Keselowski tops Edwards in Nationwide Series race

Brad Keselowski dominated the Nationwide Series race Saturday at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., leading 173 of 200 laps on the 1.5-mile tri-oval.

Keselowski, the Sprint Cup winner at the track in June, fell behind Carl Edwards after a late caution but pulled ahead with 11 laps to go and beat Edwards by 2.795 seconds.

Elliott Sadler was third, followed by Paul Menard, points leader Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano, Bryan Vickers, Trevor Bayne and Ryan Truex.

Keselowski started second behind Edwards but quickly took over the lead. Keselowski only lost it twice after that, each time regaining the top spot within 10 laps of the restart.

He has four victories this year.

FORMULA ONE: Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel earned the pole position for today’s Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka, Japan.


NEFC: Henri Mosier kicked a 43-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Raging Bulls 31-30 over the Merrimack Valley Maulers in Portland.

Phil Warren led the scoring with two touchdowns. Charles Warren and DeAndre Morton also scored.

EFL: The Maine Sabers (10-2) were eliminated from the playoffs with a 29-23 loss against the Middleboro Cobras in a semifinal at Fitzpatrick Stadium.

Maine trailed 21-6 at halftime before rallying to pull ahead 23-21 with seven minutes left on a 31-yard field goal by Logan Walz-Christopher.


PGA: Briny Baird drove the 17th green and made a 15-foot eagle putt for a 7-under 64 to take a two-shot lead over Ernie Els and Paul Casey at 13-under 200 after three rounds of the Open at San Martin, Calif.

Els failed to make up any ground on the easier back nine and had a 67. Casey saved par from a hazard on the final hole to salvage a 68.

Tiger Woods shot a 68 and was nine shots behind.

LPGA: South Korea’s Soo-Jin Yang matched the course record with a 7-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead over top-ranked Yani Tseng and two-time defending champion Na Yeon Choi in the LPGA Hana Bank Championship in Incheon, South Korea.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Brad Faxon moved into position for his first tour title, shooting a 7-under 65 in windy conditions to take a one-stroke lead in the Insperity Championship at The Woodlands, Texas.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Lee Slattery extended his lead at the Madrid Masters to two strokes after a 3-under 69 in the third round.

Slattery was two shots ahead of Lorenzo Gagli (69) and Brett Rumford (68).


U.S. MEN: Clint Dempsey scored in the 36th minute and Tim Howard made several nice saves to help lift the U.S. men’s national team past Honduras 1-0 in Miami and give the team its first victory in four games under Coach Jurgen Klinsmann.

MLS: Chris Wondolowski scored his second goal of the game on a header in the 83rd minute to give the San Jose Earthquakes a 2-1 victory over the New England Revolution in Foxborough, Mass.


LONG COURSE NATIONALS: Adam Otstot and Jolene Wilkinson won titles at the Marina Inn at Grand Dunes in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Otstot, from Williamsburg, Va., completed the 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run course in 3 hours, 59 minutes, nearly 8 minutes faster than the rest of the field.

Wilkinson, from Boise, Idaho, topped the women’s field in 4:35:58.


CHINA OPEN: Marin Cilic reached the final of the men’s singles, while Andrea Petkovic advanced to the women’s final in Beijing.

Cilic beat Ivan Ljubicic 6-4, 6-3 and Petkovic downed Monica Niculescu, 6-2, 6-0.

JAPAN OPEN: Top-seeded Rafael Nadal beat Mardy Fish 7-5, 6-1 and advance to the final in Tokyo.

— From staff and news services