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Sports briefs: NYC Marathon will go on

Published October 31, 2012 5:20 pm

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Marathon • Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the NYC Marathon will go on as planned Sunday after Superstorm Sandy devastated the city.

Marathon organizers had been moving forward with planning but awaited final word from the city about whether holding the race would be safe and viable with flooding, power outages and transit shutdowns.

New York Road Runners President Mary Wittenberg said Wednesday that organizers were preparing to use more private contractors than past years.

Angels ship Santana to Kansas City

MLB • The Los Angeles Angels traded right-hander Ervin Santana to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday for minor league left-hander Brandon Sisk.

The Angels exercised Santana's $13 million option for next season before trading the Dominican veteran and cash to the Royals.

• Reliever Rafael Soriano opted out of the final year of a three-year, $35 million contract with the New York Yankees and will likely seek a long-term deal in free agency.

Recruit cleared to play for UCLA

College basketball • UCLA freshman Kyle Anderson has been cleared by the NCAA to play basketball this season.

Athletic director Dan Guerrero said the school was told Wednesday that Anderson, one of the nation's top recruits last spring, can play after the NCAA "found no evidence to substantiate claims of violations in his case."

Querrey tops No. 1 Djokovic in Paris

Tennis • American Sam Querrey used 18 aces to upset top-ranked Novak Djokovic 0-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 Wednesday in the second round of the Paris Masters.

It marked the first time since the Miami Masters in March 2010 that Djokovic has been eliminated so early in a tournament.

From wire reports