Wednesday, June 13, 2012

NBA Finals & NL Interleague Scores, Desmonte Leonard & NBA News: 6/13, Vol. 163, 1st Edition

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Desmonte Leonard
turns himself in

The NBA Finals tipped off last night as the Miami Heat traveled to one of the loudest arenas in the league to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Heat were off and running in the 1st half, but the Thunder mounted a comeback and began to pull away from the Heat as Kevin Durant scored 17 of his 36 points in the 4th quarter and Russell Westbrook heated up and finished with 27 points and 11 dimes as the dynamic due outscored the Heat all by themselves 41-40 to notch the victory 105-94 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.  And of course, the water cooler talk will be about LeBron James’ meekly 5 points in the 4th quarter.  Also, Westbrook is the first player since Charles Barkley to score at least 25 points, 8 boards and 10 assists in an NBA Finals.  Game 2 is scheduled to tip off on Thursday at 9pm EST.

There was only one National League game last night in Major League Baseball as the Houston Astros were bombarded by the San Francisco Giants 6-3 as Madison Bumgarner and Brandon Belt each hit their first homerun of the season.  The National League stadiums had 7 interleague games the LA Angels were defeated by the LA Dodgers 5-2 with a homerun from Jose Rivera, the New York Yankees outlasted the Atlanta Braves 6-4 as A-Rod belted his 23rd career Grand Slam to tie Lou Gehrig, the Cincinnati Reds clobbered the Cleveland Indians 7-1 with Joey Votto’s 11th homer of the season, the Boston Red Sox eked out a one run win against the Miami Marlins 2-1 as Clay Buchholz struck out 9 batters to notch his 9th win, while the Detroit Tigers lost by one run to the lowly Chicago Cubs 4-3, the Chicago White Sox blasted the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 with Adam Dunns’ 21st homerun, and the Oakland A’s rocked the Colorado Rockies 8-5 as Brandon Moss homered twice.

In sporting news, after surrounding a house the police thought contained Desmonte Leonard, who allegedly fatally wounded three men, two of whom played for Auburn last season and wounded another current Auburn, turned himself in late Tuesday night.  The family of Leonard reached out to defense attorney Susan James to facilitate the turn in, who contacted the U.S. Marshalls to assist and Leanord peacefully turned himself in on the steps of the courthouse.  Leonard will have his first court appearance today and is charged with three counts of capital murder among other pending charges.  More on this story as it develops as according to James, the defense attorney, “when the full story is told, it may sound different than the perception now.”

For your NBA Quick Dribbles, Miami Heat star Chris Bosh and his wife tell a 911 operator that the condition of a massage therapist is quickly declining in a recording that goes on for nearly nine minutes, NBA commissioner David Stern believes the NBA is need of some tweaking even after following the black eye of the lockout with a better-than-expected regular season and one of the first items on the agenda is flopping, and finally, Famed Italian coach Ettore Messina, who served as a coaching consultant to coach Mike Brown last season, is going back to Europe to coach CSKA Moscow, Messina told on Tuesday.

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Floyd 'Money' Mayweather, AL Interleague Scores, Olympic & NFL News W/ Josh Cribbs:6/13, Vol. 163, 3rd Edition

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Andrew Luck's first day
Colts minicamp
There were 7 games on the diamond for Interleague Games in the American League stadiums as the Pittsburgh Pirates were knocked off by the Baltimore Orioles 8-6 with the help of Adam Jones’ 18th homer of the season, the Washington Nationals got past the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 as Bryce Harper launched the longest homer of his brief career, the New York Mets literally spanked the Tampa Bay Rays 11-2 as designated hitter Jordan Valdespin recorded 4 RBI’s, the Arizona Diamondbacks were hammered by the Texas Rangers 9-1 as Colby Lewis struck out 7 batters while getting the complete game win, while the Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Kansas City Royals 2-1 with a homerun from Alex Gordon, Minnesota Twins outmuscled the Philadelphia Phillies 11-7 as the Twins players belted a homer each and the San Diego Padres got past the Seattle Mariners 5-4.

In sporting news, is his career coming to an end?  Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather current jail stint in solitary confinement is affecting his physical fitness and his lawyers are arguing that the undefeated champion is getting out of shape and could end his stellar career.  Since May weather has a celebrity status, he has been kept away from the general population of the jail and Mayweather’s attorney, Richard Wright, said he would be willing to have the boxing star his sentence at an apartment or somewhere less luxurious than his lavish Las Vegas home.  Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragossa indicated she will make a ruling later this week.

For your London Summer Olympic News, Norwegian swimming champion Alexander Dale One, who collapsed at a training camp in Arizona in April, died of heart disease, according to a medical examiner's statement released Tuesday, Athletics Kenya says an injury has forced Moses MO sop to withdraw from Kenya's Olympic marathon team, and finally, Germany's national anti-doping agency has cleared speed skater Judith Hessen of blame after ultraviolet light was used to enhance the oxygen flow in her blood.

For your NFL Quick Hits, one day after the Jacksonville Jaguars took a strong stance on Maurice Jones-Drew's contract situation, the star running back made his feelings equally clear by skipping opening day of mandatory minicamp, after a 5½-week absence from the Indianapolis Colts' offseason workouts, Andrew Luck, the #1 overall draft pick showed up at Colt’s training camp a red #12 jersey and started showing everyone what he'd learned while attending his final classes at Stanford, Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed skipped the first day of the Baltimore Ravens' mandatory minicamp, and the team is unsure what prompted Reed's unexcused absence, the New York Jets wide receiver Antonio Holmes began minicamp Tuesday in the same place he ended practice last week, on the sideline, with a tight hamstring,  Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones still has a soft spot in his heart for Terrell Owens, but not a spot on his team's roster, Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs announced he has taken his biggest step in coming back from Achilles surgery by getting off his crutches, injured New York Giants tight end Jake Ballard was claimed by the New England Patriots on Tuesday, and finally, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Cribbs and one of Kent State’s most famous and proud alums, has chartered a bus for fans to take to Omaha as Kent State plays in the College World Series.

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Tiger Woods, Andy Zhang, Jerry Sandusky, NHL, MLB & Jose Valverde News: 6/13, Vol. 163, 3rd Edition

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Andy Zhang make history
at the US Open
For your Quick News and Notes, Bibiano Fernandes will not compete at UFC 149, but the reason for his unavailability is still unclear, junior middleweight titlist Saul "Canelo" Alvarez is set to fight former welterweight titlist Victor Ortiz on September 15, but only if Alvarez defeats or draws with underdog Josesito Lopez on June 23 (Showtime) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Golden Boy promoters Richard Schaefer and Oscar De La Hoya announced on a teleconference Tuesday, former champion Lleyton Hewitt has received one of several wild cards for Wimbledon, which begins June 25, IndyCar has docked Justin Wilson five points and fined Dale Coyne Racing $7,500 for failing a post-race inspection after the team's win at Texas Motor Speedway, Kurt Busch will return to the No. 51 Phoenix Racing Chevrolet for Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Michigan after serving a one-race suspension, Ford is making slight modifications to the 2013 Fusion it plans to use next season in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series that is designed to add additional brand identity through new grille work and hood lines, this week marks the four-year anniversary since Tiger Woods last won a major championship, but even if he were to win the 112th U.S. Open, the winner of 14 Grand Slam events said the questions about his status in the game would persist and understands the burden of getting to the golden number of 18, Andy Zhang made history Monday at the Olympic Club without having to hit a golf when Paul Casey withdrew from the 112th U.S. Open, the 14-year-old Zhang became the youngest participant in the major championship's history, Conference USA has announced plans to hold its postseason basketball tournaments in Tulsa in 2013 and in El Paso, TX in 2014, Nebraska women's basketball coach Connie Yori has received a two-year contract extension through 2017, Penn St. assistant coach Mike McQueary testified yesterday for the prosecution in trial of Jerry Sandusky said the 2001 incident in which he saw Sandusky in the shower with a prepubescent boy was "more than my brain could handle", prosecutors say former Penn State vice president Gary Schultz kept a secret file containing allegations of inappropriate behavior against Jerry Sandusky that directly contradict statements Schultz made to the grand jury investigating the case, as I reported on this story months ago, I adamantly maintained that the upper brass at Penn State knew something, former President Gerald R. Ford's retired #48 will be worn again at Michigan as a way to honor the former Wolverine,  New Jersey Devils veteran goaltender Martin Brodeur said he is planning on returning to play next season, but he set a July 1 deadline to make a firm decision, the Los Angeles Dodgers signed outfielder Andre Ethier to a five-year deal through 2017 on Tuesday worth $85 million dollars, the Toronto Blue Jays have parted ways with Vladimir Guerrero, granting the slugger's request to be released from his minor league contract Tuesday, New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera underwent successful surgery Tuesday morning to repair a torn ACL in his right knee, in what could be some significant changes over the next seven weeks went down Tuesday when the Chicago Cubs fired hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo, and finally, Detroit Tigers closer Jose Valverde denied throwing a spitball in the ninth inning of Sunday night's 7-6 win over the Cincinnati Reds….seriously, kids are throwing spitballs every day in school….huh!

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