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Wake N’ Blog For September 3rd: Baby Named After The Word For Holy War Will Fit Right In With His Brothers, Apocalypse And Holocaust

wake-n-blogMLB Roundup. CC Sabathia earned his AL-leading 16th win and A-Rod had 4 RBI as New York clobbered Baltimore 10-2.  Jason Giambi (!) hit a pinch-hit, two-run single in the eighth to lead the Rockies to win over the Mets by a score of 5-2. In his first start with San Francisco, Brad Penny pitched eight shutout innings to lead the Giants to 4-0 win over the Mets. [MLB.com Scoreboard]

National Hockey League. Roberto Luongo signed a 12-year contract extension with the Vancouver Canucks  reportedly worth $64 million, which would keep him with the team through the 2021-22 season, if he’s still alive. Luongo was 33-13-7 last season with nine shutouts. [Puck Daddy]

U.S. Open. Roger Federer beat Simon Greul in straight sets, 6-3, 7-5, 7-5 to continue his quest for a sixty consecutive U.S. Open championship. 2000 U.S. Open champ Marat Safin lost to Jurgen Melzer 1-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 in his final U.S. Open appearance, as he plans to retire at the end of the season. [USOpen.org]

Those wacky Germans. A German couple were pleased after a superior court in Berlin upheld the rulings of two lower courts which allowed them to name their baby boy Djehad, a variation on the Arabic word for holy war, Jihad. I don’t see the big deal. It will be their problem one day, not anyone else’s. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to get my kids Cancer, Scabies and Berman up and get them breakfast. [AOL News]