Hacksaw’s Headlines-Wednesday

Posted by on November 8th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

…….(Baseball)…….

Toronto-Phillies…Numbed by the news of the death of former P-Roy ‘Doc’ Halladay…killed in place crash in Gulf of Mexico off the Florida Gold Coast-west of Tampa…..he lived in Clearwater…….was only occupant on board…was a private pilot-flying new plane he had just purchased….High speed plane found lying upside down in Gulf….Halladay 16-year career…(203-105)…8X All Star….retired at age 36-just 4-years ago.

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Padres…Expressing interest in FA-P-Miles Mikolos (29Y)…spent past 4-years with Yomoyuri Giants in Japan..had (2.18-ERA) in career there …came up with Pardes-dealt to Rangers..then left and sighed in Japan.

Padres..Lead owner Ron Fowler says franchise should have granted Dave Roberts a full interview while replacing Bud Black-Pat Murphy….’we own this mistake’ he deserved better treatment.

Dodgers…Shopping to trade C-Yasmani Grandal..hit 49-HRs in 2Y in LA.
Dodgers…Rick Honeycutt will return as pitching coach…been with team since 2006.

Angels..Report they will make a bid on FA-P-Yu Darvish-who pitched for Dodgers at end of season…has (56-42) career record…and is free agent.
Angels..Also interested in talking to John Lackey-ex Cubs about short term contract.
Angels..Acivate P-Matt Shoemaker..Alex Meyer..JC Ramirez…Nick Tropeano from 60-day DL to 40-man roster.

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(MLB)

Shohei Otani….Japanese free agent…hires San Diego agent Dez Balelo of CAA to represent him….Wants to talk to American League teams that will let him pitch…and DH….has 100mph fastball…and hit (.323) this past year for Nippon Ham Fighters…Yankees-Red Sox-Mariners-Angels most interested.

Royals..Hire Cal Eldred as pitching coach.
Texas..Hire Dan Warthen-ex Mets-as pitching coach

Gold Glove Awards…Nolan Arenado wins 5th Godf Glove to lead National League team…along with Paul Goldschmidt…..American League team led by Eric Hosmer-Mookie Betts..

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………(Football)………

Chargers Park…City councilman David Alvarez proposes converting vacant Chargers Park 16-acrxe facility into a Homeless shelter…has bathroom and shower facilities and safe land space….Mayor will listen to proposal…but City is constructing “Tent City” developments on Midway to deal with homeless situation downtown.

Chargers…Sign FA-TE-Jeff Cumberland…gives them 5-tight ends on active roster.

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(Injuries)

Indianapolis…Owner Jim Irsays says QB-Andrew Luck’s issues coming off shoulder surgery are ‘more mental than physical’…Luck headed to IR list with more shoulder issues post surgery

Denver..QB-Paxton Lynch-out all year with shoulder injury-says he is ready to play in games.

Packers..OT-Bryan Bulga-torn ACL-season ending.

Patriots..IR-LB-Dont’a Hightower for year-knee issues
49ers..IR-OT-Garry Gilliam-knee
Packers..LB-Morgan Burnett out with groin injury
Houston..Activate TE-CJ Fedorowicz from IR.
Seattle..IR-FB-Tre Madden-calf
Seattle..DE-Marcus Smith-out concussion
Colts..IR-WR-Quan Bray-knee

Vikings…Have to decide this week whether to activate QB-Teddy Bridgewater to roster or IR hime for enter season.

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(Roster)

Browns…Report that Coach Hue Jackson wants to take a look at Colin Kaeperneck-but is blocked by front office.

Houston..Signs FA-QB-Josh Johnson-ex Bengals-Tampa Bay;…10th team he has played for
Houston..Release QB-Matt McGloin-signed last week.
49ers..Sign TE-Logan Paulsen-ex Redskins
Seattle..Sign FA-OT-Isiah Battle-ex Rams
Jets..Sign FA-DT-Ed Stinson
Patriots..Sign FA-DT-Ricky Jean Francois-ex Packers
Miami..Sign FA-OG-Zach Sterup-ex Browns
Giants..Sign FA-LB-Kelvin Sheppard-ex Bills
Denver..Sign FA-LB-Joseph Jones-ex Seahawks

(Teams)

Packers..vote of confidence QB-Brett Hundley (1TD-4-Int-8-QB sacks-53% passing) in 3-games.
49ers..stay with QN-CJ Beathard…4-games (2TD-6 -Tovers)
Giants..Eli Manning remains starter despite (1-7) season..(12TD-12 Tovers-19-QB sacks) this year.

(NFL)

Giants..Owner John Mara knows discontent of fans…30-50% most expensive seats Meadowlands-unused.
NFL..Rejects proposal add ‘Mediator’ to talks with Union-Players about social issues.
NFL..Jerry Jones has just 6-fellow owners who back him on trying to remove Commissioner Roger Goodall

CFL..Calgary..former LB-Anthony McClanahan arrested…possible tie in to throat slashing death of wife in Salt Lake City…had taken 8Y old child in child support case.

(College)

Aztecs….Coach Rocky Long says early signing period in December will help SDSU football…expects to sign 12-to-14 players in early period….
Aztecs…Bye week…Long will hold a Scout Squad scrimmage end of the week-give young players chance to compete

Aztecs..SDSU student senate votes resolution to remove Aztecs Warrior as mascot…and wants to consider dropping Aztecs nickname…..School has had nickname for 90-years….used mascot since 1941..

Fresno State…school refusing comment on sudden resignation of AD-Jim Bartko with personal problems…had been having counseling for being victim of sexual assault by a priest as a youth…

Old Dominion…top defensive player-S-Denzel Williams-arrested-felony strangulation girlfriend-2-felong counts assault of 2-women.

College Football Playoff Poll….1-Georgia…2-Alabama…3-Notre Dame….4-Clemson….5-Oklahoma….6-TCU moves up….7-Miami-moves up
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……….(Basketball)………

Clippers-L-San Antonio (120-107)….Spurs hit 15-3’s…LaMarcus Aldridge (25P)….Blake Griffin held to 4-baskets in 34-minutes….Clippers have lost 5-of-6…..

Lakers-at-Boston..LA opens 4-game road trip….Celtics have won 9-games in a row….led by G-Kyrie Irving and young Fs-Jaylen Brown-Jason Tatum…Trio averaging a combined (51PPG)…Boston averaging 47-rebounds a game as a team.

Suns-Bucks…NBA trade…Phoenix deals suspended G-Eric Bledsoe to Milwaukee for 1st round pick and F-Greg Monroe.

Lakers..Put veteran F-Lu’el Deng on trade block…is owed 2Y-26M on contract.

Chicago…Activates G-Bobby Portis off suspended list-served 8-games for sucker punching teammate in practice-shattering his jaw.

Charlotte..C-Dwight Howard-25,000-fine for obscene gesture towards Minnesota fans.

Spurs…F-Kawhi Leonard suffers another setback with tendon in quad….been injured since last May in playoffs.
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……….(Hockey)……….

Kings-Ducks….Anzi Kopitar-Dustin Brown score goals to lead Kings back from 3-1 deficit……Tuesday night matchup…..

Ducks..C-Ryan Getzlaf-surgery-fractured cheekbone…out 8W

Montreal…Lose F-Jon Drouin-Shoulder injury

Toronto…C-Auston Mathews misses practice again with injury.

Colorado-Ottawa…2-NHL teams arrive in Sweden-practice…play each other in regular season games on Friday-Saturday

Gulls..Open weeklong home stand…host Texas Stars Wednesday night at Sports Arena.

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…….(General)………..

Formula 1…Team Ferrari threatening to pull out if FIA-governing body-passes a Budget Cap on research-development-engines in sport…. .Reports 8-of-12 teams having money issues competing in Formula 1 and want a cap on expenditures…cheaper engines….different designs.

Soccer…Paris Ste. Germain wants permission to talk to Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho who is threatening to quit…Wants Man U to spend more on transfer fees of star players….BBC reports Man U-has capped Mourinho budget……Paris club spent 473M-on player acquisitions this summer including Brazilian star Neymar

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