Hacksaw’s Headlines-Wednesday

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


Aztecs-L-Arizona State 90-68)…Sun Devils explode for (22-2) run to start 2nd half…and outscore DSU (56-28) in blowout loss….ASU shot 57% from floor….went (20-for-30) in 2nd half…..Aztecs shot 37%….Devin Watson-Jeremy Hensley combined (5-22) shooting…C-Kam Rooks-1-point-1 rebound…..State 20-fouls-18-turnovers in bad loss..

USD-Robert Morris…Toreros (1-0) open 3-game homestead against Colonials tonight

Duke-W-Michigan State…Grayoson Allen (37P) in win in Champions Classic
Kansas-W-Kentucky…Wildcats had 18-turnovers…(3-13) on 3’s in loss to Jayhawks in Champions Classic..

UCLA…Press conference at 11am to discuss status of Li’Angelo Ball and 2-other freshmen who were arrested-but had charges dropped after shoplifting incident in China…Players could be suspended for the year by the school…Pac 12-Conference will let UCLA discipline players….Li’Angelo was banned from traveling to Hong Kong to join his father in press conference for ‘Big Baller’ basketball shoes….Report Joseph Tsai-Chinese industrialist-who just bought Brooklyn Nets brokered the deal to allow charges to be dropped.


Lakers-76ers…Wednesday night matchup….Lonzo Ball returns to starting lineup after being benched for 4th quarter in Phoenix on Monday night.

Clippers…Lose 6-in row and 8-of-9….off till Friday’s game at Cleveland…Clippers defense giving up 113P per game in losing streak-letting opposing teams shoot 49% fro floor.

Knicks…Blew 23-point lead in losing to Clveland…Cavaliers hit 16-3’s in win.

Minnesota…Sam Jacobson-former Lakers-Timberwolves player indicted on mortgage fraud-stealing 176,000-in sale of his house.





National League….Manager of Year…Torey Lovullo-Arizona-surprise winner…took Diamondbacks team from 63-to-93 wins…got 18-first place votes…Dave Roberts-Dodgers was second-5-votes…Rockies-Bud Black was third 3-votes.

American League…Manager of Year…Paul Monitor-Twins stunning winner…took Minnesota from 103-losses to wildcard berth..got 18-votes…Terry Francona of Indians-11-votes…AJ Hinch-Houston-despite winning World Series received 1-vote.

Roy Halladay….Emotional Memorial service for ex-Phillies-Rangers pitcher today…Cole Hamels called him ‘most humble man ever met-had most lasting effecting on my life and career’


Padres…Opening trade talks with Yankees about a deal for SS-Starlin Castro and Texas for SS-Jurickson Profar as rental players till Fernando Tatis or Luis Urias is ready for major league play.

Padres…Reports they would like to talk to Royals FA-1B-Eric Hosmer and might consider bringing back A’s 1st baseman Yonder Alonso.

Angels..Meet on Tuesday with Tampa Bay FA-1B-Logan Morrison-38-HRs last yer….Also interested in ex-Mets 1B-Luca Duda

Dodgers-Marlins…Sourcces say Marlins would offer Giancarlo Stanton to Dodgers but would ant Yasiel Puig-Joc Pederson and pitching in the deal.d



Red Sox..Meet with FA-1B-Carlos Santana-Indians
Cardinals..Meet with FA-P-Brandon Morrow-Dodgers…Addison Reed-Mets
Royals..Meet with FA-OF-Cam Maybin
Twins..Open talks with FA-P-Jake Arrieta-Cubs..Greg Holland-Rockies
Meets..Open talks with FA-P-Wily Peralta-ex Brewers

Orioles-Cubs..Open trade talks involving P-Zavch Britton
White Sox..Talk to Red Sox about deal for 1B-Jose Abreu
Giants..Talk to Reds about deal for Of-Billy Hamilton
Giants..Talk to Red Sox about deal for OF-Jackie Bradley
A’s…Reject idea of meeting with OF-Ichuro Suzuki.

Seattle..Sign FA-OF-Kirk Nieuwenhuis-ex-Mets



Miami…Agent for Giancarlo Stanton says sluggar will invoke ‘no trade clause’ to certain cubs.

Yankees..GM-Brian Ashman says 3B-Chase Headley better be ready to ‘defend’ his job from rookie Glibber Torres.

Washington…Hire-Henry Blanco-longtime catcher-as bullpen coach.

Miami..Hire Dick Scott-Mets bench coach to run Marlins-playe development

Yankees…Get permission to interview Dodgers coach Chris Woodward for NY manager’s job.




Chargers..QB-Philip Rivers will be re-examined by doctors today to determine severity of concussion suffered on Sunday….may have been injured on brutal hi-low hit late in first quarter…or helmet-to-helmet tackle he made on interception in overtime.



Dallas…Jerry Jones-defiance over Roger Goodall contract extension continues…says there are still 18-months left on current commissioner contract…and that 50M per year extension needs to be vetted by all 32-NFL owners, not just Arthur Blank and his committee.

New York…Concussion lawsuit judge Angela Brodie orders NFL lawyers into court…Wants to know why massive delays in payments to NFL players who have severe head injury-Alzheimers-Dementia problems….Lawyers say 1400-claims filed with NFL…only 140-have been paid over 3-years….1-Lawyer testified his first 35-clients were rejected…another lawyer said 85-of-101 claims were sent back to him….Judge says NFL promised ‘speedy payment….Players say NFL has inserted ‘trap door requirements in paperwork-demanding players retake physical exams….Players say this is not ‘settlement-NFL trying to pay pennies to sick players’…..NFL response-wring to prevent fraud from some played and lawyers.

NFL…Lead sponsor Papa John’s Pizza apologizes for condemning NFL for failure to resolve the National Anthem issues-saying ‘Players Have Rights’

Cincinnati…NFL fines LB-Vontaze Burfect 42,500-for shoving referee on Sunday.
Cincinnati..Teammates say Burfect is being targeted-touched-cursed at by refs

New Orleans..QB-Drew Brees says he will bypass free agency and wants to sign extension for 2018 with Saints.

Tampa Bay…Reports Jon Gruen would leave ESPN to return to coaching if it was Buccaneers job.

Giants..Coach Ben McAdoo says he wants players who ‘can finish’…team is (1-8)
Browns..Team now (2-34) over last 3-years.
Miami..Coach Adam Gase says team has lost its direction..gave up (558Y) Carolina.


(Roster Moves)

Washington…Sign FA-DT-Caraun Reid-ex Chargers
Washington..Sign FA-RB-Byron Maxwell-ex Eagles
Packers..Re-sign LS-Brett Good
49ers..Release DT-Tony McDaniels



Carolina..WR-Curtis Samuels-gone for year-torn ankle ligament
Carolina..C-Tyler Larsen-sprained foot
Bengals..RB-Jeremy Hill has ankle surgery
Jaguars..LS-Matt Overton-surgery-dislocated shoulder
Raiders..IR-CB-Gareon Conley-shin injuries sine camp-#1 pick
49ers..S-Adrain Colbert-broken arm-3rd safety lost in 3-weeks
Seattle..S-Kam Chancellor-examined stinger injury.


(College Football)

Aztecs…Coach Rocky Long comments from Tuesday press conference
..Says an (8-2) season is ‘damn good season’
..Team probably ‘played above its heads’ in wins over Stanford-ASU
..Rashaad Penny-1 of best in country..gets yards against everyone
..Penny benefited from DJ Humphrey-Gave him legitimacy.
..Thinks East Coast prejudice against players from Non-Power 5-schools.
..Not going to comment on Aztecs Warrior-Nickname controversy
..LB-Ryan Dunn left team-lost starting job

TCU..QB-Kenny Hill could be out shoulder injury
TCU..RB-Darius Anderson-gone forbear-foot injury
Wyoming..QB-Josh Allen out of practice bruised shoulder
Kansas..Chancellor gives Coach David Beaty vote of confidence…team is (1-9) this year…lost 24-of-25…(3-31) in Beaty’s tenure as head coach.





LA Kings-Vancouver….Kings lose 2-0 lead at home..Canucks get key goals from Bo Horvat-Henrik Sedin-reel off 3-straight goals

Las Vegas-L-Edmonton…Expansion Golden Knights give up 8-goals…started season (7-1)…now (1-5-1) last 7-games

Ducks-vs-Boston Bruins on Wednesday night..Ducks (7-7-3)

Montreal..Acquire G-Anti Niemi-has been with Florida Panthers-Pittsburgh Penguins this year.

Tampa Bay-Arizona..Trade goalies…Coyotes pick up G-Michael Leighton….Lightning get young goalie Louis Domingue.





Oscar DeLaHoya….Wants to come out of retirement…challenges Conor McGregor to fight..DeLaHoya (44Y) has not fought since 2006….McGregor wants to stay in boxing despite loss to Floyd Mayweather.

Italy..Fires coach Gian Ventura after failing to make World Cup on Sunday.

USA-Portugal….Team USA in (1-1) tie with Portugal in World Cup friendly game…Rookie Weston McKenna in first game..broke free around defense and rifled home goal at 11-minute mak….US missed 2-ther golden chances on a header that hit cross bar, and diving save by Portuguese goalie….US net minder misplayed soft shot thru his legs to let Portugal tie game….US played all young roster-none of World Cup veterans suited up.


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