Morning Coffee! Tension Mounts As Yankees Top Red Sox

Good morning, New York sports fans!

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Yankees Defeat Red Sox In Series Opener, 5-2: The Yankees had to fight for it, literally, but they pulled within a half-game of Boston in the American League East with a victory Tuesday night. Benches cleared in the seventh inning, four batters were hit, manager Joe Girardi was ejected and CC Sabathia used all of his considerable skill to navigate six brutal innings. And the teams go at it again the next two nights at Fenway Park.

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NFL Roster Cuts 2011: Giants, Jets Get Five-Player Exceptions For Thursday Night: The NFL has cut the two New York teams a bit of a break in the wake of Hurricane Irene. The teams will be allowed to keep five extra players on their rosters for their Thursday night preseason games, a decision made since the teams are playing twice within 72 hours.

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U.S. Open Tennis 2011: Top Seeds Caroline Wozniacki, Novak Djokovic Cruise To Round 1 Wins: NO big upsets on Day 2. Andy Roddick, Maria Sharapova highlight the action on Day 3.

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Mets Fall Apart Against Vazquez, Marlins In 6-0 Loss: A shutout loss to ex-Yankee Javier Vazquez? Unfortunately for the Mets, that is not a misprint.

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