MIAMI (AP) -- Baseball commissioner Bud Selig has decided not to block the Miami Marlins' salary dumping trade with the Blue Jays. That means All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes, pitchers Mark Buehrle (BUR'-lee) and Josh Johnson, catcher John Buck and outfielder Emilio Bonifacio (boh-nih-FAH'-see-oh) are headed to Toronto in exchange for seven relatively low-priced players.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The 49ers have ruled out Alex Smith for tonight's game against visiting Chicago, meaning both teams will have backups under center for the showdown of NFC division leaders. Second-year quarterback Colin Kaepernick (KAP'-ur-nihk) will be making his first NFL start for the Niners while Bears veteran Jason Campbell is filling in for Jay Cutler and starting his 71st NFL game. Smith and Cutler are recovering from concussions.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars will have a new starting quarterback Sunday against Tennessee. Chad Henne (HEHN'-ee) gets the nod after throwing for 354 yards and four touchdowns in a 43-37 overtime loss at Houston yesterday after starter Blaine Gabbert was forced to leave the game due to an injury to his right forearm.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- John Gagliardi (guh-LAHR'-dee) is retiring after 64 years as a college football coach, the last 60 of which were spent at Division III St. John's University in Minnesota. The 86-year-old Gagliardi won an NCAA record 489 games while losing 138 and tying 11. He led the Johnnies to four national titles.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Clint Dempsey has been voted the U.S. Soccer Federation's top male athlete for the second straight year. The Tottenham midfielder also won this honor in 2007. He joins midfielder Landon Donovan and goalkeeper Kasey Keller as the only players to win three times or more.
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