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Yanks edge Jays despite losing Nova, Cervelli

Yanks edge Jays despite losing Nova, Cervelli

ESPN.com MLB.com CNNSI.com Updated Apr 26, 2013
David Phelps struck out a career-high nine in four innings after relieving the injured Ivan Nova, and the New York Yankees beat the wild Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 on Friday night.
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  • Youkilis Out Again: Kevin Youkilis sat out Friday's game agains…

    Youkilis Out Again: Kevin Youkilis sat out Friday's game against the …

    nytimes.com Apr 26, 2013
    Kevin Youkilis sat out Friday's game against the Blue Jays with back spasms.
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  • Phil Jackson reportedly could receive an offer from the Toronto…

    Phil Jackson reportedly could receive an offer from the Toronto Raptors to run their team

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Apr 26, 2013
    The news barely skimmed NBA circles early on Friday, because the hiring of former Anschutz Entertainment Group President and CEO Tim Leiweke to run Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment seemed to only count towards NHL matters. MLSE owns the Toronto Rapto…
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  • Jays' Johnson (triceps) scratched from start

    Jays' Johnson (triceps) scratched from start

    ESPN.com yahoo.com MLB.com Apr 26, 2013
    The Toronto Blue Jays scratched Josh Johnson from his start against the New York Yankees on Friday night because of right triceps tightness, and the team hopes the precautionary move will keep him from missing any further outings.
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  • President Barack Obama received a basketball signed by the 2010…

    President Barack Obama received a basketball signed by the 2010-11 Toronto Raptors … as a ‘gift’

    yahoo.com Apr 26, 2013
    As a somewhat famous world leader, President Barack Obama is the recipient of a yearly series of over-the-top gifts and baubles from other world leaders. As has been the case for every president in history (save for Harding, probably), Obama is on the r…
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  • Arencibia brings All-Star hopes to Fan Cave visit

    Arencibia brings All-Star hopes to Fan Cave visit

    MLB.com Apr 26, 2013
    Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia could be forgiven for nervously mispronouncing his last name "Aren-SAY-bia" during a take while shooting an upcoming video at the MLB Fan Cave. After all, he had just played at Yankee Stadium the night before, …
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  • Smoak but no fire: Former top prospect has yet to heat up for M…

    Smoak but no fire: Former top prospect has yet to heat up for Mariners

    CNNSI.com Apr 26, 2013
    Teams that trade ace pitchers for can't-miss hitting prospects have been getting burned quite a bit lately, and one of those batters has been historically bad, writes Tom Verducci.
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  • Video - Cervelli, Nova Injured In Yankees' Win 00:37

    Cervelli, Nova Injured In Yankees' Win

    Apr 26
    oth Francisco Cervelli and Ivan Nova left early with injuries as the Yankees topped the Blue Jays 6-4.

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  • 2013 NFL draft -- Second-day winners, losers

    Apr 26
    On a day the Packers took care of business at the 2013 NFL draft, Matt Barkley's freefall reached new depths, writes John Clayton.
  • Toronto Raptors weighing run at Phil Jackson, sources say

    Apr 26
    Among the options being considered by the Toronto Raptors as they weigh the futures of team president Bryan Colangelo and coach Dwane Casey is making a run at Phil Jackson, according to sources with knowledge of Toronto's thinking.
  • Don Banks: 2013 NFL second-round mock draft

    Apr 26
    NEW YORK -- With all the quarterbacks that remain there for the picking, and the unfinished Manti Te'o saga, Friday night's second round has a chance to be as interesting as Thursday night's first round was unpredictable. I can't really recall a second …
  • Peter King: Looking back on a strange first round, ahead to a starry secon…

    Apr 26
    ST. LOUIS -- After the strangest first round of an NFL draft that I have seen, here's a look at the bizarro-world day-one (yes: Justin Pugh and Travis Frederick; no: Geno Smith and Matt Barkley) and a look ahead to a second day that will be starrier tha…