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July 16, 2012 Headlines: Olympic hoops & Prez, PA Gov on Penn State, ‘n’ MMA for Cuomo

Obama and Biden attend tune-up games for Olympic basketball teams

Washington Post  Mon, 16 Jul 2012

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama basked in the glow of the Olympics on Monday, getting a courtside look at LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and other members of USA Basketball. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden took their seats to chants of “U-S-A” at a U.S. men’s Olympic basketball exhibition game against Brazil as the loudspeakers blared Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.,” images that any president running for re-election would relish.

Not so fast, Kobe, Obama sides with ’92 Dream Team

USA TODAY  Mon, 16 Jul 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) – Add President Obama to the list of people who disagree with Kobe Bryant‘s boast that this year’s U.S. Olympic basketball team could beat the Dream Team of 1992. “This is a generational thing,” Obama said during a halftime interview with ESPN2 as it broadcast the USA’s exhibition game Monday night vs. Brazil at Washington’s Verizon Center. “I was around in ’92, I was a Bulls fan, so I’ve got to go with the original Dream Team.”

After outrage, Team USA uniforms will be made in America

Handout photo of US Olympic athletes Lochte and Lanzone wearing the 2012 US Olympic team uniforms

Chicago Tribune  Mon, 16 Jul 2012

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Ralph Lauren’s stylish uniforms for the U.S. Olympic team, complete with a jaunty beret, have sparked a political row because the red, white and blue outfits were made in China. With U.S. unemployment hovering just above 8 percent, politicians have spoken out against the uniforms for the London Games, which start later this month, and six Democratic senators said they plan to introduce legislation requiring the ceremonial uniforms be produced in the United States…The senators said they will introduce the “Team USA Made In America Act of 2012” next week.

China burns Harry Reid over US Olympic uniforms

Politico  Mon, 16 Jul 2012

China’s state media called Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid “irresponsible” for recommending that the U.S. Olympic team’s Chinese-made uniforms be burned, and said the “ridiculous” uproar on Capitol Hill over the uniforms reeks of “nationalism and ignorance.” “The Olympic Spirit, which has nothing to do with politics, chants mutual understanding and fair play, so tagging the uniforms with politics by those U.S. politicians exposes narrow nationalism and ignorance, and violates the original Olympic Spirit,” the official Xinhua news agency wrote in an editorial Monday.

Gov. Corbett answers tough questions about Penn State scandal

WPXI Pittsburgh Mon, 16 Jul 2012

PITTSBURGH — Gov. Tom Corbett has been very quiet recently about the scandal and recent fallout at Penn State University…“First off, I’m not going to get into what the NCAA should do or will do. That’s their area,” Corbett said.

Mixed martial arts companies have donated $105000 to Gov. Cuomo during his …

New York Daily News  Mon, 16 Jul 2012

ALBANY — Mixed martial arts competitions are not legal in New York, but the industry has already showered cash on Gov. Cuomo. Two companies fighting to legalize the popular but controversial sport donated $105,000 to the governor during his first 18 months in office, a study of Cuomo’s campaign filings revealed. Zuffa LLC and its subsidiary, Ultimate Fighting Championship, dished about $55,000 and $50,000, respectively, to Cuomo, along with a total of $89,000 to the state Senate and Assembly, the New York Public Interest Research Group found.

 New Mexico Senator pushing to end doping in horse racing

New York Daily News  Mon, 16 Jul 2012

A MEMBER of Congress is threatening to cut off horse racing’s lifeline of off-track wagering if it doesn’t clean up its act. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) made the threat during a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on “Medication and Performance Enhancing Drugs in Horse Racing” held in Washington on Thursday. “Today, nearly 90% of the $11 billion bet annually on horse racing is from off-track wagers permitted by the IHA (the Interstate Horseracing Act of 1978),” Udall said. “Congress should not tolerate doping and cheating in interstate horse racing. But the record is discouraging. This great sport has reached a terrible level of corruption and exploitation.”

Senate Passes National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act

Coin Update News  Mon, 16 Jul 2012

On July 12, 2012, the Senate passed H.R. 2527: National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act… In order to become law, the House must approve amendments to the original bill made by the Senate, and then the bill must be signed by the President. The bill will require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint and issue up to 50,000 $5 gold coins, up to 400,000 silver dollars, and up to 750,000 clad half dollars in recognition of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. It is suggested that to the extent possible without significantly adding to the purchase price, the gold coins and silver dollars should be produced so that the reverse is convex to more closely resemble a baseball and the obverse is concave for dramatic display of the design.

Kuwait pledges sports autonomy

ESPN  Mon, 16 Jul 2012

KUWAIT CITY — Kuwait has promised the IOC it will rid its sports institutions of political interference. The Gulf country wants the two-year ban on its Olympic committee lifted, allowing its athletes to compete under the nation’s flag at the London Games. The International Olympic Committee suspended Kuwait in 2010. The IOC said in May Kuwaiti athletes could participate at the games, but would compete and march in the opening ceremony under the Olympic flag. IOC spokeswoman Sandrine Tonge said Monday the suspension was “conditionally lifted” after Kuwait ruler Sheik Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah pledged autonomy for the country’s Olympic committee and promised new legislation for institutions governing sports.Kuwait is sending 11 athletes to the Olympics, which start July 27.

Monmouth Park’s plan to introduce sports betting draws backing of Gov. Christie

The Times of Trenton –  Mon, 16 Jul 2012

A few weeks ago, Gov. Chris Christie announced his willingness to encourage sports betting in New Jersey in spite of a 20-year-old federal law that limits wagering on sports to four states, none of which is ours. His message to those who might not like it: I’ll see you in court. He may get his chance. Monmouth Park operator Dennis Drazin told The Bergen Record that he hopes to offer betting on professional and college sports at his racetrack this fall. That’s likely to bring a legal challenge from the sports leagues, which believe legal betting would threaten their games’ integrity, and the Justice Department, whose job it would be to defend the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA).

Surrounded by crowds, President Woodrow Wilson throws out the first ball at a baseball game in Washington in this 1916 photo. The last time two candidates who served as governors were on a winning presidential ticket was 100 years ago, when Wilson ran for president in 1912. (AP Photo/File)

May 27, 2012 Headlines: Saluting our Soldiers, Barkley messes with the wrong Texan, ‘n’ Astrologers predictions

Happy Memorial Day and Thank You to all our Men and Women in uniform

Christian Slayton, 12, prays while Marine veteran Tim Chambers salutes fallen service members during the Rolling Thunder ride in Washington. Linda Davidson:The Washington Post

San Antonio mayor fires back at Barkley

Fox Sports Sat, 26 May 2012 20:49 PM PDT

Charles Barkley, you’ve messed with the wrong mayor. Barkley, the former NBA star and current TV analyst-slash-wisecracker, has bashed San Antonio for years. Now the mayor of the Alamo City is fighting back. In a new YouTube video, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro attempts to make peace with Barkley, before getting in a few jabs of his own. Seated behind a desk in what looks to be an official government address, Castro talks about the things Barkley and San Antonio have in common. Castro cites Barkley’s new dedication to fitness and support of the military. Then Castro reveals his left hand adorned with the four NBA championship rings won by the Spurs. The inference is obvious, as Barkley never won a title despite a highly decorated playing career.

GOP candidate for NC governor NASCAR race starter

Stamford Advocate Sun, 27 May 2012 02:29 AM PDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Republican who wants to become North Carolina’s governor is joining West Virginia’s current governor and a swimsuit model to handle some of the honors ahead of Charlotte’s big NASCAR race. GOP gubernatorial candidate and former Charlotte mayor Pat McCrory will serve as honorary starter of Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Democratic candidate Walter Dalton has no public events planned Sunday. Progress NC Action said it planned to sponsor a banner flying over the race highlighting questions about McCrory’s tenure as mayor. The grand marshal of Sunday’s NASCAR race is West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin

London 2012: Jacques Rogge confident Saudi women will make debut

Guardian UnlimitedSun, 27 May 2012 13:25 PM PDT

Jacques Rogge, IOC president

Qatar and Brunei also considering sending female athletes & Rogge defends Dow Chemical sponsorship: The International Olympic Committee president, Jacques Rogge, is optimistic that Saudi Arabia will send female athletes to the Olympics for the first time at this summer’s Games. Rogge said the IOC was in advanced talks with the Saudis to include female competitors. Details of how many athletes and from which sport or sports are still being worked out…Rogge also reiterated the IOC’s support for Dow Chemical, rejecting demands from India that the company be dropped as a sponsor of the Games because of its links to the 1984 Bhopal disaster. Dow bought Union Carbide in 2000. Union Carbide’s plant is blamed for the gas leak that killed an estimated 15,000 people. Critics argue the purchase makes Dow responsible for lingering groundwater contamination and other issues

Astrologers Make Predictions: Will President Obama be Re-elected? Will the Saints Go To The Super Bowl?

ABC 26 New Orleans Sun, 27 May 2012 08:36 AM PDT

NEW ORLEANS—Thousands of astrologers from all around the world are in New Orleans for the Untied Astrology Conference…These astrologers are here to discuss and look to the stars to answer questions about the Mayan calendar, whether the economy will recover, and will President Barack Obama be re-elected in November…Astrologer, Christina Collins said, “The world’s not going to end…It is a long-shot but we had to ask the astrologers if they had any knowledge on our heavenly NFL Super Bowl winning Saints.