Monday, June 25, 2012

MLB, WNBA, NCAA World Series, PGA, LPGA, Track & Field Results & Olympic News

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Justin Gatlin placed 1st
in Olympic trials
Now that we closed on the 2011-12 NBA season, which saddens my heart, Major League Baseball will now headline the start off the 1st segment as we highlight the scores in one National League game as the Chicago Cubs were blasted by the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 and in National League stadiums, the Atlanta Braves were hammered by the Boston Red Sox 9-4 with 2 homeruns from Cody Ross, the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Washington Nationals 2-1, the Milwaukee Brewers were SHUT OUT by the Chicago White Sox 1-0 in 10 innings, while the defending champions St. Louis Cardinals outlasted the Kansas City Royals 11-8, the LA Dodgers lost to the LA Angels 5-3, the San Francisco Giants lost to the Oakland A’s 4-2 as Derek Norris belted a walk off homer for his first homerun and the Texas Rangers got past the Colorado Rockies 4-2.

The Women of the WNBA now have the basketball courts to themselves as they had three games on tap yesterday as the Atlanta Dream defeated the New York Liberty 74-64 as Angel McCoughtry netted 23 points, the Seattle Storm literally spanked the Washington Mystics 72-55 and the San Antonio Silver Stars demolished the LA Sparks 91-71 with 20 points from Sophia Young.

The College World Series kicked off the finals last night with South Carolina trying to three peat as national champions, but they have some worked to do as they were pounded by Arizona 5-1 and game two is today at 8p EST.

Charley Hoffman was on his way to capture the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands with a $6 million dollar purse but he blew a 2 stroke lead on the final two holes that gave the victory to Marc Leishman.  Leishman, who had finished for the day and was in the club house eating and waiting to see where he would finish since he began the day 6 strokes behind the leaders and really didn’t he did enough to win….but he did as he won his first PGA tour victory with 14 a under par and Hoffman and Bubba Watson finished tied for second.

Brittany Lang captured her  first LPGA tour title by birdieing the par -5 three straight times in a four player playoff in the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic and Chella Choi, Hee Kyung Seo and Inbee Park all finished tied for second.

Track and Field had a huge weekend as several races determined teams that will represent the United States in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London as Justin Gatlin is back on the track after being suspended for four year for doping to win the 100 meters as Tyson Gay finished 6 tenths of second to place second and women for the 100 meters are in a conundrum as Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh finished in a dead heat and a coin toss or run-off will determine who came in third and solidify their spot on the Olympic team.

And speaking of the Olympics, for your London Summer Olympics, Aston Eaton set a personal best in the exhausting 1,500-meter finale and is now the world-record holder in the decathlon, former England soccer star Bobby Charlton carried the Olympic flame as it passed Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium on Sunday, Stephanie Brown Trafton won the discus at the U.S. track trials with a throw of 213 feet, 10 inches for a chance to defend her Olympic gold medal in London, Jenn Suhr cleared 15 feet, 1 inch to win the women's pole vault in the U.S. track trials for a return trip to the Olympics, and finally, Chris Colwill rallied from third place to win the men's 3-meter springboard to punch his ticket to the London Olympics.

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Prez. Obama & Miami Heat, MLB, UFC 147, Victor Ortiz Results & NFL-NBA News: 6-25, Vol. 171, 2nd Edt'n

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Rich Franklin defeats
Wanderlei Silva in
UFC 147
There were eight games running the bases in National League stadiums in Major League Baseball as the Tampa Bay Rays got pass the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2, the Minnesota Twins eked out a win by one run 4-3 over the Cincinnati Reds, the Miami Marlins showed up, SHUT OUT and embarrassed the Toronto Blue Jays 9-0, the Detroit Tigers squeezed out a win against the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2, the Cleveland Indians were pummeled by the Houston Astros 7-1 as the Astros won the series, while the San Diego Padres SHUT OUT the Seattle Mariners 2-0, the Tampa Bay Rays crushed the Philadelphia Phillies in the double-header and the New York Yankees got past the New York Mets 6-5.

Wanderlei Silva did his best against Rich Franklin in UFC 147 and rounds 1 and 2 belong to Silva, but after that it was all Franklin and he claimed the unanimous decision in the win.

Welterweight star Victor Ortiz was the heavy favorite and needed to win to set up the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez fight however comma Josesito Lopez had other plans and annulated Ortiz to the point where Ortiz’s corner called no mas, no mas before the start of the 10 round as Ortiz suffered a broken jaw and could not open his mouth.

For your 1st Segment Quick New and Notes,  a California county has surprised both the San Francisco 49ers and city of Santa Clara leaders by pulling $30 million in tax funds from the new 49ers stadium, NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith has written to Roger Goodell asking the NFL commissioner to reopen the investigation of the New Orleans Saints' bounty program, the Atlanta Hawks have offered Danny Ferry a six-year contract to become its new general manager, league sources said and finally, President Barack Obama has called Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra to congratulate the team on its NBA championship.

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Antonio Tarver, Rick Pitino, President Obama & Title IX, NHL/MLB News: 6/25, Vol. 171,3rd Edt'n

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Antonio Tarver suspended &
sent to his corner for using a
banned substance
After getting paid $1 million in a 12 round draw against Lateef Kayode on June 2, cruiserweight Antonio Tarver tested positive for the banned substance drostanolone in pre-fight urine test conducted by the California State Athletic Commission.  Tarver stated he was surprised by the test result and will appeal and request that his B sample be tested.  As of now, Tarver is suspended and fined $2,500 and he was also benched for his next fight as a Showtime analyst.

For your Quick News and Notes, blue chip junior middleweight prospect Demetrius Andrade, due to headline his first "ShoBox: The New Generation" card on Showtime on July 13, was forced to withdraw from the bout this week because of a sore left knee, after making its debut last month at the Madrid Open, ATP President Brad Drewett says he decided blue clay courts will not be allowed at tour events next season due to the complications it caused for the players, Ireland captain and Los Angeles Galaxy forward Robbie Keane paid tribute to the family of Irish soccer fan James Nolan after scoring a goal in the Galaxy's 3-0 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday be giving a shirt that read "RIP James Nolan" on the back, Major League Soccer has suspended Portland Timbers defender Hanyer Mosquera for three games for striking LA forward Jack McBean during the Galaxy's 1-0 victory last Sunday night and he was also fined an undisclosed amount, Fernando Alonso of Ferrari won an incident-filled European Grand Prix on Sunday to become the first driver to win two races this season, after passing Scott Dixon with 12 laps to go, Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates after winning the Iowa Corn Indy 250, Scott Pruett took advantage of a late-race mishap by Ricky Taylor and held on to win the Grand Am Rolex sports car series race at Road America on Saturday, Louisville and Florida International announced a three-game series that will start on December 19 pitting father Rick Pitino, coach at Louisville against his son and former assistant, Richard who was recently hired as FIU’s coach, Penn State senior wide receiver Devon Smith has left the team for personal reasons, coach Bill O'Brien announced, former Oklahoma Sooners standout quarterback Sam Bradford donated $500,000 Saturday to the Oklahoma athletic department to fund construction of Headington Hall, a new dorm facility set to open in the fall of 2013, former University of Georgia football coach Jim Donnan has agreed to a proposed bankruptcy settlement with GLC Limited and investors to repay $7.35 million to retail liquidation, which says it's owed more than $13 million by the ex-coach and he also agreed to repay 80 percent of the losses of investors he recruited for GLC, President Barack Obama is marking the 40th anniversary of the landmark anti-gender discrimination law known as Title IX, saying it's proved to be a springboard for success, the Philadelphia Flyers acquired Luke Schenn from the Toronto Maple Leafs for forward James van Riemsdyk on Saturday, the San Jose Sharks have agreed to terms on a three-year contract with newly acquired defenseman Brad Stuart, the Boston Bruins traded the rights to restricted free agent Benoit Pouliot to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday for forward Michel Ouellet and a 2012 fifth-round pick at the NHL draft, the Dallas Stars traded center Mike Ribeiro to the Washington Capitals in exchange for Washington's second-round pick in the 2012 NHL draft and center Cody Eakin, the Colorado Avalanche signed center Matt Duchene to a two-year contract on Saturday and the deal, which runs through the 2013-14 season and is worth $7 million, Boston Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with what manager Bobby Valentine called a gastrointestinal situation, the Baltimore Orioles released 49-year-old Jamie Moyer on Saturday, parting ways with the crafty left-hander at his request, the Boston Red Sox have traded infielder Kevin Youkilis to the Chicago White Sox for utility man Brent Lillibridge and right-hander Zach Stewart, and finally, closer Jonathan Papelbon of the Philadelphia Phillies offered to pay teammate Jim Thome $5,000 for saving the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday with a walk-off homerun however comma I think he is still waiting for the check… the man. Huh!?

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