WAMC Sports News

Sep 14, 2012

Derek Jeter didn't let an injury stop him from tying Willie Mays for 10th place on the career hits list or helping the New York Yankees stay tied for the AL East lead. An aching left ankle limited Jeter to the designated hitter's role on Thursday night. But his RBI single in the seventh inning provided a cushion for Phil Hughes and helped the Yankees win consecutive games for the first time in a month with a 2-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox.

The Mets were off yesterday, they’ll play in Milwaukee this weekend. The Yankees will host second place Tampa Bay and Boston heads to Toronto tonight.

In the NFL, week 2 started it off nicely for Green Bay with a 23-10 win over Chicago last night. Coming up this Sunday the Giants  will host Tampa Bay at 1, Jets will play the 4:25 game against the Steelers and New England will play Arizona in Foxboro.

Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun is thanking everyone who helped him turn the Huskies into a basketball powerhouse. The 70-year-old Hall of Famer announced yesterday he's retiring after three national tit-les in 26 years at UConn. Calhoun was a part of some of the most memorable moments in NCAA Basketball history including the 1990 Sweet Sixteen game between UConn and Clemson. The buzzer beater became known simply as “The Shot”. Assistant coach Kevin Ollie will be the Huskies' new coach.

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