Saturday, June 30, 2012

NFL & Olympic News w/ Jonathan Vilma & Lance, MLB, Wimbledon & PGA: 6/29, Vol. 175, 2nd Edt'n9.wmv

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Rafael Nadal loses to a
100th ranked player
Just like their AL counterpart, the National League also had six games on the diamond as the Pittsburgh Pirates held on to get the win over the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 as Pedro Alavrez went yard, the Washington Nationals and the Colorado Rockies put up a total of 21 runs but it was the Rockies getting the most runs of 11 over the Nationals 10 runs in 11 innings, the Arizona Diamondbacks edged out the Atlanta Braves 3-2 as Chris Young belted a tie breaking homer in the 9th inning to secure the win, while the San Diego Padres blasted the Houston Astros 7-3 as Chase Headley went yard, the New York Mets, the LA Dodgers lost their 5th game in a row to the New York Mets 3-2 as David Wright launched a homerun and the Cincinnati Reds were SHUT OUT and demolished by the San Francisco Giants 5-0 as Madison Bumgarner pitched a complete game one hit shut-out.

The 2012 Wimbledon games at the All England Club continues to churn out upsets in the early rounds as 2nd seeded Rafael Nadal was UPSET by 100th ranked Lukas Rosol 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 and became the lowest ranking to beat Nadal in a Grand Slam tournament and Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka all won their second round matchups and Serena joined her big sister Venus in doubles for the first time in two years and cruised to victory over Vesna Dolonc and Olga Savchuk 6-0, 6-3 to advance to the second round.

The AT&T National at Congressional Country Club kicked off yesterday and the early leader in clubhouse with a 4 under par is Bo Van Pelt followed by Brendon de Jonge, Jimmy Walker and oldie but goodie name in Vijay Singh all tied for second with a 3 under par and Tiger Woods is five shots back with a 1 over par tied at 30th along with a plethora of other golfers.

For your London Summer Olympic News, former England captain David Beckham was told he failed to make the British soccer team for the London Olympics - the very games he helped secure for his country, San Antonio Spurs point guard Patty Mills will lead the Australian men's basketball team at the Olympics in the absence of the injured Andrew Bogut, while Lauren Jackson and the women's team will be hunting for an elusive gold at London, Michael Phelps stayed on course to swim eight events at the London Games, pulling away for a dominating win in the 200-meter butterfly at the U.S. Olympic trials on Thursday night, as both runners are waiting until after the completion of the 200 meter competition to settle the dead heat 3rd place tie in the 100 meters, Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh each cruised to victory in their perspective heats in the 200, and speaking of the tie breaker talks, CEO of the United States Olympic Committee Scott Blackmun said Thursday, they will have a process in place that addresses this that won't involve a delay in the decision, Lance Armstrong's legal team says Floyd Landis and Tyler Hamilton, former Armstrong teammates who have admitted using performance-enhancing drugs, are part of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's efforts to prove the cyclist doped during his record-setting career, and finally, U.S. wrestler Stephany Lee has been suspended for a year and will give up her spot on the Olympic team after testing positive for marijuana.

For your NFL Quick Hits, New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma has informed a federal judge that he will file an injunction of his year-long ban in connection with a cash-for-hits bounty program if NFL commissioner Roger Goodell doesn't overturn the suspension, the NFL is shifting the start time of the second game of its Sunday TV doubleheaders by 10 minutes from 4:15 to 4:25 to ensure fewer fans miss any of the action on the field, the Minnesota Vikings have signed defensive lineman Jeff Charleston to a one-year deal, and finally, Pro Football Hall of Famer Len Dawson is being honored again in Canton as this year's recipient of the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Awards, as the award recognizes long-time exceptional contributions to radio and television in professional football.

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