Thursday, August 23, 2012

UFC, Manny Pacquiao, NASCAR, NHL Labor & MLB News: 8/23, Vol. 213, 3rd Edition

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Manny Pacquiao next
             fight pushed back
For your Quick News & Notes,  gold-medal gymnast Aly Raisman has signed her first major endorsement deal since returning from the London Olympics as she inked a one-year deal to endorse Maine-based Poland Spring water,  welterweights Johnny Hendricks and Martin Kampmann will meet on November 17 at UFC 154 in Montreal and the winner is expected to be designated UFC's top contender at 170 pounds, former WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Angel Torres has been released by UFC since his last fight was in defeat, however, he has signed with Titan Fighting Championship and is expected to make his debut with that promotion in November, former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar has decided to drop to featherweight and hopes to debut in that weight class in December, Manny Pacquiao, originally slated to return to the ring November 10, instead will fight an opponent yet to be determined on December 1, his adviser said Wednesday due to issues surrounding Pacquiao's re-election campaign for the congressional seat he holds in the Philippines, Golden Boy Promotions announced Wednesday that junior welterweight titlist Danny Garcia will make his second defense in a rematch against former belt-holder Erik Morales in the main event of the Showtime-televised card. Brooklyn's own Paulie Malignaggi will make his initial welterweight title defense on the undercard against Pablo Cesar Cano, an interim junior welterweight belt holder who is moving up in weight for the opportunity and the fights will take place at The Barclays Center on October 20, the NCAA will not use a new tiebreaker system in college tennis after less than a week after tennis insiders balked at the proposal, the men's and women's Division I tennis committee rescinded the recommendation to add a third-set super tiebreaker in the final set of singles matches and a new doubles tiebreaker at 6-all. In addition, the super tiebreaker would have awarded the third set to the first player with 10 points.
 NASCAR has fined Paul Menard's crew chief $100,000 for illegal modifications found on the Chevrolet last weekend at Michigan and Slugger Labbe also was suspended until October 3 in penalties NASCAR announced on Wednesday, crew chief Tony Eury Jr. said the shoe chucked into Danica Patrick's path and run over by the race-leading No. 7 Chevrolet in Saturday's Nationwide Series race in Montreal had no bearing on the two unrelated parts problems that soon after caused her to a 27th-place finish, two NCAA enforcement officials visited Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel's New Hampshire prep school, Tilton, this month to ask about Noel's recruitment process, a Tilton School administrator confirmed to as the NCAA is investigating people involved in Noel's recruitment and Noel's payment for unofficial visits, according to, ousted Penn State president Graham Spanier and his lawyers attacked the university-backed report, The Freeh Report on the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal Wednesday, calling it a "blundering and indefensible indictment" as they went on the offensive while they await word on whether he'll be charged in the case, former Ohio State linebacker Storm Klein has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge, and a domestic violence charge involving his girlfriend has been dismissed,  a judge has ordered former University of North Carolina football coach Butch Davis to hand over records of calls made on his personal cellphone related to his job duties, head football coach at Minnesota State, Mankato, Todd Hoffner, has been charged with two counts related to child pornography, which are both felonies, NHL collective bargaining talks were canceled Wednesday after top executives from the league and players' union held an impromptu morning meeting to discuss the status of the negotiations, Taylor Hall and the Edmonton Oilers have agreed to a $42-million, seven-year contract extension Wednesday, New York Mets left-hander Johan Santana is not expected to pitch again this season, as an MRI revealed that Santana has lower back inflammation and will be placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 18 but is expected to be shut down for the rest of the year, New York Yankees starter Ivan Nova will miss his next scheduled start with shoulder tightness, and is headed back to New York for further tests, manager Joe Girardi said before Wednesday's game against the Chicago White Sox, and finally, Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish will not make his scheduled start today because of a tight right quadriceps.
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