Friday, April 20, 2012

MMA New York, Britney Griner, Andrew Luck & Erving Walker news: 4/20, Vol. 125, 3rd Edition

How great is our God, sing with me how great is our God and all will see how great, how great is our God!  For your Spiritual Sports Segment on Rhema Gospel Radio, I’m C.E.E.J.A.Y.

For your quick new and notes, The New York State Senate voted 43-14 Wednesday to again approve legislation to make New York the 46th state to legalize and regulate the MMA, though opposition remains in the Assembly, former middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik will continue his comeback on June 8 in the main event of ESPN2's "Friday Night Fights" at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and he will face off against Virginia's Scott Sigmon in a scheduled 10-round super middleweight bout, New York Red Bulls midfielder Rafa Marquez was suspended for three games and San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Marvin Chavez for one game for separate actions during their match Saturday, Major League Soccer would implement goal-line technology quickly if it is approved in July by the sport's rules-making body, Brittney Griner of the national champions Baylor University will not play for the U.S. women's basketball team at the London Olympics this summer citing an unspecified family illness and her summer school schedule, in addition, Griner won the Honda Sports Award as the nation's top women's basketball player, The White House said former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, former WNBA standout and gold medalist, Cynthia Cooper-Dyke is the new women's basketball coach at Texas Southern, after several days of wrangling, SMU announced Thursday that Hall of Famer Larry Brown will become the Mustangs' next men's basketball coach, Toledo men's basketball team will be banned from next year's postseason because of past academic problems after the NCAA denied the school's appeal, The Idaho State Board of Education has signed off on a new five-year, $11.7 million deal for Boise State football coach Chris Petersen, organizers say the Armed Forces Bowl will be played Dec. 29 in Fort Worth, Texas, after two years in nearby Dallas, authorities are continuing the process of trying to arrest Michigan wide receiver Jerald Robinson to face one misdemeanor count of malicious destruction of personal property, ten football players at Southeast Missouri State University may face discipline from the university for allegedly hazing teammates, but they will not face criminal charges,  the Boston Red Sox did not invite former general manager Theo Epstein, architect of the team's World Series championships in 2004 and 2007, to take part in the Fenway Park 100th anniversary ceremonies Friday, according to a report on, the Indianapolis Colts have told Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck that they will take him with the #1overall pick in the NFL draft, according to a league source, no surprise there, Minnesota Viking’s latest stadium snag has the NFL publicly questioning the state's interest in keeping the Vikings and league commissioner Roger Goodell is concerned enough that he's going for another visit, the Portland Trail Blazers have strong interest in interviewing Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak for their GM vacancy, according to sources familiar with Portland's thinking, after the NBA’s 66 game shortened season is coming to a close, the league has no plans to scrap the 82 game season, Charlotte Bobcats veteran forward Eduardo Najera is recovering nicely from facial surgery and even joked they didn’t touch his hair, the Boston Celtics have signed free-agent center Sean Williams and will waive injured Jermaine O'Neal, according to sources and finally, former Florida basketball player Erving Walker, who stole a $3 taco ended up costing him $301, which was punishment after he pleaded no contest Thursday morning to misdemeanor petit theft….dude, just go to the dollar menu next time!

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