Thursday, September 13, 2012

UFC w/ Anderson Silva, Manny Pacquiao, Chamique Holdsclaw, Tami Hansbrough & NHL News: 9/13, Vol. 228, 3rd Edition

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Anderson Silva purposely
gaining weight to help out UFC
For your Quick News & Notes, federal authorities are investigating the theft of two bicycles worth $30,000, belonging to Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong as the bikes were stolen at some point while being shipped to Boise from Germany, Bellator heavyweight champion Cole Konrad informed promotion officials Wednesday that he will retire from mixed martial art, with two fights being canceled in UFC 153 in Rio de Janeiro, UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has agreed to move up a weight class to face veteran light heavyweight Stephan Bonnar on short notice, Manny Pacquiao appears headed for a fourth showdown with rival Juan Manuel Marquez rather than a rematch with Timothy Bradley Jr., Top Rank promoter Bob Arum said Wednesday, Michael Nutter, the mayor of Philadelphia kicked off a campaign Wednesday to raise money for a statue of hometown boxing great Joe Frazier, a tribute he called long overdue,  former light-welterweight champion Ricky Hatton is set to come out of retirement after three years, having called a news conference to make a "major announcement" on Friday, newly crowned U.S. Open champion Serena Williams and sister Venus will play each other in an exhibition match on a visit to South Africa in early November, IndyCar championship contender Ryan Hunter-Reay crashed Wednesday while testing at Auto Club Speedway but was okay, the new road course at Kansas Speedway finally got its test drive as the $20 million project had sports cars turning laps on the 2.36-mile course Wednesday morning, Clint Bowyer will have a new spotter when the Chase begins Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway as Brett Griffin will replace Michael Waltrip Racing general manager Ty Norris, who is stepping aside to focus on the organization.
 Former Tennessee and WNBA star Chamique Holdsclaw wants people suffering from depression to realize they're not alone as she returned to her alma mater Wednesday to discuss her fight with clinical depression, which included a suicide attempt during her pro career, the lottery for the top pick in next year's WNBA draft will be held September 26, the day before the start of the playoffs, the league announced Wednesday, Butler coach Brad Stevens says junior guard Chrishawn Hopkins has been kicked off the team for violating unspecified team rules, due to the pending litigation, the New York jeweler suing former Duke basketball player Lance Thomas isn't interested in speaking to the NCAA, Tami Hansbrough, the mother of former North Carolina basketball All-America Tyler Hansbrough, resigned her position as a school fundraiser Wednesday as the school continued to study personal trips on the universities dollar she took with Matt Kupec, UNC's vice chancellor for university advancement, starting wide receiver Shawney Kersey, Penn State's most experienced player at the position, has left the team for "personal reasons," the Nittany Lions announced on Twitter, LSU will play the remainder of the season without Tahj Jones, one of its most experienced linebackers, as well as three other players due to academics, coach Les Miles confirmed Wednesday, Byron De'Vinner, the 7-on-7 summer league football coach in Nashville who said Tuesday that he witnessed a booster give Mississippi State freshman defensive back Will Redmond money, told ESPN on Wednesday the same booster told him he provided benefits to "five or six" Mississippi State athletes, Nebraska coach Bo Pelini has announced that starting defensive tackle Chase Rome has left the team after disagreeing with his role on the team, the Washington Capitals have signed forward Troy Brouwer to a three-year, $11 million contract extension, Lubomir Visnovsky’s grievance to contest his June 22 trade to the New York Islanders was upheld by an arbitrator, the Chicago Blackhawks have signed defenseman Michal Rozsival to a one-year contract worth $2 million dollars, the Toronto Maple Leafs have signed goaltender Ben Scrivens to a two-year contract worth $1.25 million and finally, with three days remaining until a league-imposed lockout, the NHL and NHL Players' Association exchanged proposals during a meeting here Wednesday afternoon, though the likelihood a deal getting done before the weekend doesn’t look promising.
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