Friday, August 3, 2012

Olympics w/ Gabby Douglas, Michael Phelps, USA Basketball & Medal Count: 8/3, Vol. 200, 1st Edition

Like streams in the valley they swell with the rain, let the songs of my heart rise to bless your name and flow to you, flow to you, Lord let my worship flow to you!  Good morning and welcome back to Spiritual Sports Segment on Rhema, the 200th Edition on Gospel Radio better than when you it yesterday, I’m C.E.E.J.A.Y!  Let’s Get It Started!

Gabby Douglas golden history
at the London Olympics
Ohhhh what a night for the United States at the 2012 Olympics in London and with so much action, I was befuddled on what to kick off this segment with, but I opt for the phenomenal history making performance of Gabrielle Christina Victoria Douglas, but you know her as Gabby Douglas as she became the first African-American in Olympic history to win gold in the individual all-around competition and with her gold a few days ago, she became the first American gymnast to win gold in both the individual all-around and team competitions at the same Olympics….congratulations Gabby.  Heading over to the pool, the smooth stroke of Rebecca Soni set another record by beating her own world record in the 200m Breaststroke to capture gold in 2 minutes, 19.59 seconds and Tyler Clary got the best of Ryan Lochte in the very last lap of the Men’s 200m Backstroke to strike gold in Olympic record fashion with a time of 1 minute, 53.41 seconds and Lochte finished 3rd for bronze.
Michael Phelps was back in action as he accomplished the unprecedented three-peat to win the 200m Individual Medley, to become the first male swimmer to win the same individual event in three straight Olympics, outdueling Ryan Lochte, who claimed silver, to finally notch his first individual gold during these Olympics, giving him 20 medals total and 16 of those are gold.  Other medal winners from Thursday was Kyla Harrison winning gold in judo for the United States, which is a first and U.S. women's eight that won a second straight Olympic gold in rowing, maintaining a six-year dominance in the event.
Serena Williams continued her march towards gold as she will face off against #1 ranked Victoria Azarenka in the semi-finals and Team USA in men’s basketball was pitted against Nigeria and words cannot described, not even my world famous verbiage of literally spanking cannot explain how the United States treated them like step-step-step children and exploded for a record setting 156 points, beating Nigeria by 83 points as they only scored 73.  Carmelo Anthony scored 37 points to break the U. S. single game scoring record in less than three quarters and the team also set a record of 26 3 pointers and field goal percentage of 71%.  As the deacon in the corner says……my, my, my.
So with an impressive day for the United State, the leader in the medal count has shifted from China to the USA with 18 gold, 9 silver and 10 bronze for a total of 37, while China also has 18 gold, 11 silver and 5 bronze for a total of 34 and Japan added two more for a total of 19 for third.
For your London Olympic News, Olympic officials demanded a deeper investigation into the badminton fixing scandal Thursday as China's coach took the blame for a match being thrown at the London Games and a player appeared to quit the tarnished sport, a boxing referee from Turkmenistan was expelled from the London Olympics on Thursday for his handling of a bout in which the result was overturned on appeal, Hiroshi Hoketsu of Japan became the oldest competitor at the age of 71 at the 2012 London Olympics on Thursday when his horse Whisper cantered into the ring at the equestrian dressage competition at Greenwich Park, some of Britain’s iconic red mailboxes were painted gold Thursday, to celebrate gold medals won by British Olympians, Australian rower Josh Booth was detained by police for causing damage to a storefront in an alcohol-related incident hours after he competed in the men's eight at the Olympics and finally, NBC said Thursday that during the first few days of its Olympics coverage, archery was the most popular sport of any that it aired on its cable networks, even bigger than basketball. Archery averaged 1.5 million viewers when it came on TV.  Who knew……huh?!
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NFL w/ Cleveland Browns, AL-NL MLB & PGA Scores & NBA Quick Dribbles: 8/3, Vol. 200, 2nd Edition

Lately I've been going through some things that really got me down. I need someone, somebody to help me come and turn my life around. I can't explain!  I can't obtain it! Jesus your love is so, it's so amazing!  It gets me high up to the sky, and when I think about your goodness it makes me wanna stomp!  Welcome back to your Spiritual Sports Segment 200th Edition Style on Rhema Gospel, I’m C.E.E.J.A.Y.!

Cleveland Browns sold
Major League Baseball had lighter schedule last night with only nine games on the diamond starting with the American League as the Minnesota Twins SHUT OUT and annihilated the Boston Red Sox 5-0 as the rookie Samuel Deduno shut down the Red Sox and Brian Dozier went yard, the LA Angels were manhandled by the Texas Rangers 15-9 as Nelson Cruz homered, while the Cleveland Indians lost by a measly run to the Kansas City Royals 7-6 as the Royals lost a 6-0 lead and had to rally back to close the game out in 11 innings with Alcides Escobar’s RBI single and the Toronto Blue Jays had their feathers clipped by the Oakland A’s 4-1 as Josh Reddick launches his 23rd homer of the season.
For your National League scores, the San Diego Padres was blasted by the Cincinnati Reds 9-4 as Johnny Cuerto wins his 14th game, the New York Mets outmuscled the San Francisco Giants 9-1 as Ronny Cedeno drives in 5 RBI’s, the Philadelphia Phillies were SHUT OUT by the Washington Nationals 3-0 as Adam LaRoche knocked in his 20th homerun, while the Miami Marlins was demolished by the Atlanta Braves 6-1 as Chipper Jones and Freddie Freeman each drove in 2 RBI’s and the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals were hammered by the Colorado Rockies 8-2 with Willin Rosario’s 17th homer.
The PGA Tour was back on US soil after a trip visiting with our Canadian friends last week to kick off the World Golf Championship-Bridgestone Invitational and Jim Furyk is your 1st round leader with a 7 under par, Lee Slattery is two shots back with a 5 under par while reigning Masters champ Bubba Watson, Luke Donald, Ben Crane and host of other golfers are tied for 3rd with a 4 under par and Tiger Woods is off to rough start and went even and tied for 31st.
For your NBA Quick Dribbles, 2010 NBA Development League Defensive Player of the Year Greg Stiemsma averaged 9.1 points, 7.3 rebounds and a league-leading 3.7 blocks per game for the Sioux Falls Sky Force, was signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves and free agent guard Chris Smith has signed with the New York Knicks, uniting him with older brother J.R. Smith and the deal is most likely a non-guaranteed contract.
For your NFL Quick Hits, in news that caught most people off guard, the Cleveland Browns was sold for $1 billion dollars to Jimmy Haslam, III, who is the CEO of Pilot Flying-J Travel Centers, which gas service stations catering to truck drivers, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt suffered a dislocated elbow in practice Thursday morning, but fortunately tests came back negative, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, troubled by the large number of player arrests this year, recently met with NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith to try to come up with a solution, the NFL has not found evidence that bounty programs existed for the Washington Redskins or the Buffalo Bills when Gregg Williams was on either staff, Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney announced the team had terminated the contract of the offensive tackle Jeff Otah, a former first-round draft pick, after he failed a physical, and finally, the Philadelphia Eagles have traded linebackers Moise Fokou and Greg Lloyd to the Indianapolis Colts for cornerback Kevin Thomas and a conditional seven-round pick in the 2013 draft.
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College Football Pre-Season Rankings, IndyCar, Texas Southern & Rod Strickland: 8/3, Vol. 200, 3rd Edition

The Lord is my Shepard I shall not want.  For the 200th Edition of your Spiritual Sports Segment on Rhema Gospel Radio, I’m C.E.E.J.A.Y

LSU ranked pre-season #1
Top 10 College Football
Pre-Season Rankings
For your Quick News & Notes, former top featherweight contender Mark Hominick will attempt to end a three-fight skid when he faces Pablo Garza at UFC 154 in Montreal on November 17, the promotion announced Thursday, the super middleweight title eliminator between Quebec's power-punching Adonis Stevenson and Chicago's Donovan George will headline the August 17 season finale of ESPN2's "Friday Nights Fights and the winner will be the mandatory challenger against Carl Froh, Barcelona B midfielder Oriol Rosell has signed a multiyear contract with Major League Soccer's Sporting Kansas City, IndyCar officials will introduce a 5-second delay for its push-to-pass system at this weekend's race at Mid-Ohio and the decision means drivers can hit the overtake assist button before getting to a braking zone, then will be given extra power when they reach full throttle, former Northern State coach Don Meyer is recovering in a Minneapolis-area hospital after having a pacemaker implanted, former Indiana and UAB coach Mike Davis says that he has agreed to an interim coaching job at Texas Southern, former NBA guard and current Kentucky assistant coach Rod Strickland was arrested near the Kentucky campus Thursday and charged with driving on a DUI suspended license, Duke, Louisville and Missouri will be among the teams playing in this year's Battle 4 Atlantis holiday basketball tournament during Thanksgiving weekend in the Bahamas, nearly a year after promising to impose harsher sanctions on the most egregious rule-breakers, NCAA leaders endorsed a proposal Thursday that would make schools subject to the same crippling penalties handed to Penn State, speaking of Penn State, Penn State redshirt freshman offensive lineman Ryan Nowicki is transferring to Illinois, Ohio State incoming freshman running back Bri'onte Dunn has pleaded innocent to a disorderly conduct charge after a weekend traffic stop resulted in police finding marijuana in the car he was driving, the Arkansas State Police have fired a trooper Royce Denny who was accused of illegally confiscating a gun and dumping marijuana found during a traffic stop involving former running back Michael Dyer, Indiana will be without two starters for one game during the 2012 season, as wide receiver Kofi Hughes and cornerback Lawrence Barnett will serve suspensions for undisclosed team violations. 
The New York Islanders signed first-round pick Griffin Reinhart to a three-year, entry-level contract Thursday, four players from Detroit's "Russian Five" will be on hand when Red Wings alumni take on alumni from the Toronto Maple Leafs the day before the Winter Classic, Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson acknowledged that the team is leaning toward shutting down ace Stephen Strasburg at some point this season, baseball cards that were found in an attic that I reported on weeks ago fetches $566,132 at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore and the amount will split amongst 20 cousins, the Cleveland Indians designated Derek Lowe for assignment Wednesday night, one day after the veteran right-hander was shelled by Kansas City, Detroit Tigers outfielder Delmon Young is trying to work out a deal with prosecutors in his hate-crime harassment case, his lawyer said Thursday, Scott Podsednik has declined to accept assignment to Triple-A Reno and has been released by the Arizona Diamondbacks, and finally, college football pre-season rankings were released yesterday and LSU edged out national champion Alabama by four points for the #1 spot, while the aforementioned Alabama of course is #2, with Silas Redd as their running back, USC is 3rd, while Oklahoma is 4th, Oregon comes in at 5th, the Bulldogs of Georgia is #6, Florida State who just dismissed their starting cornerback Greg Reid is 7th, while Michigan is 8th, the old ball coach and his Gamecocks of South Carolina is 9th and Arkansas round out the top ten.
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