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Wed September 19, 2012
WAMC Sports News
When it comes to working overtime in baseball, nobody does it better than Baltimore. The Orioles won their 14th straight extra-inning game, outlasting Seattle 4-2 in 18 innings. The win vaults the Orioles into a tie with the rained-out New York Yankees for the American League East lead. The game took five hours, 14 minutes.
The Yankees/Toronto game was rained out. They'll play a day-night doubleheader today. The Red Sox rallied for a 7-5 victory that dealt another blow to the Rays' fading playoff hopes. Tampa Bay is six back in the AL East race.
In the NL, the Mets/Phillies matchup was also rained out. They'll make it up tomorrow.
Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland admits he muttered a profanity as he walked away from a fan following an unfriendly conversation at halftime of the team's most recent game. Ireland said the exchange came as he was walking back to his booth after visiting his wife at halftime of Sunday's victory over the Oakland Raiders. Since Ireland joined the Dolphins in 2008, they've endured three consecutive losing seasons, and this year fans have been upset about the unsuccessful courtship of Peyton Manning and various roster moves.
NFL Films President Steve Sabol has died of brain cancer. He was 69. Sabol started working with his father Ed, the founder of NFL Films, in 1964, and their innovations revolutionized sports broadcasting and helped make the NFL the country's most popular sport.
Players around the NHL are returning to their European home countries to play as the lockout drags on. The NHL and the Player’s Association failed to reach an agreement by last weekend’s deadline.
A new NCAA task force will come up with guidelines for how to distribute the record $60 million fine that Penn State has agreed to pay in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. The money will fund programs designed to combat child sexual abuse and help victims around the country.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press