Monday, June 25, 2012

MLB, WNBA, NCAA World Series, PGA, LPGA, Track & Field Results & Olympic News

Bless the Lord, oh my soul and all that is within me, bless His holy name! Good morning and welcome back to your Spiritual Sports Segment on Rhema Gospel Radio better than when you it last week, I’m C.E.E.J.A.Y!  Here We Go!

Justin Gatlin placed 1st
in Olympic trials
Now that we closed on the 2011-12 NBA season, which saddens my heart, Major League Baseball will now headline the start off the 1st segment as we highlight the scores in one National League game as the Chicago Cubs were blasted by the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 and in National League stadiums, the Atlanta Braves were hammered by the Boston Red Sox 9-4 with 2 homeruns from Cody Ross, the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Washington Nationals 2-1, the Milwaukee Brewers were SHUT OUT by the Chicago White Sox 1-0 in 10 innings, while the defending champions St. Louis Cardinals outlasted the Kansas City Royals 11-8, the LA Dodgers lost to the LA Angels 5-3, the San Francisco Giants lost to the Oakland A’s 4-2 as Derek Norris belted a walk off homer for his first homerun and the Texas Rangers got past the Colorado Rockies 4-2.

The Women of the WNBA now have the basketball courts to themselves as they had three games on tap yesterday as the Atlanta Dream defeated the New York Liberty 74-64 as Angel McCoughtry netted 23 points, the Seattle Storm literally spanked the Washington Mystics 72-55 and the San Antonio Silver Stars demolished the LA Sparks 91-71 with 20 points from Sophia Young.

The College World Series kicked off the finals last night with South Carolina trying to three peat as national champions, but they have some worked to do as they were pounded by Arizona 5-1 and game two is today at 8p EST.

Charley Hoffman was on his way to capture the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands with a $6 million dollar purse but he blew a 2 stroke lead on the final two holes that gave the victory to Marc Leishman.  Leishman, who had finished for the day and was in the club house eating and waiting to see where he would finish since he began the day 6 strokes behind the leaders and really didn’t he did enough to win….but he did as he won his first PGA tour victory with 14 a under par and Hoffman and Bubba Watson finished tied for second.

Brittany Lang captured her  first LPGA tour title by birdieing the par -5 three straight times in a four player playoff in the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic and Chella Choi, Hee Kyung Seo and Inbee Park all finished tied for second.

Track and Field had a huge weekend as several races determined teams that will represent the United States in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London as Justin Gatlin is back on the track after being suspended for four year for doping to win the 100 meters as Tyson Gay finished 6 tenths of second to place second and women for the 100 meters are in a conundrum as Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh finished in a dead heat and a coin toss or run-off will determine who came in third and solidify their spot on the Olympic team.

And speaking of the Olympics, for your London Summer Olympics, Aston Eaton set a personal best in the exhausting 1,500-meter finale and is now the world-record holder in the decathlon, former England soccer star Bobby Charlton carried the Olympic flame as it passed Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium on Sunday, Stephanie Brown Trafton won the discus at the U.S. track trials with a throw of 213 feet, 10 inches for a chance to defend her Olympic gold medal in London, Jenn Suhr cleared 15 feet, 1 inch to win the women's pole vault in the U.S. track trials for a return trip to the Olympics, and finally, Chris Colwill rallied from third place to win the men's 3-meter springboard to punch his ticket to the London Olympics.

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