One Mean Man, at 8-5, was made the morning line favorite for Saturday's fifth running of the $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby, the richest race of the season at Canterbury Park.
Nine 3-year-olds were entered in the 1-mile turf race, the fourth race on a nine-race card that begins at 6 p.m.
One Mean Man, who won the Grade 3 American Derby earlier this summer at Arlington Park, is trained by Bernard Flint and will be ridden by Santo Sanjur.
Burnham pulls away
Sarah Burnham of Rush Creek Golf Club won the Women's State Amateur Championship by eight strokes at Brackett's Crossing Country Club in Lakeville.
Burnham, a junior-to-be at Michigan State, shot a 2-under-par 69 on Wednesday for a three-round total of 1-under 212. She led by only one stroke after the second round.
"This definitely gives me confidence going into the [college] season, and I'm hoping I can continue to get better," said Burnham, a graduate of Wayzata High School. "I still feel like there were some shots out there that I could've hit better, so working on that to get ready for the season will definitely help."
Emie Peronnin finished second (220) and current Gophers teammate Heather Ciskowski (224) was third.
Andrew McCain (Dellwood Country Club) and Jesse Bull (Golden Valley Golf & Country Club) won the MGA Four-Ball Championship by two strokes at Edina Country Club.
McCain and Bull's final round of 9-under 63 included 12 birdies. They had a two-day total of 130.
McCain is a repeat winner. He changed partners this year.
Lefthander Kramer Sneed became the third player from last year's 74-win Saints team to return to St. Paul in the less than a week, joining catcher Vinnie DiFazio and infielder Ryan Cavan.
Sneed started Wednesday night's series finale against the Wichita Wingnuts and got a no-decision in a 10-8 loss in St. Paul. David Bergin had six RBI for the Saints (56-34), who led 8-2 at one point.
Sneed spent most of the season playing in the Mexican League, pitching with two different teams. Last season for the Saints he tied the American Association record for most victories in a season with 15.
• Saints pitcher Mark Hamburger is one of three finalists for the inaugural Scott Miller/Brian Rose Man of the Year Award in the American Association.
Headed for Rio
Former Southwest Minnesota State wheelchair basketball standout Josh Turek of Council Bluffs, Iowa, will compete for the U.S. at the Paralympics for the third straight time.
Turek has played professionally in Europe the past 15 years, including most recently for a team in Poland.
The U.S. will begin pool play against Brazil on Sept. 8 in Rio de Janeiro.
Bobby Bell honored
Gophers football great Bobby Bell will be inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame on Jan. 1, 2017.
Joining Bell in the Class of 2016 will be former Southern California running back Ricky Ervins, former Oregon State and UCLA head coach Tommy Prothro (he also played in the game while at Duke) and longtime sportswriter Art Spander.
Bell, a defensive lineman, played in the 1961 and 1962 Rose Bowls.
The St. Scholastica football team was a unanimous pick by coaches to finish first in the UMAC this season. The Saints went 9-0 in league play last season.