MLB News and Notes, More NFL camp injuries, US wins Gold Cup, Newman at Brickyard, Snedeker at Canadian + Sunday Recap: Monday, July 29, 2013

Jeter homers on first pitch, Pujols done for the year ???

Derek Jeter has always had a flare for the dramatic. The legend continued on Sunday when he homered on the first pitch he saw after returning from a quad strain. It was just Jeter’s second game this year after breaking an ankle and requiring surgery in last year’s ALDS series. It was the Yankees first home run since returning from the All-Star break and the first by any Yankee right-handed bat since June 28th. The Yankees went on to beat Tampa Bay 6-5.

Albert Pujols’ plantar fasciitis is more serious than originally thought and might put the Angel slugger out for the season. Pujols, 33, is hitting .258 with 17 homers and 64 RBI in 99 games this season. Starting next season, Pujols has eight years and $212 million left on his monster contract, with a 10-year, $10 million personal services contract kicking in after that.

Injuries running rampant in NFL camps

Yesterday, Sportsbetting3 reported on season ending injuries to the Eagle’s Jeremy Maclin and the Raven’s Dennis Pitta. Add, Denver Bronco center Dan Koppen to the list with a torn ACL. Koppen played his first eight seasons in New England before moving to the Broncos two years ago. Teams are 108-28 in games he’s started. Chicago Bears defensive tackle Turk McBride ruptured his achilles tendon in practice and will miss the season. McBride had signed with the Bears in the spring to help bolster the Bear front seven.

US beat Panama 1-0 for Gold Cup and 11th straight win

Brek Shea scored in the 69th minute, just 42 seconds after coming on as a substitute, as the US claimed their fifth Concacaf Gold Cup title with a 1-0 win over Panama. Shea tucked in a cross that was wiffed on by Landon Donovan in a case of being in the right place at the right time. Donovan was named tournament MVP by virtue of his five goals and seven assists. It was a record 11th straight win for the American national team, four more than the previous record.

Ryan Newman ends drought with win at the Brickyard

Ryan Newman snapped a personal 48-race winless drought by taking the checkered flag in Sunday’s Brickyard 400. Newman, who left from the pole, took over from leader Jimmie Johnson with just 27 laps to go and then held off the No.48 car. Kasey Kahne finished third with Tony Stewart finishing fourth.

Snedeker thanks Mahan’s baby for Canadian title

Brandt Snedeker’s final round 70 was more than enough to post an easy win at the Canadian Open. Snedeker finished at 16-under for the tournament, three shots better than Dustin Johnson, William McGirt, Matt Kuchar and Jason Bohn. Hunter Meehan had a big lead after 36 holes but withdrew on Saturday after his wife went into labor with their first child.

Bale distraught, Spurs won’t budge

Two-time EPL player of the year Gareth Bale is extremely unhappy at his home squad of Tottenham for not entertaining Real Madrid’s world record offer for a transfer. The 86.3 million pound ($132 million) offer would have shattered the 80 million 2009 transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United to Real Madrid. Bale reportedly had a “handshake agreement” with Tottemham that he would be moved if a “mega” offer came along. Players generally get 15% of the transfer fee.

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