• Blue Jays 2, Yankees 1: Ian Kennedy would have signed up for one hit allowed in seven innings. The hit was a run-scoring double -- on a ball that Melky Cabrera should have caught.Too bad A.J. Burnett looked just as sharp while holding the Yankees to only a Johnny Damon solo homer. Then Chris Britton allowed a a run-scoring single in the ninth, and a seven-game winning streak went up in smoke. With Phil Hughes and Mike Mussina struggling, Kennedy could be making his longshot case for the postseason rotation. That is, if he can get out of his wedding. The righty is scheduled to get hitched on Oct. 6. Friday brings the start of a three-game series against the Red Sox.

  • Most Jets fans have to be happy with the NFL's punishment of the New England Patriots. After being caught videotaping the Jets' defensive signals, the Patriots learned Thursday they'd lose their first-round pick -- so long as they make the playoffs -- and have to pay a $250,000 fine. Coach Bill Belichick will pay half a million dollars. That's a steep price to pay for what could be a widespread practice in the league. Maybe they'll be more careful about getting caught the next time. That also doesn't make the Jets' task against Baltimore on Sunday any easier.

  • Auburn 7, Brooklyn 1: Major League playoffs start in October, but the short-season New York-Penn League's wrap up in September. Dillon Gee turned in five quality innings, but Stephen Clyne gave up three runs in the sixth as the Cyclones lost Game 1 of the Championship Series. Game 2 -- and Game 3 if necessary -- will be at Keyspan Park in Brooklyn.