Sports in 60 Seconds Sports in 60 Seconds

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Sports in 60 Seconds Sports in 60 Seconds

Fire blanked by Earthquakes:

Chris Wondolowski scored a goal and assisted on the other as the host San Jose Earthquakes broke a franchise-record, 13-match winless streak with a 2-0 victory over the Chicago Fire on Saturday night.

Wondolowski scored in the 10th minute for the Earthquakes (6-10-11), who preserved their slim playoff hopes with their first victory since June 11.

Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson made 3 big second-half saves on Wondolowski, the MLS' leading scorer in 2010.

Peterson signs 7-year deal:

Adrian Peterson thinks he's the best running back in the game. Now he's getting paid like it, too.

Peterson agreed Saturday to a contract extension with the Vikings that includes $36 million in guaranteed money and as much as $100 million over the next seven years if he plays that long with Minnesota.

-- Steelers safety Troy Polamalu signed the star safety to a contract extension through the 2014 season.

-- The Panthers and strong safety Charles Godfrey agreed to a five-year contact extension with $12.4 million guaranteed.

-- The Seahawks signed former New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Anthony Hargrove.

-- The New York Giants placed middle linebacker Jonathan Goff on injured reserve and signed rookie defensive end Justin Trattou from their practice squad.

A-Rod shut down:

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has been shut down for at least three days because of a troublesome left thumb that has been hindering him for the past three weeks. The 36-year-old Rodriguez, 2 home runs shy of Ken Griffey Jr. for fifth place on the career list, told reporters the injury is preventing him from making any significant offensive contribution.

-- Boston infielder Kevin Youkilis will be out until at least Tuesday because of bursitis in his left hip.

-- Phillies second baseman Chase Utley is symptom-free and cleared to exercise following a concussion sustained Wednesday when he was hit in the head by a pitch.

-- Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks participated in a simulated game Saturday and manager Ron Roenicke says the all-star could return to the lineup as early as Sunday if he has no lingering soreness. Weeks (ankle) hasn't played since July 27.

McIlroy 3 shots back:

U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy birdied four of his last eight holes to move within 3 shots of the lead at the KLM Open on Saturday in Hilversum, Netherlands.

McIlroy finished with a 2-under 68 and is in eighth place after the third round.

-- Defending champion Yani Tseng shot a 4-under 67 and Amy Yang had a 64 to share the second-round lead in the LPGA Tour's NW Arkansas Championship at 9 under.

-- Rhys Pugh, Steven Brown, James Byrne and Paul Cutler helped Britain and Ireland take a 7-5 lead over the United States in the Walker Cup in Aberdeen, Scotland, winning consecutive matches Saturday.

Klitschko defeats Adamek:

Vitali Klitschko defeated Polish challenger Tomasz Adamek by technical knockout to retain his WBC heavyweight title Saturday in Wroclaw, Poland.

Italian referee Massimo Barrovecchio stepped in 2 minutes, 20 seconds into the 10th round to stop Klitschko after an utterly dominant performance by the Ukrainian.

Shared Property wins at Arlington:

Both trainer Tom Amoss and jockey Leandro Goncalves were confident that Jerry Namy's Shared Property would run a big race in the Grade III $100,000Arlington-Washington Futurity on Saturday at Arlington Park.

Their confidence was rewarded as the son of Scat Daddy made a late rally in the center of the track to catch Take Charge Indy to win the one mile race by a length, covering the distance in 1:37.93.

In the other Grade III race at Arlington, Rocket Twentyone captured the $100,000 Arlington-Washington Lassie.

Etc.: --Finland put itself in position to reach the quarterfinals of the European basketball championship for the first time, using its perimeter shooting to beat Georgia 87-73 on Saturday in Vilnius, Lithuania.

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