Friday, April 20, 2012

MLB scores, UCONN Men's B-Ball Program & UFC 145: 4/20, Vol. 125, 2nd Edition

Praise is what I do, when I want to be close to you, I lift my hands in praise! Welcome back to your Spiritual Sports Segment on Rhema Gospel, I’m C.E.E.J.A.Y!

Major League Baseball had twelve games in action at the ball parks as the Baltimore Orioles defeat the Chicago White Sox 5-3 with 10 strikeouts from Jason Hameel, the Chicago Cubs lost to the Miami Marlins 5-3 s they swept the Cubbies, the Texas Rangers pounded the Detroit Tigers 10-3 as Yu Darvish notched his second win of the season, the LA Dodgers eked out a one run win against the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 as Matt Kemp continued his hot hitting streak with a homerun, the Minnesota Twins lost by one run to the New York Yankees 7-6 as Curtis “The Grandy Man Can” Granderson belted not one, not two, but three homeruns, the Cincinnati Reds out swung the defending champions St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 as Bronson Arroyo got his first start and his first win by going eight strong innings, while the Tampa Bay Rays blasted the Toronto Blue Jays 9-4 with a homerun from Evan Longoria, the Houston Astros crushed Washington Nationals 11-4 with triples in the 1st inning, the Atlanta Braves demolished the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-2 as Freddie Freeman launched a homerun and drove in 5 runs, the Oakland A’s knocked off the LA Angels 4-2, the Cleveland Indians edged out the Seattle Mariners 2-1 as the Indians rallied in the 9th inning to seal the deal and the Philadelphia Phillies SHUT OUT the San Diego Padres 2-0 as Vance Worley struck out 11 in 7 innings of work.

In sporting news, the NCAA is standing by their decision of banning the UCONN’s men’s basketball program from next year’s postseason play, due to several years of low scores on the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate commonly referred to as APR.  Their decision has ignited concern from members of Congress since UCONN argued the penalties applied affects the current student-athletes as the penalties were applied retroactively.  A letter was sent by six members of Connecticut’s Congressional delegation expressing their, but Bob Williams, an NCAA spokesman stated colleges have known about the standard and the penalties thereof since 2006 and stated “every other team at the University of Connecticut and every other team in the entire Northeast met the standard, so obviously the standard was well known and others met the standard.”

In the words of T. O…..get your popcorn ready!  Mixed Martial Arts will have one the most anticipated fights this year in UFC 145 as Jon “Bones” Jones, who is 24 and the current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion will battle  his former training partner, former friend and former champion Rashad Evans, who is 32 this Saturday night at Philips Arena in Hot Lanta!  Jones has all the physical advantages in height, reach and age, but the younger Jones is not the favorite against his elder Evans to take the retain his belt, so as I said before, get your popcorn ready!

For some quick news and notes in the second segment, Penn State has agreed to provide more the $5.5 million dollars in payments and benefits to Joe Paterno's estate and family members under the late football coach's employment contract, although a family lawyer says the Paternos did not sign away their right to sue, coaching great Pat Summitt step down yesterday as coach of Lady Vols and stated “ it's been a "great ride", it has been a privilege," and finally, St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, suspended indefinitely by the NFL for his role in the New Orleans Saints' bounty program, has already begun the process of working toward being reinstated.  And congratulations to Minister Benard Russett and Rhema Gospel Radio on celebrating their fifth anniversary!  May God continue to work through you to be a Blessing to others.

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