Daily Archive: June 8, 2012


Diddy’s son defends acceptance of UCLA football scholarship

(NNPA)—Justin Combs, son of hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs, took to Twitter last week to defend his full scholarship to UCLA, which the school confirmed this week. Many in cyberspace are questioning whether the multimillionaire’s son should have accepted the $54,000 football scholarship, given the school’s economic troubles. But the 18-year-old said he earned the scholarship. SEAN AND JUSTIN COMBS “Regardless what the circumstances are, I put that work in!!!! PERIOD,” he tweeted on May 30.



Woods quiets doubters with a flick of his wrists

by Rusty Miller DUBLIN, Ohio (AP)—For those who thought Tiger Woods’ run as the world’s best golfer was over, the 747-sized roar that emanated from the 16th green at Muirfield Village likely shocked them to their senses. TIES NICKLAUS’ RECORD FOR TOUR WINS—Jack Nicklaus, left, talks with Tiger Woods after Woods won the Memorial golf tournament at the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, June 3. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) With one flick of his wrists, Woods reminded everyone of who he was and what he has done.


McCutchen, Jones homer, McDonald wins 5th

MILWAUKEE (AP)—Andrew McCutchen and Garrett Jones helped James McDonald win when he didn’t have his best stuff. McDonald may have helped himself even more. TWO-RUN SHOT—Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen hits a two-run home run during the fifth inning June 3, 2012, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) In a tight spot in the sixth inning, he kept a cool head, striking out Rickie Weeks and Cody Ransom before departing. The Pirates hung on to win 6-5.


Rolling Thunder put Spurs’ season on the brink

SAN ANTONIO (AP)—Kevin Durant and the surging Oklahoma City Thunder are just one victory from the NBA finals. “We never just thought we were supposed to wait our turn,” the 23-year-old Thunder star said following the biggest road win of his career Monday night. What little wait they’ve had could end Wednesday. UNSTOPPABLE—Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant shoots over Spurs guard Danny Green and forward DeJuan Blair (45) during Game 5 in the NBA Western Conference finals, June 4, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool) That’s when the Thunder can finish off the San Antonio Spurs back home in Oklahoma City—where they’re unbeaten in these playoffs—and complete a remarkable turnaround in the Western Conference finals after starting in an 0-2 hole and up against a 20-game Spurs winning streak that ranks among the longest in NBA history.



:10 I don’t know where you’ve been the past 25 years but “The Champions Live” Sports and Entertainment Talk Show is still alive and kickin’. “Smokin’ Jim Frazier,” Ken Ogilvie, Kevin Cameron, Ed Steve, and Rayco “War” Saunders join me…your host…every month at a local location to talk sports. It is directed by Judy Ogilvie and produced by Alan Lee and airs weekly on PCTV Channel 21 in Pittsburgh. And don’t forget our motto… What we don’t know about sports…We make up as we go along!!! BILL NEAL


Annual Human Rights Dinner a hit

Oh, what an evening. The 58th annual Human Rights Dinner on May 3, at the Omni William Penn Hotel, with the theme “Make Impact: Confront the Inequality of Justice,” was a moving and motivational evening. Chuck and Elisa Sanders hosted the VIP reception, which was enjoyed by hundreds of guests. THE JUDGE & THE PRESIDENT—Judge Glenda Hatchett and NAACP President M. Gayle Moss Judge Glenda Hatchett was the keynote speaker. Judge Hatchett served eight years as judge of Fulton County Georgia Juvenile Court. She is Georgia’s first African-American chief presiding judge of a state court and was the department head of one of the largest juvenile court systems in the country.



Earth angel

It feels good to do a good deed. A friend of mine that I work with just lost her home to a fire. All of us that work with her were very sad and wanted to help in whatever way we could. A few days after the fire she came to me and asked for what she thought was a big favor. She asked if I would go shopping with her or if I would pick up some items for her on my next thrift store trip. I hardly need an excuse to go shopping. Fortunately, she asked me before lunch that day; when lunchtime rolled around I jumped in the car and headed to the South Side Salvation Army.