Valentine still doesn't 'get' Yanks decision to call game

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Valentine still doesn't 'get' Yanks decision to call game

SARASOTA, Fla. Manager Bobby Valentines consternation at the ending of Thursday nights 4-4 tie with the Yankees after just nine innings had not lessened Friday morning.

Im not annoyed, he said prior to the Red Sox' 6-5 loss to the Orioles. Im as annoyed as I was last night, which isnt very annoyed. Right-hander Clayton Mortensen who had warmed up and entered to pitch the 10th inning had a bigger problem this morning than I did, and he had a bigger problem with it last night than I did.

"I didnt get it. Its not going to make any difference in the Grapefruit League trophy at the end of the year, Im sure.

So again, I didnt understand it as much as, more than I was annoyed with it."

Valentine had some barbed comments for Yankee manager Joe Girardi after the game, saying, among other things, that the Yanks' decision to not play the 10th inning wasn't "courteous". Mortensen, according to WEEI.com's Alex Speier, was as miffed as Valentine said.

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Rawls leads Seahawks to 40-7 pummeling of Panthers

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SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Rawls leads Seahawks to 40-7 pummeling of Panthers

SEATTLE - Behind Thomas Rawls bouncing off and through tacklers and a big-play punch from Tyler Lockett, the Seattle Seahawks rediscovered their offensive star power on Sunday night.

It came at a significant cost to their defense.

Rawls ran for 103 yards and two touchdowns in the first half, Lockett took a reverse 75 yards for a score to open the second half and the Seahawks routed the Carolina Panthers 40-7 on Sunday night.

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