do want to play professional basketball after SDSU career
..Dealing with Covid..school provided me alot of medical informaiton

Aztecs..Matt Bradley press conference:
..We are prepared to play 3-in-3..Covid schedule helped us
..Struggled on offense-stopped turnovers-stop self inflicted wounds
..Play hard defense-get turnovers-lead to easy baskets
..Psyche on defense-made me a better players
..Need certain character to play defense at SDSU
..Our defense can fix things-change games
..MWC teams-hi level talent-they play quality basketball
..Never imagined winning like this when I transferred from Cal
..I decided to come back-I wanted to get my academic degree
..Not wanted to do disservice to academic side SDSU
..You only live this once-wanted to continue the experience

Mountain West Conference-Wednesday games:
..Nevada-New Mexico
..Air Force-Utah State
..Fresno-San Jose State

Pac 12 Tourney-Wednesday schedule
..Oregon-Oregon State
..Washington State-Colorado

Syracuse…12-year old boy arrested for pulling gun on wife of Orange coach Jill Boehiem at shopping mall in robbery case….Youth facing 4-chartes.

WNBA….Star C-Brittany Grimes facing 10-years in prison for possession of drugs when arrested at airport…Concern about her mental health issues…was playing Pro Ball in Russia.


Ducks-L-Chicago…Blackhawks scored 5-goals in first period knocking John Gibson out of game…Chicago led (7-3) at Press Time in 3rd pereiod…as Ducks fade from playoff race…Tuesday game…Anaheim lost 7-of-11

Gulls-at-Stockton..Wednesday AHL-game..

Ducks..Acquire FA-D-Andrej Sustr-ex Tampa Bay
Kings..Callup F-Lias Anderson from Ontario Reign
Seattle..Extension  F-Jared McCann (5Y-25M)

NHL..Terminates working agreement with KHL-Russian League for player transfers…Shuts down  TV broadcast into Russia and ends NHL-website access in Russia.

PGA…Rory McIlroy criticizes Commissioner Jay Monahan for lack of transparency with Players Board about discipline..business deals.

PGA..Jay Monahan refuses comment on possible suspension of Phil Mickelson..says he is willing to meet with Mickelson over his criticism of tour policies

Tennis…#1 ranked Russian Danill Medved renounces country for Ukraine attack..Removes Russian flag from all social media accounts.

Soccer…English Premier League terminates TV contract for games in Russia

FIFA..will allow all teams to sign 2-players from Russia-Ukraine Leagues for rest of season after those leagues suspended play this week.

USA..Loses both goalies for upcoming World Cup qualifying games…G-Matt Turner has sprained foot playing for New England Revolaution…G-Zack Steffen has back injury.

USA..MF-Weston McKennie will miss next 3-USA games-broken foot suffered playing in Germany.

Manchester United..Mounting criticism of F-Marcus Rashford..has only 5-goals in 24-matches this season.

Mexico..Liga MX has ordered owners of the Arcerous team to put it up for sale..aftermath of Gang Violence at game vs Atlas over weekend….36-people injured in gang attacks during game…3-still in critical condition
..Banned fans from attending games for 1-year
..Banned its fan club from attending games for 2-years
..Banned 4-owners for 5-years from participating in league


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