With Rivera Off, Yanks Glimpse Into Future
In baseball, Hiroki Kuroda worked eight shutout innings and Curtis Granderson hit a solo homer in the Yankees' 2-1 win over Los Angeles. Mariano Rivera had the night off after blowing three straight save chances, including one Sunday.
Elsewhere in the American League, the Texas Rangers own an eight-game winning streak after Yu Darvish took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning and struck out a career-high 15 over eight frames in a 2-1 win at Houston. Oakland topped Toronto 5-1. Oakland remains a game behind the American League West-leading Rangers. Minnesota blanked Cleveland 3-0 and the White Sox beat Detroit 6-2.
In the National League, it was the Dodgers over the Mets 4-2. The Dodgers still own a 7 ½-game lead in the National League West after improving to 38-8 since June 22. Philadelphia beat Atlanta 5-1. Cincinnati shut out the Cubs 2-0 and Colorado cruised ahead of San Diego 14-2.
In interleague play, Kansas City passed Miami 6-2 and Arizona defeated Baltimore 7-6.
In the NFL, Giants leading tackler Antrel Rolle was carted off the field after hurting his right ankle at training.
At the world championships in Moscow, United States hurdler David Oliver won the men's 110-meter hurdles in a time of 13.00 seconds, the fastest time of the year.
WNYT is reporting that Bob Ford will announce his retirement today after more than 40 years as UAlbany football coach.
The UAlbany football team will also take on Rhode Island and Delaware in front of NBC Sports Regional Network cameras as part of the Colonial Athletic Association’s television schedule. That includes the inaugural game at Bob Ford Field, UAlbany’s new 8,500 seat stadium.
Finally, Strapping Groom won the Kid Russell Stakes at Saratoga Race Course for trainer David Jacobson under jockey John Velazquez, paying $9.20 to win.
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