Friday, April 13, 2012

News on NASCAR,Michigan, Nnemkadi Ogwumike, Miami Heat & Trayvon Martin: 4/13, Vol. 120, 3rd Edition

I searched all over, couldn’t find nobody, I look high and low, still couldn’t find nobody, nobody greater, nobody greater no, nobody greater than you Lord!  For your Spiritual Sports Segment on Rhema Gospel Radio, I’m C.E.E.J.A.Y.

For your quick news and notes, the deal between heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and mandatory challenger Tony Thompson will take place on July 7 at Stade De Suisse in Berne, Switzerland and the fight will come almost four years to the day since Klitschko knocked out Thompson in the 11th round, Mark Abbott, president of Major League Soccer says he believes Southeastern markets would support teams from his league -- if it ever decides to expand again, former 2010 Winter Olympics chief John Furlong will be running the Vancouver Whitecaps of Major League Soccer, engine builder Ray Fox and Anne Bledsoe France, wife of NASCAR founder Bill France, headline the class of nominees to the NASCAR Hall of Fame and Anne France, is the first woman to be nominated, three-time All-America selection Nnemkadi Ogwumike of Stanford and fellow John Wooden All-American team member Julie Wojta of Wisconsin-Green Bay are among 15 players who have been invited to the WNBA draft on Monday at ESPN in Bristol, CT, Andre Drummond will declare for the NBA draft, a University of Connecticut source told's Andy Katz, making the highly touted freshman the program's first one-and-done player, Michigan State center Derrick Nix has been reinstated after a brush with the law and will remain with the team as long as he meets not-yet-determined social, academic and other conditions to remain with the program conditions, coach Tom Izzo said Thursday, Saint Louis men's basketball coach Rick Majerus is staying with the Billikens, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported, citing a source, Judge John Cleland on Thursday refused to throw out child sex-abuse charges against Jerry Sandusky but will allow defense lawyers for the retired Penn State assistant football coach to ask again to have the case dismissed as more evidence is turned over by prosecutors, says it is painting the hash-tag  #GOBLUE in two places on the field for Saturday's annual spring football scrimmage, since the hash-tag is a popular one for Michigan fans using Twitter, Texas A&M has hired the sports facility design firm Populous to explore options for the future of Kyle Field, including renovation plans and plans for a new stadium, Brent Sutter is out as coach of the Calgary Flames, who failed to make the playoffs in his three seasons with the team, the NHL has fined Nashville Predator’s defenseman Shea Weber $2,500 for slamming Detroit forward Henrik Zetterberg's head against the glass at the end of Game 1 and warned the captain to be careful the rest of the playoffs, the Colorado Avalanche rewarded coach Joe Sacco with a two-year extension even in the wake of the team missing the postseason for a second consecutive season, the Cleveland Indians have signed veteran outfielder Johnny Damon to help wake up their anemic offense, the New Orleans Saints have named Joe Vitt as interim coach, despite the top assistant's six-game suspension for his role in the club's bounty system, former Dallas Cowboys inside linebacker Bradie James has signed with the Houston Texans, according to a source, the New York Giants traded their 2012 fifth-round pick for Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Keith Rivers on Thursday, Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge will have surgery on his right hip and miss the rest of the season, The Bobcats are shutting down forward Corey Maggette for the season due to the continued strain in his right Achilles tendon that he initially suffered on March 30 against Denver and finally, three weeks ago, the Miami Heat collectively made a statement about the death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin when they posed for a team picture in hoodies and on Thursday, Heat players LeBron James and Dwyane Wade said they hoped that Martin's family began to feel some sense of closure following the arrest of George Zimmerman in the wake of the shooting.

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