Tuesday, May 22, 2012

NBA, NHL PLayoff & AL-MLB Scores & Orlando Magic Fires Stan Van Gundy: 5/22, Vol. 147, 1st Edition

Thou the spring of all my comfort, more than life to me, whom have I on earth beside Thee, whom in Heaven but Thee…..…. I’m calling you Savior, Savior….hear my humble cry! 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!  Le’ Go!



Orland Magic fired coach
Stan Van Gundy & parted ways
with GM Otis Smith
There were two pivotal playoff games in the National Basketball Association starting with Eastern Conference Semi-Finals as the Philadelphia 76er’s was trying to get the coveted 3rd win of the series, but the Boston Celtics had other ideas in mind and went on to literally spank the 76er’s 101-85 as Brandon Bass came alive with 27 points, a career playoff high and the Celtics lead the series 3-2 and my LA Lakers was back in Oklahoma City to face off against the Thunder and bring their season to a conclusion as they were demolished 106-90, despite 42 points from Kobe Bryant in gallant effort, but it was Russell Westbrook’s 28 points that lead the Thunder into the Western Conference Finals against the San Antonio Spurs.

The National Hockey League skated on last night one playoff game in the Eastern Conference Final, as the New York Rangers were pounded by the New Jersey Devils 4-1 with Zach Parise scoring 2 goals as  the Devils evened the series 2 games all.

Major League Baseball was swinging their bats in the American League as the Texas Rangers were annihilated by the Seattle Mariners 6-1 as Felix Hernandez struck out 7, the Boston Red Sox got past the Baltimore Orioles 8-6 as the Red Sox reach .500, the Kansas City Royals SHUT OUT and dominated the New York Yankees 6-0 as Felipe Paulino fanned 8 batters, while the Toronto Blue Jays clobbered the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 with a homerun from Yunel Escobar and the LA Angels lost by a run to the Oakland A’s 2-1 as Tommy Milone notched his 6th win of the season.

In sporting news, after a tumultuous season in Orlando, rumors of Dwight Howard asking the Magic organization to fire coach Stan Van Gundy, Howard’s indecisiveness of whether he wanted to stay in Orlando or not, the Magic finally made a decision on Van Gundy and fired him yesterday.  Van Gundy amassed a record of 259 wins and with only 135 loses, but did not make it out the first round of the playoffs for the past two seasons.  In addition, the Magic parted ways with general manager Otis Smith after six years.  Alex Martins, CEO of the Magic praised Van Gundy as a great strategic coach, but wanted a coach that was better at building relationships with the players.

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NL-MLB & Italian Open Scores, NBA/NFL News with Jeremy Lin & Peyton Manning: 5/22, Vol. 147, 2nd Edt'n

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Rafael Nadal wins
Italian Open 
There were 8 games on the diamond in the National League in Major League Baseball as the Atlanta Braves was defeated by the Cincinnati Reds 4-1 as Mike Leake homered and struck out 8 batters, the Washington Nationals eked out a one run win against the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 as Ian Desmond launched his 7th homer of the season, the New York Mets lost 5-4 to the Pittsburgh Pirates with a homerun from Michael McKenry, the Colorado Rockies were outmuscled 7-4 against the Miami Marlins as Giancarlo Stanton launched his 9th homer and knocked out the lights on the scoreboard, the Chicago Cubs were blasted by the Houston Astros 8-4 as three Astros each notched a homerun, while the San Francisco Giants defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 in 14 innings with a homer in the 14th from Hector Sanchez, the San Diego Padres lost by a run to the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 with Tyler Greene’s homer making the difference and the LA Dodgers molliwoped the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-1 with the Dodgers launching a homerun each.

After rain delayed the title match at the Italian Open pitting Rafael Nadal against his longtime rival Novak Djokovic, Nadal was too much for Djokovic and won in straight sets 7-5, 6-3 to win his record 6th Italian Open.

For your NBA Quick Dribbles, the LA Clippers say they are confident they'll be able to retain Chris Paul and Blake Griffin for the long term, BMO Harris Bank announced Monday that it bought naming rights to the home of the Milwaukee Bucks and Marquette men's basketball, which will now be known as the BMO Harris Bradley Center and the deal is part of a six-year, approximately $18 million partnership with several businesses, including Harley-Davidson, Kohl's, Northwestern Mutual and Rockwell Automation, the Golden State Warriors are close to making a deal to move to San Francisco, a source told ESPN the Magazine's Ric Bucher and finally, Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving of Cleveland and Knicks star Jeremy Lin are among 13 NBA players chosen to scrimmage against the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team in July.

For your NFL Quick Hits, the Denver Broncos got their first real taste of Peyton Manning on Monday with a spirited, fast-paced workout, the four-time MVP's first full practice in more than 16 months, Houston Texans star receiver Andre Johnson said Monday that he will be out for three to four weeks after arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, Dallas Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins wants the team to trade him and isn't planning on attending this week's organized team activities, according to sources, New York Jets' backup nose tackle Kenrick Ellis will go to jail for 45 days, but will avoid deportation as he reached a plea agreement last week in which he accepted a reduced charge of misdemeanor assault and battery, was sentenced Monday in Hampton, VA, to 179 days in prison, with 89 days suspended and the deal also includes two years of supervised probation and finally, Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams' trial on driving under the influence and traffic charges ended in a mistrial just hours after it began Monday after his lawyer objected to how jurors were selected.

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UFC, Pat Summitt, Bill Stewart, MLB, Babe Ruth News: 5/22, Vol. 147, 3rd Edition

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Nick Diaz suspended
For your Quick News & Notes, Nick Diaz has been suspended one year by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for testing positive for marijuana metabolites following an interim welterweight title fight against Carlos Condit at UFC 143 on February 4, the Nevada State Athletic Commission voted unanimously on Monday in favor of granting UFC middleweight Chael Sonnen a conditional therapeutic use exemption for testosterone replacement therapy, Josesito Lopez will get the opportunity to fight former welterweight titlist Victor Ortiz on June 23 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles as the replacement opponent for Andre Berto after he tested positive for the banned substance norandrosterone, 10th ranked Mardy Fish and women's #16 Andrea Petkovic are among several players who pulled out of the upcoming French Open on Monday, Jurgen Klinsmann has added 11 names to his initial list of call-ups in advance of the U.S. national team's World Cup qualifiers next month and Landon Donovan is on the list, former Tennessee star Kara Lawson and the WNBA's Connecticuct Sun will donate $100 to the Pat Summitt Foundation for every 3-pointer Lawson hits this season, Anthony Kim will miss the rest of the PGA Tour season to treat chronic tendinitis in his left arm, Riviera Country Club, which has a long and storied history with golf in the United States, will continue to add to that legacy when it hosts the 2017 U.S. Amateur Championship, the USGA announced Monday, former West Virginia football coach Bill Stewart died Monday of what athletic department officials said was an apparent heart attack at the age of 59…may God rest his soul peace, Alabama fan Brian H. Downing, pleaded not guilty Monday to committing sexual battery on an unconscious LSU fan after the BCS national title game, which was caught on video, the June child sex-abuse trial of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky will not be delayed, Judge John Cleland ruled Monday, Pacific basketball coach Bob Thomason has announced he will retire after next season,  the Buffalo Sabres on Monday signed Alexander Sulzer to a one-year contract, allowing the defenseman to avoid free agency this summer and the deal is worth $725,000, a source told ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun, the Anaheim Ducks announced Monday that they have signed two-time Swedish Elite League Goaltender of the Year Viktor Fasth to a one-year contract a for a deal worth $1 million, a minor fender bender in a Dodger Stadium parking lot over the weekend led to the beating of a driver and the arrest of four people, Alexander Lowrey testified Monday that he saw Roger Clemens at a 1998 Jose Canseco pool party that the former pitcher has denied attending, which is one of the false statements prosecutors allege Clemens made in his 2008 congressional deposition, former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling and Rhode Island's economic development agency met Monday to discuss the finances of his troubled video game company called 38 Studios, general manager John Mozeliak of the St. Louis Cardinals, said Monday that Lance Berkman will be sidelined at least six to eight weeks with significant cartilage damage on both sides of the knee, but an MRI did not appear to show ligament damage, the Tampa Bay Rays have acquired infielder Drew Sutton from Pittsburgh, just one day after the Pirates made a trade to get him, an MRI administered to Boston Red Sox outfielder Cody Ross in Boston showed a small fracture in the outfielder's left foot, manager Bobby Valentine said Monday and most likely will miss the rest of the season, Texas Rangers starting pitcher Neftali Feliz was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow strain Monday and finally, a baseball jersey worn by Babe Ruth, The Bambino sold for more than $4.4 million Sunday, a record for any item of sports memorabilia, according to the buyer and the seller….$4 million dollars??  Can it make him play like The Bambino!?

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Tune in next time for more updates in next your Spiritual Sports Segment, where we Sprinkle a little Spirituality in your Sports...I’m C.E.E.J.A.Y., Be Blessed and have a positive productive blessed day and I leave you with Namaste’, as the divine in me salutes and honors the divine in you and in closing, as justice is beginning to take shape, I Am still Trayvon Martin.