Hacksaw’s Headlines-Wednesday

Posted by on March 15th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

………..(Baseball)…………..

World Baseball Classic..Team USA-vs-Venezuela…Tonight-Petco Park…Drew Smyly-Seattle starts for USA…Lineup includes Giancarlo Stanton-Chris Yelich-Paul Godlschmidt-Eric Hosmer-Nolan Arenado

World Baseball Classic…Dominican Republic-L-Puerto Rico (3-1)…Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina with an RBI-single and a linedrive solo homer pace Puerto Rico to the surprise win….PR-got 7-shutout innings of work from their bullpen also in opening game of the tourney at Petco Park.

World Baseball Classic…Japan-W-Cuba (8-5)..Ted Yamada hits solo HR-3R-HR…Japan now (2-0)…Cuba (0-2) in danger not making finals in Los Angeles.

World Baseball Classic…Cuba-L-Netherlands…Stunning third straight loss, and Cuba out of the tourney-cannot advance to the final round at Dodgers Stadium.

(Cactus League)

Padres-Reds…San Diego (6-10) on season…uncertainty still at 2B-3B-SS-LF..as they begin the back half of the spring training schedule..

Padres…Austin Hedges (.474)..Wil Myers (.400)..Travis Janksowski (.367)…Jabari Blash (.348) so far this spring.

Dodgers-W-Reds (6-5)…Rich Hill (3.2inn-1R-1H)…Walker Beuhler-clocked at 96-98mph…Yasmany Grandal HR, single..Logan Forsythe 2R-double in win.

Dodgers-Seattle..Brandon McCarthy makes 3rd start of spring.

Angels-L-Royals (8-4)..Matt Shoemaker (4inn-0R)…Ian Kennedy 3-shutout innings for KC…Pete O’Brien 2R-HR.

Angels-Giants…Albert Pujols may start at 1B…has single-triple-HR in 3-games coming off foot surgery.

(Injuries)

Boston..P-David Price-likely to start season on DL with elbow issues.
Cleveland..2B-Jason Kipnis-strained rotator cuff
Cardinals..P-Jordan Schaeffer-surgery-torn elbow ligament
A’s..Surgery OF-Jake Smolinski-shoulder
Rockies..C-Tom Murphy-fractured forearm.

(MLB)

Mets..SS-Jose Reyes hit with child support lawsuit…makes 16M a year salary…lives in 17M-mansion…failed to make 17%-child support payments.

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……………(Football)…………………

Chargers…Make contact with FA-QB-Geno Smith-New York Jets..are they exploring him as future QB when Philip Rivers retires?

Chargers…City of San Diego opens negotiations with “Soccer City-FS Investors”…who want to take over Chargers Park as head quarters for their Soccer Academy plan…Chargers vacate June 1st.

(Free Agency)

Seahawks..Sign FA-RB-Eddie Lacy-Packers
Arizona..Sign FA-LB-Jarvis Jones-Steelers.
Minnesota..Sign FA-DE-Datone Jones-Packers
Patriots..Sign FA-RB-Rex Burkhead-Bengals
Raiders..Sign FA-WR-Cordarelle Patterson-Vikings
Saints..Sign FA-LB-Alex Okafor-Arizona
Rams..Sign FA-C-Ryan Groy-Bills
Rams..Sign FA-CB-Kayvon Webster-Broncos
Atlanta..Sign FA-CB-Andre Roberts-Lions
Cleveland..Sign FA-WR-James Wright-Bengals
Green Bay..Sign FA-CB-Davon House-Jaguars
Colts..Sign FA-C-Brian Schwenke-Titans
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-LS-Garrison Sanborn-Bills.

(Teams)

Saints..Visit with CB-Malcom Butler-Patriots
Ravens..Visit with CB-Morris Clayborn-Dallas
Jets..Visit with QB-Josh McCown-Browns
Bills..Extend QB-Tyrod Taylor contract..(2Y-30M)
Bills..KR-Percy Harvin-retires
Vikings..Visit with TE-Jared Cook-Packers
Vikings..Visit with RB-Latavius Murray-Raiders
49ers..Visit with OT-Byron Bell-Carolina

(College)

Baylor..Fire Director of Football Operations-DeMarco Butler-wrote sexual texts to teenage girl….2nd member of coaching staff to be fired.

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…………(Basketball)…………

(NCAA)..Play In-Games

New Orleans-L-Mt St Mary..Junior Robinson-5’5-guard-scores (23P)
Wake Forest-L-Kansas State..Wildcats shoot 66% from floor-score (95P)

USC-vs-Providence..Wednesday play in game
UC Davis-vs-North Carolina Central…other play-in game

(NIT)..1st round

Syracuse-North Carolina-Greensboro-snowed out
Cal-L-Bakersfield..Golden Bears fell behind by 20 points early
Boise State-W-Utah..Chandler Hutchinson scores (34P)
Alabama-L-Richmond..Spiders upset Crimson Tide
Colorado State-W-Charleston..Gian Clavell (22P-9R)
Indiana-L-Georgia Tech..Yellow Jackets upset Hoosier
Clemson-L-Oakland…ACC-Tigers upset-Martez Walker-Sherr Dorsey combine for (35P) in second half.
Illinois-W-Valparaiso..Malcom Hill (25P)
Ole Miss-W-Monmouth..Rebels put 93-points on board.

NIT-Wednesday key games
Fresno State-TCU..Bulldogs-bounceback seson
BYU-Texas Arlington..Strong finish to WCC season-beat Gonzaga
Cal Irvine-Illinois State…Redbirds won 27-games this year
Houston-Akron..Zips surprise team out of MAC
Georgia-Belmont

South Florida..Hire Brian Gregory-Georgia Tech..takes over (7-23) team

(NBA)

Lakers-vs-Houston…LA lost 10-of-11..Wednesday night matchup
Clippers-vs-Bucks…LA (40-27) on year

Lakers..sitting out C-Tim Mozgov rest of season-still owed 3Y-48M
Boston….signs C-Anti Zizic (7′) 1st round pick-Croatia last year.
Portland..F-Cliff Robinson-hospitalized-blood clot brain-stroke-18Y veteran player.

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…………(Hockey)…….

Kings-Arizona…Tyler Toffoli scores 13th goal of season for Kings.

Ducks-Blues..Wedneday night matchup
Gulls-vs-Stockton..AHL action on Wednesday

Penguins..Sign FA-F-Zach Reese-Northeastern-led all of college scoring with 31-goals..undrafted player.

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…..(General)…….

Indian Wells-Tennis…Rafael Nadal wins 1st round match over Fernando Verdasco….Roger Federer beat Steve Johnson in straight sets….Novak Djokovic went 3-sets to down Juan Del Portro…Venus Williams wins 2nd round match.

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