Monday, June 11, 2012

Monta Ellis, Peyton Manning, UFC, AAU, President Obama & Tony Gwynn News: 6/11, Vol. 161, 3rd Edition

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President Obama congratulate
Super Bowl champion
New York Giants
For your Quick News & Notes, the Amateur Athletic Union is expected to announce new mandatory background screening for all adult coaches, volunteers and staff, as well as stricter training protocols to govern interaction with youth athletes, Jose Aldo has been forced out of his UFC 149 title defense against Erik Koch due to injury, rising star welterweight contender Rory MacDonald issued a challenge to former champion B.J. Penn and Penn gladly accepted and both fighters will battle on September 22 at UFC 152 in Toronto, Italians Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci won the women's doubles trophy at Roland Garros by defeating Russians of Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, the Vancouver Whitecaps indefinitely suspended Chinese striker Long Tan on Friday after he complained on Twitter about a lack of playing time, Justin Wilson won his first  oval track race at Texas MotorSpeedy in IndyCar, Ryan Dungey raced to his second straight AMA Pro Motocross victory, sweeping both 450 Class motos Saturday at High Point Raceway, Marcus Grönholm finished ahead of Tanner Foust at the Global RallyCross race at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday, Joey Logano had the fastest speed of 179.598 mph on Saturday to set the track record during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Pocono, Grace Park, who won one major among her six victories on the LPGA Tour, announced her retirement at the LPGA Championship, after defeating the Tulsa Shock on Saturday night, the Minnesota Lynx set the record with 9 consecutive wins to start the season in the WNBA, the Los Angeles Sparks have signed guard Coco Miller to fill a vacancy in their backcourt, Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly has undergone surgery for a herniated disk in his lower back and is resting comfortably, Iowa incoming freshman running back Greg Garmon has been charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana in his hometown of Erie, PA, according to multiple media report, former Auburn football players Ladarious Phillips & Ed Christian were shot and killed Saturday night and current Auburn lineman Eric Mack, was also shot and remains in the hospital and police are actively searching for Desmonte Leonard…may God rest the two slain in peace and comfort their families, Glendale's City Council approved a 20-year lease agreement for Arena on Friday, clearing the last major hurdle in the sale of the Coyotes to a group led by former San Jose Sharks CEO Greg Jamison, former Carolina Hurricanes and Toronto Maple Leafs coach Paul Maurice is headed to the KHL, where he'll coach Metallurg Magnitogorsk, Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, who has joined with movie producer Thomas Tull in an effort to buy the San Diego Padres, owes more than $400,000 in unpaid federal income taxes, Erika Smith, a former Golden State Warriors employee has reached a settlement in a sexual harassment lawsuit against the team and former Warriors guard Monta Ellis that alleged Ellis sent her unwanted and explicit text messages, the federal case in which former Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys receiver Sam Hurd was indicted for drug conspiracy took another twist on Friday when it was announced that his cousin, Jesse Tyrone Chavful, was arrested this week in San Antonio on similar charges, a second arbitrator has ruled that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has the authority to discipline four New Orleans Saints players for their roles in a bounty program, All-Pro Rob Gronkowski agreed Friday to a six-year, $53 million extension with the New England Patriots, the richest contract for a tight end in NFL history, for the second time in five years, Eli Manning and the New York Giants visited the White House as President Barack Obama honored the Super Bowl XLVI champions, the New Orleans Saints have hired a firm run by former FBI director Louis J. Freeh to investigate allegations that the team's general manager, Mickey Loomis, had an electronic device in his Superdome booth that enabled him to eavesdrop on opposing coaches during games, Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams appeared to reveal defensive formations when he sent out a picture of his digital playbook on his Twitter account Friday, linebacker Ben Leber is retiring after 10 seasons in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers, Minnesota Vikings and St. Louis Rams, and finally, Peyton Manning is in Denver preparing for his first season with another football not named the Indianapolis Colts and he is staying at Mike Shanahan’s 35,000 square foot home… couldn’t find anything smaller? Huh!

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