Hacksaw’s Headlines-Wednesday

Posted by on March 22nd, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

…….(Football)…………

San Diego State…Athletic Director JD Wicker meets with Mayor Kevin Faulconer..gives him “Position Paper” on SDSU needs in terms of stadium and idea sheet on Qualcomm land usage…SDSU proposed buying or leasing a total of 47-acres of property…SDSU would set aside 12-acres to have develper build 150M…35,000 seat stadium….SDSU also wants to lease in the future 35 additional acres for building of student-faculty housing..and lab-research facilities..plus access to 10,000 parking spaces for campus use…says goal of university is to have 50,000-enrollment in next 15-years….No specific financing plans made available..SDSU says it is currently not negotiating with “FS” investors….”FS” says it is willing to rethink-reopen talks with University about stadium needs…but says if City makes an SDSU deal-it would kill the MLS expansion proposal for soccer stadium.

(NFL)

NFL…Union consider outlawing leaping play on attempts to block field goals..too dangerous for players.

NFL…Owners preparing to vote on March 26th at meetings on Raiders to Las Vegas proposal with Bank of America financing.

NFL..Mexican newspaper LaPrensa apologizes for employee stealing Tom Brady Super Bowl jersey from lockeroom…employee yet to be charged by Mexican police.

Jacksonville…WR-Mike Thomas arrested-punching-choking and having concealed gun in domentic abuse assault with fiancee at child’s birthday party.

San Francisco…ex-49ers QB-Colin Kaeperneck donates 50,000 cash to Meal on Wheels in bay area after President Trump threatens to cut funding.

Hamilton Ti-Cats…CFL-team adds Robert Griffin III-Colin Kaeperneck-to negotiating list…already has rights to Johnny Manziel.

Carolina..QB-Cam Newton undergoes shoulder surgery-recurring soreness from end of season injury…will miss all of OTAs…DE-Charles Johnson undergoes back surgery.

(Rosters)

Chargers..Bring in Oklahoma RB-Joe Mixon for a pre-draft visit…Mixon had been suspended for violent assault of girlfriend in 2014…video surfaced of the attack last football season.

Falcons..Sign FA-FB-Derrick Coleman-ex Seahawks..FA-FB-Soma Vainuka-ex-Texans

Falcons..Sign FA-OG-Hugh Thornton-Colts.

Cleveland..Sign FA-K-Brett Maker-Hamilton Ti-Cats-CFL-41FG last year

Colts..Sign FA-WR-Kamar Aiken-Ravens

Giants..Sign FA-RB-Shaun Droughn-ex 49ers-Bears-Browns

Steelers..Sign FA-DT-Tyson Alualu-Jaguars

Rams..Visit with FA-C-John Sullivan-ex Vikings

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………….(Baseball)……………..

World Baseball Classic…Team USA beats Japan (2-1) to advance to finals against Puerto Rico on Wednesday….Adam Jones-Orioles-drives home game winning run with ground out in 8th…Reliever Pat Neshek pitches out of jam in 8th inning…Luke Gregorson records 1-2-3 save in 9th…eliminating unbeaten and stunned Japan team…US had never advanced to WBC-finals in 12-years…More than 33,000-at Dodgers Stadium for game.

Padres-L-Giants (5-3)…Trevor Cahill (5inn-1R-7K) in best outing of spring….Kevin Quackenbush (.2inn-3R-3H)….Madison Bumgarner (2inn-0R) for Giants…Padres now (8-15)

Padres…Wednesday matchup with Royals.

Angels-W-Reds (9-1)…Halos pitchers strike out 13-Reds…Angels get 10H-7Walks in win.

Angels…Split Squads…face Texas Rangers-Seattle Mariners today

Dodgers-L-Brewers (5-4)…Hyun Jin-Ryu (4inn-0R-1H-4K)-best outing of spring…Matt Garza (3.2inn-1R) for Milwaukee..C-Manny Pina 3R-HR for Brewers.

Dodgers…off day on Wednesday.

(MLB)

Giants..Hire Barry Bonds as Special Assistant to CEO-Larry Baer
Toronto..2Y-contract extension for manager John Gibbons.

(Rosters)

Twins..Release P-Ryan Voglesong-ex Pirates
Houston..Option C-Max Stassi to AAA.
Royals..Release P-Jonathon Sanchez-ex Giants
Twins..Sign FA-P-Craig Breslow

(Injuries)

Yankees..Say SS-Didi Gregorious-headed to DL-shoulder issues
Giants..P-Will Smith-2nd MRI on injured elbow
Red Sox..P-David Price will miss 6-weeks of action-elbow.
Dodgers..OF-Andre Ethier-epidural in back for minor herniated disc

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…..(Basketball)……………..

Lakers-L-Clippers (133-109)…Chris Paul-JJRedick combine (51P)…Clippers hit 15-3’s….(27-30) from free throw line…Lakers now (1-14) since Magic Johnson arrival….Lakers now (10-41) since December

Chicago…Longtime Bulls General Manager Jerry Krause has passed away…built Bulls into 6X-NBA champion…drafted Michael Jordan-Scottie Pippen-Horace Grant…traded for Bill Cartwright…signed European free agent Tony Kukoc…Hired Phil Jackson.

NBA..Commissioner Adam Silver to meet with Board of Governors-threatening stiff fines for clubs that “rest” players for key games during regular season-stiffing fans.

Cleveland..LeBron James upset at father of UCLA star Lavar Ball-for saying James’ children will not be NBA stars.

Chicago-Toronto..Fines-suspensions coming for Robin Lopez-fight-with Serge Ibaka.

Oklahoma City…Coach Billy Donovan says he is staying in NBA-not candidate for vacant Indiana Hoosiers job.

U-Mass..Hires Pat Kelsey as coach-was at Winthrop.

VCU..Hires Mike Rhoades-Rice as coach..was (23-12) with Owls this year.

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………..(Hockey)……….

Gulls-San Jose Barracudas….Gulls try to close within 1-point of Barracudas in AHL-Pacific Division race.

Gulls…Get 1st look at Ducks free-agent college hockey star Austin Ortega..signed from Nebraska-Omaha…5’8-winger scored 70-goals in college.

Ducks-Edmonton…Wednesday night matchup

Gary Bettman..NHL President says no talks going on with IOC over NHL participation in 2018-Winter Olympics..NHL refusing to shutdown league for 2-full weeks to allow players to go.

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………….(General)……………..

Wayne Rooney…Manchester United says it will allow him to re-sign with Chelsea without a transfer fee this summer.

Phil Mickelson..May be called to testify at “Insider Trading” trial of 2-friends in New York….Dairy owner Thomas Davis gave inside information to gambler Billy Walters-Las Vegas-who made 16M-profit on split stock shares in 4-months….Walters passed information onto Mickelson who netted 1M-profit in 4-days…but returned money after SEC probe began…Mickelson never charged

Tiger Woods…Practice rounds..says he hopes to play in Masters next month.

Dell World Match Play…Tourney in Austin, Texas-changing format…will have 3-days of round robin tourneys

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