Sports Report: Yankees Add Padres' Headley To Bolster Offense
The New York Yankees, trying to add offense at third base, acquired third baseman Chase Headley yesterday from the San Diego Padres for rookie infielder Yangervis Solarte and minor league pitcher Rafael De Paula. The move paid immediate dividends when Headley drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 14th inning of the Yankees' 2-1 victory over Texas last night. Derek Jeter hit his 535th double breaking Lou Gehrig's franchise record and the Yankees won an unlikely pitching duel after both rookie starters entered with a 5.10 ERA.
Elsewhere in the American League, Toronto topped Boston 7-3, Cleveland bested Minnesota 8-2, Kansas City defeated the White Sox 7-1, Baltimore doubled up the Angels 4-2, and it was Houston over Oakland 3-2 in 12.
In interleague play, the Mets topped Seattle 3-1, Tampa Bay beat St. Louis 7-2, and Arizona slid past Detroit 5-4.
In the National League, Pittsburgh won against the Dodgers 12-7, San Francisco defeated Philadelphia 9-6 in 14, the Cubs blanked San Diego 6-0, Milwaukee edged Cincinnati 4-3, Washington beat Colorado 7-4, and it was Miami over Atlanta 6-5.
NCAA - Soccer:
Massachusetts men’s soccer coach Sam Koch, who led the Minutemen to a berth in the 2007 College Cup, has died after a two-year battle with sinus cancer. Koch led UMass soccer for 23 seasons.
The university said in a statement that Koch died Sunday at his Hadley home. He was 59.
NCAA - Hockey:
The St. Louis Blues announced they have picked up forward Jeremy Welsh for a one-year, two-way contract.
The 26-year-old Welsh split last season between the Vancouver Canucks and the AHL’s Utica Comets and is a former Union College forward.
The New York Giants have hired former receiver David Tyree as director of player development. Tyree's spectacular catch against his helmet was a key play in the team's 2008 Super Bowl upset of undefeated New England. He replaces Charles Way, who became the head of the NFL's Player Engagement Department earlier this month.
The New England Patriots training camp opens today at Gillette Stadium with veterans reporting. The first public practice is scheduled for tomorrow. All practice sessions and parking are free. The first preseason game is set for August 7th at Washington against the Redskins.
To the NHL where the New York Rangers are avoiding salary arbitration with forward Mats Zuccarello, agreeing to terms with the restricted free agent on a one-year, $3.5 million contract. The 26-year-old Zuccarello had career highs of 19 goals and 40 assists in 77 games last season to lead the team in points.
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has filed a new lawsuit in his attempt to keep the team and derail a potential $2 billion sale. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court names estranged wife Shelly Sterling, the NBA and Commissioner Adam Silver, saying they committed fraud and violated corporate law in their attempt to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
In the WNBA, Minnesota squeaked by Atlanta 112-108, Chicago edged Indiana 60-57, San Antonio defeated Tulsa 95-93, and Phoenix beat Seattle 89-71.
Tour de France:
Italy's Vincenzo Nibali finished 8 ½ minutes back of stage 16 winner Michael Rogers of Australia but maintained his overall lead in the Tour de France. The 16th stage was the longest of the long race as it covered 147 miles.
The Tour de France ends this Sunday when the racers converge on Paris.
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