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Jeter, Yanks match made in heaven
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If the Reds signed Derek Jeter to a three-year, $51 million contract, what would your reaction be?
Id be outraged.Fortunately, the New York
Yankees will pay the soon-to-be 37-year-old shortstop $17 million per year, making him the highest paid shortstop in the league.
Theres an option for a fourth season, but the Yankees can buy Jeter out for $3 million. If Jeter rejects the buyout and accepts a fourth year, the contract totals $56 million with $9 million available in incentives.
Yes, Jeter is taking a pay cut compared to his last contract, but thats a no-brainer. Hes an old man coming off the worst season of his career. No. 2 hit .270 with 10 home runs, 67 RBIs and his on-base percentage was a mere .340, 77th best in baseball.
Do the names Starlin Castro, Alexei Ramirez or Marco Scutaro do anything for you? All are shortstops with higher batting averages than Mr. Yankee last season. Castro a rookie had 200 fewer at-bats than Jeter, but earned more doubles, triples and a better slugging percentage. Last season, Castro, Scutaro and Ramirez combined to make just more than $7 million.
The only reason the Yankees pay Jeter the kind of money they do is because theyre the Yankees. It doesnt matter who you are, the Yankees will pay you more than youre worth.
Jeter would never get as much money from another club. His numbers compare to that of Miguel Tejada, who made $6 million in 2009. The San Francisco shortstop had 27 fewer at-bats than Jeter, totaling just eight fewer hits, five more home runs, four more RBIs and 49 fewer
UC pushes XU to brink in Shootoutsam weinberg | sports EDItor
For the second consecutive season, the University of Cincinnati womens basketball team failed to claim the Kendle Cup in the Skyline Chili Crosstown Shootout.
Once trailing by 16 points, the Bearcats closed the gap to five points with five minutes to play, but lost 69-61 to the No. 4 Xavier Musketeers Sunday at Fifth Third Arena.
If you would have told me before this game that we would be down five with five or six minutes to go, I would have said youve got to be crazy, said Cincinnati head coach Jamelle Elliott. Im really pleased and proud with how our girls competed for 40 minutes.
Despite the loss for UC, the game highlighted improvements from last seasons meeting, in which the Bearcats lost 69-38 to then No. 10 Musketeer squad.
Although outmanned and outsized by the Musketeers, the Bearcats kept up with Xavier, shooting 41.5 percent to Xaviers 44.2 percent and grabbed just one fewer rebound.
To be honest with you, I think were a better team this year than we were this time last year, Elliott said. We werent as far along as we were now.
After beginning the game in an 11-3 hole, Cincinnati made it a two-point game by going on a 8-2 run. But with 6:30 remaining in the first half, the Musketeers pulled away with an 18-4 run to end the half with a 41-25 lead.
Trailing by 16 points after halftime, the Bearcats cut the deficit to five after outscoring the Musketeers 22-11 midway through the second half.
But with 10 minutes left in the game, Cincinnati was unable to overtake Xavier.
I had seven girls that played with unbelievable heart and unbelievable competitiveness against a very good Xavier basketball team thats No. 4 in the country, Elliott said.
Cincinnati was led by senior guard Shareese Ulis, who scored a team-high 24 points.
Our team was led by a warrior Shareese Ulis, Elliott said. She goes out and leads us in the battle
every single night. As we play more and more games, the troops are starting to be right behind her battling just as hard as she does every game.
The Bearcats return to action at 7 p.m. Dec. 15 to face Louisville at Fifth Third Arena in the teams first Big East game of the season.
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nO sOPHmOre sLUmP Head coach Jamelle Elliott began her second season at Cincinnati 5-0 before losses to Dayton and rival Xavier the past two games. UC still leads the all-time series with Xavier 22-11.
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new LeaDing sCOrer Junior guard Dion Dixon scored a team-high 17 points in saturdays 81-47 win against toledo. Dixon leads the Bearcats (7-0) with 12 points per game. sEE skeen | 8
Soft-spoken veterans pace Cincinnati to 7-0sam eLLiOtt | sports EDItor
Cincinnati mens basketball is off to its best start since the 2004-05 season the last time the Bearcats reached the NCAA tournament.
After Saturdays 81-47 win in Toledo, Cincinnati (7-0) returns to Fifth Third Arena for a two-game home stand beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday against Utah Valley.
The Bearcats havent won more than four straight games to begin a season in head coach Mick Cronins tenure.
But in his fifth season at Cincinnati, Cronin has a new secret weapon: veterans. Junior Dion Dixon has emerged as the Bearcats top scorer, averaging 12 points per game after scoring a team-high 17 against Toledo.
Most coaches actually have guys that have played college basketball three and four years, Cronin said. We didnt have that for a long time because there was nobody on the team,z and then there were junior college guys. Right when those guys got to a point where they knew what to do, they were gone and were starting all over.
Not this season. Eight Bearcats are upperclassmen, including six seniors.
But the senior class Ibrahima Thomas,
Rashad Bishop, Darnell Wilks, Larry Davis, Anthony Biggie McClain and Eddie Tyree lacks a traditional vocal leader in the locker room.
Ive never been that type to yell and stuff because it was never my place, Wilks said. I just try to go out there and work hard and get other people to follow suit.
They do leaving Cronin pleased with the soft-spoken leadership.
Leadership is not cheerleadership, Cronin said. Waving a towel and cheering has nothing to do with it. Playing smart, playing hard, coaching your teammates and showing them youre committed to doing the things it takes to win games thats leadership.
After being suspended by Cronin near the end of last season, Bishop has responded strongly through this years first seven games. The senior guard is shooting a team-best 46 percent from 3-point range and is a perfect 15 of 15 at the free-throw line.
Hes now adding to the positive side of things. Hes putting the ball in the basket, hes creating offense for his teammates and hes taking ownership of the team, Cronin said. If he has a great year, its going to bode well for our chances.