This week’s sports in short

Goat of the week: Derek Jeter

Yankees’ co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner commented on their loss to Texas in the American League Cchampionship last season, saying that some Yankees players were too busy building mansions after the 2009 World Series to focus on winning another one.

Oh sweet, Jeter’s new multi-million dollar mansion is finished! Jeter, I actually like you — one of the few Yankees I can stand. But to get bashed by Steinbrenner … bummer dude.

Quote of the week

“If it means the game being shut down for the sake of bringing sanity to it … I’m all for it.”

-Ken Williams White Sox General Manager

In response to talks of $30 million a year contracts to players such as Albert Pujols — suggesting a temporary hiatus of Major League Baseball.

Boss of the week: New York Knicks

In a blockbuster trade, the Knicks obtained Carmelo Anthony from the Nuggets — complimenting Amar’e Stoudemire’s All-Star numbers with an average of 25 points and six rebounds a game.

Sitting just above .500, the Knicks need a little kickstart, and Anthony may just be the All-Star forward to do so. “The Knicks are back,” Stoudemire said. And even Lebron had to agree with that — in his own snotty-nosed way.

Men’s lacrosse opens season with a win

The men’s lacrosse team opened 2011 with a 9-4 win over Colgate Feb. 20. Sophomore Drew Philie led the team with six points — four goals and two assists — as sophomore Thomas Galvin tallied an additional four points for the Cats.

Junior goalie David Barton saved eight goals for UVM, as Vermont outshot Colgate 30-21.

Track and field competes for AE championship

The men’s and women’s track and field placed seventh and fifth respectively in the 2011 America East Indoor Championships. The Albany Great Danes took both the men’s and women’s titles at the Boston University-hosted event on Saturday, Feb. 19.