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•BASEBALL: The Angels voted to give a full postseason share to the estate of Nick Adenhart, the rookie pitcher killed in April in a car accident allegedly caused by a drunken driver. The Angels' shares were worth $138,039. The Angels lost to the Yankees in the American League Championship Series. The Yankees went on to win the World Series, and their full postseason shares were worth a record $365,053, Major League Baseball said. ... Infielder Alex Cora agreed to a one-year, $2 million contract to stay with the Mets. ... Catcher Jason LaRue agreed to a one-year, $950,000 contract to remain with the Cardinals. ... Mark Teahen won the 2009 Hutch Award, named for former pitcher and manager Fred Hutchinson, who died from cancer in 1964 at age 45. Teahen, acquired by the White Sox from the Royals on Nov. 6, won for his fundraising work in Kansas City.

•COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Alabama running back Mark Ingram said his bruised hip is fine and he will "most definitely" be ready for the SEC championship game against No. 1 Florida. ... La Salle will pay $7.5 million to provide care to a player who suffered a brain injury in a 2005 game, settling a case that questioned how the school handled a concussion he allegedly suffered a month earlier. The family of Preston Plevretes, 23, of Marlboro, N.J., settled its lawsuit as the NFL, NCAA and other bodies are reviewing rules on when athletes should return from concussions.

•GOLF: Deere & Company and the PGA Tour agreed to a six-year contract extension that will keep the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill., two miles from the company's world headquarters. University of Illinois alum Steve Stricker won the 2009 event, which concluded July 12.

•AUTO RACING: Danica Patrick signed a three-year contract extension with Andretti Autosport, a deal that could pave the way for the open-wheel star's desired foray into NASCAR. A deal to partner her on a limited Nationwide Series schedule with the team owned by Rick Hendrick and Dale Earnhardt Jr. reportedly was in the final stages before the IRL deal was signed.

•ALSO: Soccer's governing body will consider using extra officials to help referees at next year's World Cup. FIFA President Sepp Blatter says Thierry Henry's hand ball against Ireland, which led to the goal that put France in the tournament, showed referees need assistance. ... Marion Jones is training for a comeback - in the WNBA. San Antonio Silver Stars coach Dan Hughes confirmed that the former track star, who played college basketball at North Carolina, has been training with his assistants.

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