Buckeyes’ back Wells held out of practice

Ohio State tailback Chris “Beanie” Wells did not practice with the second-ranked Buckeyes on Monday.

Wells, who injured his right foot in Saturday’s 43-0 victory over Youngstown State, continued to wear a protective boot on his right foot.

He fell to the turf on a carry at the Penguins 2-yard line in the third quarter. After lying on the field in pain, he was helped off, then carted to the locker room. He returned to the bench to watch the final few minutes before cautiously walking to the locker room.

X-rays after the game did not show any broken bones.

Also: Missouri All-American Jeremy Maclin could play this weekend despite being carted off the field during Saturday’s win over Illinois with a sprained left ankle.

An MRI exam revealed a slight injury to the tendon in the ankle. Maclin is probable for Saturday’s game against Southeast Missouri State.

Maclin, a sophomore wide receiver who had a 99-yard kickoff return and 234 yards in all-purpose yards for the No. 6 Tigers, is expected to try to practice today.

Virginia starting linebacker Aaron Clark will miss the rest of the season because of a knee injury sustained in Saturday’s 52-7 loss to Southern California.

The Cavaliers said the 6-foot-5-inch, 250-pound senior will have season-ending surgery after spraining his knee in his first college start.

Quarterback MarQueis Gray, the centerpiece of Minnesota’s highly touted 2008 recruiting class, will not play this season because of academic ineligibility. Gray was one of the most heavily recruited quarterbacks in the country out of Indianapolis.


Vineyard Haven wins as Saratoga meet ends

Vineyard Haven won the $250,000 Hopeful Stakes for 2-year-olds by 21/4 lengths at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga, N.Y.

Alan Garcia, the leading rider at the meet that concluded Monday, rode Vineyard Haven, who benefited from a poor start by favored Munnings and Cribnote.

Vineyard Haven ran the 7 furlongs in 1:23.40 for his second victory in three starts. He paid $20.90, $8.80 and $4.90. Cribnote paid $6.60 and $3.70, and Munnings paid $2.80 to show.

Also: Stolis Winner won a sizzling stretch duel against previously unbeaten Jet Black Patriot to win the $1.9 million All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs in Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Ridden by G.R. Carter, Stolis Winner outlasted Jet Black Patriot in the 440-yard sprint that became a match race right out of the gates. The win was the seventh in eight races this year for Stolis Winner and was worth $1 million.

Stardom Bound charged from last place to win the $250,000 Grade I Del Mar Debutante at Del Mar, Calif.

Ridden by Mike Smith, the 2-year-old filly was slow from the gate but finished strong down the stretch to beat Palacio de Amor by four lengths, running the seven-furlong race in 1:22.50.


Manchester City soccer sold to Arabian group

Manchester City agreed to a takeover by a United Arab Emirates business group, ending former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s brief ownership of the Premier League club.

The Abu Dhabi United Group for Development and Investment will look at the club’s accounts and contracts before the deal is completed.

Also: Sophomore forward Daniel Cruz and senior forward Nicholas Paterson scored first-half goals, and senior goalkeeper Hawk Mummey stopped three of four shots as the UNLV men’s soccer team (2-0) won the Nike Classic at Peter Johann Memorial Field with a 2-1 victory over Radford.

Daniele Bennati of Italy took the overall lead of the Spanish Vuelta after a third stage won by Tom Boonen of Belgium in a sprint finish into Cordoba.

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