Thursday, July 5, 2012

Steve Nash to The Lakers, Joey Chesnut Wins, AL-MLB Scores & NBA News: 7/5, Vol. 179, 1st Edition

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Steve Nash traded to the LA Lakers!
In breaking NBA news that I announced on my Twitter page @ceejaysports yesterday, rumors of Steve Nash going to the Toronto Raptors, the New York Knicks, back with the Dallas Mavericks and any other team was squashed as the 2 time NBA MVP negotiated a sign-and-trade deal with the Phoenix Suns and their divisional rival, the LA Lakers.  Nash will be paired with Kobe Bryant, who was a determining force to land the player who was second in assist last season and Nash left money on the table to sign with the Lakers for three years and north of $25 million dollars; and a main cog for Nash was the close proximity of his kids in Phoenix and an opportunity to win a championship.  In return, the Suns will receive four draft picks, 1st rounder’s in 2013 and 2015 and 2nd rounder’s in 2013 and 2014.  The Lakers were able to use the trade exception that was created by dealing Lamar Odom to the Dallas Mavericks last December.   Nash, who requested the trade with the Suns brass stated “I couldn't be more grateful to the organization and Robert in particular. I know how hard this was for him and that fact that he was able to help me and my family in this way ... it means a lot and says a lot about his character. I will never forget this gesture. Above and beyond”.

     Major League Baseball, once revered as the great American past time, celebrated the 4th of July with a plethora of games starting with the American League with several early games as the New York Yankees sneaked past the Tampa Bay Rays by one run 4-3 as Robinson Cano hit a 2 run single during a 3 run 8th inning to help secure the win, the LA Angels was literally spanked by the Cleveland Indians 12-3 as Casey Kotchman belted a homer and drove in 3 RBI’s, the Boston Red Sox lost by one run to the Oakland A’s 3-2 as David ‘Big Papi’ belted his 400th career homerun, the Baltimore Orioles got past the Seattle Mariners 4-2 as Chris Tillman struck out 7 batters in his major debut aided by Adam Jones’ 20th homer of the season, while the Texas Rangers need 10 innings but came up a wee bit short against the Chicago White Sox 5-4 as Kevin Youkilis walk off single in the 10th inning sealed the deal, the Kansas City Royals was beat up by the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1as Carlos Villanueva pitched 6 scoreless innings with 7 strikeouts and the Minnesota Twins were walloped by the Detroit Tigers 5-1 as Miguel Cabrera belted not one, but two homeruns.
     For your NBA Quick Dribbles, Deron Williams had decided to re-sign with the Brooklyn Nets for five years and $98 million dollars, free agent Jason Terry has officially verbally committed to joining the Boston Celtics for their full mid-level exception worth $5 million dollars annually for three years, the Indiana Pacers and starting point guard George Hill agreed to a five-year deal, the Phoenix Suns have reached a verbal commitment with free-agent forward Michael Beasley on a three-year deal worth $18 million, the Houston Rockets plan to offer a contract to New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin on Wednesday, according to a report by The New York Post, the Philadelphia 76ers and center Spencer Hawes have agreed to a two-year, $13.1 million extension, and finally, the Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to a two-year deal with former #2 overall pick Hasheem Thabeet.
     And finally, even though this is not sporting news, it always gets major play. Joey Chestnut tied his own world record devouring 68 hot dogs in 10 minutes to capture his sixth consecutive Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest on Wednesday afternoon on Brooklyn's Coney Island and proudly took home a check for $10,000 dollars for his eating efforts.  I wonder if he pays taxes on that amount in hot dollar dogs….huh!?
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NFL w/ Ochocino, NBA, Olympic w/ Oscar Pistorious News & MLB & MLS Scores: 7/5, Vol. 179, 2nd Edt'n

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Oscar Pistorius 1st amputee
at the Olympic games
The National League were running the bases on 4th of July in Major League Baseball as the San Francisco Giants pummeled the Washington Nationals 9-4 as Ryan Zimmerman went yard, the Philadelphia Phillies dominated the New York Mets 9-2 as Cliff Lee won his 1st game of the season, the Houston Astros was knocked off by the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-4, the Miami Marlins needed 10 innings to outlast the Milwaukee Brewers 7-6 as Hanley Ramirez knocked in a RBI in the 10th, while the Chicago Cubs tomahawked the Atlanta Braves 5-1 with 3 homeruns from the Cubs, the Colorado Rockies lost to the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 as Adam Wainwright struck out 7 batters, the Cincinnati Reds were hammered by the LA Dodgers 4-1 as Devin Mesaraco belted a homer to give the Dodgers their 1st series win since mid-June and the San Diego Padres got past the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-6 as Yasmani Grandal launched a homer in the 8th to break the tie and keep the Padres n the lead for good.
Andy Murray advanced to semi-finals in the 2012 Wimbledon to his 4th consecutive semi-final by rallying back to overtake David Ferrer 6-7, 7-6, 6-4, 7-6 and Murray will play Wilfried Tsonga, who dispatched Philipp Kohlschreiber in four sets 7-6, 4-6, 7-6, 6-2.
Major League Soccer kicked off 4th of July with five games on the field as the Montreal Impact was defeated by the Sporting Kansas City 3-1, FC Dallas kicked to a 1-1 tie with Toronto FC, the Colorado Rapids was SHUT OUT 1-0 against the Vancouver Whitecaps, while Real Salt Lake finished the game against the Seattle Sounders FC tied 0-0 and the LA Galaxy lost to the Philadelphia Union 2-1.
For your London Summer Olympic News, Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah will not play for France at the London Olympics because of the left ankle injury he sustained during the NBA playoffs and Oscar Pistorius, a double amputee from South Africa and known as the "Blade Runner" will be competing in the London Olympics in his favored 400 meters and the 4x400 relay and will be the first amputee track athlete to compete at any games.
For late breaking NBA news, as Steve Nash agreed to join the LA Lakers, the Phoenix Suns are bringing back a player that backed up Nash as point guard Goran Dragic reached a verbal agreement on a four-year deal worth an estimated $34 million dollars and an updated report that was in the first segment, the Houston Rockets offer to Jeremy Lin is for $30 million dollars over four years.
For your NFL Quick Hits, Chad Ochocinco says he has a lot left to give and the eccentric wide receiver has told the South Florida-Sun Sentinel that he plans to play until he's 40 years old and Ochocinco was also to married yesterday to Evelyn Lozado and live-tweeted the entire affair, sharing his special day with some 3.5 million followers , former Oakland Raiders defensive end Anthony Wayne Smith, who is already awaiting a retrial on a murder charge resulting from a 2008 incident, has been charged with three other murders in Los Angeles County, Philadelphia Eagles owners Jeffrey and Christina Lurie are getting divorced and stated the split won't disrupt ownership or franchise operations, after eight seasons spent with three teams, running back Derrick Ward said that his NFL career has come to an end, and finally, Frank Gore is slated to enter the boxing ring Saturday as the veteran back has joined the entourage of Nonito Donaire as he will roll out his best Lovely Elizabeth impression, toting Donaire's WBO super bantamweight belt into the ring, according to however comma he could probably put on the gloves and duke it out…..huh!?
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UFC in China, Maria de Villota, Minnesota Wild, NHL & Carlos Lee News: 7/5, Vol. 179, 3rd Edition

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UFC going Far East!
UFC is going to the Far East! The UFC has held their MMA matches all across this vast globe we call earth and they are finally traveling to China for the first time.  UFC announced yesterday that Fight Night will be held on November 10 In Macau, a special administration region of China, which is located about 37 miles west of Hong Kong.  The arena has a 15, 000 seating capacity and will be hosted by the Venetian Macao-Resort Hotel at their CoteiArena.  UFC chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta stated "breaking into a market with a population of over 1.3 billion is both a testament to the growth of our sport and a long-term challenge we are excited to undertake and this is just the first of many world-class fights we plan to hold over the coming years in China, one of the birthplaces of martial arts”.  At the time of the announcement, UFC did not have fighters lined up for the historic event.
For your Quick News and Notes, the Luxembourg Boxing Federation says it has started legal action to prevent the British boxing authority from "intimidating" its members over involvement and threating to suspend their license in the David Haye-Dereck Chisora heavyweight fight, Suellen Sheehan, who is now 43, accuses Hall of Famer tennis player Bob Hewitt of sexually attacking her when she was a 9 year protégé’, calls for his removal from the Hall of Fame, after reporting that Formula One test driver Maria de Villota was critically injured in as crash, it has now been reported that she has lost her right eye in the crash and remains hospitalized in Britain, with teammates describing her condition as critical but stable, Dottie Pepper has been appointed assistant captain for the 2013 U.S. Solheim Cup team, the PGA Tour has extended its contract with the Greenbrier Classic through 2021, USGA officials are allowing mobile phones on the course during this week's U.S. Women's Open at Blackwolf Run, letting fans stay connected despite the risk of a ring disrupting a player's backswing, newly hired Arkansas coach John L. Smith, says he is making plans to declare bankruptcy as a result of several land developments gone bust in Kentucky and athletic director Jeff Long was aware of Smith’s financial woes, the Minnesota Wild yesterday landed not one but both of the NHL's top players available in free agency: forward Zach Parise and defenseman Ryan Suter, Matt Carle agreed to terms on a six-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night and the deal is worth $5.5 million dollars annually, veteran center Steve Sullivan signed a one-year contract with the Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday and's Pierre LeBrun reports the deal is worth $1.85 million plus bonuses, negotiations between the NHL and NHL Players' Association on a new collective bargaining agreement resumed in New York, the Winnipeg Jets and first-round pick Al Montoya agreed to a one year deal worth $601,000, Yu Darvish will not make his final scheduled start of the first half as the Texas Rangers attempt to get him some extra rest in his first season in the majors, Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Andre Ethier was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a strained left oblique and it is retroactive to June 28, and finally, the Miami Marlins acquired Carlos Lee from the Houston Astros in a trade on Wednesday, sending a pair of minor leaguers to Houston, well it appears Lee received his independence from a losing as he goes to a winning team…..huh?!
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