Tex message: Is Yanks slugger back Friday?


Tex message: Is Yanks slugger back Friday?

Will the Yankees get Mark Teixeira back in the lineup Friday? The first baseman was running before Thursdays game, testing the strained left calf that has sidelined him since Aug. 27, and said he could play in Game 2 of the series in Baltimore.

Manager Joe Girardi wasnt ready to commit to writing Teixeiras name into the lineup just yet.

Im not anticipating it, Girardi said, according to the New York Daily News, but well see how he feels. ... Weve got to feel pretty good that hes going to be able to remain healthy. If a guys not ready, you put him out there and get him injured again, hes done for the year probably. Thats the balancing act we have to do.

Even before the Yankees had lost to fall back into a tie with the Orioles for first place in the American League East, Teixeira said he was feeling the urgency to come back even if hes not yet 100 percent.

Obviously if were up 10 games, Im probably going to take that extra day or two, he said. When were fighting right now for the lead, Im going to try to come back as quickly as possible. This is the way it is. I want to be out there really badly right now.

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Before Wednesday's Wizards-Cavs game, J.R. Smith held the record for youngest NBA player to reach 900 career 3-pointers. 

With 4:31 left in the opening quarter. Bradley Beal caught a pass from Otto Porter and knocked down his 900th career triple

The 25-year-old is a career 39 percent 3-point shooter. Through 13 games this season, Beal is stroking it at 34 percent, but scoring in a variety of ways this season with an average of over 22 points per game. 

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Wayne Rooney to captain England in his final international game


Wayne Rooney to captain England in his final international game

By Joey Sabet

Wayne Rooney will wear his familiar No. 10 shirt Thursday night in his final match for England, when the Three Lions meet the United States in an international friendly at Wembley Stadium in London.

Rooney, who will earn his 120th cap for England, will start the match on the bench before entering, according to his manager Gareth Southgate.

“All of our group have great respect for Wayne and they feel that it is fitting that his last game should be in the No. 10,” Southgate said in a news conference Wednesday.

The D.C. United forward’s 53 goals with England is most in his country’s decorated soccer history, and no English outfield player has more international appearances than Rooney.

He left Everton Football Club to join D.C. United midway through the 2018 MLS season, appearing in 20 games and starting 18.

Despite his relatively brief time with the club, his 12 goals led United, and he spearheaded a turnaround that took the team from the bottom of the Eastern Conference to a berth in the postseason, where they fell in the opening round to the Columbus Crew in penalty kicks.