Hacksaw’s Headlines-Wednesday

Posted by on November 29th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

…..(College Football)……..

College Football Playoff Poll….Clemson moves to top of poll heading to final week of the season….2-Auburn jumps into 2nd slot….Oklahoma moves to 3rd…..Unbeaten Wisconsin is now 4th….Alabama dropped to 5th…..Georgia is now 6th…..Miami tumbled to 7th…..Ohio State is at 8….Penn State 9th……USC went to 10th.

——–

(Coaching)

Tennessee…Bitterness-Outrage spill out in Knoxville over UT decision back out on contract with Greg Schiano after social media firestorm over his tenure at Penn State.
..Bill Belicheck..Mob mentality undermined his character..Zero reservations on him
..Urban Meyer..Elite Man-Coach-Father…100% on his side
..Penn State Trustees…He never knew nor was involved in Sandusky scandal.

Tennessee..Wants to interview Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy…rejects overtures to stay with Cowboys
Arizona State..Interested in talking to ex Chiefs coach Herman Edwards-ESPN
Mississippi State..Will interview Jeremy Pruitt-Def Coor-Alabama
Rice..Fires coach David Bailiff (1-11)…(4-20) last 3-years
Florida..Fire 6-assistant coaches including both coordinators
Oregon state..Fire 9-assistants that sere on Gary Anderson staff

Auburn…RB-Kerryon Johnson did not tear bicep-could play this weekend.

Aztecs…Coach Rocky Long talks about his coaching staff
..Bobby Hauck wants to be head coach again-interviewing at Montana
..Would consider naming Jeff Horton as ‘head coach in waiting’
..If Rashaad Penny gets invited to Heiman party-wants Horton to go with him
..Critical of coaching firings-says schools giving coaches just 3Y rio win
..Praised USD coach Dale Lindsey…”Amazing job to have non scholarship team beat a school with 65-scholarships…Not a 1-year fluke.
..Bowl bid-wants to play biggest name available in most visible bowl.

SDSU…Will unveil Aztecs football Stadium plans on Thursday morning press conference.

———-

(NFL)

Giants..Bench QB-Eli Manning…ending his starting streak (210G)….Turned down request he start game to keep streak going then let backup Geno Smith take over….Manning told media “It’s not about the streak-it’s about winning”…..Giants (2-9) record….31st in offense….Manning has 84-QB-rating…coming off 86Y-passing game vs Redskins.

NFL reduces suspensions on Michael Crabtree and Aqib Taleb from 2-games to 1-game despite violence of fights in Raiders-Broncos game…..Crabtree loses nearly (399,000)….Talib (571,000) in game check.

Dallas..RB-Darren McFadden retires after 10-season marred by injuries.
Houston..Release DE-Lamarr Houston
Raiders..K-Sebastian Janikowski will remain on IR rest of season
Chiefs..Activate CB-Darrelle Revis-ex Jets

Arizona..Sign FA-LB-Gabe Martin-ex Saints
Bears..Release WR-Tre McBride
Colts..Sign FA-TE-Ross Travis-ex Chiefs
Patriots..Sign FA-LB-Nick Grigsby-ex Rams-Ravens
Bugs..Release LB-Darryl Tapp…TE-Luke Stocker
Giants..Sign FA-CB-Daryl Morris-ex Colts

——–

(Injuries)

Packers..QB-Aaron Rodgers-cleared begin full throwing on Saturday
Houston..OT-Chris Clark-ankle injury
Miami..IR-DE-William Hayes-back
Raiders..Activate CB-Antonio Hamilton from IR
Redskins..DT-Jon Allen-lst round pick-cleared practice-out foot injury

Seattle..DT-Malik McDowell will not play this year-rehabbing head injuries inATV accident this summer….was 2nd round pick

————

-0-

————–

…….(Basketball)………

Clippers…F-Blake Griffin…out 8-to-12 weeks-sprained knee ligament…did not tear ACL…collided with teammate Austin Rivers at end of Lakers game.

Lakers-Golden State…Wednesday matchup

San Antonio…Fine coming coach Greg Popovich-abuse of officials…2-ejections in 3-game span this week.

Chicago…Former Bulls G-Ben Gordon-arrested armed robbery in LA…pulled knife on building owner-stole security deposit money….had been arrested last week in New York on forgery charge….arrested twice before on behavior incidents since June.

LeBron James…Akron Board of Education approves formation of a LeBron James “I Promise School”…for at risk students in his home town…Will take 50-to-70 students i 3rd-4th grade for special year round curriculum…his Foundation funding the school.

(College)

Aztecs…Coach Brian Dutcher….pleased with (5-2) start for team.
. G-Trey Kell out of practice with sprained ankle…
..F-Malik Pope has MRI on strained foot…both likely out of USD-games.

UTEP…Coach Tim Floyd-quits on Miners team in postgame press conference after (1-5) start.

AP Poll…1-Duke (8-0)….2-Kansas (5-0)…3-Michigan State (5-1)_

———–

-0-

————

…….(Baseball)……….

Miami…Slugger Giancarlo Stanton asks Marlins to present him with trade request by December 10th before Winter Meetings begin.

New York…Japanese FA-Shohei Ohtani will be ‘posted’ this Friday…MLB teams have a week to place 20M-posting bid for right to petite with him.

Scott Boras….Super agent says new “posting rules” for Japanese player unfair to player-teams raking in top money while Japanese player has salary cap to deal with.

Yankees..Interview Carlos Beltran-longtime player…6th candidate to interview.

Atlanta..Fires Assistant GM-Adam Fisher-caught up in International signing bonus scam.

Atlanta…Commissioner Rob Manfred says lifetime ban issues to Braves GM-John Coppollelo because he refused to cooperate with MLB probe of major violations in Latin American signings.

——–

(Roster Moves)

Orioles..Sign FA-_-Joely Rodriguez-ex Phillies…Jhan Martinez-ex Royals…Ruben Tejada-Ss-ex Mets….Luis Sardinias-SS-ex Padres.

————

-0-

———–

…..(Hockey)……..

LA Kings-W-Detroit (4-1)…Anzi Kopitar scores 2-goals in win…..Tuesday night action
Flyers…Lose 9th game in row…Coach Dave Hakstol job in jeopardy.

Ducks-at St Louis…Battered Anaheim continues 4-game road trip on Blues ice.

Penguins…G-Matt Murray-out for 2W-bruised knee in goal mouth collision.
Florida..F-Evgenii Dadonov-out with shoulder injury

Coyotes..Callup hottest player in AHL….F-Dylan Strome-Tucson….26P-in-15 games for Roadrunners.

————–

-0-

………..(General)……….

FIFA…Reuters reporting World Cup soccer sponsorships are lagging…..Toxic relationship with sponsors after bribery scandals of 2015…..3-top tier sponsorships remain just a month before Wolrd Cup pairing…Only 2-sponsorships hold to Russian sponsors…Updawrds of 19-unsold sponsorship on top 3-levels of tourney.

Tiger Woods…Pain free and happy following 4-back surgeries in 19-months….will tee off Thursday in Bahamas Open…went thru 3-practice rounds….has played just 3-rounds of golf since last January.

LA Galaxy…release 3-players including veteran Jermaine Jones…also cut clubs top 4-goalies in massive rebuilding job.

—————

Leave a Comment:

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *