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    BASEBALLNEW YORK -- Ready or not, Alex Rodriguez will play his final game in pinstripes this week. NBA Jerseys China .One of the most prolific hitters and polarizing figures in baseball history, the slumping slugger plans to take his final turn at-bat with the New York Yankees on Friday night and then become a special adviser and instructor with the team next year.A-Rod and the club made the announcement before Sundays 3-2 victory over Cleveland.This is a tough day. I love this game and I love this team, he said, often choking up. And today Im saying goodbye to both.The 41-year-old Rodriguez, who sat out the 2014 season while serving a performance-enhancing drug suspension, will play against Tampa Bay at Yankee Stadium and then be released following Fridays game. New York will pay him the remainder of the approximately $27 million hes owed as part of his $275 million, 10-year contract.DENVER -- Ichiro Suzuki tripled off the wall for his 3,000th career hit in the major leagues, becoming the 30th player to reach the milestone.The 42-year-old Marlins outfielder did it in the seventh inning against Colorado at Coors Field on Sunday. He joined Paul Molitor as the only players whose 3,000th hit was a triple.Miami players came out of the dugout to congratulate Suzuki, and he waved his helmet to acknowledge the cheers.Hitting coach Barry Bonds gave him a hug as the celebration at third base ended, and Suzuki got another round of applause when he scored on Jeff Mathis single, as well as a hug from manager Don Mattingly.Suzuki gave the crowd a wave as he went into the dugout. He batted again in the ninth and drew a walk.Suzuki was hitless in his first three at-bats of the game before the big hit against Chris Rusin.OLYMPICSRIO DE JANEIRO -- After escaping a blanket ban from the Olympics, Russia was kicked out of the upcoming Paralympics as the ultimate punishment for the state running a doping operation that polluted sports by prioritizing medals over morals.Paralympic leaders expelled one of its most significant members as the IOC announced that 278 Russians have been given clearance to compete at the Olympics after their eligibility in Rio de Janeiro was left to individual sports.Russias years of doping deception, including tampering with samples at the 2014 Olympics and Paralympics in Sochi, were outlined last month by World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren.In contrast to IOC President Thomas Bach, who opposed the nuclear option of banning Russia ahead of Fridays Olympic opening ceremony, Craven directly condemned the Russian states involvement in doping but stopped short of blaming Russian President Vladimir Putin.RIO DE JANEIRO -- Olympic athletes have been competing in near empty venues and before thin crowds in other locations during the opening days of the Rio Games -- a problem that can be traced to long security lines, traffic and a lack of familiarity in some sports.Rugby and equestrian venues have been devoid of fans, and a Brazil volleyball match on famed Copacabana Beach had lots of empty seats. Scattered seats were open early during the basketball game Saturday night between China and star-studded Team USA, usually one of the biggest draws of the Olympics.Rio organizers said long lines at airport-style security checkpoints prevented fans from getting into events. The line for the beach volleyball venue stretched down the Copacabana promenade to the Olympic rings display several blocks away, though the venue has not been full for any of the matches.Organizing committee spokesman Mario Andrada said the problem was being addressed, and hes hopeful that lines would move quicker as the Summer Games entered its first full week.PRO FOOTBALLCANTON, Ohio -- An emotional and invigorating Hall of Fame weekend came to a grinding halt Sunday night when the Packers-Colts game was canceled because of poor field conditions.One day after Brett Favre led the eight-member class of 2016 into the hall, its president, David Baker announced the cancellation after discussing problems with the turf with both teams. He said it was a safety issue and that all fans would be fully refunded for ticket purchases, which will cost the hall several million dollars.Baker noted that the field was new and had been approved when inspected after its first installation. But paint congealed at midfield and in the end zone, hardening those areas. Workers used a variety of equipment to smooth the artificial surface. Rubber pellets used in the turf came loose and were scattered in several spots and needed to be removed, as well.Joining Favre in the class of 2016 were Tony Dungy, a trail-blazing coach and Super Bowl winner; one of his stars, Marvin Harrison; Kevin Greene; Orlando Pace; Ken Stabler; Dick Stanfel; and Ed DeBartolo Jr.AUTO RACINGSprint Car driver Bryan Clauson remained hospitalized Sunday in critical condition following a harrowing accident in the Belleville (Kansas) Midget Nationals USAC midget race.Clauson was airlifted to a hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska, following the Saturday night crash. His family offered no details regarding his injuries in a statement provided by Bryan Clausen Racing.Clauson is considered the nations top short-track dirt-car driver. He has won four USAC national championships and was participating in his 116th race of the season on Saturday night.His schedule this year was on pace for 200 starts, and that included a 23rd-place finish in the Indianapolis 500.Clauson was a three-time winner and the defending champion at Belleville. He flipped off the guard rail between turns 3 and 4 while leading. His car rolled several times and was hit by another car.It was his second wreck of the weekend.Cheap NBA Jerseys .Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres have recalled forward Kevin Porter and defenceman Chad Ruhwedel from the minors as part of a five-player roster shuffle made by the NHLs worst team. Wholesale NBA Jerseys .B. - Sebastien Auger made 44 saves as the Saint John Sea Dogs edged the visiting Acadie-Bathurst Titan 2-1 on Saturday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action. .com) - The Calgary Flames aim to bounce back from their first regulation home loss of the campaign on Friday night when they host a Detroit Red Wings club that they swept in three meetings a season ago. SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Frosted flashed to the front around the first turn of Saturdays Grade 1, $1.25 million Whitney Stakes at Saratoga and trainer Kiaran McLaughlin admitted to having flashbacks to last years Travers Stakes.That hot August day, McLaughlin was worried that Frosted, who under Jose Lezcano was pressing the pace of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, couldnt keep it up for 1-1/4 miles. Frosted didnt, and he finished third, beaten three lengths by Keen Ice.On this hot August Saturday, in the 1-1/8-mile Whitney, McLaughlin seemed less concerned that Frosted was on the lead and setting rapid fractions because of the presence of jockey Joel Rosario on Frosteds back.After running six furlongs in 1:09.65 with Noble Bird off his flank, Frosted still had plenty left with which to finish and he bounced home a two-length winner of the Whitney before a crowd of 39,405, including Marylou Whitney. Comfort got up for second, by a half-length over Upstart, who nosed out Effinex for third. Noble Bird and El Kabeir completed the order of finish.The win earned Frosted a fees-paid berth into the $6 million Breeders Cup Classic on Nov. 5 at Santa Anita.And it came eight weeks after Frosted put forth an otherworldly performance winning the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap by 14-1/4 lengths while running the fastest mile in the 123-year history of the race.Frosted set fractions Saturday of 23.11 seconds for the quarter, 46.42 for the half-mile, 1:09.65 for six furlongs with Noble Bird off his flank. He opened up to a three-length lead in mid-stretch after running a mile in 1:34.52, and covered the 1-1/8 miles in 1:47.77. Frosted returned $3 as the 1-2 favorite.He might have regressed a little bit, but not the way it looks winning a mile and an eighth like he did, in hand, winning as fast as he ran, said McLaughlin, who trains Frosted for Sheikh Mohammeds Goddolphin Racing. Wholesale Jerseys. Its very special, its a privilege to have the horse in our barn for such great owners and such great people and I hope one day I can say hes the best horse I ever trained.Rosario was supposed to ride Frosted in last years Travers, but got injured in a spill two races earlier; he was replaced by Lezcano. Though he had never had Frosted on the lead before, Rosario said the horse put him there and he didnt want to fight him.I know he was probably going a little too fast -- more than normal -- but the race he ran the other day going a mile I thought it probably was going to have him a little sharp, Rosario said. I was cruising the whole way, felt very relaxed and I just saved something for the end.I was still a little concerned, McLaughlin said, owing to Frosteds six-furlong fraction. But he was going the right way. For Joel to be there he had to have a lot of horse. He just gets on great with this horse, he really fits this horse well.Frosted became the fifth horse in the last 26 years to win both the Met Mile and Whitney in the same year. Honor Code did it last year.Its another [$1.25 million] race that we won, a Grade 1, but the Met Mile ? its hard to compare to that, but he did it the right way and it was very impressive, McLaughlin said.McLaughlin said this performance confirmed that he would be pointed to the 1-1/4-mile Breeders Cup Classic. Now, McLaughlin must decide whether to run him again or train him up to the race.In 2006, Invasor won the Whitney and then didnt run again until the Classic, which he won over Bernardini.If McLaughlin decides to run Frosted before the Classic, the options include the Grade 1 Woodward here on Sept. 3, or the Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont on Oct. 8. Cheap MLB Jerseys cheap jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping cheap nfl jerseys Cheap Jerseys USA China Jerseys Cheap NFL Authentic Jerseys Cheap Jerseys For Sale Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys Cheap NBA Jerseys ' ' '

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