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Police: Chamberlain was driving drunk


New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain has been arrested after authorities said he was driving under the influence, was speeding and had an open container of alcohol in his vehicle. Deborah Collins, a spokeswoman for the Nebraska State Patrol, said Chamberlain was stopped for speeding on U.S. 77 near his hometown of Lincoln about 1 a.m. yesterday. Chamberlain was lodged at the Cornhusker Place Detox in Lincoln on charges of driving under the influence, having an open container of alcohol and speeding. Collins says the county attorney likely would file formal charges tomorrow.

Brewers: : Milwaukee plans to make a "serious" offer to keep pitcher CC Sabathia, although the team's immediate priority is to hire a manager in the next few weeks, team executives said. Sabathia was acquired by Milwaukee in a July trade with the Cleveland Indians and became the team's ace, going 11-2 with a 1.65 ERA in 17 starts. General manager Doug Melvin, who received a three-year extension Friday, said there are about five candidates on his list as he searches for a new manager. He said on a conference call that the search could take weeks.

Boras: : Scott Boras won a $550,000 decision against the Tigers' Gary Sheffield when an arbitrator decided Friday that the agent should be paid for eliminating a 2004 option worth $11 million that allowed the outfielder to become a free agent. After the option was eliminated, Sheffield fired Boras and represented himself in negotiating a three-year, $39 million contract with the Yankees covering 2004 to 2006.

Arrest made in shooting of Jaguars' Collier


Authorities have arrested a man in the Sept. 2 shooting that left Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman Richard Collier paralyzed below the waist. Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Undersheriff Frank Mackesy said at a news conference that Tyrone Romaro Hartsfield, 32, was charged with attempted murder. Police say Hartsfield wanted revenge after he and Collier fought in April outside a nightclub.

Dolphins: : Reserve nose tackle Paul Soliai has been suspended by the Dolphins for one game for violating a team rule and will sit out today against the Ravens.

Capitals fall to Devils, 4-3, in shootout

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Zach Parise scored the lone shootout goal and Martin Brodeur made three saves in the tiebreaker, leading the visiting New Jersey Devils to a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals. Alexander Semin had two goals for Washington, which lost for the first time in four games since dropping its season opener Oct. 10 in Atlanta. Mike Green also scored for Washington.

More NHL: : Sidney Crosby posted his 100th career goal and his 200th assist in leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-1 win over the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs.

Boxing: : Bernard Hopkins, 43, used lightning-quick combinations and a cagey, near-perfect defense to embarrass and confuse Kelly Pavlik in a 12-round non-title bout night in Atlantic City, N.J. Hopkins, who dominated the middleweight class for a decade, made the 26-year-old Pavlik - the WBC and WBO middleweight champion - look slow and powerless in fighting at 170 pounds, 10 pounds over his weight class. Hopkins received winning scores of 119-106 from judge Alan Rubenstein, 117-109 from Barbara Perez and 118-108 from Steve Weisfeld.

Tennis: : Rafael Nadal will end the year at No. 1 after he and Roger Federer lost in the semifinals of the ATP Madrid Masters in Spain. Andy Murray and Gilles Simon will meet in the final. Simon upset Nadal, 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (6), after the fourth-ranked Murray beat Federer, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, to prevent what would have been the fifth Nadal-Federer final this season.

NBA:: Utah Jazz guard Deron Williams left an exhibition game against the host Chicago Bulls after falling awkwardly and spraining his left ankle in the first quarter. Williams had X-rays, which were negative. Williams, who has career averages of 15.3 points, 8.1 assists and 2.9 rebounds, was carried off the court by two teammates as he grimaced in pain. He then left the floor for the locker room on a wheelchair.

Cycling: : Alberto Contador confirmed he will ride for Astana in 2009 after the Spaniard's future was put in doubt when Lance Armstrong joined the Kazahk team. Contador, the 2007 Tour de France champion, met with Astana boss Johan Bruyneel after weeks of uncertainty over his future since the arrival of Armstrong, a seven-time Tour winner.

Auto racing: : Championship leader Lewis Hamilton of McLaren secured the pole position for the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai, earning a prime opportunity to secure the title before the last race in Brazil. Hamilton will be the 2008 champion if he finishes on the podium today and gets six points more than Ferrari's Felipe Massa and BMW's Robert Kubica fails to win the race.

Golf: : Marc Turnesa topped the leader board for the third straight day in the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, shooting a 3-under-par 69 to take a one-stroke lead over Chris DiMarco (63), Michael Allen (64) and Ken Duke (67) in Las Vegas. Turnesa, a rookie, had a 21-under 195 total. ... Morgan Pressel moved into position for her first victory of the year, shooting a 5-under 67 for a share of the third-round lead in the Kapalua LPGA Classic in Hawaii. Pressel was tied with Brittany Lang (71), Carin Koch (68), Jee Young Lee (70) at 5-under 211. ... Bernhard Langer shot a 5-under 67 and was tied for the lead after the second round of the Champions Administaff Small Business Classic in The Woodlands, Texas. Langer, Lonnie Nielsen (68) and Brad Bryant (68) were at 9-under 135 for the tournament. ... Sheldon Kalish (Hayfields Country Club) and Brad Foxwell (Pine Ridge GC) posted even-par 71s to share the first-round lead in the 53rd annual Baltimore City Amateur tournament at the Elkridge Club. Rolling Road GC members Rick Sovero and Matt Bassler followed with 73s.

Horse racing: : Robert Gerczak and Kaygar Stable's Baltimore Bob turned in a workmanlike prep for next month's $50,000 Find Handicap when he raced to victory in yesterday's $31,000 allowance feature at Laurel Park. Jockey Abel Castellano led the son of Malibu Moon to a 2 1/4 -length victory in 1:46.98. South American import Tifone finished a good second and Crown Point rallied to take third.

Obituaries: : Nick Weatherspoon, a former University of Illinois basketball star who played seven seasons in the NBA, including part of four with the Bullets, died in his hometown of Canton, Ohio, on Friday. He was 58. ... Ben Weider, the Canadian who helped turn bodybuilding into a worldwide sport and who was instrumental in launching Arnold Schwarzenegger's career in the United States, died Friday. He was 85.

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