Wednesday, August 1, 2012

UCF Bowl & Tournament Ban, Jon Jones, Zab Judah News & MLB Trades: 8/1, Vol. 198, 3rd Edition

After all my strength is gone, in You I can be strong, I look to You.  And when melodies are gone in You I hear a song, I look to You!  For your Spiritual Sports Segment on Rhema Gospel Radio, I’m C.E.E.J.A.Y.

The Golden Knight will not
rise in the postseason at UCF
Although the penalties were not as harsh as Penn State’s, University of Central Florida in my home city of Orlando, received a one year bowl ban and a one year men’s basketball tournament ban from the NCAA.  The punishment was handed out due to recruiting violations in the football and the men’s basketball programs.  In addition, since they were charged with a lack of institutional control, they also received five years’ probation commencing on February 10 of this year lasting thru February 9, 2017, however UCF will appeal the one year postseason ban for the football program.
For your Quick News & Notes, after receiving an outpouring of negative fan reaction, UFC president Dana White has decided that the light heavyweight bout Saturday night between Mauricio Rua and Brandon Vera will not be a title eliminator, after crashing his Bentley in May and being arrested on DWI charges, a Binghamton City in New York Court judge revoked the driver's license of UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones for six months, fined him $1,000 and ordered to have any vehicle that he operates thereafter must be equipped with an interlock device.  In addition, Jones has been placed on conditional discharge and must avoid all legal violations for one year, Zab Judah's next fight is supposed to be for a junior welterweight world title because he is a mandatory challenger, and when he has it his promoter probably will be 50 Cent's newly formed TMT Promotions and the two met in New York to work out negotiations, Wake Forest will play two men's basketball exhibition games in Canada, the first against Brock University on October 19 in St. Catherines, Ontario, and the second game, they will face Ryerson University the next day in Toronto, Notre Dame have suspended incumbent signal-caller Tommy Rees and linebacker Carlo Calabrese for the Irish's September 1 opener against Navy in Dublin, Ireland, and neither player will travel for the game, a pep band and more than 1,000 fans bearing signs and shouting their support for Penn State football turned out Tuesday morning to greet players gathering for offseason workouts amid a cloud of uncertainty in the wake of stiff NCAA sanctions resulting from the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal, the NCAA granted former USC receiver Kyle Prater eligibility for this season at Northwestern after he transferred to Northwestern earlier this year and received a residential waiver from the NCAA, Gary Schultz, a former Penn State official facing a perjury charge in the Jerry Sandusky scandal asked a judge to let his defense see files from a school investigation, Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson will return for a 17th season in 2012-13, the team announced Tuesday, the Buffalo Sabres have agreed to re-sign forward Patrick Kaleta to a multiyear contract for three-years and $3.825 million deal, NHL players began examining the league's proposed expansion of revenue sharing in the latest round of labor talks on Tuesday.
 With Major League Baseball’s trade deadline expiring yesterday at 4pm EST, there were plenty of moves as the Texas Rangers acquired veteran starter Ryan Dempster from the Chicago Cubs for two minor leaguers, a position player and a pitcher, the San Francisco Giants completed a trade Tuesday to acquire outfielder Hunter Pence from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for outfielder Nate Schierholtz, Double-A catcher Tommy Joseph and Class A pitcher Seth Rosin and they also traded the two-time All-Star center fielder Shane Victorino to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday for reliever Josh Lindblom and minor league pitcher Ethan Martin, the Cincinnati Reds added a piece to one of baseball's top bullpens, acquiring Kansas City Royals closer Jonathan Broxton, the Pittsburgh Pirates acquired former All-Star first baseman Gaby Sanchez from the Miami Marlins, the St. Louis Cardinals acquired bullpen help at the trade deadline, getting right-hander Edward Mujica from the Miami Marlins for 2010 first-round pick Zack Cox, the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday acquired lefty reliever Craig Breslow from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for right-handed reliever Matt Albers and outfielder Scott Podsednik, and finally, the New York Yankees acquired first baseman Casey McGehee from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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