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Twins pitcher Kevin Slowey tossed seven no-hit innings against Oakland, only to watch Jon Rauch give up a hit on the second batter he faced. Minnesota went on to a 4-2 win. Slowey walked three and struck out five before he was replaced by Rauch. Slowey had thrown more than 100 pitches and was on a limit after missing his last start with a sore right elbow. The Twins led 4-0 when Slowey was replaced.
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Veteran wide receiver Torry Holt was placed on injured reserve by the New England Patriots. Holt has a knee injury and will undergo surgery this week, according to his agent Kennard McGuire. It is possible the surgery will mean the end of Holt's stellar career. The 34-year-old Holt was entering his 12th NFL season and first in New England after playing for the St. Louis Rams (1999-2008) and Jacksonville Jaguars (2009). He entered the 2010 season ranked 10th in NFL history with 13,382 receiving yards and 11th in receptions with 920.
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Kevin Harvick passed Denny Hamlin with 11 laps to go, then held on to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup series race at Michigan International Speedway. Harvick's No. 29 team gambled by staying on the track instead of making a pit stop during a late caution. It paid off with a momentum-building victory Sunday for the series points leader. This is Harvick's third win of the season.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.