This Week in Sports

By John Solewin
October 1, 2009

Mickelson and Woods take the win

On Sunday, Sept. 27, the two biggest names in golf finished behind each other in the PGA Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup. Phil Mickelson shot a 65 to take first in the Tour Championship. He finished with a five point lead over second place Tiger Woods. However, the two golfers switched positions for the culmination of the FedEx Cup with Woods securing first place and Mickelson taking second. This was Tiger Wood’s second Fed Ex Cup win, which is awarded to the player that accumulates the most points for wins over the course of the PGA season.

Eagles fans witness a few ‘firsts’

With veterans Donavan McNabb, Brian Westbrook and Kevin Curtis all sidelined with injuries, novice Eagles took the 50 yard line and the game against the Kansas City Chiefs 34 – 14 on Sunday, Sept. 27. Kevin Kolb threw for 327 yards, a record for a quarterback in his second NFL start. Running back LeSean McCoy also had ‘firsts,’ which were his first NFL start and touchdown. He ran for a total of 84 yards. Finally, after being out of the game for two years, Michael Vick had his first start as an Eagle and he came into the game for 11 plays. Other outstanding performances came from DeSean Jackson with six receptions, one touchdown and Brent Celek who also had a touchdown. The Eagles are now 2 -1. After a bye week, their next game will be in week five against Tampa Bay.

Phillies get by Brewers 6-5

The Philadelphia Phillies topped the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 on Sunday Sept. 27. Jimmy Rollins put the Phils on the board with a lead off homerun in the first inning. Other hits came from Shane Victorino, Ryan Howard and Pedro Feliz. The win split the road series 2-2 and reduced the Phils’ magic number to three. They have an almost insurmountable five game lead over the Atlanta Braves for the National League East Championship. With a somewhat shaky bullpen, Manager Charlie Manuel and his team aren’t taking anything for granted. The Phils will finish out their regular season at home against the Houston Astros and the Florida Marlins.

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