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Longshots in US Open women's final...Teixeira done for season...Votto appeals...Logano takes pole

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 12, 2015 at 3:30 a.m.



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NEW YORK (AP) — Today's U.S. Open women's final will pit unseeded Roberta Vinci against No. 26 Flavia (FLAH'-vee-ah) Pennetta. Vinci ended Serena Williams' bid for a calendar Grand Slam by ousting the top-seed, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4. Pennetta also pulled off a major surprise by rolling past second seed Simona Halep (HA'-lehp), 6-1, 6-3.

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira (teh-SHEHR'-uh) will miss the rest of the season after tests revealed he has a fractured right leg. Teixeira fouled a ball off his shin Aug. 17 and has started only once since. Rookie Greg Bird will continue to start in place of Teixeira, who hit .255 with 31 home runs and 79 RBIs this year.

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto (VAH'-toh) has appealed his two-game suspension for his home plate tantrum during Wednesday's game at Pittsburgh. Votto said he didn't deserve to be ejected from the game let alone earn a suspension. He said he politely asked for timeout, using the word "please" three times, but umpire Tim Welke (WEHL'-kee) twice said no before tossing him from the game, causing Votto to erupt in anger.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Joey Logano has won the pole for Saturday's Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway. Logano qualified with a lap of 126.47 mph to edge Matt Kenseth. Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch will make up the second row, just in front of David Ragan and Kevin Harvick.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Devontae Booker ran for 120 yards and a touchdown as No. 24 Utah beat Utah State, 24-14. Backup quarterback Kendal Thompson also rushed for a touchdown after replacing Travis Wilson, who left with a shoulder injury in the second quarter. Wilson was injured at the end of a 38-yard run that set up Booker's TD.

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