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WAMC's Daily Sports Wrap


Albany, NY – Well the first edition of Monday Night Football in 2011 rewrote the record books...

Last night in Miami, Tom Brady tossed four touchdown passes, including that fourth quarter hook-up with Wes Welker, sound courtesy of ESPN, as the Patriots steamrolled the Dolphins 38-24. Brady has become the 11th player in NFL history to throw for at least five hundred yards, finishing the game with a team-record 517.

Speaking of records, last night in Denver, Sebastian Janikowski booted a 63-yard field goal, matching the all-time mark shared by Tom Dempsey and Jason Elam, as the Raiders edged the Broncos 23-20.

To baseball, where the Rays continue to stalk the Red Sox... Ben Zobrist knocked in three runs, as Tampa Bay dumped Baltimore 5-2, pulling within three games of wild card-leading Boston.

Meanwhile, the Yankees have widened their division lead over the Red Sox to four games, following a 9-3 rout of rout of Seattle. Mark Teixeira and Chris Dickerson both went deep in the win.

In other AL action, Detroit pummeled the White 14-4, and Oakland doubled up the Angels 6-3.

Over to the NL, in Queens, Stephen Lombardozzi's first major league hit was an RBI single that snapped a seventh inning, 2-2 tie, as Washington beat the Mets 3-2.

Elsewhere, Florida got by Atlanta 5-4 in 12, Pittsburgh held off St. Louis 6-5, Arizona dropped the Dodgers 7-2, Houston downed Philadelphia 5-1, and the Cubs outlasted Cincinnati 12-8.

In other baseball news, police say former Red Sox star Manny Ramirez has been arrested and charged with battery, following a domestic dispute at his home.

And in tennis, Novak Djokovic, the world's top-ranked tennis player, defeated second seed and defending champion Rafael Nadal in four sets to win his first U.S. Open Championship.

I'm Tristan O'Neill, WAMC News.