Friday, July 20, 2012

NBA w/ Dennis Rodman & Rules Change, USA Basketball & MLB Scores & Steve Graban Steps Down: 7/20, Vol. 190, 1st Edt'n

            When people say you can't, remember, He can! When you don't know what to do, please remember….He has the master plan! He will free you from your sin and give you peace within; so hold your head up high ‘cause you're gonna win!  Good morning and welcome back to Spiritual Sports Segment on Rhema Gospel Radio better than when you it yesterday, I’m C.E.E.J.A.Y!  Let’s Get It Stared!

Dennis Rodman meets
father after 42 years
There were six games on the diamond in the American League in Major League Baseball last night as the New York Yankees was defeated by the Oakland A’s 4-3 as Yonis Cepedes went yard, the Tampa Bay Rays SHUT OUT and blasted the Cleveland Indians 6 to nothing as Marc Price won his 13th game and the first to do so in the AL, the LA Angels were crushed by the Detroit Tigers 5-1 as Miguel Cabrera belted his 21st homerun along with 9 strikeouts from Max Scherzer, while the Baltimore Orioles eked out a one run win against the Minnesota Twins 4-3 as Mark Reynolds’ 2 run single helped the cause, the Seattle Mariners pummeled the Kansas City Royals 6-1 with a homer from Jesus Montero and the Chicago White Sox was defeated by the Boston Red Sox 3-1 off of Cody Ross or should I say Cody Rose’ walk off 3 run homer to seal the deal.
The men for USA Basketball were back in tune-up, exhibition action as they faced off against Luol Deng and his Great Britain team as the Coach K mixed up the lineup by inserting Deron Williams and taking out Carmelo Anthony however comma both players benefited as Team USA built a 40 point lead primarily with their defense and went on manhandle Great Britain as Melo and Williams each poured in 19 points apiece.
In sporting news, longtime and very influential member of Penn State’s Board of Trustees, Steve Graban have succumbed to the pressure from his fellow board members to step down.  The board, still fuming over the fact Graban didn’t notify them of the Jerry Sandusky investigation in April of 2011, could have done something back then so they wouldn’t be in the position they are in now.  Graban wrote a letter to Chairwoman Karen Peetz that read in part “it is clear to me that my presence on the board has become a distraction and an impediment to your efforts to move forward.”
For your NBA Quick Dribbles, the ongoing saga surrounding Dwight Howard have reached new levels of ridiculous as I reported yesterday, sources close to Howard indicated that if traded to the LA Lakers, he would indeed sign a long term extension, and yet another twist, with Dan Fegan his agent, in his ear, stated Howard would not sign and long term extension and indeed will test the free agency market.  Of course, Fegan would stand to make more cash if Howard signed as a free agent….but we all know, it’s not about the money.  Nonetheless comma I digress as the Boston Celtics are close to acquiring free-agent shooting guard Courtney Lee in a sign-and-trade deal with the Houston Rockets, according to a league source, and speaking of the Rockets, newly re-acquired point guard Jeremy Lin was introduced and in joining the Rockets, Lin stated “it’s a huge blessing”, Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins had surgery for a ligament tear in his left wrist,  free-agent center Ryan Hollins agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday, according to his agent Todd Ramasar,  the Chicago Bulls have signed Vladimir Radmanovic to a one-year deal, the team announced Thursday, NBA Commissioner David Stern announced a few rules changes that include at any point in the game, officials can now check video replay on all flagrant fouls, officials now can use video replay in the final two minutes of overtime to decide whether a defender was in or out of the restricted area around the basket on charge and blocking fouls, replay also can be used for goaltending calls in the late stages of games as well, in addition, the league is looking to add possibly $100 million in revenue by permitting small advertising patches on uniforms starting in the 2013-14 season and finally, after 42 years, 29 children by 16 mothers, Dennis Rodman and his estranged father Philander, finally met in the Philippines.  16, 29……O. M. G.  Enough said period.
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NFL w/ Andrew Luck, Olympics w/ Michael Phelps, NL-MLB & British Open Scores: 7/20, Vol. 190, 2nd Edt'n

God can heal, He can deliver, He can mend your brokenness, He has a miracle to fit your needs, once you trust Him, you will receive!  Welcome back to your Spiritual Sports Segment on Rhema Gospel, I’m C.E.E.J.A.Y.

Andrew Luck officially
became a Colt 
The National League in Major League Baseball had one less game than their AL counterpart with 5 games swinging their as the San Francisco Giants lost by one run 3-2 to the Atlanta Braves as David Ross and Freddie Freeman belted a homerun each, the Arizona Diamondbacks also lost by one measly run 7-6 to the Cincinnati Reds as the Reds scored 7 consecutive runs to get the win, while the New York Mets outlasted the Washington Nationals 9-5 as R. A. Dickey won his 13th game of season and David Wright blasted 2 homers, the Miami Marlins was defeated by the Chicago Cubs 4-2 with Alfonso Soriano got his 18th homer of the season and Houston Astros had a bagel for dinner as they were SHUT OUT 1-0 by San Diego Padres.
The Open Championship PGA teed off yesterday and Adam Scott, who is atop of the leaderboard during any major, is your leader at 6 under par, Nicolas Colsaerts, Paul Lawrie and Zach Johnson are all tied for 2nd and there are a plethora of golfers, including Tiger Woods that are only three shots back.
For your London Summer Olympics,  Michael Phelps is perturbed he can't wear insignias of the U.S. flag on both sides of his swimming cap at the London Olympics any longer as rule has changed, USA Cycling will reward gold medalists at the London Games with up to $100,000 in bonus money, creating the richest known Olympics financial incentive program offered by any cycling organization in the world, according to The Associated Press and silver will net $75,000 and bronze will receive $50,000, border guards at British airports will walk off the job July 26, the day before the London Olympics begin, creating an Olympic-sized logistical headache for British officials as they complain about pay and job losses, and finally, Japan's world champion women's soccer team has taken exception to flying economy while their male counterparts sat in business class on a flight to Europe for the Olympics.
For your NFL Quick Hits, the Indianapolis Colts signed Andrew Luck, who was taken with the first overall pick in the April draft, to a four-year, $22.1 million contract, and the deal is fully guaranteed, with no offset language and the deal also includes a $14.5 million signing bonus while the Colts hold the option for a fifth year, the San Diego Chargers have released defensive end Luis Castillo, St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn has been charged with drunken driving in suburban St. Louis, police and court officials said Thursday, the Pittsburgh Steelers have released veteran offensive tackle Jonathan Scott, U.S. District Judge Barbara Lynn dismissed claims against the Dallas Cowboys in a lawsuit related to the Super Bowl XLV seating problems, The Dallas Morning News reported, but ruled that parts of the litigation can continue against the NFL, and finally, former NFL star Terrell Owens has made child support payments that he owed to the mother of his 7-year-old daughter, avoiding the threat of jail time.
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Jail For Bloody Nose, UFC, Todd Bodine & Stephen Strasburg: 7/20, Vol. 190, 3rd Edition

What a week, it has passed, every trial I'll outlast….bread of heaven, feed me till I want no more!  For your Spiritual Sports Segment on Rhema Gospel Radio, I’m C.E.E.J.A.Y.

Todd Bodine set to make his
milestone 200th start
Potential jail time for a bloody nose?  Boxer Martin Tucker unfortunately suffered a bloody nose in his boxing match in which he won, his only victory in seven matches, but it was bitter sweet since FBI agent Robert Schmitz had plans with the swab that was used on Tucker’s nose.  You see, Schmitz was investigating bank robbery at Monroe County Community Credit Union in Temperance, MI and was aware of Tuckers boxing match.  Somehow Schmitz obtained the bloody swab and compared it with DNA on a mask believed to have been used in the robbery and the steering wheel of the get-a-way car and it was a match.  So Tucker is alleged of wearing the mask and using a handgun in the $5,400 robbery and was arrested earlier this week along with another suspect who was indicted in November.
For your Quick News & Notes, a verbal agreement is in place for UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo to defend his belt October 13 against Erik Koch in Rio de Janeiro, as the fight will headline UFC 153 at the HSBC Arena, flyweight contender Ian McCall will return to action August 4 against John Moraga in a UFC on Fox main event bout at Staples Center in Los Angeles, the promotion announced Thursday, George Dodd, executive officer of the California State Athletic Commission, resigned Monday, three weeks after the regulatory body charged with overseeing boxing and mixed martial arts in the state censured him for failing to adequately inform commissioners of the board's insolvency, lineal middleweight champion Sergio Martinez and titleholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., who both submitted to random urine tests conducted by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on July 11, had their drug tests come back negative on Thursday, Wimbledon organizers say the Grand Slam tournament will be pushed back one week in 2015 to lengthen the grass-court season, three years after she reached the U.S. Open quarterfinals, American Melanie Oudin won't earn direct entry into the tournament because her ranking has fallen to 121st in the world.
Graham Rahal is giving fans a chance to design the helmet he'll wear in the IndyCar Series season finale as the design contest will run through August 8 by the Graham Rahal Foundation and fans can access a pre-made helmet template and create their own design, Todd Bodine will make a milestone start in Saturday night's Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway with his 200th start and it will make him the only driver with at least 200 starts in all three of NASCAR's national series, Nick Saban, coach of Alabama’s football program said one option to address the Penn State tragedy might be a ticket tax on athletic events and giving the proceeds to child abuse funds and this will produce some good from a negative situation, in the wake of the scandal at Penn State, the Big Ten Conference is considering a plan to give its commissioner’s the power to punish schools with financial sanctions, suspensions and even the ability to fire coaches, Alabama wide receiver Duron Carter, son of longtime NFL receiver Cris Carter, has left the program, a source confirmed to ESPN's Joe Schad after not playing a down in 2011 after transferring from Ohio State and was suspended in March and was academically ineligible last season, the Philadelphia Flyers have signed star defenseman Shea Weber to an 14 year, $100 million offer sheet and the Nashville Predators have seven days to match, the Minnesota Wild have signed teenager and first-round draft pick Mathew Dumba, the decision on whether the National League East-leading Washington Nationals will shut down prized starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg will be made by general manager Mike Rizzo alone and that it's not necessarily at the 160-inning mark that has been talked about so often, prosecutors on Thursday urged a federal appeals court to uphold former major league slugger Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction, and finally, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter is expected to be back for the 2013 season after surgery Thursday to repair a nerve injury in his right shoulder.
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