Hacksaw’s Headlines-Wednesday

Posted by on January 11th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

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Chargers….Organization expected to announce on Thursday its plans for 2017…CW6-sources saying Dean Spanos-Mark Fabiani will try to ‘upstage’ Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s “State of City” address before his 6pm press conference.

Chargers…Team ownership not attending NFL owners meetings in New York that begin today…NFL sources say league will sort out Raiders problems first…then address the Chargers issues after Raiders decision is made.

Chargers..Conduct interview with 6th candidate for head coaching job…Tuesday interview with Lions Def Coor-Teryl Austin.

Chargers…Decision on hiring now depends on what Broncos do…Denver having interviewed Dave Toub-Chiefs and Vance Joseph-Miami…San Diego leaning towards Toub over ex-Falcons coach Mike Smith.

(NFL)

Owners…Finance-Stadium Committees begin meetings today to try and resolve Oakland-San Diego stadium situations.

Jacksonville..New head coach Doug Marrone fires 7-assistants from Gus Bradley staff..including 5-defensive assistants and 2-WR coaches..Retaining Todd Walsh-Def Coor.
Jacksonville..Incoming VP-Football Ops-Tom Coughlan will get final say on 53-roster.

Cleveland..Meeting with Greg Roman about Off Coor job..Had been in Buffalo.
Cleveland..Pro Bowl CB-Joe Haden undergoes groin surgery.

Houston…Troubled coach Bill O’Brien-feuding with front office-gets strong endorsement from Bill Belicheck-New England.

Vikings..Fire QB-coach Scott Turner-son of ex-Off Coor-Norv Turner-who quit team mid yer

49ers..Interview Sean McDermott-Def Coor-Carolina
49ers..Interview Louis Riddick-current ESPN analyst for vacant GM job.

Steelers..Coach Mike Tomlin criticiozes LB-coach Joey Porter for drunken arrest-facing 5-charges assaulting police…says “Working in NFL is privledge and honor”…Porter put on leave of abscence…facing NFL discipline also.

Giants..GM-Jerry Reese says WR-Odell Beckham needs to “grow up” stop the tantrums.

Ravens..Owner Steve Bisciotti says team needs more leadership and production from QB-Joe Flacco-being paid 18M a year..team missed playoffs second year in a row.

(Roster)

Colts..Sign CFL-FA-LB-Alex Bassie-yhad 11QB-sacks with BC-Lions
Eagles..Sign CFL-FA-CB-Mitch White of Ottawa Red-Black
Chargers..Sign FA-QB-Mike Bercovici-ex-Arizona State star…was in camp last year (1TD-5Int) in exhibition games.
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(College)

Aztecs…Finish season ranked 25th in both AP-and-College Football Polls….Aztecs Coach Rocky Long says he favors expansion of College Football playoffs to 8-teams…put conference champion each league into playoff…..Says 4-of his assistants have interviewed for jobs with new coaching staffs in Power 5-conferences-may lose a couple of key assistants.

Alabama..RB-Bo Scarbrough suffered broken leg in Monday Night championship game.
Clemson..QB-Deshaun Watson..RB-Wayne Gallman both files for NFL draft
Michigan..CB-Jabril Peppers files for NFL draft

Clemson-Alabama…Overnight TV ratings go down 3rd year in a row for national title game…(15.3)-rating this year…Last year (15.8)…first year of playoff (18.5) rating.

AP Poll…Final college football poll…1-Clemson..2-Alabama..3-USC…4-Penn State..5-Oklahoma..6-Ohio State…7-Michigan.

Baylor..QB-Anu Solomon transfers in from Arizona

California..Interview Jake Spavital-Off Coor-possible replacement fired Sonny Dykes.
Colorado..give coach Mike McIntyr extension thru 2021
Air Force..give coach Troy Calhoun extension thru 2021

Hall of Fame…Announces 15-member class for enshrinement next December…included in group…RB-Marshall Faulk….QB-Peyton Manning…LB-Brian Urlacher…QB-Matt Leinart…Coaches Danny Ford-Clemson-Arkansas…Steve Spurrier-Florida-Auburn-South Carolina… and small college coach Larry Kehres-Mount Union.

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……….(Basketball)……..

Aztecs-W-San Jose State (76-61)…San Diego State snaps 3-game losing streak…jumped to 19P-lead and coasted against outmanned Spartans team…9-different players scored in game.

Lakers-L-Portland (108-87)…surprise drubbing at Staples Center…Blazer guards Damian Lillard-CJ McCollum combine for 17-baskets…(45P) in win….Lakers shot just 38% from floor..

Golden State-W-Miami..Warriors go to (33-6)
Spurs-L-Bucks..San Antonio loses at home..now (30-8)
Cavs-L-Utah…Cleveland (28-9) after loss in Salt Lake City.

LA Clippers-vs-Orlando..Wednesday night game…Clippers (26-14) season.

Lakers..G-Jordan Clarkson fined 15,000-for flagrant elbow foul
NY Knicks..Fine Derrick Rose-1 game check for going AWOL from team on Tuesday.

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…………..(Baseball)…………………

Tyson Ross…Washington Nationals join Cubs-Texas in bids to sign FA-pitcher.

A’s…Sign FA-3B-Trevor Plouffe to 1-year deal-had been let go by Minnesota Twins.

Giants..Open talks with FA-3B-Jae Hwang (28Y)…hit (.330-26HR) in Korea

Twins..contact FA-slugger Jose Bautista-Blue Jays about 1-year deal.

Texas..P-Alexi Ogando signs with Hawha Hawks-Korea.

Cleveland..Sells contract P-Edwin Escobar to team in Japan

Reds..Sign FA-P-Louis Coleman-ex Dodgers
Tampa Bay…Sign FA-OF-Colby Rasmus-ex Astros
Dodgers..DFA-OF-Micah Johnson from 40-man roster.

Cuba…Star OF-Luis Robert (19Y) defects to Haiti…asks to become MLB-free agent

Texas…Former Rangers pitching coach Jackie Brown passes away…longtime major league pitcher with Texas-Indians-White Sox…was (73)

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……………….(Hockey)……………

LA Kings…Jeff Carter-Drew Doughty-named to All Star game roster.
Ducks…Ryan Kesler-Cam Fowler named to All Star team

Ducks-Maple Leafs Trade…Anaheim acquires veteran G-Jhonas Enroth for 7th round pick….Enroth headed to San Diego Gulls, who are without injured G-Dustin Tokarski and veteran G-Matt Hackett-gone for year with torn labrum in shoulder.

Ducks-W-Dallas (2-0)…John Gibson 36-save shutout.

San Diego Gulls-Stockton…AHL action tonite at Sports Arena.

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