Tuesday, April 17, 2012

MLB scores, WNBA Draft, NBA Western Conf, Waterford trophy & USC/ESPN radio deal: 4/17, Vol. 122, 2nd Edt'n

When I was going left, You swerved me right, yes all the way down, you lift me up all night! Welcome back to your Spiritual Sports Segment on Rhema Gospel, I’m C.E.E.J.A.Y!

Major League Baseball had ten games in action on the diamond last yesterday as the New York Yankees were crushed by the Minnesota Twins 7-3 as Justin Morneau provided a cushion with a home run, the Houston Astros was defeated by the Washington Nationals 6-3 as Stephen Strasburg notched his second win of the season, the Baltimore Orioles needed 10 innings to get past the Chicago White Sox 10-4 as Matt Wieters launched a home run to bring in three runs to end the game, the San Diego Padres demolished the Colorado Rockies 7-1 as Nick Hundley brought in three runs on his own, the Detroit Tigers eked out a one run win against the Kanas City Royals 3-2 as Brandon Inge homered in the 5th, while the Pittsburgh Pirates were hammered by the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 as Chris Young launched a home run, the Oakland A’s were SHUT OUT and annihilated by the LA Angels 6-0 as Kendrys Morales had three go along with his homerun, the Philadelphia Phillies knocked off the San Francisco Giants 5-2 as Roy Halladay remained undefeated, the New York Mets blasted the Atlanta Braves 6-1 as Ike Davis launched a tiebreaking three run homer to help seal the deal and the Tampa Bay Rays SHUT OUT the Boston Red Sox 1-0 as Sean Rodriguez scored the sole winning run.

The WNBA draft took place yesterday at ESPN in beautiful Bristol, CT and as expected, Nneka Ogwumike went #1 overall to the LA Sparks as she doesn’t have to move far after spending four years at Stanford, the 2nd pick was by the Seattle Storm as they selected Shekinna Stricklen, the 3rd pick landed Devereaux Peters of the Lady Fighting Irish with the Minnesota Lynx, the 4th pick witnessed the Tulsa Shock acquiring Glory Johnson and rounding out the top five picks in the 2012 WNBA draft was Shenise Johnson heading to the San Antonio Silver Stars.  And perhaps next year’s draft will be headlined by another Lady Fighting Irish as her first name starts with an S for sensational and her last name starts with a D for Dynamic….take a wild guess on who it could be…shouldn’t take you long!

And for the current NBA playoff standings for the Western Conference, the Oklahoma City Thunder currently sits at the #1 seed with the San Antonio Spurs one game back at the 2nd seed, the LA Lakers are trying to hold on to the 3rd seed with LA Clippers 2 ½ games back at the 4th seed as the previous mentioned teams have clinched a playoff berth, while the Memphis Grizzlies, the Dallas Mavericks, the Denver Nuggets and the Phoenix Suns are fighting to do the same and the Houston Rockets are now on the outside trying to look into the playoff race.

The Waterford Trophy has been shattered!  In case you’re wondering on what that is, it’s the shiny crystal football presented to the college football’s national champion and last season, it was presented to Alabama and it valued at $30k dollars.  The trophy was accidently knocked off its podium by a players father and the university will immediately begin process of the replacing the prized Ireland crystal ball.
ESPN Radio and USC announced a multiyear deal on Monday to have the Trojan’s home games broadcast nationally on ESPN Radio.  ESPN 710 has been the flagship station of USC’s football program via radio since 2006 and the broadcasts will be available on up to 300 ESPN affiliates nationwide.

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Stay tuned for more updates in next your Spiritual Sports Segment, where we Sprinkle a little Spirituality in your Sports...I’m C.E.E.J.A.Y., Be Blessed and have a Triumphant Tuesday and in closing, as justice is beginning to take shape, I Am Still Trayvon Martin.

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