DAVIE - Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey broke his left wrist when he fell off a ladder at his home while preparing for Hurricane Frances and will be sidelined about four weeks. Bailey, a seven-time Eclipse Award winner as the nation's top rider, was injured while putting up storm windows Wednesday.
"Timing is never right for an injury," Bailey said in a statement issued Thursday by his manager, Kelly Wietsma. "Although it is not a serious injury it will require a little time off. I have every intention of being fully recuperated and back riding at full strength by the end of the month."
An orthopedic surgeon placed the wrist in a soft cast, but surgery was not needed.
Bailey, who was riding at New York's Saratoga Race Course, took off his mounts Wednesday to travel home and evacuate his family.
SARATOGA: Tres Touche took the lead early and withstood a late challenge from Cherokeeinthehills to win the New York Turf Writers Cup by a length, running the 23/8-mile steeplechase in 4:19.46 and returning $17.20, $8.60 and $5.30.
FIXING FALLOUT: Top British jockey Kieren Fallon was riding again despite being among 16 arrested on race-fixing accusations. Fallon, jockeys Fergal Lynch and Darren Williams and trainer Karl Burke were arrested Wednesday and released on bail. The accusations surrounding the six-time British champion rider arose from his contact with the owner of a betting syndicate. Fallon's lawyer said the rider was interviewed and released without charge.
COLLEGES: Dooley not Auburn AD
Former Georgia athletic director Vince Dooley said he's not a candidate to lead Auburn's athletic department, ruling out a return to his alma mater. Dooley, 71, said he got a call this week from Hal Baird, Auburn's athletic assistant to the president. Dooley's 25-year tenure as Georgia's athletic director ended in acrimony on June 30. He wanted a contract extension but was denied by university president Michael Adams. Auburn is seeking a replacement for David Housel, who will retire in January.
FSU SOCCER: For the second time in her career, midfielder Camie Bybee won Soccer America and Soccer Buzz national honors in the same week.
USF SOCCER: Erica Lewis scored the winning goal in the Bulls' 2-1 double-overtime victory over visiting Jacksonville.
INDIANA AD: Army's Rick Greenspan was hired as the school's fourth AD in a little more than three years.
MISSISSIPPI STATE: The school will induct shot-putter William Robert "Bill" Nettles, basketball player David V. Williams and pitcher Floyd J. Johnson Jr. into its Hall of Fame. They will be honored during ceremonies at the Florida-Mississippi State football game Oct. 23.
UCONN BASKETBALL: Andre LaFleur was named an assistant basketball coach, replacing Clyde Vaughan, who resigned last week after he was charged with soliciting a prostitute. The 39-year-old LaFleur had been the director of basketball operations the past three years and played under current UConn coach Jim Calhoun at Northeastern in the 1980s.
SOCCER: Chicago player out
Chicago midfielder and captain Chris Armas will be out 4-6 weeks after arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. The 32-year-old, a five-time MLS All-Star, was injured in July during a U.S. national team practice. He'll miss the team's World Cup qualifying matches against El Salvador on Saturday and on Wednesday at Panama.
METROSTAR FINED: Midfielder Amado Guevara was fined $2,000 by MLS for his actions during a 1-1 tie with Columbus on Sunday. Guevara was given automatic fines of $200 and $300 for getting two yellow cards for arguing calls. He is suspended for the Sept. 11 game against New England.
EUROPE: AS Roma defender Philippe Mexes was suspended six weeks effective Sept. 12 and will have to pay compensation for signing a contract with the Italian club in July when he was still a player for France's Auxerre.