Alex Rodriguez http://wamc.org en Miami Beats Boston 93-86; MLB Players Angry At A-Rod http://wamc.org/post/miami-beats-boston-93-86-mlb-players-angry-rod <p>In the NBA, Miami blew an 18-point lead before scoring the last nine points in a 93-86 win over Boston.</p><p>The Brooklyn Nets got big contributions from their reserves in a 101-90 victory against Orlando. Andray Blatche scored a team-high 18 points. It was the Nets' eighth victory in nine games.</p><p>It was Oklahoma City over Portland 105-97 with Kevin Durant scoring 11 of his 46 points in the final 3:23.</p><p>Sacramento beat New Orleans 114-97. Rudy Gay tied a career high with 41 points.</p><p>And Utah fell to Minnesota 112-97.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 13:39:50 +0000 Jaired Crofut 82321 at http://wamc.org Miami Beats Boston 93-86; MLB Players Angry At A-Rod Knicks Reach Five-Game Win Streak, UMass To Introduce New Football Coach http://wamc.org/post/knicks-reach-five-game-win-streak-umass-introduce-new-football-coach <p>In the NBA, New York has a five-game winning streak after Carmelo Anthony provided 29 points and 16 rebounds in a 98-96 overtime win against Phoenix. Raymond Felton added 19 points for the Knicks.</p><p>Houston was a 104-92 winner at Boston behind Dwight Howard's 32 points and 11 rebounds. James Harden and Jeremy Lin each had 16 points as the Rockets moved into a tie for fifth with Golden State in the West.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 13:16:25 +0000 Jaired Crofut 81803 at http://wamc.org Knicks Reach Five-Game Win Streak, UMass To Introduce New Football Coach A-Rod Storms Out Of Grievance Hearing http://wamc.org/post/rod-storms-out-grievance-hearing <p>In baseball, Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez walked out of his grievance hearing after an arbitrator refused to order baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to testify.</p><p>In a statement Rodriguez said he was disgusted with the process and wouldn’t participate any further.</p><p>In a blockbuster trade, the Texas Rangers acquired first baseman Prince Fielder and cash considerations from the Detroit Tigers for second baseman Ian Kinsler.</p><p>The move gives the Tigers some contract relief and it opens the door to shift two-time defending AL MVP Miguel Cabrera to first base.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 12:57:17 +0000 Jaired Crofut 78270 at http://wamc.org A-Rod Storms Out Of Grievance Hearing Packers Loss 27-20 To Bears, Obama Congratulates John Farrell On World Series Win http://wamc.org/post/packers-loss-27-20-bears-obama-congratulates-john-farrell-world-series-win <p></p><p>In the NFL, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was knocked out of Monday night's 27-20 loss to the Chicago Bears with an injury to his non-throwing shoulder. As a result, the Packers fell into a three-way tie for the top spot in the NFC North with Detroit and the Bears at 5-4. Packers coach Mike McCarthy said he had no exact diagnosis of Rodgers' injury.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:25:57 +0000 Jaired Crofut 77052 at http://wamc.org Packers Loss 27-20 To Bears, Obama Congratulates John Farrell On World Series Win Dolphins Beat Cincinnati, NYC Braces For Marathon http://wamc.org/post/dolphins-beat-cincinnati-nyc-braces-marathon <p></p><p></p><p>In the NFL, the Miami Dolphins ended a four-game losing streak grabbing a 22-20 triumph over Cincinnati.</p><p>Cameron Wake tackled Andy Dalton in the end zone with 6:38 remaining in overtime. The safety capped a game in which Miami blew a 17-3 lead before dropping the Bengals to 6-3. Officials reviewed Wake's third sack of the game before confirming the safety.</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 10:23:17 +0000 Jaired Crofut 76820 at http://wamc.org Dolphins Beat Cincinnati, NYC Braces For Marathon Mike Carp Hits Grand Slam, Jeter Out For Season http://wamc.org/post/mike-carp-hits-grand-slam-jeter-out-season <p>In baseball, just two games separate five teams vying for the final American League wild-card berth.</p><p>Tampa Bay's lead continued to shrink with a 7-3 loss to the Red Sox. Mike Carp had a pinch-hit grand slam in the 10th inning. It was the first pinch-hit grand slam for Boston since Kevin Millar hit one at Milwaukee on June 7th, 2003.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 11:41:18 +0000 Jaired Crofut 73433 at http://wamc.org Mike Carp Hits Grand Slam, Jeter Out For Season Red Sox Crush Baltimore In Boston http://wamc.org/post/red-sox-crush-baltimore-boston <p>In baseball, two teams in the American League in the thick of things in the East met Tuesday night in Boston, and the Red Sox destroyed Baltimore 13-2. Shane Victorino led the way with two home runs and a career-high seven runs batted in.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 12:16:11 +0000 Jaired Crofut 72364 at http://wamc.org Red Sox Crush Baltimore In Boston Mets' Matt Harvey Has Tear In His Elbow http://wamc.org/post/mets-matt-harvey-has-tear-his-elbow <p>In baseball, the New York Mets' rebuilding plan may have taken a huge hit.</p><p>National League All-Star game starting pitcher Matt Harvey has a partially torn ligament in his right elbow, but the Mets are still hoping he can avoid Tommy John surgery. A full prognosis will not be made until swelling in the elbow goes down in about two weeks.</p><p>Checking the scoreboard, the Mets suffered their fifth straight loss. Cody Asche supplied a go-ahead, two-run triple in the fourth inning of Philadelphia's 2-1 win.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 11:55:10 +0000 Jaired Crofut 72284 at http://wamc.org Mets' Matt Harvey Has Tear In His Elbow Keith Strudler: A-Rod, The Yankees And The Playoffs http://wamc.org/post/keith-strudler-rod-yankees-and-playoffs <p>Perhaps the worst thing that could happen to the New York Yankees right now is that they actually make this year’s playoffs. It’s still a long-shot, with the Yanks some five games back and trailing three teams. But given their torrid pace of late, anything is possible. That may be particularly true if Alex Rodriguez plays like the Alex Rodriguez of old, long before he sat out this entire season recovering from hip surgery. He’s looked good so far, way better than the A-Rod that limped his way through last year’s playoff exit, barely able to hit the ball much less run the bases. This is all assuming A-Rod is allowed to play the rest of the season, which feels like a safe bet given his appeal from a 211 game suspension for his use of performance enhancing drugs.</p><p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 19:46:52 +0000 Keith Strudler 71929 at http://wamc.org After Loss, Boston Tied For First With Tampa Bay http://wamc.org/post/after-loss-boston-tied-first-tampa-bay <p>In baseball, Boston has fallen into a two-way tie for first with Tampa Bay in the American League East. Marco Scutaro worked out a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth to push San Francisco past the Red Sox 3-2.</p><p>In the American League, the Yankees took a pair against Toronto. Chris Stewart hit a go-ahead three-run homer to help New York rally for an 8-4 win over Toronto in the first game of a doubleheader. Robinson Cano hit his 200th homer among four hits and drove in four runs as the Yankees handed the Blue Jays their record 10th straight loss in New York.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 11:34:32 +0000 Jaired Crofut 71859 at http://wamc.org After Loss, Boston Tied For First With Tampa Bay