Hacksaw’s Headlines-Wednesday

Posted by on December 13th, 2023  •  0 Comments  • 


Chargers..QB-Justin Herbert will miss rest of the season-following surgery for fractured knuckle on index finger on throwing hand…Placed on IR…Herbert finishes the season (3,134Y-20TD-7Int)…QB Rating of (93)-lowest of his career…Herbert’s career record falls to (30-32).

Chargers..GM-Tom Telesco criticism grows…Under John Spanos-Tom Telesco over 14-years..team has (86-94) record.
(NFL Notes)

Chiefs..QB-Patrick Mahomes apologizes for tirade after Chiefs-Bills game on Sunday-was critical of refs for offsides call on WR-Kanterious Toney that wiped out game winning TD…’Another game talk about refs-not what we want in NFL’…he was referencing continued refs calls that influence outcome of games.

Matt Araiza…Teenager who accused him of rape, then filed lawsuit, drops lawsuit against former Aztecs star…Araiza drops his defamation lawsuit against the womwn…Police refused to file rape charges against Araiza for 3-other players in the case…Araiza sued for defamation after his NFL career was sidetracked when Bills released him and no teams signed him for 2-years.

Vikings..Bench QB-Josh Dobbs…4-picks in 1-game..5-sacks last week..Nick Mullens will start this weekend
(Roster Moves)

Ravens..Sign FA-QB-Malik Cunningham-off Patriots taxi squad…Starred at Louisville (I12,000APY)

Chargers…9-starters either limited practice or did not practice, preparing for Raiders game on Thursday

Raiders..Maxx Crosby-Kolton Miller-Josh Jacobs..all miss 2nd straight day of practice heading towards Thursday game.

Ravens..IR-WR-KR-Devin Duvernay-back issue
Browns..OT-Jed Wills undergoes season ending knee surgery
Miami..OC-Connor Williams-ACL injury-will miss rest of season
Rams..TE-Hunter Long torn ACL-season ending injury
(College Football)

Aztecs…QB-Danny O’Neil says SDSU-Miami-Northwestern are the 3-final schools he will consider signing with..Decision coming in next 7-days…Ready to enroll in spring semester to go thru spring football.

Aztecs…Transfer portal defections continue:
..TE-Mark Redman-transfers to Louisville
..S-Marcus Ratcliffe-heads to UCLA
..LB-Zy Fiaseu-lands at ASU

Wisconsin…Lands QB-Tyler VanDyke-transfer Miami
Nebraska..Lands top QB-recruit..Dylan Raiola-decommit from Georgia
Florida State..Visits with Oregon State transfer QB-DJ Uiagalelei

Oregon..OC-Jackson Powers-Johnson..RB-Bucky Irving file for NFL-draft

Kentucky…Lands Ohio State RB-K=Chip Trayanum-via transfer route


Padres..Erosion of pitching staff continues:
..Dodgers meet with relief ace Josh Hader
..Royals to sign starting pitcher Seth Lugo
..Reds had already signed starting pitcher Nick Martinez
..Angels signed pitcher Luis Garcia

Shohei Ohtani..Sources say Ohtani proposed massive deferred payments on contracts but that 2-of 5-final teams were not interested in that structure…Dodgers added 100M to final offer on final day of talks to outbid Blue Jays.

Dodgers..Open talks with FA-P-Josh Hader-ex Padres
Dodgers..Hope to meet with FA-P-Yosh Yamamoto before end of week

Dodgers…LA Police turn Julio Urias case over to District Attorney to determine if they file felony-domestic abuse charges…Urias is unsigned free agent-arrest cost him (200M) contract…Facing 2nd MLB suspension if charged by police.

Angels..Sign FA-P-DJ Snelten-ex Giants
(MLB Notes)

Yankees..Juan Soto-meets with NY media…Yankees have not made contract extension offer…’no talks-but they know who to call’….Expects to hit HRs on rightfield porh Yankees Stadium….hit 23-of-35 HRs away from Petco Park last year.

Red Sox..Become 3rd team to meet with FA-P-Yosh Yamamoto this week..had already met with Giants-Yankees since Sunday.

Zach Grienke…Says he wants to pitch next season despite (2-15) 5.06-ERA with Royals last year.

Meets..Top prospect Ron Mauricio suffers badly torn ACL in Winter League-Dominican Republic..could miss much of 2024 season.
(Roster Moves)

Giants..Sign FA-OF-Jung Hoo-Lee-Korea..inks (6Y-113M) 18M-average…(.340) career hitter in Korea

Royals…Reach agreement FA-P-Seth Lugo (3Y-45M)-ex Padres
Royals..Sign FA-P-Chris Stratton-ex Texas
Pirates..Sign FA-1B-Rowdy Tellez-ex Brewers
Pirates..Sign FA-2B-Sergio Alcantara-ex Cubs-Arizona
Red Sox..Sign FA-2B-Jamie Westbrook-ex Yankees
Cleveland..Sign FA-P-Ben Lively-ex Reds
Brewers..Sign FA-P-Rob Zastrysny-ex Pirates


Lakers-L-Dallas (127-125)…Dante Exum scores (28P)…hit 7-of-9 3’s in game…Lakers now (14-10)….Anthony Davis (37P-11R)…LeBron James (33P)…Austin Reaves (22) off bench…Tuesday game

Clippers-Sacramento…LA led (59-39) late 2nd quarter at Press Time…Tuesday game

Lakers-at-San Antonio…Wednesday game

Lakers-Indiana Pacers….NBA Cup finals drew (4.5M) ..highest regular season TV rating.

Ted Leonsis…owner of Washington Wizards-Washington Capitals..reach agreement to build new arena in Alexandria, Virginia..’Potomac Yards’ area…Arena would be ready to open in 2028-season.

NBA…Spurs have lost 17-in a row…Pistons losing streak at 20-games.

Utah..G-Jordan Clarkson-out 2W-bicep
Spurs..C-Charles Bassey-season ending torn ACL



Ducks-at-NY Islanders…Wednesday game
Kings-Winnipeg…Wednesday game

Gulls..Callup F-Kyle Crnkovic-leading scorer at Tulsa-ECHL..D-Luka Profaca from Tulsa

Calgary…D-Chris Tanev-shoulder injury

AHL..Suspends Chicago Wolves coach Bob Nardella-used gay slur while arguing with refs…Will serve 10-game suspension

English Premier League…Teams discussing 5Y-limit on future player contracts in transfer fee deals.


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