Hacksaw’s Headlines-Wednesday

Posted by on July 12th, 2023  •  0 Comments  • 

..(All Star Game)…93rd Mid Summer Classic in Seattle


…National League wins (3-2) over American League

..Elias Diaz-Rockies hits 2R-HR for NL
..Yandy Diaz-Tampa hit solo HR for AL
..OF-Adolis Garcia made 2-huge catches leaping to top of wall to take away HR
..OF-Randy Arozarena made leaping diving catch to take away HR———
(MLB Notes)

Padres…C-Ethan Salas gotten red-hot at Lake Elsinore over last 2-weeks…hitting (.371-5HR-4 Doubles–1 Triple)

Padres…Wrap up Amateur draft…Take 11-pitchers of 18-selections..Selections included C-JD Gonzalez-Puerto Rico…and OF-Homer Bush-Grand Canyon College.

Dodgers…Clayton Kershaw-Freddie Freeman praise Padres owner Peter Seidler for investing in the team…’Padres will be there at the end of the season”

Angels…Players at All Star Game say Shohei Ohtani deserves a record 599-600M contract.

MLB Union….President Tony Clark says the Union will have input into where the Oakland A’s play games the next 3-years while awaiting construction of a new stadium in Las Vegas….Idea being floated is to allow A’s to play games in Giants Stadium in San Francisco.

MLB-Rob Manfred…Says biggest disappointment of his career is failure of Oakland City Government to come up with a plan to help build a stadium to keep the Athletics in that city…Manfred says he has ‘no intention’ of reinstating Pete Rose-barred from Hall of Fame ballot…saying he violated rule 1-in baseball…Manfred says MLB doing business with Casinos and Betting sights has nothing to do with Pete Rose situation.
(Roster Moves)

Cardinals…Report says 3B-Nolan Arenado says ‘he could be traded’ as St Louis begins a rebuild drive.

Detroit..Former Tigers OF-Nico Goodrum-signs with Lotte Giants-Japan
Miami..Activate P-Johnny Cueto from 60-day IL

Colts..Owner Jim Irsay says QB-Anthony Richardson ‘has to play-has to learn’
Chiefs..Open contract extension talks for DT-Chris Jones-seeking 25M-year
Jets..Report have (23M) cap space and could sign RB-Dalvin Cook
(College Football)

Northwestern…President of University says he fired Pat Fitzgerald for allowing a culture of hazing in football program to go on ‘unchecked’ for years…11-players from different years came forward with disturbing details of constant hazing of young players.

North Carolina State..Mourns passing for former head coach and offensive coordinator Dick Sheriday (81Y)…Was (59-29-1) with Wolfpack and also coached Furman to Division 1AA-finals..Was living in South Carolina.

Clippers-Trailblazers…Report LA might consider a straight up deal of Paul George-for-Damian Lillard.

Portland-Miami…Trade talks resume about a Lillard deal…Heat may have to put #1 pick Jaime Jacquez in multi player deal.

Portland..Blazers say they will continue talks for ‘months’ if that is what it takes to get proper price in Lillard trade.

Indiana-Toronto..Open trade talks for F-Pascal Siam (24P)..Raptors want G-Buddy Hield-C-Myltes Turner and #1-1 draft picks.

Houston..sign FA-G-Aaron Holiday-ex Atlanta

New Orleans..C-Zion Williamson says he needs to diet and have discipline going forward…Under heavy criticism for his failure to stay health and failure in conditioning….Has played only 114-games in 4-years for Pelicans…because of foot-hamstring injuries…Maturity been big issue.

Ducks..Hire Brent Thompson as assistant coach on Nick Cronin staff…Played 15Y-NHL with Kings-Winnipeg-Ottawa…Has been AHL-head cosch Bridgeport Islanders for 9-years.

Toronto..Opens talks with veteran G-Brian Elliott-ex Tampa Bay
San Jose..Sign FA-C-Filip Azdina-ex Red Wings #1 pick
Carolina..Hurricane sign FA-F-Brendan Lemieux-ex Kings-Flyers
Montreal..Sign F-Alex Newhook (4Y-12M) extension
Ottawa..Report may make offer to FA-RW-Vlad Tarasenko-ex Rangers-Blues

SD Gulls..AHL announces home opener will be October 20th-vs-Ontario Reign…AHL releases full schedule on Wednesday

Wimbledon…Day of upsets
..Novak Djokovic comes from behind to beat Andre Rublev (4-6,6-1,6-4,6-3)

..Novak Djokovic says Wimbledon needs to change schedule…start matches at 12-noon not later in day…Top matches get interuptted by 11pm curfew and have to be spread out over 2-days…Tourney says ‘need feature matches to fit TV windows globally’

..#1-seed Iga Swiatek loses Elena Svitolena (5-7, 7-6,6-2…Lost 20-of-22 points at one stretch
..#4 seed Jessica Pugula lost 5-games in a row to Mekea Vondrousova in upset los (6-4, 2-6, 6-4)
(Golf)…Congress opens hearings into PGA-LIV merger…Congressmen implore PGA to pull out of the deal..’don’t help them cleanse their reputation….this is more than golf’…PGA officials said if there had not been a merger, LIV would have stolen more top players in coming years and would ‘bleed’ the PGA in lawyers fees with lawsuits.  Documents provided said once a mergre takes place, Greg Norman will be removed as CEO…Ideas exchanged that Rory McIlroy-Tiger Woods would play in 10-special LIV tourneys globally…and that tjeu were proposing a PGA-LIV-LPGA mixed gender team competition in Saudi Arabia and Dubai as part of global expansion.

LIV Golf…Moves its 50M-Championship Tourney to Trump-Miami Doral course.
Soccer…Tottenham Hot Spur…High scoring forward Harry Kane rejects contract extension..says he want to play elsewhere.

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