Hacksaw’s Headlines-Wednesday

Posted by on October 25th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

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(World Series)

Dodgers-W-Astros (3-1)….LA takes Game 1-World Series…Clayton Kershaw dazzling (7inn-1R-3H-11K)…struck out 9-of first 15-hitters he faced…Justin Turner hits 2R-HR…Chris Taylor hits solo HR to lead off game on first pitch…Game played in (2:28)-quickest playoff game since 1992….LA bullpen 2-more shutout innings…now (19-innings-0 runs allowed)

LA-Houston…Game 2-Series…Justin Verlander-vs-Rich Hill on Wednesday…Hill made 2-starts in postseason with opponents hitting (.188) against him….was (12-8) during regular season- (.203-BA)….Verlander blazing hot…(14-1) record since July 31st….since Astros traded for him (9-0) 1.24-ERA..(67K-58-innings)…..in playoffs (4-0) 1.86-ERA for Houston.

Dodgers..Changed roster for World Series…activated SS-Corey Seager….added P-Brandon McCarthy from DL….Dropped OF-Curtis Grandson (1-15) in postseason…dropped C-Kyle Farmer…dropped P-Pedro Baez…..Carrying 12-pitchers…13-position players for Series.

Dodgers..1B-Adrian Gonzalez not with team in clubhouse….headed to Europe on vacation while rehabbing back.

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(MLB)

Washington….Will interview Mets hitting coach Kevin Long for managers’ job.
Phillies..Interview Gabe Kapkar-Dodgers front office exec for manager’s job
Tampa Bay…Hire Matt Quattro-Cleveland-as coach.

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……….(Football)……….

(College)

Aztecs…Coach Rocky Long talking about 2-game losing streak
..4-of-5 Offensive line are playing hurt-hands-knees-ankles
..Team confidence is ‘shaky’ because young lineman struggling
..QB-Christian Chapman not ‘gun shy’ despite 8-sacks-38 hits in 2-games
..Defense-not hitting with power last 2-games-beat up
..Take team out of pads get them healthy
..Not practice on turf-temperature on campus 104..on turf 124.

Fred Miller…former Athletic Director SDSU-Arizona State passes away (86) in Oregon…was AD-11 years-Aztecs…hired Al Luginbill that led to Marshall Faulk era…built offices for coaching staff…upgraded schedule with USC-UCLA-Miami home games here…marketing whiz….was AD-Arizona State…fired Frank Kush in midst of NCAA coverup scandal that led to probation….Led renovation drive to expand Sun Devils Stadium…guided ASU into Pac 10-Conference.

Washington State…launches legal action against Texas Tech-wanting 2.5M owed from contract when he was terminated in 2009.

Stanford…Bryce Love….miss practice-ailing ankle
Florida State…RB-Jacques Patrick-surgery-knee

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(NFL)

Chargers..Sign FA-OT-Michael Ola-cut twice previously…been with 7-NFL teams..replaces Matt Slauson on roster.

Arizona..Sign QB-Mike Bercovici-ex Chargers camp QB
Atlanta..Sign FA-LB-Sean Weatherspoon.
Dallas..Sign FA-K-Mike Nugent-ex Bengals
Lions..Release P-Jeff Locke
Jaguars..Sign FA-LB-Jon Freeney-ex Patriots
Miami..Sign FA-QB-David Fales-ex Bears
Miami..Release CB-Byron Maxwell
49ers..Sign FA-CB-Leon Hall-ex Bengals

Carolina..Workout K-Roberto Aguayo-ex Tampa…Young Koo-ex Chargers

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(Injuries)

Eagles…OT-Jason Peters-surgery-2 torn knee ligaments
Eagles..LB-Jordan Hicks-torn achilles
Atlanta..Surgery-LB-Duke Riley-knee
Carolina..K-Grahame Gano-miss practice-knee injury
Seattle..OC-Justin Britt-out practice-ankle injury

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(NFL)

Denver…LB-Von Miller says season is at ‘tipping point’ with all the problems on offense.

Arizona…Coach Bruce Ariens denies report on ABC-15 Phoenix he is quitting at end of season

49ers..Former San Francisco LB-Chris Boreland-who quit after 1-year in NFL-goes on attack-working for a ‘Concerned Science Foundation’…says “NFL made a lot of money-passed on the costs to the players and families of those suffering head injuries……Claims NFL spread a ‘disinformation playbook’…..charges ‘NFL attack CTE Research the same way Tobacco Industry tried to obscure health consequences’.

Steelers…coach Mike Tomlin says WR-Martavis Bryant will not be traded.
Benglas..coach Marvin Lewis says RB-Joe Mixon-needs show maturity
Browns..QB-DeShone Kizer apologizes for 1:30am curfew violation before game

Colts…Assistant coach Robert Mathis cited DUI issue-driving down wrong way of 1-way street…Blood Alcohol count was (.05) under legal limit-but impaired.

Raiders..RB-Marshawn Lynch loses appeal of suspension for shoving NFL ref after coming off bench..will be suspended this weekend.

Giants..GM-Jerry Reese says ‘blame me’ for (1-6) start..but not quitting.

Tampa Bay..Coach Dirk Cotter tells S-TJ Ward-DE-Chris Baker-stop complaining-play better.

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………..(Basketball)………….

LA Clippers-W-Utah (102-84)…….Blake Griffin (22P)… leads explosive 3rd period to build 18-point lead…held Derek Favors to 2-points thru 3-quarters…5-starters in double figures-Clippers go to (3-0)

Lakers-Washington….LA (1-2) with poor defense…Wizards averaging (114PPG)…led by John Wall..Brad Beal…Otto Porter.

Suns…Open trade talks with Knicks-Denver-Milwaukee for possible deal with guard Eric Bledsoe-who walked out on team.
Suns…Denver talks involved G-Em Mudiay
Suns…Knicks talks involve G-Frank Ntiklina
Suns…Bucks talks involve F-Jabari Parker

Suns..F-Josh Jackson-fined 35,000 by NBA for giving finger to Clippers fans and then pointing a gun figure at crowd over weekend.

Utah…G-Joe Inglis-fined 15,000-flagrant foul to groin of opponent.

76ers…G-Markelle Fultz sees specialist-may have torn labrum-had fluid drained on Monday.

Portland..lose F-CJ Wilcox-8W-knee injury.

Cleveland…former GM-David Griffin says former 1st pick NBA draft-Anthony Bennett-failed because ‘had no desire to overcome adversity….Checked out……If it was hard-it was over’….Bennett has bounced to five different clubs in underachieving career.

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……..(Hockey)……….

Ducks…F-Patrick Eaves out of ICU-being treated for immune system disorder…will be placed on long term IR….listed in serious-stable condition in Orange County health care unit

Kings..Want NHL explanation about league failure on concussion protocol issue-delay in pulling G-Jon Quick out of game…then pulled him without explanation-minutes after head hit…

Ducks-W-Flyers (6-2)…G-John Gibson 31-saves…F-Ondrej Kase 2-goals

Kings-W-Ottawa (3-2)…Adrian Kempe scores goal…then scores shootout winning goal…New Kings-e G-Danny Kuemper 29-saves…..LA now (7-1-1)

Minnesota…C-Zach Parise-out 3-months-back surgery
Tampa Bay..C-Brian Boyle-cleared to practice after leukemia treatments
Edmonton..LW-Leon Draisaitl-cleared from concussion protocol
Vancouver..D-Troy Stechen-out 6W-knee injury
Flyers..#1-pick Nolan Patrick-head injury-checked into glass behind net.
Capitals..F-Andre Burakovsky-fractured thumb surgery-out 8W

Gulls-Stockton….San Diego off to (2-3) start-host Heat in AHL play-Wednesday night.

Florida…Acquire veteran G-Anti Niemi from Penguins…had allowed 16-goals in 3-games in Pittsburgh.

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……..(Soccer)………..

Team USA…names Dave Sarachan as interim coach for November friendly games….had been on Bruce Arena staff during World Cup qualifying. …

LA Galaxy…demote GM-Peter Vagenas…say veteran coach Sigi Schmidt will be both head coach and VP Player Personnel…Galaxy missed playoffs..went (8-18-8) this year

National Lacrosse League…announces San Diego Seals will debut in 2018-play at Valley View Casino Center indoor lacrosse.

FS-San Diego 19-04…new NASL team to announce location of its new outdoor stadium later today at press conference.

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