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Matt Kenseth was the first winner in this Chase for the championship, pocketing $60 from his rival drivers by correctly guessing how late the group would be in leaving for their first appearance.

  • Drivers bond during New York Chase blitz

    Matt Kenseth was the first winner in this Chase for the championship, pocketing $60 from his rival drivers by correctly guessing how late the group would be in leaving for their first appearance.

  • Hargrove takes over semi-pro team

    More than two months after abruptly stepping down as manager of the Seattle Mariners, Mike Hargrove has decided to take over the semi-pro summer team in southwest Kansas he played for more than 30 years ago. Hargrove, 57, will manage the Liberal BeeJays, one of the nation’s most successful summer teams for college-age players in…

  • Nationals RHP Patterson has surgery

    Nationals right-hander John Patterson had surgery on a nerve in his pitching arm Friday, and the team thinks he could be throwing again by November. Patterson was Washington’s opening day starter, but he wound up making only seven appearances, going 1-5 with a 7.47 ERA, before heading to the disabled list in early May.

  • Mets’ Bernazard being courted by Pirates

    Mets vice president Tony Bernazard has emerged as a candidate for the Pittsburgh Pirates’ general manager job. The Pirates have received permission from New York to speak with Bernazard about the position, but the former major league infielder wouldn’t say whether he already had interviewed. Bernazard, a former players’ association executive, joined the Mets in…

  • Numminen determined to play again

    As Teppo Numminen prepares for open-heart surgery to repair a faulty valve next week, the Buffalo defenseman is determined to return to the ice. “It’s been quite an emotional week,” Numminen said Friday, a day after the Sabres announced he will have surgery. “And my plan was to play for the Sabres this year, and…

  • Ducks’ Selanne not sure if he’s finished

    The Finnish Flash is still not sure if he is finished. “Part of me wants to play, but right now, a part of me is not ready to do what it takes,” Anaheim Ducks star Teemu Selanne said. “I’m just going to wait a little longer and see how I’m going to feel when the…

  • Vikings RB Taylor questionable vs. Lions

    Minnesota Vikings running back Chester Taylor was listed Friday as questionable for Sunday’s game at Detroit, due to a bruised hip that limited his participation in practice all week. Taylor was hurt in the first quarter of the season opener against Atlanta, and rookie Adrian Peterson took over. Coach Brad Childress said the decision on…

  • Ricky Williams to seek NFL reinstatement

    Bad news for NFL linebackers, good news for soap opera fans: Ricky Williams is planning another comeback. The suspended running back is eligible to seek reinstatement by the NFL after Oct. 1 and will do so, his attorney said Friday. In recent years, Williams has made more headlines than first downs, playing in only 12…

  • Rags to Riches set for first race since winning Belmont Stakes in June

    Finally, Rags to Riches returns to the races for the first time since her sensational Belmont Stakes victory. After a series of summer setbacks, the popular 3-year-old filly will be the heavy favorite against four rivals in Saturday’s $250,000 Gazelle Stakes at Belmont Park, where she gets back to running against her own sex.

  • Cup drivers watching with interest the move by open-wheel champions to NASCAR

    IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti appears headed for NASCAR. Jacques Villeneuve, who won titles in two open-wheel series and the Indianapolis 500, is already making the transition and will run his first Truck Series race next week.

  • Warriors close to bringing back Nelson

    The Golden State Warriors are close to reaching a deal to rework coach Don Nelson’s contract and bring him back for another season with the team. “I am hopeful that we can finalize something by the close of the business week,” team president Robert Rowell said Friday. Nelson, who had two years left on the…

  • Phillies’ Alfonseca suspended 4 games

    Phillies reliever Antonio Alfonseca was suspended for four games Friday, a day after he was ejected for hitting Colorado’s Todd Helton with a pitch. Alfonseca appealed the suspension and was available for the opener of Philadelphia’s crucial weekend series against the NL East-leading New York Mets. “I think four days is kind of harsh,” manager…