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Jay-Z Has a Surprising New Job

Starts sports agency, signs Robinson Cano

(Newser) - Jay-Z is now a rapper and a sports agent, ESPN reports. Roc Nation, the entertainment company Jay-Z founded, announced today that it is partnering with Creative Artists Agency to create Roc Nation Sports. Its first client: Robinson Cano, the New York Yankees second baseman who is in the final season... More »

Jeter Out for Season as Yanks Lose Opener

Shortstop breaks ankle as Tigers win 6-4

(Newser) - The Detroit Tigers took the lead on Delmon Young's ringing double in the 12th inning. Then came the blow that really staggered the New York Yankees. A little grounder up the middle left Derek Jeter sprawled in the dirt, screaming in pain. The Yankees had lost more than the... More »

Yankees Pull Off Triple Play

It's teams first in more than 60 years

(Newser) - The Yankees lost last night, but not before pulling off one of the rarer feats in baseball: the triple play. With two men on and nobody out in the sixth, Kurt Suzuki hit a grounder to Alex Rodriguez, who coolly stepped on the bag and fired it to second, where... More »

Yanks Avoid Series Sweep; Beat Indians 6-3

(Newser) - Jason Giambi and the sluggish New York Yankees suddenly turned sluggerish. The Yankees played home run derby last night, with Giambi, Johnny Damon, Robinson Cano and Wilson Betemit connecting in a 6-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians. Mike Mussina (5-3) pitched five innings for his fourth straight win and earned... More »

Jeter's Hits, Rasner's Arm Key Yanks' Win

New York completes weekend sweep of struggling Seattle

(Newser) - Derek Jeter had four hits and the New York Yankees got consecutive homers from Melky Cabrera and Robinson Cano during a six-run outburst, beating the slumping Seattle Mariners 8-2 Sunday to finish a lopsided three-game sweep. Just called up from the minors, Darrell Rasner pitched six comfortable innings and the... More »

Cano, A-Rod Help Yankees Hold Back Rays

Bombers get season highs in runs and hits

(Newser) - Robinson Cano's pinch-hit homer snapped an eighth-inning tie, and Alex Rodriguez hit No. 521 to match Hall of Famers Ted Williams and Willie McCovey on the career list during the New York Yankees' 8-7 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday. Johnny Damon and Morgan Ensberg also homered for... More »

Wang, Matsui Lead Yanks Past Rays

Bombers get back to .500 on solid bullpen work as well

(Newser) - Chien-Ming Wang pitched four-hit ball into the seventh inning and Hideki Matsui hit a two-run homer, leading the New York Yankees past the pesky Tampa Bay Rays 2-0 Sunday. With manager Joe Girardi back on the bench following an illness, Joba Chamberlain and second baseman Robinson Cano got the Yankees... More »

Moose Shuts Out Jays as Yanks Take 7th Straight

Mussina returns from 'pen with 4-1 win

(Newser) - After a wretched August when three losses and a 17.69 ERA sent veteran Mike Mussina to the bullpen, the Yankees finally got to see Moose dominate again last night. Filling in for an injured Roger Clemens, Mussina kept the Blue Jays scoreless for 5 2/3 innings and paved the... More »

52nd Homer for A-Rod as Yanks Sweep Kansas

Rodriguez' 7th homer in 5 games shoots Yanks to 6-3 win

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez' two-run homer in the first inning yesterday boosted the Yankees to a 6-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals, and helped Yank ace Chien-Ming Wang collect his 18th win of the season. A-Rod, now with 52 home runs this season and a .583 batting average in the four-game... More »

Yanks Sweep Sox In The Bronx

Wang's one-hitter gives Yanks half-game lead in AL wild card race

(Newser) - Pitcher Chien-Ming Wang's one-hit outing handed the Yankees a 5-0 win over Boston last night, the final installment of a crucial three-game sweep in the Bronx. Though the Sox busted Wang's no-hitter in the seventh, the righty blanked their All-Star lineup to give New York a half-game lead over Seattle... More »

Tigers Edge Yanks 5-4

Injury benches ace Jurrjens as Detroit holds on to down New York

(Newser) - The Tigers paid a price for their dramatic 5-4 win over the Yankees yesterday. Curtis Granderson's in-the-park homer earned Detroit the win, but ace starter Jair Jurrjens—a key weapon in the Tigers' battle for the American League Central—went out early with an injury to his throwing shoulder and... More »

Yanks Down Jays in 10 Innings

Toronto plunks A-Rod, Yanks win 3-2 in the 10th

(Newser) - The Yankees downed the Jays last night in the Bronx, taking an oddball outing, 3-2, in 10 innings. After Toronto's Jeremy Accardo balked in the tying run in the 9th, reliever Casey Johnson beaned A-Rod in the 10th, then sent him to second on a wild pitch. Two batters later,... More »

A-Rod Slams 30th as Yanks Bedevil Angels

Hot corner-tender surpasses Gehrig in 12-run shutout

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez inked 4 RBIs and hammered an MLB-leading 30th home run in a 12-0 shellacking of Ervin Santana and the Angels yesterday. The blast lifts A-rod to 22nd on the all-time list, besting Lou Gehrig and giving him the most home runs by a pinstriper at the All-Star break... More »

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