When the darkness appears and the night draws near, and the day is past and gone; at the river I stand, guide my feet, take my hand precious Lord & lead me home! Welcome back to your Spiritual Sports Segment on Rhema Gospel, I’m C.E.E.J.A.Y.!
|Shannon Eastin becomes|
1st female to referee
an NFL game
The Boys of Summer had a lighter schedule in Major League Baseball as the American League had only four games on the diamond starting with the New York Yankees squeezed past the Detroit Tigers by one run 4-3 as Eric Chavez and Mark Teixeira belted back-to-back homers, the Toronto Blue Jays were blasted by the Tampa Bay Rays 7-1 as Jeff Keppinger and Evan Longoria each drove in 3 RBI’s, the Boston Red Sox lost to the Cleveland Indians 5-3 and the Kansas City Royals bombarded the Baltimore Orioles 8-2 as Billy Butler belted the ball beyond the ballpark…..I love alliteration.
The National League were swinging their bats with only one more game on the slate than their AL counterpart with five as the Miami Marlins were crushed by the New York Mets 6-1 as R. A. Dickey notches his 15th win, the San Francisco Giants was defeated by the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 with a homer from Carlos Beltran, the Arizona Diamondbacks cruised to victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 with 2 homers by Jason Kubel, while the Cincinnati Reds was defeated by the Chicago Cubs 5-3 as Alfonso Soriano launched his 20th homer and the Washington Nationals SHUT OUT and lambasted the Houston Astros 5-0 as Jordan Zimmerman struck out 11 batters and Michael Morse went yard twice.
It was only pre-season, but it was still football as the National Football League played a couple few games last night as the Robert Griffin, III aka RG3 debut last night with his Washington Redskins as they got the 7-6 win over the Buffalo Bills as he passed for 70 yards along with a touchdown, the other quarterback making his debut, but with a different team was Payton Manning with his Denver Broncos toppling the Chicago Bears 31-3 with 44 yards passing with an interception, the Baltimore Ravens knocked off the Atlanta Falcons 31-17 as Matt Painter threw 3 TD’s, the New Orleans Saints lost to the New England Patriots 7-6, while the Philadelphia Eagles got past the Pittsburgh Steelers 24-23 but with a thumb injury to Michael Vick and the Green Bay Packers lost to the San Diego Chargers 21-13.
The PGA Championship putted off yesterday at Kiawah Island Resort as Carl Pettersson sits atop of the leaderboard with a 6 under par and there are a host of players tied for 2nd with a 5 under par and Tiger Woods joins a plethora of golfers that are 3 back.
For your NBA Quick Dribbles, the Milwaukee Bucks have signed free-agent center Joel Przybilla, maintaining an offseason push to beef up their frontcourt, Minnesota Timberwolves second-round draft pick Robbie Hummel says he will play in Europe rather than the NBA next season and finally, the Washington Wizards hired former NBA player and coach Jerry Sichting as an assistant coach on Thursday.
For your NFL Quick Hits, serving as the line judge for a seven-man crew working a preseason game between the Green Bay Packers and San Diego Chargers, Shannon Eastin has become the first woman to officiate an NFL game…..congratulations Shannon from breaking the gender barrier. Maurice Jones-Drew is no closer to returning to the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the running back's holdout is expected to last until the end of the month, and potentially into September, and finally, Cleveland Browns rookie Trent Richardson has had routine arthroscopic surgery on his left knee yesterday.
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