In Case You Missed It: The Day In Sports


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U.S. Rallies At Rainy Ryder
Only in the Ryder Cup can so little golf produce so much drama. More than 11 hours after these high-charged matches began in a steady rain at Celtic Manor, they ended in darkness with Ian Poulter making a 20-foot birdie putt to square his fourballs match against Tiger Woods on a green illuminated by a large video board. One problem: They were only on the 10th hole. None of the four matches in the opening session finished. Captains never even turned in the lineup for the four alternate-shot matches scheduled for the afternoon.

Sources: Mets To Remove Manuel, GM Minaya
The Mets reportedly will have a new manager and GM in 2011 and will say goodbye to Jerry Manuel and Omar Minaya. The Mets have missed the playoffs the last four years including two late season collapses. Multiple team officials said no announcement is planned until after the regular season's completion Sunday.

Giants' Kiwanuka (Bulging Disk) Out Indefinitely
In a devastating blow to the Giants' defense, linebacker/defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka is out indefinitely after tests revealed a bulging cervical disk in his neck. The injury came as a surprise because Kiwanuka participated fully in practice all week.

NCAA Denies UNC Appeal For Burney, Williams
The NCAA has denied an appeal to shorten suspensions for North Carolina cornerback Kendric Burney and safety Deunta Williams. Burney was suspended six games and Williams four for receiving improper benefits connected to several trips, including to California to visit a former North Carolina player. Burney also went on trips to Atlanta and Las Vegas linked to former college player Chris Hawkins, whom the NCAA has said qualifies as an agent.

Kasey Kahne Wins The Pole At Kansas
Kasey Kahne and Paul Menard swept the front row in qualifying for Sunday's race at Kansas Speedway, one of their last for Richard Petty Motorsports. Kahne drove his Ford to a quick lap of 174.644 mph on Friday, earning his third pole of the season. Menard ran 174.469 mph on the 1.5-mile tri-oval. Both are leaving RPM after the season.

Reds May Have Violated Smoking Ban With Victory Cigars
The Cincinnati Health Department will investigate the Cincinnati Reds for violations of the state smoking ban after people complained players smoked cigars indoors while celebrating their National League Central Division title Tuesday night. Players could be seen on TV smoking the cigars, and Reds owner Bob Castellini was passing them out. But video doesn't affect the investigation - the health inspector has to actually see someone smoking, said Rocky Merz, health department spokesman. Five people called a statewide smoking ban complaint hotline, Merz said. Those complaints were sent to the city health department for investigation. Castellini will get a letter soon notifying him of the alleged violation.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.