|_______________||1 || Gonzalez, Rockies power past fading Giants |
(The Sports Xchange) - Carlos Gonzalez continued his home run barrage and Chris Rusin threw a complete game Thursday night as the Colorado Rockies pounded the fading San Francisco Giants 11-3. Gonzalez, who hit two homers and had seven RBIs on Wednesday, hit a two-run homer in the Rockies' four-run first and belted another two-run shot in the four-run third as the Rockies strafed starter Ryan Vogelsong. "I just stunk," said Vogelsong (9-11) who left after the first three batters reached base in the fourth and allowed a career-high tying 11 hits and eight runs.
|5h 56min 23sec ago|
|_______________||2 || Brewers again sweep Pirates |
(The Sports Xchange) - The Milwaukee Brewers finished off a three-game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates - their second of the season - with a 5-3 victory Thursday night at Miller Park, which has been nothing short of a house of horrors for the Pirates since it opened in 2001. Pittsburgh is 84-41 at the stadium but, after Thursday, is just 17-61 since the 2007 season. This year alone, the Pirates dropped seven of nine meetings there, exactly the same number that separates them from the Cardinals in the standings.
|6h 7min 25sec ago|
|_______________||3 || Royals outslug Tigers in marathon |
(The Sports Xchange) - Kendrys Morales stroked four hits and drove in four runs and Lorenzo Cain hit a three-run homer as the Kansas City Royals outslugged the Detroit Tigers 15-7 in a game lasting two minutes shy of four hours Thursday night. Designated hitter Morales, who hit a two-run double in a six-run seventh to break the game open, upped his RBI total to 98, which ranks second in the American League. Center fielder Cain, who extended his hitting streak to 11 games, was one of six Royals with a multi-hit game.
|6h 26min 2sec ago|
|_______________||4 || NFL quarterback Brady's four-game ban quashed, Goodell to appeal |
A US judge's decision to strike down New England Patriots Tom Brady's four-game "Deflate-gate" suspension means the superstar quarterback can play in the National Football League's season opener next Thursday. The ruling by US District Judge Richard Berman not only paves the way for Brady to take the field against the Pittsburgh Steelers but it is also a public relations embarrassment for commissioner Roger Goodell and calls into question his role as the league's ultimate authority. "Brady's four-game suspension is vacated, effective immediately," Berman ruled after failing in his effort to induce the warring sides to reach a settlement.
|7h 17min 27sec ago|
|_______________||5 || Marlins retain Jennings as manager, future uncertain |
(Reuters) - The Miami Marlins decided to retain Dan Jennings as manager on Thursday, though his long-term future with the team remains uncertain. The Marlins met with Jennings early in the day to discuss his role, as reported by Major League Baseball, amid reports that he would be fired. The 54-year-old rookie manager represents an experiment for Major League baseball as he moved from the general manager's office to the dugout in May, replacing the fired Mike Redmond despite lacking professional coaching experience.
|8h 52min 40sec ago||
|_______________||6 || Goodell won't attend Patriots season opener |
For the first time since he became commissioner in 2006, Roger Goodell will not attend the NFL's season opener involving Tom Brady's New England Patriots, Fox Sports reported. The NFL season kicks off with the Pittsburgh Steelers facing the Patriots, who will be celebrating their Super Bowl title one week after US judge Richard Berman struck down the league's suspension of Brady.
|10h 28min 48sec ago|