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BASEBALL

Angels slugger Pujols out for year with foot injury

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Los Angeles Angels say slugger Albert Pujols is done for the season because of an injured left foot.

Pujols hasn't played since July 26. He had been saying he wanted to return when his partially torn plantar fascia healed.

The 33-year-old Pujols hit .258 with 17 home runs and 64 RBIs this year.


COLLEGE FOOTBALL

NCAA reverses course on Marine playing at MTSU

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — The NCAA has ruled that a Middle Tennessee football player who spent five years in the Marines will be allowed to compete this fall and that he will have four years of eligibility remaining.

It's a reversal from the NCAA's earlier decision to rule Steven Rhodes was ineligible because he played in a recreational league during his military service. School officials had said earlier Monday that they were working with NCAA officials to come up with a solution.

Late Monday afternoon, the NCAA issued a news release saying Rhodes could play immediately and member schools would continue to re-examine the competition rules, especially as it impacts those returning from military service. Rhodes has been practicing at both tight end and defensive end.


TENNIS

Isner, Berdych pull outof Winston-Salem Open

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Two-time defending champion John Isner and top seed Tomas Berdych have pulled out of the Winston-Salem Open.

Tournament director Bill Oakes announced the withdrawals Monday during a rain delay. Isner pulled out with a hip injury and Berdych withdrew with right shoulder pain.

That leaves the tournament without its two highest-ranked players.


Wozniacki, Stephens reach the second round

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Caroline Wozniacki advanced to the second round of the New Haven Open when China's Peng Shuai was forced to retire while up a set on the four-time tournament champion Monday night.

Peng was leading 6-2, 1-3 when officials announced she could not continue due to dizziness. Peng never called for a trainer, but spent an extended time at her seat after Wozniacki asked for a coach while leading 3-0 in the second set.

Wozniacki, the tournament's fourth seed, improved to 21-1 in New Haven. Her only loss here came in last year's semifinals when she had to retire due to a knee injury.


SAILING

Emirates grabs 2-1 lead over Luna Rossa

SAN FRANCISCO — Emirates Team New Zealand sailed away with another win because of a mechanical failure to Italy's Luna Rossa, taking a 2-1 lead in the Louis Vuitton Cup finals Monday.

Skipper Dean Barker moved his high-performance catamaran underneath at the start and made a slick move inside Luna Rossa on the first turn to go ahead. The Italians had their best start of the competition and stayed close until the control arm of their wing broke, forcing another withdrawal in a series marred by big breezes and breakdowns.

Monday's second race was scheduled to start 30 minutes after the first. The winner of the best-of-13 series will face defending champion Oracle Team USA in the 34th America's Cup starting Sept. 7.

Compiled from wire reports


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