This Week in Sports

By Kerri Dougherty
October 22, 2009

New York Yankees dominate ALCS

The Yankees defeated the Angels in game four of the ALCS. After three days of rest, CC Sabathia proved himself to his team and delivered the heat which led his team to a 10-1 victory over the Angels. Sabathia lasted eight innings and only allowed a solo homerun by Kendry Morales. Alex Rodriguez hit his fifth home run in this year’s playoffs and it tied him with Reggie Jackson for the second most homerun in the postseason by a Yankee, leaving him trailing behind only Bernie Williams’ six homers in 1996. It was the third straight game that A-Rod hit a homerun off of an Angel’s pitcher. Alex Rodriguez’s fifth home run of the postseason and a two-run shot by Johnny Damon, the Yankees took a 3-1 advantage in the ALCS.

Raiders seek revenge on Eagles after embarrassing comments

The Philadelphia Eagles lost against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday with a finishing score of 13-9. The Raiders have a 2-4 record for the 2009 season which made this win a huge upset. The Raiders offense took the game into their own hands and ran the offense all over of the Eagles. Zach Miller of the Raiders had the only touchdown of the game and it was for an 86-yard catch-and-run. Last Sunday, the New York Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce commented and said that playing the Raiders last Sunday for a 44-7 win felt like playing a scrimmage. The Eagles were the first team in three years to fail to score a touchdown against the Raiders.

Eagles acquired Will Witherspoon to be middle linebacker

The Eagles acquired linebacker Will Witherspoon from the St. Louis Rams for wide receiver Brandon Gibson and a fifth-round pick in 2010. The Eagles needed a linebacker and Andy Reid was sure of his decision. This decision comes from the skeptical performance of Jeremiah Trotter against the Raiders and Omar Gaither’s foot injury. Witherspoon is 6-1 and 239 pounds. In his first season with the Rams, he played in all 16 games and recorded a career-high 113 tackles and three sacks. In 2007 he recorded 110 tackles and a career-high seven sacks and was named Team MVP for 2007. The Eagles are looking forward to him playing with the team and they have high expectations of his performance.

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