MLB still hasnt found a solution. So Wolff waits, praying that his fraternity brother, Bud Selig, will come up with an answer before his term as baseballs commissioner expires in January, 2015. Come on, cant an old college buddy from Wisconsin lend a helping hand? Well, we were in the same fraternity, Wolff said, but Bud was there to get an education. I was there to have a good time. Bud was involved in so many intramural events, Wolff said, there wasnt a game or sport he missed. Of course, he was spectator. I dont remember him playing any of it. Wolff, popular among fellow owners, laughs heartily. Wolff, born and raised in St. Louis, remembers using his 25-cent knothole pass to watch Satchel Paige with the St. Louis Browns and Stan Musial with the Cardinals, realizes he wouldnt be in baseball without Selig. Hes the one who invited him to the 2002 World Series between the Los Angeles Angels and Giants, and told him that the As would be for sale. Little did he realize that 10 years later, the Giants would be fighting him, refusing to relent in their territorial rights battle, and forcing Selig to make a stand.

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And plain weird is the controversy surrounding central midfielder Jermaine Jones. German tabloid Bild reported that Jones was droppd for last weeks Champions League game against FC Basel because of a poor performance and that hed be undergoing meniscus surgery which would rule him out for at least a month. It even had a quote from Jones confirming the latter. But he refuted this on Twitter , and US Soccer also put out a statement saying Jones was good to go and wont address his knee issues until later. Whatever the case may be, Jones clearly isnt 100 percent. These issues might be compounded: Jones, Donovan, Bedoya, goalkeeper Tim Howard and defender Brad Evans are all carrying yellow cards into the matches. If any of them draw another one against Jamaica, they will subsequently be suspended for the Panama game. That means a number of second-tier players are likely to get serious minutes — defender/midfielder Geoff Cameron, midfielders Kyle Beckerman and Sacha Kljestan, and forward Aron Johannsson are the top candidates. But if ever there was a good moment for so much misfortune to befall the United Staes, now is the time. Thanks to the gutsy 2-0 home win over Mexico on Sept. 10 — when they were also without Bradley and the suspended Cameron, striker Jozy Altidore and defender Matt Besler — qualification is already wrapped up.

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And I just hope the golfing gods are on our side this afternoon.” Phil Mickelson hit 7-iron around a tree and onto the 18th green that gave the Americans a shot at birdie that Keegan Bradley made for a half-point in a foursomes match the U.S. team once trailed by three holes. Bill Haas and Steve Stricker cruised past Adam Scott and Hideki Matsuyama 4 and 3. Webb Simpson and Brandt Snedeker defeated Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel 1 up. They rallied from 3 down with six to play to earn the full point. Oosthuizen and Schwartzel, made with three bogeys and a double bogey down the stretch. Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson managed to finish their 4-and-3 victory against Richard Sterne and Marc Leishman on Saturday night. Ernie Els and Brendon de Jonge handed Tiger Woods and Matt Kuchar their first loss of the week with a 1-up victory. Now it’s down to singles. If there is one consolation for the Internationals, it might be this: Many of these American players were on the wrong end of a huge comeback (from 10-6 down) by the Europeans in the 2012 Ryder Cup. It’s something anyway. This is where the matches stood when play was suspended by darkness Saturday night: Phil Mickelson/Keegan Bradley (USA) all square with Jason Day/Graham DeLaet through 13 holes. Bill Haas/Steve Stricker (USA) 2-up on Adam Scott/Hideki Matsuyama through 10 holes.

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