Monday, April 16, 2012

NASCAR, RBC Heritage Golf, ATP Clay Champs, MLS, Boxing, UFC results: 4/16, Vol. 121, 2nd Edition

When the storms of life are raging and the billows roll, I’m so glad He shall hide me…safe in His arms! Welcome back to your Spiritual Sports Segment on Rhema Gospel, I’m C.E.E.J.A.Y!

NASCAR was speeding to the left at Texas Motor Speedway in the Sprint Cup Series as Greg Biffle and his #16 Ford ran past Jimmie Johnson to end his 49 race winless streak as the aforementioned Johnson finished second, Mark Martin third, Jeff Gordon fourth and Matt Kenseth finished fifth.

The RBC Heritage at Hilton Head, SC with a purse of $5.7 million dollars witnessed Carl Pettersson with two t’s and two s’s cruise to win his fifth PGA Tour title and the first one since 2010 with a 14 under par as Zach Johnson came in second, Colt Knost third and Kevin Stadler and Billy Mayfair finished tied for fourth.

In the ATP Men’s US Claycourt Championships in Houston, Juan Monaco needed three sets to oust John Isner to claim his second clay court title of the year.

The Chicago Fire took on the Houston Dynamo in Major League Soccer and it was the lighting the stole the show, as the game was called with 66 minutes played with a score of 1-1.

In traditional square ring, Brandon Rios failed to make weight for the lightweight bout and lost out on a $50k bonus, but had just enough to out punch Richard Abril at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and in another the fight, Juan Manuel Marquez made his return to the boxing ring in good fashion as he no problems with Sergey Fedchenko to claim the WBO interim junior welterweight title.

Sweden hosted their first ever UFC fight as the main event featured Alexander Gustafsson battling Thiago Silva, who returned to the octagon after serving a one year suspension and he fought like someone who had been away from the ring as Gustafsson landed 78 strikes compared to Silva’s 38 as Gustafsson cruised to a victory in UFC on Fuel TV.

For you quick news and notes, after only 56 pitches, two appearances and one save, San Francisco’s bearded closer, Brian Wilson, will probably have elbow-reconstruction surgery, thus ending his season, but will seek a second opinion from renowned Tommy John surgical specialist Dr. James Andrews, New York Rangers rookie left winger Carl Hagelin was suspended three games by the NHL for hitting Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson up high with an elbow in Game 2 Saturday night, according to Louisville coach Rick Pitino, his son, Richard, will replace Isaiah Thomas as head basketball coach at Florida International, but the school has yet to make an official announcement, Major League Baseball honored Jackie Robinson yesterday, the first African-American to break the color barrier in the sport in 1947, at all ball parks with various types of celebrations and players, managers and coaches wore #42 and finally, wearing a New York Yankee baseball didn’t prevent the adoring fans at Yankee Stadium from booing Tim Tebow at the game versus the LA Angels.

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