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The AL MVP race iswide open
• Blue Jays manager John Gibbons isn't going anywhere
• Why scouts love Marlins rookie Hanley Ramirez

Motor Sports

Mark Martin makeshistory at Bristol but loses his grip on a Chase berth
• Another big-name driver may leave Formula One for NASCAR


Role player ShaneBattier gets his star turn at the world championships
• Detroit's Katie Smith makes it to the WNBA Finals


Arizona State coachDirk Koetter feels the heat after flip-flopping on his quarterback
• Texas running back Ramonce Taylor transfers


Photograph by Jeff Roberson/AP


Phillies centerfielder Aaron Rowand got the worst of a collision with secondbaseman Chase Utley when they went after a shallow fly ball on Aug. 21 atWrigley Field. Rowand stepped in a hole, crashed into Utley, broke his leftankle and will miss the rest of the season. Utley hit a solo home run inPhiladelphia's 6-5 victory.