Chris McErlean, the vice president of racing for the sports authority, did not know how much money the state-run tracks lost, but he called it significant.
"It's going to be a hit, a big number," said Bob Kulina, the vice president and general manager of Monmouth.
Lava Man held off Ace Blue by a nose to win the $750,000 Hollywood Gold Cup at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif., and become the first repeat winner since Native Diver in the 1960s.
Ridden by Corey Nakatani, Lava Man ran 1 1/4 miles in 2 minutes, 1.16 seconds and paid $3.20, $2.60 and $2.10 as the heavy wagering favorite in the field of five.
Native Diver won the Gold Cup in 1965, '66 and '67.
Attorneys for Hearst Corp. asked a federal judge to dismiss subpoenas demanding that two San Francisco Chronicle reporters reveal who leaked secret grand jury testimony about alleged steroid use by Barry Bonds and other top athletes.
The attorneys say that the subpoenas should be dismissed because of government misconduct and prosecutors' failure to demonstrate a pressing need for the information.
The captain of the Harvard football team was suspended indefinitely after he was accused of breaking into his former girlfriend's dorm room and later assaulting her.
Matthew Thomas, 22, faces charges after his arrest Wednesday, including assault and battery, domestic abuse, and breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony at a campus dorm.
New Mexico State linebacker Shana Leaupepe was killed in a drive-by shooting on Friday in Long Beach, Calif., coach Hal Mumme said. Leaupepe was visiting family when he was killed.
Elsewhere: Senior guard Kevin Kruger announced Friday that he is transferring from Arizona State so he can play for his father, Lon Kruger, at Nevada-Las Vegas. . . . Tennessee Tech football coach Mike Hennigan, 54, has resigned after 10 years.
Marion Jones ran her fastest time in nearly four years, winning the 100 meters in 10.92 seconds at the Gaz de France meet in Saint-Denis, France.
The 2000 Olympics triple gold medalist ran away from Sherone Simpson and Torri Edwards in the last 30 meters to clock the second-best time of 2006. The only faster time this season is 10.82 by Jamaica's Simpson.
World-record holder Asafa Powell won the men's 100 meters but failed to break his own world record of 9.77. He won comfortably in 9.85.
Cory Spinks, son of former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks, got a majority decision over Roman Karmazin to capture the International Boxing Federation junior-middleweight title in St. Louis.
Two judges had Spinks winning, 115-113. The third judge had the bout even, 113-113.
Lindenwold High named Craig Parker its boys' basketball coach and John Shannon its baseball coach.
Parker replaced Jackie Trakimas, the first woman to coach a boys' varsity basketball team in South Jersey. She resigned to become the girls' coach at West Deptford.
Shannon replaced Jim Barron, who resigned.
Elsewhere: Free-agent linebacker T.J. Hollowell signed a two-year contract with the Denver Broncos. . . . Lake Placid will host the 2009 World Luge Championships. . . . Veteran NHL defenseman Tom Poti left the New York Rangers and signed a one-year deal with the Islanders.