Wakeup call: Have the Yanks ended the O's magic?

Wakeup call: Have the Yanks ended the O's magic?
September 10, 2012, 12:36 pm
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Here's your wakeup call -- a combination of newsworthy andor interesting tidbits -- for Monday, September 10:

AUTO RACING
The field for the Chase for the Sprint Cup is set, thanks to Jeff Gordon. (AP)

BASEBALL
The Yankees throw a bucket of water on the Oriole miracle. (AP)

And now Baltimore will have to try and overtake the Yanks without Nick Markakis. (CSN Baltimore)

But it looks like the Yankees are going to have to hold on without Mark Teixeira. (AP)

Twitter can be a tool for good. Just ask B.J. Upton. (NBC's Hardball Talk)

And getting his wallet back was the end of a perfect day for B.J. (AP)

Who says Barry Zito was a free-agent bust? Not the Dodgers. (CSN Bay Area)

COLLEGE BASKETBALL
A reserve guard for Murray State decided to use his car to settle a dispute in a Wal-Mart parking lot, with predictable legal results. (AP)

The Big East may soon spread across four time zones, but the name's staying the same. (AP)

COLLEGE FOOTBALL
The fractured spine of Tulane defensive back Devon Walker was stabilized in surgery Sunday, but doctors say it's too soon to know if he'll be paralyzed from the injury he suffered in Saturday's game against Tulsa. (AP)

That'll teach Arkansas to lose to Louisiana-Monroe. (AP)

The Razorbacks' next opponent, No. 1 Alabama, thinks beating its latest cupcake (Western Kentucky) by only 35-0 shows the Crimson Tide are "pretty average . . . anytime we don't bring our best". (AP)

GOLF
Rory McIlroy's for real. (AP)

PRO BASKETBALL
Hakeem Olajuwon doesn't think super teams are good for the NBA. Kurt Helin of NBC's Pro Basketball Talk does . . . and he explains why.

Justin Timberlake's part of a group that's attempting to buy the Grizzlies. (AP)

PRO FOOTBALL
Best Tweet of the day (and, sorry, I've forgotten its author): "Peyton shows rust from his layoff ThingsnoonewillbesayingMonday". (AP)

Aaron who? He's good, but he was no Alex Smith yesterday. (CSN Bay Area)

Move over Tom Dempsey, Jason Elam and Sebastian Janikowski. Make room in the record books for David Akers. (CSN Bay Area)

So much for all that fretting about the Jets' offense. (AP)

If you had Mario Williams in the pool to pick the first player to whine about the replacement refs, congratulations! (NBC's Pro Football Talk)

It's like Adrian Peterson had never been away. (AP)

Hmm. Maybe there was something to all that insufferable RGIII hype. (CSN Washington)

Griffin's going to need some tips on how to survive in Washington and Alex Ovechkin's just the guy to help, if he does say so himself. (CSN Washington)