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Morning Coffee! Wins Aside, Weeked A Bummer In The Bronx

Good morning, New York! Here is today's first look at your New York sports scene.

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  • The New York Yankees won two of three this weekend in an AL East showdown with the Tampa Bay Rays. It can't exactly be called a great weekend for the Yankees, though. They put two key pitchers, Andy Pettitte and Damaso Marte, on the disabled list, and had a third, A.J. Burnett, hurt himself by going all 5-year-old on a locker room door. Then there was legendary Hall of Famer Yogi Berra missing Old-Timer's Day after being hurt in a fall, and the fact that the weekend was largely spent saying goodbye to George Steinbrenner and Bob Sheppard. So, regardless of the results on the field not a really happy weekend in the Bronx.
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  • The New York Mets got the benefit of a blown call by umpire Phil Cuzzi that would have given the San Francisco Giants a victory Sunday (even Mets catcher Henry Blanco admitted Travis Ishakawa had safely carried the winning run across home plate) and beat the Giants, 4-3, in 10 innings. Tonight, Mike Pelfrey pitches against Arizona. The Mets will be watching the ace righty closely since has start was pushed back a couple of days due to back problems.
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  • It does not really affect the New York Knicks any more, but Michael Jordan and LeBron James have both ripped James' decision to join Dwayne Wade in Miami. In my view, Jordan and Barkley are right that this was the easy road for James, and that he forfeited his right to one day be in the conversation with Jordan -- and now Kobe Bryant -- as the best players the NBA has seen.
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  • C.C. 'Can't Cover' Brown can speak, and the ex-New York Giants safety has used his voice to rip the Giants. C.C. says he is happy to be out of New York where "the media controls the team" and that he is rebuilding his career. All I know, C.C., is that Giants' fans are even happier that you're gone.
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  • Speaking of the Giants, Michael Strahan says defensive end Justin Tuck needs to become a leader.
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  • In WNBA action Sunday, Cappie Pondexter scored a career-high 40 points but could not prevent the New York Liberty from losing to the Indiana Fever, 84-81, in overtime. The Liberty will be back in action Tuesday night at Connecticut.
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