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The 38-year-old Ethiopian clocked 28 minutes 10 seconds on the loop course in cool, windy conditions with light rain in front of thousands of enthusiastic spectators.

“I like this race and its atmosphere. I would have liked to run faster but the wind was really uncomfortable,” said Gebrselassie, who added that his focus now is on a fast marathon later in the year in order to get a qualifying time for next year’s London Olympics.

BASEBALL

Yankees’ Posada apologizes for taking himself out of lineup

NEW YORK - Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Jorge Posada has apologized to him in a face-to-face conversation, one day after the slumping star asked to be removed from the lineup and ended up in a messy public spat with management.

Posada was not in the lineup Sunday night against Boston left-hander Jon Lester, but the five-time All-Star was smiling in the Yankee Stadium clubhouse and appeared generally relaxed.

Posada says he had a bad day Saturday and his frustration boiled over. Girardi might have been planning to put Posada on the bench Sunday regardless of the strange saga that’s played out. The 39-year-old switch-hitter is 0 for 24 against left-handed pitchers this season.