Friday, April 6, 2012

News on Dana White, President Obama, Fab Melo, Dwight Howard & Van Gundy: 4/6, Vol. 115, 3rd Edition

All of my life I've never known You to fail and You remain the same and wonderful is Your name!  For your Spiritual Sports Segment on Rhema Gospel Radio, I’m C.E.E.J.A.Y.

For your quick news and notes, UFC president Dana White says a heavyweight championship fight will take place as scheduled on May 26, with or without Alistair Overeem, who failed a pre-fight drug test as reported on Wednesday, Denis Lebedev retained his interim WBA cruiserweight title on Wednesday, with his 18th career knock out of challenger Shawn Cox of Barbados in the second round at Moscow's Crocus City Hall, FC Dallas has ended the contract of Colombian striker Luis Perea by mutual consent, Luke Donald avoided disqualification from the Masters on Thursday when it was determined his first-round score was improperly entered in the tournament's scoring system because a fax machine produced a smudged number, a White House spokesman said Thursday that President Barack Obama believes women should be admitted as members to the all-male Augusta National, home of the Masters golf tournament, as the debate heats as usual around this time of year on the admission of women to the prestigious club, Texas will pay new women's basketball coach Karen Aston at least $600,000 per year under contract terms released Thursday, about half of what former coach Gail Goestenkors made, Howard University has prevented some of its athletes from competing while the school investigates what it said Wednesday were possible violations of NCAA rules, Syracuse center Fab Melo is entering the NBA draft after a breakout season in which he twice got held out because of eligibility issues, three more TCU football players have been charged with felony marijuana delivery after a six-month sting, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has pledged $1 million to the Oklahoma athletics department, his launching pad for a stellar NFL career, Major League Baseball announced that the average salary rose 4.1 percent to $3.44 million, the steepest hike since 2008, the Texas Rangers on Thursday unveiled life sized sculpture of Shannon Stone and his six year old son Cooper, as Stone,  a Brownwood firefighter died last July from injuries suffered in a fall at the park, the percentage of Major League Baseball players born outside the United States rose to its third-highest level from 27.7% last year to 28.4% this year, there is drama brewing in the Magic City as Stan Van Gundy said he knows his franchise player, Dwight Howard, has asked that he be fired as coach of the Orlando Magic, which Van Gundy stated he received the info from his management, something Howard vehemently denies, Houston Rockets point guard Kyle Lowry returned to practice after nearly a month since being hospitalized with a bacterial infection, former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Jerome Simpson was sentenced Thursday to 15 days in jail and three years' probation on a drug-related charge, after a report revealed that draft prospect Maurice Claiborne scored a 4 of a possible 50, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to all 32 teams threatening "significant discipline" to anyone caught leaking confidential information gathered on draft prospects to the public, Baltimore Ravens reached a six-year agreement with cornerback Lardarius Webb, the team announced Thursday as both sides to a five-year, $50 million extension with a $10 million signing bonus and a $5 million option bonus, Houston Texans added depth at safety on Thursday when they re-signed Quintin Demps to a one-year deal for $700k and finally, the Houston Rockets signed guard Earl Boykins to a second 10-day contract on Thursday in time for him to practice then fly with the team to Los Angeles…..just in the nick of time.

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