Thursday, July 12, 2012

2012 ESPY's, FAMU President & NBA News w/ Dwight Howard & WNBA Scores: 7/12, Vol. 184, 1st Edition

I can never repay You, Lord, for what You've done for me; how You loosed my shackles and You set me free….how You made a way out of no way, turned my darkness into day. You've been my joy in the time of sorrow, my hope for my tomorrow, peace in the time of the storm, strength when I'm weak and worn…..great is thy faithfulness!  Good morning and welcome back to your Spiritual Sports Segment on Rhema Gospel Radio better than when you it yesterday, I’m C.E.E.J.A.Y!  Here We Go!

Eric LeGrand winner of the
Jimmy V Perseverance Award
The Queens of the Basketball Court had three games to tip off last yesterday as the Washington Mystics was scorched by the Connecticut Sun 85-73 as Asjha Jones netted 19 points, the San Antonio Silver Stars easily handled the Chicago Sky 77-68 as Sophia Young and Danielle Robinson each scored 16 points and the Atlanta Dream clobbered the Seattle Storm 70-59 as Sancho Lyttle drained 21 points.
Games were mighty light last night since the 2012 ESPY’s was broadcast from Los Angeles, CA and as LeBron James is celebrating his first NBA championship, he brought home more hardware with three ESPY’s for Male Athlete of the Year, NBA Player of the Year and his team won Team of the Year.  Brittney Griner of Baylor brought home Female Athlete of the Year and Female College Athlete of the Year.  The Arthur Ashe Courage Award was rightly given to legendary former Tennessee coach Pat Summit and former Rutgers defensive tackle Eric LeGrand, who was paralyzed in a 2010 game received the Jimmy V Perseverance Award, while Jeremy Lin won Breakthrough Athlete of the Year, Drew Brees won Record-Breaking Performance and Tim Tebow’s 80 yard pass touchdown to Demaryius Thomas won Best Moment.   Other ESPY winners were as follows:
•           ESPY for Best Play went to Christian Watford of the Indiana Hoosiers
•           Biggest Upset: The Los Angeles Kings, who came from the eighth seed in the Western Conference to win the Stanley Cup over the New Jersey Devils
•           Game of the Year: The San Francisco 49ers' dramatic 36-32 NFC Divisional playoff win over the Saints
•           Coach/Manager of Year: Tom Coughlin, who won his second Super Bowl in January, beating New England 21-17 and became the oldest coach at age 65 to win a Super Bowl
•           Best Comeback: Detroit Lions' quarterback Matthew Stafford, who came back from    offseason shoulder surgery and threw for 5,038 yards last year, fourth most in NFL history.
•           Best International Athlete: Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona's striker and Argentina's captain,    scored 50 goals in La Liga and 14 in the Champions League.
•           NFL Player of the Year: Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers).
•           MLB Player of the Year: Josh Hamilton (Texas Rangers).
•           NHL Player of the Year: Jonathan Quick (Los Angeles Kings).
•           Driver of the Year: Tony Stewart.
•           WNBA Player of the Year: Diana Taurasi (Phoenix Mercury)
•           Fighter of the Year: Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
•           Male Golfer: Bubba Watson.
•           Female Golfer: Cristie Kerr.
•           Male Tennis Player: Novak Djokovic.
•           Female Tennis Player: Maria Sharapova.
•           Male College Athlete: Robert Griffin III.
•           Male Action Sports Athlete: Shaun White, skateboarding-snowboarding.
•           Female Action Sports Athlete: Jamie Anderson, snowboarding.
•           Jockey: Mario Gutierrez.
•           Male Athlete with a Disability: Kyle Maynard, climbing.
•           Female Athlete with a Disability: Jessica Long, swimming.
•           College Athletic Program: Stanford women's athletics and Florida men's athletics
•           Bowler: Sean Rash.
•           MLS Player: David Beckham, Los Angeles Galaxy.
•           Track and Field Athlete: Walter Dix.
In sporting news, on the same day the parents of late Robert Champion, who was killed in a hazing ritual after the 32nd Annual Florida Classic football game in Orlando, filed a wrongful death lawsuit, Florida A&M president John Ammons resigned.  In the letter submitted to the governing board, the effective date of the resignation is October 11.
For your NBA Quick Dribbles, on the same day the Brooklyn Nets officially ended talks with the Orlando Magic to acquire superstar center Dwight Howard, the Nets and their own center Brook Lopez, a restricted free agent, agreed to a four-year, $60 million max deal, as the Dallas Mavericks continued to wipe pie from their face since they didn’t land Deron Williams, they reached a deal with the Indiana Pacers to acquire point guard Darren Collison and swingman Dahntay Jones in a sign-and-trade deal that will send free-agent center Ian Mahinmi to the Pacers to serve as a backup for Roy Hibbert, in addition, they also agreed to a one-year, $8 million deal with free-agent center Chris Kaman, restricted free agent Landry Fields signed a three-year, nearly $20 million dollar offer sheet with the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday and the New York Knicks will have three days to match Toronto's offer, Kyle Singler has signed a three-year contract with the Detroit Pistons after spending last season playing in Spain, and finally, the Golden State Warriors sent Dorell Wright to the Philadelphia 76ers in a revised three-team trade that netted guard Jarrett Jack from the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night.
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NFL News w/ Drew Brees & Mike Vick, Joe Paterno, Olympic News & MLS Score: 7/12, Vol. 184, 2nd Edt'n

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Michael Vick's new athletic
clothing line called V7
Major League Soccer had one game on the futbol field last night as Toronto FC got past the Vancouver Whitecaps 3-2 as Terry Dunfield scored in the 50th minute stoppage to seal the deal.
In sporting news, a letter that is seven months old which was released yesterday, the late Joe Paterno, former legendary coach of Penn State’s football program, defended the integrity of the football program.  The letter which was written just before his passing was confirmed as legitimate by the Paterno family.
For your London Summer Olympic News, China is sending a team of 396 athletes to defend its title as the top gold medal winner when the Olympic Games start in London in just more than two weeks, US Olympic swimmer Tyler Clary is back-tracking after his comments went viral that Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps is asking to get beat, and finally, Roger Bannister, who broke the 4-minute barrier for the mile 58 years ago, carried the Olympic torch across the finish line Tuesday in a powerful moment just 17 days before the start of the London Games.
For your NFL Quick Hits,  Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints are still more than $10 million apart in the guaranteed portion of the contract on Wednesday and must find a common prior to Monday’s deadline, Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams, who was given a six-game suspension earlier this year for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing substance policy, also failed a second drug test in September, the Denver Post reported on Wednesday, citing court documents, Judge David Doty has agreed to hear arguments September 6 regarding the NFL Players Association's claim that the league and its owners conspired in collusion to establish a "secret $123 million salary cap" in 2010, which under the previous labor agreement was designated as an uncapped year of spending, tickets for Buffalo Bill's "home" game against Seattle Seahawks in Toronto have been reduced from past Bills contests at Rogers Centre and if fans already purchased tickets, they will have the option of receiving a refund or an upgrade, the Indianapolis Colts are experiencing something they have not experienced in a long time….a potential blackout of their home games….hmm, I wonder why that is nonetheless comma I digress, and finally, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has launched his athletic clothing line called V7, in addition, Vick has already agreed to donate part of the proceeds to the Boys and Girls Club of Philadelphia and his autobiography titled, "Finally Free," will be released later this year.
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David Haye vs Derek Chisora, AJ Foyt, NCAAB & Curt Schilling News: 7/12, Vol. 184, 3rd Edition

God is good and all the time, God is good!  For your Spiritual Sports Segment on Rhema Gospel Radio, I’m C.E.E.J.A.Y.


David Haye vs Derek Chisora
For your Quick News & Notes, the World Boxing Association on Wednesday announced it has stripped Lamont Peterson and reinstated Amir Khan as its 140-pound "super" titleholder, which means the fight with Danny Garcia on Saturday night on HBO at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas will be to unify Khan's title with Garcia's WBC belt, Chael Sonnen has opted against appealing his UFC 148 loss to middleweight champion Anderson Silva, according to a report by FUEL TV, as the fight between Derek Haye and David Chisora is taking shape, they both promised that the knockout loser of their non-world title fight on Saturday will donate $31,000 to charity as Chisora picked a children's hospital, and Haye chose a bone marrow charity for minorities, Chicago brawler Donovan George accepted to fight Quebec's Adonis Stevenson on August 11 at the Bell Center in Montreal, following in the footsteps of the French Open and Wimbledon, the U.S. Open is increasing singles prize money by 11 percent this year, with the biggest boosts for players who lose in early rounds, IndyCar has fined A.J. Foyt Racing $15,000 for an illegal fuel cell in Mike Conway's car at Toronto and the team was docked 10 points on Tuesday, suspended NASCAR driver AJ Allmendinger said Wednesday that he tested positive for a stimulant and was collecting his medicines and supplements in an attempt to figure out what got him in trouble, Jason Day has withdrawn from the Open Championship, choosing instead to stay home with his newborn son, the college basketball season will tip off with a dozen back-to-back games November 13 on ESPN, highlighted by Michigan State vs. Kansas and Duke vs. Kentucky in the State Farm Champions Classic, former Arizona point guard Josiah Turner won't play for new Southern Methodist coach Larry Brown and instead, Turner will withdraw from SMU and pursue a professional career in basketball, Yahoo! Sports reported Tuesday,
After playing eight games in a redshirt 2011 and transferring from Alabama to Virginia, quarterback Phillip Sims has been granted a waiver to play at Virginia this season, Florida State defensive back Greg Reid was arrested by the Georgia State Patrol on Tuesday night and charged with driving with a suspended license, a seatbelt violation and misdemeanor possession of marijuana, according to the Lowndes County, GA Sheriff's office, Eddie Olczyk, Lou Lamoriello, and  Mike Modano all were selected to the U. S. Hall of Fame, the San Jose Sharks have signed defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic to a five-year contract extension through the 2017-18 season, the Boston Bruins announced Wednesday that they have signed defenseman Garnet Exelby and forward Lane MacDermid to one-year, two-way contracts and Exelby will make $600,000 at the NHL level and $130,000 at the AHL level, while MacDermid's contract is worth $600,000 at the NHL level and $70,000 at the AHL level, New York Mets right-hander Dillon Gee will undergo potentially season-ending surgery Friday in St. Louis to fix artery damage in his pitching shoulder, which should prevent a recurrence of clotting, a source familiar with the plan told ESPNNewYork.com on Wednesday, and finally, Govenor Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island says financial reviews will show he played no role in the collapse of former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's failed video game company, 38 Studios….essentially what he is saying is…..huh?!
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