Yankees fans got a big scare Thursday when it was announced on the team’s official Facebook page that star shortstop Derek Jeter would miss the rest of the season.
Then, closer reading reveals the following:
“We regret to inform our fans that Derek Jeter will miss the rest of the season with sexual reassignment surgery. He promises to come back stronger than ever in 2013 as Minnie Mantlez.” Continue reading Hacked Yankees Facebook Page: Derek Jeter Will Miss Season After Sex Change »
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The NCAA announced Monday morning the sanctions that will come as a direct result of Penn State’s actions over the past (at least) 14 years. After covering up the actions of Jerry Sandusky – assistant football coach and convicted pedophile – for over a decade, Penn State will now face the harsh consequences.
$60 million fine
The NCAA will collect a record $60 million fine from the school. While this is an unprecedented amount, the school does typically make that much in football revenue per year, and they will still be allowed to collect revenues from television deals and ticket sales. They will pay the $60 million in five installments. Continue reading NCAA Announces Penn State Punishment for Jerry Sandusky Cover-Up »
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Bobby Valentine has had a rough week. First his sideshow debacle with Kevin Youkilis, and now another loss to the Yankees has the rage of the city of Boston at his office door. It looked like a brilliant day early on at Fenway Park late Saturday afternoon, with Felix Doubront quieting the high-powered Yankees offense over six dominant innings, but then the Boston bullpen showed up and surrendered consecutive 7-run innings in the 7th and 8th, resulting in a terrible 15-9 loss. The game represented everything that has gone wrong for the Sox in 2012.
Sox Bats Still Hitting
The one thing that has gone right all season has been the offense for the hot Sox lineup, which battered Yankees starter Freddy Garcia early and often, knocking him out after just 1.2 innings of work. Garcia was tagged for five earned runs, including RBI doubles from David Ortiz and Adrian Gonzalez in the first inning. Ortiz was 4-4 on the day, reaching base five times and raising his average to .436. Continue reading Red Sox Blow 9-Run Lead in Horrific Loss to Yankees »
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Fenway Park celebrated its 100th birthday as Boston Red Sox legends gathered before the game for a spectacular showing, but the New York Yankees crashed the party. Led by five solo home runs off of Sox starter Clay Buchholz, the Bronx Bombers lived up to their nickname and took the first game of the year in the historic rivalry, handing Boston a 6-2 loss.
Yankees Tee Off
Alex Rodriguez got New York started in the first inning with an RBI single, driving in Derek Jeter. The rest of the offense for the Yankees came via the long ball. Nick Swisher and Eric Chavez both went deep the second to give them a 3-0 lead. Continue reading Yankees Spoil Fenway’s 100th Anniversary »
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