Friday, April 6, 2012

NHL,WTA Family Circle & The Masters scores & UCONN Men's Basketball denied: 4/6, Vol. 115, 2nd Edt'n

Had some sunshine and some rain, heartache and some pain, I'm healed, oh I'm healed! Welcome back to your Spiritual Sports Segment on Rhema Gospel, I’m C.E.E.J.A.Y!

After only two games on Wednesday night, the National Hockey League had a boat load of fourteen games last night as the league winds down the regular and will skate into the playoffs next week, as the Tampa Bay Lighting was edged out by the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 in overtime, the Winnipeg Jets lost against the New York Islanders 5-4, the Buffalo Sabres were eliminated from playoff contention when they were defeated by the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1, the New York Rangers were trounced by the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 as the Penguins clinched the 4th seed, the Florida Panthers were dusted by the Washington Capitals 4-2 as both teams clinched a playoff position, the Montreal Canadiens needed a shootout but came up a weeeeee bit short against the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1, while the defending champion Boston Bruins skated past the Ottawa Senators 3-1, the New Jersey Devils eked out a one point win over the Detroit Red Wings 2-1, the Dallas Stars were SHUT OUT by the Nashville Predators 2-0, the Chicago Blackhawks lost to the Minnesota Wild in shootout 2-1, the Columbus Blue Jackets outskated the Colorado Avalanche 5-2, the Vancouver Canucks lost against the Calgary Flames 3-2, the Anaheim Ducks got the best of the Edmonton Oilers in overtime 3-2 and finally, the San Jose Sharks put up a touchdown against the LA Kings by winning the game 6-5…..whew!
There were several more matches for the WTA at the Family Cup Circle as 13th seeded Nadia Petrova defeated 8th seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in straight sets, 4th seeded Vera Zvonareva dropped the first set, but won the next two to oust Stefanie Voegele, the 17th seeded Marina Erakovic was crushed by 5th seeded Serena Williams in straights, while her sister Venus Williams had little trouble with Anastasia Rodionova and won in straight sets, 6th seeded Sabine Lisicki knocked off Yaroslava Shevedova in straights, 3rd seeded Marion Bartoli was UPSET by 14th seeded Polona Hercog in three sets and Aleksandra Wozniak couldn’t handle 9th seeded Lucie Safarova and lost in three sets.

The Masters at Augusta National with a purse of $8 million kicked off yesterday as Tiger Woods got off to a solid start but finished the last two holes with bogeys to finish the first round even par tied for 29th as Lee Westwood came out swinging to secure the lead on the leaderboard with a score of 5 under par as Louis Oosthuizen and Peter Hanson finished the opening 4 under par tied for second.
In sporting news, UCONN has lost its final appeal to obtain a waiver for its men’s basketball program due to several years of below standard Academic Progress Rate scores.  The decision will likely keep the program out of next year’s postseason tournament.

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