Curlin is second in first turf test

Curlin made it close but finished second in his first test of the turf. Red Rocks took the lead in the stretch and held off the reigning Horse of the Year by two lengths in winning the Man o' War Stakes at Belmont Park on Saturday. Red Rocks, ridden by Javier Castelanno, won the 1 3/8-mile race in 2:12.60 and paid $14.40, $4 and $2.90. Curlin, the 2-5 favorite, returned $2.50 and $2.10.

• Benny the Bull, the top sprinter in the country, won his fifth consecutive race in the Grade II $400,000 Smile Sprint Handicap, turning in an impressive stretch drive to win the 6-furlong race in 1:11.41 at Calder race track in Miami. Ridden by Edgar Prado, the winner paid $4.60, $3.40 and $2.60.

• Mistical Plan rallied past favorite Dream Rush around the far turn and won the Grade I $400,000 Princess Rooney Handicap by 5¾ lengths. The 4-year old, ridden by Corey Nakatani, covered 6 furlongs in 1:10.76, and paid $18.20, $9.40 and $4.20.


McCarville helps Liberty stop Shock

Shameka Christon scored 19 points, Loree Moore and Janel McCarville had 13 each and the host New York Liberty rolled to a 74-64 victory over the first-place Detroit Shock. McCarville also grabbed seven rebounds.

Sue Bird (18 points) led host Seattle to a 70-52 victory over the L.A. Sparks.

• Katie Douglas scored 13 of her 25 points in the fourth quarter as host Indiana beat Chicago 66-57.

 Chelsea Newton's 18 points led Sacramento to a 105-97 victory over Phoenix.


Chivas goalie could join Premier League

Brad Guzan could become the fourth U.S. goalkeeper in the Premier League after Chivas USA and Aston Villa agreed to a transfer fee. Guzan, 24, would join Brad Friedel (Blackburn), Tim Howard (Everton) and Kasey Keller (Fulham).

• In MSL matches Saturday, John Thorrington's goal in stoppage time gave the Chicago Fire (7-5-3) a 2-1 victory over Toronto FC (6-6-3) in Bridgeview, Ill. ... Goals by Javier Morales and Robbie Findley led host Real Salt Lake (6-6-5) to a 2-0 victory over Columbus (8-4-3). ... San Jose (3-10-3) and Colorado (6-8-2) battled to a 1-1 tie in Santa Clara, Calif.


Tennis: Michael Chang was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. A Chinese-American, Chang was the youngest ever male winner of a Grand Slam singles title when he won the French Open in 1989 at 17. Inducted posthumously were contributors Mark McCormack and Eugene Scott.

Baseball: Matt Pali had four hits and three RBI in leading host Pensacola to an 8-4 victory over the St. Paul Saints. Tony Mansolino had four hits for the Saints, who lost for the fourth time in six games.