*Andy Pettitte started off a little shaky in The Bronx this afternoon. After allowing Kansas City to score 3 in the 1st and another run in the second, the crafty veteran settled down. He and the Yankees wouldn’t give up another run. And, oh yeah, some guy named Derek Jeter returned to the lineup. While his old buddy Pettitte started off slow, Jeter didn’t waste any time. Jeter had a hit in his first at bat that led to him scoring the Yankees first run. The Captain started his first game back at designated hitter. Eduardo Nunez played shortstop and had two hits. Youngsters Zoilo Almonte and Austin Romine each added a couple hits of their own. The Yankees would score 4 in the 5th after trailing for the first 4 innings. They would never look back. The Yankees won their 50th game of 2013 with an 8-4 triumph. The news is all about The Captain, however. Jeter would finish 1-4 with an RBI and run scored. However, what was originally thought to be precautionary, Jeter was removed from the game early by Joe Girardi. Breaking news tonight as of about 8:30pm EST, Jeter was pulled because of a quad injury. He is now scheduled for an MRI on that quad.
*Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard was arrested and will be charged with a DUI in Nebraska. Dennard was charged with assaulting a police officer in April 2012. When sentenced this past April to probation for that incident he apologized to his organization and teammates and vowed to avoid any other brushes with the law. That didn’t last long.
The New England Patriots offseason continues to be a tough one. Aaron Hernandez was released for his suspected role in the killing of Odin Lloyd. In addition, Patriots owner Robert Kraft was strong-armed by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin pulled the old lunchroom bully routine, “Hey broski, can I see that Super Bowl ring?” Putin proceeded to walk away with said-ring. To top off those incidents; Rob Gronkowski can’t stay healthy and Wes Welker is in Denver. It’s okay Patriot fans, at least you have Tim Tebow to hold everything together. Meanwhile, Tom Brady still wears UGG’s and can’t dance.
*Andrew Bynum has inked a two-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The former Lakers and Sixers center is still one of the most talented big men in the league when healthy. He joins a young and deep Cavs squad that suddenly has a roster that looks playoff worthy.
*Euro Transfer News: German and former Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez has signed on with Serie A outfit Fiorentina. Spanish goal-scorer David Villa has signed on to replace Radamel Falcao at Atletico Madrid. USA International Jozy Altidore has returned to the Barclay’s Premier League by agreeing with Sunderland. Reports indicate that the highly sought-after Barcelona playmaker Thiago Alcantara is set to spurn Manchester United for Bayern Munich. Fiorentina sniper Steven Jovetic is not heading to Juventus per reports, this may make a move to Manchester City eminent.