Good morning, New York/New Jersey sports fans! This is your MLB All-Star break edition of 'Morning Coffee.'
Alex Rodriguez Injury: Knee Surgery To Sideline A-Rod Four To Six Weeks: The New York Yankees' slugger will be experiencing much more than a three-day break. He will miss four to six weeks after having surgery today to repair a slightly torn meniscus in his right knee. The future Hall of Fame third baseman has been playing through the injury, but is putting up some of the worst power numbers of his career.
Derek Jeter: A Symbol Wrapped In An Enigma Wrapped In Greatness: SB Nation New York's Jeff Freier offers some perspective on the newest member of the 3,000-hit club.
Yankees Vs. Rays: Tampa Bay Hands Yankees 1-0 Victory: CC Sabathia pitched a shutout for his 13th victory, and sixth straight. James Shields of Tampa Bay nearly matched him, except for a pair of seventh-inning errors that gave the Yankees their only run. Shields own throwing error on a pickoff at third base allowed the only run to score.
Mets Struggle With RISP, Lose 4-2 To Giants: The Mets had plenty of opportunities Sunday against San Francisco, but could not cash enough of them in.
Mets Trade Rumors: Jason Isringhausen Doesn't Want The Mets To Trade Him: Jason Isringhausen, the veteran reliever who successfully completed a comeback with the Mets this season, has pitched well enough that he is now the subject of trade rumors. Isringhausen, though, would rather stay with the Mets.
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Women's World Cup, USA Vs. Brazil: Abby Wambach Forces Penalty Kicks, USWNT Wins Shootout: After an unbelievable comeback, the United States has advanced to the semifinals of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, beating Brazil 5-4 in a shootout.
Top 20 NJ Devils' Prospects: In Lou We Trust takes a look at the up-and-coming Devils.
State of the New York Jets Roster: Gang Green Nation offers some analysis