Friday, June 15, 2012

Tiger Woods & NL Interleague Scores, FAMU, Eric LeGrange & NFL News: 6/15, Vol. 165, 2nd Edition

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Tiger & Phil going in
opposite directions at
The US Open
The National League stadiums had their bats swinging in Interleague games as the Chicago White Sox lost to the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 as David Freese belted his 13th homer, the Cleveland Indians were literally spanked by the Cincinnati Reds 12-5 as Brandon Phillips launches a homerun and drove in 4 RBI’s, while the Detroit Tigers defeated the lowly Chicago Cubs 5-3 as Austin Jackson belted a homer and the Oakland A’s befuddled the Colorado Rockies 8-2 with Josh Reddick’s 15th homer of the season.

The 112th U. S. Open teed off yesterday as Phil Mickelson stated Tiger Woods brings out his best golf, but apparently he was truly speaking past tense as Mickelson mucked it up yesterday with a 6 over par as he was paired with Tiger and Bubba Watson, who fared even worse than Lefty with an 8 over par.  However, Tiger kept his growl and finished 1 under par and only 3 strokes back of the leader Michael Thompson, as Thompson smells the scent of a Tiger lurking in the greens.  In addition, 14 year old Andy Zhang of China struggled early, but had late charge to finish 9 over par, the same score as the world’s number one player Luke Donald.

In sporting news, despite Eric LeGrange, the former Rutgers football player who was paralyzed after suffering a spinal cord injury during a game against Army in 2010, the young and determined fellow is having a stellar year.  First, he was signed to a symbolic contract by the Tampa Bay Bucs in May as his former college coach is now the coach the Bay area Bucs and secondly, it was announced yesterday that LeGrange has been selected to receive the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the ESPY’s in July.

Circuit Judge Marc Lubet has set an October 11 trial date for the 11 former members of Florida A&M’s marching band in the hazing death of Robert Champion.  All defendants but one, Shawn Turner, waived their appearances at the arraignment as Turner had had hire an attorney and was appointed a public defender.  But Craig Brown, the attorney for defendant Aaron Golson indicated there too many witnesses, defendants and information to sift through in order for the trial to start in October.,

For your 2nd Segment Quick News and Notes, former lightweight titlist Brandon Rios suffered a right arm injury and has withdrawn from his July 7 HBO fight, manager Cameron Dunkin said Thursday night, starting today, Division I men's basketball coaches will be able to send unlimited texts and make unlimited calls to recruits who have wrapped up their sophomore year of high school and they will also will allowed to send private messages to prospective players through social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Charlie Morton is out for the season after undergoing elbow surgery, after deciding to keep legendary coach Joe Paterno’s will sealed, the family decided release to put an end to any speculation, Penn State is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the university by its former president, Graham Spanier, Xavier and Cincinnati have agreed to change the setting for their annual game after a brawl that resulted in eight players suspended last season and the schools have chosen a downtown arena as a neutral site, Temple basketball player Khalif Wyatt has apologized to his family and team following his arrest on prostitution and resisting arrest charges in Atlantic City and finally, the LA Kings celebrated their first Stanley Cup title in their 45 year history with parade celebration fit for a king.

For your NFL Quick Hits, Terrell Suggs spoke optimistically about returning to the Baltimore Ravens as soon as November after he tore his Achilles tendon, but the slow pace of his rehabilitation has made him change his tune and he now realizes that he will almost certainly be sidelined longer than originally anticipated, the Houston Texans announced contract extensions Thursday for general manager Rick Smith and coach Gary Kubiak, rewarding them for taking the team to the playoffs last year for the first time, NFL players and U.S. soldiers have been meeting to discuss concussions, and they plan to get together frequently in the future, the St. Louis Rams and the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission are heading to arbitration over what to do about the Edward Jones Dome as the two sides remained far apart on plans to upgrade the dome, New York Jets defensive tackle Kenrick Ellis will report to Hampton, VA, today to serve a 45-day jail sentence as part of a plea agreement to a misdemeanor charge of assault and battery, the St. Louis Rams and outside linebacker Rocky McIntosh, a starter for most of six seasons with the Redskins, have signed a free-agent contract, the Houston Texans signed first-round pick Whitney Mercilus out of Illinois to a four-year deal on Thursday, and finally, the NFL will award $2.5 million in grants for new or refurbished football fields in 15 cities.
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