Superstar Zenyatta plans to retire in Kentucky

Zenyatta, the 6-year-old mare whose narrow loss in the Breeders’ Cup Classic left her with a 19-1 career record, will retire to Lane’s End Farm near Versailles, Ky. She’s expected to arrive in early December.

The farm said Wednesday in a statement that breeding plans have not been finalized for the mare, who was based in California during her career.

Zenyatta won 19 of 20 races with her lone defeat to Blame by a head in the Classic at Churchill Downs. She set a North American earnings record for female horses with more than $7.3 million and won Eclipse Awards as champion older mare in 2008 and ’09.


BOYS’ SOCCER: Parker Woolley redirected a free kick by Chris WIld with less then six minutes left to give third-seeded Berwick (18-2) a 3-2 win over sixth-ranked Wheeler (13-3-3) in a NEPSAC Class C quarterfinal at South Berwick.

Chris Wild converted a penalty kick at the 39th minute and Jordan Sanford scored from John Reinhardt in the 70th minute for Berwick. Patrick Nichols made four saves.


USA SWIMMING: Mark Schubert said his firing by USA Swimming caught him totally off guard and he’s willing to go back to his job as coach of the national team.

Schubert and his attorney, Michael Bernstein, declined to comment on the reasons for his firing during a news conference at the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Bernstein said he’s trying to negotiate an amicable settlement with the sport’s national governing body.

Bernstein said he has serious doubts about the legitimacy of the firing. Schubert was under contract through the end of 2013, but he was placed on leave in mid-September and told about a month ago that he wouldn’t be returning to his post.


MARGARITO RELEASED: Antonio Margarito has been released from Methodist Hospital, where he had surgery to repair the orbital bone of his right eye that was fractured during his loss to Manny Pacquiao.

Margarito had surgery on Tuesday and was released from the hospital early Wednesday.

The former welterweight champion lost in lopsided fashion to Pacquiao on Saturday night at Cowboys Stadium in their fight for a vacant junior middleweight title.


MOYA RETIRES: Former French Open champion Carlos Moya retired from tennis, ending a 15-year career because of a nagging foot injury.

The former No. 1 said differing medical opinions on resolving the lingering right foot injury had left him with little option but to retire.

Moya, 34, said he knew it was time after his last match, a 6-0, 6-2 loss to Benjamin Becker at the Madrid Masters in May.

Moya won 20 ATP titles, including the 1998 French Open.

He lost to Pete Sampras in the 1997 Australian Open final. His last victory came in Croatia in 2007.


INTERNATIONAL MATCHES: World Cup champion Spain was routed 4-0 by neighbor Portugal in Lisbon, its worst loss in 47 years.

Portugal got a measure of revenge for its second-round loss to Spain in South Africa, with Carlos Martins opening the scoring in the 45th minute by firing in the rebound from Cristiano Ronaldo’s shot that had been saved by goalkeeper Iker Casillas.

• Lionel Messi scored in injury time to give Argentina a 1-0 victory over Brazil in an exhibition between South American rivals in Doha, Qatar.

• Karim Benzema and Mathieu Valbuena scored to lead France to a 2-1 victory over England in an exhibition at Wembley, another sign Les Bleus have put their World Cup debacle behind them.

France has won four straight matches under new coach Laurent Blanc, including three European Championship qualifiers.

England substitute Peter Crouch scoring off an Ashley Young corner in the 86th.