Monday, June 11, 2012

Brian Banks, Manny Paquiao, NBA Finals/Stanley Cup Preview, French Open, Preakness & MLB Results & More: 6/11, Vol. 161, 1st Edtn

I've been in these chains for so long, I'll break free and be where I belong...hold my head up high, I'll stand tall and I swear this time I will not fall! I will do this, no matter what it takes; cause I know no limitations and I'll reach my destination…I will get there somehow! Good morning and welcome back to your Spiritual Sports Segment on Rhema Gospel Radio better than when you it last week, I’m C.E.E.J.A.Y!  Let’s Get It Started!

Rafael Nadal wins record
7th French Open
If haven’t you been living under a rock, then you already know the Miami Heat used a 4th quarter throttle to get past the Boston Celtics on Saturday night to advance to the NBA Finals for the second straight year.  However comma if you have been, come out for moment to tune into C.E.E.J.A.Y.! Sports to get the latest and the greatest.  The NBA Finals will tip off on Tuesday night as the aforementioned Heat will travel to OKC for Game 1 against the Thunder.  It will match up two of the most prolific offenses and stingiest defenses against one another and more importantly, it will showcase the 3 time reigning MVP in LeBron James against the 3 time reigning scoring champion in Kevin Durant.

The New Jersey Devils are delaying the LA Kings celebration for their first Stanley Cup since being up 3 games to zero and the Devils have won 2 games in row to force Game 6 back in LA and the puck will drop tonight at 8pm EST.

Maria Sharapova cruised to a victory over Sara Errani 6-2, 6-3 to win her first French Open and became the 10th woman to with a career Grand Slam.  The men were battling in the French Open final round as Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal were hampered by a series of rain delays and the match resumed this morning and Nadal went on to win his record 7th French Open title 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5.

It wasn’t the fight of the year, but it will be the fight that will be talked about until the re-match in November as Manny Pacquiao was defeated in a surprise split decision against Timothy Bradley in 12 rounds who promised to shock the world and challenged Pacquiao to break down his wall, despite Bradley breaking his left foot in the 2nd round. And in the undercard, Randall Bailey and Mike Jones, who Mike Jones, danced around for 9+ rounds much to the chagrin of the crowd, but in the 11th round Baily KNOCKED OUT Jones with a clean right punch to win the vacant welterweight title.  On Friday Night Fights, former middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik KO’d Scott ‘Cujo’ Sigman in the 7th round and Eleider Alvarez unanimously won defeated Shawn Hawk to retain his North American Boxing Organization light heavyweight title….that was mouthful.

Was Manny Pacquiao robbed???
And the most anticipated horse racing event of the year fizzled days before it started as I’ll Have Another retired due to a swollen tendon prior to The Belmont Stakes and Union Rags promptly step up to win the race by neck photo finish against Paynter.

The ladies were balling yesterday in the WNBA as the Atlanta Dream were annihilated by the Connecticut Sun 92-73 with a double-double from Tina Charles as she became the fastest player in WNBA history to reach 50 career double-doubles and the Chicago Sky defeated the New York Liberty 73-64 with 26 points from Epiphanny Prince.

Another round of Interleague games tool place in American League stadiums as the LA Dodgers lambasted the Seattle Mariners 8-2 with a Grand Slam from Andre Ethier, the New York Yankees got past the New York Mets 5-4 as Russell Martin belted 2 homers and one was walk-off that sealed the deal, the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Baltimore Orioles 5-4 in 10 innings, the Boston Red Sox outlasted the Washington Nationals 4-3, while the Houston Astros pounded the Chicago White Sox 11-9 with 4 homeruns and the Chicago Cubs blasted the Minnesota Twins 8-2.

In sporting news, Brian Banks has accepted the Seattle Seahawks offer for a formal tryout at the team’s minicamp starting Tuesday after finishing a workout on Friday at the San Diego Chargers.  However, he will have a busy week since he will a workout today with the Kansas City Chiefs.  May God continue to grant him the strength and to open eyes to see his talents.

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NL & Interleague MLB, NASCAR, PGA, MLS Results & Olympic News Featuring Usain Bolt: 6/11, Vol. 161, 2nd Edition

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Joey Logano wins @ Pocono
There was only one National League in Major League Baseball as the Milwaukee Brewers eked out a one run win against the San Diego Padres 6-5 with Ryan Bruan’s 15th homer of the season and in Interleague games in National League stadiums, the Detroit Tigers also eked out a one run win 7-6 over the Cincinnati Reds with a homerun from Austin Jackson, the Toronto Blue Jays literally spanked the Atlanta Braves 12-4 with a homerun from Colby Rasmus, the Cleveland Indians defeated the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 as Jason Kipnis belted a homer in the 9th inning, while the LA Angels got past the Colorado Rockies 10-8 with Mark Trumbo’s 2 homers, the Texas Rangers SHUT OUT and clobbered the San Francisco Giants 5-0 and the Oakland A’s lost by a run to the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3.

With 3 laps remaining, Joey Logano bumped Mark Martin out of the way after Martin had taken the lead with 8 laps remaining and Logano went on to capture the checkered flag at NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series at Pocono for his first win since 2009, while the aforementioned Martin placed 2nd, Tony Stewart came in 3rd, Jimmie Johnson rolled into the 4th position and Denny Hamlin round out the top 5.  NASCAR’s Camping World Truck series witnessed Johnny Sauter becoming the 7th driver to win the first 7 races as he captured the checkered flag at the WinStar World Casino 400.

The clubs were swinging in the FedEx St. Jude Classic at the TPC Southwind in Memphis, TN with a purse of $5.6 million dollars as Dustin Johnson won his first event after almost three months from the tour with a back injury with a 9 under par, one shot better than John Merrick, who placed 2nd, and a quarto of players that included Chad Campbell, Nick O’Hern, Davis Love, III and the Ryan Palmer all tied for third.

There was one Major League Soccer game yesterday as the Vancouver Whitecaps mustered past the Houston Dynamo 3-1.

The Florida Gators got past North Carolina State 9-8 in 10 innings and will either face off against South Carolina or Oklahoma in opening round game in the College World Series and Arizona earned their first trip to the big diamond by defeating St. John’s 7-4.

For your London Summer Olympics, Fusain Bolt was involved in a minor car crash shortly before dawn Sunday in his Caribbean homeland of Jamaica but was not hurt, according to the publicist for the world's fastest man, Tyson Gay made his return to competition one month before the Olympics and won his ‘B’ 100 meters in 10.0 seconds, world vault champion McKay Mahoney did not compete in the finals of the U.S. gymnastics championships on Sunday afternoon after hitting her head on the floor during training and was taking to the hospital after showing signs of a concussion, Jordan Wiener, the reigning world champion, earned her second straight U.S. title Sunday in the balanced beam, and finally, thousands of London bus workers have voted to go on strike ahead of the 2012 Olympics, saying they want a premium or bonus of $775 for working during the Games.

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Monta Ellis, Peyton Manning, UFC, AAU, President Obama & Tony Gwynn News: 6/11, Vol. 161, 3rd Edition

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President Obama congratulate
Super Bowl champion
New York Giants
For your Quick News & Notes, the Amateur Athletic Union is expected to announce new mandatory background screening for all adult coaches, volunteers and staff, as well as stricter training protocols to govern interaction with youth athletes, Jose Aldo has been forced out of his UFC 149 title defense against Erik Koch due to injury, rising star welterweight contender Rory MacDonald issued a challenge to former champion B.J. Penn and Penn gladly accepted and both fighters will battle on September 22 at UFC 152 in Toronto, Italians Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci won the women's doubles trophy at Roland Garros by defeating Russians of Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, the Vancouver Whitecaps indefinitely suspended Chinese striker Long Tan on Friday after he complained on Twitter about a lack of playing time, Justin Wilson won his first  oval track race at Texas MotorSpeedy in IndyCar, Ryan Dungey raced to his second straight AMA Pro Motocross victory, sweeping both 450 Class motos Saturday at High Point Raceway, Marcus Grönholm finished ahead of Tanner Foust at the Global RallyCross race at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday, Joey Logano had the fastest speed of 179.598 mph on Saturday to set the track record during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Pocono, Grace Park, who won one major among her six victories on the LPGA Tour, announced her retirement at the LPGA Championship, after defeating the Tulsa Shock on Saturday night, the Minnesota Lynx set the record with 9 consecutive wins to start the season in the WNBA, the Los Angeles Sparks have signed guard Coco Miller to fill a vacancy in their backcourt, Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly has undergone surgery for a herniated disk in his lower back and is resting comfortably, Iowa incoming freshman running back Greg Garmon has been charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana in his hometown of Erie, PA, according to multiple media report, former Auburn football players Ladarious Phillips & Ed Christian were shot and killed Saturday night and current Auburn lineman Eric Mack, was also shot and remains in the hospital and police are actively searching for Desmonte Leonard…may God rest the two slain in peace and comfort their families, Glendale's City Council approved a 20-year lease agreement for Arena on Friday, clearing the last major hurdle in the sale of the Coyotes to a group led by former San Jose Sharks CEO Greg Jamison, former Carolina Hurricanes and Toronto Maple Leafs coach Paul Maurice is headed to the KHL, where he'll coach Metallurg Magnitogorsk, Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, who has joined with movie producer Thomas Tull in an effort to buy the San Diego Padres, owes more than $400,000 in unpaid federal income taxes, Erika Smith, a former Golden State Warriors employee has reached a settlement in a sexual harassment lawsuit against the team and former Warriors guard Monta Ellis that alleged Ellis sent her unwanted and explicit text messages, the federal case in which former Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys receiver Sam Hurd was indicted for drug conspiracy took another twist on Friday when it was announced that his cousin, Jesse Tyrone Chavful, was arrested this week in San Antonio on similar charges, a second arbitrator has ruled that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has the authority to discipline four New Orleans Saints players for their roles in a bounty program, All-Pro Rob Gronkowski agreed Friday to a six-year, $53 million extension with the New England Patriots, the richest contract for a tight end in NFL history, for the second time in five years, Eli Manning and the New York Giants visited the White House as President Barack Obama honored the Super Bowl XLVI champions, the New Orleans Saints have hired a firm run by former FBI director Louis J. Freeh to investigate allegations that the team's general manager, Mickey Loomis, had an electronic device in his Superdome booth that enabled him to eavesdrop on opposing coaches during games, Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams appeared to reveal defensive formations when he sent out a picture of his digital playbook on his Twitter account Friday, linebacker Ben Leber is retiring after 10 seasons in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers, Minnesota Vikings and St. Louis Rams, and finally, Peyton Manning is in Denver preparing for his first season with another football not named the Indianapolis Colts and he is staying at Mike Shanahan’s 35,000 square foot home… couldn’t find anything smaller? Huh!

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