Manager says Favrecontacted Sterger in '09

Manager says Favrecontacted Sterger in '09

NEW YORK — A spokesman for the woman who allegedly received lewd photos and inappropriate text messages from Brett Favre two years ago says the quarterback tried to contact the former New York Jets game hostess in 2009.

Phil Reese, Jenn Sterger's manager, tells The Associated Press that Favre called Sterger last June. Reese declined comment when asked if there were multiple calls, but said Sterger did not answer the phone.

Reese also said Saturday there has been no discussion "of any kind" with Favre's camp.

Forward Stackhouse signs with the Miami Heat

MIAMI — Once denied a championship by Miami, Jerry Stackhouse is resuming his chase of a title with the Heat.

Stackhouse joined the Heat on Saturday, one day after the NBA championship hopefuls learned that they'll be without injured swingman Mike Miller until possibly January. Stackhouse, who turns 36 next month, averaged 8.5 points in 42 games as a reserve with the Milwaukee Bucks last season.

Stackhouse is a two-time All-Star who's now with his sixth NBA club and worked out with the Heat on Saturday.

Keselowski wins Nationwide race again

MADISON, Ill. — Brad Keselowski won the NASCAR Nationwide 5-Hour Energy 250 on Saturday, rolling past Reed Sorenson with two laps remaining at Gateway International Raceway.

Keselowski, who has a large lead in the series standings, earned his sixth Nationwide victory of the season and No. 12 for his career.

Mike Bliss finished second, followed by pole-sitter Justin Allgaier.

Keselowski took on four tires during a pit stop with 10 laps remaining. The move paid off as he rallied from fifth place with five laps left.

The Nationwide stop likely was the final race at Gateway. Dover Motorsports, owner of the track, has put the property up for sale and has not requested any racing dates for 2011.

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Ron Hornaday Jr. passed Kyle Busch with three laps to go and then held him off in overtime to win a NASCAR Truck race at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday.

The victory was the first for the four-time Truck series champion in 17 career starts on the 0.526-mile oval, and left him with tears in his eyes when he climbed from his truck.

Busch held on for second. Points leader Todd Bodine finished third, racing hours after the death of his mother.

U.S. national swimmerdies in overseas race

PHILADELPHIA — Fran Crippen, a medal-winning open-water swimmer on the U.S. national team, told his coach he wasn't feeling well late in a race before he died in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday.

The 26-year-old from a family of prominent swimmers in suburban Philadelphia was competing in the FINA Open Water 10-kilometer World Cup in Fujairah, south of Dubai, but failed to finish and was found in the water two hours later, according to Swimming World.

Compiled from wire reports