Monday, August 6, 2012

Usain Bolt & Sonya Richards-Ross Are Golden, Medal Count, AL-MLB & Oscar Pistorius: 8/6, Vol. 201, 1st Edition

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Usain Bolt retains his crown
as world fastest man!
What a weekend for the 2012 London Olympics as there were plenty of action and if you missed any of it, catch my Saturday/Sunday Sports Segment from the weekend at ceejaysports.com for highlights.  Track & Field was jammed pack with action as starting with the Men’s 100m Final as Usain Bolt was questioned coming into the race and he answered resoundly with a scorching fast pace of 9.63 to become the second only man next to Carl Lewis to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals and after winning Bolt stated "Means a lot, because a lot of people were doubting me. A lot of people were saying I wasn't going to win, I didn't look good. There was a lot of talk…….it's an even greater feeling to come out here and defend my title and show the world I'm still No. 1, I'm still the best."  With a star studded field, his fellow countryman and training partner Yohan Blake took 2nd place with a 9.75 time and American Justin Gatlin place 3rd with a 9.79 and everyone broke the 10 second mark with the exception of Asafa Powell who pulled up due to a groin injury.
Sonya Richards-Ross finally
get her gold!
A golden dream was derailed and deferred at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but came to fruition last night in the Women’s 400m as Sonya Richards-Ross gave the US its first gold in Track & Field and after winning gold that she was supposed to win four years Richards-Ross stated “What I have learned is you don't win the race until you win the race…..I knew I had to cross the finish line first to call myself the Olympic champion.”  Now that she has won gold, it will go along nicely with two Super Bowls rings her husband Aaron Ross won and the most recent one was with the New York Giants.  In addition, American DeeDee Trotter, who had her face sprinkled in red, white and blue placed third for bronze.
As the 2012 London Olympics wrapped up another weekend of events, the medal count continues as China now only has one medal lead over the United States as China has 30 gold, 17 silver and 14 bronze for a total of 61, while the United States has 28 gold, 14 silver and 18 bronze for a total of 60 and the host country Great Britain is third with 37.
For your London Olympic News, Germany won the bronze medal in the men's fencing, beating the United States 45-27 in the final fencing event at the Olympics, Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee sprinter said he's setting his sights on Rio de Janeiro in 2016 after finishing last in his 400-meter semifinal at the London Games on Sunday night, and finally, Hamid Soryan of Iran won an Olympic gold medal Sunday in men's 55-kilogram Greco-Roman wrestling event becoming the first Iranian to do so.
Major League Baseball had a full slate of games on the diamond with seven games in the American League as 10 innings were needed to decide the game between the Cleveland Indians and the Detroit Tigers as Miguel Cabrera unleashed a 5 run rally in the 10th to give the Tigers the 10-8 victory, the Seattle Mariners were bombarded by the New York Yankees 6-2 with Rual Ibanez going yard, the Baltimore Orioles SHUT OUT the Tampa Bay Rays in 10 innings 1-0, while the LA Angels was defeated 4-2 by the Chicago White Sox with A. J. Pierzynski’s 21st homer, another 10 innings of ball was needed as the Texas Rangers lost by a run to the Kansas City Royals 7-6 with errors by Alberto Gonzalez and Mike Olt to help the Royals and the Toronto Blue Jays eked out a one run win against the Oakland A’s 6-5 with a homer from Edwin Encarnacion.
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NL-MLB, NASCAR, NHRA, NFL, PGA, UFC, & MLS Results & Scores: 8/6, Vol. 201, 2nd Edition

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Keagan Bradley wins
WGC Bridgestone Invitational
The National League had eight games on tap as the Milwaukee Brewers were SHUT OUT by the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals 3-0, the Pittsburgh Pirates dominated the Cincinnati Reds 6-2 as Andrew McCutchen launched his 23rd homer, the Atlanta Braves demolished the Houston Astros 6-1 as David Ross went yard, the Miami Marlins lost 4-1 to the Washington Nationals as Stephan Strasburg won his 12th game, while the Arizona Diamondbacks lost by a run to the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 as Ryan Howard singled home the winning run, the San Francisco Giants pounded the Colorado Rockies 8-3 as newly acquired Hunter Pence poured in 3 RBI’s, the New York Mets were hammered by the San Diego Padres 7-3 as Carlos Quentin homered and the Chicago Cubs lost to the LA Dodgers 7-6 with a RBI single from Hanley Ramirez.
Jeff Gordon notched his 1st win of the season, his 98th career win at Pocono Raceway as the race was called after 98 laps due to a torrential downpour that also claimed a fan’s life because of lighting.  Kasey Kahne finished 2nd , Martin Truex, Jr. finished 3rd, while Brad Keselowski rolled into 4th and Tony Stewart round out the top five finishers, but Dale Earnhardt, Jr. still leads in points with 744.
The Nationwide Series was back in action and after a penalty that cost him a race in Indianapolis last week; Jeff Sadler was cautiously aggressive as he won the NASCAR Nationwide Series in Iowa, while Justin Allgaier placed 2nd and Sam Hornish, Jr, who replaced A. J. Allmendinger due to his suspension for failing NASCAR’s drug policy, placed 3rd.
Courtney Force wins her 1st
NHRA race
The Wonder Women in the NHRA created history as Courtney Force won her first victory of her career at Pacific Raceways and Erica Enders notched her second victory of the season in the Pro Stock final.  With the ladies winning, they became the first pair of women to win in the pro classes on the same day.  Other winners in open wheel racing circuit were Scott Dixon in the Mid-Ohio, Tristan Vautier at the Grand Prix of Trois Rivieres and Klaus Graf and Lucas Luhr won the American Le Mans race at Mid –Ohio Sports Car Course.
The annual Hall of Fame game in the NFL took place last night as the Arizona Cardinals faced off against the New Orleans Saints a lot the starters witnessed little playing time as the Saints defeated the Cardinals 17-10.
With one hole to play and potentially capping off a wire-to-wire win at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational, Jim Furyk did the unthinkable as he double bogeys the 18th hole that opened the door for Keagan Bradley to pour in a 15 foot par putt to capture the win, the third of his career that paid him $1.4 million dollars.  Tied for 2nd along with Furyk was Steve Stricker, Louis Oosthuizen finished 4th and Tiger Woods rebounded from an awful 1st round to finish tied for 8th.
Los Angeles was the landing spot for UFC on Fox Saturday night as Mauricio Rua got the best of Brandon Vera with a flurry of punches the ended the match at the 4:09 mark in the 4th round and Lyoto Machida earned a title shot by knocking out Ryan Bader and Machida will either face Jon Jones or Dan Henderson.
Major League Soccer had two games on tap last night as the Portland Timbers finished with a 1-1 tie against FC Dallas and Seattle Sounders FC SHUT OUT the LA Galaxy4-0.
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NFL w/ Andy Reid, UFC, Jeff Gordon, Sammy Watkins & NFL Hall of Fame News: 8/6, Vol. 201, 3rd Edition

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Jeff Gordon win Heisman
Humanitarian Award
            For your NFL Quick Hits, Garrett Reid, the oldest son of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid, was found dead at the age of 29 Sunday morning in his room at the club's training camp at Lehigh University and no cause has been determined and no suspicious activity were present, Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt is scheduled to meet with officials at the NFL office in New York on today after his arrest on July 20 for DUI, Minnesota Vikings rookie receiver Greg Childs suffered patella tendon tears in both knees and is expected to undergo surgery soon, the team announced Sunday, Detroit Lions defensive end Cliff Avril ended his holdout and reported to training camp Sunday morning and signed his $10.6 million franchise tender, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin will be out at least a week due to a strained hamstring,  at the age of 25, Chicago Bears receiver Devin Thomas announced his retirement Sunday via a message on Twitter and he is retiring to be a coach/mentor to kids, the Seattle Seahawks released receiver Antonio Bryant and re-signed kicker Carson Wiggs to their 90-man roster, and finally, several football legends were inducted into the 2012 Hall of Fame which included running back Curtis Martin, linemen Willie Roaf, Chris Doleman, Cortez Kennedy, Dermontti Dawson and 1950s cornerback Jack Butler.
Curtis Martin inducted into
NFL's Hall of Fame
For your Quick News & Notes, UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos will defend his title at an unannounced card on December 29 in Las Vegas but his opponent is not determined, UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald has suffered a deep facial cut while training and is out of a highly anticipated fight against B.J. Penn scheduled for September 22, a middleweight fight between Cung Le and Rich Franklin has been booked to headline the UFC's debut in China on November 10, former junior lightweight titlist Roman "Rocky" Martinez will meet Miguel Beltran Jr. for a vacant 130-pound belt on November 15 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, the French Open has extended its U.S. television contract with NBC through 2024, Columbus Crew midfielder Kirk Urso died Sunday morning at a central Ohio hospital, and no cause of death has been determined, Chase Austin will try to become only the third African-American driver to compete in the Indianapolis 500 after being selected by Foyt to drive his entry in the 2013 racing classic, Jeff Gordon was honored Friday as the seventh recipient of the Heisman Humanitarian Award.
Connecticut basketball coach Jim Calhoun was resting comfortably in a Farmington, CT, hospital on Sunday morning after undergoing surgery on his fractured left hip Saturday night following a biking accident, Minnesota's contract extension with basketball coach Tubby Smith includes more incentives, a slight annual pay bump and a higher buyout the university must pay if he's fired after next season, Penn State senior wide receiver Justin Brown has told Oklahoma coaches he will transfer and play for the Sooners, TCU coach Gary Patterson says starting quarterback Casey Pachall will not face team discipline after the junior admitted to police in February that he used marijuana and failed a drug test, former USC offensive lineman Fred Matua passed away Sunday morning at the age of 28 what sources are saying is a heart related condition, Duke says injured receiver Blair Holliday is expected to be transferred to an Atlanta center for treatment of brain injuries following a boating accident, Clemson will be without star receiver Sammy Watkins for its season-opening showdown with Auburn after Tigers coach Dabo Swinney suspended the All-American for two games after an offseason drug arrest, and finally, Oakland Athletics right-hander A.J. Griffin was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right shoulder and outfielder Michael Taylor was optioned to Triple-A before Sunday's game with the Toronto Blue Jays.
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