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October 4th, 2012
09:06 AM ET

CNN’s Roland Martin on sports headlines

Major League Baseball has a lot to celebrate this morning. Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera became the MLB’s first Triple Crown winner in 45 years last night. He completed the season at the top of the American league in batting averages, homers and RBI’s.

Heading to the playoffs, the New York Yankees and the Oakland A’s clinched their respective divisions on the last day of the regular season.

Moving onto football, New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton will attend this Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers. The game could be a historic one for quarterback Drew Brees, who may break the 52 year old record held by Hall-of-Famer Johnny Unitas with 47 consecutive games with a touchdown pass. The NFL approved a petition by Brees for Payton, assistant coach Joe Vitt and general manager Mickey Loomis who are all suspended  for their roles in the alleged bounty scandal.

CNN’s Roland Martin rounds up the best of sports headlines this morning on “Early Start”.