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Bisons fall short

The Buffalo Bisons produced 13 hits but it was the New Orleans Zephyrs who turned hits into runs as the Zephyrs earned a 16-6 win in a spring training game in Vero Beach, Fla.

Josh Satin went 3 for 3 with a walk, double and home run. Rob Johnson went 2 for 4 with a pair of doubles and Valentino Pascucci homered as the Herd had eight extra-base hits.

After a short intrasquad game today, the Bisons will break camp and return to Buffalo. Their first workout at Coca-Cola Field is Tuesday.

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Monterosso's in the money

Monterosso won the $10 million Dubai World Cup, the world's richest horse race, in a victory for the ruler of Dubai after one of his horses was badly injured in another race.

The outcome Saturday also gave a boost to Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum's stables, which had not won the race since 2006.

Monterosso, who finished third in this race last year, beat Capponi by three lengths. Planteur was another half-length behind.

The nine-card program has a total purse of $27.25 million. Earlier, the $1 million Dubai Gold Cup was halted and called off after one of the sheik's horses tumbled to the track.

Godolphin's Fox Hunt, the second choice at 3-1, went down 300 yards into the two-mile race, throwing jockey Silvestre De Sousa. De Sousa was unhurt while the extent of Fox Hunt's injury was unclear but appeared serious.

In Hallandale Beach, Fla., Take Charge Indy pulled off a wire-to-wire win in the Florida Derby, beating heavily favored Union Rags.

With three-time Kentucky Derby winner Calvin Borel aboard, Take Charge Indy finished the mile-and-an-eighth in 1:48.79. Long shot Reveron was second, and Union Rags finished third after a late charge on the outside wasn't enough. Take Charge Indy returned $17.40, $9 and $3.60. Reveron paid $18.40 and $4. Union Rags paid $2.10.

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Locals advance at PBA Playoffs

Western New York pros Jack Jurek, Brad Angelo and Ryan Ciminelli advanced to today's Round Three of the Dick Weber PBA Playoffs at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis, Ind.

Angelo led the Central Region with 1,218 for five games in Round Two. Seven of 11 bowlers advanced from each region. Jurek was sixth in the South with 1,084. Buffalo native Tom Baker of King, N.C. led the South with 1,186. Ciminelli was fourth in the Midwest with 1,158.

John Szczerbinski of North Tonawanda was eliminated by his eighth place finish (1,051) in Round Two of the East Region after he finished third in Round One with 1,614 for seven games.

Joe Ciccone of Buffalo (1,475) and Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga (1,585) were eliminated in Round One.

The tournament wraps up today.

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Medaille, UB earn wins

Medaille swept Hilbert and D'Youville to earn the men's volleyball championship of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference on Saturday afternoon.

Erin Kelly had 11 kills with no errors to lead the Mavericks over Hilbert, 25-11, 25-19, 25-17, in the semifinals. Nick Johnson had eight kills and Brandon Kilijanksi had 12 digs.

In the title game, Kelly had 10 kills and three blocks while Aaron Woomer had 28 assists in a 25-19, 27-25, 25-15 win over D'Youville.

For the first time, the University at Buffalo women's tennis team defeated Western Michigan in Kalamazoo, winning the Mid-American Conference match, 5-2.

The Bulls won the doubles point with wins from the teams of Kira Golenko-Miranda Podlas and Tanvi Shah-Marta Stoyanova. UB picked up straight-set singles wins from Shah, Stoyanova and Anamaria Candanzo.

From News Staff and wire service reports