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Saturday
Oct112014

Donovan Bids Farewell to International Soccer

Patrick McDermott/Getty Images(EAST HARTFORD, Conn.) -- Landon Donovan took the field with the U.S. men's national team for the last time Friday night in the team's 1-1 draw versus Ecuador.

Donovan played 41 minutes, which is 11 more than the star American was supposed to, taking three shots on goal before leaving the pitch to a standing ovation from the crowd at Rentschler Field.

Donovan's best effort was during the 25th minute when Jozy Altidore delivered a back-heel pass to the striker, who then blasted a shot that narrowly missed, hitting the right goal post.

Before the game, the team paid tribute to Donovan in the middle of the pitch by presenting him with a collage of all of the national team jerseys that he's ever worn.

The 32-year-old Donovan ends his career with the U.S. national team as one of its best players ever. Donovan appeared in 157 matches, which is second all time, and scored a national team-record 57 goals.


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Friday
Sep262014

Jeter Ends Career at Yankee Stadium in Dramatic Fashion 

Elsa/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- No one was sure when Derek Jeter should be taken off the Yankee Stadium field for the last time, so Jeter handled the issue himself.

Jeter hit a walk-off RBI single to give the New York Yankees a 6-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles in his final game in pinstripes Thursday.

It looked like Jeter's night was going to end earlier. The Yankees went into the ninth inning with a three run lead, but Adam Jones hit a two-run homer and Steve Pearce tied the game with a solo blast, allowing Jeter the opportunity for one last at-bat.

Rookie Jose Pirela opened up the bottom of the inning with a single and was lifted for pinch-runner Antoan Richardson, who advanced to second base on a sacrifice bunt by Brett Gardner. Jeter then came up and swung at the first pitch, lining it into right field and giving Richardson just enough time to score the winning run.

After celebrating with his teammates, Jeter shared pleasantries with former teammates Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte, Bernie Williams, Tino Martinez and ex-manager Joe Torre.

While Jeter's career at Yankee Stadium is over, his time in the major leagues isn't. Jeter and the Yankees finish out their season with three games against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.


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