Hacksaw’s Headlines–Wednesday

Posted by on February 1st, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

(NFL-San Diego)

Mayor Kevin Faulconer….talked to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at Super Bowl in Houston about San Diego interest in Raiders franchise if Las Vegas franchise move falls apart.

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Patriots…QB-Tom Brady says he has put Deflategate behind him..not answering questions during Media Day….

Patriots..Coach Bill Belicheck says Patriots enormous success over the years is byproduct of ‘preparation-dedication’ everyday in-season…off-season.

Falcons..GM-Tom Dimitroff says he had to give-in, change philosphy of how front office works after 2-failed seasons and firing of Coach Mike Smith..”reinvent philopsophy”

Falcons…QB-Matt Ryan says team cannot get ‘overwhelmed’ by Super Bowl week…wants intense practices this week to keep focus.

(NFL)

NFL…Pro Bowl TV ratings plunged for game in Orlando..dropped to (4.6)…had been at (8.6) in 2011.

USA Football…..Preparing new plan for youth football in America….Players 6-thru-12…”Limited tackle games” much like flag football….Discussing using just 6-to-8 players-not full 11-players…Smaller fields….No 3-Point Stances-all players in a crouch….Since 2009-Youth football participation dropped 20%.

NY Post…Fires lead columnist Bart Hubbuch after tweet calling Donald Trump-Inauguration a “National Tragedy”.

(Teams)

Bills..Fire 14-assistants from Rex Ryan staff…will not be retained under new head coach Sean McDermott….Let go were Ed Reed..John Blake..Chris Palmer…Bobby April and others.

Denver..Promote Eric Studesville to Assistant Head coach as well as RB-Coach.

Saints..Hire Brad Banta-Special Teams coach-ex Redskins..Hire-Curtis Johnson-WR-Coach-ex Bears.

Rams..Hire Aaron Kromer-OL coach-ex Bills.

49ers..Hire Adam Peters as Vice President Player Personnel…had been at Denver.
49ers..Kyle Shanahan says he will not hire his father-Mike-as consultant.

(College)

San Diego State…National Letter of Intent Day Wednesday…..Aztecs pick up 4-transfers….and former recruit who failed to qualify two years ago.

Virginia….Lands QB-Marv Zanders-transfers in from Missouri.

Colorado…former LB-coach Joe Tumpkin-charged 8-counts assault…3-years of domestic abuse with former girlfriend….Was fired by schoool last week.

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MLB….Imprisoned Cardinals scout Chris Correa, handed lifetime ban from baseball for hacking Houston Astros computer system to steal information…said MLB knew Astros had done same to St Louis scouting files in 2012-13-14 and did nothing to disipline Astros.

NYM…Anthony Young-hard luck pitcher with Mets diagnosed with non-operable tumor of the brain.

(Teams)

Washington…Signs FA-P-Joe Nathan-longtime reliever Cubs-Twins….FA-P-Matt Albers-ex White Sox-Twins-Reds.

Rockies..Sign FA-P-Dom Brown-ex Phillies.
Brewers..Sign FA-2B-Ehire Adrianza-ex Giants.

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…………..(Basketball)…………………

Aztecs-W-Wyoming (77-68)..Malik Pope (17)..Trey Kell (18)…Teke Caesar Gill 12-off the bench..SDSU had 12 point lead early..cut to four by halftime…rebuilt to 15P in 2nd half…Wild game…56-fouls..47-free throws….30-turnovers.

Lakers-W-Denver (120-116)…LA survives Denver 40P-fourth quarter…Nuggets had 15-3’s but still lost…DeAngelo Russell-Nick Young combine for 45P…Lou Williams 21-off bench…Lakers (17-34)

Clippers-Phoenix…Wednesday night….Clippers lost 4-of-5…Suns suffering thru (15-33) season.

UCLA-at-Washington State..Bruins dropping in ratings…now (19-3) on yer.

Cavaliers…Workout FA-G-Kirk Hinrich..Mario Chalmers…Lance Stephenson.

Cavaliers..G-LeBron James calles Charles Barkley-TNT…a “Hater” for constant criticism of his career

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(Hockey)

NY Islanders…Reports say Barclay Center may evict NHL club as a tenant because of financial losses…Islanders 28th in NHL in attendance, 12,888 since leaving Nassau Coliseum to move into Brooklyn.

NY Rangers..Give coach Alain Vigneault contract extension thru 2020.

American Hockey League…Moving Albany team-New Jersey Devils…to Binghamton…replacing Ottawa Senators top farmclub-which moves to Belville, Ontario in new arena.

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…………..(General)………….

Tim Howard…legendary US World Cup goalie begins full workouts with MLS-Colorado Rapids coming off groin surgery….could rejoin US team in March for workouts.

NASCAR….Officials meeting with Dodge to discuss its possible return as engine builder to racing

Dale Earnhardt….NASCAR legend takes part in off season practices for first time since concussion issues last year….Missed final 18-races of schedule with post concussion syndrome.

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