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BASEBALL

51s lose to River Cats, 6-3; Arencibia earns All-PCL honor

Tommy Everidge hit a bases-loaded double in the sixth inning as the Sacramento River Cats beat the 51s 6-3 in a Pacific Coast League game at West Sacramento, Calif.

Everidge’s hit came off Las Vegas starter and loser Brad Mills (8-6).

Manny Mayorson, Jonathan Diaz, Jason Lane and Aaron Mathews each had two hits for the 51s (63-76).

Also, 51s catcher J.P. Arencibia was a unanimous selection to the All-PCL team. Arencibia is batting .301 with 32 home runs and 85 RBIs in 104 games. The team is voted on by league managers, general managers and media.

BOXING

WBO champ Marquez to fight Katsidis at MGM in November

Lightweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez has agreed to fight Michael Katsidis at the MGM Grand Garden on Nov. 27.

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer said Marquez has accepted a deal to defend his WBO belt against mandatory challenger Katsidis (27-2, 22 knockouts), the all-action Australian slugger.

Marquez (51-5-1, 37 KOs) generally is considered Mexico’s top boxer. He decisively won a rematch with Juan Diaz on July 31 in his first fight since losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr. last year.

Also: Evander Holyfield wants to fight heavyweight champions David Haye and Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko.

Holyfield, a former heavyweight champ who turns 48 next month, will defend his lightly regarded WBF title against Sherman Williams on Nov. 5 in London. He won the belt in April by stopping 41-year-old Francois Botha in the eighth round.

WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal will defend his title against Bernard Hopkins on Dec. 18 in Canada.

miscellaneous

Teen golfer rats himself out, surrenders junior PGA medal

Zach Nash was shocked when he discovered he had one too many golf clubs in his bag a couple of hours after winning a junior Wisconsin PGA tournament.

But rules are rules, and the 14-year-old from southern Wisconsin made a decision that might surprise some people: He disqualified himself and surrendered his medal.

"I knew right away I couldn’t live with myself if I kept this medal," Nash said Wednesday, his first day of high school.

Nash shot a 77 to win the boys 13-14 age division at the Milwaukee County Parks Tour Invitational on Aug. 11. He beat 31 other players in his division, all while his grandparents from Iowa watched.

After his victory, Nash went to the Rivermoor Golf Club to practice more and talk to one of his mentors, Chris Wood, the club’s head golf professional.

"I was showing everybody my medal, and then Chris and I went and we were having a soda and he said, ‘Hey, whose club is this? And I said ‘my friend’s.’ And he said, ‘This makes 15.’ I was in shock after that," Nash said.

Also: John Elway pulled an Elway on the Elway hole.

"Seven on 7," the Hall of Famer said sadly after carding an even-par 72 in his first senior golf tournament since turning 50 in June.

Elway’s blunder came about when he played the wrong ball and ended up with a triple-bogey on the par-4 seventh hole at the Green Valley Ranch Golf Club, site of the HealthOne Colorado Senior Open in Denver.

Kenny Perry has withdrawn from the Keeutsche Bank Championship in Norton, Mass., ending his run in the FedEx Cup.

Perry’s agent, Alan Bullington, said the 50-year-old Perry is exhausted and needs a few months at home in Kentucky to rest and refocus.

The NHL has extended its deadline to Friday for approving Ilya Kovalchuk’s $100 million, 15-year contract with the New Jersey Devils.

The NHL already has rejected a front-loaded, 17-year deal valued at $102 million because the structure of the deal would have circumvented the salary cap.

ESPN reported that former Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Antti Niemi has decided to accept a one-year, $2 million deal with the San Jose Sharks.

Delonte West is returning to the Celtics.

The team announced it has signed the 6-foot-3-inch guard, who was suspended for the first 10 games of the 2010-11 season after pleading guilty to weapons charges in Maryland.

American Tyson Gay beat Jamaican Nesta Carter in the 100 meters in the Zagreb World Challenge in Zagreb, Croatia.

Guillermo Barros Schelotto scored a 98th-minute penalty kick, and the Columbus Crew reached their first U.S. Open Cup final since 2002 with a 2-1 overtime semifinal victory over short-handed D.C. United at Washington.

The Crew will play the Seattle Sounders on Oct. 5 at Seattle. The Sounders defeated Chivas USA 3-1 at Tukwila, Wash., to gain the other final berth.

 

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