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  • Published Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at 12:09 a.m.

Former Kansas freshman forward Braeden Anderson will attend Fresno State starting in the second semester and redshirt the rest of this season, Anderson told The Eagle in a text message. Anderson left KU in September after the Big 12 denied him the opportunity to be on scholarship because of academic issues relating to his high-school transcript.

* Hutchinson is ranked No. 7 in the NJCAA women's preseason poll. Two starters return from last season's team that went 30-3 and won the Jayhawk West title. Trinity Valley (Texas) is ranked first in the poll. No other Kansas school made the top 20.

* Coffeyville is No. 5 in the NJCAA men's preseason poll. College of Southern Idaho is ranked No. 1.

Motorsports

81 Speedway closes its season tonight with a demolition derby. Racing begins at 7 p.m. with two-person Cruiser car races.

* Kyle Busch Motorsports will field a Nationwide Series team in 2012. Busch said the Nationwide car will be in additional to the Truck Series entries he already runs. He said he has secured sponsorship, but did not reveal where the funding is coming from. He did not name a driver.

Soccer

Missouri scored three goals in the final six minutes and beat Kansas 3-2 in Columbia, Mo. All five goals came in the final 20 minutes of the game. Liana Salazar and Caroline Kastor scored to put KU ahead 2-0, but MU scored twice in the 85th minute and again in the 89th minute. KU fell to 10-7, 2-4 in the Big 12. MU improved to 12-6, 3-4.

* Region VI women's postseason play begins Monday. Butler is the top seed, and will play host to Garden City in the quarterfinals. Second seed Hutchinson, ranked fifth nationally, will face Dodge City. Semifinals will be played next Saturday at Hummer Sports Park in Topeka, with the final the following day.

Golf

Justin Leonard had a 9-under 63 for his lowest round of the year, putting him in a tie for the lead with Henrik Stenson and Bio Kim at the Children's Miracle Network Classic in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The leaders were at 12-under 132, two shots clear of Nick O'Hern.

Gary Woodland of Topeka was in a group at 9-under 135.

Webb Simpson and Luke Donald are battling for the money title, and they both played the opening two rounds at 7-under 137, meaning they will be paired again today. Simpson has a $363,029 lead, so the third round looms large for Donald.

* Azahara Munoz shot a 6-under 66 to share the lead with Anna Nordqvist after the second round of the inaugural LPGA Taiwan Championship in Yang Mei, Taiwan. Nordqvist had a 68 to finish tied with Munoz on 7-under 137, two shots ahead of top-ranked Yani Tseng (71) and fellow Taiwanese Candie Kung (68).

Football

Sam Bradford missed practice again Friday, raising the possibility that A.J. Feeley will start at quarterback Sunday when the St. Louis Rams play in Dallas. Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo said the decision will be made just before the game. Bradford has a high sprain in his left ankle and has been wearing a protective boot all week.

* The Oakland Raiders brought in three free agent kickers for workouts after Sebastian Janikowski missed his second straight practice with a sore left hamstring. Dave Rayner, Ricky Schmitt and Rhys Lloyd took turns kicking field goals and kickoffs for nearly 30 minutes.

Tennis

Wichita State's Veronika Blaskova and Lucia Kovalova beat a doubles team from St. Louis at the USTA/ITA Women's Central Region championship in Tulsa. They will face a Nebraska team today in the second round.

In singles, WSU's Delia Damaschin beat Tulsa's Maria Sant'Anna 6-1, 6-2, then lost to ninth seed Whitney Richey of Oklahoma 2-6, 6-2, 6-2.

* Dominika Cibulkova beat top seed Vera Zvonareva of Russia 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow. Kaia Kanepi upset sixth-seeded Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 6-2 to set up a semifinal clash with Lucie Safarova, who ousted another Russian, Vera Dushevina, 6-4, 6-4. Earlier, Marion Bartoli withdrew with an illness, handing Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska a spot in the season-ending WTA Championships in Istanbul.

rugby

Australia overcame early injuries and defeated Wales 21-18 in the third-place game at the Rugby World Cup in Auckland, New Zealand. New Zealand and France play for the title Sunday.

Television

NBC Sports has agreed to move from New York City to Stamford, Conn., to take advantage of tax breaks, adding to a growing film and TV presence in the southwestern Connecticut city

* Fox won the English-language U.S. television rights for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, outbidding ESPN and NBC for soccer's showpiece tournament. Fox agreed to pay more than $400 million for the two-tournament package, a person familiar with the bidding said. ESPN paid $100 million to show the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and the 2014 event in Brazil. The World Cup will be held in Russia in 2018 and in Qatar in 2022.

Sailing

Dennis Conner, Ted Turner and the late Harold Vanderbilt are among a boatload of America's Cup stalwarts in the inaugural class of the National Sailing Hall of Fame, which also includes Joshua Slocum, the first man to sail alone around the world, and Southern California surfer-turned-sailor Hobie Alter, who designed the quintessential Hobie Cat. The 14 men and one woman will be inducted Sunday at the San Diego Yacht Club. Of the 15, 11 had a hand in 17 straight America's Cup victories from 1893- 1980, and three more from 1987-1992.

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