Thursday, May 3, 2012

NBA & NHL Playoff Scores, Junior Seau RIP & Saints Bounty Players Punished: 5/3, Vol 134, 1st Edt'n

The presence of the Lord is here, the power of the Lord is here…I can feel Him in the atmosphere….the spirit of the Lord is here and the blessing of the Lord is here and I can feel Him in the atmosphere! Good morning and welcome back to your Spiritual Sports Segment on Rhema Gospel Radio better than when you heard it yesterday, I’m C.E.E.J.A.Y!  Here We Go!

Junior Seau RIP
There were three games on the hard court last night as the playoffs dribbled on in the National Basketball Association with two games in the Western Conference and one in the East as the San Antonio Spurs literally spanked the Utah Jazz 114-83 with the Frenchman Tony Parker leading the way with 18 points to give the Spurs a 2-0 series lead, the Indiana Pacers outmuscled the Orlando Magic 97-74 as Danny Granger netted 26 points as the Pacers take a 2-1 series lead and after the Memphis Grizzlies suffered one of the most colossal defeats against the Lob City Clippers, they came back with a vengeance last night and defeated the Clippers 105-98 to even the series 1 game apiece as Rudy Gay poured in 21 points.

The National Hockey League was skating on the ice last night with two playoff games as the New York Rangers needed not one, not two, but three overtimes to eke out a one goal win over the Washington Capitals 2-1 as Marian Gaborik scored the winning goal to give the Rangers a 2-1 series lead and the Phoenix Coyotes was SHUT OUT by the Nashville Predators 2-0 as Mike Fisher scored a goal to give the Predators their first win in the series as the Coyotes lead 2-1.

In sporting news, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell handed out the second round of punishment in the New Orleans Bounty Scandal, this time for the players involved.  The harshest penalty was dealt to Jonathan Vilma as he will join his head coach Sean Payton on the sideline and be banned for the entire 2012 season and won’t be eligible for reinstatement until after the Super Bowl. Vilma, will forfeit $1.6 million dollars in base salary and released a statement saying “I intend to fight this injustice, to defend my reputation, to stand up for my team and my profession, and to send a clear signal to the commissioner that the process has failed, to the detriment of me, my teammates, the New Orleans Saints and the game.”  The other players suspended were Anthony Hargrove, currently with the Green Bay Packers, banned for the first 8 games and will lose more than $385k in salary, Will Smith was banned for the first 4 games will forfeit over $190k in salary and Scott Fujita, now with the Cleveland Browns, suspended for the first 3 games will miss out on more than $640k in base salary.  All players have begun or will appeal their suspensions.

The sports world is in mourning as the passing of former NFL star Junior Seau continues to shock everyone as he was found dead at his home apparently due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Seau, who was 43, played 20 seasons in the National Football League with 13 years spent with his hometown team, the San Diego Chargers, which was the only Charger team to go to the Super Bowl in 1994 and the remaining 7 years split between the New England Patriots and the Miami Dolphins.  Luisa Seau, Junior’s mother stated her son gave no indication of a problem when they spoke on the phone earlier this week and she simply doesn’t understand and his ex-wife, Gina Seau stated “we have no clues whatsoever. We're as stunned and shocked as anyone else. We're horribly saddened. We miss him and we'll always love him.”  Speculation is running wild that the effects of concussions most likely played a role in Seau’s untimely passing and in an interesting side note, Seau is the eighth member of the Chargers Super Bowl team that has passed away before the age of 45.  May God rest his soul in peace and provide comfort and healing to his family, friends and former teammates.

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MLB Scores, FAMU Hazing Scandal, Eric LeGrand Dream Come True: 5/3, Vol. 134, 2nd Edition

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Jered Weaver's No Hitter
There were seven games on the diamond in the American League in Major League Baseball yesterday as the Texas Rangers was manhandled by the Toronto Blue Jays 11-5 with a homerun from Edwin Encarnacion, the Kansas City Royals defeated the Detroit Tigers 3-2 as Chris Getz’s single in the 9th sealed the deal, the Baltimore Orioles SHUT OUT and whipped the New York Yankees 5-0 as Jake Arrieta lasted 8 innings and fanned 9, the Oakland A’s got past the Boston Red Sox 4-2 with help of Seth Smith’s RBI’s, while the Seattle Mariners lost by one run 5-4 to the Tampa Bay Rays as James Shields notched his 5th win and struck out 11, the Cleveland Indians out swung the Chicago White Sox 6-3 with Carlos Santana’s homerun and the Minnesota Twins were SHUT OUT and literally spanked by the LA Angels 9 to nothing as Jered Weaver tossed his 1st no hitter of his career to wrap up scores in the American League and for your scores in the National League, the New York Mets were simply befuddled by the Houston Astros 8-1 as Chris Johnson belched out 2 homeruns, the LA Dodgers couldn’t handle the Colorado Rockies and lost 8-5 as Jason Giambi belted a walk off homerun, the Milwaukee Brewers were SHUT OUT and annihilated by the San Diego Padres 5-0 with 2 RBI’s from Jesus Guzman, the Arizona Diamondbacks were knocked off by the Washington Nationals 5-4 as Ian Desmond belted his 3rd homer of the season, the Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves scored a total of 28 runs in 11 innings, but it was the Braves getting the win 15-13 over the Phillies as Chipper Jones hit a walkoff homerun, while the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-1 with Bryan LaHair’s 6th homer of the season, the Pittsburgh Pirates was plain ole’ embarrassed by the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals 12-3 with 2 homers from Carlos Beltan and the Miami Marlins needed 10 innings to knock off the San Francisco Giants 3-2 as Giancarlo Stanton’s homerun in the 10th capped the win.

Robert Champion RIP
In sporting news, my lovely bride and I had the pleasure of witnessing the Bethune Cookman Wildcats blasting the FAMU Rattlers in the annual Florida Classic last year in Orlando, FL, but little did we know that 26 year old Robert Champion, drum major for the Rattlers was being hazed viciously in the parking lot of a local hotel on the what was termed as Bus C later that night.  Unfortunately, that hazing incident lead to the passing of Champion and charges were officially filed against 11 of 13 people responsible and will face felony hazing charges.  According to State Attorney Lawson Lamar, a conviction for felony hazing could carry a six year prison sentence.

Eric LeGrand & The Tampa Bay Bucs
In a feel good sports story, former Rutgers defensive tackle Eric LeGrand was paralyzed after suffering fractures of two vertebrae and a spinal cord injury during a game on October 16, 2010, was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a symbolic gesture.  LaGrand’s former Greg Schiano, who is now the head coach of Bucs facilitated the signing stated “this small gesture is the least we could do to recognize his character, spirit and perseverance. The way Eric lives his life epitomizes what we are looking for in Buccaneer Men.”  Way to go Bucs!

For your quick news and notes for the second segment, Phoenix Suns forward Channing Frye had surgery Wednesday on his right shoulder, the Red Sox have signed former star pitcher Mark Prior to a minor league deal, after being release by the Washington Redskins, veteran wide receiver Jabar Gaffney, whose career was revived in 2006 when he signed with the New England Patriots, is returning to the team, he told ESPN's Josina Anderson on Wednesday, the Big 12 has offered its commissioner's job to Stanford athletic director Bob Bowlsby and finally, Utah State and San Jose State will announce they are joining the Mountain West Conference for the 2013-14 season on Friday, multiple sources told on Wednesday.

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UFC 146, Floyd Mayweather, Torrin Tucker & Amare Stoudemire News: 5/3, Vol. 134, 3rd Edition

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The Fight That Will Never Happen!
For your quick news and notes, heavyweight Roy Nelson previously scheduled opponent, Gabriel Gonzaga for his May 26 bout at UFC 146, will be replaced with Dave Herman, UFC announced Tuesday night since Gonzaga withdrew due to an undisclosed injury, Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather answered a question on why he and Manny Pacquiao won’t fight and Mayweather responding by saying said it is "basic common sense" that Pacquiao has used performance-enhancing drugs and getting in the ring with him would be a risk to his future health, Golden Boy Promotions won a purse bid on Monday to gain promotional rights to the mandatory rematch between junior middleweight titlist Cornelius "K9" Bundrage and former titleholder Cory Spinks, Dmitry Pirog has extended his unbeaten record to 20-0 by defeating Nobuhiro Ishida by unanimous decision to defend his WBO middleweight title, Galaxy goalkeeper Josh Saunders, who won the starting job last year with a series of sensational performances as L.A. streaked to the MLS Cup championship, has enrolled in Major League Soccer's substance abuse treatment program and will be out for an indefinite time, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday, Seattle Sounders FC forward Eddie Johnson has been fined by Major League Soccer for making an inappropriate gesture at the end of the Sounders' match Saturday against the Chicago Fire, the USGA has awarded the 2017 U.S Women's Open to a Donald Trump-owned course in New Jersey, a person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press, Texas State is going to the Sun Belt Conference after only one season in the WAC, former Miami coach Randy Shannon is suing his alma mater, saying the university decided to not pay him all that he was guaranteed in his final contract, Chicago Blackhawks assistant general manager Marc Bergevin has been named general manager of the Montreal Canadiens, with two short answers, Andy Pettitte called into question the validity of his testimony against Roger Clemens, part of a discouraging day for prosecutors in the retrial of the seven-time Cy Young Award winner, the Philadelphia Phillies have placed first baseman Jim Thome on the 15-day disabled list, Buffalo Bills receiver David Nelson describes free agent quarterback Vince Young as looking in great shape during his workout for the team, former Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Torrin Tucker, was arrested Tuesday night and charged with felony counts of cocaine possession with intent to sell, marijuana possession with intent to sell, delivery of marijuana and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony; he was released from jail Wednesday on $19,500 bail, the Atlanta Hawks learned Wednesday that forward Josh Smith has a strained tendon in his left knee, perhaps costing the Hawks another key player for their playoff series against the Boston Celtics, speaking for the first time since he injured his hand after hitting the glass case of a fire extinguisher after Game 2 of the New York Knicks-Miami Heat series, Amare Stoudemire called the incident  "unfortunate" and stated “it wasn't like I had a closed fist and just punched through the glass… was nothing like that. I just walked by, wanted to make some noise, swung my arm, hit the fire extinguisher door and didn't even realize I was cut at all until Josh Harrellson told me I was cut.” What a costly arm swing!

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