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Hurricane prompts rescheduling of sporting events
With Hurricane Irene approaching, baseball, tennis matches being rescheduled in the Northeast
By The Associated Press

Professional baseball games and tennis matches are being rescheduled as Hurricane Irene approaches the East Coast.

Major League Baseball announced Thursday that it has moved Sunday's scheduled game between the Florida Marlins and Philadelphia Phillies to Saturday afternoon at 1:05 p.m., creating a day-night doubleheader.

The New Haven Open, the final WTA tuneup before next week's U.S. Open, moved its championship match at Yale to 1 p.m. from 5 p.m. Saturday to avoid the storm.



"Right now it looks like the hurricane is not going to hit until early Sunday morning," said Anne Worcester, the tournament's director. "But, it's not just the actual playing time of the final, but our staff has to break down the site, so it has a lot to do with their safety."

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi also said there was also talk about his team playing a doubleheader Friday in Baltimore because of potential rainouts over the weekend. The Boston Red Sox and New York Mets are also home this weekend and could be affected.


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