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June 4, 2013

Sports Briefs

Jackie Robinson glove auctioned

for $373,000

NEW YORK (AP) — A baseball glove worn by Jackie Robinson in the 1955 and 1956 World Series has been auctioned for $373,002.

Steiner Sports said the glove was sold Sunday in an online auction by Steiner Sports Memorabilia. A Jackie Robinson Louisville Slugger bat, thought to be from the 1956 season, sold for $114,000.

Steiner executive vice president Brett Schissler said Monday the same person sold both items, which also were bought by one person. Schissler says the buyer and seller didn’t want to be identified.

The prices include commissions.

In addition, Steiner Sports says that Mickey Mantle’s signed 1960 contract with the New York Yankees was sold by his family for $39,930. Danny and David Mantle, sons of the player, are donating the money to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund.

JPM finally has cars to consistently race for wins

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Juan Pablo Montoya has had 218 chances to win on an oval in NASCAR. He coughed up two legitimate opportunities to win at Indianapolis, and probably never had a realistic shot at Victory Lane in the others.

Until now.

Montoya is finally running consistently well at tracks other than road courses and putting himself in position for that breakthrough victory on an oval. It’s made his two near-misses this season painful to watch because they come at a time when Montoya desperately needs to prove his worth.

Montoya finished second Sunday at Dover, where he was passed on the outside by race-winner Tony Stewart with three laps remaining. Stewart, mired in his own losing streak and trying to save his championship chances, had fresher tires and cruised past Montoya for the victory.

Montoya isn’t necessarily racing for a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship — he’s only made the Chase once in six years and went into Sunday ranked 23rd in the standings.

But if Chip Ganassi doesn’t pick up the option on his current contract, Montoya could be out of a job next year and possibly out of NASCAR altogether.

Ganassi has been noncommittal on Montoya this year, and his last public comments were in April.

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