One Caribbean Radio Sports Briefs for Friday, June 29, 2012, by Derrel “Jazz” Johnson

Anthony Davis of the University of Kentucky was the first pick in the 2012 NBA Draft last night by the New Orleans Hornets. History was made when the Charlotte Bobcats chose Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, as they become the first college teammates to go first and second in the NBA Draft. Davis will be joined in New Orleans by Austin Rivers from Duke University, the son of Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers, who was selected with the 10th overall pick. The most touching moment of the draft came when Thomas Robinson spoke to the media. After a couple of minutes, Robinson got emotional and his eyes filled up with tears. Locally, the New York Knicks selected Kostas Papanikolaou from Greece with the 48th overall pick. The Brooklyn Nets purchased the rights to the 54th pick and Tornike Shengelia from the Republic of Georgia from the Philadelphia 76ers. The Brooklyn Nets also selected Ilkan Karaman from Turkey with the 57th overall pick. Clearly, the locals wanted to choose the players with the most difficult names to pronounce.

The Chicago White Sox scored three runs in the top of the ninth inning to rally to defeat the New York Yankees 4-3, and the New York Mets handed the Los Angeles Dodgers their fifth straight loss with a 3-2 win.

Spain will take on Italy in the 2012 EuroCup Finals to take place Sunday afternoon after Italy eliminated Germany yesterday 2-1 yesterday. Spain, of course, defeared Portugal on Wednesday in penalty kicks.

Usain Bolt qualified for Friday’s semi-final of the men’s 100m after winning his heat in a time of 10.06 seconds at the 2012 Jamaica National Senior Championships in Kingston. Yohan Blake led all qualifiers for the semi-finals after winning his heat in a time of 10.00 seconds. Former world record holder Asafa Powell also qualified for the semis after finishing second in his heat in a tie with MVP club-mate Nesta Carter in a time of 10.19 seconds.

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