Chisox may get minor leaguers for Guillen
CHICAGO, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The Chicago White Sox would be compensated if Ozzie Guillen winds up with an undisclosed team, likely the Florida Marlins, the Chisox's general manager says.
Chicago released Guillen as their field manager Monday and it was widely reported he could land with the Florida Marlins. Guillen, 47, had wanted out if the White Sox wouldn't give him a contract extension beyond 2012.
In a Twitter post at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Guillen wrote: "Weird to be in miami in this time but very happy ready to go."
Chisox General Manager Ken Williams said the team has agreed on compensation with an undisclosed team but Guillen is free to negotiate with any club, the Chicago Tribune reported.
The newspaper said the White Sox would get two minor league players as compensation if he signs with Florida. The Tribune said two scouting sources said Guillen is expected to be offered a four-year deal by the Marlins worth nearly $16 million.
At Florida, Guillen would succeed interim manager Jack McKeon, who announced Monday he would retire at season's end. McKeon took over in June when Edwin Rodriguez quit.
MLB.com has reported one of the minor leaguers will be infielder Osvaldo Martinez. The Tribune indicated the other player isn't expected to come from Florida's current 40-man roster
Guillen managed the White Sox to a record of 678-617 during his eight-year tenure and a World Series title in 2005.
The White Sox have a losing record this season and are in third place in the American League Central.
Snow forecast for Super Bowl XLVIII logo
NEW YORK, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The logo for Super Bowl XLVIII, which is to be played in New Jersey in February 2014, features a snowflake to reflect the outdoor venue's weather possibilities.
The game, scheduled for Feb. 2, 2014, is the first for an outdoor stadium in a cold-weather climate. It was awarded to MetLife Stadium, the home of the New York Giants and New York Jets in East Rutherford, N.J.
The local committee staged a contest for the game logo -- unveiled Tuesday -- and accepted an entry that shows the George Washington Bridge, which links New York and New Jersey, with also "NY" and "NJ" flanking the snowflake. The words "Super Bowl" are across the top and there is also a football and "XLVIII."
"I think that's great because a little snow will be great for us," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday about the snowflake. "Whatever comes our way, we're going to be prepared for it."
NFL team owners granted the East Rutherford site an exemption from Super Bowl venue guidelines that mandate a Super Bowl site have a minimum average temperature of 50 degrees Fahrenheit, unless the game is played at a domed stadium or a field with a movable roof.
Super Bowl XLVI is scheduled for Feb. 5, 2012, in Indianapolis's Lucas Oil Stadium, which has a retractable roof. Super Bowl XLVII is to be played Feb. 3, 2013, at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans.
Matt Kenseth's wife hurt in racecar crash
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- A NASCAR driver's wife was injured in a crash in North Carolina during practice for a race for spouses and girlfriends of drivers, officials said.
Katie Kenseth, wife of driver Matt Kenseth, crashed Monday driving a Bandolero car at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, the kind of vehicle spouses and girlfriends of NASCAR drivers are scheduled to race Oct. 15 in the Better Half Dash charity fund-raising event at the speedway, The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer reported.
The Bandolero cars are small race cars, typically used by beginners and featured in a summer race series at the track.
Kenseth's car crashed into a wall, and her husband rushed to her side.
She was carried from the track on a stretcher and treated at a local hospital.
"That didn't turn out so well," Matt Kenseth tweeted late Monday. "Katie and I are home, she has a broken scapula (shoulder blade) and some bumps and bruises. Thanks for all the well wishes."
Matt Kenseth ranks seventh in point standings for the Sprint Cup championship driving for the Roush Fenway Racing Team.
Berrer advances to face Murray in Bangkok
BANGKOK, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Michael Berrer took a close first-round decision Tuesday at the PTT Thailand Open tennis tournament.
Berrer pounded out seven aces in getting past Marco Chiudinelli 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 in a match that took more than 1 1/2 hours. Chiudinelli had eight break-point changes but was only able to convert one. Berrer won both break opportunities he had.
That advanced Berrer into a second-round match with world No. 4 Andy Murray, who was given a first-round bye.
Lu Yen-hsun also won his way into a battle with a high seed, beating Joao Souza 6-2, 7-5 by winning three-quarters of the points on serve and losing a total of 15 points over 10 service games.
Lu next goes against third-seeded Gilles Simon.
Davydenko among early winners in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Seeded players Nikolay Davydenko and Kei Nishikori collected first-round wins Tuesday at the Malaysian Open tennis tournament.
Davydenko, seeded fifth, defeated Ryan Harrison 6-3, 6-2 by getting seven service breaks. Davydenko won 59 percent of the points when receiving serve but won just more than half (33-30) when serving. He saved nine of 12 break points he faced.
The eighth-seeded Nishikori rallied for a 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 win over Teymuraz Gabashvili. He lost his serve four times but only once after the first set.
Qualifier Rik de Voest earned a second-round slot with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 win over Ryan Sweeting. De Voest lost all three of the break points he saw in the first set but didn't drop his serve after that.