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Sept. 17, 2011 at 11:10 PM   |   Comments

Minnesota coach returns from seizure

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Minnesota Coach Jerry Kill returned to the sidelines Saturday one week after suffering a seizure and watched his Golden Gophers defeat Miami (Ohio) 29-23.

Kill suffered the seizure late in last weekend's game against New Mexico State, a contest the Gophers lost 28-21. He was released from the hospital late in the week with a full clearance from his doctors and he was on hand to take part in Minnesota's first victory of the year and his first as coach of the team.

MarQueis Gray led Minnesota (1-2) to the victory, throwing for 163 yards and a touchdown and rushing for 171 more yards.

He broke a 16-16 tie early in the fourth period by throwing a 1-yard scoring pass to John Rabe at the end of a 12-play drive.

Gray's performance broke the school record for rushing yards by a quarterback, surpassing Sandy Stephens' 160 yards against Michigan in 1961.


Bell Challenge to have first-time winner

QUEBEC CITY, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Marina Erakovic and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, neither of whom has ever won a WTA title, advanced to the finals Saturday at the Bell Challenge in Canada.

Erakovic earned a spot in her first title match with a 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 victory over third-seeded Tamira Paszek. That victory came 24 hours after Erakovic had stunned the tournament's No. 1 seed, Daniela Hantuchova.

Zahlavova Strycova moved into the finals by downing Michaelia Krajicek 6-4, 6-3. It will be the second career final for Zahlavova Strycova, who played for the championship and lost in Prague last year.

It will be the first career meeting for the two finalists.


Keselowski breezes to Chicagoland win

JOLIET, Ill., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Brad Keselowski led most the way Saturday and went on to post a dominating victory in the Dollar General 300 Nationwide Series race at Chicagoland Speedway.

Keselowski led for 158 of the event's 200 laps, finishing 8.6 seconds ahead of Carl Edwards to rack up his third win this season and 15th of his Nationwide career.

Keselowski also notched his first Nationwide victory since breaking his left ankle in August.

Edwards briefly held the lead but then was hit by a fuel issue, taking time in the pits during the middle of the race.

Pole-sitter Brian Scott came in third while Aric Almirola and Sam Hornish Jr. rounded out the Top 5.


Boxer Pacquiao's home burglarized

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Four people were arrested in a burglary of boxing star Manny Pacquiao's Los Angeles home.

The Los Angeles Times reported the burglary occurred at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Hancock Park home.

Nobody was home at the time.

Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Capt. Mike Parker said the burglary was under investigation.

"Like any other burglaries, we are investigating to see if these burglars are involved in other crimes," Parker said.

The Times did not say if anything was stolen in the burglary.

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