This is what Championship Sunday is all about…
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*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.
The race for the Barclay’s Premier League crown is all but over. Manchester United has been on a mission from match one. Alex Ferguson’s chaps have turned the sour ending of last year into a magical 2012-13 season. They lost out on goal differential last season and it was clear from the outset Man U didn’t want that scenario to ever happen again.
By Justin McCahren
It’s three days later, and it still feels surreal. It was the kind of finish that will echo through sporting lure for decades to come. Manchester City’s first title in 44 years was earned in a fashion that was both dramatic and poetic. Only the Citizens could live up to a script like this. Supporters of every other English football club will tell you that they were the best team money could by. Yet, scoring two goals in stoppage time was concrete evidence that the Blues collective heart was greater than the sum of their paychecks.
By Justin McCahren
The atmosphere at Etihad Stadium was as advertised. The “noisy neighbors” of Manchester City hosted nemesis Manchester United in a Derby to be remembered. The thrilling 1-0 victory for City was an emotional high for Roberto Mancini’s squad. The win tied them with the Red Devils in points atop the Barclay’s Premier League table. City’s goal differential has them currently controlling their own destiny.