- - Monday, July 9, 2012

NEW YORK — The owner of I’ll Have Another says he sold his Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner to a farm in Japan for $10 million, a price that far exceeded any amount he was offered in the United States.

J. Paul Reddam made his comments in a blog appearing on the bloodhorse.com website. He writes there were two offers from U.S. breeding operations, one valued at just less than $5 million, the other at $3 million.

Reddam also notes that the rights of Derby, Preakness and Belmont runner-up Bodemeister “recently purportedly sold for about 13 million in America.”

I’ll Have Another was retired with a tendon injury the day before he was to run in the Belmont Stakes and attempt to become the first Triple Crown champion in 34 years.


Braves’ Simmons to miss a month with broken finger

ATLANTA — Braves rookie shortstop Andrelton Simmons will miss at least a month with a broken right little finger. Simmons hurt his finger on a head-first slide in Sunday’s game at Philadelphia.

Another rookie, Tyler Pastornicky, opened the season as the starting shortstop and may be recalled to replace Simmons (.294, 3 HR, 15 RB). General manager Frank Wren said the team likely will make a roster move Thursday.


Terry stands trial for alleged racial abuse

LONDON — Two weeks after playing for England at the European Championship, John Terry was in a London courtroom Monday, facing the rival player he is accused of racially abusing during a globally televised Premier League match last year.

From the dock, the Chelsea captain scribbled notes as Anton Ferdinand of west London rival Queens Park Rangers told of his anger that an on-pitch confrontation had allegedly descended into racism.

Terry, 31, who accuses Ferdinand of fabricating the racism claim, faces a maximum fine of $3,900 if he becomes the first top soccer player in England convicted of racial abuse during a game.


Coyotes’ MacLean resting after cardiac episode

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Phoenix Coyotes forward Brett MacLean’s condition is improving less than a week after he suffered a cardiac emergency during a pickup hockey game in Canada.

MacLean, 23, received CPR at a rink in Owen Sound, Ontario, after suffering the cardiac emergency. He was taken to a hospital and later flown to a hospital in London, Ontario, where he was admitted to the ICU.

• The Detroit Red Wings hired former star defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom as a scout. Lidstrom retired in May after winning seven Norris Trophies as the NHL’s top defenseman and helping the Red Wings win four Stanley Cups in 20 seasons with the franchise.

From wire dispatches and staff reports

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