The NY Yankees paid tribute to Yogi Berra, who passed away on Sept. 22 at 90 years old, coincidentally exactly 69 years from his MLB debut. He lived beyond his years, and played beyond his peers; accomplishing 18 All-Star appearances, 15 consecutively. He was also an astounding 10-time World Series Champion with the NY Yankees, and even played and coached briefly crosstown for the NY Mets later in his career…
It seemed as if Summer was switching to Fall right when the NY Yankees took over the three-game Subway Series (against the NY Mets) at Citi-Field over the weekend! The fans put on their coats, as the Yankees put on a show tonight!
Lithuania served Serbia a crushing defeat, 67-64, on Friday to advance to the EuroBasket (FIBA) Finals to take on Spain! Lithuania (and Spain) have automatically clinched a spot at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio (Jogos Olímpicos de Verão de 2016) by advancing to the Finals! Serbia must now claw and nail through the Olympic qualifiers next July flirting with Greece, Italy, France, and the Czech Republic!
Some say age is defiant, some say Yahoo! Sports completely copied my style, but who is to say that 50-year old Rafael Palmeiro, a former Cubano MLB baseball star, is gonna play baseball again! Well, Palmeiro is set to join his 25-year old son, Patrick, in an independent Texas league for the three remaining games of the season… Rafael does not only get a chance to fulfill the “field of dreams” in real life, but can also re-hash his name, as he tested positive for steroids late in his career.
#AllHandsOnDeck… The NY Yankees have cut the gap (in the AL East) to three games back from the first place Toronto Blue Jays following a wild, dramatic 4-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays tonight! Here is the story…
At the #USOpenFinal, the crowd was a little (a lot) silly cheering when Novak Djokovic missed shots and sometimes yelling stupid phrases when he served. Fortunately, Djokovic tuned out the BS, and thrived beating Roger Federer 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4! Djokovic has won three Majors this year (Australian Open, Wimbledon, US Open), and now has 10 Majors in his career!
It was absolutely a tale of David & Goliath with Vinci at a 300-to-1 odds to win, and Serena perhaps get caught up in the hype and distractions (Drake kept leering in the crowd)! She seemed to be a bit over-animated on her winners and at points even serving up unusual facial expressions! The biggest story in Women’s Tennis and the US Open was building up to be Serena Williams going onto win the Calendar Slam (winning all four majors in the same calendar year), BUT in the semi-final today the story changed quickly! 43 ranked Roberta Vinci played her heart out, and ignored all the cheers and jeers from the crowd for the heavily favored Williams, and came back to win 2-6, 6-4, 6-4!!!
Mr. “I’m loving the controversy,” Patriots’ QB Tom Brady was given a BIG BREAK in federal court in NYC, yesterday. Federal court judge Richard Berman ordered the NFL to lift the four-game suspension on Brady?!
This guy joined the wrong sport… IK Enemkpali reportedly tagged or sucker punched teammate and up-and-coming (Roc Nation Sports) NY Jets’ QB Geno Smith, resulting in a crushing double-fracture jaw breaking injury. Enemkpali and Smith were going back and forth over a $600 debt…
NFL NY Giants’ JPP (Jason Pierre-Paul) is in dire straits (with respect to a new contract and lifestyle in general) after getting an amputated right index finger from a fireworks mistake! As the story first broke (after July 4th) it seemed a insignificant incident, but after pictures were leaked, and the finger had to be amputated the situation was upgraded to serious!