New York Yankees defeat Boston Red Sox, 6-2

NEW YORK -- This public-service announcement comes courtesy of the New York Yankees: The rest of the 2007 major league baseball season will be played, as scheduled, contrary to any chatter suggesting otherwise.

Roger Clemens may have a good reason to come out of retirement, after all. This only confirms the position taken by Red Sox manager Terry Francona even before last night's 6-2 loss to the Bombers before 55,078 in Yankee Stadium.

"On May 21," he said, "they're ...