This Week in Sports

By Melissa Mariani
August 27, 2009

Injuries for the Philadelphia Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles’ latest setback reveals rookie tight end Cornelius Ingram tore his anterior cruciate ligament on his left knee. Ingram tore his ACL on the exact knee his senior season at Florida last year. Ingram’s injury will most likely make him out for the whole season. Ingram was impressive in off-season workouts and the Eagles had high expectations for him. The setbacks continue for the team who made it to the NFC championships last year, starting middle linebacker Stewart Bradley also tore his ACL, along with DeSean Jackson who hyper extended his knee during practice. Andy Reid said Jackson’s injury is not serious. Right tackle Shawn Andrews still hasn’t practiced yet because of a back injury.

Yang stuns Woods with PGA win

Y.E. Yang had a shocking win Sunday, Aug. 16 at Hazeltine National. Yang played in the final twosome with Tiger Woods at the PGA Championship and beat him by five shots. The South Korean golfer took advantage of the poor day Woods was having. Yang became the first Asian-born player to win a mens’ major championship. Yang is 37 years-old and didn’t take up golf until age 19. He is ranked 110 in the world and now has won 10 titles around the world on four different tours. Y.E. last victory was the 2006 HSBC Championship in China, where he also beat Woods and won his first European Tour event.

Phillies make a triple play

On Sunday, Aug. 23 the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 9 – 7. Jason Werth made a three run homer early in the game. The Phillies also scored six runs all just in the first inning. By the ninth inning, history took place and the game ended with an unassisted triple play. Second baseman Eric Bruntlett became the second player in major league history to get the final three outs on his own. The last player to complete an unassisted triple play to end the game was back in 1927, when player Johnny Neun from the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians. Bruntlett, who made one of two Phillies errors earlier in the game, started at second because All-Star Chase Utley was rested.

Melissa Mariani

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