Tuesday, July 31, 2012

2012 Olympics w/ Ryan Lochte, Missy Franklin & Matt Grevers & Olympic News w/ Hope Solo: 7/31, Vol. 197, 1st Edt'n

Can we find a friend so faithful, who will all our sorrows share? Jesus knows our every weakness…take it to the Lord in prayer!  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!  Here We Go!

Missy Franklin celebrating her
gold medal win
The 2012 London Olympics rolled on it despite some wins, it was a Day of Disappointment as Ryan Lochte apparently was cursed since his beat Michael Phelps in the 400m Individual Medley because he gave up a big lead in the relay and yesterday came in fourth place in the 200m Freestyle….I don’t know about you, but something smells fishy about that and another huge Olympic let down was the men’s gymnastics team finishing fifth after a promising first place qualification finish.  But there was reason to celebrate as 17 year old Missy Franklin from Aurora, CO, struck gold in the Women’s 100m Backstroke and Matt Grevers set an Olympic sized record by rallying to a win to capture gold in the Men’s 100 Backstroke and fellow American Nick Thoman brings home silver, while Michael Phelps qualified to defend his title in the 200m Butterfly and Missy Franklin qualified in the 200m Freestyle.  Coming out of the pool just for a moment to a sandy surface, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh captured their 16th consecutive Olympic victory in beach volleyball to improve 2-0 and Maggie Stephens scored 7 goals as the women’s polo team got past Hungary 14-13 and for a smaller, dryer ball, Venus and her sister Serena continue their march to gold by advancing and Andy Roddick and John Isner also advanced.  The ladies of the basketball court showed no mercy against Angola and ran all over them 90-38…..yes, you heard correctly……NINE ZERO – THREE EIGHT as Candace Parker notched her second double-double of the tournament finishing with 14 points and 12 rebounds.
For your 2012 London Olympic news, U.S. women's soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo didn't back down Monday from her Twitter outburst against NBC analyst Brandi Chastain, saying the tweets were her way of expressing her opinion about the quality of television announcers, FIFA has imposed a two-match ban on Colombia player Lady Andrade after U.S. forward Abby Wambach said she was "sucker-punched" by her opponent in an Olympic soccer match, Swiss soccer player Michel Morganella, was expelled from the Olympics on Monday for his threatening and racist message on Twitter about South Koreans after losing the match….think twice before you hit send. London Olympic organizers say former Beatle Paul McCartney and other star performers who took part in Friday's opening ceremony essentially donated their time and basically receiving a mere pound for a $1.57, for their performances, A security guard at the Olympics is under investigation for allegedly insulting a soldier as they worked together at a Games venue as the investigation continues, and finally, Australian boxer Damien Hooper, who wore a T-shirt emblazoned with an Aboriginal flag at the arena has been warned by team officials for violating a policy barring athletes from making political statements.
  
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AL & NL-MLB Scores, NBA News w/ Jacque Vaughn & NFL News w/ O. J. Murdock: 7/31, Vol. 197, 2nd Edt'n

That’s why I praise him with a song, when things are right and when they’re wrong, He’s given me a second chance, come on lets praise Him in advance!  Welcome back to your Spiritual Sports Segment on Rhema Gospel, I’m C.E.E.J.A.Y.!

Kendrys Morales of the Angels
became the 3rd switch hitter in MLB
history to homer from both sides
of the plate in the same inning
Major League Baseball had six games on the diamond in the American League starting with the LA Angels literally spanking the Texas Rangers 15-8 as Kendrys Morales homered twice on both sides of the plate and one being a Grand Slam and became the 3rd switch hitter in MLB history to do so in the same inning, the Baltimore Orioles got past the New York Yankees 5-4 as Wilson Betemit homered, the Detroit Tigers were clawed up by the Boston Red Sox 7-3 as Will Middlebrooks launched a homerun, while the Chicago White Sox lost by a run 7-6 to the Minnesota Twins, the Toronto Blue Jays were beat up by the Seattle Mariners 4-1 Hisashi Iwakuma struck out a career best 13 batters and the Tampa Bay Ray and the Oakland A’s game lasted for 15 innings, so when I woke up, the A’s won 4-3 off of Jemile Weeks sacrifice fly and the A’s lead the majors with 12 walk-offs this season.
The National League in Major League Baseball also had six games that had the bats swinging as the Miami Marlins were blasted by the Atlanta Braves 8-2 as Jason Heyward’s 17th homer to help the Braves win on Monday for the first time this year, the San Diego Padres pummeled the Cincinnati Reds 11-5 to snap the Reds 10 game win streak, the Pittsburgh Pirates were literally spanked by the Chicago Cubs 14-4 as the Cubs scored 9 runs in the 5th inning, while the Houston Astros came up a weeee bit short and lost to the Milwaukee Brewers 8-7  as Cody Ransom went yard, the Arizona Diamondbacks demolished the LA Dodgers 7-2 as Chris Johnson, fresh off a trade from the Houston Astros, belted a Grand Slam and the New York Mets needed all of 10 innings to get past the San Francisco Giants 8-7 as Scott Hairston belted 2 homeruns and the eventual game winning homer in the 10th.
For your NBA Quick Dribbles, with a new general manager and the status of All-Star Dwight Howard still in limbo, the Orlando Magic introduced first time head coach Jacque Vaughn and when asked if he was hesitate on taking the job with uncertainty of their franchise player, Vaughn stated “Faith. Faith in your abilities. Faith in the people around you and one of the great character-building attributes of the franchises I've been around -- the foundation and the basis -- is having good people around you. The DeVos family is about that. Alex Martins is about that. And I know Rob Hennigan is about that” and finally, eight of nine Seattle City Council members have sent a letter to the investor seeking public help to build a new sports arena in the city, saying changes must be made to a proposal before they can support it.
For your NFL Quick Hits, Tampa police found reserve receive O. J. Murdock of the Tennessee Titans in his car from an apparent gunshot wound, in which he later passed at a local hospital….may God rest his soul in peace and bring comfort to his family, along with Brodey Poole and Andre Holmes, running back Felix Jones was one of three Dallas Cowboys who has not been cleared to practice after failing the team's conditioning test at the beginning of training camp, New York Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas experienced swelling in his knee on Monday morning and was sent to New York City to have his right knee examined, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb bruised his right thigh late in Monday's practice and left the field for treatment, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has returned to the team's training camp residence hall after an allergic reaction to seafood at lunch that sent him to a local hospital, but was fine after treatment, and finally, the NFL has confirmed Shannon Eastin, a woman will be among the group of referees used as replacements during the current lockout of NFL officials.
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NASCAR, Bruce Pearl, Penn State, Jose Rijo & Avelino Castro News: 7/31, Vol. 197, 3rd Edition

When I've lost my direction, You're the compass for my way; You're the fire and light when nights are long and cold……Jesus, You are the center of my joy!  For your Spiritual Sports Segment on Rhema Gospel Radio, I’m C.E.E.J.A.Y.

Ex Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl
takes his antics to ESPN
For your Quick News & Notes, former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez returns to action October 12 against Patricky Freire in Windsor, Ontario, promotion CEO Bjorn Rebney announced Monday, UFC president Dana White confirmed on Monday the winner of this weekend's UFC on Fox main event between Mauricio Rua and Brandon Vera will be next in line to challenge for the 205-pound belt, the New York Red Bulls have traded midfielder Mehdi Ballouchy to the San Jose Earthquakes for an international spot and a conditional draft pick next season, NASCAR officials announced Monday that the new Chevrolet SS, Dodge Charger, Ford Fusion and Toyota Camry designs have met the necessary targets for approval based on final aerodynamic tests July 18, former coaches Bruce Pearl and Seth Greenberg have joined ESPN as college basketball analysts and Jalen Rose will be a featured analyst on the weekly "College Game Day”, backup Penn State safety Tim Buckley has become the first player to transfer from Penn State in the wake of NCAA sanctions, and have taken his talents to North Carolina State, meanwhile after spending lots of time with Trojans quarterback Matt Barkley and wide receiver Robert Woods over the weekend, Penn State star running back Silas Redd is strongly leaning toward transferring to USC, sources told ESPN's Joe Schad, Arkansas State Police say they completed an internal investigation tied to the March traffic stop of Michael Dyer, the running back who was dismissed by Arkansas State over the weekend, but the agency will not release details since it’s a personnel matter, The Big East Conference has discussed starting a new bowl game for its champion, likely in Florida, starting with the 2014 season, according to sources at Big East Media Days in Newport, RI, Utah officials say defensive playmaker Brian Blechen has been suspended three games for violating undisclosed team rules, the spot where Joe Paterno's bronze likeness once stood is now occupied by freshly planted trees, possibly signifying a fresh start, former Penn State quarterback Rob Bolden, who hasn't been on Penn State's team for more than a week after he was granted a release from his scholarship, prior to the harsh penalties, visited LSU over the weekend, a source close to the Tigers confirmed Sunday.
The Philadelphia Flyers reached a minor league affiliation with the Trenton Titans of the East Coast Hockey League on Monday, the Texas Rangers acquired catcher Geovany Soto from the Chicago Cubs on Monday for minor league pitcher Jake Brigham, a source confirmed, the Arizona Diamondbacks designated veteran first baseman Lyle Overbay for assignment on Monday to free up a roster spot for third baseman Chris Johnson, the Milwaukee Brewers have fired bullpen coach Stan Kyles following another meltdown by its relievers, the Texas Rangers announced Monday that first baseman and outfielder Mitch Moreland will rejoin the team for their series against the Los Angeles Angels after a stint on the 15-day disabled list, Brian Roberts, Baltimore Orioles second baseman will have season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right hip, a prosecutor in the Dominican Republic says 1990 Cincinnati World Series MVP Jose Rijo has been charged with laundering money for Avelino Castro, a suspected drug trafficker and says about 80 percent of the assets of fugitive drug suspect were in Rijo's name, items such as two hotels and a sports complex.  Dude…two hotels?  Perhaps a car or a condo…..but two hotels?  Come on man!
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