Hacksaw’s Headlines-Wednesday

Posted by on January 24th, 2018  •  0 Comments  • 

……….(Baseball)……….

Hall of Fame….Inductees to be announced today…..Padres legendary reliever Trevor Hoffman could make Hall today…needs 75% of votes…was at 78% last week with half of votes in….All 10-ESPN voters confirmed last night they have voted for Hoffman.

Chipper Jones..Jim Thome…Vlad Guerrero likely locks for induction….just below the 75% level might be Edgar Martinez…Fred McGriff…..to be determined whether roger Clemens-Barry Bonds get increased numbers despite the PED controversies.

ESPN…Hires new broadcast team for Sunday Night Baseball…Matt Vascergianb to do play-by-play with Alex Rodriguez on color replacing departing Dan Schulman-Aaron Boone.

MLB-Union…Reopen talks about rule changes for Pace of Play…New proposal includes (:20) pitch clock…(:30) clock between hitters…1-visit to mound per inning by anyone.

Houston…Once promising 1B-Jon Singleton hit with 100-game suspension…positive drug test for third time in career.

Bob Barton…ex Padres-Giants catcher passes away (76) in Vista
Doug Harvey…legendary umpire-Memorial service Saturday in El Cajon

(Roster Moves)

Milwaukee-Miami…Trade talks…involving OF-Christian Yelich.

Tigers..Sign FA-SS-Alexi Amorist-ex Rockies-Padres
Arizona..Sign Fa-P-Kris Medlen-e Braves…P-Antonio Bastardo-ex Phillies-Pirates
Indians..Sign FA-P-Carlos Frias-ex Dodgers
Giants..Sign FA-Matt Lipka-SS-ex Teas

Twins..P-Glenn Perkins-retires-shoulder problems.

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…………(Football)……….

Vikings…Coach Mike Zimmer says team will go thru an evaluation process on which QBs they keep….Sam Bradford-Ted Bridgewater-Case Keenum are all free agents on March 1st.

Jaguars…Face decision on 19M option on QB-Blake Bortels.

Eagles..Nick Foles has (122QB rating) in career playoff games heading to free agency.

Redskins..QB-Kirk Cousins could earn 34M if team franchise tags him again…has made 43M the last two years as tagged player in Washington….Transition tag would cost team 28.7M.

(Coaching)

Arizona..Interview Mike McCoyj-ex Denver for Off Coor job.
Arizona..Hire Al Holcomb-Def Coor…ex-Carolina

Browns..Hire Todd Haley-Off Coor & Play Caller..ex-Steelers.

Lions..Will retain Jim Bob Cooter-Off Coor
Lions..Fire Brian Callahan-QB coach

Vikings..Interview Darrell Bevell for Off Coor-ex Seattle

Giants..interview Jack Del Rio for Def Coor-Astr Head-ex Raiders
Giants..Hire James Bettcher-Def Coor-ex Arizona

Titans..Interview James Bettcher-Def Coor…ex-Arizona
Titans..Fire Terry Robiskie-Off Coor…..Russ Grimm=OL coach
Titans..Ryan Day rejects Off Coor job…will stay at Ohio State…

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(NFL)

NFL…announces Al Riveron will return to run instant replay next year.

ESPN..Talks to Peyton Manning about replacing Jon Gruen on MNF

NFL..Block AMVETS from running ad in Super Bowl Magazine about American Flazg and phrase Please Stand.

NFL..Nominees for Whizzer White Community Service Award include JJ Watt..Chris Long…Von Miller…Andy Dalton…Colin Kaeperneck.

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(College)

Miami of Ohio…QB-Alex Malzone transfers in from Michigan
Syracuse..RB-Abdul Adams transfers in from Oklahoma
Missouri…QB-Lindsay Scott transfers in from LSU

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………..(Basketball)………….

Lakers-W-Boston (108-107)..Kyle Kouzma scores 17P in fourth quarter..finished with (28P)…Lakers win despite going (21-36) free throws….Boston hit 16-3’s in loss…LA won 7-of-9 after win in …Tuesday night game

Clippers-Boston…Wednesday night game

Cavs-L-Spurs…LaMarcus Aldridge scores (30P)….Cavs have lost 11-of-15

LaVar Ball…will sit on bench as assistant coach in Lithuania for team his sons play on…Vytantas team is (4-16) in Lithuanian League….lost by 57-points over weekend….Sons LiAngelo averaging (23P) per game and LaMelo (18P-7A) in junior league games involving high school players.

Clippers…Doc Rivers-Mike Woodson to be fined for ejections in weekend game.

Milwaukee…Jeff Van Gundy-David Fizdale surface as candidates for vacant Bucks job after firing of Jason Kidd.

New Orleans…DeMarco Cousins (44P-2rR-10A)…Anthony Davis (34P) in win over Bulls.

(College)

Aztecs-Colorado State…SDSU (11-7) but just (3-4) in MWC…Rams (10-11) in disappointing season.
Aztecs…G-Trey Kell ailing…walking pneumonia

Nevada-at-Wyoming..Wolfpack (18-3)…Cowboys (12-7) on Wednesday night
Boise-San Jose State..Broncos (16-4)
Utah State-Air Force

UNLV-L-Fresno State…Bryson Williams scores (20P)…..Tuesday game..Rebs (14-6)..Bulldogs (15-5)

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………….(Hockey)………….

Kings-L-Vancouver (6-2)…Canucks score 4-goals in first 10-minutes..chase Jon Quck from game…LA lost 7-of-8

Ducks-W-New York Rangers (6-3)…Anaheim scores 4 in first period…Newcomer JT Brown 2-goals

Edmonton-L-Buffalo….Last place Sabres win (6-0) on Oilers ice against struggling Edmonton team
Montreal-W-Colorado…struggling Habs win-snap Avalanche 10-game win streak.

Kings-at-Calgary….Wednesday matchup

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………(General)………

US Gymnastics….Judge to wrap up victims statements today in Larry Nasser sex crimes case…190 have testified already.
NCAA…Letter of Inquiry to Michigan State about employment of Nasser…female athletes from 3-women sports told University of Nasser’s inappropriate actions treating them…school did nothing about it.

Soccer…Blockbuster trade…Arsenal deals striker Alexis Sanchez to United for forward Henrik Mkhitaryan.

PGA…Tiger Woods shoots practice round at Torrey Pines….Tees off at 6:40am in Pro Am on Wednesday morning…1st round of Farmers is Thursday.

PGA…Defending champion John Rahm-ranked 2nd in world now…meets with media..
..Beating stars like Dustin Johnson are hard
..Tiger Woods playing here is great for the tourney…and for golf
..Would love to play the Back 9 on Sunday with Tiger in my group..battling head to head.

Australian Open….Rafael Nadal quits in 5th set with Marin Cilic…had to be treated three times on court with hip-quad injury….

Australian Open…Anna Kerber-Caroline Wozniacki post quarterfinal wins.

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