Keselowski wins with broken ankle

Brad Keselowski raced all 500 miles of yesterday's Sprint Cup stop at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa. with a broken left ankle. As if that wasn't enough, he somehow managed to win, too.

Keselowski competed with a brace on his ankle and sped off on the final restart late in the race. He gingerly climbed out of his car to celebrate with his crew in Victory Lane.

"It doesn't feel good, but I'll be all right," he said.

Keselowski was an unlikely winner after he crashed head-on into a wall Wednesday during a test session at Road Atlanta. He slammed a section of wall at 100 mph and was forced out of the Nationwide Series race.

He insisted during practice this weekend he wouldn't leave the No. 2 Dodge, no matter how much pain he was in. It helped that Keselowski had some rest during a 1-hour, 40-minute rain delay.

Keselowski's victory thrust him into prime position to claim one of two wild-card spots available for the Chase for the championship. The top two drivers with the most victories in 11th to 20th place earn a wild-card spot for the playoffs.


Strasburg fans four in return

Stephen Strasburg struck out four and allowed one run in 1 2/3 innings for the Class A Hagerstown Suns in his first competitive game since his elbow was rebuilt a year ago. The Washington Nationals pitcher, who was a rookie phenomenon a year ago, doesn't appear to have been derailed or deterred by Tommy John surgery. Strasburg gave up three hits to the Greensboro Grasshoppers. He struck half the eight batters he faced, including the first two.


Haas wins with birdie on 18th hole

Jay Haas birdied the final hole to win the 3M Championship in Blaine, Minn. by one shot over Tom Lehman, Kenny Perry and Peter Senior. From 207 yards out, Haas put his second shot on the par-5 No. 18 about 25 feet from the hole and two-putted for his first Champions Tour victory in two years.

Haas started the day one shot behind Senior and John Huston and had a 68 to finish at 15-under 201, the highest winning score at the tournament since 2006. Seven players were in the lead at 12 under with six holes to play.


Stepanek upsets Monfils in final

Unseeded Radek Stepanek's net-charging style carried him to a title at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington at age 32, making him the tournament's oldest champion since Jimmy Connors was 35 in 1988. Stepanek won an ATP final for the first time in 21/2 years by upsetting top-seeded Gael Monfils of France, 6-4, 6-4, at the hard-court tuneup for the U.S. Open. Monfils fell to 3-11 in tour finals.

-- AP

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