Sports Saturday Oct 13: Jeter Breaks Ankle, Alabama Wins Again

By: AP
By: AP

Tigers 6, Yankees 4, 12 innings
NEW YORK (AP) -- Delmon Young doubled home the go-ahead run in the 12th inning after New York's Raul Ibanez hit another stunning game-tying home run during a four-run rally in the ninth, and the Detroit Tigers outlasted the Yankees 6-4 Saturday night in an AL championship series opener in which Derek Jeter was helped off the field with what turned out to be a broken left ankle and is out for the rest of the playoffs.
Jeter rolled over his ankle when he dove in an attempt to glove Jhonny Peralta's grounder up the middle in the 12th and winced in pain as he flipped the ball away on Saturday night. He then rolled onto his stomach, and a collective gasp was heard at Yankee Stadium when he didn't get up.
Jeter remained on his side, rolling slightly, as trainer Steve Donahue and manager Joe Girardi checked him out. He was helped up, and he put an arm around Girardi and Donahue. They coaxed him off the field with Jeter not moving his left leg.
Ibanez the 40-year old Yankees veteran powered a two-run, two-out homer in the bottom of the ninth that tied Detroit 4-4 in Game 1 of the ALCS. The dramatic shot off of Jose Valverde came just one out after Ichiro Suzuki's two-run homer off of the Tigers closer.
Valderde was brought on to put the finishing touches on what appeared to be a 4-0 Tigers win, but instead turned into an extra-inning game.
Earlier this week, Ibanez came up as a pinch hitter in the ninth inning of Game 3 of the ALDS against Baltimore and hit a game-tying homer. Three innings later, his second home run won it.
Delmon Young homered and drove in two runs to help Detroit build the 4-run lead.

Giants coach has concussion
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco Giants first base coach Roberto Kelly sustained a concussion Saturday after getting hit in the back of the head when Buster Posey's ball struck him while he was standing near second base during batting practice.
But Kelly was still expected to be on the field for Game 1 of the NL championship series on Sunday as long as he gets cleared by team doctors.
He was taken to a hospital for tests and later released.

Tigers stop South Carolina
UNDATED (AP) -- LSU freshman Jeremy Hill highlighted a breakout 124-yard, two-touchdown performance with a 50-yard scoring run, and the ninth-ranked Tigers handed No. 3 South Carolina its first loss of the season, 23-21.
LSU substantially outgained South Carolina 406 yards to 211, but struggled to find the end zone. Three times, the Tigers settled for field goals after driving at least as far as the Gamecocks 5-yard line. Another drive to the South Carolina 15 stalled on a missed field goal.
Connor Shaw drove South Carolina for a late TD on a short pass to Bruce Ellington with 1:41 left, and the Gamecocks got the ball once more with 35 seconds left, but LSU's defense held up.
Both teams are 6-1.

In other top 25 play;

-- Eddie Lacy ripped off a 73 yard touchdown run on the second play from scrimmage to get top-ranked Alabama off and running to a 42-10 rout of Missouri. Lacy and T.J. Yeldon each rushed for 100 yards and combined for five touchdowns for the 6-0 Crimson Tide.

-- Quarterback Jeff Driskel ran for 177 yards and three touchdowns to lead fourth-ranked Florida to a 31-17 win over Vanderbilt. The Gators improve to 6-0 going into their big showdown with No. 3 South Carolina.

-- Seth Doege (DAY'-gee) passed for six touchdowns and a season-high 499 yards as Texas Tech shocked No. 5 West Virginia 49-14. Mountaineers Heisman Trophy hopeful Geno Smith completed 29 of 55 passes for 275 yards.

-- Sixth-ranked Kansas State improves to 6-0 by holding off Iowa State 27-21. Quarterback Collin Klein ran for 105 yards and three TDs and threw for another 187 yards. The Wildcats held the Cyclones to just 231 yards of offense.

-- Seventh-ranked Notre Dame got an overtime touchdown catch from TJ Jones and made it hold up for a 20-13 win over No. 17 Stanford. The Fighting Irish defense stopped Stanford's Stepfan Taylor on four straight rushes starting from the four yard line to clinch with win. Notre Dame improved to 6-0 while Stanford is now 4-2.

-- Braxton Miller scored on a 67-yard touchdown run, threw TD passes of 60 and 46 yards and produced his third straight 100-yard rushing game, helping No. 8 Ohio State escape with a 52-49 win at Indiana. The victory makes the unbeaten Buckeyes the first ranked team with seven wins.

-- Cody Vaz passed for 332 yards and three touchdowns in his first start since high school to lead No. 10 Oregon State over Brigham Young 42-24. Vaz was filling in for Sean Mannion, who is out indefinitely with a left knee injury. Oregon State is 5-0 for the first time since 1939.

-- Silas Redd rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown in the first half and No. 11 Southern California overcame offensive inconsistency for a 24-14 win over Washington.

-- EJ Manuel threw for a career-high 439 yards and four touchdowns as 12th-ranked Florida State rebounded from its first loss of the season with a 51-7 victory over Boston College. Seminoles kicker Dustin Hopkins became the Atlantic Coast Conference's career scoring leader with a 51-yard field goal in the first half. He now has 402 points, good for fifth all-time in NCAA history.

-- Landry Jones threw for 321 yards and two touchdowns to lead 13th-ranked Oklahoma over No. 15 Texas 63-21 in the annual Red River Rivalry. Blake Bell powered his way in for four TDs and Damien Williams exploded for a rivalry-record 95-yard TD run while helping Oklahoma get to 4-1. Texas drops to 3-2.

-- Senorise Perry rushed for 101 yards and a career-high four touchdowns to help No. 18 Louisville race by Pittsburgh 45-35. Teddy Bridgewater passed for 304 yards for the Cardinals, who improve to 6-0 by winning their Big East opener.

-- No. 20 Rutgers rode its defense and special teams to a 23-15 victory over Syracuse. Duron Harmon scooped up a blocked field goal attempt and ran 75 yards for a tie-breaking touchdown early in the third quarter. Big East Conference defensive player of the year Khaseem Greene forced three fumbles and intercepted a pass.

-- Deven Drane scooted 76 yards for a touchdown after picking up a fumble and Munchie Legaux threw two TD passes to lead No. 21 Cincinnati past Fordham 49-17. The Bearcats improved to 5-0.

-- D.J. Harper rushed for 122 yards and a touchdown and Joe Southwick threw for another score to lead No. 24 Boise State to a 20-10 victory over Fresno State. The 5-1 Broncos made it seven straight wins over the Bulldogs

-- Denard Robinson threw two touchdown passes and ran for two scores, leading No. 25 Michigan in a 45-0 win over Illinois.

Gophers coach has another seizure
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill has been hospitalized after suffering another seizure following his team's 21-13 loss to Northwestern. The school says Kill was immediately attended to by team medical staff and is alert and resting comfortably at the hospital.
Kill has dealt with seizures for years. He had several in his first season as coach of Minnesota last year, most notably on the sideline during a game against New Mexico State.

Not much of a sense of urgency
UNDATED (AP) -- Labor negotiations between the NHL and the locked-out players' association may resume Tuesday after a four-day break.
The location and the agenda have yet to be determined. The sides finished two days of negotiations Thursday that again centered on secondary issues such as drug testing instead of focusing on how to divide up revenue.
The lockout is nearly a month old and has already wiped out the entire preseason and the first three days of the regular season. The NHL announced last week that all games have been canceled through Oct. 24.

Bucs Talib suspended
UNDATED (AP) -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.
The fifth-year pro says in a statement released by the team that he took an Adderall pill without a prescription "around the beginning of training camp." He will not appeal the ban, which begins Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Talib was the 20th overall pick in the 2008 draft and is one of the team's top defenders with 18 career interceptions.

In other pro football news:
-- Four-time Pro Bowler Robert Mathis and starting running back Donald Brown did not make the trip to New York for the Colts game Sunday against the Jets. The Colts had said both would miss two to three weeks with knee injuries. Linebacker Jerry Hughes is expected to replace Mathis in the starting lineup, while rookie Vick Ballard is slated to make his first NFL start in place of Brown.

Mallinger trying to hang on
SAN MARTIN, Calif. (AP) -- John Mallinger remained in position for his first PGA Tour victory, shooting a 1-under 70 on the Open to take a two-stroke lead into the final round. The 33-year-old Mallinger has a 15-under total. He has finished second twice in his seven-year career on the tour.
Sweden's Jonas Blixt is second after a 66, and Charles Howell III and Jason Kokrak were another stroke back at 12 under.

Funk grabs slim lead
CONOVER, N.C. (AP) -- Fred Funk finished off a second straight 6-under-par 66 with a birdie on 18 and has a one-shot lead headed into the final round of the Champions Tour event in North Carolina. Funk has played 42 straight holes without a bogey dating back to last week.
Larry Mize is alone in second place after signing for a 67.

Choi on top
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Defending champion Na-yeon Choi of South Korea maintains a two-shot lead in the LPGA Malaysia. She shot a 3-under 68 Saturday in a rain-interrupted third round.
Fellow South Korean Park Inbee is two shots back after putting up the day's best score of 65, while Karrie Webb of Australia is another two shots back after a 68.

Deja Vu
SHANGHAI (AP) -- Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic (NOH'-vak YOH'-koh-vihch) will meet for a rematch of their U.S. Open final.
Two-time defending champion and No. 3 seed Murray defeated top-ranked Roger Federer 6-4, 6-4 in the semifinals of the Shanghai Masters after second-seeded Djokovic topped fourth-seeded Tomas Berdych (TOH'-mahs bur-DEEK') 6-3, 6-4.
Djokovic, the U.S. Open runner-up, is looking for his fifth title of the year and second straight after winning in Beijing last week.

No. 1 on track
LINZ, Austria (AP) -- Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka (ah-zah-REN'-kuh) of Belarus reached her ninth final of the season on Saturday in Austria, and will play Germany's Julia Goerges (GOHR'-gehs) for the Generali Ladies title.
Azarenka advanced with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania, and Goerges edged Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 1-6, 6-2, 6-3.

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