Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Jeneba Tarmoh Explains, Bounty Appeal Rejected, NFL News & MLB & WNBA Results: 7/4, Vol. 178, 1st Edition

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Jeneba Tarmoh explains why
she conceded on Sports Center
The bats were swinging in the American League in Major League Baseball as the LA Angels were crushed by the Cleveland Indians 9-5 with a homer from Shelley Duncan, the Minnesota Twins got past the Detroit Tigers 8-6 as three Twins’ homered, the Kansas City Royals lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 as Adam Lind’s homer in the 4th inning proved to be the deal sealer, the New York Yankees were smothered by the Tampa Bay Rays 7-4 with a homer from Sean Rodriguez, while the Texas Rangers were literally spanked and totally embarrassed by the Chicago White Sox 19-2, yes, you heard correctly, 19-2, the Boston Red Sox lost by a run 3-2 against the Oakland A’s as Coco Crisp’s homer helped in the cause and the Baltimore Orioles eked out a one run win over  the Seattle Mariners 5-4 as Robert Andino homered.
The WNBA only had one game scheduled last night as the Phoenix Mercury lost by one measly point against the San Antonio Silver Stars 82-81 as Danielle Adams poured in 24 points off the bench.
In sporting news, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has rejected the appeals of the four players he suspended for their role associated with the league’s bounty investigation of the New Orleans Saints.  Goodell is still providing the four players, Jonathan Vilma, Anthony Hargrove, Will Smith and Scott Fujita, with an opportunity to have their suspensions reduced if they brought fourth new information.  In his decision, Goodell stated “you elected not to testify or to make any substantive statement, written or oral, in support of your appeal; you elected not to call a single witness to support your appeal; and you elected not to introduce a single exhibit addressing the merits of your appeal. Instead, your lawyers raised a series of jurisdictional and procedural objections that generally ignore" the collective bargaining agreement”.
Instead of making an appearance in the run-off against Allyson Felix on Monday night, Jeneba Tarmoh elected to make an appearance on ESPN’s Sports Center to defend her decision to not take part in the run-off and stated in part “although I feel that I won and I got third and I deserve to be on that team and I feel that they took it away from me, it’s okay.  When I gave the position to Allyson, I gave it to her with open arms”.
For your NBA Quick Dribbles, in a very fluid situation, Orlando Magic star Dwight Howard could become a member of the Brooklyn Nets, according to league sources in major trade deal that may involve another team, free-agent guard Jason Terry is closing in on a three-year contract with the Boston Celtics, sources close to the situation confirmed Tuesday and the deal is believed to be for the full mid-level exception of $5 million annually, the Toronto Raptors have reached a verbal agreement with New York Knicks restricted free agent Landry Fields on an offer sheet, according to sources with knowledge of the deal worth $20 million dollars for a three year period, Eric Gordon and the Phoenix Suns have agreed to terms on a maximum-salaried contract worth $58 million over four years and his current team the New Orleans, according to sources, plan to match that offer, the Golden State Warriors have signed first-round pick Harrison Barnes, New York Knicks unrestricted free agent big man Jared Jeffries confirmed to ESPN New York on Tuesday that he underwent Orthokine therapy in Germany in late May to treat his sore right knee, which caused him problems all last season, and finally, the Brooklyn Nets will acquire rugged rebounder Reggie Evans from the Los Angeles Clippers in a sign-and-trade as the Nets agreed to send a future second-rounder to the Clippers in the deal and will use their $3 million dollar trade exception to make the deal work.
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