Other Sports

Scoreboard: Sept. 11

Transactions

BASEBALL

American League

KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Signed OF Pat White to a minor league contract.

MINNESOTA TWINS—Activated INF Nick Punto from the 15-day DL.

National League

CINCINNATI REDS—Reinstated RHP Mike Leake and OF Jim Edmonds from the 15-day DL.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Reinstated RHP Danys Baez from the 15-day DL.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Released INF Aki Iwamura. Announcred C Erik Kratz cleared waivers and was was sent outright to Indianapolis (IL).

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

NEW JERSEY NETS—Signed F Joe Smith. Named Milton Lee director of basketball operations.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

BUFFALO BILLS—Placed LB Kawika Mitchell on injured reserve. Signed LB Akin Ayodele.

NEW YORK JETS—Signed WR Patrick Turner to the practice squad.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS—Waived TE Dedrick Epps from the practice squad. Signed CB Traye Simmons to practice squad.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

PHOENIX COYOTES—Re-signed C Martin Hanzal to a two-year contract.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING—Signed LW Alex Hutchings.

COLLEGE

MESSIAH—Announced the resignation of baseball coach Bryan Engle.

SIENA—Named Abby Arceneaux assistant softball coach.

Auto racing

Nascar

Sprint cup: AIr Guard 400 lineup

After Friday qualifying; race Saturday

At Richmond, Va.

Lap length: .75 miles

(Car number in parentheses)

1. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 127.762 mph.

2. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 127.455.

3. (43) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 127.101.

4. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 127.077.

5. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 127.017.

6. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 126.975.

7. (98) Paul Menard, Ford, 126.951.

8. (12) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 126.939.

9. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 126.784.

10. (9) Kasey Kahne, Ford, 126.767.

11. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 126.654.

12. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 126.505.

13. (47) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, 126.505.

14. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 126.47.

15. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 126.44.

16. (26) Jeff Green, Ford, 126.422.

17. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 126.41.

18. (13) Casey Mears, Toyota, 126.369.

19. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 126.345.

20. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 126.21.

21. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 126.133.

22. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 126.039.

23. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 126.039.

24. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 126.027.

25. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 125.933.

26. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 125.845.

27. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 125.827.

28. (71) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 125.81.

29. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 125.745.

30. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 125.716.

31. (82) Scott Speed, Toyota, 125.687.

32. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 125.564.

33. (77) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 125.523.

34. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 125.465.

35. (32) Jason Leffler, Toyota, 125.331.

36. (19) Elliott Sadler, Ford, 125.284.

37. (55) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 125.232.

38. (38) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 125.127.

39. (37) David Gilliland, Ford, 125.012.

40. (34) Tony Raines, Ford, 124.792.

41. (7) Kevin Conway, Toyota, Owner Points.

42. (83) Mattias Ekstrom, Toyota, Owner Points.

43. (09) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, Past Champion. Failed to Qualify

44. (10) Terry Labonte, Chevrolet, 124.971.

45. (46) Michael McDowell, Chevrolet, 124.355.

46. (64) Todd Bodine, Toyota, 124.292.

47. (66) Scott Riggs, Toyota, 124.041.

48. (92) Brian Keselowski, Dodge, 122.912.

Nationwide: Virginia 529 College Savings 250

At Richmond, Va.

Richmond International Raceway

Lap length: .75 miles

(Start position in parentheses)

1. (1) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 250 laps, 149.5 rating, 195 points.

2. (3) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 250, 123.7, 175.

3. (8) Trevor Bayne, Toyota, 250, 105.4, 165.

4. (23) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 250, 102.2, 160.

5. (18) Reed Sorenson, Toyota, 250, 101.5, 155.

6. (5) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 250, 107.3, 150.

7. (2) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 250, 117, 146.

8. (10) Paul Menard, Ford, 250, 99.2, 142.

9. (6) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 250, 113.1, 143.

10. (4) Carl Edwards, Ford, 250, 106.4, 134.

11. (21) Aric Almirola, Chevrolet, 250, 92.5, 135.

12. (14) Justin Allgaier, Dodge, 250, 88.6, 127.

13. (31) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 250, 90.7, 129.

14. (9) Jason Leffler, Toyota, 250, 81.1, 121.

15. (7) Parker Kligerman, Dodge, 250, 84.3, 118.

16. (25) Steve Wallace, Toyota, 250, 79.9, 115.

17. (20) Brendan Gaughan, Toyota, 250, 71.4, 112.

18. (26) Tony Raines, Chevrolet, 250, 68.9, 109.

19. (16) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, 250, 75.3, 106.

20. (19) Michael Annett, Toyota, 249, 72.6, 103.

21. (12) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 249, 74.9, 105.

22. (17) Erik Darnell, Ford, 249, 71.6, 97.

23. (36) Jason Keller, Chevrolet, 249, 55.5, 94.

24. (29) Shelby Howard, Chevrolet, 248, 62.9, 91.

25. (37) Coleman Pressley, Chevrolet, 248, 57.6, 88.

26. (15) Ryan Truex, Toyota, 248, 62.6, 85.

27. (30) Kelly Bires, Ford, 248, 59.2, 82.

28. (32) Landon Cassill, Ford, 247, 49.8, 79.

29. (38) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, 247, 40.1, 76.

30. (34) Eric McClure, Ford, 247, 36.9, 73.

31. (35) Kenny Wallace, Chevrolet, 247, 51.7, 70.

32. (42) Willie Allen, Chevrolet, 247, 40.9, 67.

33. (27) Tayler Malsam, Toyota, 247, 44.4, 64.

34. (13) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 246, 44.9, 61.

35. (11) Mark Green, Chevrolet, 246, 51.4, 58.

36. (39) Hermie Sadler, Ford, 245, 35.7, 55.

37. (24) Michael McDowell, Dodge, 245, 35, 52.

38. (40) Brian Scott, Toyota, 216, 42.7, 49.

39. (41) Carl Long, Chevrolet, 207, 29.3, 46.

40. (28) Mike Bliss, Chevrolet, engine, 120, 36.6, 43.

41. (33) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, brakes, 43, 32.9, 40.

42. (43) Derrike Cope, Dodge, brakes, 14, 29.1, 37.

43. (22) Kevin Lepage, Toyota, fuel pump, 6, 26, 34.Race statistics

Top 10 in points: 1. Bra.Keselowski, 4,302; 2. C.Edwards, 3,929; 3. K.Busch, 3,719; 4. J.Allgaier, 3,512; 5. P.Menard, 3,451; 6. K.Harvick, 3,268; 7. T.Bayne, 3,111; 8. S.Wallace, 3,030; 9. J.Leffler, 2,987; 10. B.Gaughan, 2,896.

Baseball

minor league

international league playoffs

First round (Best-of-5)

Wednesday's games

Louisville 8 Durham 4

Columbus 6 Scranton/WB 4 (10)

Thursday's games

Durham 6 Louisville 2

Scranton WB 5 Columbus 4 (10)

Friday's games

Columbus 1 Scranton WB 0

Columbus leads series 2-1

Louisville 2 Durham 1

Louisville leads series 2-1

Saturday's games

Columbus at Scranton WB, 12:05 p.m.

Louisville at Durham, 7:05 p.m.

Sunday's games

x-Louisville at Durham, 5:05 p.m.

x-Columbus at Scranton WB, 12:05 p.m.

x-if necessary

south atlantic league playoffs

FIRST ROUND (Best-of-3)

Wednesday's games

Greenville 8 Savannah 3

Lakewood 7 Hickory 0

Lakewood leads series 1-0

Friday's games

Greenville 8 Savannah 3

Greenville wins series 2-0

Hickory at Lakewood (n)

Saturday's games

Hickory at Lakewood, 7:05 p.m.

Basketball

international

fiba world championships

At Istanbul, Turkey

EIGHTH-FINALS

Monday's games

United States 121 Angola 66

Russia 78 New Zealand 56

Tuesday's games

Lithuania 78 China 67

Argentina 93 Brazil 89

Quarterfinals

Wednesday's games

Serbia 92 Spain 89

Turkey 95 Slovenia 68

Thursday's games

United States 89 Russia 79

Lithuania 104 Argentina 85

Classification Semifinals

Friday's games

Spain 97 Slovenia 80

Argentina 73 Russia 61

Medal Round

Saturday's games

Semifinal — United States vs. Lithuania, noon

Semifinal — Serbia vs. Turkey, 2:30 p.m.

Eighth place — Slovenia vs. Russia, 9 a.m.

Finals

Sunday's games

Fifth/ Sixth place — Spain vs. Argentina, 9 a.m.

Bronze medal — United States-Lithuania loser vs. Serbia-Turkey loser, noon

Gold medal — United States-Lithuania winner vs. Serbia-Turkey winner, 2:30 p.m.

Football

nfl

Standings, schedule

AMERICAN CONFERENCE

East

W L Pct PF PA

Buffalo 0 0 .000 0 0

Miami 0 0 .000 0 0

New England 0 0 .000 0 0

N.Y. Jets 0 0 .000 0 0

South

Houston 0 0 .000 0 0

Indianapolis 0 0 .000 0 0

Jacksonville 0 0 .000 0 0

Tennessee 0 0 .000 0 0

North

Baltimore 0 0 .000 0 0

Cincinnati 0 0 .000 0 0

Cleveland 0 0 .000 0 0

Pittsburgh 0 0 .000 0 0

West

Denver 0 0 .000 0 0

Kansas City 0 0 .000 0 0

Oakland 0 0 .000 0 0

San Diego 0 0 .000 0 0

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

East

W L Pct PF PA

Dallas 0 0 .000 0 0

N.Y. Giants 0 0 .000 0 0

Philadelphia 0 0 .000 0 0

Washington 0 0 .000 0 0

South

New Orleans 1 0 1.000 14 9

Atlanta 0 0 .000 0 0

Carolina 0 0 .000 0 0

Tampa Bay 0 0 .000 0 0

North

Chicago 0 0 .000 0 0

Detroit 0 0 .000 0 0

Green Bay 0 0 .000 0 0

Minnesota 0 1 .000 9 14

West

Arizona 0 0 .000 0 0

San Francisco 0 0 .000 0 0

Seattle 0 0 .000 0 0

St. Louis 0 0 .000 0 0

BEGIN REGULAR SEASON

Thursday's game

New Orleans 14 Minnesota 9

Sunday's games

Cincinnati at New England, 1 p.m.

Detroit at Chicago, 1 p.m.

Oakland at Tennessee, 1 p.m.

Miami at Buffalo, 1 p.m.

Atlanta at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.

Denver at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.

Indianapolis at Houston, 1 p.m.

Carolina at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m.

Cleveland at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.

Arizona at St. Louis, 4:15 p.m.

San Francisco at Seattle, 4:15 p.m.

Green Bay at Philadelphia, 4:15 p.m.

Dallas at Washington, 8:20 p.m.

Monday's games

Baltimore at N.Y. Jets, 7 p.m.

San Diego at Kansas City, 10:15 p.m.

Saints 14, Vikings 9

Thursday's game

Minnesota 0 9 0 0 — 9

New Orleans 7 0 7 0 — 14

First quarter: NO—Henderson 29 pass from Brees (Hartley kick), 12:56. Second quarter: Min—FG Longwell 41, 5:28. Min—Shiancoe 20 pass from Favre (kick blocked), :34. Third quarter: NO—P.Thomas 1 run (Hartley kick), 6:13.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Minnesota, Peterson 19-87, Young 3-2, Harvin 1-2. New Orleans, P.Thomas 19-71, Bush 2-14, Brees 4-(minus 6).

PASSING—Minnesota, Favre 15-27-1-171. New Orleans, Brees 27-36-0-237.

RECEIVING—Minnesota, Shiancoe 4-76, Peterson 3-14, Young 2-11, Camarillo 1-29, Harvin 1-12, Lewis 1-12, Dugan 1-8, Kleinsasser 1-6, Berrian 1-3. New Orleans, Colston 5-62, Bush 5-33, Meachem 3-33, Moore 3-23, Shockey 3-23, P.Thomas 3-15, Henderson 2-38, D.Thomas 2-3, H.Evans 1-7.

MISSED FIELD GOALS—New Orleans, Hartley 46 (WL), 32 (WL).Golf

Professional

PGA: BMW Championship

At Lemont, Ill.

7,616-yard, par 71

Cog Hill G. and C.C., Dubsdread Course

Charlie Wi 67-69—136-6

Matt Kuchar 64-72—136-6

Marc Leishman 72-65—137-5

Ian Poulter 66-72—138-4

Paul Casey 69-69—138-4

Luke Donald 68-70—138-4

Retief Goosen 67-71—138-4

Dustin Johnson 68-70—138-4

Hunter Mahan 71-68—139-3

Ryan Moore 65-74—139-3

Kevin Na 70-69—139-3

Justin Rose 68-71—139-3

Rory Sabbatini 69-71—140-2

Tim Clark 70-70—140-2

K.J. Choi 71-69—140-2

Adam Scott 71-69—140-2

Camilo Villegas 70-70—140-2

Greg Chalmers 72-69—141-1

Ernie Els 70-71—141-1

Matt Jones 71-70—141-1

Vaughn Taylor 70-71—141-1

Brian Gay 68-73—141-1

Others

Phil Mickelson 72-71—143 +1

Steve Stricker 70-73—143 +1

Tiger Woods 73-72—145 +3

Vijay Singh 70-77—147 +5

J.B. Holmes 77-72—149 +7

Rory McIlroy 76-74—150 +8

Champions: Posco E&CSongdo Championship

At Sondo City, South Korea

7,087-yard, par 36-36—72

Jack Nicklaus G.C. Korea

Jay Don Blake 35-34—69-3

Michael Allen 37-32—69-3

Fred Funk 34-35—69-3

John Cook 35-35—70-2

Sandy Lyle 36-34—70-2

D.A. Weibring 35-36—71-1

Olin Browne 37-35—72 E

Nam-Sin Park 37-35—72 E

Denis Watson 37-35—72 E

Naomichi Ozaki 35-37—72 E

David Frost 35-38—73 +1

Brad Bryant 37-36—73 +1

Gene Jones 37-36—73 +1

Scott Simpson 36-37—73 +1

Keith Fergus 37-36—73 +1

Russ Cochran 38-35—73 +1

Tim Simpson 37-36—73 +1

Ronnie Black 38-35—73 +1

Don Pooley 37-36—73 +1

Andy Bean 36-37—73 +1

Bernhard Langer 38-35—73 +1

Peter Senior 35-38—73 +1

Others

Mark Calcavecchia 35-39—74 +2

PGA European: KLM Open

At Hilversum, Netherlands

6,906-yard, par 70

Hilversumsche G.C.

Shiv Kapur 64-68—132-8

Nicolas Colsaerts 62-70—132-8

Todd Hamilton 66-67—133-7

Christian Nilsson 68-65—133-7

Jean-Francois Lucquin66-67—133-7

Martin Kaymer 67-67—134-6

Joost Luiten 65-69—134-6

Jeev Milkha Singh 69-65—134-6

Danny Willett 67-67—134-6

Brett Rumford 69-65—134-6

David Horsey 67-67—134-6

Daniel Vancsik 68-66—134-6

Ignacio Garrido 67-67—134-6

Tano Goya 65-70—135-5

Jose Manuel Lara 67-68—135-5

Robert Karlsson 67-68—135-5

Damien McGrane 68-67—135-5

Paul Waring 67-68—135-5

Raphael Jacquelin 65-70—135-5

Gonzalo Fernandez Castano

66-69—135-5

Pablo Larrazabal 66-70—136-4

Kenneth Ferrie 64-72—136-4

Alejandro Canizares 68-68—136-4

Fabrizio Zanotti 68-68—136-4

LPGA: NW Arkansas

At Rogers, Ark.

6,284-yard, par 36-35—71

Pinnacle C.C.

Morgan Pressel 34-32—66-5

Gloria Park 35-32—67-4

Yani Tseng 35-32—67-4

Na Yeon Choi 34-33—67-4

Janice Moodie 36-32—68-3

Danielle Downey 34-34—68-3

Suzann Pettersen 34-34—68-3

Jee Young Lee 36-32—68-3

Michelle Wie 35-33—68-3

Ji Young Oh 35-33—68-3

Mika Miyazato 36-33—69-2

Diana D'Alessio 33-36—69-2

Song-Hee Kim 36-33—69-2

Hee-Won Han 35-34—69-2

Azahara Munoz 35-34—69-2

Juli Inkster 37-32—69-2

Sun Young Yoo 35-34—69-2

Stacy Lewis 35-34—69-2

Leta Lindley 35-34—69-2

Jimin Kang 36-33—69-2

Lindsey Wright 35-34—69-2

Silvia Cavalleri 35-34—69-2

Ilmi Chung 33-36—69-2

Others

Anna Nordqvist 34-36—70-1

Leah Wigger 37-36—73 +2

Karrie Webb 41-34—75 +4

Soccer

College men

SEC

Loyola Marymount 1 Kentucky 0

STATE

Bellarmine 1 Northern Ky. 1

Campbellsville 7 Tennessee Temple 0

Hiram 2 Transylvania 1

At Lexington

Loyola Marymount 1, Kentucky 0

Goal—Ponce

Goalkeepers—LM: McCormack UK: Beadle

Records—Kentucky 2-1, Loyola Marymount 3-0

At Danville

Hiram 2, Transylvania 1

Goals—H: Knezevic 2 T: Smith

Goalkeepers—H: Crowley T: Lester

Records—Hiram 1-3, Transylvania 2-1

College women

STATE

Northern Ky. 1 Bellarmine 0

Tennis

Professional

U.S. Open

At New York

Purse: $22.7 million (Grand Slam)

Surface: Hard-outdoor

Singles

Women

Semifinals

Vera Zvonareva (7), Russia, def. Caroline Wozniacki (1), Denmark, 6-4, 6-3.

Kim Clijsters (2), Belgium, def. Venus Williams (3), United States, 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4.

Show court schedule

Arthur Ashe Stadium

Men's Singles Semifinals

Play begins at noon: Rafael Nadal (1), Spain, vs. Mikhail Youzhny (12), Russia

Not before 2:45 p.m.: Novak Djokovic (3), Serbia, vs. Roger Federer (2), Switzerland

Night aession

Women's Singles Championship

Play begins at 8 p.m.: Caroline Wozniacki (1), Denmark, or Vera Zvonareva (7), Russia, vs. Venus Williams (3), United States, or Kim Clijsters (2), Belgium

Volleyball

College

Hanover Invitational

Hanover def. Centre 25-20, 23-25, 19-25, 25-23, 15-6.

Thomas More def. Centre 25-23, 25-17, 25-14,

Spalding def. Maryville 16-25, 25-18, 25-18, 24-26, 15-10.

Hanover def. Thomas More 25-19, 25-21, 21-25, 25-21.

Anderson def. Spalding 23-25, 25-21, 25-15, 25-23.

Washington & Lee Invitational

At Lexington, Va.

Transylvania def. Averett 25-19, 24-26, 25-20, 25-15.

Transylvania def. Southern Virginia 25-19, 25-8, 25-23

Odds

Glantz-Culver line

NCAA football

Favorite Open Today Underdog

Georgia Tech 7 14 at Kansas

at East Carolina 13 13½ Memphis

at South Carolina 2½ 3 Georgia

at Wake Forest 3 6 Duke

at Army 3 3 Hawaii

at Wisconsin 38 38 San Jose St.

at Florida 15½ 15½ South Florida

at Nebraska 27 28½ Idaho

LSU 9½ 10 at Vanderbilt

at Iowa 13½ 13½ Iowa St.

at California 4 10 Colorado

at Oklahoma 10 7 Florida St.

at Notre Dame 6 3½ Michigan

at Miami (Ohio) 18½ 14 E. Michiganat Boston College 15 17 Kent St.

at Ohio St. 10 8½ Miami

at Air Force +2½ 1 BYU

at Utah 21 21½ UNLV

Oregon 13½ 11½ at Tennessee

at Tulsa 16½ 17 Bowling Green

at Texas 28 28½ Wyoming

at Texas A&M 17 20 Louisiana Tech

at Washington 10 13 Syracuse

at Ohio 6½ 9½ Toledo

at Baylor 16½ 16½ Buffalo

at Alabama 9½ 12 Penn St.

at UCF 6½ 3 N.C. State

San Diego St. 10½ 13½ at N. Mexico St.

at SMU 13½ 11 UAB

Texas Tech 23 24½ at New Mexico

Mississippi 21 21 at Tulane

Stanford 8 6 at UCLA

at Nevada 21 23½ Colorado St.

at Southern Cal 17½ 20 Virginia

at Kentucky 23½ 24½ W. Kentucky

Michigan St.-x 29 28 Fla. Atlantic

at Arkansas-y 34 34 La.-Monroe

at North Texas 3½ 3 Rice

at La.-Lafayette 2 2½ Arkansas St.

at Oklahoma St. 7½ 13½ Troy

Rutgers 20 17½ at Fla. Internat'l

x-at Detroit; y-at Little Rock, Ark.

NFL

Sunday

Favorite Open Today Underdog

at N.Y. Giants 7 6½ Carolina

Miami 2 3 at Buffalo

Atlanta pk 2 at Pittsburgh

at Chicago 7 6½ Detroit

at New England 6 4½ Cincinnati

at Tampa Bay 1 3 Cleveland

at Jacksonville 1½ 3 Denver

Indianapolis 3 2½ at Houston

at Tennessee 7 6 Oakland

Green Bay pk 3 at Philadelphia

San Francisco +1 3 at Seattle

Arizona 3½ 4 at St. Louis

Dallas 3 3½ at Washington

Monday

at N.Y. Jets 3 2½ Baltimore

San Diego 5½ 4½ at Kansas City

Transactions

BASEBALL

American League

KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Signed OF Pat White to a minor league contract.

MINNESOTA TWINS—Activated INF Nick Punto from the 15-day DL. National League

CINCINNATI REDS—Reinstated RHP Mike Leake and OF Jim Edmonds from the 15-day DL.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Reinstated RHP Danys Baez from the 15-day DL.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Released INF Aki Iwamura. Announcred C Erik Kratz cleared waivers and was was sent outright to Indianapolis (IL).

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

NEW JERSEY NETS—Signed F Joe Smith. Named Milton Lee director of basketball operations.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

BUFFALO BILLS—Placed LB Kawika Mitchell on injured reserve. Signed LB Akin Ayodele.

NEW YORK JETS—Signed WR Patrick Turner to the practice squad.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS—Waived TE Dedrick Epps from the practice squad. Signed CB Traye Simmons to practice squad.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

PHOENIX COYOTES—Re-signed C Martin Hanzal to a two-year contract.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING—Signed LW Alex Hutchings.

COLLEGE

MESSIAH—Announced the resignation of baseball coach Bryan Engle.

SIENA—Named Abby Arceneaux assistant softball coach.

Auto racing

Nascar

Sprint cup: AIr Guard 400 lineup

After Friday qualifying; race Saturday

At Richmond, Va.

Lap length: .75 miles

(Car number in parentheses)

1. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 127.762 mph.

2. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 127.455.

3. (43) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 127.101.

4. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 127.077.

5. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 127.017.

6. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 126.975.

7. (98) Paul Menard, Ford, 126.951.

8. (12) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 126.939.

9. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 126.784.

10. (9) Kasey Kahne, Ford, 126.767.

11. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 126.654.

12. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 126.505.

13. (47) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, 126.505.

14. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 126.47.

15. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 126.44.

16. (26) Jeff Green, Ford, 126.422.

17. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 126.41.

18. (13) Casey Mears, Toyota, 126.369.

19. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 126.345.

20. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 126.21.

21. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 126.133.

22. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 126.039.

23. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 126.039.

24. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 126.027.

25. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 125.933.

26. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 125.845.

27. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 125.827.

28. (71) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 125.81.

29. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 125.745.

30. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 125.716.

31. (82) Scott Speed, Toyota, 125.687.

32. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 125.564.

33. (77) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 125.523.

34. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 125.465.

35. (32) Jason Leffler, Toyota, 125.331.

36. (19) Elliott Sadler, Ford, 125.284.

37. (55) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 125.232.

38. (38) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 125.127.

39. (37) David Gilliland, Ford, 125.012.

40. (34) Tony Raines, Ford, 124.792.

41. (7) Kevin Conway, Toyota, Owner Points.

42. (83) Mattias Ekstrom, Toyota, Owner Points.

43. (09) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, Past Champion. Failed to Qualify

44. (10) Terry Labonte, Chevrolet, 124.971.

45. (46) Michael McDowell, Chevrolet, 124.355.

46. (64) Todd Bodine, Toyota, 124.292.

47. (66) Scott Riggs, Toyota, 124.041.

48. (92) Brian Keselowski, Dodge, 122.912.

Baseball

minor league

international league playoffs

First round (Best-of-5)

Wednesday's games

Louisville 8 Durham 4

Louisville leads series 1-0

Columbus 6 Scranton/WB 4 (10)

Columbus leads series 1-0

Thursday's games

Durham 6 Louisville 2

series tied 1-1

Scranton/WB at Columbus (n)

Friday's games

Louisville at Durham, 7:05 p.m.

Columbus at Scranton WB, 6:05 p.m.

Saturday's games

x-Columbus at Scranton WB, 12:05 p.m.

Louisville at Durham, 7:05 p.m.

Sunday's games

x-Louisville at Durham, 5:05 p.m.

x-Columbus at Scranton WB, 12:05 p.m.

x-if necessary

south atlantic league playoffs

FIRST ROUND (Best-of-3)

Wednesday's games

Greenville 8, Savannah 3

Greenville leads series 1-0

Lakewood 7, Hickory 0

Lakewood leads series 1-0

Friday's games

Greenville at Savannah, 7:05 p.m.

Hickory at Lakewood, 7:05 p.m.

Saturday's games

Greenville at Savannah, 6:05 p.m.

Hickory at Lakewood, 7:05 p.m.

Basketball

international

fiba world championships

At Istanbul, Turkey

EIGHTH-FINALS

Monday's games

United States 121 Angola 66

Russia 78 New Zealand 56

Tuesday's games

Lithuania 78 China 67

Argentina 93 Brazil 89

Quarterfinals

Wednesday's games

Serbia 92 Spain 89

Turkey 95 Slovenia 68

Thursday's games

United States 89 Russia 79

Lithuania 104 Argentina 85

Classification Semifinals

Friday's games

Spain vs. Sloenia, TBA

Russia vs. Argentina, TBA

Football

nfl

Standings, schedule

Transactions

BASEBALL

American League

KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Signed OF Pat White to a minor league contract.

MINNESOTA TWINS—Activated INF Nick Punto from the 15-day DL. National League

CINCINNATI REDS—Reinstated RHP Mike Leake and OF Jim Edmonds from the 15-day DL.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Reinstated RHP Danys Baez from the 15-day DL.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Released INF Aki Iwamura. Announcred C Erik Kratz cleared waivers and was was sent outright to Indianapolis (IL).

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

NEW JERSEY NETS—Signed F Joe Smith. Named Milton Lee director of basketball operations.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

BUFFALO BILLS—Placed LB Kawika Mitchell on injured reserve. Signed LB Akin Ayodele.

NEW YORK JETS—Signed WR Patrick Turner to the practice squad.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS—Waived TE Dedrick Epps from the practice squad. Signed CB Traye Simmons to practice squad.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

PHOENIX COYOTES—Re-signed C Martin Hanzal to a two-year contract.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING—Signed LW Alex Hutchings.

COLLEGE

MESSIAH—Announced the resignation of baseball coach Bryan Engle.

SIENA—Named Abby Arceneaux assistant softball coach.

Auto racing

Nascar

Sprint cup: AIr Guard 400 lineup

After Friday qualifying; race Saturday

At Richmond, Va.

Lap length: .75 miles

(Car number in parentheses)

1. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 127.762 mph.

2. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 127.455.

3. (43) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 127.101.

4. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 127.077.

5. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 127.017.

6. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 126.975.

7. (98) Paul Menard, Ford, 126.951.

8. (12) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 126.939.

9. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 126.784.

10. (9) Kasey Kahne, Ford, 126.767.

11. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 126.654.

12. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 126.505.

13. (47) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, 126.505.

14. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 126.47.

15. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 126.44.

16. (26) Jeff Green, Ford, 126.422.

17. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 126.41.

18. (13) Casey Mears, Toyota, 126.369.

19. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 126.345.

20. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 126.21.

21. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 126.133.

22. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 126.039.

23. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 126.039.

24. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 126.027.

25. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 125.933.

26. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 125.845.

27. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 125.827.

28. (71) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 125.81.

29. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 125.745.

30. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 125.716.

31. (82) Scott Speed, Toyota, 125.687.

32. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 125.564.

33. (77) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 125.523.

34. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 125.465.

35. (32) Jason Leffler, Toyota, 125.331.

36. (19) Elliott Sadler, Ford, 125.284.

37. (55) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 125.232.

38. (38) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 125.127.

39. (37) David Gilliland, Ford, 125.012.

40. (34) Tony Raines, Ford, 124.792.

41. (7) Kevin Conway, Toyota, Owner Points.

42. (83) Mattias Ekstrom, Toyota, Owner Points.

43. (09) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, Past Champion. Failed to Qualify

44. (10) Terry Labonte, Chevrolet, 124.971.

45. (46) Michael McDowell, Chevrolet, 124.355.

46. (64) Todd Bodine, Toyota, 124.292.

47. (66) Scott Riggs, Toyota, 124.041.

48. (92) Brian Keselowski, Dodge, 122.912.

Baseball

minor league

international league playoffs

First round (Best-of-5)

Wednesday's games

Louisville 8 Durham 4

Louisville leads series 1-0

Columbus 6 Scranton/WB 4 (10)

Columbus leads series 1-0

Thursday's games

Durham 6 Louisville 2

series tied 1-1

Scranton/WB at Columbus (n)

Friday's games

Louisville at Durham, 7:05 p.m.

Columbus at Scranton WB, 6:05 p.m.

Saturday's games

x-Columbus at Scranton WB, 12:05 p.m.

Louisville at Durham, 7:05 p.m.

Sunday's games

x-Louisville at Durham, 5:05 p.m.

x-Columbus at Scranton WB, 12:05 p.m.

x-if necessary

south atlantic league playoffs

FIRST ROUND (Best-of-3)

Wednesday's games

Greenville 8, Savannah 3

Greenville leads series 1-0

Lakewood 7, Hickory 0

Lakewood leads series 1-0

Friday's games

Greenville at Savannah, 7:05 p.m.

Hickory at Lakewood, 7:05 p.m.

Saturday's games

Greenville at Savannah, 6:05 p.m.

Hickory at Lakewood, 7:05 p.m.

Basketball

international

fiba world championships

At Istanbul, Turkey

EIGHTH-FINALS

Monday's games

United States 121 Angola 66

Russia 78 New Zealand 56

Tuesday's games

Lithuania 78 China 67

Argentina 93 Brazil 89

Quarterfinals

Wednesday's games

Serbia 92 Spain 89

Turkey 95 Slovenia 68

Thursday's games

United States 89 Russia 79

Lithuania 104 Argentina 85

Classification Semifinals

Friday's games

Spain vs. Sloenia, TBA

Russia vs. Argentina, TBA

Football

nfl

Standings, schedule

Transactions

BASEBALL

American League

KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Signed OF Pat White to a minor league contract.

MINNESOTA TWINS—Activated INF Nick Punto from the 15-day DL. National League

CINCINNATI REDS—Reinstated RHP Mike Leake and OF Jim Edmonds from the 15-day DL.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Reinstated RHP Danys Baez from the 15-day DL.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Released INF Aki Iwamura. Announcred C Erik Kratz cleared waivers and was was sent outright to Indianapolis (IL).

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

NEW JERSEY NETS—Signed F Joe Smith. Named Milton Lee director of basketball operations.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

BUFFALO BILLS—Placed LB Kawika Mitchell on injured reserve. Signed LB Akin Ayodele.

NEW YORK JETS—Signed WR Patrick Turner to the practice squad.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS—Waived TE Dedrick Epps from the practice squad. Signed CB Traye Simmons to practice squad.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

PHOENIX COYOTES—Re-signed C Martin Hanzal to a two-year contract.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING—Signed LW Alex Hutchings.

COLLEGE

MESSIAH—Announced the resignation of baseball coach Bryan Engle.

SIENA—Named Abby Arceneaux assistant softball coach.

Auto racing

Nascar

Sprint cup: AIr Guard 400 lineup

After Friday qualifying; race Saturday

At Richmond, Va.

Lap length: .75 miles

(Car number in parentheses)

1. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 127.762 mph.

2. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 127.455.

3. (43) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 127.101.

4. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 127.077.

5. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 127.017.

6. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 126.975.

7. (98) Paul Menard, Ford, 126.951.

8. (12) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 126.939.

9. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 126.784.

10. (9) Kasey Kahne, Ford, 126.767.

11. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 126.654.

12. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 126.505.

13. (47) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, 126.505.

14. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 126.47.

15. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 126.44.

16. (26) Jeff Green, Ford, 126.422.

17. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 126.41.

18. (13) Casey Mears, Toyota, 126.369.

19. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 126.345.

20. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 126.21.

21. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 126.133.

22. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 126.039.

23. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 126.039.

24. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 126.027.

25. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 125.933.

26. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 125.845.

27. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 125.827.

28. (71) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 125.81.

29. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 125.745.

30. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 125.716.

31. (82) Scott Speed, Toyota, 125.687.

32. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 125.564.

33. (77) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 125.523.

34. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 125.465.

35. (32) Jason Leffler, Toyota, 125.331.

36. (19) Elliott Sadler, Ford, 125.284.

37. (55) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 125.232.

38. (38) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 125.127.

39. (37) David Gilliland, Ford, 125.012.

40. (34) Tony Raines, Ford, 124.792.

41. (7) Kevin Conway, Toyota, Owner Points.

42. (83) Mattias Ekstrom, Toyota, Owner Points.

43. (09) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, Past Champion. Failed to Qualify

44. (10) Terry Labonte, Chevrolet, 124.971.

45. (46) Michael McDowell, Chevrolet, 124.355.

46. (64) Todd Bodine, Toyota, 124.292.

47. (66) Scott Riggs, Toyota, 124.041.

48. (92) Brian Keselowski, Dodge, 122.912.

Baseball

minor league

international league playoffs

First round (Best-of-5)

Wednesday's games

Louisville 8 Durham 4

Louisville leads series 1-0

Columbus 6 Scranton/WB 4 (10)

Columbus leads series 1-0

Thursday's games

Durham 6 Louisville 2

series tied 1-1

Scranton/WB at Columbus (n)

Friday's games

Louisville at Durham, 7:05 p.m.

Columbus at Scranton WB, 6:05 p.m.

Saturday's games

x-Columbus at Scranton WB, 12:05 p.m.

Louisville at Durham, 7:05 p.m.

Sunday's games

x-Louisville at Durham, 5:05 p.m.

x-Columbus at Scranton WB, 12:05 p.m.

x-if necessary

south atlantic league playoffs

FIRST ROUND (Best-of-3)

Wednesday's games

Greenville 8, Savannah 3

Greenville leads series 1-0

Lakewood 7, Hickory 0

Lakewood leads series 1-0

Friday's games

Greenville at Savannah, 7:05 p.m.

Hickory at Lakewood, 7:05 p.m.

Saturday's games

Greenville at Savannah, 6:05 p.m.

Hickory at Lakewood, 7:05 p.m.

Basketball

international

fiba world championships

At Istanbul, Turkey

EIGHTH-FINALS

Monday's games

United States 121 Angola 66

Russia 78 New Zealand 56

Tuesday's games

Lithuania 78 China 67

Argentina 93 Brazil 89

Quarterfinals

Wednesday's games

Serbia 92 Spain 89

Turkey 95 Slovenia 68

Thursday's games

United States 89 Russia 79

Lithuania 104 Argentina 85

Classification Semifinals

Friday's games

Spain vs. Sloenia, TBA

Russia vs. Argentina, TBA

Football

nfl

Standings, schedule

AMERICAN CONFERENCE

East

Transactions

BASEBALL

American League

KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Signed OF Pat White to a minor league contract.

MINNESOTA TWINS—Activated INF Nick Punto from the 15-day DL. National League

CINCINNATI REDS—Reinstated RHP Mike Leake and OF Jim Edmonds from the 15-day DL.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Reinstated RHP Danys Baez from the 15-day DL.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Released INF Aki Iwamura. Announcred C Erik Kratz cleared waivers and was was sent outright to Indianapolis (IL).

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

NEW JERSEY NETS—Signed F Joe Smith. Named Milton Lee director of basketball operations.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

BUFFALO BILLS—Placed LB Kawika Mitchell on injured reserve. Signed LB Akin Ayodele.

NEW YORK JETS—Signed WR Patrick Turner to the practice squad.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS—Waived TE Dedrick Epps from the practice squad. Signed CB Traye Simmons to practice squad.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

PHOENIX COYOTES—Re-signed C Martin Hanzal to a two-year contract.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING—Signed LW Alex Hutchings.

COLLEGE

MESSIAH—Announced the resignation of baseball coach Bryan Engle.

SIENA—Named Abby Arceneaux assistant softball coach.

Auto racing

Nascar

Sprint cup: AIr Guard 400 lineup

After Friday qualifying; race Saturday

At Richmond, Va.

Lap length: .75 miles

(Car number in parentheses)

1. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 127.762 mph.

2. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 127.455.

3. (43) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 127.101.

4. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 127.077.

5. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 127.017.

6. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 126.975.

7. (98) Paul Menard, Ford, 126.951.

8. (12) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 126.939.

9. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 126.784.

10. (9) Kasey Kahne, Ford, 126.767.

11. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 126.654.

12. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 126.505.

13. (47) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, 126.505.

14. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 126.47.

15. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 126.44.

16. (26) Jeff Green, Ford, 126.422.

17. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 126.41.

18. (13) Casey Mears, Toyota, 126.369.

19. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 126.345.

20. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 126.21.

21. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 126.133.

22. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 126.039.

23. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 126.039.

24. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 126.027.

25. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 125.933.

26. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 125.845.

27. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 125.827.

28. (71) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 125.81.

29. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 125.745.

30. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 125.716.

31. (82) Scott Speed, Toyota, 125.687.

32. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 125.564.

33. (77) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 125.523.

34. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 125.465.

35. (32) Jason Leffler, Toyota, 125.331.

36. (19) Elliott Sadler, Ford, 125.284.

37. (55) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 125.232.

38. (38) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 125.127.

39. (37) David Gilliland, Ford, 125.012.

40. (34) Tony Raines, Ford, 124.792.

41. (7) Kevin Conway, Toyota, Owner Points.

42. (83) Mattias Ekstrom, Toyota, Owner Points.

43. (09) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, Past Champion. Failed to Qualify

44. (10) Terry Labonte, Chevrolet, 124.971.

45. (46) Michael McDowell, Chevrolet, 124.355.

46. (64) Todd Bodine, Toyota, 124.292.

47. (66) Scott Riggs, Toyota, 124.041.

48. (92) Brian Keselowski, Dodge, 122.912.

Baseball

minor league

international league playoffs

First round (Best-of-5)

Wednesday's games

Louisville 8 Durham 4

Louisville leads series 1-0

Columbus 6 Scranton/WB 4 (10)

Columbus leads series 1-0

Thursday's games

Durham 6 Louisville 2

series tied 1-1

Scranton/WB at Columbus (n)

Friday's games

Louisville at Durham, 7:05 p.m.

Columbus at Scranton WB, 6:05 p.m.

Saturday's games

x-Columbus at Scranton WB, 12:05 p.m.

Louisville at Durham, 7:05 p.m.

Sunday's games

x-Louisville at Durham, 5:05 p.m.

x-Columbus at Scranton WB, 12:05 p.m.

x-if necessary

south atlantic league playoffs

FIRST ROUND (Best-of-3)

Wednesday's games

Greenville 8, Savannah 3

Greenville leads series 1-0

Lakewood 7, Hickory 0

Lakewood leads series 1-0

Friday's games

Greenville at Savannah, 7:05 p.m.

Hickory at Lakewood, 7:05 p.m.

Saturday's games

Greenville at Savannah, 6:05 p.m.

Hickory at Lakewood, 7:05 p.m.

Basketball

international

fiba world championships

At Istanbul, Turkey

EIGHTH-FINALS

Monday's games

United States 121 Angola 66

Russia 78 New Zealand 56

Tuesday's games

Lithuania 78 China 67

Argentina 93 Brazil 89

Quarterfinals

Wednesday's games

Serbia 92 Spain 89

Turkey 95 Slovenia 68

Thursday's games

United States 89 Russia 79

Lithuania 104 Argentina 85

Classification Semifinals

Friday's games

Spain vs. Sloenia, TBA

Russia vs. Argentina, TBA

Football

nfl

Standings, schedule

AMERICAN CONFERENCE

East

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