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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:39:36 am    Post subject: ed as long as Sevilla in the com Reply with quote

BOSTON - Nineteen years into his Hall of Fame career, Derek Jeter may have produced his final first.The New York Yankees shortstop asked out of the lineup for Friday nights 3-2 win over the Boston Red Sox a something neither Jeter nor manager Joe Girardi could remember him ever doing before.Jeter watched the opener of his final major league series from the dugout, taking it easy a day after his walk-off single finished off an emotional farewell to Yankee Stadium.I dont think I really slept a maybe a couple of hours, Jeter told reporters. I dont know if I could play tonight if I was playing tonight. Last night was as special as it gets.Since announcing in spring training that this would be his final season, Jeter has been celebrated across the major leagues, collecting gifts at each stop and applause from former opponents and their fans. Then came his final home game, when the pregame cheers were surpassed by the postgame celebration after he led the Yankees to another win.I was thinking how fitting it was, what a great night it was, Girardi said before Fridays game. Im sure hes emotionally drained, probably physically drained.With both the Yankees and Red Sox eliminated from playoff contention, Girardi compiled a lineup missing many of his regulars and joked that it looked more like spring training roster. Eury Perez batted in Jeters familiar No. 2 spot a and collected his first major league hit a and Brendan Ryan played shortstop.Jeter said he would be back in the lineup on Saturday and Sunday a but as designated hitter, so his final memories as a shortstop would be in Yankee Stadium. Girardi told Jeter he could play any position but pitcher or catcher this weekend if he had the urge a including manager.Jeter declined.I dont pay attention enough, he said. When Im not playing, Im all over the place.A 14-time All-Star and five-time World Series champion, Jeter has collected 3,463 hits in his career along with the near-universal respect from teammates and opponents alike. Even in Boston, where fans hate the Yankees like no other team, most of the animosity was reserved for Alex Rodriguez or Red Sox defectors like Johnny Damon and Roger Clemens.The sold-out crowd, peppered with fans in pinstriped No. 2 jerseys, chanted Jeters name in the second inning a something that would not have been tolerated a decade ago, when Bostonians wore profane T-shirts about Jeter and argued that Nomar Garciaparra was a better shortstop.Since then, though, the Red Sox have ended their eight-decade World Series drought a winning three titles in 10 years, in fact a and the rivalry has lost some of its edge.I think after they won a I dont want to say they softened up, I would say I think theyre kinder, said Jeter, who ventured onto the streets of Boston for lunch on Friday afternoon and was greeted warmly. People were saying, Congratulations for the career. Im a Red Sox fan and I hate the Yankees, but I respect you.Even when I was walking here through the stands, people were cheering. I remember in 1999, when I was here for the All-Star Game ... I remember getting out of the car and I thought they were going to kill me. Funny how things have changed.And the feeling is mutual.Although his night off no doubt disappointed those who bought a ticket for an otherwise meaningless game hoping to see a part of history, Jeter said he would play the final two games of the season out of respect for the rivalry.Its always difficult at this point because everybody wants to see him, Girardi said. I think Derek understands the magnitude of the rivalry and the importance of it in the game of baseball. ... I think theres a huge amount of respect too for what these organizations have done for the game of baseball.Red Sox manager John Farrell said Jeters Yankee Stadium finale was special, and he expects the good feelings to surround this weekend, too.The game has an incredible way of creating unique opportunities, Farrell said. His 3,000th hit is a solo home run, his last at-bat at Yankee Stadium is a walk-off. The game provides us opportunities that embed memories, and thats certainly one of them.Elsewhere in baseball, they were also talking about Jeter.When you look at great players, you look at them as the heat turns up, they get calm, Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams said. Not everybody can do that. But hes one of them that can. ... Thats why he got the hit last night. Because the situation is never too big for him.___AP Sports Writer Howard Fendrich in Washington, D.C., and freelancer Ken Powtak in Boston contributed to this report. 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The same cant be said of last Saturdays 2-2 draw at Olympic Stadium against a very weakened New York Red Bulls side and one which had three stalwarts in Henry, Cahill and Olave back home in Harrison, NJ.VALENCIA, Spain -- Stephane Mbia scored in the fourth minute of stoppage time for Sevilla to make the Europa League final despite a 3-1 loss at Valencia on Thursday. Valencia looked set to play in the May 14 final in Turin until Mbias dramatic header to secure Sevillas place on away goals, after the two-leg semifinal ended 3-3. Sevilla, which plays for the trophy for the first time since winning a second straight title in 2007, faces Benfica after last years finalist drew 0-0 at Juventus to keep this years final host out by advancing 2-1 overall. "It was very hard, they played so well and it was so hard to win here. But we knew just one goal," a stunned Mbia told Cuatro TV as he was overcome with emotion like players from both teams after the final whistle. "Unbelievable." Valencia started its rally in the 14th when Sofiane Feghoulis left-footed curler took a touch to get past goalkeeper Beto, who pushed Jonas powerful 26th-minute header off the underside of the bar, but it bounced back into goal off the Sevilla goalie. Jeremy Mathieu jumped on a loose ball inside the area to rocket home Valencias third goal into the roof of the net in the 69th as the hosts looked to compplete a second successive comeback at its Mestalla Stadium after rallying from a 3-0 deficit to beat Basel 5-0 to come through the last round.dddddddddddd But Valencia was left shocked as Mbia rose to power home in the waning moments to deny Valencia a return to the final 10 years after it last won. No team lasted as long as Sevilla in the competition after the Andalucian side started in the third qualifying round when Malaga and Rayo Vallecano were denied a place by UEFA for financial problems. Sevilla had finished below them in the Spanish standings. "We had few opportunities but we had good ones," Sevilla coach Unai Emery said. "We harnessed the spirit of (Andres) Palop," the former Sevilla keeper whose own late-game heroics helped Sevilla win back-to-back titles in 2006 and 07 when the competition was known as the UEFA Cup. Benfica denied Juventus the chance to play the final at its home stadium as the Portuguese champion gets another chance at the trophy one year after losing to Chelsea. "The rival is the rival, what matters is the final," said Emery, who previously had coached Valencia. "Its a great team, it eliminated Juventus." Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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