TOLEDO -- A half-century of harness racing will fade away this weekend at a northern Ohio horse track.
Toledo's Raceway Park will post its final race today.
Track owner Penn National Gaming is closing Raceway Park and opening a new track in Dayton
Penn National is making the move to reduce the competition for drawing gamblers to its casino in Toledo.
The company also is moving Beulah Park's thoroughbred racing from suburban Columbus to just outside Youngstown where it's building a new track.
Both of the news tracks in Dayton and near Youngstown are expected to open next year. They'll have racing and slots-like video terminals.
Kill taken by stretcher: Minnesota coach Jerry Kill has been taken away on a stretcher at halftime of his team's game against Western Illinois.
Kill has epilepsy, and he has a long history of game-day seizures. He was lying on the ground, writhing back and forth with medical staff surrounding him, right after the Gophers left for the locker room.
The university had no immediate update on Kill's condition.Kill has worked with doctors to bring his seizures under better control with medication, rest, nutrition and exercise, but the stress of a game day is hard to avoid. Kill suffered a seizure in the locker room at halftime last November against Michigan State, his third documented episode during a game at Minnesota since taking over in 2011.
Sanchez placed on IR: Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez has been placed on injured reserve-designated for return, meaning he will not be able to play for the next eight weeks. Sanchez injured his right shoulder in the team's third preseason game against the Giants. He has opted to try to rehabilitate the injury rather than have season-ending surgery.The team announced the move on Saturday.
The exact nature of the injury has not been announced, but some published reports say it is a partially torn labrum. Geno Smith has started the Jets' first two games and it appears will continue to be under center while Sanchez is sidelined.
LeGrand honored: In a heart-warming halftime ceremony, Eric LeGrand has become the first football player in the 144-year history of Rutgers football to have his jersey retired. With current coach Kyle Flood at his side, the paralyzed LeGrand looked up to the top of High Point Solutions Stadium as a banner was lowered to reveal his No. 52 on the box where the game is filmed.
The 23-year-old LeGrand was given a sword by the Scarlet Knights with the word "believe" inscribed on it.
Furyk leads: Jim Furyk recovered from a sluggish start with three birdies in a five-hole stretch around the turn Saturday in the third round of the BMW Championship.
A three-putt bogey from 30 feet on the par-5 18th forced him to settle for a 2-under 69 and a one-shot lead over Steve Stricker
It was a far different finish from Friday, when Furyk hit a wedge to 3 feet for birdie on his final hole (No. 9) for a 12-under 59, becoming only the sixth player in PGA Tour history to hit golf's magic number.
Ko holds off Miyazato: With teen amateur Lydia Ko of New Zealand in pursuit, Mika Miyazato of Japan held a one-stroke lead after two rounds at the Evian Championship.
Miyazato shot a 2-under 69 and was at 8 under with a round to go in the fifth and last women's major of the year. The four-round tournament was cut to 54 holes after rain left the greens soggy. The course dried out somewhat but more showers are forecast for today's final round.
Crew rallies: Chad Marshall and Dominic Oduro scored in the second half to lead the Columbus Crew to a 2-1 comeback victory over the Montreal Impact on Saturday.
The Crew (10-14-5) ended a four-game unbeaten run for Montreal (13-7-6), which lost at home for only the second time this season. Columbus went 2-0-1 against Montreal this season.
Marco Di Vaio, the MLS scoring leader with 18 goals, got his seventh in five games in the 23rd minute for Montreal. Di Vaio had another good chance but was stopped from in close early in the second half.
Ohio runners lace up in Kuwait: Ohio Army National Guard members who can't be in the state for this month's Akron Marathon will lace up that day for their version of the footrace thousands of miles away at a base in Kuwait.
The "shadow race" around the U.S. Army's Camp Arifjan on Sept. 28 is expected to include about 300 runners for the full 26.2-mile marathon, the half-marathon or a 5-kilometer race. They'll get some of same perks and the 15,000 runners at the Akron event. A formal finish line is being shipped to Kuwait, and finishers will receive medals and certificates. Because of the time difference, the race in Kuwait will begin in the evening there, with temperatures around 100 degrees.
Oracle Team USA sails to victory: Emirates Team New Zealand nearly capsized in Race 8 of the America's Cup, allowing defending champion Oracle Team USA to sail away to a 52-second victory Saturday on windy San Francisco Bay.
It was just the second victory of the series for the American syndicate, which has now erased the two-point penalty it was assessed in the biggest cheating scandal in the 162-year-history of the America's Cup.
Team New Zealand leads 6-0.
Spain clinches playoff: Rafael Nadal and Marc Lopez sealed victory for Spain in its Davis Cup World Group playoff against Ukraine, beating Sergiy Stakhovsky and Denys Molchanov in the doubles for an insurmountable 3-0 lead on Saturday.