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09/06/2010 - 7:33am
Mashup: Ump controversy in Rangers-Twins

The American League West-leading Rangers were swept by the Central-leading Twins over the weekend, and Sunday's game ended in some controversy. The Rangers were rallying and had the game-tying run within 90 feet of home when third base coach Dave Anderson was called for interfering with runner Michael Young because umpire Alfonso Marquez claimed the two touched hands as Young tried to stop while rounding the base. Anderson and Young insist they never made contact, and the video is not conclusive. The suddenly struggling and injury-plagued Rangers still lead their division by eight games but fell farther behind the Twins in the battle for home field in the first round. Read more about that story, plus check out why there is a call for Derek Jeter to be dropped to the bottom of the Yankees lineup, at Monday's Morning Mashup.


09/06/2010 - 12:46am
Revis holdout ended with seven-year deal
By: DJ Bean

According to multiple reports, the Jets and cornerback Darrelle Revis have agreed to a seven-year contract extension. ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the numbers on the the deal are "likely to be a team, but not NFL record." Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News is reporting the deal has $32 million guaranteed and can be voided to four years and $46 million.

 

Revis held out of training and the preseason with three years remaining on his rookie contract. He was seeking a 10-year deal worth more on average than the three-year, $45.3 million contract the Raiders gave to Nnamdi Asomugha in February of 2009. Speculation that a deal could be reached heated up Sunday night when reports surfaced that head coach Rex Ryan had met with the cornerback.  

 

The Jets confirmed a deal had been reached, with Revis tweeting the following:

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09/05/2010 - 10:21pm
Day holds lead at Deutsche Bank

Jason Day finished with a 5-under 66 Sunday, which allowed him to hold a one-stroke lead over Brandt Snedeker heading into the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship. Luke Donald is in third place, two shots off the pace. Tiger Woods could only manage one birdie over the last 11 holes on Sunday and shot a 2-under 69, leaving him tied for 23rd and 10 shots out of the lead. That could set the stage for either Phil Mickelson or Steve Stricker to end Woods' run as the No. 1 ranked player in the world.


09/05/2010 - 7:23pm
Papelbon on 48 pitches: 'Felt fine, physically'

Maintaining that his career-high 48 pitches had nothing to do with his career-high seventh blown save on Sunday afternoon, Jonathan Papelbon said he had no problem with throwing so many pitches. Papelbon allowed the White Sox to score twice with two outs to tie the game in the ninth before the visitors pushed ahead the go-ahead runs on bases-loaded walks in a 7-5 win over the Red Sox at Fenway Park. 

 

"I felt fine, physically," Papelbon said. "I don't think it had anything to do with the amount of pitches. A walk and a bloop hit. I couldn't finish the job, basically."

 

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09/05/2010 - 5:43pm
Papelbon blows save, Red Sox swept away

The Red Sox suffered one of their ugliest losses of the season when the White Sox scored twice with two outs to tie the game off closer Jonathan Papelbon before Gordon Beckham walked with the bases loaded to force in the go-ahead run as the White Sox completed a three-game sweep with a 7-5 win on Sunday at Fenway Park. 

 

Papelbon threw a career-high 48 pitches and suffered his career-high seventh blown save of the season. He was one out from recording his 36th save in 42 chances before giving up a double to Carlos Quentin and a game-tying single to Ramon Castro.

 

Papelbon grazed Manny Ramirez on the right arm in the eighth inning in the first-ever encounter between the former teammates. The Red Sox open a three-game series against American League wild card-leading Tampa Bay on Monday at Fenway Park. 

 

Victor Martinez drilled a two-run, go-ahead homer off starter Mark Buehrle in the seventh...

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