WAMC Sports News

Jul 18, 2012

It's official, Linsanity is moving to Houston. The New York Knicks decided not to match the Houston Rockets' three-year $25 million offer to point guard Jeremy Lin, a restricted free agent. The New York Times initially reported the Knicks decision. New York had until 11:59 last night to decide. 

Pinch hitter Jordany Valdespin hit a cluth three-run homer in the ninth during last night's game against the Washington Nationals. But the Mets could not convert the save into a win, losing to the Nationals 5-4 in 10 innings. 

Elsewhere in the National League:

Cincinnati 4, Arizona 0

San Francisco 9, Atlanta 0

Miami 9, Chicago Cubs 5

Milwaukee 3, St. Louis 2

Pittsburgh 6, Colorado 2

San Diego 8, Houston 2

Philadelphia 3, L.A. Dodgers 2

In the AL

N.Y. Yankees 6, Toronto 1

L.A. Angels 13, Detroit 0

Chicago White Sox 7, Boston 5

Tampa Bay 4, Cleveland 2

Minnesota 6, Baltimore 4

Seattle 9, Kansas City 6

Texas 6, Oakland 1

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz says MRI results reveal no tear or rupturing in his Achille's tendon. Ortiz was wearing a protective boot and was held out of the lineup for Boston's game last night against the White Sox. The Red Sox say they plan to wait another few days before deciding whether to put him on the disabled list. 

Penn State says it will respond within days to the NCAA's demand for information regarding the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. The NCAA is looking into whether the university should face penalties. In a broadcast interview on Monday the president of the NCAA indicated no penalty was off the table, including a shutdown of the university's football program. 

Jake Sorgen, WAMC News