Wednesday, August 15, 2012

UFC, NHRA, Big East, Penn State, NHL & Bobby Valentine News: 8/15, Vol. 208, 3rd Edition


I am grateful for the things that You have done, yes I am grateful for the victories we've won. I could go on and on and on about Your works, because I'm grateful, so grateful just to praise you, Lord!  For your Spiritual Sports Segment on Rhema Gospel Radio, I’m C.E.E.J.A.Y.

Tony Schumacher will use
a new approved capsule
For your Quick News & Notes, Bellator featherweight champion Pat Curran has been forced from a title defense due to a fractured orbital bone and will fight not Patricio Freire on August 24 in Tunica, MS, Bellator chief Bjorn Rebney confirmed to ESPN.com, a hand injury to super middleweight contender Adonis Stevenson has forced him out of this week's ESPN2 "Friday Night Fights" season finale against Donovan George, and he was replaced by Dionisio Miranda, former UFC middleweight Jason Miller posted a $20,000 bail on Tuesday and was released from jail after his arrest on suspicion of burglary Monday by the Orange County (CA) Sheriff's Department, NHRA officials gave final approval for Don Schumacher Racing to use the new enclosed capsule on Tony Schumacher's Army-sponsored Top Fuel dragster, DSR officials confirmed Tuesday, Gary Nicklaus, the 43-year-old son of Jack Nicklaus, has fallen out of match play midway through the final round of qualifying at the U.S. Amateur championship at Cherry Hills, because Arlington, Texas, and New Orleans are the overwhelming favorites to host the new Champions Bowl, eight of the ten cities such as Atlanta, Phoenix, Houston, my home city of Orlando, Nashville, San Antonio, Tampa and Jacksonville, FL, may not bid on the bowl, sources told ESPN, sophomore starting offensive lineman Brian Thomas and sophomore safety Urell Johnson have left Texas Tech as Thomas was sliding down the depth chart due to conditioning and medical reasons and Johnson is transferring to Southern Mississippi to be closer to his hometown of New Orleans.
 The Big East has hired CBS executive vice president Mike Aresco who was vice president in charge of programming for CBS since 1996, handled the network's contract negotiations with the NCAA for the rights to the men's basketball tournament and also negotiated CBS's 15-year deal with the Southeastern Conference, was named commissioner of a conference now in rebuilding mode, Stephen Lumpkins plans to return to American University's basketball team after a missing a season while playing minor league baseball,  attorneys for Penn State's ousted president Graham Spanier, say they have been making plans to rebut what they view as inaccuracies in a school-sanctioned report that concluded he concealed child sex-abuse allegations, an accreditation warning issued to Penn State is serious and necessary given the issues raised by a recent child sex-abuse scandal, but the school is unlikely to lose the all-important designation, experts said Tuesday, the National Hockey League Players' Association have made its first proposal in the latest round of collective bargaining talks with the NHL and the union says its proposal to the league includes a smaller percentage of revenues for players and an expanded revenue sharing program to help struggling teams, the Montreal Canadiens have signed forward Max Pacioretty, their leading scorer last season, to a six-year contract extension worth $27 million dollars, the New Jersey Devils have signed first-round draft pick Stefan Matteau to an entry-level contract, the Oakland Athletics have placed third baseman Brandon Inge on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right shoulder, the Baltimore Orioles have placed left-hander Troy Patton on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right ankle, the New York Mets acquired veteran catcher Kelly Shoppach from the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday for a player to be named, catcher Jeff Mathis has agreed to a $3 million, two-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays for 2013 for 2014, and finally, a group of Red Sox players were highly critical of manager Bobby Valentine, some even stating they no longer wanted to play for him, at a meeting with team ownership on July 26, according to a report by Yahoo! Sports….drama, drama, drama……huh?!
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