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Yankees' New Stadium Takes a Bow

(Newser) - Players and fans checked out the new Yankee Stadium for the first time today, and they liked what they saw. "Wow! I'm in love," one fan who said he opposed the new ballpark told the New York Post. "They did a fantastic job." The $1.... More »

How the Yankees Got So Rich

NY Daily News uses FOIA request to profile sports' biggest cash machine

(Newser) - The Yankees may not be that good on the field this season, but it’s not hurting franchise income. With estimates of the team's overall value pegged at $1.2 billion, documents obtained by the New York Daily News under a Freedom of Information request show just how much cash... More »

Yankees Sign Crystal—for a Day

Comic actor will don pinstripes, fulfilling lifelong dream

(Newser) - He’s roped cattle and counseled gangsters onscreen, and now Billy Crystal will sign a real-life pro baseball contract and suit up in Yankee pinstripes. The pint-sized comedian is celebrating his 60th birthday with a 1-day stint with his favorite team, the AP reports. He’ll wear No. 60 for... More »

Dodgers Sign David Wells

Padres released him after a miserable run; now he's back in pennant chase

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Dodgers became the ninth team to sign David Wells yesterday, one week after the San Diego Padres placed him on release waivers. Wells, 44, posted a 14.33 ERA in his last three starts , dropping to 5-8 with a 5.54 ERA this season. The one-time Bronx... More »

Giambi Dodges Penalty for Steroid Use

Commisioner lets Yankee off easy for drug probe cooperation

(Newser) - Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig has decided not to suspend or otherwise punish Yankee first baseman Jason Giambi for his past steroid use. "It's over and done with. I'm thrilled," said Giambi. The slugger, who has confessed to using performance enhancers, earned the pardon through his cooperation... More »

Orioles Blast Yanks as Rivera Melts Down

Baltimore scores 3 off faltering pitcher in extra-inning triumph

(Newser) - The Yankees lost a heartbreaker in the Bronx yesterday. After rookie Shelley Duncan's three-run shot leveled the score in the bottom of the ninth, ace reliever Mariano Rivera faltered, handing the Orioles a 6-3 win in the tenth. "I'm a human being," admitted the normally reliable closer, whose... More »

Crazy Eights: White Sox Down Yanks

NY, Chicago combine for 16-run 2nd; Clemens shelled in 13-9 loss

(Newser) - The Yankees dropped a wacky one to the White Sox yesterday, losing 13-9 after both starting pitchers were forced out early. New York's Roger Clemens surrendered eight runs on nine hits in the second, and the Yanks responded by knocking out Jon Garland with eight runs of their own in... More »

Jays Snap Yanks' Win Streak

Wang cranks out 6 solid innings before wheels come off; NY falls 7½ behind Boston

(Newser) - The Blue Jays snapped the Yankees' five-game winning streak yesterday in the Bronx, hammering ace Chien-Ming Wang in a 3-2 win. Wang, who had been masterful this season, blew a 2-0 lead by surrendering six hits in the seventh, and the Bombers' bats had no reply. 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 »

Yankees Break Even With Win Streak

Bombers take second from Arizona for 8th straight victory and winning record

(Newser) - The Yankees have found their way back to the familiar side of .500 for the first time since April, with their eighth win in a row. The Yanks climbed to 32-31 at the expense of the Arizona Diamondbacks, aided by Alex Rodriguez's league-leading 25th home run and a strong eight... More »

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