Friday, July 13, 2012

The Freeh Report, USA Basketball & WNBA Scores & NBA Quick Dribbles: 7/13, Vol. 185, 1st Edition

We come this far by faith, leaning on the Lord…..trusting in His holy word, He’s never failed me yet….ohhhh, can’t turn around, we come this far by faith!  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!

Team USA rocks the
Dominican Republic
Although the NBA season had concluded, USA Basketball was back in action in preparation for the London Summer Olympics as Team USA was pitted against the Dominican Republic in Las Vegas and let me ya, Team USA not literally spanked Dominican Republic however comma they also ran out of them gym and ran them out of the city with a score of 113-59, let me get me calculator, let’s see, carry the one….wow, that’s a 54 point spread as Kevin Durant put in a double-double off the bench with 24 points and 10 rebounds and rookie big man Anthony Davis put in little work even scoring a 4 point play off of 3 pointer, in which he was fouled.  As the team celebrated the pre-determined win, news trickled down that Blake Griffin, who injured his knee will not be on Team USA.
The Ladies of the Basketball World in the WNBA had two games on the hard-court as the Tulsa Shock was walloped by the Minnesota Lynx 89-74 as Maya Moore had the nets singing with 28 season high points and she scored a franchise record of 19 points in the 2nd quarter as she outscored the entire Tulsa team by 2 points…wow, sister was puttin’ in work and the LA Sparks got past the Indiana Fever 77-74 as rookie Nneka Ogwumike was balling with 22 points and 20 glass grabbing rebounds, with 12 offensive rebounds which tied a WNBA record.
Louis Freeh discussing his report
on Penn State
In sporting news, after an eight month inquiry, the highly anticipated Freeh Report, in which former director of the FBI Louis Freeh, who was hired by Penn State to conduct an internal investigation, was released yesterday, all 267 pages.  In the report, it points the finger directly at Penn State officials and former football coach Joe Paterno for basically turning a blind eye and hidding critical facts in the sexual abuse of boys by retired coach Jerry Sandusky.   Freeh stated in part “our most saddening and sobering finding is the total disregard for the safety and welfare of Sandusky's child victims by the most senior leaders at Penn State and the most powerful men at Penn State failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who Sandusky victimized.”  As the day went on, many have weighed in on the legacy of the late Paterno and that debate or fiery conversation will go on for quite some time.  In the meantime, the president of Nike Inc. said Thursday he has decided to change the name of the Joe Paterno Child Development Center, a child care facility at the company's headquarters outside Portland and new name has not been released.
For your NBA Quick Dribbles, the Charlotte Bobcats have agreed to a two-year, fully guaranteed contract with former Los Angeles Lakers point guard Ramon Sessions, the Toronto Raptors and the representative for veteran guard Jose Calderon are working together to try to find a new home for Calderon via trade after Kyle Lowry was added to the roster, Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is walking without a brace and is ahead of his rehab schedule, his brother and manager Reggie Rose said on Thursday, the Minnesota Timberwolves used their amnesty designation to waive center Darko Milicic and submitted an offer sheet to Portland Trail Blazers restricted free agent Nicolas Batum, the Philadelphia 76ers have used the amnesty clause on veteran forward Elton Brand and will get about $18 million in salary cap relief for next season, Oklahoma City Thunder starting center Kendrick Perkins is expected to be ready for next season after having surgery on his right groin Thursday, Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan said last season was the most difficult he's endured in basketball….well, duh! After a season with a record of 7-59, the worst winning percentage in NBA history, I would have to concur. Huh?!
  
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Friday the 13th, NFL News w/ Junior Seau, Olympics w/ China Made Uniforms & PGA Scores: 7/13, Vol. 185, 2nd Edt'n

Today is Friday, the 13th, but trip and don’t fret, because God did not bless you with the spirit of fear!  Holla like you know you know me! Welcome back to your Spiritual Sports Segment on Rhema Gospel, I’m C.E.E.J.A.Y.

American Olympic uniforms
made in China!?
The PGA kicked off their John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run yesterday and Troy Matteson is the early leader on the board with a 10 under par followed by Ricky Barnes with a 7 under par and there were a host of golfers, seven to be exact tied for third.
For your London Summer Olympic News, Michael Phelps has talked with Tyler Clary after his Olympic teammate questioned his work ethic and isn't worried about what anyone says, American track star Michael Johnson brought the Olympic flame to Stonehenge on Thursday, holding the torch aloft as the sun's rays ricocheted off the glowing stones, every country competing at the London Games will include female athletes for the first time in Olympic history after Saudi Arabia agreed Thursday to send two women to compete in judo and track and field, British lawmakers clamored for an explanation Thursday about why the military needs to field more troops to protect the Olympics after a private security contractor that was paid millions to do that failed to recruit enough staff. And finally, in one of the biggest, what were they thinking questions? When the Americans take to the field for the Summer Olympics in their red, white, and blue…the uniforms, were not made in America, they were made in China!  What were they thinking?  Huh?!
For your NFL Quick Hits, the Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub received the green light to move forward with preparation of the upcoming season after recovering from a Lisfranc injury, Junior Seau's family has donated some of his brain tissue for research amid questions about whether damage from his football career contributed to his decision to commit suicide, officials said Thursday, the Cleveland Browns selected former Baylor wide receiver Josh Gordon in the second round of the supplemental draft on Thursday, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Larry Foote claims he is the victim of a scheme to defraud him out of more than $400,000 after a bogus valet service, and finally, Terrell Owens reportedly is in more hot water AGAIN over his late child support payments and is $20,000 behind on the payments and could face jail time. Wow…..No tickie, not laundry…..huh?!
  
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Carrier Classic w/ The Gators, AJ Allmendinger, NHL & Reggie Jackson News: 7/13, Vol. 185, 3rd Edt'n

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Carrier Classic in San Diego
Are you ready for some basketball?  Yeah, I know, that’s the tune of Monday Night Football, but if you are planning on attending the Carrier Classic aboard a naval vessel featuring the Florida Gators and Georgetown Hoyas on November 9 in Jacksonville, FL, be prepared for the deep ball.  The City of Jacksonville have tied the Thursday night game of the Jacksonville Jaguars matched up against the new look Indianapolis Colts to the basketball game on Friday when they released ticket information yesterday.  Basically, they will be offering sponsorship packages starting at $1,000 and range up to $50,000.  The least expensive package will include two tickets to the basketball game and six tickets to the football game.  In addition, four of those football tickets will be donated to military personnel as Jacksonville is a naval city as I was once stationed there.
For your Quick News & Notes, heavyweights Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson will be coaches on "The Ultimate Fighter" next season, UFC president Dana White said, Ma Qing Hua has become the first Chinese-born driver to test in Formula One, completing 82 laps of the British Grand Prix circuit at Silverstone for HRT, IndyCar chief operating officer Marc Koretzky resigned Thursday, effective immediately and IndyCar did not give a reason for Koretzky's resignation, Suspended NASCAR driver AJ Allmendinger has elected to bring his own experts to the testing of his "B" urine sample, The Associated Press reported, Jerry Sandusky's lawyers have filed a notice of appeal, claiming the judge in the former Penn State assistant coach's child sex abuse trial issued an improper order that had not been agreed upon during the pretrial hearing, Reuben Foster, the nation's #2 prospect, had a change of heart on Thursday afternoon, flipping his verbal commitment from Alabama to rival Auburn in football, 42 year old Teemu Selanne and the Anaheim Ducks agreed Thursday to a one-year, $4.5 million contract with the Ducks to return to return to the Ducks for the 20th NHL season of his remarkable career, the Ottawa Senators have signed veteran forward Chris Neil to a three-year contract extension, the San Jose Sharks have re-signed forwards T.J. Galiardi, Frazer McLaren, and Jonathan Matsumoto to one year deals and signed John McCarthy for two years, the Phoenix Coyotes have signed right wing Nick Johnson to a one-year, two-way contract, the Dallas Stars have signed goaltender Richard Bachman to a $625,000 contract for next season and also signed forward Colton Sceviour to a one year, two-way contract, the Boston Bruins have re-signed defenseman Matt Bartkowski to a two-way contract as the deal is worth $660,000 at the NHL level and $62,500 at the AHL level,
The Toronto Blue Jays and first baseman Edwin Encarnacion announced a three-year contract that begins next season and is worth $27 million dollars and includes a $10 million club option for the 2016 season, investigators say there is not enough evidence to arrest San Francisco Giants slugger Pablo Sandoval for an alleged sexual assault at a hotel near Santa Cruz, New York Yankees senior advisor Reggie Jackson continues to try to get back into good graces after his damaging comments more than a week ago about Alex Rodriguez more than a week ago  released a statement Thursday that read in part “I have been proactively reaching out to make personal apologies to those within the Hall of Fame community that I offended, and to the Yankees' organization for any disruption that I caused in the clubhouse and I continue to have a strong relationship with the club, and look forward to continuing in my role with the team. As always, I remain dedicated to the great game of baseball”, Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Ranger Suarez and free-agent pitcher Daniel Cordero have been suspended 50 games each for violating baseball's minor league drug program, the Minnesota Twins will reinstate closer Matt Capps from the 15-day disabled list, and finally, Major League Baseball announced Thursday that Jairo Beras' contract with the Texas Rangers will be approved by the league, but the teenager will be suspended until July 1, 2013 after providing a false date of birth……dude, just give your real birth and age, like me, I’m 34 years old….huh?!
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