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Rant and Rise: Washington Nationals Hit Six Home Runs Again, Andy Roddick Retires, Dallas Cowboys Win Opener

Here’s the latest edition of Rant and Rise for September 6, 2012.

Washington Nationals Hit Six Home Runs For Second-Straight Game

It’s always exciting to see a player hit a home run during a baseball game, but hitting six in one game is almost unheard of. As for the Nationals, they’ve managed to hit six home runs in two-straight games against the Chicago Cubs–with the latest coming on Wednesday during their 9-1 win.

With a 7 1/2 game lead in the NL East, this is the type of level Washington wants to be playing at over the final weeks of the regular season as they look to reach the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.

Andy Roddick Retires After Elimination From U.S. Open

Throughout his career, Andy Roddick has always been considered a favorite amongst tennis fans. Unfortunately, fans saw the last of Roddick on Wednesday after losing to Juan Martin del Potro in the fourth round of the U.S. Open. Roddick shocked the world last week when he announced his retirement last week while celebrating his 30th birthday and with 32 career tournament titles, there’s no question he’ll go down as one of the greatest of all time.

Dallas Cowboys Upset New York Giants in Season Opener

After losing both meetings during the regular season in 2011, it was the Cowboys who received the first laugh in 2012 after pulling off a big 24-17 win on the road against the Giants on Wednesday. Not only did Tony Romo (307 passing yards and three touchdowns with one interception) step it up for Dallas late in the game, but Kevin Ogletree displayed the best performance of his career with eight catches for 114 yards and two touchdowns.

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