Hacksaw’s Headlines-Wednesday

Posted by on December 27th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

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Aztecs-Wyoming….SDSU opens conference season in Laramie…State off to (8-3) start coming off huge ‘team’ win over Gonzaga….Cowboys (9-4) with key win over Oregon…SDSU getting strong games from Jalen McDaniels-Malik Pope…3-point shooting of Matt Mitchell and return to health of G-Trey Kelly complimenting Jeremy Hensley-Devin Watson…Wyo led by F-Hayden Dalton (16P-7R) and 6’9-F-Allen Herndon (13P) and transfer G-Budda Jones-UTEP.

Mountain West Conference…Opening Night .Top 5-teams (59-17)
..Nevada (11-3)-at-Fresno (10-3)
..Boise State (10-2)-vs-Colorado State
..Air Force-at-New Mexico
..Utah State-vs-San Jose State.

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(NBA)

Lakers-Memphis…Wednesday night…LA (11-21) this season.

Clippers-W-Sacramento (122-95)…LA explodes for 41-point second quarter…DeAndre Jordan (13P-15R)…Lous Williams (26P) off bench

Clippers…Hope to have F-Blake Griffin off the injured list to play Friday..been out 6W-hyperextended knee.

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…….(Football)……..

Chargers….May need RB-help…may have interest in veteran Jamal Charles-who has asked Broncos to release him (435APY) this year….RB-Melvin Gordon still in boot with sprained ankle.

Chargers..Coach Anthony Lynn praises team for overcoming ‘all the adversity’ to stay in the playoff race…fails to mention his organization created most of the problems.

Chargers..2018-schedule of opponents lined up…Home games include AFC-West teams, plus 49ers..Ravens..Titans..Cardinals..Bengals…Road games at AFC West teams plus Pittsburgh-Rams-Seattle-Bills-Cleveland.

Patriots..Sign FA-LB-James Harrison-just released by Steelers
Vikings..Sign FA-LS-Jeff Overbaugh-ex Broncos-Aztecs
Cowboys…Release LB-Justin Durant

(NFL)

Raiders…QB-Derek Carr under criticism for poor play Sunday night…started 6-drives beyond his 40Y-line-no points on any drives.

Giants..S-Landon Collins calls CB-Eli Apple-‘cancer on team’
Broncos..say QB-Paxton Lynch may start this final weekend of season.

Tampa Bay..Coach Dirk Koetter says media speculation about his job has become a distraction…is (13-18) in 2-years.

Arizona..Coach Bruce Ariens denies report he is quitting…(48-30-1) record but frustrating seasons.

Lions..Coach Jim Caldwell says team ‘has not excelled in any area’ this year.

Chiefs….Alex Smith-QB rating has gone from (78.7-to-105.3) since Matt Nagy took over play-calling.

Giants..Odell Beckham agent denies report player took 10,000 from a gambler during black jack tourney…denies player bet on MLB baseball games with gambler Rob Gorodestky.

Minnesota…Former WR-Hal Bedsole-ex USC star-passes at (83).

NFL…Announces time change for Sunday games…all key games with playoff implications will start at 1:25-Pacific…Chargers-Raiders..Colts-Bengals..Titans-Jaguars….Bills-Miami.

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(Injuries)

Houtson…both backup QBs-TJ Yates-Taylor Heinecke- in concussion protocol.

Packers..IR-OT-Jason Spriggs-knee
Lions..IR-OG-Don Barkley-concussion
Carolina..IR-WR-Damire Byrd-leg injury
Bills..IR-WR-Andre Holmes-neck…RB-Travaris Cadet-ankle
Arizona..IR-S-Antoine Bethea-torn pectoral

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(Bowl Games)

Cactus Bowl…UCLA-L-Kansas State (36-14)..KState QB-Alex Delton (158R-3TD)..RB-Alex Barnes (117R)…Wildcats ran for (344Y) in storming back from 17-7 deficit…Bruins QB Devon Modster threw for (295Y-2TD) in loss…

Dallas Bowl..Utah-W-West Virginia..Utes defense allows (153Y)..Mountaineers QBs (9-28)….just (2-14) on 3rd downs.

Quick Loans Bowl….Duke-W-Northern Illinois..Devils QB-‘Daniel Jones (252P-41R)…Duke (465Y) offense vs Huskies…

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(Schedule)

Foster Farms…Arizona-vs-Purdue…matchup of play callers Rich Rodriguez-vs-Jeff Brohm

Texas Bowl…Texas-vs-Missouri…former Big 12-rivals.
Pinstripe Bowl..Boston College-Iowa…at Yankees Stadium
Independence Bowl…Florida State-vs-Southern Mississippi

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…..(Baseball)………

Giants-Reds…Trade talks reopen…SF wants OF-Billy Hamilton…Reds want pitching.

Twins..Sign FA-P-Zach Duke-ex Cardinals
Reds..Sign FA-P-Jared Hughes-ex Brewers-Pirates

Dodgers..OF-O’Koyea Dickson signs with Rakuten Eagles-Japan
Giants..P-David Huff signs with Yakult Swallos-Japan…had (2.66-ERA) in Korea last year.

Houston..Report that coach Rich Dauer nearly died from blood clot on brain during stroke during World Series parade..had fallen in shower night before ceremony then became very ill-leading to life saving emergency surgery.

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…….(Hockey)……..

Gulls-Tucson…San Diego has 5G-winning streak heading into tonights game.

Ducks-vs-Las Vegas…Golden Knights expansion teams remains in 1st place in NHL Pacific Division as 2nd half of season starts.

Colorado..Lose Fs-Andrew Wennberg-6W-back injury…F-Cam Atkinson-6W-fractured foot.

Toronto..Legendary Hall of Fame goalie Johnny Bower passes (93Y)…Spent 13-years with Maple Leafs…won 4-Stanley Cup rings…2-Vezina Trophies…had spent 8-years in the American Hockey League before getting chance in Toronto at age 30.

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……(General)………

English Premier League….Boxing Day-Holiday Games.
..Manchester City-vs-Newscastle United…City has won 17-in row

..Everton-W-West Brom….WB 18-match winless streak.
..Manchester United-Tie-Burnley…Man U scores in 91st minute to tie
..Leicester-L-Watford…poor play in upset
..Hot Spur-W-Southampton..Harry Kane 3-goals..39 on season.
..Chelsea-W-Brighton..Marcos Alonso-key goal
..Liverpool-W-Swansea…Liverpool unbeaten in 11-games.

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