Rangers-Yankees resume...Phils return home
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texas Rangers will take another stab
at their first American League pennant when they host the New York
Colby Lewis starts for the Rangers against Phil Hughes in a
rematch of the Rangers' 7-2 victory over the Yankees last Saturday
in Game 2. Lewis picked up the victory by limiting the Yanks to a
pair of runs and six hits in 5 2/3 innings while the Rangers rocked
Hughes for seven runs in four-plus frames.
The Yankees extended the series with Wednesday's 7-2 rout of the
Bronx. They are trying to come back from their first 3-1 series
deficit since the 1958 Fall Classic, when they rallied to beat the
Milwaukee Braves in seven games.
Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz says his left hamstring feels
fine and he expects to play in Game 6 of the AL championship series
Friday night. Cruz tweaked his troublesome hamstring in the fifth
inning of Game 5.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia Phillies have new life
after staving off elimination with last night's 4-2 victory at San
Francisco in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series.
The Phillies and Giants are scheduled to work out at Citizens
Bank Park this afternoon before resuming the series tomorrow. Like
the Yankees, the Phillies are trying to claw back from a
Matt Cain is the Giants' probable starter for Game 6. Roy Oswalt
(OHZ'-wahlt) will pitch for the Phillies after holding the Giants
to three hits in eight innings for a Game-2 victory. Oswalt last
pitched on Wednesday, when he took the loss in relief.
Qualifying set for Martinsville
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) - Drivers in the Chase for the
Championship are set to rev it up in qualifying at Martinsville
this afternoon. The sixth of the ten NASCAR Chase events is
scheduled to be run Sunday on the half-mile oval. Jimmie Johnson
holds a 41-point lead over Denny Hamlin in the Chase standings.
Crowded leaderboard in Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) - There was a five-way tie for the lead heading
into the second round of the PGA event in Las Vegas. Robert
Garrigus, Will MacKenzie, John Senden, Michael Letzig and Cameron
Tringale shared the lead after carding 7-under 64s. Five others
were one shot back.
Hawks-Blues highlight NHL slate
(AP) - The Chicago Blackhawks visit the St. Louis Blues in one
of five games on tonight's NHL schedule. The Blackhawks lead the
league with 11 points and have won four in a row, including a 3-2
triumph over the Blues on Monday night. Also on ice, Calgary is at
Columbus, Buffalo hosts Ottawa, Tampa Bay visits Atlanta and
Vancouver entertains Minnesota.
Rooney staying put
MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Wayne Rooney has reversed course,
agreeing to a five-year contract with Manchester United, which
keeps him with the Premier League club until June 2015.
Rooney said this week that he did not intend to extend his deal
beyond 2012 because he was unhappy that United hadn't improved its
roster. But he changed his mind after "intensive discussions"
with the club.
After holding talks with United, Rooney says he is "delighted
to sign another deal at United." He says, "I've talked to the
manager and the owners and they've convinced me this is where I
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