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This week in sports

By Josh Geller

Section: Sports

October 6, 2006

Baseball
Pedro Martinez will not pitch in the postseason for the Mets due to a torn tendon in his left calf.

Orlando Hernandez has a torn calf and is out for the post season. John Maine took his spot in the rotation.

Brad Radke pitched for the first time in a month last week, throwing for five strong innings. He is likely retiring after the season.

Managers Dusty Baker (Chicago Cubs) and Felipe Alou (San Francisco Giants) did not have their contracts renewed and will not return next season.

Joe Girardi was fired by the Florida Marlins after one year as manager. Girardi kept Florida in playoff contention despite being expected to lose over 100 games this season. Florida hired Atlanta 3rd Base Coach Fredi Gonzalez to replace him.

Buck Showalter was fired as manager by the Texas Rangers.

Joe Mauer became the first catcher in AL history to win the batting title on Sunday.

Football
The Indianapolis Colts defeated the New York Jets on Sunday 31-28 despite a frantic final play by the Jets which featured many laterals in an attempt to score.

The Atlanta Falcons defeated the Arizona Cardinals 32-10 on Sunday as Michael Vick rushed for 101 yards and Morten Anderson kicked a field goal in each quarter for Atlanta. Vick ranks 5th in the entire NFL in rushing yards and is the only non-running back in the top 25.

The Washington Redskins defeated Jacksonville by six under the power of three touchdown receptions by Santana Moss.

Carson Palmer fumbled twice on Sunday as New England defeated Cincinnati 38-13.
The Chicago Bears destroyed the Seattle Seahawks 37-6 for their fourth win of the season. Shaun Alexander is not expected to play in week 6.

Donovan McNabb led the Eagles to victory over the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football with two rushing touchdowns and two passing touchdowns. McNabb leads all quarterbacks in passing yardage.

Hockey
The Bruins named Zdeno Chara the new captain. He is only the third Slovakian captain in NHL history.

Brian Gionta signed a three year deal with New Jersey.

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