Friday, June 29, 2012

2012 NBA Draft, NBA News w/ Marc Jackson & MLB & WNBA Scores: 6/29, Vol. 175, 1st Edition

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Anthony Davis goes #1 in the
2012 NBA Draft
The first round of the 2012 NBA Draft wrapped up last night as the #1 pick was not a surprise as Kentucky’s Anthony Davis went to the New Orleans Hornets followed by his teammate Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, with the #2 pick to the Charlotte Bobcats and with both players from the same school going 1 and 2, it marked a first in NBA Draft history.  The #3 pick went to the Washington Wizards as another freshman in Bradley Beal out of Florida was selected and with his selection, it marked the first time that three freshmen were chosen for the first three picks. The 4th pick didn’t start a game a Syracuse as Dion Waiters was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers and the 5th pick witnessed Thomas Robinson from Kansas going to the Sacramento Kings.  The 6th pick out of Weber State in Damian Lillard went to the Portland Trailblazers, Harrison Barnes from North Carolina was chosen as the 7th pick to the Golden State Warriors, Terrence Ross from Washington was selected 8th to the Toronto Raptors, Andre Drummond from UCONN went 9th to the Detroit Pistons, while Austin Rivers from Duke joins Davis in New Orleans as the 10th pick, the 11th pick from Illinois in Meyers Leonard went to the Trailblazers for their 2nd pick in the lottery, Jeremy Lamb from North Carolina was 12th to the Houston Rockets, another Tar Heel in Kendall Marshall went 13th to the Phoenix Suns and the 14th pick went to the Milwaukee Bucks as John Henson, another North Carolina player donned his Bucks hat.

They were running the bases last night in the American League for Major League Baseball as the Cleveland Indians  pummeled the Baltimore Orioles 7-2 as the Indians belted three homers, the Chicago White Sox was lifted to victory by Dayan Viciedo’s 3 run homer in the 9th to get past the New York Yankees 4-3 despite Derek Jeter tying Cal Ripken for 13th all-time on the hits list, the LA Angels defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 9-7 as Mark Truumbo belted his 19th homer, while the Detroit Tigers outlasted the Tampa Bay Rays to give them their 4th consecutive loss as the hands of Miguel Cabrera’s 4 hits and a homer, the Oakland A’s lost by a run 7-6 to the Texas Rangers despite 3 homers from the A’s and the Boston Red Sox were SHUT OUT by the Seattle Mariners 1-0 as Felix Hernandez struck out 13 batters in the complete game effort.

There was only one game in the WNBA yesterday and it was an early game as they wrapped up by 1pm CST time as the LA Sparks are on a bit off a losing streak as they were dominated by the San Antonio Silver Stars 94-80 as they lose their third consecutive game with the help of Sophia Young’s 23 points.

For your NBA Quick Dribbles, Dwyane Wade needs surgery on his ailing left knee and will not play in next month's London Olympics, the New Orleans Hornets have made a qualifying offer to Eric Gordon, formally making the prolific shooting guard a restricted free agent, the Orlando Magic have extended a qualifying offer to forward Ryan Anderson, the Phoenix Suns have extended qualifying offers to center Robin Lopez and guard Aaron Brooks, making both restricted free agents, forward Jason Maxiell will bypass free agency this summer after choosing to opt-in for the final year of his deal with the Detroit Pistons and will make $5 million next season, the NBA says Major Gen. Ronald Johnson will resign as senior vice president of referee operations at the end of July, and finally, former NBA player and current pastor and coach of the Golden State Warriors Marc Jackson, said Thursday that he and his family were the targets of an extortion attempt related to an extramarital affair he had six years ago.

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Rose Bowl, Sidney Crosby, Andy Pettitte, NHL & Irving Scheib News: 6/29, Vol. 175, 3rd Edition

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Sid The Kid agrees to
12 year deal with the Penguins
For your Quick News & Notes, Philadelphia Union defender Raymon Gaddis was suspended one game Thursday and fined an undisclosed amount by the MLS disciplinary committee for a reckless challenge, light heavyweight contender Phil Davis will face Wagner Prado on August 4 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, a source close to the situation told on Thursday, heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek will return to action on September 8 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, against an opponent to be determined, but a rematch with Eddie Chambers is off the table for now due to an injury, The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has been postponed because of extreme weather and safety concerns due to a destructive wildfire near Colorado Springs, INDYCAR announced that it will not seek a replacement event for the cancelled race that was scheduled for August 19 in Qingdao, China, LSU coach Nikki Caldwell says junior college standout LaQuinta Jefferson has committed to transfer to LSU for the 2013-14 season from Jefferson College, Ivo Karlovic accused the line judges at Wimbledon of favoring British star Andy Murray and said he felt "cheated" after they called foot-faults against the hard-serving Croat on Centre Court after being beat by Murray, after Gilles Simon of France stated men should be paid more than women in tennis on Tuesday, he defended his statements adding a majority of men feel the same, but afraid to voice their opinion. Maria Sharapova, one of top women’s players, responded to Simon’s comment and stated “I'm sure there are a few more people that watch my matches than his….we women have fought so long to get equal prize money. It was a big challenge and nobody really supported us. It's been a few years since we've gotten that. We're all really proud of it, and we continue to build the sport and make it bigger”, Big East associate commissioner Dan Gavitt has been hired as vice president in charge of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, the NCAA confirmed Thursday to, the Rose Bowl Game will continue to be televised by ESPN through 2026, thanks to a deal announced Thursday by the Tournament of Roses, ESPN and the commissioners of the Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences, Florida State running back James Wilder Jr. admitted to violating the terms of his probation during a plea hearing Thursday, agreeing to serve three additional days in jail to complete his sentence of 11 total days, former Notre Dame assistant coach Corwin Brown, who is accused of striking his wife and holding her hostage, has pleaded guilty but mentally ill to confinement and domestic battery charges, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Sidney Crosby are finalizing a new contract that will be worth $104.4 million over 12 years and the contract will be worth an average salary of $8.7 million dollars annually, the Los Angeles Kings have agreed to terms with goaltender Jonathan Quick on a 10-year contract extension worth $58 million dollars, goalie Tuukka Rask has agreed to terms on a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the Boston Bruins, the Vancouver Canucks have agreed to a three-year deal worth $12 million with goaltender Cory Schneider, the Nashville Predators have re-signed defenseman Hal Gill to a two-year contract worth $4 million dollars, the Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Nikita Nikitin to a two-year, $4.3 million contract, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Dean Fink on Thursday rejected a claim by conservative watchdog group Goldwater Institute that the city should have had open bidding on arena operations for Arena, the home of the Phoenix Coyotes, rather than accept an offer from former San Jose Sharks CEO Greg Jamison, the NHL and NHL Players' Association have agreed on a $70.2 million salary cap for this offseason, the league announced Thursday and the offseason cap will have a lower limit of $54.2 million, an adjusted midpoint of $62.2 million and an upper limit of $70.2 million for the 2012-13 season, pursuant to collective bargaining agreement negotiations. However, the agreement may not hold up due to the Collective Bargaining Agreement expiring on September 15, Cuban outfielder Yasiel Puig has reached agreement on a seven-year, $42 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, sources told and it will be the largest contract awarded to a Cuban defector, Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton confirmed Wednesday that he was chosen to compete in the Home Run Derby during All-Star Game weekend festivities in Kansas City on July 9, the Philadelphia Phillies have designated right-hander Chad Qualls for assignment, New York Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte was placed on the 60-day disabled list Thursday after his ankle was fractured from a hit ball, former New York Mets outfielder Lenny Dykstra faces up to 20 years in prison after agreeing to plead guilty to three counts stemming from a bankruptcy fraud case in Los Angeles, and finally, Irving Scheib, has pleaded guilty in a New York court of trying to sell a 19th-century baseball glove for $200,000 he falsely claimed belonged to Babe Ruth….trying to make a dollar out of .15 cents! Huh?!

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