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Sports Briefs November 9, 2010

| November 9, 2010 8:00 PM

Baseball

New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner will be on the Hall of Fame veterans committee ballot next month with former New York manager Billy Martin.

Steinbrenner owned the Yankees from 1973 until his death in July, and the team won seven World Series championships, 11 AL pennants and 16 AL East titles during his turbulent and blustery reign.

Martin had five stints as Yankees manager under Steinbrenner, who fired him four times and let him resign once.

Former union head Marvin Miller also will be on the ballot with players Vida Blue, Dave Concepcion, Steve Garvey, Ron Guidry, Tommy John, Al Oliver, Ted Simmons and Rusty Staub.

• Jon Miller and Joe Morgan are out as announcers on ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball" after 21 seasons.

The network did not announce replacements.

Football

Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore's career-best passing day against Hawaii has earned him top honors for offensive players in the Western Athletic Conference.

The WAC also named Utah State linebacker Bobby Wagner the top player on defense and Louisiana Tech return ace Phillip Livas for his play on special teams.

Moore was deadly in Boise State's 42-7 blowout over Hawaii, going 30 of 37 for a career-high 507 yards and three touchdowns. He also connected on 19 straight passes during one stretch.

Wagner had a career-best 17 tackles in Utah State's 27-22 victory over New Mexico State, winning the award for the third time this season.

• Linebacker Derrick Johnson has signed a five-year contract extension with Kansas City that includes a $15 million guarantee.

Grizzlies 109, Suns 99: Zach Randolph had 23 points to help host Memphis defeat Phoenix.

Bulls 94, Nuggets 92: Derrick Rose scored 18 points to help host Chicago beat Denver.

Magic 93, Hawks 89: Dwight Howard had 27 points and 11 rebounds to lift host Orlando past Atlanta.

Warriors 109, Raptors 102: Stephen Curry scored a season-high 34 points and visiting Golden State beat Toronto.

Spurs 95, Bobcats 91: Manu Ginobili scored 26 points and visiting San Antonio held on to beat Charlotte.

Mavericks 89, Celtics 87: Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points and host Dallas snapped Boston's five-game winning streak.

Red Wings 3, Coyotes 2, OT: Henrik Zetterberg scored 1:23 into overtime, lifting host Detroit over Phoenix.

Cycling

Cycling's governing body asked Spanish authorities to investigate Tour de France winner Alberto Contador for doping.

Contador tested positive for banned anabolic agent clenbuterol in the final week of his third Tour victory in July. The decision comes after six weeks of deliberation between the International Cycling Union and the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Soccer

After a stunning loss to Mexico that put the United States in danger of missing the Women's World Cup for the first time, the Americans got off to a successful start in three-match quest to qualify for next year's tournament through a playoff.

Lauren Cheney scored in the 17th minute, Abby Wambach got goals in the 33rd and 50th, and the U.S. stayed alive with a 3-0 victory over Costa Rica in Cancun, Mexico.

- The Associated Press

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